With the most expensive hardware on the market, you’d expect the iPhone X to run as smooth and fast as possible, outshining all of the other smartphones available. It’s what you’re paying for, right? As with everything Apple-related, the answer is much more complicated than that.
According to Forbes, different YouTubers with large followings tested out the iPhone X and found some glaring performance issues with the device, which can not outperform the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. While the S9 was released recently—about 6 months after the release of the iPhone X—giving Samsung an advantage when it comes to having the latest technology, the device’s price tag is still much more accessible than the iPhone X’s, meaning that it has cheaper parts and shouldn’t perform as well.
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The individual parts of the iPhone X are stronger than the Galaxy, with the chip acting 45 percent faster than the Galaxy’s, and with the general perks of iOS over Android, which is a smoother and faster operating software. When you sum all of these parts together and focus on real world performance, which is what really matters, the iPhone X ends up losing.
The Galaxy S9 Plus is a much better multitasker than the iPhone X, capable of handling more apps and demands. This is mainly due to its RAM capabilities. The S9 has 6GB of RAM, while the iPhone X only has 3GB, making the device crash easier. Why doesn’t Apple add more RAM? Well, with more RAM comes less battery life, and Apple doesn’t need any more drama when it comes to its batteries.
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If you want to know more, you can check out the speed test below with all the specs and details regarding the iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.