Apple iPhone 6s Plus Shown Allegedly Dominating Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge In Real Word Testing

Samsung is super excited about its new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets, and rightfully so. Spec for spec, these are the best Galaxy devices to date, and in addition to speed and performance upgrades, Samsung brought back expandable storage, something that was noticeably absent in the Galaxy S6 line. As nice as Samsung's latest handsets are, however, iPhone 6s Plus owners still maintain certain bragging rights.

YouTube user Jerome Ortega gathered up a handful of smartphones and ran them through a series of apps to test real world responsiveness. His collection consisted of the Moto X Pure Edition, Nexus 6P, Galaxy S7 Edge, and iPhone 6s Plus. Each one had their SIM card yanked out, the latest version of their respective mobile operating system installed, and the same apps.

Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6s Plus

Ortega conducts his test by setting each phone's timer and then proceeding to load up specific apps, including Twitter and Netflix. From start to finish, the iPhone 6s Plus model clearly separated itself from the pack with less lag than the other phones. It took the iPhone 6s Plus 1 minute and 42.96 seconds to run through Ortega's test cycle, besting the Galaxy S7 Edge by a remarkable 17 seconds. The Nexus 6P was 2 seconds behind the Galaxy S7 Edge, while the Moto X Pure was the slowest of the bunch with a time of 2 minutes and 16.10 seconds.

One thing that's interesting about the test is that the Galaxy S7 Edge is a stronger phone on paper—it wields an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM, versus the iPhone 6s Plus' dual-core A9 SoC and 2GB of RAM. Despite the hardware advantage, the Galaxy S7 Edge just couldn't keep pace with the iPhone 6s Plus. Granted, it's pushing more pixels, but it's also equipped with better hardware. This could be indicative of Samsung's TouchWiz software weighing things down.

The other interesting about the benchmark was that Ortega was only able to run the gamut of tests on the Galaxy S7 Edge a single time. During subsequent attempts, the phone's timer would crash. This was true even after closing all apps, rebooting the phone, and making sure all apps in the background remained closed. He even let the Galaxy S7 sit for a full 25 minutes before attempting to run the test cycle again, but it just wouldn't cooperate.

"The thing is, this isn't a stress test. It wasn't like a heavy, intensive load. It was just a couple apps and two games. My question is, is the 820 overheating? And if it's overheating, is it throttling? And if it's neither of those things, could it be the UI?," Ortega questions at the end of the video.

Ortega seems to have hit a nerve with Galaxy fans. Though his testing is pretty straightforward, at the time of this writing, his video is sitting with 419 thumbs down votes versus 798 thumbs up.