Meizu Pro 5 benchmark results are out: beats Galaxy S6 with its own Exynos 7420 chip

Meizu Pro 5 benchmark results are out: beats Galaxy S6 with its own Exynos 7420 chip
The Meizu Pro 5 is the new top-tier phone from Meizu, a company that has grown immensely in popularity in China in the past couple of years.

It's a large phone: with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, and it features a sturdy metal body that looks very stylish (and very iPhone-like, obviously), but probably the biggest highlight of this phone is its system chip. 

The Meizu Pro 5 comes with the Samsung Exynos 7420 SoC, the same chip that Samsung uses in its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note5. It's made using the leading 14nm FinFET process, and - quite interestingly - Meizu shows it beating Samsung's own Galaxy S6 in benchmarks.

How does that Exynos 7420 perform on the Meizu Pro 5? Here are the official benchmark scores, published by Meizu itself, take a look below.


source: Meizu

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PRO 5
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3050 mAh

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73 Comments

1. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

How it is possible, Samsung? How? lol

2. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Touchwiz maybe..

22. vincelongman

Posts: 5623; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also the S6 has a glass back, the Meixu Pro 5 a metal back So the Meixu Pro 5 should have better thermals, and therefore less throttling

23. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Is it because of 1080p screen???

37. vincelongman

Posts: 5623; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

For Slide 6 (from translate) Left is playing high end games, maybe, some games are 1440p, but many aren't Middle is Weibo (Chinese equivalent of twitter), so resolution shouldn't affect it much Right is 1080P video playback, resolution shouldn't affect that one Resolution shouldn't affect the rest, except AnTuTu and GFXbench

59. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

100% and is the only thing making it higher, as its not even using ufs, but they listed it on ther other post

40. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

better cooling and "performance mode" for benchmarks similar to htc's.

49. vincelongman

Posts: 5623; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Actually on second thought its probably just a "performance mode" Geekbench is a very short benchmark, shouldn't cause any throttling on the S6

57. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Pretty much. If people were willing to drag on pen gate for 2 weeks, no way Samsung would live if they used performance mode again. I have no issues with performance mode though. I think the whole point is to see what you can do at your peak. Apple on the other hand. They get away with anything.

47. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Sure the TW is. Samsung have a lot to improve regarding this.

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Well its 1080p vs 1440p.

13. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

so 1080p is better than 1440p. Qhd is useless below 6inch screen anyway. Meizu has dropped the bomb on me, I was looking forward for Lg G4 Pro(V10) OR Lumia 950XL. Now Meizu 5 Pro has joined the race. My money is more likely to fall in Meizu's favor bcoz it doesnt have firedragon sd810 or 808

35. nahusiv

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

useless for me*

24. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I bet they overclocked the chip. Not that it matters cause it's still Chinese crap.

58. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm, easy, it's only got 1080p screen,

3. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 356; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Full HD display vs s6 Quad HD is probably main factor

7. vazzzz

Posts: 64; Member since: May 09, 2014

Yes for sure the multicore performance is affected by the resolution of the display...NOT

9. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Meizu phones has option called "High Perfomance" which could be what they used in GeekBench.

69. cigzz

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

Yes, it has option called High Performance but do you know what that actually means? Meizu phones have 3 modes - Power saver, balanced and high performance. The difference is that in power save the phone is using only 4 cores, in balanced is using 6 cores and in performance is using all cores (in this case 8). So even if it is on performance mode it is still using the same cores as galaxy s6.

75. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Yea but they also increased clock rates of cores, keep that in mind.

18. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Very simple if you understand IT. 1. Drivers 2. Independent testing Drivers can make a huge impact, if you follow Exynos devices in past. It's expected, nothing out of ordinary.

20. vincelongman

Posts: 5623; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Probably TouchWiz and build/thermals TouchWiz is well known to have horrible memory management Geekbench also tests memory too The S6 has a glass back, the Meixu Pro 5 a metal back So the Meixu Pro 5 should have better thermals, and therefore less throttling

29. TyrionLannister unregistered

There is absolutely no relation between memory management and Geekbench memory test. Geekbench memory test tests the throughput of tasks, which are more related to bandwidth.

38. vincelongman

Posts: 5623; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Bandwidth is most likely the same Then its probably because of build/thermals Probably higher integer and floating point scores

51. TyrionLannister unregistered

It's due to the size difference and the 'performance' mode on the mx5. They artificially scale all cores to 2100 MHZ at all times to get higher benchmarks. Xiaomi also does this.

72. vincelongman

Posts: 5623; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Probably not size difference IMO, since the Note 5 seems to be get worse benchmarks than the S6 Materials would make a much bigger difference than size But on second thought, for Geekbench its probably not build/thermals either Geekbench is a very short benchmark, shouldn't cause any throttling at all I agree its probably because of a 'performance' mode

41. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

i think you sould stop making silly statements. Especially if you have used Meizu MX5 with not any better memory management WHICH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MEMORY SPEED TESTS.

50. vincelongman

Posts: 5623; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Well if memory fills up, it then has to be clear, causing a slight delay So it can have effects on memory speed, but it seems like Geekbench's memory test is too light to fill up the memory

25. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Chinese are known for their lies globally.

31. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

as if you are famous for your truth globally?

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