The Galaxy Note 9 packs 6GB RAM and an octa-core Snapdragon 845 chip running at 2.7GHz. Then there’s the iPhone X packing 3GB RAM and an A11 Bionic chip which is soon approaching its first anniversary. This should translate into the Note 9 beating the iPhone X handily in benchmarks and real-life use.
However, benchmarks conducted on both devices have already shown the iPhone X handily beating Samsung’s latest Note in pure raw performance. And the same story continues when it comes to speed test and multitasking.
In the first round of the speed test, the iPhone X was significantly ahead of the Note 9 and loaded heavy applications far quickly. The Note 9 took its own sweet time in exporting a 4K video while the iPhone X breezed through it in no time. In the first round, the iPhone X took 2 minute and 26 seconds.
In the second round which involved opening the same set of applications from the RAM, the iPhone X again performed fairly well despite coming with only 3GB RAM. The Note 9 comes with 6GB RAM which should have allowed it to keep more apps in its memory but that was not the case. Nonetheless, the Note 9 was still faster than the iPhone X in loading apps from its RAM, though it won by just 3 seconds when compared to the iPhone X.
It is important to note that the iPhone X ran iOS 12 beta 8. The upcoming release of iOS comes with a number of speed and performance improvements which likely played a key role in the older iPhone pulling ahead of the Note 9 in most tests.
When it comes to app loading comparison, the Note 9 was faster in some scenarios while the iPhone X won in others. Nonetheless, for a device that is reaching its first anniversary, the iPhone X performs remarkably well. With the 2018 iPhone X just around the corner, Samsung’s Note 9 is bound to look even worse in such speed tests when it will be pitted against it.