1. daytondroid's Avatar
    I received my new AT&T Note 5 via FedEx yesterday and after setting it up and using it for a day, I ran a series of benchmarks on my new Note 5 and the Note 4 I got last year.

    Similarities:
    - AT&T (neither is unlocked nor rooted))
    - Device Encrypted
    - Nova launcher
    - All the AT&T pre-installed apps are disabled.
    - Chrome Beta 45.0.2454.37 (for browser benchmarks)

    Differences:
    - Note 4 - 5.0.1 / Build LRX22C / 32 GB model
    - Note 5 - 5.1.1 / Build LMY47X / 64 GB model
    - Note 4 - has 128GB Encrypted microSD card in it

    Sunspider 0.9.1 (lower is better)
    - Note 4 - 1302.2 ms
    - Note 5 - 671.0 ms

    Sunspider 1.0.2 (lower is better)
    - Note 4 - 1321.0 ms
    - Note 5 - 719.0 ms

    Browsermark 2.1 (higher is better)
    - Note 4 - 1460
    - Note 5 - 1895

    Google Octane 2.0 (higher is better)
    - Note 4 - 5375
    - Note 5 - 7902

    Geekbench 3 (SC / MC) (higher is better)
    - Note 4 - 1090 / 3398
    - Note 5 - 1486 / 4660

    GFX Bench 3.0 - (C24Z16 T-Rex Off / On) (higher is better)
    - Note 4 - 2197f 39fps / 1502f 27fps
    - Note 5 - 3007f 54fps / 2025f 36fps

    AnTuTu HTML 5 (higher is better)
    - Note 4 - 18,910
    - Note 5 - 25,112

    AnTuTu Video Test (higher is better)
    - Note 4 - 1012
    - Note 5 - 1001

    Super Pi 4M digits (lower is better)
    - Note 4 - 78.063 secs
    - Note 5 - 49.264 secs

    Personal subjective tests and opinions:
    - The fingerprint sensor on the Note 5 is much faster and more accurate, with a higher success rate.
    - The Note 5 installs apps much faster.
    - The Note 5 screen appears to have an edge over the Note 4.
    - Note 5 appears to have a smoother UI and less lag overall, and UI animations are more fluid.
    - With like settings in Nova launcher between the 4 and 5, the Note 5 renders icons and fonts smaller, even though the screens are the same resolution and PPI.
    - The height and thickness differences are not noticeable, but the width in the hand while holding it is, and I have the Samsung S-View Flip covers on each, and the Note 5 feels even narrower than the Note 4 with the cases on.
    - Due to the very narrow bezel, I have had a few false touches on the edge of the Note 5 screen, which is something I do not remember happening on the Note 4.
    - I have not had the Note 5 long enough to have reliable battery tests, but it appears to hold up well in comparison to the Note 4.
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    08-18-2015 09:10 PM
  2. OceanView's Avatar
    for those of us that don't really know the scale of those test results, which is better?
    08-18-2015 09:58 PM
  3. mayconvert's Avatar
    for those of us that don't really know the scale of those test results, which is better?
    Note 5 Smokes the Note 4
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    08-19-2015 12:50 AM
  4. clevin's Avatar
    Title indicates "end user experience", then you throw in all these benchmarks.

    benchmarks pushes the limit, of course devices with newer component always "win".

    In real life, 99% of the tasks will never push the limit, the benefit of a newer device is much diminished.

    btw, even my NOTE 3 can get sunspider to ~1000ms, all you need to do is to use firefox instead of chrome. Just shows the difference in these things, although looks large, isn't really that crucial when software can work around it.
    08-19-2015 04:27 AM
  5. daytondroid's Avatar
    I see nothing wrong with providing a few benchmarks. I did so because I am curious how all my Android and iOS devices compare when I get a new one. I stated "End User" as your mileage may very. The stocker browsers on Samsung devices are usually faster than Chrome and Firefox. I prefer Chrome on Android and Safari on iOS.
    geekaren, jimd1050 and debdroid1a like this.
    08-19-2015 09:23 AM
  6. bhatech's Avatar
    for those of us that don't really know the scale of those test results, which is better?
    Without even looking at the results I can guarantee and bet all my wealth that newer phone smokes older phone.
    tadpoles and OceanView like this.
    08-19-2015 09:38 AM
  7. geekaren's Avatar
    I see nothing wrong with providing a few benchmarks. I did so because I am curious how all my Android and iOS devices compare when I get a new one. I stated "End User" as your mileage may very. The stocker browsers on Samsung devices are usually faster than Chrome and Firefox. I prefer Chrome on Android and Safari on iOS.
    Thanks for taking the time to share your results / findings. As a note 4 user moving to the note 5, I find this type of comparison helpful.
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    08-19-2015 09:43 AM
  8. daytondroid's Avatar
    You are welcome.

    I fully agree, all newer phones should be faster. But, numbers will sometimes quantify how much faster the new one is.
    08-19-2015 09:45 AM
  9. jimd1050's Avatar
    I received my new AT&T Note 5 via FedEx yesterday and after setting it up and using it for a day, I ran a series of benchmarks on my new Note 5 and the Note 4 I got last year.

    Similarities:
    - AT&T (neither is unlocked nor rooted))
    - Device Encrypted
    - Nova launcher
    - All the AT&T pre-installed apps are disabled.
    - Chrome Beta 45.0.2454.37 (for browser benchmarks)

    Differences:
    - Note 4 - 5.0.1 / Build LRX22C / 32 GB model
    - Note 5 - 5.1.1 / Build LMY47X / 64 GB model
    - Note 4 - has 128GB Encrypted microSD card in it

    AnTuTu HTML 5 (higher is better)
    - Note 4 - 18,910
    - Note 5 - 25,112

    AnTuTu Video Test (higher is better)
    - Note 4 - 1012
    - Note 5 - 1001
    You wouldn't happen to have the AnTuTu "All" Test result number - usually a 5 digit number, would you? Thanks...
    08-24-2015 02:18 PM
  10. daytondroid's Avatar
    AnTuTu All Benchmarks v5.7.1
    - Note 4 (32-bit test) - 52410
    - Note 5 (32-bit test) - 59549
    - Note 5 (64-bit test) - 64678

    On the Note 5, there is an option to switch between 32-bit and 64-bit, since the Note 5 has a 64-bit CPU in it.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    08-30-2015 11:06 AM
  11. Ryano89's Avatar
    AnTuTu All Benchmarks v5.7.1
    - Note 4 (32-bit test) - 52410
    - Note 5 (32-bit test) - 59549
    - Note 5 (64-bit test) - 64678

    On the Note 5, there is an option to switch between 32-bit and 64-bit, since the Note 5 has a 64-bit CPU in it.
    I'm jealous, my lg g3, rooted, running debloated SkyDragon, scores between 37,000, and 41,000 depending on what kind of mood it is in. Lol

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    09-01-2015 07:43 PM

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