First Samsung Galaxy Note5 benchmarks show that it's still heavy handed

First Samsung Galaxy Note5 benchmarks show that it's still heavy handed
Quickly peeking at our performance benchmark tests, it reveals that Samsung’s S6 line sits at the top of the ladder. The Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 Active, all share similar top-notch performances that show the incredible might of Sammy’s Exynos octa-core chipset. In previous years, the Note line received a subtle upgrade with its processing hardware, but this time they’ve opted to leverage the same processor already in use by the existing S6 line with its latest phablet king – the Samsung Galaxy Note5.

After Samsung’s big announcement today in New York City for its Unpacked event, we spent a little bit more time dabbling in more detail with the Note5. Under the hood, it’s powered by the Exynos 7420 octa-core processor, which is based on the industry-leading 14nm FinET manufacturing process. This particular setup receives its might from four Cortex A57 cores running at up to 2.1GHz, and another four power-efficient A53 cores clocking in at up to 1.5GHz. What’s different, though, is that the Note5 is accompanied with an even more generous 4GB of LPDD4 RAM.

Running a few of the popular benchmarks on a pre-production Note5 at the show, it’s not all that surprising that it produces some top-notch results. For example, it climbs straight to the top of the charts with AnTuTu – where it reaches a respectable score of 69,401, putting it within the same caliber as its S6 siblings. Meanwhile, there’s still room for improvement with GFXBench, as it tallies up at 34FPS with T-Rex and 7.6 FPS with Manhattan. The results can be attributed to the Quad-HD resolution it’s using, which like many other phones with the same resolution, can be taxing for the chipset and GPU to handle. Then again, we’re dealing with a pre-production unit here!

Beyond the synthetic benchmarks, we can certainly agree that the real-world performance of the Note5 is absolutely snappy and responsive – much like the others in its clan. That means minimal load times for apps, buttery navigational controls, and few occurrences with delayed responses. Seeing that the Note5 is widely regarded as a productivity workhorse, it needs all the might to continue showing other phones it’s still class-leading in the space.

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Galaxy Note 5
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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66 Comments

73. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2292; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

These numbers suck!!! Most important is single core performance and lags big time.

70. jpkelly05

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

My take, as a Note4 and Moto X 2014 owner, is that the Note4 is going to start selling even more now. I don't care for iOS only because I am comfy with Android - Does not mean it's better or worse so all you iOS fan's just go on to a new story/comment. The Note5 cost too much, has no SD card, has no removable battery AND may be fine for wealthy people trying to have the next new thing- but for most of us Androidian's - that is a loosing combination. I would never buy a S6 for these same hardware facts. My wife has the S6 and it really works for her, but I cringe at the lameness of no SD card. And what happens when the battery dies. Go get a S7 I guess. All the companies are going the way of non-removable batteries (- a few for now), to me it is a money making scam. As for all you lag haters. Calm down. Enjoy your device. Respect that any smartphone these days is better than the clam phones before the blackberry/iPhone/Android era. As for Windows Phones - just waiting for Microsoft to catch up. When they do, it might be interesting.

64. gkn11

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 09, 2015

Single core and multicore score on my Note4 Exynos is higher than Note5

67. Shocky unregistered

I would ignore that geekbench score, we know what Exynos 7420 should be scoring so something is clearly wrong here, or the user didn't realize power saving mode was enabled.

63. Shocky unregistered

LOL, they ran geekbench on the Note 5 in powersaving mode, it's more or less exactly what my S6 scores with that enabled.

61. lylee73

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Get ready for better performance later...

48. Loveneesh

Posts: 456; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Op2 is better

44. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It seems so many are suprised the Note shares design with the S6. It always has. The Note 4 was the only one that didn't share looks and design with the S5. But Samsung is going back to that. The S6 Edge is a very nice design. Why not share it to the Note? Yes for faster storage you lose sdcard, for unibody design you cant take out the battery. Everyone complained about plastic phones and how metal is better. Ok, now you have it and you complain. If Apple changes a trend they are awarded even if what they suggest isn't even worth its cost. Samsung tried to also use the same is. Is being criticized? All top end phones are going to go UFS wventually, and unless someone makes a controller to support sdcards, sdcards are going to die. Sdcards are like floppy disks.to a phone. Would anyone here like to minstrel Windows 10 using a floppy? They are making phones better. Why stick with outdated stuff.

52. Trex95

Posts: 2398; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

You're right.

38. sam3k

Posts: 130; Member since: May 02, 2013

They could have over clock the note 5 to 2.5ghz for the A57 and 1.7ghz for the A53, to give the note 5 a fighting chance against up coming smartphones,they always done it with previous note series..

9. triton302

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

I can already see the poorly manufactured AMOLED screen in that first pic. Bottom 1/3 of the screen is nice and pinkish. This is why I will no longer buy AMOLED phones, too many inconsistent displays. LCD is still the most consistent and natural looking.

10. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

There is a rumor that Apple will be moving to AMOLED.

18. Trex95

Posts: 2398; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

it's an OLED.

21. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

Yup, I feel that current LCD tech is maxed out. For the longest time LCD had the superior display but the S6 Amoled display is a beast. I don't see the iPhone 6S beating it. Blacks will never be black on a LCD panel.

17. Trex95

Posts: 2398; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Unfortunately all notes has this issue including my pervious note4. I didn't noticed on S6 maybe once or twice, but in general use nope and not even noticeable colors shiffiting like my pervious note 4. Seems that Super Amoled better when it comes with massive higher ppi like S6 577 ppi note 5 still 518ppi only 3ppi more than note 4!.

51. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Oh please, I have seen plenty of LCD displays have yellow burnt glue like tinge on the top or bottom of display. I used to like LCD better but even the absolute best one, the tab pro 8.4 pales in comparison to the AMOLED on the tab s. Late last year and this year is when AMOLED finally completely took over. Some asshats said CRT looked better than LCD too until everyone became sensitized to how LCD displays an image. LCD has been ingrained in our lifestyle for so long that we treat this familiarity as more natural. It's not. The Nexus 5 is like perfectly calibrated and it just looks like s**t now. Time to move on bro and stop living in the past.

6. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Let me know when the next Samsung flagship has a battery that can go a whole week with heavy use, charges from 0-100% in less than half hour and has a MINIMUM option of 128gb internal storage. Otherwise....... (I will not post again today as to not p1ss anyone off who may be salivating over the new Note 5)

8. trickster_qc

Posts: 107; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

It seems like you'll have to wait 5 years to have your dream phone buddy.

53. iushnt

Posts: 3189; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

By by the time that comes!.you will be demanding much more like, 512gb base model, 5 minutes full charging etc..1 month of battery..:) thank god I am happy with whatever offers I am getting

5. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

why didnt the Note 5 / S6 Edge Plus launch at the same time as the S6 / S6 Edge did? the Note line-up was always launched later because it had better specs in every single department, but these 2 new phones are stretched-out S6's... same chipset, same cameras, same display resolution, same design language...

11. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

That could cannibalize sales.

20. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

the iPhone 6 Plus didnt cannibalize sales for the smaller iPhone 6

33. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Of course it did. People who had to have an iPhone would have bought the 6 if not for the 6+.

16. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

I like Samsungs release cycle. The smaller mainstream phone in the spring and the bigger one in the fall. The only difference this year is the same chipset. Normally the Note's rock the better processor. At this time I don't see 1 extra gig of Ram making a huge performance difference. I actually don't like how Apple released both phones at the same time. Nothing to look forward to throughout the year.

35. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

....if the only thing you are waiting for is a phone.

4. Trex95

Posts: 2398; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Seems that S6 still better on sigle core score.

3. M.O.A.B

Posts: 323; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

961 single core !! add that to the list qwerty and the copy paste guys !

2. Carlitos

Posts: 706; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I can see as to why samsung used the exact same processor. People felt like it should have been a little more, but honestly nothing beats the current chip that's inside the Galaxy s6. Exynos has really advanced and outpaced Qualcom. Qualcom will catch up to the current Exynos by the end of the year with SD820

1. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

The reality usage is much different than benchmark tests The benchmark score of my S6 is higher than the OnePlus One, but after I used both of them, I can clearly tell that my OnePlus One is much much faster than the S6 and does not lag at all. Probably if Samsung used stock Android, everything will be different! BUT Touchwiz is not so fast and lag free like they advertised!

12. devon613

Posts: 127; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

i see u like hating on samsung every chance u get

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