Whenever new devices come out in the market, those YouTube channels can’t help but pit them against each other to test which is the better device. This time around, it’s the turn of the new flagship devices from two popular Android brands, the HTC 10 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The two were pitted against each other to see which one is faster when it comes to boot ups, starting apps, etc. Can you guess which one “won” the match?
The Galaxy S7 smartphone variant that they chose is powered by Samsung’s proprietary Exynos chip while the HTC 10 is of course running on the Snapdragon 820. It actually would have been better if the Samsung device they used was the one on Snapdragon as well, but for some reason, they chose not to do so. In terms of booting up the respective smartphones, the S7 was slightly faster and it also edged out the HTC 10 when starting the first app after the boot (Subway Surfer is what they used).
In terms of launching the Google Play Store, in opening up the game GTA: San Andreas, and in launching videos on YouTube, the HTC 10 had a slight leg up on the Galaxy S7. But when it came to the browser comparison, the pages on Google Chrome launched faster on the Samsung device. It also had a slight edge when it comes to multi-tasking on the smartphones.
So all in all, the two flagships were very close in terms of speed performance, so much so that you can’t declare a “winner” between them. However, the HTC 10 did get a little bit warmer as compared to the Galaxy S7 during the entire test. The test was slightly interesting, although non-conclusive at all.