The Galaxy Note 7 is the biggest and most powerful Galaxy from Samsung that you can buy right now. The device has received favorable reviews and seems to in high demand in most markets of the world.
However, despite the Note 7 coming with a quad-core Snapdragon 820 chipset and 4GB RAM, it turns out it is significantly slower than the iPhone 6s, which is nearing its one-year anniversary. On paper, the Note 7 should be significantly faster than the iPhone 6s. After all, not only it features a quad-core chip that is clocked higher at 2.15GHz, it also features twice the amount of RAM as the iPhone 6s.
In PhoneBunch’s speed test though, the iPhone 6s managed to complete the test a whole lap faster than the Note 7. The Note 7 ended up taking significantly longer in loading heavy games like Asphalt 8 and its CPU also took its own sweet time in exporting a time-lapse video.
The Note 7 had a split second lead initially, but the iPhone 6s’ faster NAND allowed it to take a humungous lead over the former while loading heavy apps.
Now, keep in mind that the Note 7 used in the video was powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset. It is widely known that the Exynos variant of the Galaxy S7 and Note 7 offer better battery life and performance than their Snapdragon counterpart likely due to optimisation issues. Nonetheless, whatever the case might be, ultimately, the speed test clearly shows that Samsung still has a long way to go in optimising its software for the powerful hardware it ships its devices with.