Some companies may be already checking what the Snapdragon 845 can do but there is still the Snapdragon 835 to focus on as the processor is used in a number of the latest premium flagship phones recently released in the mobile market. So far, we know these phones use the most premium chipset from Qualcomm: Samsung Galaxy S8, OnePlus 5, HTC U11, Xiaomi Mi 6, and Sony Xperia XZ Premium.

For this speed test, YouTuber Jerome Ortega compared three phones: Samsung Galaxy S8, HTC U11, and the OnePlus 5. All phones have one thing in common which is the processor so we’re expecting they are faster than ever.

For the specifics, here are the versions installed on each phone:

Samsung Galaxy S8
4 x 2.35GHz
4 x 1.9GHz

4 x 2.45GHz
4 x 1.9GHz

4 x 2.45GHz
4 x 1.9GHz

The HTC U11 and OnePlus 5 have exactly the same versions. Both the HTC and Samsung phones run 4GB RAM while the OnePlus 5 runs on 8GB RAM.

Our tech guy started with a boot test and the OnePlus 5 boot up first. The speed test idea is to open 20 apps on each phone and see which one will launch all first while a timer runs in the background. The first phone to launch all apps is the OnePlus 5 finishing at 1 minute and 51 seconds. The HTC U11 finished after three seconds later at 1:54. Last to open the apps is the Samsung Galaxy S8 finishing at 1 minute and 2 seconds.

For the second round, apps are relaunched from memory. The OnePlus 5 finished after 1:01 while the HTC U11 followed at 1:06. The Samsung Galaxy S8 came in last again at 1:16.

So does it really matter that the OnePlus 5 is loaded with 8GB RAM? Looks like it but we want to know for sure how the device performs in real working condition.

SOURCE: Jerome Ortega


  1. Sorry, but this test is absolutely useless (and misleading).
    The main factor here are the zoom-in & zoom-out animations/transitions when entering/exiting apps (time in which user is blocked). The S8 clearly has enter/exit animations set to a significantly longer duration (looks to be around 0.5 sec). When you enter/exit 20 apps, that’s 40 secs(!) in 2 rounds spent only in transitions. The U11 has no exit transition whatsoever, with only negligible enter-app transition. The O5 transitions are also significantly faster, especially the exit transition does not look to be above 0.2s.
    Other factors are network load and human factor ofc.
    It should also be noted that O5 has about half of the native pixels as others to render with same rendering HW and has far more RAM (which at that ranges is not that much of a factor with current Android versions (without tweaks), still could have impact though).
    If you want at least something with a value, please turn off the enter/exit app transitions, otherwise it makes no sense.


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