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The OnePlus 6 is beating the iPhone X in initial speed tests

Which really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, since, you know, it’s newer and all.

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Source: BGR

The recently announced OnePlus 6 beat iPhone X in what’s being described as the handset’s first real-life speed test. It also bested the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the OnePlus 5T.

In the test, YouTube channel Web Hacks measured how fast each handset opened certain apps. The OnePlus 6 needed 44 seconds to open the selected app, compared to 47 seconds for the iPhone X. Last year’s OnePlus 5T tied the 2018 Galaxy S9 at 51 seconds.

Typically in speed tests, we see two so-called laps performed. Web Hacks’ was the first type of test. The second test consists of loading the same apps from the first with system memory.

Take a look:

Earlier this week, we told you about another speed test that showed the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus performing 37 percent faster than the iPhone X.

I’m not convinced tests like this showing how the OnePlus 6 beat iPhone X are all that important beyond giving manufacturers short-term bragging rights for ads and press releases. Speed and RAM aren’t the only factors to consider when deciding which smartphone to buy. Plus, like clockwork, the next set of smartphones to arrive on the market nearly always beat the last group, making these type of tests meaningless in a short period.

For example, this is the time of year something new like the OnePlus 6 should be besting Apple’s latest iPhone, which was announced last fall. Come September, however, the new iPhones announced will almost certainly beat phones released early in the year. In early 2019, the process will continue, only reversed.

Arriving next Tuesday, May 22, the OnePlus 6 features Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back and comes in three different colors, Mirror Black, Midnight Black, and Pearl White. It offers dual rear-facing cameras, sensors measuring 16- and 20-megapixels, and improved optical image stabilization. Inside, you’ll find Qualcomm’s flagship chip, the Snapdragon 845.

The base $529 OnePlus 6 smartphone comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. For another $50, you’ll get 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. For $629, storage jumps to 256GB.

What do you look for when buying a new smartphone? Let us know below.

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