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Samsung Galaxy S8 beats the iPhone 7 in this speed test

Performance comparisons to the iPhone are inevitable every time a new Android flagship comes out. The iPhone is known to offer the smoothest and most consistent performance, but is it actually the fastest? With the Galaxy S8 and this year’s new 10 nm processors, it seems the iPhone 7 can’t keep up, as Tom’s Guide found out in their speed test comparing the Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 7.

The speed test included things like app and camera opening speed, video editing, Wi-Fi speed, and gaming performance. The Galaxy S8 came out on top in all but the video editing and gaming performance test, which isn’t surprising as the iPhone’s lack of any virtual layer between the hardware and operating system allows for faster performance in resource-intensive tasks. Of course, this comparison isn’t exactly fair as the iPhone 7 came out more than six months ago, but it does paint a positive picture for Samsung, as the company isn’t usually known for its device optimization. The iPhone did, however, come close to the Galaxy S8 in most tests according to the website, so it’s highly likely the iPhone 8 will leave the competition in the dust when it comes out later this year.

It should be noted that the tests were performed on the Snapdragon 835-powered Galaxy S8, and the Exynos variant could have a higher lead. Although, it remains to be seen how performance on the Galaxy S8 will hold up over time, as Android phones are known to develop noticeable lag and stutter after a few months. But right now, the Galaxy S8 stands to be the fastest phone in the market, and it will probably remain so until devices like the Apple iPhone 8 and Google Pixel 2 come out later this year.

What do you think about the Galaxy S8’s performance? Are you satisfied with how the phone runs, or do you think Samsung could do with more optimization?

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warlockba
warlockba

Yea … camera open time, it opens fast and then it hangs for 30 or so seconds – Samsung was always really skillful with camera apps, it sucked since my S3. App opening? Yea, opens fast alright, then hangs again or resets when you type text … most of Samsung phones tend to do that … Tbh, not defending Apple, but all this “this is better at pressing a button or scrolling down” is not real benchmarking, as long as the overall “Samsung experience” is deplorable, with signs of worsening … Typing from my overheated Samsung on Sammobile, with the… Read more »

rmbln01
rmbln01

Not defending Samsung but I haven’t experienced any of your issues. So maybe, just maybe.. it’s just your device that is having those issues.

Camera hangs for 30 seconds?
Apps resetting when typing?

Seriously?

warlockba
warlockba

Yes, seriously, this is the Samsung experiene since forever … give it a few months, then it should be there …

popetillox
popetillox

i don’t know if we are going to keep this speed of changes, i mean, less than a month ago we bought our shiny new S8+, almost less than a month later you are saying that “the Iphone, this, the Iphone that”…come on! can we enjoy our new devices in peace?…this “way of life” is not affordable for people that must pay a two year contract thinking that their new phone is old right when it hit the streets…normal people can’t buy two phones for year…( sorry for my english, i’m not trying to be rude or something like that,… Read more »

kevind03
kevind03

That’s the reality that we have to accept
Typing this comment on my shattered S6 edge

Wander Guzman
Wander Guzman

Until iPhone 8 or pixel 2? LMAO just wait a few more weeks and the OnePlus 5 will wipe the floor with the s8

orionpk
orionpk

I don’t think it will beat the camera on the s8 the oneplus 5 has no sd card slot? and no wireless charging also no IP68/water resist…….. It won’t wipe down the s8 at all m8.

WP00
WP00

Watch S7 edge vs OnePlus 3 speed test. You can say other things about the OnePlus, but OP is really great at optimization.

harinsheth
harinsheth

You mean you will open 15+ app simultaneously for your productivity !? Or waterproofing will make more sense for everyday use ?

kevind03
kevind03

I think we buy smartphones not always for which is faster because the duration gap for an app to finish opening between both phones will be insignificant but more like the battery SOT, the camera, the internal storage and the features it offers