The iPhone X has been touted as the most powerful smartphone ever but Forbes has summarized tests run by various YouTubers that apparently shows the Apple’s flagship device can’t keep up with the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus’s real world performance. This comes as a surprise to many, because the iPhone’s specs are supposed to be better on paper.

These real-life struggles are down to two factors according to the YouTubers: RAM and bloatware.

Although Apple’s A11 chipset is incredibly fast (45 percent faster than the Snapdragon 845 running in Samsung’s flagship phone), the fact that iPhone X only has 3GB of RAM to the Galaxy S9 Plus’s 6GB means the Galaxy holds apps in memory much better, allowing for quicker switching between dormant apps.

In addition, Apple continues to preinstall more and more apps each year which can slow down the phone and, according to Forbes, has come under criticism for over updating its phones by rushing out updates. The bloatware that is now stacking up on Apple’s device seems to have had a negative effect on the head-to-head comparison with the Galaxy S9 Plus.

On paper, Apple wins every time. However, in the real world it's a different story for the Cupertino-based company.

For the full story, check out the Forbes article here.

So, to the age-old question: Apple or Samsung? Sound off in the comments below.

In other news, we tested both phones’ cameras to see which is better. Check out the results here.

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