The Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the OnePlus 2, and the LG G4 are the latest and greatest phones released by the respective companies at the moment. They all feature impressive but different hardware. For example the Galaxy Note 5 runs on the Exynos 7420 processor, while the OnePlus 2 is powered by a Snapdragon 810, while the LG G4 runs on the Snapdragon 808.
However due to the use of different hardware and different software optimizations, which phone is the fastest at the end of the day? Thanks to the folks at PhoneBuff, they have decided to do a speed test involving all three devices, so if you have a new phone you are planning on getting and you can’t decide which, hopefully this video will help with your decision.
How the test was conducted involves using a timer. Apps are launched and multitasking is taken into account, and at the end the “fastest” phone “wins”. As expected the Galaxy Note 5 takes the lead thanks to its powerful Exynos 7420, but oddly enough despite the OnePlus 2 featuring a Snapdragon 810, it lagged behind noticeably compared to the LG G4 which has the Snapdragon 808.
As PhoneBuff points out, technically the OnePlus 2 should be faster due to its lower-res display, meaning it should be less taxing on its processor, but that is clearly not the case. However when it came to multitasking, this is where the Note 5 struggles a bit as we have seen in previous tests. While it did win overall, it lost its initial advantage over the LG G4 and narrowly beat it out by over 1 second.
At the end of the day which phone you purchase is up to you. You might prefer the design of one brand, or the price of the other, or maybe speed isn’t that important to you and the camera is, but if we’re talking about pure speed, then this test is worth watching.