Even though the new generations of Samsung and Apple flagships have been launched, OnePlus 5T remains the fastest smartphone in the market, at least according to a speed test. The famous YouTube channel PhoneBuff has published its nth speed test video. This time, the Chinese flagship has been compared with Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and iPhone X, the most powerful flagships from Samsung and Apple, respectively. The speed test consisted of opening several apps, then opening the same apps again to verify if there are reloads or the app has been kept open in the background.
While at the first opening iPhone X was the fastest phone among the three flagships, after the complete test, OnePlus 5T won the challenge. The Chinese flagship has completed the speed test in just one minute and 51 seconds. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus finished at the second place with one minute and 53 seconds, while iPhone X has completed the test in two minutes and 18 seconds. With its stock user interface, OnePlus 5T has beaten Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and its custom UI, as well as iPhone X and the wonderful iOS optimization.
Given that it took a while for the iPhone X to reload the apps, it seems that the Apple’s flagship has lost the battle because of its limited quantity of RAM (3 GB). The OnePlus 5T used in the video is the configuration with 8 GB of RAM and the octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ used is the American version with Snapdragon 845 and 6 GB of RAM. Both OP5T and S9+ have a UFS 2.1 internal storage, while iPhone X has an NVMe memory. Among these three devices, OnePlus 5T is the cheapest one. It starts from $499/€499, but note that it is already out of stock in the U.S. and it will be not available to purchase in this country anymore.
It never good to take such tests too seriously as in real life usage, you are hardly going to open so many apps at once. But its good to see that a cheaper and older flagship manages to beat the big players.