Speedtest: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7 Plus [VIDEO]


A series of real world speed tests carried out by the folks over at EverythingApplePro in a new YouTube video shows that Apple’s 6-month old iPhone 7 Plus beats the newly released Samsung Galaxy S8 by a wide margin. The test involves the two handsets being kept side by side with a list of applications such as Snapchat, Netflix, and a variety of video games, being opened on each simultaneously.

Speed test

In the beginning, Samsung’s flagship S8 is somewhat able to keep up, but it soon begins to lose by a significant margin once the test reaches the game loading part. Interestingly, the iPhone 7 Plus is able to render a 4-minute 4K video in half the time of the Galaxy S8. Even the boot time is much faster on the iPhone 7 Plus. 

Check out the following video and share your thoughts in the comments section:


  • Steve Kennedy

    Who cares? Much more inovative than apple ever is. Good luck with the iphone 8.

  • FragilityG4

    What’s so innovative about it? The 7 Plus is now a year old, shouldn’t the new flagship Samsung phone be faster?

  • Salinger

    I used to subscribe to “Everything Apple Pro”, but I found over the last few months, he’s become an idiot just producing too many clickbait videos rather than truly trying to inform or review.

    That said, one of the biggest things I got from seeing both phones side by side like this, aside from the apparent speed difference, is how Samsung has out Appled Apple on style and aesthetics. The iPhone looks so old and dated next to the S8, and indeed even compared to the S7. I really hope Apple comes up with something new and innovative this fall.

  • Salinger

    The 7+ is barely 6 months old.

  • FragilityG4

    Six months old and still faster than any other phone out there. Not to mention the 6S is also faster than most android phones out there.

  • Salinger

    I didn’t say anything about the speed or lack of, just pointed out your error.

  • FragilityG4

    My apologies I didn’t see the name when it popped up on my phone.

  • Flash

    How is this innovative? It can’t even beat a 1/2 year old phone in a race. A skinnier bezel isn’t innovative (I won’t take think it is when Apple does it later either). The fact that they can’t beat the iPhone with their “Superior” specs shows you their innovation ability.

  • Tim

    That’s all fine and well, but the s8 apparently takes much nicer 4K than the iPhone, so apples to oranges in way.

  • OliChabot

    lets put it this way… Apple has to upgrade their game. the S8 is a fantastic and gorgeous phone. Now there is real competition.

  • Steve

    Nothing innovative. You just can’t bitch about it’s build quality anymore. I personally think it looks better than the dated look of the iPhone 7.

  • FragilityG4

    It looks nice but I don’t like how disproportionate it is.