OnePlus 6T vs iPhone XR Speed Test

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 3 Nov 2018

OnePlus 6T vs iPhone XR

The OnePlus 6T went on sale earlier this week. This value for money flagship is known for its stellar performance, with OnePlus optimizing app loading times with every new device release. So how does the OnePlus 6T compare to the iPhone XR in a speed test?

In a speed test conducted by YouTuber EverythingApplePro, the iPhone XR took 2 minute and 22 seconds to open 16 set of apps, which apart from heavy games also included exporting a video. In comparison, the OnePlus 6T took 2 minute and 37 seconds. What’s interesting here is that the OnePlus 6T was actually ahead of the iPhone XR in app loading times, though it ended up taking longer than the latter in exporting a 4K video which is why it ultimately ended the first lap slower by 15 seconds.

In the multitasking test, the 8GB RAM of the OnePlus 6T did not help much as it unloaded heavy games like GTA San Andreas. Due to this, the 6T again lost out to the iPhone XR as it took 1 minute and 14 seconds, while the iPhone XR took only 56 seconds. The OnePlus 6T has almost 2.7x more RAM than the iPhone XR so it should have performed better in the second lap of the speed test but that was not the case.

The OnePlus 6T is notably cheaper than the iPhone XR, with a starting price tag of $549. The base variant of the device comes with 128GB storage and 6GB RAM which is twice of what Apple offers with its $749 iPhone XR — 3GB RAM and 64GB storage. The faster app loading times on the iPhone XR might seem impressive but I’d argue that more RAM and internal storage on the OnePlus 6T would be more useful in real life use. What do you think?