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Preliminary Galaxy Note 4 benchmark results

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Preliminary Galaxy Note 4 benchmark results


The Galaxy Note 4 barely showed itself on the horizen, but we tech enthusiast don't have time for formalities. Right off the bat, we've run the new phablet through its paces by executing a few performance benchmark apps on it. After all, the Note 4's 5.7" screen comes with that ultra-sharp QHD resolution that is sure to need the full power from the built-in SoC in order to move at a steady pace. Given that, it's especially interesting to see what kind of perforance we can expect from the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.


However, before we get right into it, please keep in mind that the benchmark apps have been run on an early Note 4 unit - one which is likely not having the latest software version - so things might actually look better when the phone launches in October. Plus, we shouldn't really read too much into synthetic benchmarks anyway...

By the looks of it, even though it's armed with a next-gen CPU (Snapdragon 805 / Exynos 5433), the Galaxy Note 4 will be able to deliver a level of performance that's pretty similar to that of today's flagships, such as the Galaxy S5, One (M8) and Xperia Z2. For those of you who are disappointed due to the lack of a boost in performance, well, that's the price one has to pay to support such an enormous resolution like Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels). Anyway, let's stay positive and hope that there's still some magic to be done on Samsung's part prior to the device's release!

Vellamo Metal
Higher is better
LG G3 1322
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 1230.33
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 1214
Samsung Galaxy S5 1186
Sony Xperia Z2 1177
HTC One (M8) 1171
Vellamo Browser
Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 3041
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 2310
Samsung Galaxy S5 3479
HTC One (M8) 3657
GFXBench T-Rex HD on-screen
Higher is better
LG G3 20.7
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 25.9
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 26
Samsung Galaxy S5 27.8
Sony Xperia Z2 29.1
HTC One (M8) 28.3
GFXBench Manhattan on-screen
Higher is better
LG G3 7.5
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 11.2
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 9.77
Samsung Galaxy S5 11.7
Sony Xperia Z2 12.4
HTC One (M8) 11
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posted on 03 Sep 2014, 13:54 2

1. arenanew (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


fool phone arena is biggest fool maker

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 16:24

17. Ashoaib (Posts: 2264; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


not bad keeping in mind that these tests are from just a preproduction device.... I hope before the release they will optimize the software

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 13:54

2. twens (Posts: 664; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


why bother?

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 13:55 5

3. JMartin22 (Posts: 1218; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


People will optimize their Note 4's S805 and their Exynos 5433 to achieve a lot higher than what we see here.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:01 6

13. Gemmol (Posts: 538; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


they cant use it the regular way the normal people use phones?

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 01:58

22. JMartin22 (Posts: 1218; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Because these scores are low for a phone running cutting-edge hardware like this. It's obviously not showcasing it's full potential. People will tweak the software around, change the kernel settings, mess with the thermal throttle limits and CPU/GPU frequencies to achieve higher I'm sure. The benchmark listings on the page showed here, seem un-calibrated.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 13:58 13

4. darkskoliro (Posts: 984; Member since: 07 May 2012)


I think pretty much
801/FHD = 805/QHD

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:20

15. TylerGrunter (Posts: 968; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


That´s the nearest to the truth you can get.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 02:28 2

23. jeeta444 (Posts: 133; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


where is papa smurf ???
i assume he will be crying in bathroom.
lolll...note 4 is not even able to surpass Z2.
what a failure by samsung..,
Sony took good decision by not going for s805 and QHD gimmicks.
Z3 & Z3C best devices .

posted on 07 Sep 2014, 05:28

29. TheGenius (Posts: 338; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


You realise that this is not final product?

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:42

16. rd_nest (Posts: 770; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


^^ That's the idea eventually..

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:01 5

5. vuyonc (Posts: 271; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


So the Note 4 (I assume SD805 version) so far doesn't exactly blow away older phones (not even the Note 3). I know benchmarks don't say much but if Sony stayed with the SD801, then the SD805 seems to be a gimmick (like QHD at the moment).

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:08

6. tedkord (Posts: 4932; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I doubt either is a gimmick.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:13 5

7. vipervoid123 (Posts: 127; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


I would said SD805 is not really capable to support QHD ~
I guess thats why Sony stay with SD801 and FHD ~

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 02:37

24. jeeta444 (Posts: 133; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


lolllzzzz..…Phonearena saving the note4 , this article is not visible on homepage...

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:14 7

8. aba71983 (Posts: 421; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Wow... Another Samsung fail maybe... But will see when is in the market.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:25 8

9. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


Wow..... Another troll fail definitely....

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:01 2

14. shuaibhere (Posts: 1518; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


But when note 3 blowed everything away...you haters where saying benchmarks really doesn't matter much....
What happened suddenly???

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 06:45

26. clearblack (Posts: 45; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)


you know why the note 3 blowed away everything because Samsung cheated benchmarks withe note3 when they didnt cheat with the note 4 look what are the results

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 08:37

27. shuaibhere (Posts: 1518; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Note 3 is cheat proof... you know???

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:30 1

10. gazmatic (Posts: 625; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Apparently only the 810 is a proper upgrade. Even the 801 is just a spec bump over the 800

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:36 1

11. strudelz100 (Posts: 124; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Nothing special about running 800/801/805. Krait is 3 years old and has literally been ridden to death adding cores and clock speed and selling it as something new every 6 months.

QHD is a colossal waste of power as well. It yields even less improvement than the transition from 720 to 1080P. The display on the One X is still beautiful despite being "only 720P".

The Note 4 would gain 20-30% more performance and battery life if it were "just 1080P".

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:50 4

12. McLTE (Posts: 711; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Unfortunately, the market is driving these QHD screens - don't put it in your flagship, and many people will pass it over.

Having a G3, I do like the display - but when I go back to my Note 2, I do not at all have a feeling like I've stepped into the stone ages.

I'd have liked to see phones stay at 1080p for a while and let us enjoy a significant increase in battery life. Now we're playing catch up again.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 16:28

18. Ashoaib (Posts: 2264; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I bet if samsung didnt put QHD many many people might pissed off... so it is a right move

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 18:02

19. 1113douglas (Posts: 192; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


Agree its more of a marketing strategy

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 21:18

20. engineer-1701d (Posts: 1041; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


But not being a 64bit hurt it more why not 810 I think I will see what HTC has and nexus x

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 23:01

21. jdrch (Posts: 18; Member since: 08 Jul 2014)


FWIW, the only phone that can be fairly compared to the Note 4 is the G3, because it's the only other phone driving a 1440p screen. The more pixels you push, the slower you'll be.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 06:24 1

25. clearblack (Posts: 45; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)


Samsung fans are mass suiciding

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 15:52

28. RoarLions (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)


Yes. We're all disappointed in a 5.7" QHD screen that performs as well as or better than the other rockets in this class and brings the S-Pen along for the ride...

The LG is a spec monster for sure. Kinda like Frankenstein. Good parts but put together poorly in a usability sense.

The HTC is nice until you put a case on it and use head phones, then it's just another phone.

The Note series always was and still is a beast in every good sense of the word. It performs great, brings incredible graphics and has the S-Pen differentiator. The Note 4 just ups all that to the next level.

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