than its Android-based rivals. How does the hardware compare between the latest iOS and Android devices? Since “phablets” demand more hardware resources, it is worth comparing the larger-sized Galaxy Note 5 and Apple iPhone 6S Plus devices against each other. The Galaxy Note 5 has a Samsung octa-core Exynos 7420 processor and 4GB RAM whereas the iPhone 6s Plus has a dual-core A9 chip and only 2GB RAM. Given the difference in hardware specs, the Note 5 should be faster but tests have proven otherwise. According to Geekbench’s benchmark scores, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 score is 1252 for single core and 4353 for multi-core while the iPhone 6s Plus score is 2488 for single-core and 4344 for multi-core. The release dates of the Galaxy Note 5 and Apple iPhone 6S Plus were August 21st and September 25th, respectively. David Rahimi of the mobile reviews company PhoneBuff recently compared the speed differences between the Galaxy Note 5 and Apple iPhone 6S Plus. Below is a video of the speed test: ￼ In the video, Rahimi started out the test by opening the stopwatch app followed by system apps like the camera and photo gallery. The fast animations in the Galaxy Note 5 gave it a slight edge, but the iPhone 6S Plus started to catch up as more apps were opened. The iPhone 6S Plus ended up taking the lead in the first lap by about two seconds after gaming apps were opened. “This was one of the closest matches we have seen so far,” said Rahimi. Recommended by Forbes MOST POPULAR Martin Shkreli: 'I Would've Raised Prices Higher' MOST POPULAR Photos: The 10 Most Underemployed College Majors Right Now TRENDING ON LINKEDIN Five Signs Your Boss Is Incompetent MOST POPULAR Photos: The World’s Highest-Paid Actors 2015 MOST POPULAR Martin Shkreli: 'I Would've Raised Prices Higher' MOST POPULAR Photos: The 10 Most Underemployed College Majors Right Now ￼ Multitasking weighed heavily against the Galaxy Note 5, despite the Samsung device having double the RAM than the iPhone 6S Plus. The iPhone 6S Plus had all of the apps ready to go in the background on the second lap of the speed test, but the Galaxy Note 5 still had to reload most of the apps. In the second lap, the Galaxy Note 5 actually lost by 16 seconds. The Galaxy Note 5 came out on top when PhoneBuff recently tested it against the LG G4 and OnePlus 2. By beating the Galaxy Note 5 in speed tests, the iPhone 6S Plus appears to be the fastest mobile device overall. What are your thoughts about the iPhone 6S Plus and Galaxy Note 5 speed test? Please leave a comment!