Unfortunately unlike 2016’s iPhone 7 Plus which seemed to dominate the speed test scene for quite a while, the new iPhone X doesn’t seem quite as speedy. Either that or Android OEMs in 2017 have stepped up their efforts. For those looking for more comparisons, you’re in luck as PhoneBuff is out with a new video.
In their latest video, the pit the Huawei Mate 10 Pro against the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 against the iPhone X. Essentially these the respective company’s latest and greatest phones at the moment, so it will be interesting to see how they will perform against each, especially given that they run on different operating systems (iOS VS Android), and how each of them features a different chipset, with the A11 Bionic on the iPhone X, the Kirin 970 on the Mate 10 Pro, and the Snapdragon 845 for the Note 8.
It should also be noted that the phones use different types of storage, where the iPhone X uses NVME while the Mate 10 Pro and Note 8 use UFS 2.1. In terms of speed, the iPhone X managed to finish the first round in first place at 1 minute 22 seconds, followed by the Mate 10 Pro at 1 minute 29 seconds, and last was the Note 8 with 1 minute 32 seconds.
However as we have seen in previous speed test videos, RAM seems to be an issue with the iPhone X where the second round saw the phone stumble rather hard. It took an extra 57 seconds to open all the previously launched apps, whereas the Mate 10 Pro took home the prize with 26 seconds, while the Note 8 wasn’t too far behind at 28 seconds.