OnePlus 5 defeats HTC U11 and Galaxy S8 in battle of Snapdragon 835s speed test

George, 24 June 2017

We've seen our share of head-to-head YouTube speed tests of the latest smartphones, but there's always an extra 5 minutes for another one. In this case, it's the OnePlus 5 vs. the HTC U11 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 - a battle of the 835 Snapdragons, if you will.

In this iteration, its 20 apps run in succession on the three phones, against the clock. A second round is performed to see how quickly the phones can access the apps already launched on the first go - RAM management is key for this one. Oh, and the amount of RAM too, of course - 8GB for the OP5, half that for the S8 and U11.

The OnePlus 5 takes the lead in the first round, completing the routine in 51.3 seconds, 3.6s ahead of the U11, and 12.7s quicker than the S8. In the end, the OP5 emerges victorious, 9.0s ahead of the U11, while the S8 finishes 26.2s behind.

You can watch the entire video below to see the selection of apps, and which apps took more time reloading.



Reader comments

  • elyte
  • 28 Jun 2017
  • Lft

I'm sorry, but this test is pretty much useless (and misleading). Every UI/UX developer will notice this immediately. The main factor here are the zoom-in & zoom-out animations/transitions when entering/exiting apps (time in which user is block...

  • Jordan30589
  • 28 Jun 2017
  • pKy

Thats not true, I dont know about the U11 because I havent checked lately, but the 3T has beat the S8 in every speed test that Ive seen.

Yea and then do the same with the one plus 5 and you've just lost your own fight :) Think mate. Think.

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