iPhone’s Apple A11 Bionic chipset obliterated the Android competition in both single and multi-core benchmarks, but it is paired with only 3GB of RAM. So are the new iPhones actually faster than the best Android runners?
There are many ways to measure speed and multitasking is one of them – it is an integral part of the smartphone experience.
So, here’s what happens when you put an iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 head to head. Keep in mind that the iPhone X uses the same chipset as the 8 Plus and has an equal amount of RAM – 3GB, half what the Note 8 packs (6GB).
The built-in storage definitely plays a role in this test as well and it seems that Samsung’s UFS memory is on par with Apple’s NVMe. In the “launching apps” part of the challenge, the iPhone has a small lead, but its smaller RAM caused it to slow down when relaunching apps.