PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 7


Processing power and speed



3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G) and Battery capacity


How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from, and

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Apple iPhone 7 

PhoneRocket recommends the Apple iPhone 7  based on its performance and reviews.

See full details

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 7

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

iPhone 7

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Report a correction
Much higher resolution 2560 x 1440 vs 1334 x 750 Around 3.8x higher resolution
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
More cores Octa core vs Quad core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Significantly sharper screen 515 ppi vs 325 ppi Around 60% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Noticeably bigger screen 5.7" vs 4.7" More than 20% bigger screen
Significantly more battery capacity 3,000 mA·h vs 1,960 mA·h Around 55% more battery capacity
More RAM 4 GB vs 2 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Higher resolution front camera 16 MP vs 12 MP Around 35% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
View of Apple iPhone 7

Reasons to consider the
Apple iPhone 7

Report a correction
More processing power 8,413 vs 7,075 Around 20% better passmark score
Store much more stuff 256 GB vs 64 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Lighter 138 g vs 171 g Around 20% lighter
Faster processor 2.34 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 10% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Note 5  vs
iPhone 7 
Size 5.7" 4.7"
Resolution 2560 x 1440 1334 x 750
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 515 ppi 325 ppi


Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.34 GHz
Number of cores Octa core Quad core
Internal storage 64 GB 256 GB

photo & video

Camera 16 MP 12 MP
Resolution 16 MP 12 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP 7 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth

form factor

Galaxy Note 5  vs
iPhone 7 
Weight 171 g 138 g
Thickness 7.6 mm 7.1 mm
Size 76.1 x 153.2 x 7.6 mm 67.1 x 138.3 x 7.1 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 7.0 iOS 10
Multitasking Yes No
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps


Talk time (3G) 1,320 min 840 min
Capacity 3,000 mA·h 1,960 mA·h
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Report a correction
Apple iPhone 7
Report a correction


comments powered by Disqus