SAMSUNG’S Galaxy Note 8 goes head-to-head against Apple’s iPhone 8 in the ultimate app speed test and there’s one clear and surprise winner.
The Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8 are the latest and greatest smartphones to be launched by Samsung and Apple.
Both of these devices feature stunning new displays, dual-lens cameras and glass designs that allow them to be charged wirelessly.
They also feature some upgrades under the hood with a major bump in power.
The Galaxy Note 8 comes packed with an Octa-core processor with a whopping 6GB of RAM whilst the iPhone 8 gets Apple’s new A11 Bionic chip inside.
Both of these digital brains promise the fastest speeds ever in a smartphone but which device is really the quickest?
The iPhone 8 has already picked up the prize for the most powerful phone in a recent test performed by Tom’s Guide.
The performance was measured by adding transitions and effects to a 4K video before exporting it from the phone.
It took the iPhone 8 just 42 seconds to whizz through the task which is considerably faster than both the Galaxy Note 8 and S8.
However, before Samsung fans begin thinking of switching to the iPhone another test shows a slightly different picture when it comes to raw power.
The team at Phone Buff have just put the Note 8 and iPhone 8 Plus through an app speed test and it appears Samsung comes out on top.
Both smartphones were put through their paces by having to open a succession of mobile apps one after another.
These popular applications include Snap chat, Photoshop and Subway Surfer.
Once all the apps have been launched and closed once, the phones then have to go through the same operation again.
After the cycle has taken place for a second time the clock is stopped to reveal a winner.
The iPhone 8 Plus and Note 8 both performed well and after the first round Apple’s smartphone was slightly ahead.
The Real winner is.
But, according to the test, the second round sees the Note 8 fighting back and actually coming out as a clear winner – beating its rival by a full six seconds.
Whilst both devices are able to keep all the apps running after the first round, it seems the Note 8’s giant 6GB of RAM helps them to re-load that much faster.
It’s rare that the iPhone is beaten in speed tests with last year’s model beating every other Andorid phone.
So, the Note 8 wins this latest test by a few seconds but it’s clear that both of these devices aren’t going to struggle with anything you throw at them.