Interesting question! I like that you ask if it's "better" rather than the "same". Here's what I found:
Chenu says, “It can be well argued that the best food-for-energy intake for young people can come from a banana because of the banana’s incredible natural health and nutrition qualities...Comparing a banana with a high-caffeine sugar drink is like comparing chalk and cheese. One is a natural fruit loaded with goodness, but devoid of fat and cholesterol, and the other is loaded with ingredients processed by man to artificially pump the body to make it work harder or stop it from slowing down. The only goodness that we can see in high-caffeine drinks is the water...A banana can give you the same pick-me-up feeling as these drinks without the caffeine because of the carbohydrates they contain. At the same time a banana is delivering a host of goodness including protein, fibre, potassium, vitamins A, B6 and C, and folate,”
Bananas are low-GI foods, which means their refuelling qualities last a long time. The carbohydrates in a banana are released slowly after consumption prolonging the energy boost that they deliver.
"When a muscle contracts during exercise it burns the glucose that has been released from the
muscle ‘fuel tank’ called glycogen, which is made from the carbohydrate found in food. If the meals and snacks before physical activity are low in carbohydrate, the muscles become low in glycogen, and you will run out of energy before you have finished."
Stumbled across this site you might also find interesting - "30 Bananas A Day"