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iPhone 7 v Galaxy Note 7

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The latest devices from smartphone rivals Apple and Samsung have gone head-to-head in a brutal new power test.

Apple launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus earlier this month, and promptly sold-out of the must-have new smartphone. iPhone 7 is powered by Apple’s own A10 Fusion chip – the Cupertino company’s fastest silicon yet. Online benchmarks show the A10 Fusion chip is twice as fast as the majority of Android handsets, and is more powerful than the firm’s latest MacBook Air laptops.

Meanwhile, the new Galaxy Note 7 went on-sale in August with the cutting-edge smartphone being showered in praise from critics and fans alike. Since then, things haven’t gone all too well for Samsung. The South Korean firm has recalled the cutting-edge Galaxy Note 7 device after it was discovered that some lithium-ion batteries could spontaneously catch fire and explode.

Within the last month alone, a Note 7 has burned the inside of a hotel room – causing more than $1,800 AUD worth of damage – as well as incinerating the inside of a Jeep. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners have also been warned not to switch-on or recharge their devices during commercial airline flights. The cutting-edge smartphones have also been banned from checked-in baggage, following a number of spontaneous explosions as a result of the battery issues, the US Federal Aviation Administration has claimed. And now the Galaxy Note 7 has suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Apple iPhone 7