Last year when Apple launched the iPhone 7 with the new A10 Fusion chipset, a speed test was conducted and it was pretty clear that the A10 Fusion was a chipset not to be messed with as for the most part, it appeared to demolish the competition. Of course refinements have been made since then, but the question is how will the new A11 Bionic hold up?

The folks at PhoneBuff are back with another speed test and this time it pits the brand new iPhone 8 against Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy Note 8. Note that just like the previous speed tests, this can hardly be considered a scientific test, but it does give us a general idea of what we can expect in terms of speed and how either handset handles the launching of apps and memory management.

In the test, it seems that both phones were neck to neck in the launching of apps, and where the Note 8 actually managed to get a head start, but the iPhone 8 ultimately finished the first lap with a time of 1 minute 27.35 seconds, versus the Note 8 which completed it in 1 minute 30.48 seconds.

However the second lap saw the iPhone 8 struggle and where it ultimately lost to the Note 8 which completed the second lap in 2 minutes 1.58 seconds, versus the iPhone 8 which took 2 minutes 7.79 seconds. The difference of about 6 seconds isn’t too big of a lead, but it is clear that the new Snapdragon 835 and the 6GB of RAM definitely played a role in the Note 8 cinching a victory.

Filed in Apple >Cellphones. Read more about Galaxy Note 8, iphone 8 and Samsung.

Key SpecsiPhone 8Galaxy Note 8
Announced On2017/09/012017/08/01
Display Diagonal4.7" (11.94 cm)6.3" (16.00 cm)
Processor/Soc NameA11 BionicExynos 8895 or Snapdragon 835
Street Price (Approx)
Search low iPhone 8 price (Amazon)
~ $929
Search low Galaxy Note 8 price (Amazon)
Max. Total Storage Capacity256 GB512 GB
Megapixels12 Megapixel12 Megapixel
Battery Capacity (mAh)1821 mAh3300 mAh
Complete product dataApple iPhone 8 Full specs and detailsSamsung Galaxy Note 8 Full specs and details
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