Our Samsung Galaxy Note5 benchmarks are in: we pit it against Galaxy S6, iPhone 6/6 Plus, One M9, G4


With an octa-core 64-bit Exynos 7420 chipset based on a 14nm FinFET manufacturing technology and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM on board, even not so avid smartphone enthusiasts might predict that the Samsung Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+ will soar near the very top of the benchmark charts. With four Cortex A57 cores running at up to 2.1GHz, and another four power-efficient A53 cores clocking in at up to 1.5GHz, the Note5 has a rather noteworthy chip aboard.

Well, after the buzz around the announcement of the phones has subsided a bit, it's time to prove Samsung's claims to the test and see whether its newest top-tier champions will live up to the expectations and be the ultimate powerhouses they are intended to be.

If we have learned something from the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, it is that the Exynos 7420 SoC is indeed a potent silicon that packs a punch. Given that the newest Samsung devices are equipped with the very same chipset (and not an Exynos 7422 one as we had expected), and then add some additional power under the form of 1 additional GB of RAM for superior multitasking endeavors, it's more than logical to expect the Note5 and S6 edge+ to reign supreme in the various benchmark tests we do on a regular basis.

Well, we already showed you how the Galaxy Note5 performed in a series of benchmark tests just yesterday, but today we have devised a neat benchmark comparison between the new entrant on the Samsung scene and a few of its popular rivals (and siblings). 

The phablet goes head-to-head with the Exynos 7420-toting Galaxy S6, Apple A8-equipped iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as the Snapdragon 810-boasting HTC One M9, and last, but not least, the LG G4, which comes with a Snapdragon 808 silicon. 

Oh, and we've also thrown in an affordable Meizu m2 Note for good measure.

AnTuTu Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 67207
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 41185.33
Samsung Galaxy S6 58382
Apple iPhone 6 50888
LG G4 50330
HTC One M9 56896
Meizu m2 note 30359.33
Geekbench 3 multi-core Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4717
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 3259.67
Samsung Galaxy S6 5127
Apple iPhone 6 2927
LG G4 3559
HTC One M9 3738
Meizu m2 note 2529
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 2918
Geekbench 3 single-core Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 1431
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 1112.67
Samsung Galaxy S6 1440
Apple iPhone 6 1630
LG G4 1112
HTC One M9 1209
Meizu m2 note 550.33
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 1625
Basemark OS II Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 1765
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 1038.67
Samsung Galaxy S6 1767
Apple iPhone 6 1239
LG G4 1549
HTC One M9 1413
Meizu m2 note 720
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 1382
GFXBench T-Rex HD on-screen Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 37
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 25.9
Samsung Galaxy S6 37
Apple iPhone 6 48.9
LG G4 25
HTC One M9 49
Meizu m2 note 11
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 40.9
GFXBench Manhattan 3.1 on-screen Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 15
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 11.2
Samsung Galaxy S6 16
Apple iPhone 6 25.8
LG G4 9.4
HTC One M9 24
Meizu m2 note 4.1
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 18.4

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54 Comments

1. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

As if the SoC is new and cutting edge? puhhleeez

7. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

In previous articles, in many tech sites s6 and s6 edge reached 68000-69000. Idk what this S6 here is loaded with, but that's filled bs

9. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I can see that Samsung has defeated Samsung. Every one else is standing behind...

22. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Nice! Which website did you read that from?

24. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Right now there is no better SoC than Exynos 7420, even when A9 gets out Exynos multi-core will be better than A9 but in single-core A9.

26. Iodine

Posts: 1493; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Actually A8X is the fastest SoC available, geting hot on the heels of some intel chips.

31. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

We are talking about phones here. Tegra X1 is faster than A8X.

36. Iodine

Posts: 1493; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Why we are talking about phones ? And x1 which isn't even available has only embarasingly small adventage to year old A8X considering it's got a ton higher power compsumption and it's bult with the "world's most advanced GPU architecture" like nvidia claims.

38. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

The Tegra X1 is available, and has been for a while: it is the SoC that powers the Nvidia Shield Console. And it is more power efficient than the A8X at the same workload.

40. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

42. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Actually, it's not. The A8X GPU is second fastest after the Tegra X1, the CPU is still slower than the S6 CPU. Which is quite a feat for the latter, considering that the A8X SoC is too large for a phone, draws much more power and already heats up the iPad, let alone the thermal issues in a smartphone (making it fully unsuitable for smartphones to begin with, thus apples and oranges).

39. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Considering the the Note 5 uses the exact same SoC as the S6 and has an extra 1GB of LPDD4 ram, it makes no sense how far apart these benchmark scores are. Doing one run on benchmarks does not give one an accurate picture, which is probably what was done here with the Note 5 and S6, and maybe some of the others as well.

57. baldilocks

Posts: 1537; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Phone Arena still uses that score for the S6, even though it's been pointed out that it's not correct. Fact checking is not something Phone Arena is known for.

29. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

In geekbench3, how can s6 defeated note5 by huge gap with same soc?

2. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Wtf is wrong with the note 5 single and muticore? Is the same soc as the s6 but 500 and 1k points lower than the s6?

8. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Probably a failed run, it scores the same as the S6 normally:http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/search?q=SM-N920V

13. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

Or a paid article

16. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Oh no, what have you done? Now they will pull the article lol

17. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I don't think so, the test was done during the presentation: - With not definitive software - Probably loads of people getting access and trying the phone It is very likely the SoC was just running hot from all the people using it and the score got lower because it was throttling. Benchmarks are as good as the conditions they are performed in.

32. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

More believable scores, did you check 920F? it saying 3 cores and ios, lol.

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed these benchmarks are so strange E.g. for Geekbench 3 and GFXBench (3.0?) their Note 5 scores are far lower than their S6 scores They should be at least the same, if note slightly higher (bigger device, should have slightly better thermals)

27. Iodine

Posts: 1493; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

It actaully fits the numbers in geekbench browser which states 1200/4100 for the s6.

44. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

So 900 fits 1200. Great logic. I see most scores in the 1400-1500 ranges single core score and 4500-5400 multi core.

37. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Nothing wrong, these are demo phones on the event. They get slaughtered by journos. Happens for any phone event. It's the same SOC, probably just ePoP

55. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Was wondering about the single core? Seems low. Like to see more results from different sources.

3. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Just ain't good enough..

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

hahaha, i see the m9 and S6 leading(In some benchmarks) than the note 5.. waitting for the real one on 21st..

10. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Are you joking or you just don't understand how those benchmarks work? Just curious.

21. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

its pre released grumbo...

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Note 5 UPSM on geekbench benchmark?

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