PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy Note 5

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 phonearena.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge  based on its performance and battery life.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S7 edge vs Note 5

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

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More processing power 8,047 vs 7,081 Around 15% better passmark score
More battery capacity 3,600 mA·h vs 3,000 mA·h 20% more battery capacity
Lighter 157 g vs 171 g Around 10% lighter
Slightly longer talk time (3G) 2,160 min vs 1,320 min Around 65% longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
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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
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Store more stuff 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Higher resolution front camera 16 MP vs 12 MP Around 35% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Better theoretical download speed 20 Mb/s vs 0.38 Mb/s More than 52x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Slightly bigger screen 5.7" vs 5.5" Around 5% bigger screen

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S7 edge  vs
Note 5 
Type AMOLED AMOLED
Size 5.5" 5.7"
Resolution 2560 x 1440 2560 x 1440
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 534 ppi 515 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.1 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Octa core
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 64 GB

photo & video

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

cellular

Generation 2.5G 4G
Networks
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/)
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 2,160 min 1,320 min
Capacity 3,600 mA·h 3,000 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S7 edge  vs
Note 5 
Weight 157 g 171 g
Thickness 7.7 mm 7.6 mm
Size 72.6 x 150.9 x 7.7 mm 76.1 x 153.2 x 7.6 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

Operating system Android 7.0 Android 7.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
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