So now that both Samsung and LG have released their 2017 flagship phones which in theory should be more powerful than last year’s models, how do they fare against the competition? For those who are curious, the folks at EverythingApplePro have put together a video which compares the iPhone 7 Plus against the Galaxy S8, the LG G6, the Google Pixel, and OnePlus 3T.
Note that out of all five phones listed, three were released in 2016 which means that with upgraded hardware and software, the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 should prove to be faster. However interestingly enough, it seems that Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus is blazing past the competition, with the Samsung Galaxy S8 following close behind.
Also what’s interesting is how the OnePlus 3T which in certain instances actually managed to outperform the other devices. However ultimately the iPhone 7 Plus finished the first round in 2 minutes 44 seconds, and the second round in an additional 33 seconds. As for the Galaxy S8, it came in second place with 5 minutes 36 seconds, and took an extra 2 minutes and 4 seconds to complete the second round.
Coming in third place is the LG G6 with a round 1 time of 5 minutes 59 seconds, and an extra 2 minutes 3 seconds for the second round. Fourth was the OnePlus 3T with 6 minutes 7 seconds in the first round, and an extra 53 seconds in the second round. Coming in last is Google’s Pixel which took 6 minutes 34 seconds in the first round, and an extra 2 minutes 15 seconds in the second.
That being said, we should point out that speed tests are just a fun thing to do/watch and that unless you were to compare the phones side-by-side all day everyday, your real-life usage shouldn’t really be that impacted. Not to mention we all use our phones differently so your mileage may vary.