Apple made headlines when their A11 CPU benchmarks leaked, they were the highest of any phone so far. The company has been winning speed test for many years. The hardware and software are made in-house so Apple had a better chance of optimizing it to the fullest while compared to the off-the-shelf Android approach.
Now, it is important to note that the iPhone 8 Plus has the same chipset configuration as the iPhone , that is , A11 CPU plus 3GB RAM. So this speed test represent the same outcome you would have while using a the yet to be shipped iPhone X.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a Snapdragon 835, the chipset that has been running on Android flagships since the beginning of the year. It is a bit unfair comparing it with the brand new A11 but there isn’t a successor to it in the market yet. With that information in mind, watch the video below done by David from All Buff No Fluff.
In the end, the iPhone 8 Plus excels in opening intensive apps such as games due to the faster GPU while the Note 8 flies through the standard apps such as social networks. On the other hand, the Note 8 wins in multitasking since its apps remain in the RAM for easy access unlike the iPhone 8 Plus, thanks to the huge 6GB RAM.