The iPhone X is among the best inventions of this year. It has an incredibly fast A11 Bionic processor that has shattered all the records in benchmark tests. It has a beautiful design and many innovative features such as the Face ID, augmented reality, Animoji, and Portrait Lighting. But there is something that is holding the anniversary iPhone from delivering its peak performance in real-world usage. A YouTube channel has conducted a OnePlus 5T speed test, and pitted it against the iPhone X to see which phone is faster. The results are going to surprise you!

iPhone X vs OnePlus 5T Speed Test
Image Source: EverythingApplePro (screenshot)

OnePlus 5T is the latest offering from the Chinese startup OnePlus. Since its unveiling, the device has been compared to the most expensive flagship devices such as the Galaxy Note 8, iPhone X, and Google Pixel 2. YouTube channel EverythingApplePro conducted an iPhone X vs OnePlus 5T speed test, which indicates that the iOS 11 software is holding back Apple’s flagship smartphone.

iOS 11 is holding the iPhone X back

The iOS 11 brings cool swipe gestures to the iPhone X, but the software also suffers from RAM management issues. Apple is reportedly working to fix these problems. It is unclear when the update will be rolled out to the public. The OnePlus 5T runs OxygenOS on top of Android Nougat. It is expected to receive the Android Oreo update by the end of this year.

For the speed test, EverythingApplePro took the 8GB RAM variant of the OnePlus 5T. The device also comes in a 6GB RAM version. The additional RAM and OnePlus’s software pushes the Snapdragon 835 chipset to its limits. The iPhone X has 3GB RAM. The YouTuber launched a series of apps on both handsets to see which phone loads apps faster.

OnePlus 5T beats iPhone X in launching apps

In the video, you can see the OnePlus 5T powering through almost all the apps while the iPhone X lags behind. The negligible app animations also help the OnePlus 5T load apps faster. However, the OnePlus flagship takes way too long to export 4K videos, and ends up losing to the iPhone X. EverythingApplePro points out that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor isn’t known for processing 4K videos well.

It took the iPhone X 3 minutes and 23 seconds to finish the first round. By comparison, the OnePlus 5T took 4 minutes and 5 seconds mainly because of the slow 4K video processing. If you exclude the 4K export from the test, the results would be entirely different. In the second round, the OnePlus 5T loaded the same apps in just 30 seconds, beating the iPhone X by a huge distance. The anniversary iPhone took 1 minute and 5 seconds.

OnePlus 5T speed test: Face ID vs Face Unlock

EverythingApplePro powered off both the handsets to see which phone powers on faster. Apple’s device took a shorter time to turn on. On Geekbench, the iPhone X scored 4215 points in single-core and 9643 points in multi-core tests. The OnePlus 5T received a single-core score of 1960 points and multi-core score of 6645 points.

EverythingApplePro said OnePlus 5T was the fastest Android smartphone they had ever tested. The phone’s new Face Unlock feature is also way faster than the iPhone X’s Face ID. Apple’s Face ID facial recognition technology has prompted Android vendors to add similar features to their own flagships. The OnePlus 5T comes with a Face unlock feature that uses 100 unique identifiers on your face to unlock the device.

Of course, Face Unlock does not rely on 3D mapping, and is not as secure as Apple’s Face ID. But it does offer convenience with a decent level of security. You cannot use Face Unlock to make payments, though. OnePlus 5T’s facial recognition system is almost twice as fast as the iPhone X’s Face ID, says EverythingApplePro.

How durable is the OnePlus 5T?

Earlier this week, another YouTuber JerryRigEverything put the OnePlus 5T through a torture test to show you how durable it is. The device comes with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 protection, which makes the screen scratch-resistant. The screen does not show any signs of scratching until the 6th level on Mohs scale. The rear fingerprint reader, which is made of ceramic material, and the dual cameras are also scratch-resistant.

However, the phone’s aluminum rear panel is prone to scratching. The handset passed the bend test with flying colors, thanks to its unibody aluminum design. JerryRigEverything added that OnePlus 5T is one of the best phones out there. Its only drawback is that it lacks wireless charging and water-resistance. The device sports a 6-inch bezel-less AMOLED display, a 3,300mAh battery with Dash Charge technology. It also offers dual SIM support.

Conclusion

The OnePlus 5T might not look as beautiful as the iPhone X. But the iPhone X vs OnePlus 5T speed test video shows that it goes neck and neck with, and even beats, the iPhone X in performance. That’s no ordinary feat considering the OnePlus 5T has a starting price of just $499 compared to the iPhone X’s $999. The new OnePlus phone will go on sale in the US and European markets on November 28.