We typically try not to spoil the ending when we post about these real-world speed tests, though in the past the ending has always been obvious. Regardless of which new Android flagship phone faces off with the iPhone, it always ends up getting embarrassed. In fact, we’ve even seen brand new Android powerhouses lose to previous-generation iPhone models in the past.
On Tuesday evening, however, the unthinkable finally happened. Apple’s latest iPhone model, the iPhone 7 Plus, was pitted against the just-released OnePlus 5 in one of these real world speed tests. The race was a close one. While the iPhone 7 Plus was able to win the first “lap,” albeit narrowly, the OnePlus 5 and its whopping 8GB of RAM blew past Apple’s iPhone while recalling apps from memory in the second lap. In the end, the OnePlus 5 took the crown.
It might be considered a cruel twist of fate that the Android phone to finally supplant Apple’s iPhone as the world’s fastest phone is a handset that copied the iPhone 7 Plus so blatantly, both inside and out. We suppose that’s just the way the cookie crumbles. The full speed test video is embedded below.