While most people understand benchmark tests don’t always translate into real world performance, some people definitely want to know their flagship devices perform the best.

Personally I take benchmark tests with a grain of salt, as I care more about real world performance. But for the sake of this post I will let the benchmarks speak for themselves as many people do care about benchmarks. That’s why millions of people have downloaded the apps.

Benchmark tests do not always produce exact results from device to device, so keep that in mind when viewing the scores. Also, the Galaxy S7 edge I am using is a U.S. variant which means it runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 instead of the Exynos counterpart found in other parts in the world. Supposedly the Exynos processor is said to be faster.

In my first day of testing I do find the G5 to offer a much smoother experience than the S7 edge. Both devices are on the AT&T network and come loaded with the same carrier bloatware.

I have no investment in either device. Honestly my personal favorite smartphones right now are not the S7 edge nor the LG G5, and the devices I prefer don’t even come close to these scores. As a scientist I do let the data speak for itself when it comes to these tests.

I’m sure I will get some hate comments from a few Samsung fans just for posting these results, but LG fans can rejoice tonight in seeing these scores. And as you will see in the data below, the LG G5 beats the S7 edge in every test I have run. They may run the same processor but LG knows how to get more out of it.

If you want to download the apps for yourself, click on the title of each benchmark test and it will take you to the app at the Google Play Store.

AnTuTu Benchmark

Comparison results from AnTuTu
Comparison results from AnTuTu
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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (left), LG G5 (right)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge results
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge AnTuTu Benchmark
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge AnTuTu Benchmark Test run number 1
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge test run number 2.
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge test run number 2.
LG G5 results
LG G5 AnTuTu test number 1
LG G5 AnTuTu test number 1
LG G5 AnTuTu test result number 2
LG G5 AnTuTu test result number 2

GeekBench 3

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge result

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LG G5 result

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Vellamo Mobile Benchmark

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (left), LG G5 (right)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (left), LG G5 (right)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge result

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LG G5 result

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