Samsung’s latest flagship Galaxy S handset, the Galaxy S9, is all set to hit the retail stores later this week. The handset will be the first one in the market to launch with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 chipset. The S9+ also comes with 6GB of RAM which should definitely give it an edge in the multitasking department.
But how does all that raw performance translate into real life, especially when compared to the iPhone X? Does the Galaxy S9+ load apps faster than the iPhone X? Or Apple’s five-month flagship is still faster than Samsung’s latest flagship?
As a speed test between the two handsets from YouTube EverythingApplePro shows, the Galaxy S9+ definitely loads certain apps faster than the iPhone X. However, the latter absolutely powers through while loading heavy applications and games where the S9+ takes a wee bit longer. The raw horsepower offered by the A11 Bionic chip on the iPhone X allowed it to render and export a 4K video faster than the Galaxy S9.
Nonetheless, in the first round of the speed test, the iPhone X with its timing of 2minutes and 55 seconds was only around 9 seconds faster than the Galaxy S9. However, the limited amount of RAM on the iPhone X meant that it unloaded most of the applications from its memory. The Galaxy S9+, in comparison, has twice the amount of RAM (3GB vs 6GB) which allowed it to keep almost all the apps in its memory. This allowed it to load the applications faster than the iPhone X in the second round of the speed test where it took 44 seconds, while the latter took 1 minute and 10 seconds.
Ultimately, the video shows the Galaxy S9 winning some tests, with the other rounds going to the iPhone X. The overall takeaway here is that despite the iPhone X coming with a more powerful A11 Bionic chip, the Galaxy S9+ manages to outperform it in certain scenarios thanks to the additional RAM it packs. Do note that the smaller Galaxy S9 will perform slightly worse than its Plus sibling here because it only comes with 4GB of RAM.
What do you think about the Galaxy S9+ performance based on the above video?