The OnePlus 6 went on sale earlier this week across major markets of the world. The OnePlus 6 is a ‘budget flagship’ and its priced at almost half of the iPhone X. So, despite being priced half of the iPhone X, can the OnePlus 6 beat Apple’s flagship smartphone in an app loading speed test and day-to-day use?
As a speed test done by YouTuber EverythingApplePro shows, the OnePlus 6 turned out to be faster than the iPhone X in the speed test. While OnePlus 6 was just a wee bit behind the iPhone X throughout the first lap of the speed test, it managed to overtake the latter in the video rendering first and then pulled ahead in lap 2 where all the apps were loaded from the RAM. With up to 8GB of RAM, the OnePlus 6 is a multitasking beast, while the iPhone X struggles with 3GB RAM and ended up unloading quite a few apps and games from its memory.
Interestingly, EverythingApplePro conducted the same speed test with the animations turned off on the iPhone X. This time around, the iPhone pulled ahead and managed to finish the first lap of the speed test in 1 minute and 54 seconds, while the OnePlus 6 took 2 minute and 21 seconds.
Even in a synchronized app loading speed test, the OnePlus 6 was faster in loading apps like Instagram, Snapchat, and Google Maps. The difference might seem negligible or too small in the video but it can end up having a huge impact in daily use.
In benchmarks though, the OnePlus 6’s CPU was absolutely destroyed by the A11 Bionic chip found inside the iPhone X. The GPU benchmark performance, however, was a different story with the OnePlus 6 doing much better thanks to its lower screen resolution.
Compared: OnePlus 6 vs iPhone X
The OnePlus 6 also comes with face unlock, though unlike the iPhone X, OnePlus only relies on its 16MP front camera for it. This makes OnePlus approach less secure than that of Apple. However, when it comes to face unlock times, the OnePlus 6 is significantly faster than Face ID found on the iPhone X. The difference is significant and can add up to be even bigger when you consider the number of times you unlock your smartphone every day.
It is amazing to see that despite not coming with a chipset as powerful as the A11 Bionic found inside the iPhone X, the OnePlus 6 can outdo the latter in day-to-day tasks. The multitasking test, in particular, is telling and shows that its high time Apple starts putting at least 4GB of RAM or more on its iPhone for optimum performance.