A speed test conducted by YouTuber EverythingApplePro consisting of the latest flagship Android devices — the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, Google Pixel, OnePlus 3T — and the iPhone 7 Plus. On paper, the iPhone 7 Plus looks the most underspec’d of the lot but its final results will likely surprise many.
In a real world benchmark that comprised of opening a bunch of apps, the iPhone 7 Plus was the fastest, with the Galaxy S8 coming in a close second. Other Android flagships like the OnePlus 3T and Google Pixel were a fair bit slower, with the LG G6 coming in last.
In the loading apps from RAM benchmark, the iPhone 7 Plus was once again the fastest as it managed to load all the apps in just 33 seconds. The Galaxy S8 came in second position, but its performance was not particularly noteworthy. All other Android devices in comparison were anywhere between 2x to 4x times slower.
In synthetic benchmarks like Geekbench 4 and AnTuTu, the iPhone 7 Plus continued its lead and the Galaxy S8 coming in second. The LG G6 continued its dismissal performance and came in last. The Galaxy S8 did manage to outperform the iPhone 7 Plus in the multi-core benchmark in Geekbench 4 thanks to its octa-core chip. While the OnePlus 3T did not win any particular speed test, the performance it offers for its price point is particularly impressive and can give the iPhone 7 Plus a run for its money.
Nonetheless, if you want the ultimate performance, the iPhone 7 Plus is the handset to buy despite it being six months old at this point. What do you think about the performance of other flagship Android smartphones shown in the video above?