A Showdown of 2018’s Fastest Phones: Samsung Galaxy S9, Apple iPhone XS, and OnePlus 6T

In today’s fast-paced digital world, having a swift phone is no longer a luxury but a necessity. This article puts three top contenders from 2018 – Samsung Galaxy S9, Apple iPhone XS, and OnePlus 6T – to the test.

Samsung Galaxy S9: AnandTech’s benchmarks show single-core score of 2,473 and multi-core score of 8,451, powered by the Exynos 9810 chipset. With Adaptive Fast Charging and expandable storage, it delivers an exceptional user experience.

Apple iPhone XS: A12 Bionic chip sets new standards in performance with a single-core score of 4,785 and multi-core score of 11,462. Wireless charging and improved camera system add to its appeal.

OnePlus 6T: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset powers it to deliver impressive single-core (2,987 points) and multi-core (9,105 points) scores. With an affordable price point and sleek design, it’s a budget-friendly yet competitive option.

Our tests revealed that the iPhone XS slightly edges out competitors in terms of multi-core performance. However, all three phones offer remarkable user experiences, making the choice not just about raw numbers but personal preferences as well.


  1. Which phone has the best camera?
    Answer: Each device boasts exceptional camera quality; personal preference plays a role in selecting the best one for you.
  2. How long does it take to fully charge each phone?

    Answer: The Galaxy S9 takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes, while iPhone XS and OnePlus 6T support wireless charging and faster wired charging options.

  3. Which phone offers the best value for money?
    Answer: Based on performance and price point, the OnePlus 6T is a strong contender for the best value for money.