As you may remember, the Galaxy Note 7 was tested against the iPhone 6s, and Samsung’s brand new reference model came out badly , especially considering that it hadn’t even faced its rival at the time. Well, that day has finally arrived and now it’s the iPhone 7 that has measured up to the Galaxy Note 7.
This is a one-to-one test measuring the application opening speed , possibly the test closest to the daily usage experience. This type of test undoubtedly tests how well or badly the platform and hardware are integrated and avoids benchmarks, which in the end only measure raw power.
A clear victory for iPhone 7
And as I expected, the differences are even more remarkable compared to the iPhone 7 which sweeps the Samsung device in virtually all terrains. The Galaxy Note 7 starts off well but soon ‘sticks’ when applications require a lot of effort from the processor. It is at this point that iPhone 7 takes the lead by effortlessly executing the heaviest tasks.
In the first lap, the one that measures the initial opening of applications, the difference is already noticeable, especially when both computers are asked to process a time-lapse video where the Note 7 takes an eternity to do a process that the A10 Fusion of the iPhone 7 seems to perform without any difficulty.
And facing the iPhone 7 Plus with the iPhone 7?
It seems clear that the combination of hardware-platform is noticeable when it comes to performance, but what happens when we play two teams with the same platform ? This test is also very interesting and 9to5mac has put the iPhone 7 Plus and the iPhone 7 face to face. You may think that this comparison does not make much sense, as they are simply two versions of the same device.
But it does, and for one reason: as we discovered, the iPhone 7 Plus has 3GB of RAM compared to the 2GB of its little brother. Does this show up in the performance of the computer? The test analysed the tab opening in Safari, something that a priori relies on memory and page refreshing.
Well, those who suspected that this extra jig was dedicated to the double chamber seem to be right, since a priori there are no differences in execution between the two devices. Although, as you know, Apple never goes into detail when it comes to hardware…