We all love product shootouts, right? You know, where one product is pitted against another– like a Mustang and a Corvette– to see which one rules. I figure it this way– if I drive the Corvette and Mario Andretti, pushing 80-ish, drove a Toyota Corolla, I would lose.
Ipso facto and alakazam. Shootouts don’t mean what they used to mean. For example, look at the photos of today’s top smartphones. Could you tell which smartphone shot which photo? If all you could see is the display, could you tell a Samsung-whatever from an iPhone 11 Pro Max?
How about speed tests?
Comparison tests are all the rage and the latest pits an Apple 11 Pro Max against a Samsung Note 11.
A new shootout between iPhone 11 Pro Max and the Galaxy Note 11 proves processing power isn’t everything.
There it is again. Did you catch it?
Yeah, I know. It’s a typo from Cult of Mac. There is no Samsung Galaxy Note 11 except in the imaginations of Samsung engineers, but it doesn’t matter. Even the Galaxy Note 10+ is faster than the fastest iPhone.
This YouTuber put together a simple test that opened an app, performed a task, then did the repeat dance again and again.
Samsung won. Apple lost.
Of course, the Galaxy Note+ need 8GB more RAM than the iPhone to win the speed test, but who cares? Samsung won. Apple lost. That’s all that matters.
No, it does not matter that most of us do not use our iPhones that way, and we seldom get into shootouts with our friends to see which one is fastest, but it does say something about why all those expensive Samsung Galaxy-whatevers come with four times (4X) the RAM of an iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Samsung needs the flood of extra RAM to make it competitive on tests that do not matter. iPhones do not.
Hey, how about something that does matter?