We have already seen the iPhone XS Max beat the iPhone X by a small margin in a speed test. But how does the iPhone XS Max compare to the best flagship Android smartphone around, the Galaxy Note 9?
As a speed test conducted by YouTuber SuperSaf shows, while the Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone XS Max perform neck to neck while loading apps, the former is always a second or two behind the iPhone XS Max while loading heavy games like Angry Birds 2, Temple Run 2, Dead Trigger 2, Subway Surfers, and more.
The excellent app loading times of the iPhone XS Max when compared to the Galaxy Note 9 can be attributed to Apple optimizing its latest iPhones for faster app loading times. The company did claim during its presentation that the iPhone XS series loads apps up to 30 percent faster.
The multi-tasking comparison shows the iPhone XS Max actually beating the Galaxy Note 9. This is despite the Note 9 coming with 6GB RAM, while the iPhone XS Max comes with 4GB RAM. The Note 9 unloaded apps like Facebook’s Pages Manager, Instagram, and Twitter from its memory, while the iPhone XS Max surprisingly did not unload any app from its memory.
It is possible that the Android versions of the apps unloaded by Note 9 are not optimized properly due to which they were unloaded from its memory. Nonetheless, there’s no denying the fact that the A12 Bionic chip inside the iPhone XS Max is an absolute beast in terms of performance. It is based on the 7nm fabrication process and packs a staggering 6.9 billion transistors including a custom 4-core Apple designed GPU and a 6-core CPU.
What do you think about the iPhone XS Max performance in this speed test when compared to the Galaxy Note 9? Drop a comment and let us know!