Samsung Galaxy Note5 And Galaxy S6 Edge+ Review: More Of A Good Thing

Performance: CPU and Device

AnTuTu’s latest benchmark returns a number of scores—too many to graph so we’re including a look at all the numbers in a table. This test measures subsystem performance in various areas like Database IO, Storage IO, CPU (Int. and Float), GPU (3D), and RAM (speed).

Mobile XPRT is a similar system-level benchmark that evaluates performance in a number of difference categories. And GeekBench is a lightweight single and multi-thread CPU benchmark.

AnTuTu, Mobile XPRT, GeekBench Benchmarks
General System, CPU and UX Performance

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The Galaxy Note5 and S6 Edge+ performed very well in the various AnTuTu tests, but fell just shy of the overall scores put up by the original S6 and S6 Edge, which are based on similar hardware. If you look at the individual tests, however, you'll see just how small the deltas separating Samsung's latest phones are.

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We had similar results in the MobileXPRT benchmark. The original Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge+ put up slightly better scores than the newer Note5 and S6 Edge+ again here. Though these new phones have more memory, it potentially has higher latency as well, based on these numbers. Again though, the deltas separating the phones are small.


We saw the same performance trend in the Geekbench tests too. Here, the Galaxy Note5 and S6 Edge+ just barely missed the mark set by the original Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, but all of the latest Samsung devices sit alone at the top of the chart.

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