iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: Speed Test Reveals Huge Gap Between Flagships

With the recent release of the iPhone 7, many users became curious how its speed compare to last year's iPhone 6s, which is undeniably fast. Now, a speed test reveals that the newest flagship outperforms its predecessor by a mile.

The iPhone 7 sports the latest quad-core A10 Fusion chip while the iPhone 6s has a dual-core A9 SoC. The old and new flagships were stacked up against each other in a video by PhoneBuff, testing how fast they react in day-to-day functions.

iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6s Speed Test

In the video below, the user tested how fast the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s responded in opening an app, closing an app, capturing a photo, booting up games and loading screens. By the time the previous flagship went to the end of the test, the latest offering by Apple is already done by 12 seconds.

Opening apps are faster and smoother in the iPhone 7. Closing apps and going back to the main screen are also noticeably much faster than the iPhone 6s by about one or two seconds. The time-lapse function, which is reportedly the most taxing on the processor, is also faster in the Cupertino's newest product.

iPhone 7 vs Google Pixel Speed Test

The iPhone 7's A10 Fusion chip also got better marks against Google Pixel's Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 in the benchmarking results by Geekbench. Even the iPhone 6s scored higher than the Android flagship. Although this does not necessarily translate to a better performance, the results say a lot about Apple's own chip.

Reviews of the iPhone 7 were mostly positive, but some find the latest flagship to be lacking in innovations. The only notable feature of the handset is the removal of the headphone jack, which is not exactly welcome in the mobile community. The dual-camera setup is a game changer, but it can only be seen in the bigger iPhone 7 Plus.


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