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10/02/2014 05:57 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

iPhone 6 Dominates Android Phones In Speed Test

When it comes to unscientific speed tests, it appears the iPhone 6 beats out the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 quite easily.

In a video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday, the review site PhoneBuff measured how long it takes each phone to complete a series of tasks, including opening apps and games. The phones were each rebooted and connected to the same WiFi network for the test.

The iPhone completed the technological obstacle course in 1:55, much quicker than the other two phones and more than a minute faster than the Galaxy. The M8 came in second at 2:09, and the Samsung finished at 2:58, having to reload several applications during the second phase of testing the device's multi-tasking abilities.

There were some individual applications that the other two phones opened quicker.

PhoneArena, a separate tech review site, followed a similar method recently in comparing the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S5 and found that the iPhone was slightly slower when it opened some third-party apps -- such as Facebook and Spotify -- but faster when it came to its native software.

Of course, there's more to a phone than speed and performance, just as PhoneBuff reviewer David Rahimi admits in the video. The Galaxy S5, for one, does have a larger screen and a higher resolution than the iPhone 6.

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