Samsung Galaxy Note 7 benchmarks: we ran a few on the test unit, it's still a beast

So, the Galaxy Note 7 was announced yesterday and, in a cool twist, at the end of the event Samsung quickly transformed the stage where DJ Koh was standing just 40 minutes earlier into a media test area, where we got to play with the cool new toys. Of course, after taking some quick snaps of the shiny Note 7 variants, we also snuck in a few benchmark tests to see if the handset does any different than its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge counterparts.

For the most part, we can see the Note 7 is performing similarly to the S series from earlier this year. Makes sense, as it rocks the same hardware – a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC (Exynos 8890 on international models) and 4 GB of RAM. On GFX Bench's T-Rex and Manhattan, the Note 7 scored pretty much the same as the S7 before it. However, on AnTuTu it earned 9,000 more points than the regular-sized flagship recorded when we tested it, for a total of 145,000 points — pretty much among the best Android has to offer. Still, it does get beaten on a couple of fronts by recently released competitor Moto Z Droid, and Apple's gargantuan iPhone 6s Plus.

Of course, we will run the same benchmarks multiple times when we get an actual retail Note 7 in our hands, so that we can get a better, more consistent result. For now, we can attribute the fact that the Note 7 did so well in AnTuTu, compared to the S7, to better software optimizations and possibly more room for cooling inside the phablet's slightly larger body.

AnTuTu Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Note7 116036.33
Samsung Galaxy S7 136695
Apple iPhone 6s Plus 58664
Motorola Moto Z Droid Edition 130195
GFXBench T-Rex HD on-screen Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Note7 53
Samsung Galaxy S7 53
Apple iPhone 6s Plus 59
Motorola Moto Z Droid Edition 58
GFXBench Manhattan 3.1 on-screen Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Note7 15
Samsung Galaxy S7 29
Apple iPhone 6s Plus 38.4
Motorola Moto Z Droid Edition 30

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Galaxy Note7
  • Display 5.7 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow


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