PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 7 Plus

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark

Graphics

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

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from gsmarena.com, phonearena.com and mobiletechreview.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 7 Plus

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Samsung Galaxy Note 5

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5

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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 higher resolution 2560 x 1440 vs 1920 x 1080 Around 80% higher resolution
Sharper screen 515 ppi vs 400 ppi Around 30% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
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
Lighter 171 g vs 188 g Around 10% lighter
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
More RAM 4 GB vs 3 GB Around 35% more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Slightly bigger screen 5.7" vs 5.5" Around 5% bigger screen
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More processing power 8,107 vs 7,075 Around 15% better passmark score
Store much more stuff 256 GB vs 64 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
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

screen

Galaxy Note 5  vs
iPhone 7 Plus 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 5.7" 5.5"
Resolution 2560 x 1440 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 515 ppi 400 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.34 GHz
Number of cores Octa core Quad core
RAM 4 GB 3 GB
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

connectivity

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

form factor

Galaxy Note 5  vs
iPhone 7 Plus 
Weight 171 g 188 g
Thickness 7.6 mm 7.3 mm
Size 76.1 x 153.2 x 7.6 mm 77.9 x 158.2 x 7.3 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

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

battery

Talk time (3G) 1,320 min 1,260 min
Capacity 3,000 mA·h 2,900 mA·h
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