iPhone 12 Pro Beats Samsung Note 20 Ultra in App Loading Speed Test

Apple's iPhone 12 Pro has successfully outperformed the Samsung Note 20 Ultra in a real world app speed test conducted by PhoneBuff, with the A14 chip and 6GB RAM winning out over the Snapdragon 856 chip and 12GB RAM in Samsung's smartphone.


The performance test measured how long it took each phone to open a series of apps. Each smartphone opened the same series of apps, including Facebook, the camera app, Microsoft apps, Adobe Rush, games, and more.

The ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro pulled well ahead in the portion of the test that included rendering video in Adobe Rush, and kept up the lead through launching several games. Apple's ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro finished the first "lap" of opening apps up in a minute and 41 seconds, while it took the Note 20 Ultra one minute and 55 seconds to complete the same tasks.

During the second lap, which measures how well the smartphones are able to keep apps running in the background, the iPhone finished in 42 seconds, while the Note 20 Ultra took 46 seconds.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra was the prior winner of app speed tests conducted by Phone Buff, but the ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro is the new champion and the best performing smartphone available on the market today when it comes to that particular app speed test. According to PhoneBuff, it has been 20 months since an ‌iPhone‌ last held the top spot.

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Top Rated Comments

UltimateSyn Avatar
22 months ago
How could that be possible! Samsung Note 20 Ultra has TWELVE JIGGABYTES of RAM!
Score: 52 Votes (Like | Disagree)
7thson Avatar
22 months ago
These tests are impressive in their findings but it’s safe to say that nobody uses their devices like this. It’s all about software optimized to hardware, which iOS will continue to dominate for the foreseeable future. So props to Apple but keep innovating.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chinch07 Avatar
22 months ago

The difference is minimum though...
I disagree. The iPhone finished nearly 20 seconds faster and it only has half the RAM that the Samsung has available.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chrjy Avatar
22 months ago
I love my 12 Pro but what has the world come to when we need to save a few seconds when opening apps. People need to experience the world a little more and just enjoy life.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cupcakes2000 Avatar
22 months ago

Pointless test, but OK
Pointlesss comment, but OK
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cubsfan Avatar
22 months ago

I love my 12 Pro but what has the world come to when we need to save a few seconds when opening apps. People need to experience the world a little more and just enjoy life.
I agree with this, but "enjoy life" != "waiting for my phone". The quicker my devices do what I want them to do, the more I can actually enjoy life.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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