The iPhone 7 is our fastest phone of 2016

iOS smashed Android

The iPhone 7 may not have done well in our best phone battery test earlier this month, but it has proved itself as the fastest phone in our new look speed test video.

We took the iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Pixel, HTC 10, Sony Xperia XZ and the LG G5. and put each through our new, high intensity speed test.

Running eight different apps in quick succession, each phone was tested on how quickly it loads games, video editing and even loading a 3D graphics file.

Check out below to see how each of our phones did in the new speed test.


James is Phones, Wearables and Tablets writer for TechRadar and covers all the big announcements from the best manufacturers making gadgets for your palms, wrists and face. Based in London, James is often testing out the latest and greatest phones, smartwatches, VR headsets and - when he can be motivated to go outside - fitness bands. Be sure to follow him on Twitter for all the latest from the mobile world.