Apple’s two-year-old iPhone 6s beats Samsung’s Galaxy S8 in speed and memory management shootout

Samsung’s flagship “Galaxy S8 has a formidable challenger in the two-year-old iPhone 6s, which comes out on top in the latest speed and memory performance test,” Vinod Yalburgi reports for International Business Times.

“If you are still flaunting your 2015 iPhone 6s then you must be a proud owner of an extremely fast smartphone in contrast to the current-gen flagships like Galaxy S8,” Yalburgi reports, “which really fail to justify their high-end specifications and new hardware.”

“YouTuber PhoneBuff has put both the phones through a series of stern tests to determine the best performer,” Yalburgi reports. “Both the phones are evaluated on two counts: fastest app launching times and multitasking capabilities.”

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  1. I still see articles from the news media saying how Apple is trying to build products that quickly become obsolete or deliberately creating OS updates that obsolete products. I think that includes iPhones. I’ve been buying products from Apple for decades and I never thought they quickly became obsolete. I just realize technology in general moves forward quickly so almost any product can fall behind the times in a year or so as the OS is updated. It’s good to hear that an older iPhone can keep up with the latest competitor’s smartphone but I doubt it will change the overall opinion about Apple products. Those who like Apple products will continue to buy them and those who don’t like Apple products will move on to another company’s products. I just hope Apple can continue to hold onto or gain customers faster than they lose them. However, I’m sure the news media’s lies about Apple products will continue. Incorrect conclusions will continue to be drawn about why the iPhone is constantly losing market share.

    I’m not sure how important this particular test is as most users probably don’t their smartphones in the same way but if it keeps older iPhone users happy, then that should be seen as a good thing. Most of the people I know who use iPhones always seem satisfied even with their older models, so I’m not sure who is always making these complaints about older iPhones becoming too slow to use in a year or two. Probably some tech-heads and not average users.

    1. Whoever has been writing the stupid Apple = Planned Obsolescence propaganda has either been paid/corrupted by the usual suspects OR they’ve paid no attention to the fact that iPhones have the LONGEST LIFE and BEST RESALE VALUE of any cell phones ever. It’s Apple usual best Return on Investment and lowest Cost of Ownership. No surprise.

      I think the stream of steaming bullshit started with this lawsuit in 2015:

      I can’t find any coverage of the lawsuit from after it was filed. Meanwhile, as usual, the TechTards and HateMongers have responded by FUD bludgeoning Apple. Ho hum. Let them eat Android. Chew on this gag-inducing gristle that affects ALL Android devices :

      Google Can’t Fix It, At Least Not So Fast

      University researchers have already disclosed this new attack vector to Google but noted that since the issue resides in the way Android OS has been designed, involving two of its standard features that behave as intended, the problem could be dfficult to resolve.

      “Changing a feature is not like fixing a bug,” said Yanick Fratantonio, the paper’s first author. “System designers will now have to think more about how seemingly unrelated features could interact. Features do not operate separately on the device.”

      Go sue Google kiddies. All Your Android Are Belong To Us.

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