The Spec Sheet is (still) a lie…
EverythingApplePro released a video side-by-side speed comparison of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 7 Plus. This is a practical Speed Test (sans benchmarks) that runs the devices through a battery of tasks that include opening popular applications like Snapchat, some games, a cold boot up and a 4 minute video render of a 4K binary taken from each camera.
Once the initial sequence of tasks is complete, the same cycle of tests is executed again to see how the devices handle application backgrounding and memory retention. The results are not surprising.
“This year, Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ completely crush Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in terms of multi-core benchmark tests, though they still lagged behind Apple in single-core tests. In theory, that should mean Samsung’s new phones might be slower than iPhones at simple tasks, but the new Galaxy S8 phones should be clear leaders when it comes to heavy lifting like launching games and rendering 4K video. According to the results of a new real world speed test from YouTuber EverythingApplePro, that’s not the case at all.”
“The speed test video below shows the Galaxy S8 pitted against the iPhone 7 Plus in a number of different ways. While the competition is close at times, it’s not close at all in the long run. The most interesting parts of the video show that Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus is much faster than the Galaxy S8 when it comes to things like rendering 4K video and launching graphics-heavy games. Anyone who had seen earlier multi-core benchmark tests would certainly have expected the opposite to be the case.”
Also published on Medium.