Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iPhone 6s PhoneBuff 003

In spite of running Qualcomm’s latest 64-bit Snapdragon 820 processor with four CPU cores, Adreno 530 graphics and 4GB of RAM, Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 7 phablet delivers embarrassing real-world performance when pitted against almost-a-year-older iPhone 6s and its in-house designed A9 chip with two CPU cores and just 2GB of RAM.

As seen in this side-by-side video comparison from YouTuber PhoneBuff, the iPhone 6s easily beats the latest Note when it comes to loading apps and games, thanks to the combination of efficient iOS software and Apple’s custom-designed hardware.

You wouldn’t be able to tell the difference in speed between the two phones just by reading gushing Note 7 reviews, many of which typically get amended within days to reflect the fact that the Note 7 has since slowed down considerably.

Eric Hulse, writing for XDA, says the Note 7 lag is apparent in scrolling performance. “Scrolling behavior in particular is behind what you’d expect out of an $850 device, especially after this has been one of Samsung’s weak points for years,” he writes.

It’s not like the Note 7 lacks the oomph to drive those pixels, quite the contrary, but Samsung’s software does not seem to use the four CPU cores efficiently enough.

Eric goes on to explain that the GPU profiling on the Note 7 makes it “extremely clear” that the phone leaks frames on several actions, “even minor animations throughout the interface such as a Wi-Fi network spinning circle animation.”

“In some instances, we found outright damning displays of the Note 7’s occasionally-pitiful fluidity accompanied by the walls of green bars denoting serious difficulties pushing the frames through.”

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 image 007

It’s not just a matter of opening or returning to apps because Samsung’s software is noticeably slower than that of competing devices “in almost every action.”

The stock keyboard still sees issues with split-second lockups, and the sharing menu on the Note 7 often leaves you waiting for options to load.

The notorious TouchWiz Launcher has earned itself a reputation for slow speed and stutters throughout the years, and while it is not as bad as it used to be, it can still miss clear frames while switching through Home screens, and despite years of integration, Flipboard still remains the most jerky leftmost Home screen panel ever introduced by an OEM.

See?

Specs aren’t everything.

Despite the above video showing observable difference in app loading and switching times, Samsung’s latest phablet has still managed to scored 9/10 for performance at The Verge, as noted by Daring Fireball.

What’s your take on these Note 7 vs. iPhone 6s real-life tests? Isn’t it remarkable that Apple’s device, which is almost a year old, still smokes the latest Note that has twice as many CPU cores and two times the RAM?

Source: PhoneBuff

  • That title is what us iPhone fans keep telling those Android fans.

    • Mike

      If you want speed then go to setting then click build number like 10 times and then turn off all animations. The reason iphone is winning is because samsung adds their own animation before an app launch. If you turn those off you will open all the apps quicker than the iphone…

      • Jibbley Gravey

        You didn’t watch the video, did you? lol…

      • Rowan09

        Of course not because that would make too much sense instead of making excuses.

      • Mike

        Its not excuses… If you add an animation before something starts obvious that app is going to feel like its opening slowly… The video shows how quick a phone opens and closes app which is stupid since no one goes one by one opening and closing apps.

      • Rowan09

        Remember they have 4GB of RAM so it should open faster since like everyone always brag, Android keeps apps running in the background.

      • Mike

        Like I said over and over… It has an ANIMATION… you can stop that animation or make it go faster which will open and close apps faster… You could have 100gb of RAM but if the animation speed is set to a certain speed it will always run that speed unless it is changed…

      • Rowan09

        IOS also has animation so what’s your point? It lost no need to make excuses it’s not that big a deal.

      • Mike

        You sound stupid since I am talking about how quick apps are opening which is the main point of this video…. You didn’t read my entire comment, did you? lol…

      • Jibbley Gravey

        You were talking about animations… but the test did much more than just see how fast an app can open… they had to actually use the app to do something… which has NOTHING TO DO WITH OPENING ANIMATION…. lol stupid kid…. you’re as dumb as they come. lol

      • Thats funny because on the iPhone you can either speed up the animations or remove them altogether still making it the faster phone lol… Idc about speed though. The iPhone has always been built better, of course not perfect but better.. Stock OS suck with out a JB but I’d still rather Stock iOS than Android heck even over those Custom Roms too.. Unlike some other iPhone fans I have experience on Android.. I just don’t like it end of story.

      • Bangali

        ditto…

      • Shinonuke

        Yeah I have used both iOS. Currently, using iPhone but customization is limited. So fun to mess with the themes and stuff on Android.

      • Mike

        It all depends on the person. I use to have the iPhone 5s which was jailbroken but it would freeze time to time and reboot into safe mode which sometimes got annoying. Stock iOS over custom roms is questionable since there’s so many devs. with their own mix to each rom. The problem is that most Apple users say that android OS is ugly and to hard to understand but thats the point… If it’s ugly you can change even the smallest thing to make it how you like it and set it up so everything you want it on that certain page.

      • Scr-U-gle

        You need to make your mind up.
        The speed test had a section where a video was made into a time lapse, in a third-party app, the iPhone trounced the the Note 7.

        As the guy in the video said, iPhone 6s undefeated in a year.

        Be a man and suck it up, Apple has superior technology; hardware, software and toolskits for developers.

      • Dave Kurt

        The animations are NOT responsible for the poor performance of the Note 7.

        iOS also has animations; with greater duration, might I add. Regardless though, what shenanigans and irrational thinking. The animations are a divertissement of what would otherwise be a longer launch image. In layman’s terms, the phone starts loading the application the moment you launch the application, not when the animation is finished.

        However, the second round, the animations could conceivably cause a delay but with such poor RAM management, that’s the lease of the Note 7’s problems. But hey… I’ll compensate 1.5 seconds off Note 7’s score but is it worth the puerile unfair advantage?

        And for those resolution tendentious folk, what sophistry! Half the applications aren’t even graphically intensive and the those that are, they might not even support the resolution in question.

        In other words, playing a Playstation 1 game on a 4K display doesn’t make the gaming console work any harder. All links in the chain; the content, the software and the display need to be capable of the resolution you’re trying to achieve or you’ll only realize the capabilities of the weakest link.

        The display is nice but for other reasons, like; contrast, color accuracy, pixel response time and the heavily saturated look Samsung has become keen on. None of which should excuse it from the lousy performance.

        So, please… Please! Stop looking at these features as a handicap.

    • Juan S.

      Ooh Facebook opens faster but can you download files from browser, share files using any app compatible, have the best camera and display, have a file manager, expand storage, keep your iPhone soon to not support headphones without $49 adaptors

      • Rowan09

        You can download files with an iPhone for years now and it opens up in a compatible app, expandable storage is available in the form of cases, wifi sticks, sticks that plugs directly into the Lightning port, cloud storage, etc. Don’t be mad the Note got smoked it’s ok. If it was the other way around I would hear see and people pay a premium for that iGarbage.

      • Juan S.

        1. Download through apps, safari doesn’t download and that’s the native browser. 2. Compatibility is limited, I can’t share say a photo directly into instagram from photos app for example. 3. Expandable storage through cases needs an app and those cases are expensive, SD cards are not. Plus with marshmallow you can format the SD card to become part of the storage and I’d not you can still move apps to the SD card to free space, can you do that with the iPhone cases. No I’m not mad because that speed is a farse, iOS is so light and optimized from end to end but that’s the weakness, limited and everything had to be done Apple’s way. I’m an iPhone owner too but the 6 plus is the last iPhone I’ll own, explain how my $849 6 plus went from lighning fast on it’s own OS version to lagging on iOS 9. My camera still takes 1 second to load, that’s embarrassing. So again, that speed you see is a farse, good luck seeing that speed on iOS 10.

      • chumputy

        Little knowledge is very dangerous sir

      • Rowan09

        Dude I own a S7 Edge and iPhone 6S Plus that’s jailbroken on IOS 9.3.3 and I don’t have any issues with the OS. IOS 10 added some very useful features and I actually had it on my iPhone until the jailbreak was released. Have you ever tried running a full app on an SD card especially the cheap ones? This SD card issue is old there are too many options for alternate storage and the number one thing that takes up space is media not apps.

      • Juan S.

        No it doesn’t, I tried downloading a song right now, there are 4 options: Open, Open in New Tab, Add to reading list, Copy. If you tap open, it just opens the music file on the safari player so no, you’re wrong. If you want to download you need a jailbreak tweak or another browser app. And media will take space on a 16gb device. DUNDUNDUUUUN that’s sold for $649.

      • JoJo

        You just dont have any compatible app availible to open the song with… thats why you don’t get the option after downloading with Safari. Thats not the fault of iOS, that is just your lack of knowledge.

      • Dave Kurt

        Since there isn’t a default download manager, which is basically what’s happening here, I find that this promotes the diversity of these types of applications on the AppStore. My favorite, NPlayer, it’s a high quality application, updated frequently (which is important) feature rich and it’s only available on iOS.

        And you can download files via Safari with extensions. 🙂

      • Juan S.

        Thank you for admitting that there is no default Downloader, at least finally someone with honesty. I use pocket drive for downloads but since android browsers download to the file system, the only available for iOS tag doesn’t really matter ya know.

      • JoJo

        Never seen a bigger load of horse shit ever. You just mad because the note got smoked.

      • Juan S.

        Smoked? By a 750p phone that costs 700 for 16gb haha keep your speed

      • I don’t use headphones, personally still think the iPhone has the better camera.. Also Hate amoled displays, use ifunbox/ifile when necessary which is almost never because I use my comuter to download files.. WTF am I gonna do with them on my phone lol.. So yea iPhone is the best choice in my book..

      • 2kool4skool

        Why exactly do you hate amoled other than because iPhone doesn’t have it yet? Amoled has better power consumption, higher contrast ratio, and those deep blacks are just fantastic. And if you want to tell me that lcd is more accurate, you can save your breath. It’s not. Amoled has developed a lot during last few years, now it has just as good color reproduction if not better than LCD.

      • Because I hate how it looks, Ive been repairing phones from the first Galaxy up until now, I see how much they’ve changed.. or haven’t.. Image burn in is still there, There is no black if the display just turns off the LED which is blue.. The glass is weak and in most cases breaks before the glass on the outside.. Once your display dies you need to get it replaced because you cannot see a thing.. The happens a whole lot less on iPhones..

      • 2kool4skool

        Image burn on current generation of amoled estimated will be noticeable after 5 years of usage, I doubt you or anyone keep their device around for 5 years nowadays. Also your explanation about blue LED doesn’t make any damn sense. And I have never ever encounter any glass of the amoled panel broken before the glass outside of it broke. Are you sure you’re not making it up just for the sake of your argument?

      • Not five years mostly around one – two for Burn in and for arguments sake how long does it take for it to happen on an iPhones LCD?? and as far as the blue display goes just look at your screen (off) in the light.. That color you see is what you phone display when showing black… it is not a black screen though it appears to be blue.. Hard to explaing I guess but no. Being a phone technician I’ve seen Hundreds maybe thousands of amoled displays that where broken underneath there out side glass.. Im sure a google search will help you with this one..

      • 2kool4skool

        Two years on previous generation of amoled, newest amoled screen has better burn in resistance, and estimated to last for 5 years before any burn in becomes noticeable.
        I don’t know whether you’re being sarcastic or simply have no idea that lcd doesn’t have burn in problem. And it applies not only to iPhone but all other devices with lcd as well. And if you’re trying to say that lcd is better by pointing that out, it’s not. Lcd does have its own problems like higher power consumption and potential light leak which is worse than burn in imo. That problems are practically nonexistent on amoled.

      • I’m not saying which is better or worse for you I am saying which is better for me and what I prefer is the LCD on and iPhone.. if Apple puts one on an iPhone and it was the only choice I’d buy it. I have an apple watch and don’t like the screen for example.. You won’t be able to tell me how much the amoled is for me because I still won’t want it or think its better…

      • Juan S.

        Save your breath man, this TechJay guy is clearly an iPhone person. Hey TechJay, better get used to OLED, your beloved apple is switching to that and those panels will be made by….. Samsung!

      • I have an Apple watch which already has an AMOLED display, I still don’t like that look lol.. I’m aware that manufactures buy parts from each other so that statement was pointless..

      • Juan S.

        Pointless just like the Apple Watch, ohhh snap haha all jokes aside, I prefer AMOLED now

  • :|Alain|:

    Long story short: the iPhone was and still is the best smartphone in the market

    • Mike

      Screen is outdated

    • Juan S.

      700 for a 750p screen in 2016…

      • Rowan09

        Huh? Most people don’t have a 2k screen in 2016

      • Juan S.

        You’re missing the point, if you’re willing to lay down 700 which is premium and you get 750p display in 2016 then it’s a garbage deal.

      • Rowan09

        So if you get 1080 it’s not a garbage deal? Can you even tell the difference between 720 and 1080 on a small screen?

      • Juan S.

        Yes you can, of course you’re one of the conformist morons who justify Apple’s laziness by accepting the status quo as good enough. Whatever happened to the spirit of questioning the status quo? guess it left with Steve.

      • Rowan09

        I own a S7 Edge along with the iPhone 6S Plus and on a small screen you can barely notice the difference if at all between 1080 and 720. I want Apple to get a sharper screen of course, but to make it seem as if it’s the most important thing to me it’s not.

      • Juan S.

        Of course you can, bring the ancient HTC one m7 next to a 6s, both 4.7 and you’ll see the difference. Text is much more crisp and app icons look more refined. It’s not about what’s good enough to you, it’s embarrassing to see the legacy of Steve Jobs gaming behind by those lazy crooks.

      • Rowan09

        I was speaking of video, the crisp text is from ppi not screen resolution per say. You will not be able to distinguish 720 from 1080.

      • Juan S.

        Yes you will now shut up Apple conformist, you’re embarrassing.

      • Rowan09

        Oh yes the guy (me) who also owns a S7 Edge and multiple fire tvs and Note 2. Dude this is always the last result but you look foolish.

      • JoJo

        You go to a pro Apple website, do nothing but bitch in a topic where your beloved Note7 got smoked by a year old phone with much lower specs and you call us embarrassing? You need to get yourself checked asap. Not even joking.

      • Juan S.

        But you’re getting aroused like a bitch, took 3 long comments to reply, wow! Big impact I made on you. Just because you can’t see or choose not to see a difference in displays doesn’t mean it isn’t there dumbfuck haha superior display, camera, multitasking many apps simultaneously, water resistance, iris scanner, s-pen that I use for art and note taking, expandable storage, file manager, browser that downloads files, better file share system, should I continue? Ohhhh you can open Facebook a bit faster but your cap is 720p video and your battery is so trashy that Apple had to make an ugly battery case just for the tiny phone.. Haha keep your 700 dollar 750p 16gb paperweight. I’m very happy with my choice, don’t miss iPhone at all.

      • Dave Kurt

        “Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there, dumbfuck”

        Although, It might in fact NOT be there, superior one. You realize that displays aren’t going to magically make everything 4K?

        I addressed this in a different comment

        “for those resolution tendentious folk, what sophistry! Half the applications aren’t even graphically intensive and the those that are, they might not even support the resolution in question.
        In other words, playing a Playstation 1 game on a 4K display doesn’t make the gaming console work any harder. All links in the chain; the content, the software and the display need to be capable of the resolution you’re trying to achieve or you’ll only realize the capabilities of the weakest link.
        The display is nice but for other reasons, like; contrast, color accuracy, pixel response time and the heavily saturated look Samsung has become keen on. None of which should excuse it from the lousy performance.
        So, please… Please! Stop looking at these features as a handicap.”

        Cameras are subjective…

        Water resistance? Like, the S7 Active? The iPhone is pretty damn water resistant. Water resistant phones all have limitations and Apple probably prefers to avoid these guidelines.

        Iris scanning, for the average person, I can’t see this benefiting anyone. I’m not saying it’s a gimmick but rather a step down from Touch ID… indeed, gloves malfunction Touch ID but let’s not forget iris scanners limitations, which include; not being able to wear either glasses nor contacts! I’m currently seeing someone who wears contacts… Guess she’s plumb out of luck? What revolutionary technology is this?
        I welcome them both forms of security measures but with that being the highlighting feature of the note, that’s pretty disappointing.

        Come on… You don’t honestly take out a little stylus every time you wanna write a short reminder, right? Come on… The typewriter became popular because: it was more efficient, it was faster, it was better… Is Samsung honestly forgetting this?

        iOS uses Share Folders. It’s to access the stuff that you actually want…

        iOS has loads of browsers that will download. Some directly to Dropbox, Google, etc. as to conserve battery.

        Yes! Please continue… Let’s address how the hardware is only as good as the software and how shitty it must feel to know that you’re in the hands of the idiots that made TouchWiz… Enlighten me. 🙂 meanwhile, I’m going to read this article titled “Qualcomm code vulnerability puts Snapdragon-powered Android smartphones at risk from hack attacks” wowzer… Like the note 7?

        Don’t underestimate the speed test. The test was done in a timeframe of 2 minutes… With the iPhone nearly doubling the speed of the note. Consider these differences in the perspective of hours! Days! Years!

        Sent by the $700 paperweight that completely kicked your ass.

      • Juan S.

        Can I enjoy crispier photographs and videos than your paperweight? Yes. Can I adjust the display to different modes? Yes. Oh, you forgot the bad visibility on direct sunlight and the 720p cap you suffer from.. Cameras are not subjective, your paperweight has a maximum aperture of 2.2 the same as its predecessor but with more megapixels, the incoming light read by the sensor is less so good luck on low light. Ohh but you have focus pixels to increase focus speeds a bit? That’s cute, I have dual pixel auto focus so focusing is instant and the industry’s best. No wonder you skipped cameras.
        “the iPhone is pretty water resistant” okay where’s the official certification? All Samsung 2016 flagships have ip68 water resistance, not just the S7 active.
        Iris scanner works with contacts, glasses and even without any light. Thanks for your iLie though.
        Note taking, of course I do. Let’s see, take spen out, write reminder/number/etc, pin it to display or not. Done. iPhone, unlock with Touch ID, open some app (depends if it’s reminder or new number or whatever) and write that info on keyboard if you’re in a rush, good luck not making mistakes…. But I could also do all that on mine too, I just have the faster off screen option. Sure the typewriter was invented but did it kill pen and paper? That’s what I thought.
        “iOS uses Share Folders. It’s to access the stuff that you actually want…
        iOS has loads of browsers that will download. Some directly to Dropbox, Google, etc. as to conserve battery.”
        I can share anything on my phone or plugged flash drive to any app, player or cloud instantly but cool story bro.
        Yes! Let’s address hardware/software integration and the horrid levels of stability iOS has fallen ever since iOS 7 and how older handsets get throttled down with newer OS versions, ask the camera lag my 6 plus has ever since iOS 9, on 8 it was fine. 😉
        Before you babble, my iPhone 5 on iOS 7 opens the camera faster than my 6 plus, that’s a bad apple! Of course if I were to “upgrade” it to 9, it would lag like a mofo.
        Let’s talk touchwiz, split screen multitasking, open NFC, smart switch beats the pants of iCloud/iTunes back up system, should I continue?
        Oh you want to use vulnerabilities, google this article: “iPhone bug could let hackers into any Apple iOS device with just one tap”. Don’t act like iPhone is secure and hackproof.
        Last I checked no one goes opening 14 or so apps as fast as possible twice so why should I care?
        PS: I’m an iPhone owner, so I’m familiar with all you that you type, it’s called putting work to patch iPhone shortcomings, maybe you were the guy who was like “You can buy ($69 and up) cases to expand the storage (via a third party app compatible with that case)”
        I have enough with my Apple fan dad trying to get me back on iPhone to continue with you, Mr. iDave.

        -Written by my note 7 that can natively do way more than your $700 paper weight and replaced an iDevice. 🙂

      • Dave Kurt

        If you don’t spend all your day praising the Note series on a pro-Apple site, yeah, it’s feasible.

        Every phone is susceptible to glaring. The word you’re looking for is “glaring”.

        Umm… Cameras are indeed subjective. The iPhone 6/6plus, despite “inferior” camera specifications, still became best phone camera of that year in reputable camera benchmarks… >Photo below< "industry's best" that's what Samsung said about their Galaxy line during that year and see where that got them?

        I already told you
        "Water resistant phones all have limitations and Apple probably prefers to avoid these guidelines." Apple doesn't want to tell their users that they can only use their phones in the kiddie pool basically. Get it?

        Glasses and contacts do indeed limit and malfunction the iris scanner, as addressed in previous message. Sunglasses outright render it useless. I get your fingerprint scanner is shit but Touch ID isn't. Not tempting me with this one.

        Unfair! You're acting as if the iPhone user is in some kind of marathon! Haha. Have you tried writing while walking or for that matter running? Yeah… I thought so. I'm going to stick with opening reminders. Thanks.

        And yeah, it did kind of kill it, buddy. We write because none of us are lugging around a typewriter. But OBVIOUSLY this doesn't apply to the phones. Do you get it? Do you understand? Nobody at a news agency is writing up a story with a S-pen.

        And yeah, I know you can use a virtual keyboard… But you are the dumbf*** that said "I use the s-pen :)" as if we should bow down to your superiority. Yeah, I don't think so.

        This applies to all operating systems. Obviously by adding more, you're going to reduce speeds somewhat. You wanna use my nexus 7 tablet on the newest version of android? I sure as hell don't! Apple at least recognizes this and addresses it, too.

        Dude… TouchWiz is basically the epitome of horrible software and I don't wanna be there when you attempt to multitask two applications on the Note 7! Did you not watch the video? The Note struggles with one application as is.

        Cute. Did you just write that up? It's patched. 🙂
        Your problem however isn't… And on top of that, you have the weekly exploit from android that takes forever to patch and even much longer for non-stock android devices… Like, the Note 7

        Stop with the nonchalant sh*t xD It was a STRESS test, dumbf***. It's more than just "how many applications can you run in a minute"

        it's "which device outperforms the other".

        I'm not that type… I have 64GB and use a NAS for my media. I get by just fine. I recommend this for everyone. SD card or not.

        And I'm not trying to cause any persuasion. I don't care what you use but don't you for a f***ing minute think you can belittle me and my choices because your the dumbf*** that buys in what Samsung claims.

        Sent by the $700 paperweight that still kicked your a**.

      • Juan S.

        -We’re talking about the 6s, not the 6, the 6 plus was indeed best of its year but wake up Smallville, it’s not 2014 anymore.
        -Who says the 6s is water resistant? Who? It’s not and Apple loves to brag about additions, didn’t they brag about that in the Apple Watch? The 6s is not water resistant and lastly water resistance and water proof are 2 different things, iDave.
        -Of course nothing innovated on android works in the mind of an iDave, if Cupertino doesn’t make it, it’s useless, right iDave? Careful iDave, rumors have it the iPhone plan to bring iris scanning too. 😉
        -Of course you can write while walking, you just… Who can’t write while walking iDave? If you can’t, not my problem….
        -Do you not use pen and paper do jot down an idea, do quick math, doodle, oh wait… I’m talking to iDave, he does all that on the new notes app that supports drawing too on iOS 9!! Drawing and handwriting on a phone, where have I seen that? Oh, the Note! Bahaha Wake up Smallville, professional work is typed on keyboards, not typewriters or phone keyboards.. Keyboards on mobile devices, where did I see that? The iPad Pr… No wait, the Surface Pro!
        Like… When did I say I wrote everything with spen? I said I used off screen memo to jot down quick reminders, numbers or ideas, not typed essays, poor reading comprehension on your part.
        “Apple at least addresses that problem” How? By pestering and auto downloading the effin’ update on ancient hardware, nice to know there are choices.
        Oh patched? So what about my iPad who I left on 8.4 to preserve performance. To keep it “safe” I should update to 9 and kill it forever with lag?
        Hahaha oh 64gb, so it’s not a $700 paperweight, it’s an $800 paperweight. The fool and his money are soon parted as the saying goes…

        “because your the dumbf*** that buys in what Samsung claims.”
        First it’s “you’re”, not “your”, learn how to write. Second, I don’t buy into claims, I’m not iDave, I don’t buy into Retina HD..focus pixels, or other bull claims from Tim and Phil, I buy the best camera by personally testing both, I got the best display by observing both. I’m loving this phone, eff’ your test, and I can belittle you and your choices because no one asked for your opinion, but since you brought it offensively, you’re game. Wake up Smallville, you belittle my phone and choices and I don’t bat an eye, but you’re being a whiny kid, welcome to Metropolis, the internet, go cry to the Apple Store, maybe a Genius can help you.

      • Dave Kurt

        Completely avoiding the point, Juan… In multiple instances, might I add. Let’s not act like children here.

        Cameras are subjective, specifications aren’t everything, The iPhone 6/6plus camera article was an example… Do you understand “examples”? Seriously, According to your logic, guns don’t kill people because that was only possible yesterday. 😀

        “Who says iPhone is water resistant” Tests… Multiple tests. I’ve seen one where the iPhone surpassed an hour, more than the S7 Active can say. What other shortcomings is Samsung overlooking? You have fun discovering…

        Apple did NOT brag about the Apple watch’s water resistance. It was a frequently asked question that they eventually addressed. But hey… Good try.

        Haha, Iris scanners malfunction from glasses/contact/sunglasses not because it’s in the mind of iDave… It’s because those are the acknowledged limitations, Juan.

        There will always be Touch ID whether or not Apple incorporates iris scanning. Meanwhile, Samsung’s fingerprint scanner still sucks. 😀 Iris scanner on the Note 7! Feel like James Bond knowing that your phone takes twice as long as a year old phone with half the specs! Whoa!

        Regarding quick note taking:
        Writing while walking or running is NOT an efficient method. I can guarantee you that. Haha. Which was my point by the way! Thanks for avoiding it and giving me irrationality instead. Please read again and answer as if you didn’t just get a lobotomy, Juan.

        Regarding doodling:
        Obviously there’s no rush… So, why limit yourself on to a lockscreen? Is that really what you want Samsung’s selling point to be? Haha. I rather spend the 2 seconds that it takes to launch ArtStudio and enjoy the rich features.

        Where have you seen drawing on a touch screen? Probably first on iOS… For it did take Samsung a couple years to copy Apple. 🙂 which was plenty of time for a developer to create a drawing application, Juan. Nice try though!

        Juan… Stop it. xD Seriously. Stop acting like you just got a lobotomy. Obviously! The typewriter is obsolete! Omg. My analogy was referring to a time when writing was standard and regarding the ADVANCEMENTS during that time, that is the typewriter! Which is…? The precursor of the keyboard… Are you getting it? It’s astonishing that your brain can even fabricate such ludicrousness.

        My point being… Typewriter (the precursor of the keyboard) was an invention that allowed efficiency in writing. Writing tools remain for doodling and simply because nobody is lugging around neither a typewriter nor a computer/monitor/keyboard/battery/printer. However, these rules do NOT apply to the phones. There is no efficiency gain from taking out the S-pen and writing up a quick note, Especially during a rush! This was the case in 1868 and still is today! You’re acting like it’s an advancement… It’s not.

        “Poor reading comprehension”? I take judgment very little from a person with a questionable lobotomy. 🙂 funny how most of what I’m saying is an elaboration… Because ‘someone’ thinks that I was suggesting that new agencies still use typewriters. That’s poor reading comprehension, buddy!

        Automatic updates seem like a foreign concept to you. xD only in the android world, I guess. The problem with overwhelmed older devices? Apple addresses the problem by sending an update that specifically addresses those problems…? That’s how… >Photo below<

        90% of users use the current version of iOS, which continues to be furthermore optimized for older devices. Android however, let's more than HALF of their users dwindle on a version of Android that is becoming increasingly unsafe and easily hackable! Good try.

        Yes… I spent more money for more memory… This applies to everything, you know?

        Do you seriously have nothing f*cking better to say that you have to resort to pointing out a little typographical error!? Are we having a serious argument or what, Juan? Are you really going to act like a child with me?

        You're definition of best relays all on specifications… Which the video demonstrates quite well that specs aren't everything. Do you really have best? Samsung claimed it had the best camera in 2014 by bragging about the specifications. Now tell me, how did that year go for them? 🙂 yeah, I thought so.

        "Eff the test"? Why? Isn't that why you guys fixate on specs? To better understand which device outperforms the competition. This test demonstrates this perfectly! Because the test doesn't go in favor of the Note 7, is that really why the test is meaningless to you? Pathetic!

        You have fun going through whatever ridiculous mental gymnastics to convince yourself that the Note 7 didn't get completely obliterated by a year old phone with half the specifications, buddy.

        No one asked for my opinion? Well, nobody asked to have sh*tty pro Note 7 advocacy shoved down their throats either, mister Juan… And yet, here you are! Giving your diluted opinions for those who didn't ask. Juan, that's hypocrisy. 🙂

        Sent by the $800 paperweight that still kicked your a**… Regardless of how delusional you are. ;p

      • Dave Kurt

        As promised, Juan.

      • Dave Kurt

        As promised.

      • JoJo

        Yet you buy a phone which is slower in pretty much everything you do on a daily basis but call us conformist morons because we don’t care about specs as long as it looks good, works good we are good. Who is the moron here?

      • JoJo

        You are an absolute troll, The iPhone is garbage because your specs are higher? Well take another look at the clip in this post.. Specs say shit in real life. When I look al my iPhone I can’t see any visible pixels.. so even if it was a 10.000p screen.. if I can hardly see the difference why would I want it, it only slows the phone down. calling a phone garbage because of such trivial things just makes it all the more obvious that you are just butthurt because your Note with incredible specs(on paper) got smoked.

        toodles 😉

      • Juan S.

        I replied replied above in case you’re wondering, iTurd

      • Dave Kurt

        Completely agree. Samsung foremost is a display manufacture… Obviously their outfitting these phones with unnecessary displays and calling it a “feature”. Regardless of the commonplace and what’s compatible. It’s remarkable how this flies right over their users heads.

        Like… No… My heavily compressed photo on Facebook isn’t 2K resolution just because it’s on your phone. .-.

      • Juan S.

        Uh sir, every flagship has a QHD display, except for Apple and the only 720p displays still being produced are those cheap androids for Metro or Cricket and the 6s, in fact the first 2k phone was Oppo, then LG G3 and then Note 4, that was 2 years ago. So it’s not Samsung being the only one, and sharper displays let you enjoy visual content better like YouTube, a 700 phone that caps at 720p on YouTube is sad…..

      • Dave Kurt

        Good point. I have the Plus model, so, I’m getting 1080p. Obviously Apple will eventually have to upgrade the screen… But meanwhile, with how most content is, it’s not like we’re sacrificing much using Apple.

  • Mike Colacone Saal

    isn’t it four times as many cores? octocore vs dual core.

    • International editions of Note 7 run Samsung-designed Exynos 8890 chip that has eight cores while U.S. and Chinese variants ship with a quad-core Snapdragon 820 chip. The thing to note here is that the Exynos 8890 uses ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture, meaning it shares four low-power Cortex-A53 CPU cores for lesser tasks while leaning on the other four CPU cores for everything else.

      The Snapdragon 820 uses four new custom Kryo cores, themselves divided into two dual-core groups, one for low-power tasks and the other for high-power tasks.

    • Sergey Kory

      When you write code for multi core processors there has to be efficient tools. iOS has more then developer needs. It’s all about efficiency. Android still doing things the old fashioned, limited way. In simple way to explain this would be like strapping a jet engine on Hyundai and declaring a new fast and furious car!
      When you write code for android it’s like scratching a left ear with your right arm! No matter how many cores you give us we’ll still have to run in circles!

  • Chris

    That’s the difference between a chip designed for the operating system compared to one that isn’t, Android and devices alike still have a long way to go before they bridge the performance gap.

  • Burge

    Can I just say “who cares”.

    • Shinonuke

      No. You no care but I care

      • Burge

        Why do you care how does this effect you ?

      • iFlasher

        I care too. Samsung is a shitty company in comparison to Apple. They sell “The best phone”, but yet with lots of GB of RAM you can’t even keep 5 apps opened without get them reloading itself… GB of RAM for nothing…

        Unfortunately lots of people just talk about specs and thinks that Android phones are still the best for that reason.

        (I was an Android user, until Kit Kat version of Android came… Google just destroyed his OS and memory management IN A ATTEMP TO to get it to perform better).

      • Burge

        You really don’t understand my reply do you.

        Why does this effect you so much ? All I can see is it’s giving a reason to criticise Samsung/Android. But it actually doesn’t effect you one little bit.

      • Shinonuke

        It does “affect” me. Ultimately, I have to determine it is worth spending money on. I do switch between android and iOS. There isn’t one best phone out there. You can’t expect that one company will always make the best phone. There is a level of tolerance too. Previous, I had note 3 and note 4 to take notes in class but it is limited due to developer not making enough apps so I switched back to iPhone.

        In short, yes it affects me

      • Burge

        you can take notes on any device and you learn how to use the apps that you can get for that device, you take the rough with the smooth.

      • Shinonuke

        It’s absurd. Apparently, you only consider note taking as simply typing on the screen like replying to your comment. Since you kept it simple like that, then your argument can apply to food as well. Doesn’t really matter about comparing food like pizza from one company to the other. It looks the same and acts the same in the body. Obviously the experience doesn’t matter.

      • Burge

        It’s called a compromise because you never get what you’re truly after. And if you think that a better spec will help with this, Ok then.

      • Shinonuke

        I don’t expect much from spec anymore as real world application/usage/test gives a better indicator of the quality of the product. I comprised with the 6s right now as 6s plus won’t fit my jeans properly

  • Clinton Gallagher

    Apple Victimizes Its Customers

    Tim Cook keeps NFC crippled on the iPhone which iPhone customers should care about because NFC continues to emerge as a transformative disruptive technology being adopted for use for much more than contactless payments which Apple is currntly doing very well with.

    If we know anything about tech we know things often change in the blink of an eye. Apple is not immune.

    Do a few simple searches and read the tea leaves folks because you are being crippled just like the iPhone is crippled by not being able to start new businesses, develop new apps and take part in the emerging economy of using NFC enabled devices.

    There’s a lot more at stake than a fast CPU. Apple customers must make it known to Apple’s board of directors that they do not want to be victimized any longer.

    • DT

      Go away

      • Firedomain

        Hahaha, I head his 1st sentence & thought “blah blah blah”, then you took the words right out of my mouth!

    • I wanna be a paid anti-Apple blogger, too, where do I sign up?

      • Burge

        So did you click this user name ? . Did you read this that they posted else where.

        “I am a former architect and my company tapABILITIES also design/builds NFC-enabled solutions. This guy has some big surprises waiting for him deploying to facilities. You can’t just stick an NFC tag onto the surface of anything like a machine”

        In other words Apple don’t do what I want.

    • Prime

      actually apple victimises the developers, NFC has been around for so long and I thought it would be so useful in so many ways, replace your company pass or membership card, of course most of these ideas are not even used on android yet, and what most of the developers want to use NFC is to implement their own version of apple or android pay, those banks. NFC pairing to bluetooth headphones and speakers and cameras are hit and miss also, so not a big lost.

      • igorsky

        Actually I prefer that developers do not have access to the chip that controls access to all of my credit cards. So thanks but no thanks.

      • Clinton Gallagher

        Developers do not have access to your credit card data, the EMV mobile pay tokenization schema changed all of that.

      • Clinton Gallagher

        That’s a good point Prime and good to have a civil discussion. So many use cases have emerged and many companies are adopting NFC and integrating the tech into their products that it is just a matter of time.

        Tim Cook won’t be able to keep iPhone crippled much longer. He will be compelled to enable NFC “discovery” at the very least and if he continues to keep discovery on the iPhone crippled he does so at his own peril as the largest companies in the world are adopting NFC for many use cases other than mobile pay and they will put pressure on Apple’s board who will respond accordingly.

        Its just a matter of time and Tim Cook will cave or he will be put out to pasture and can go to basketball games with the last fool that sh!t on his company’s customers: Steve Ballmer.

    • igorsky

      Get lost, troll.

    • Burge

      And yet Apples iPhone is the gold standard that all devices are held against. So what does that tell you.

      • Clinton Gallagher

        Honestly it tells me its marketing propaganda and I won’t insult you calling you a fanboi because this is not the point I am making.

        The point is NFC is a seriously important technology to our American economy and Tim Cook is responsible for keeping it crippled on the iPhone. That’s the issue in a nutshell.

        NFC Discovery enables the enabled NFC devices to tap on just about anything with a surface mounted or embedded NFC tag; like a postage stamp with electronic elements.

        NFC tags mean jobs. A lot of jobs. Tim Cook is killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. He is an evil little c*cksucker if ever there was one.

        Furthermiore, with all of the other bullsh!t we hear now he has ordered the removal of the audio jack which is yet more crippleware that will prevent American people mostly small businesses, mom and pops and a hell of a lot of people who make their living at craft shows and such who are now being deprived of taking credit card payments on the spot because the audio jack is being taken away and they can no longer use the card swipers that used the audio port.

        People need to wake up to what’s going on. What’s really going on. Its not about hating on the iPhone its about Time Cook and nefarious business practices that are not good for we American people.

        Is that the kind of person you really are?

      • Burge

        And yet you totally ignore my very first comment on this thread of “who cares” Call me a fanboi it doesn’t bother me at all. Its only said by those that like the and fuel the arguments on which phone is better. To me it sad and pathetic that someone always seems to think that my phone is better than your phone, now that’s sad.

      • Clinton Gallagher

        You’re the self-deluded arrogant prick it seems that can’t hold a simple conversation without resorting to name calling so I now know what you’re all about.

        Its a good point you made though about the crippled iPhone not only a matter for Americans. Too bad you projected who and what you really are onto me. Bye

      • Burge

        Your the one who seems to think that the World Wide Web is only in the USA. And that this site only has Americans on it. Now that’s narrow minded and that’s half the problem with people thinking that this device is better than that device. It’s these narrow minded people that keep the augments going over what device is best. You have cause you want it.

      • Storm

        “The audio jack is being taken away and they can no longer use the card swipers that used the audio port.”

        Why not? Can’t they continue to use the iPhone and card swiper that they use now? I doubt Apple representatives will be travelling around the country confiscating old iPhones when the iPhone 7 is released. I always love this idea that somehow old hardware ceases to function the day new hardware is released.

      • Clinton Gallagher

        Cogent point but a copout regarding what is really going on; drop and break the iPhone or whatever and the owner is SOL for upgrading. A good reason then to move to an Android but again this is not the point the point is Tim Cooksucker is f*cking everybody around big time.

        This move by Tim Cooksucker is going to hurt a lot of people mostly I presume in America because I don’t know how the iPhone is used in other nations.

      • Dave Kurt

        Apple knows the potential of NFC… That’s exactly why we have Airdrop. As Apple has repeatedly done and done again, revolutionized with the interest of the average consumer.

        Perhaps the only reason for the limitation is simply because it’s not a priority. Please explain why NFC is uniquely “superior” over alternatives.

      • Clinton Gallagher

        I don’t believe the priority argument is sound Dave. NFC Discovery has been crippled by circuitry and omission of supporting circuits as electrical engineers have discovered asking the same questions “Why?” when the answer cannot be cost competitive position when less expensive phones support NFC Discovery.

        NFC Discovery allows the NFC enabled mobile device to tap on NFC tags (like a postage stamp with an electronic element) and the use of NFC tags now made possible because EMV chose NFC for mobile contactless payment makes it possible for many many new business startups and jobs that are being killed off by the significant success of the iPhone in the market because the iPhone has crippled NFC Discovery mode.

        The apparent reason why is because Apple does not give a rat’s ass who they hurt in their quest to dominate contactless mobile payments and I might add Apple is a customer of the EMV mobile payment cartel that has established all of the criteria by which mobile payments must comply, i.e. tokenization and so on.

        Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay are the most visible competitors but as many know banks want in to retain their relationship with their customers and for the time being NOBODY cripples their products that cause harm to Mom and Pop et al except Apple and IMO that is because everybody except Apple understands a rising tide floats all boats except again Apple that in intent on sinking every other boat they can.

        A comparable analogy is the USA bombing Islamic terrosists and not giving a damn how many Muslim children are killed. Apple is doing the same thing to America’s people and that of other nations.

        Now the rumor has it Apple intends to harm even more people by taking out the audio port which enables the use of mobile credit card swipers from Square, Intuit, PayPal and others.

        Everybody fears losing the earphones markets but the real apparent reason is Apple willing to kill as many children as possible if it means they and to the extent possible they alone dominate the contactless mobile payments

        Killing the audio port is going to hurt more small busineses and mom and pops, crafters and anybody else never before able to employ themselves for lack of ability to take credt cards from consumers.

        Does this make sense? This is what is at stake at a time when having a job is just about literally becoming a matter of life and death and after 30+ years in IT and having seen this come and go before it is clear to me that Tim Cooksucker is an evil bastard who kniows exactly what he is doing.

        To make it perfectly clear crippleware is my only issue with Apple and again, after so many years in the business I believe it is correct to say Steve Jobs NEVER crippled a product. Ever. We all know and respect how he made design and excellence his mark on the world whereas Tim Cooksucker sh!ts on his legacy.

      • Dave Kurt

        So, to summarize, NFC is more useful specifically as a method of payment.

        You addressed Apple Pay as this dark force… Apple, per se, isn’t dominating, it’s the consumers who use (with preference) Apple Pay and other preferred methods, Android Pay etc. Businesses can and should accept these preferred methods over selfishly diverging. Best Buy is a good example. Nobody wanted to use their method of payment!

        I do NOT believe a $20 accessory is killing children and ruining small businesses.

        Card readers, Square, etc. will eventually have to operate on lightning and USB-C. I look forward to the presumable advancements these companies will bring to their new compatible line of accessories. The 3.5mm jack was only used because of its ubiquity.

        AirDrop uses Bluetooth btw.

      • Dave Kurt

        You mentioned stamping… Please explain why a major company like Amazon’s prefer use is QR/BAR rather than NFC chip? They deal with millions of millions of items, items that need identification. Why is Amazon using this so called inferior technology? How is Apple crippling a 292.6 billion dollar company?

      • Clinton Gallagher

        I think my earlier response to you lays out some meaningful explanations and insights.

        I do not know what BAR is though. Are you referring to Amazon’s Dash Buttons?

        I have experience attempting to develop code using Amazon; Kindle apps in particular. I and other colleagues no longer even try to work with Amazon because software development for their products is FUBAR. Amazon has succeeded with cloud hosting but every one of their programmable product platforms and service ventures to support their tangible products has been FUBAR and I believe Dash Buttons will have a very short life.

        BTW Dash Buttons are crippled too while NFC tags are not. A user of a Dash Button needs a separate button for each product they want to reorder through Amazon. Just open your pantry door and count how many products are in there and you’ll understand where Dash Buttons are headed and its not a stretch to ask who the hell will be sticking 100 or whatevr Dash Buttons all over their kitchen or laundry room?

        We only need ONE NFC TAG as tags can load a website and the page can offer as many choices as one may want to present to the user of the tag: even loading shopping carts which should be obvious I hope.

        QR codes are dwindling in use for sevral reasons although they are still useful in limited circumstances; some peers have told me they lack payload capacity and as we all know QR cannot carry a brand or logo due to the ugly and space hogging barcode requirement. I can tell you too that a hell of a lot of marketers do not use them anymore because reproduction requires complete control of fidelity or reading them fails.

        But still, I have no idea at the moment what BAR represents.

      • Dave Kurt

        I meant barcodes and my point is, if any company needs a revolutionized tagging system, it would be a company like Amazon… A company that deals with millions and millions of packages, all of which need to be identified. So, I ask you, why is a smart company like Amazon using an optical, machine-readable, representation of data for identification? I think NFC and RFID have a place in the world… A very small place.

        Grocery stores could use them. Every item put into the cart will be added to your bill, checkout and done. Simply life… And many hundreds jobless… ><

      • Clinton Gallagher

        I’d have to respond by agreeing Amazon is a smart compnay (for the most part) and surmise ink remains much less expensive than NFC tags and the legacy industrial barcode infrastucture is not really broken – just a walled garden so to speak as new methods emerge.

        I’ve learned there is growing interest to change the bar coding schema on the shelves and product packages in the grocery markets to enable customers to scan for ingredients and other data of interest but it comes from a vendor that requires use of their app and IMO that model seems to be on the wane.

        What we need in this context of packaged goods is conductive ink that is also emerging but not yet ready for mass markets. I hear iPhone 7 may be able to function as some type of scanner which I don’t see as clever or innovative but obvious functionality that we should have already on all platforms.

        So I don’t think your example is an applicable use case then as NFC tags are more useful to setup network communications for information access; a gazillion uses cases in this context where the expesne may be returned many times over.

        I do not think NFC tags are the end all and be all but I do already know their use is transformative and even disruptive and Apple’s apparent stance to continue to cripple NFC Discovery will in due time bite Tim Cooksucker in his @ss; a big bite in fact.

        Today a pattern may have been set in place as the news reported he sold ~$36M of his stock which may be nothing at all of course but I’m old and have seen this as a precursor and a pattern emerges to prepare for bad news from the company’s board of directors.

        Let’s call it Ballmerization. Apple can do better than Tim Cooksucker who I repeat is killing the goose that lays golden eggs and I hope the pattern will emerge as the pattern to which I refer.

        I’m through. We had a good discussion and I got the last word. ROFL

      • Dave Kurt

        I see QR as being preferable for I’m someone who can actually utilize it. NFC tags are more advanced, no question about that but regarding something as simple as item identification, why NFC? There’s a greater level of convenience, which could work great for grocery shopping, well, more specifically the checking out aspect.

        Not going to lie, I don’t see the potential quite like you do… You’re very passionate about this so, I’ll stop questioning you… Wherever you come from, things are obviously different and you might have trouble making this argument… It was enlightening. Take care.

      • Dave Kurt

        Thank you for maturely responding. 🙂 not everyone is capable of this… *cough cough* Juan…

      • Dave Kurt

        Plus forward thinking. As the phones continue to advance, as should the outputs and the accompanied accessories. Why would anyone want to be bottlenecked by an output? Nobody thought the switch to AV to HDMI (as the standard) as being diabolical. Nobody thought Ethernet to WiFi was diabolical. The change will require some adjustments but I assure you, it’ll be for the better.

        Like seriously… Does anyone really miss connecting an ethernet line to their computer?

  • Dao Sasone

    Im sure screen resolution also has to do with performance. The note 7 has double the amount of resolution. Try testing phones that has same specs. Thats the only way you can realy compare.

    • igorsky

      So then the software isn’t properly optimized to handle screen resolution. Either way, big Samsung fail.

      • Dao Sasone

        Yes. Dam tw slows it down also.

    • mrgerbik

      That resolution is so idiotic …. WHY THE NEED FOR SUCH HIGH RES ON A MOBILE DEVICE?

      • Dao Sasone

        I agree. But thats the selling point in these android devices. Big screen with high resolution. Same like a tv.

      • mrgerbik

        Thats a given. Everyone knows that yet they still use these screens that end up costing them more to produce and lowering battery life then if they went with a 1080p screen.

      • Steven Honey

        Like retina display? Apple rumored to use the same resolution next year? Actually they will probably get Samsung to build the screen for them. lol

      • Steven Honey

        Its about options. The note 7 gives you the option of having 4k, or lowering all the way down to 720p.

    • Elias Chao

      You forgot to mention that the the Note has more RAM, as well as more and higher frequency cores. Specs worth nothing if it’s not optimized.

      Any Android phone with the iPhone specs would struggle greatly at several tasks. That’s why a lot of people say specs aren’t everything.

      • Dao Sasone

        Yes i agree. I have the 6s and s6. Tw is out of whack. But you cant compare them cuzz its diff os. All i stated is that screen resolution does has an impact on performance too.

    • Don Walker II

      Double the resolution, double the cores, and double the ram….. Point?

      • Dao Sasone

        If you read my comment clearly you’ll understand. Android and ios cant be compared to begin with. Its totally different.

      • Rowan09

        Tell that to Samsung then. Samsung could use Tizen on their devices, but they are scared. You can compare any phone to each other, the reason Androids have all those bloated specs is to compete. If they still can beat the iPhone in real world performance they should stop bragging about Octa cores, etc.

      • Don Walker II

        Of course they are different. If they were the same there would be no competition. iOS and Android are 2 mobile operating systems which run on devices in a competing market. What prevents them from being compared? Edify me.

    • Shinonuke

      It will be a waste of time to compare an iPhone with an Android, with the same specs as an iPhone, as the outcome can be predicted already. Androids do not want to compare themselves with other androids. It’s like family pitting against each other.

      • Dao Sasone

        Lol. But thats what apples been doin when they announced new products. Comparing them too their previous products. Yes we all know android sucs when it comes to optimization.

      • Shinonuke

        I like this type of competition as the users will get the best product possible. The ridiculous thing is the fans of each aren’t looking at it objectively.

  • Micke på taket

    Damn baby, i still have the best Phone,, im gonna get laid tonight

    • Juan S.

      Yeah because with that 750p screen, you’re getting ducked…. By Apple!

  • Bugs Bunnay

    I just like the hold and feel of the note 7, but using it? Hell no.

  • Agneev Mukherjee

    Hell, even the original iPhone will perform better than this.

    • Micke på taket

      Orginal is true OG and very hard to get

      • Agneev Mukherjee

        OG?

  • Sergey Kory

    Time again and again it’s not about processors or megapixels or gigs of RAM it’s about SDK, Metal, Xcode, Swift, native Cocoa API’s it’s all just works seamlessly. When you build for iOS vs. Android you’ll know the real difference! iOS is a true winner here. Or like we like to say light years ahead!

  • Benedict

    Samsung’s phone’s where always slow in day to day performance. But you can’t compare Android and iOS devices that way anyway. The Android system was always designed to do more tasks at the same time like iOS. There are hundreds of functions and features on a Samsung – especially Note device – which iOS does not even heard of. All this is running in the background and has to be processed WHILE you work in the foreground. iOS always concentrated on the foreground and halted every background service.
    Of course this results in better performance for the user. Samsung’s result is only a bad impression of the device.
    I never bought a Samsung smartphone because of that and this video won’t change it. This was and is a dealbreaker for me though I would like to have all those functions and possibilities coming with this phone. Other way round with the iphone – quick response and nice performance but just too basic features and weak battery.

    • Rowan09

      Weak battery? You mean if you own a 6s or iPhone 6. If you buy a s7 the battery is also weak, so people buy the bigger device.

      • Benedict

        We got this discussion every month again and again… S7’s usage time is almost 50% more than of a 6s.

        Like other folks pointed out before, you just can’t compare those devices and systems. Samsung’s environment is far more complex than Apple’s iOS. Just take a look at the settings menu to see some options. Also you can’t compare the boot time of a game (app) running on 720p and 4K !? That’s the same like playing a game on a Gforce GTX 1080 first in 720p and then in 4K on a PC. Guess in which mode it will load faster?

        So this test is not suitable to make a realistic statement of the Note 7’s performance. Nevertheless the user experience is bad on the Note 7 and all it’s siblings.

      • Rowan09

        Your argument would hold some if the iPhone didn’t beat all the other devices as well not running 4K. Android is not far more complex, please explain why because it’s more open source?

      • Benedict

        There are barely phones with a smaller resolution than the iphone 6s plus. In those tests, time always gets lost with running games which are optimized for iOS and roughly ported to android. Moreover ever app has to support thousands of different devices with different OS versions of android. There is only little room for optimization.
        Open source would be the wrong term. It’s functionality (= processing load) is bigger than iOS. Also task priorities on iOS are different than on android. iOS has better timing control of it’s app (wakes) because the system is more predictable. So in some way the “openess” of android to run apps and tasks like you want (in full multitasking) on every system, with every launcher etc. is disruptive and causes this loss of speed.

      • Juan S.

        The s7 battery smokes the 6s, they’re not even on the same field you Apple conformist.

      • Rowan09

        It should since it has almost 2 times the capacity. Tell me what’s real world usage of the S7 because I own the S7 Edge and it doesn’t not go 12 hours on LTE? If you notice the 22 hrs is on 3G so that’s not even real world usage.

      • Juan S.

        I had the note 5 which has same battery as s7 and lasted me the whole day. 5 hours screen on time playing Pokemon Go which drains your battery. Advertised usage is always a lie, Apple says 10 hours of LTE since the iPhone 5 and that was always a lie lol

      • Rowan09

        Of course the listed time is under certain conditions and it seems like it’s just the phone being on and barely being used. I have the S7 Edge which has a bigger battery and can’t get a day usage with watching 1 2 hour movie a day and regular usage.

      • Juan S.

        That’s a defective unit because my note 7 can last a long time watching youtube in HD. You should try to return it and get it replaced

      • Rowan09

        Are you serious? The Note 7 has a smaller battery and battery life.

      • Juan S.

        Only 100mah less, if you tweak it right on developer options you can make it last longer, I limited background processes to 3 so the processor is never overworked

  • Guy

    iPhone 6s performance has always been great. I still want Apple give a us more powerful features so we don’t have to jailbreak.

  • AOGV

    lmfao samsung is garbage man. only android phone that can actually compete with an iPhone is the nexus. stock android is good, all that touchwiz crap blows man. iOS rules!

  • n0ahcruz3

    Of course iPhone 6s has 2gb ram, 12mp camera, 3D touch and rose gold! We dont need any additional tech or ram. Apple gives us what we want and need! Lmfao. Sure i care about opening at app milliseconds faster hahaha

    • Rowan09

      Milliseconds faster did you even watch the video? Even with 2 times more RAM it took the Note 7 longer to reopen apps. Apple will increase the RAM and if you didn’t know since Apple went 12mp so did Samsung.

      • n0ahcruz3

        so what if apple will increase ram? What else is new? Lol

      • Rowan09

        What’s new on the S7 over the S6 (the Active has water resistance so it’s not new)?

      • n0ahcruz3

        thats true atleast iPhone has 2k display, 3D touch that was ground breaking! And gotta love the Rose gold! Lol oh wait screen resolution remained the same for the past 6 years! Lmfao

      • Juan S.

        Why are you such a crybaby? You excuse Apple’s mission’s constantly, you’re the definition of an iSheep

      • Rowan09

        Yes yes I am who owns more Android devices than you do. Apple should add a better screen, etc but this article is about the thrashing of Android devices and you’re making some lame excuses. If this showed Apple losing it would be see inferior device, blah, blah, blah. All that inflated quad core, octa core crap and still gets a spanking.

      • Juan S.

        Not really, I have many old phones iPhone and Android. That speed is in the present though, let’s be honest, we both know how bad Apple is with updates, by one or two major updates that phone will be lagging, happened to the 4s on 7, 5 on 8, 5s and even 6 with iOS 9.

      • Rowan09

        Lol. Android is the worst with updates come on man. Try using Windows 10 on a 4 year old computer and tell me the experience. The 4S was not as fast but it wasn’t unusable. The iPhone 6 on IOS 9 is fine, if you’re trying to compare the iPhone 6 to 6S on the same OS then that’s the issue. My friend has a 5C on iOS 9.3.3 and it’s fine, is it as fast as the iPhone 6 or 6S of course not. Personally I sell my old phones and buy the new one every year with the difference.

      • Juan S.

        Android isn’t a problem, developers port modern android to abandoned devices, the note 3 got marshmallow TouchWiz port and it’s fine and because the hardware is powerful on paper, it takes the new OS much better, had an S4 on stock lollipop and it was so smooth. I talk of lag because I need a fast camera, my 6 plus takes a second to open the camera on iOS 9 and it’s a pet peeve, once it’s loaded on background it opens normally but most photos are in the moment, ever since quick launch on note 5, I couldn’t settle for camera lag and Apple screwed up. On iOS 8 the camera opened instantly, those little things add up you know.

      • Rowan09

        I really don’t experience those issue since I always upgrade but I understand.

  • Oosakachan

    Oh man… Who the heck in real life opens and then closes apps this fast? I don’t want to protect the Note 7, but this comparison video is just plain pointless.

    • David Martrano

      As Steve Jobs says will still be the best after I’m gone!! R.I.P.

      • Oosakachan

        Yes, and that’s also my main problem with Apple. Apple is nothing like the company as it was when Steve Jobs was there. It’s now just a “recycle old Steve Jobs’ ideas factory”. iPhone SE/7? More like iPhone 5SS/6SS… iPad Pro? More like “iPad Overpriced”. Apple watch? Useless garbage, Steve would have never approved it.
        It may be that the iPhone is fast, but it’s a phone from the past with big ass bezels and a roll of apps from 2008.
        Why people is still buying and not showing (by not buying once) to a company that a novelty feature (3d touch) is just not enough and justify the premium pricetag of a last year’s phone, is just beyond me..
        Although the 6S was the first iPhone that didn’t generate as much profit as they hoped it would.. Well, maybe some of us still has eyes and brains..

    • Rowan09

      The video is proving the iPhone can open multiple apps and reopen them faster than a phone with 2 times higher RAM and CPU core. This is actually a real world stress test and the iPhone beats every device as stated by this guy.

  • Rowan09

    I need some explanation from the “experts” because I thought the S7 Edge Octa-Core, One Plus 3, HTC, Nexus, etc were the best things since slice bread. I just watched the video and the Note 7 got smacked around, I thought ok in the background test which every Android user brag about especially with 4GB it would win, but nope it got smacked again. I need some answers? Where are the trolls to answer me since they love to hate iPhones so much they live on iBlogs?

    • Dave Kurt

      The note 7 is a sensitive creature… It only feels comfortable working at full power in a dark enclosed box. Just put it in a little box and I’m sure it’ll destroy the competition! You can’t actually observe it obliterating Apple though… It’s far too shy. It’s basically the fat sibling in the family and this has lowered its self esteem… But Samsung assures you, it’s a good phone and that the S7 Active is waterproof… It just doesn’t like that wet kind of water.

      • Rowan09
  • Jake Platt

    While this is exaggerated, quickly hopping between apps is probably the closest real life example of what people do with their phones. Real users will care about a test like this more than a technical benchmark test.

  • Mike

    1. TAP BUILD NUMBER 10 TIMES
    2. OPEN DEVELOPER OPTIONS
    3. FIND ANIMATION SPEED AND CHANGE IT TO NO ANIMATION

    Each app will open faster since theres no animation happening before an app opens. Plus this test is useless because no one opens apps back to back to back over and over again… Having the Note 5 I can’t tell that it takes long to open apps with animations.

    At the end of the day you just have to be happy with what device you are using. For some people they just want apps opening up really quick while other people like me want to play games on that beautiful 2k display 🙂

  • Juan S.

    What’s amazing to me is how lazy Apple is, iOS hasn’t changed much, cool it loads Facebook faster but it can’t run two apps at once unless you jailbreak it and Apple closes off jailbreaks immediately now. It’s a walled garden and some specs are embarrassing, 750p display when the standard is 1440p…narrow aperture that suffers in low light. Speed isn’t everything and each iOS updates throttles down the performance of an iPhone not to mention how they pester you into updating the OS constantly. My note 4 on marshmallow ran smoothly, my 6 plus on 9 skipped frames, camera lagged… They finally ironed it out by 9.3.2 but 10 is right around the corner. My iPad mini 2 on iOS 8 opens the camera faster than my iPhone, gone are the days of iOS stability, gone are the days of headphone Jack and gone are the days I buy Apple phones. Loving my note 7

    • Rowan09

      The standard is 1440 says who? How many companies uses 1440? If the iPhone got smacked everyone would say see, but it’s the other way around where it destroys the newest and according to reviews the best phablet every and we hear these lame excuses. No one is saying the Note sucks but it lost bad and it needs to be said.

      • Juan S.

        You know what phone is “slower” than the 6s? The 6s plus. It pushes double the pixels so obviously a 750p phone will win. 1440p is the standard on every flagship that costs premium, LG G5, V10/V20, HTC 10, Samsung flagships, Sony even put out a 4k display. Do you think it’s moral and praiseworthy to charge 700 for a 750p trashcan and have Apple executives brag about the display like the second coming of Jesus. The reason Apple gets ripped by android fans and tech fans is because they brag about it and mislead people into thinking their tech us superior. Retina HD my ass. Sure, the iPhone is faster but what do I do with that speed? It can’t open 2 apps at once and iOS is very limited. Also we both know down the line that speed disappears with major OS updates

      • n0ahcruz3

        Very true! Lol i was an avid iPhone user and defender before but their recent iPhone upgrades is such a meh. They deserve a decline is hardware sales.

      • Juan S.

        I know the feels man, after the 5s they went downhill

      • n0ahcruz3

        correction, i still use an iPhone 6.. Just disappointed that their recent upgrades is minimal. But we’ll see when they unveil the 7.

      • Rowan09

        Please, please tell me the difference between the S6 Edge Plus and S7 Edge?

      • Juan S.

        Please tell me the difference between the 6 and 6s besides that 3d touch garbage.

      • Rowan09

        Besides internals, upgrade camera, 3D Touch nothing. This is the same thing with the S7.

      • Juan S.

        6 to 6s has the same camera specs except for some focus pixels and higher megapixel count for 4k but that’s why it suffers, on some conditions the 6 shoots better on low light as it has larger pixels on the 8 MP sensor. Apple should have widened the aperture to balance the MP count bump. From s6 to s7 you get wider aperture of 1.7, wide angle lens that fits more content on frame, instant auto focus due to all pixels dedicated for focusing. The design is more ergonomic as the S6 Edge plus was a nightmare to hold. Vulcan API support, they added a lot, and the obvious IP68 water resistance and expandable storage. That’s my problem, it’s as if Apple is like “they’ll buy it anyways, take away the headphone as it’ll be sold like hotcakes too, who cares?” Without Steve Jobs they truly got lazy sleeping in their laurels, Samsung is putting in work.

      • Rowan09

        The sensor size and aperture .2 less from the S6 to S7. How are you going to say the same camera except 4K, focus pixels and higher res as if it’s no big deal. I don’t know about the S6 Edge being a nightmare to hold compare to the S7 Edge because they are no different in my hand to me and no one was complaining for the most part about it being uncomfortable to hold, they all send the curved screen made it easier to hold. Water resistance is a moot point because the Active always had water resistance and it’s just for splashes not swimming and leaving out the SD card to see you made a horrible mistake due to Samsung storage management isn’t new. The S7 Edge and S6 Edge Plus are no different than the 6 to 6s. The Note 7 is also a rebranded S7 Edge with a pen and iris scanner. It is what it is because no company including Apple is doing anything revolutionary. The last revolutionary addition to a cellphone was Touch ID and time will tell maybe 3D Touch.

      • Juan S.

        Because it’s not a big deal, first focus pixels aren’t as fast as the S7, it’s a it faster than the 6 sure but nothing crazy, 12mp is also nothing crazy and 4k was bound to happen. The best jump was from 5 to 5s IMHO. The S6 edge plus was difficult because the curve was on the display side, not the side you hold like in the note 5, so you held to a large flat surface and thin metal strips due to the edges on the display. I’ll give you that, on nothing truly revolutionary happening but Apple is getting edges and OLED, sound familiar? To me jumping from Note 5 to 7 is a great update, 6 plus to 6s plus was not and hence why I waited to see the 7 plus but it’s also a moot update. Hey, iris scanner is great on tough weather, water resistance is great to have, sharper display also great for me and hence why Apple lost me, Samsung to me is pushing the industry now. Just saying and that’s my opinion, you can have your own

      • Rowan09

        I understand but they are not pushing the industry at all because no one is running for an iris scanner, everyone is not doing an edge display, etc. The S7 is to be compared to the IPhone 7 in the camera department not the 6s. I agree the auto focus on the S7 is very quick. Who wants to hold a phone so close to their face to unlock it? While I understand it’s something different it’s not that useful and most people will only use the fingerprint scanner. Remember how eye scroll was suppose to change everything until it didn’t. Apple understands it’s just not that possible to keep doing something new and Samsung felt the same thing until the S6 came out with an iPhone like design. What is Samsung going to do for the S8? OLED were not made by Samsung while it was made popular by them they are not the creators and Apple was rumored to have a edge to edge display with OLED for years now I believe even before the S6 Edge came out. I would like to see this “edge” design by Apple because will it’s great for looks, it’s useless for me on usability. I never use the Edge on my S7 Edge.

      • Juan S.

        Have you used the iris scanner? I have and I got used to it and you don’t need to hold it close to your face, your eyes just need to be in frame and you start doing by muscle memory that it just works, even when pitch black, and let’s be honest, the note created the phablet category, why is Samsung pushing the industry? Because they have the money and resources to push crazy ideas, and they refine them if they proved useful or scrap them, the Note 7 is the polished finale of a vision, it combines many ideas and molded the evolution due to strengths and weaknesses and public feedback. I respect that. I’m tired of hearing that Apple patented this and that, it’s been 5 years of Steve Jobs being gone and the only thing they’ve pulled is Touch ID, maybe Siri. What counts? Samsung pulling a best in class AMOLED display with edges, or a rumor due to a vague patent that Apple will do that, a rumor going around since iPhone 4s/5 period. Please man!

      • Rowan09

        Samsung didn’t create the phablet category Dell did with the streak, but Samsung did make it popular and create the name. Let’s be honest Samsung makes everything on a phone and see what sticks. They made the Galaxy Zoom, Round, Mega, etc just to see what sticks. Can I give Samsung credit for Apple making a curved screen? I’m not sure yet as I don’t know what it will look like, if it’s like the Edge then I’ll give Samsung credit for releasing it first.

      • Juan S.

        The note and the streak were released the same year man…… The credit goes to the note, plain and simple. It was the one to endure ridicule, especially from Apple lol until everyone followed Samsung and I’m glad they did as I still love my 6 plus.

      • Rowan09

        Come on man with the lies. I still have my wife’s Dell Streak tablet. The Dell Streak 5.0 came out in June 2010 and the Note N700 September 2011. The Note 1 was a flop it wasn’t until the Note 2 when people bought them. I would even give credit to HTC with the Evo 4G (even though it wasn’t a 5″ screen, 4.7″) it was the first very popular big phone and was released in May 2012. Even the HTC HD2 was a big phone (of course during that time 4.3″) and it was released 2009. As I stated Samsung gets credit for making the name “phablet” and making it popular for a 5″ device, but it was not the first.

      • Juan S.

        Just because you own that doesn’t add any value to your claim. We’re not talking 5 inch devices, those are not phablets, 5.5 and up are…the Note broke that category, simple.

      • Rowan09

        The Dell Streak was the first “phablet” meaning a device with a 5″ screen or more not the Note 1 is all I’m saying.

      • Dave Kurt

        Just give him this one…

        Samsung feels really passionate about this, too. Ever seen an Unpackaged (or whatever they call it)? Samsung seriously always, ALWAYS brings up that they were the first to make that 0.7/0.5 difference…

      • Rowan09

        Ok I will

      • Juan S.

        A 5 inch screen is not a phablet.

      • Rowan09

        Please tell me what’s a phablet then?

      • Juan S.

        It’s a large screen device my friend.. Like a not3, iPhone plus, lg g3 and 5, etc., if 5 inch was phablet then the s4 and up would also be considered a phablet lol

      • Rowan09

        Lol. The definition was a 5″ device now it’s whatever people believe.

      • Juan S.

        A phablet is a device that’s a hybrid of a phone and tablet. Mathematically speaking, between 3.5 and 7 inches there are 3.5 inches, half of that is 1.75 inches making the middle 5.25 inches. 5.3mm in the diagonal of the note 1 is closer to 5 inches in the diagonal. If you want to use iPad numbers, that middle number climbs up between 5.7 and 6.6 inches, the note fits the term phablet much better. Not to mention how they pushed for larger screens until gen 3.

      • Rowan09

        Lol. Good try man the definition of a phablet during the Note 1 was a 5″ or more screen device. The Dell Streak was a phablet but the term wasn’t coined yet by Samsung because the Dell Streak was the first phablet.

      • Dave Kurt

        Ohhh… So, phablets need to be at least 5.2? 🙂 just like the… Wait… Wait… Just like the Newton…? Omg… Samsung copied Apple’s phablet!

        And look!! The stylus!! Omg Samsung. You cheeky bast*rds.

      • Dave Kurt

        Hardware in phones, generally speaking, are less exciting nowadays. In my opinion, the coolest hardware in developement is Microsoft’s Pre-touch technology. Both Pre-touch and 3D Touch have great potential.

      • Rowan09

        I’ll have to look into Pre-Touch and yes hardware is not that exciting right now.

      • Dave Kurt

        It’s awesome! Don’t really care much for Microsoft but their more obscure stuff is cool. Like the Hololens.

    • Actually I just wanted to point out that iOS does in fact allow for multitasking, apps running in background, slide over, pop over, split screen and picture in picture. I think what you meant to say was that the multitasking options that consume screen space aren’t available on devices with small screens.

      When I had my iPhone jailbroken I tried some multitasking apps and quickly stopped. Maybe I just couldn’t find the right use case scenario but the screen just isn’t big enough in my experience to do 2 things at once especially if either one suddenly requires you to have the keyboard open. While it was fun for about an hour to show to people that I could multitask visibly on my iPhone I ended up quickly abandoning it. Perhaps you could point me to the situations where this is actually a beneficial setup?

      Closing off jailbreaks is actually a good thing BTW, as all jailbreaks require exploits that malware or hackers could also use to compromise your device. So while it’s unfortunate, it’s a necessary thing that Apple has to do to protect their users security and privacy.

      You’re also right about the screen sizes eating up processor speed. But here’s my question. If the iPhone screen that I have (which has less resolution than most flagship phones these days) has enough pixels already that I can’t see them at a normal viewing distance what is the point of adding more other than bragging rights? If I have a feature added to my phone that is imperceptible to the human eye under normal conditions but have to sacrifice battery life and processor power to get it I guess I fail to grasp the reasons for adopting it. Personally I prefer to see innovation in other areas like 3D Touch or processor performance.

      Anyways, just some observations.

      • Juan S.

        On big devices it allows a max of 2 apps side by side which on 13 inch screen is embarrassing. On phones it doesn’t, I had a tweak that used reachability to enable the last app to run on the top. It was good, why would you want to run two apps on a 5.5-5.7 inch screen? You’re writing an email, comment, post or doc and need to simultaneously research the topic on the browser. Listen to a podcast while typing or taking notes, watching a movie, or my favorite, Open reference images to compose layout for storyboards and illustrations, that’s a note exclusive and yes, I use it on my computer or iPad when I get the chance but I’m mostly outside and having a phone that can do all that and now a secure folder to place my files in is pretty cool. iPhone is pretty limiting to me, when it was jailbroken it was a machine that could do so much, stock iOS is cool but not enough for me, I also value crisp displays, at 800 I don’t want to settle for what Timmy and company want for me, QHD is great, I see no lag and can view my content much better and I see the difference as I own my 6 plus too. Again, what do I need the iPhone’s supposed speed, to get an extra millisecond and open one app at a time. Haha no thanks

      • I guess it depends on how you look at it. I can have apps running in the background doing tasks for me, have two apps on screen and use picture in picture to stream video. When it comes to the smaller screens though while I understand what you’re saying in theory if I’m writing an email and want to research something I’d just switch apps (which on the new phones is as simple as swiping firmly from the side of your screen), or play the podcast in the background etc. My problem still occurs in that if I’m writing something half the screen is filled with the keyboard which makes split screen less than ideal. Don’t get me wrong I love split screen on my iPad Pro! But split view multitasking doesn’t really allow me to do two things at once on my iPhone.

        Perhaps I’m just not as hard core of a power user as you are and that’s why I’ve never found the need for cramming a keyboard, note app and video player on the screen simultaneously before. However iPhone does let you have a lot of apps open at a time (just one on screen at a time) and as far as saving milliseconds if you watched the video you’d know that it’s a lot longer than that. He cycled through 14 apps and the iPhone was able to load and switch between them with a savings of almost a full minute. That means that an average savings of around 4 seconds per app on iOS and not milliseconds.

        Again, I agree with you there are certainly things that are limiting on iOS especially when it comes to the phones and if cramming a lot of data onto the screen is important to you then I’m glad there’s a phone that lets you do it. Personally I love the tight integrations between my iPhone, iPad, Apple Air, Apple TV, iMac and Apple Watch way to much to cripple myself with something else. But again that’s personal preference and not a marketable or objectively better feature.

        -Cheers

      • Juan S.

        Also the s-pen is a huge plus, that’s why I couldn’t do Nexus either, the water resistance is another bonus. Most podcasts are on YouTube and you know youtube can’t run in background unless you pay a monthly fee, there’s so many shortcomings, also my note is tweaked to eliminate animations so apps open much faster so this test is null to me, I used to do the same to my iPhone as animations slow everything down, but yeah, not returning. Plus returning to a headphone jack-less phone is not an ideal thought for me. And no adaptors are a pain, lol

      • Yeah I agree about the YouTube app that’s really annoying. Although I guess I’m more annoyed with Google for crippling YouTube in an attempt to milk users for money than I am with Apple for not letting me use picture in picture. Fortunately there are a lot of 3rd party youTube apps out there that allow me to do this anyways so I just deleted the Google app in favor of less greedy alternatives.

        Again I’m not talking about the animations. If you watch the video most apps hung on the loading screen FAR longer than they did on the iPhone. Disabling the animations on both would only save fractions of seconds as you pointed out. Which I think is the actual point of this article. It’s rather surprising that a device that arguably has better hardware specs all around than the iPhone is slower at loading apps and multitasking than iOS. I don’t know if this is due to Touchwiz or not though. Would be interesting to see it done on stock android for a more fair comparison. The hardware is certainly impressive, it would be nice to see what the real culprit is to the performance bottleneck.

        It will be interesting to see if they remove the headphone jack in the next iPhone. Personally I think this would be an odd move for Apple as no 3rd party devices or computers are compatible. While bluetooth is slowly getting there, having a corded device is just so much more convenient sometimes. I know the current rumor is that they would ship with a lightning headset but that’s also confusing as they wouldn’t work with anything. I can’t plug them into my computer for instance. And unless Apple plans on pulling the headphone jack from all their products and putting the female lightning connector on them I can’t see this working well. Especially since they also sell the beats headphones. IDK. This will be an interesting event to watch for sure. Personally I’m against it. But seeing as how it’s not out yet it doesn’t really factor into this conversation I guess 😛

        -Cheers

      • Juan S.

        Yeah, that’s why I miss the jailbreak, I had a tweak for youtube background play. Same here, the jack is standard on everything, lightning is only for iDevices that are mobile, not even the Mac carries lightning ends and Bluetooth needs charging, that’s why I got my note, I needed a great device to hold on to your as much as possible since I’ve heard the headphone jack will most likely due if the iPhone 7 sells without problem and gets no backlash like Samsung did without SD cards

      • Yeah I used to use a jailbreak tweak for that too, but I found one that allows me to use picture in picture and background audio so I’m back in business.

        Yeah those of us that seem to have issues with headphones staying in our ears are going to have a nightmare with wireless because if they fall out they are not going to have a wire to prevent them from hitting the pavement. And I think we all know apple products don’t take kindly to falls. But at this point it’s all rumors so I’m not planning on buying a new phone yet. Although unless Apple makes some significant hardware updates I’m probably going to hold onto my phone for a few years anyways. Buying a new phone every year is starting to get too expensive for me and like you said they don’t seem to change all that much these days. I might just see how long I can hold onto it. After all, videos like this if nothing else show that it’s still at least comparable performance wise to the competition.

      • Juan S.

        And yeah most likely TouchWiz fault, stock android is much more fluid

      • Dave Kurt

        I hate the official YouTube application… I really urge you to try Tubex. It’s a pretty nifty application, supports backgrounding but unfortunately though, there’s no way of removing the ad banners at the moment… However, it seems to block YouTube video ads. 🙂 that’s a plus.

      • Rowan09

        Dude water resistance is for accidentally dropping your device in the water not for going swimming with it. They need to up the anti and make it like Sony and if Apple does the same they need to step it up too.

      • Juan S.

        Actually I’ve gone swimming haha the limit is 5 feet for 30 minutes so unless I do. It’s good though as my last note for busted by bathroom water so that’s an extra piece of mind.

      • Rowan09

        Lol. 5 feet for 30 minutes is not swimming that’s splashing. I’m fine with having water resistance but they need to make it way better and that’s goes for Apple too it they add water resistance on the iPhone 7.

      • Juan S.

        It’s called swimming, not diving lol

      • Rowan09
      • Juan S.

        Whatever you call it, the iPhone doesn’t have it, simple.

      • Rowan09

        The 6S is said to be very water resistant from many tests but I wouldn’t try it. I didn’t go swimming or use my Edge in the water because if you dropped your phone and it’s slightly open you’ll be in trouble, etc. Plus 5 feet for 30 minutes is just for accidentally drops nothing more. It’s nothing to brag about unless it was a waterproof phone.

      • Dave Kurt

        Just don’t be active with the Active… Samsung thinks it’s waterproof… It’s not. It makes you really question their integrity.

      • Juan S.

        Dude, first I don’t own an active, second it says water resistance with a limit, the box never said waterproof anywhere so your point is miles off! 🙂

      • Dave Kurt

        Edited*

        My badness! Poor wording on my part. The limitations were acknowledged and tested within those boundaries and the fact is, it failed. That’s the problem.

        And yeah, I just like bringing it up. It’s pretty f*cking funny… Those poor basturds…

    • Scr-U-gle

      Get a fire extinguisher with that?

      The reason the Not 7 is so slow is because it has to reload the apps from scratch even though the app show as ‘open’.

      Andrones poor memory management causes them to have to close apps and only keeps an image in memory to give the impression it is still open.

      I’m loving your Not 7, boosting iPhone sales makes my shares more valuable!

  • Jon Spang

    You can’t say that this is a representation of Android vs ios. What this is is Samsung vs ios, if you look at the OnePlus 3 which has the same SOC as the Samsung, it finishes 3 seconds behind the iPhone 6s in the exact same test by the exact same youtube channel. So that means that this test shows how bad Samsung optimization is, not how bad Android is.

  • Jimmy Smith

    Might this be app based (google play vs app store) I know that some google play apps are way bigger in size than the app store apps

    • Dave Kurt

      This enlightened my curiosity and my findings are as followed:

      Asphalt 8
      iOS 1.69GB : Android (not listed)

      Angry Birds
      iOS 286MB : Android 104MB

      True Skate
      iOS 47.3MB : Android 27MB

      Smash Hit
      iOS 96.1MB : Android 79MB

      Photoshop Mix
      iOS 92.5MB : Android (not listed)

      lapse It (free)
      iOS 15.1MB : Android 6.9MB

      ESPN
      iOS 18.9MB : Android (Varies with device)

      Netflix
      iOS 36.2MB : Android (Varies with device)

      Spotify
      iOS 75.2MB : Android (Varies with device)

      Amazon
      iOS 83.4MB : Android 9.3MB/Varies with device

      Services seem to come in a variety of different sizes… Since it’s mostly compressed thumbnails, I wouldn’t think much of it.

      Can someone explain how a game like Angry Birds can support “super ultra 4K’ness” when the game is only listed as 104MB? Where exactly is this extra data coming from?

      For example:

      Grand Theft Auto 5
      PS3 is 17/18GB
      PS4 is 55/62GB… And it shows…

  • Robert Christopulos

    Mike knew what he was talking about.The problem is that he was right about the display speeds. Samsung comes with screen displays set at one point, and doesn’t have developer options turned on. These need to be turned on manually, then they need to be optimised. I’d love to see these same tests performed after optimization. I guarantee that the results would be much different.

  • Robert Christopulos

    I’ve heard a lot of fanboy talk here. However,a couple of years ago Samsung released a couple of top of the line models that haven’t been equalled by Apple IPad Pro or Microsoft Surface Pro tablets. There are a few ways that these are better than those Samsung tablets, but these are mostly cosmetic.

    I will say that the IPad Pro has tremendous potential but Apple has a long way to go to equal the pure, raw power of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1(2014), (mine has 3 gigs ROM,32 gigs internal RAM, and a128 gig Sdcard inside. Plus all my programs and data are on the Sdcard so my internal memory is free for computational power!). I see the IPad Pro as having great potential, but as it was released it looked more like a Beta, and now, some time later, It still has many issues that Apple has not addressed.For one,the Pencil is not included in the price of the IPad Pro. Admittedly the Pencil is a little better than the S Pen’s optimization, but certainly not at the added cost of $100!The Pencil has no way to join with the tablet, is easily damaged during charging, and is readily lost. On top of that, the IPad Pro cannot be expanded!

    The Microsoft Surface Pro has lousy battery life, an OS that is poorly designed for touch sensitivity, and other than the expandability of ports, the whole tablet, for my tastes seems poorly designed as a tablet. It almost demands coupling with a keyboard to use properly. Even though it has several models that are available, Windows 10 just doesn’t cut it, even with the latest release. The Pen has been improved, and now has a magnetic clap on the left side of the tablet. The tablet is a quality machine, but the cost of the tablet is prohibitive as is the cost of software for it. I’d really like to see it in comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with 64 gigs of internal memory. From my experience I think that the Samsung 12.2 generally outclasses the Surface Pro

    On top of this, at more than 2.2 million apps in the Google Store, the Android market has matured and contains an incredible variety of first class, and world class apps.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fanboy. I see Apple as a first class platform, and Microsoft was dying before they released the Surface Pro. For the most part I see a good future for both platforms, though there see a lot of things to be improved. Samsung, on the other hand have let their top tier flagship tablets languish while they’ve experimented with some innovation, and mid range tablets. None of these have been spectacularly outstanding. By next year I look forward to a revitalization of the Note 10.1 and Note Pro 12.2 with bleeding edge hardware, metal, rubberized or genuine leather covered backs.

    As you can see, I’m an equal opportunity critic who, just incidentally loves, and raves about a 2 year old tablet that is absolutely excites me every time I use it, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1(2014)SM-P605v (yes, I’m going to throw a SIM Card into it tomorrow. As much as I use my phone, I’m likely to retire the phone. I have my tablet with me constantly and think I may just go all the way). Oh did I tell you that I’m addicted to the tablet?

    Hey everybody, have a great evening and stay safe.

  • 2kool4skool

    Yeah, I really want a phone that open apps few milliseconds faster instead the one that have better screen, bigger battery, better camera, waterproofing, SMT, and expendable memory. Said no one ever.

  • Ben

    You Android dummies have gotten it up the ass without the grease once again.