If you’re agnostic when it comes to mobile devices and platforms, and you just want the “best” phone, you might be interested to learn that the folks at PhoneBuff have recently posted a video in which they put both the iPhone 6s Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 together in a speed test to determine which phone is faster.
Both Apple and Samsung are pretty fierce rivals so this test will no doubt be interesting. As PhoneBuff notes, the Galaxy Note 5 emerged the champion in an earlier speed test where it faced off against the OnePlus 2 and the LG G4, so the question is, will it be able to hold onto its title against the new iPhone 6s Plus?
Spoiler alert: It doesn’t. The Galaxy Note 5 managed to take the lead at the start when it came to launching basic apps, however when it came to gaming apps and more intensive apps, that’s when the iPhone 6s Plus took the lead. It even loaded websites faster than the Galaxy Note 5, ultimately giving it a lead of 2 seconds.
However in the second lap, it would see this is where the iPhone 6s Plus truly shines. It manages to keep the apps it opened open in the background, versus the Note 5 where we can clearly see the apps having to reload again. This is interesting despite the Note 5 packing 4GB of RAM and more cores, versus the iPhone 6s Plus with its 2GB of RAM and dual-core setup.
That being said, we suppose to be fair both phones are running on different operating systems, meaning that it’s not a completely fair test if you just want to compare hardware specs alone. However like we said if you’re agnostic to brand and platform and just want the fastest phone possible, this video shows that the iPhone 6s Plus might be worth considering.