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.
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
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
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
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.
13. Gemmol (Posts: 538; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
they cant use it the regular way the normal people use phones?
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.
15. TylerGrunter (Posts: 968; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
That´s the nearest to the truth you can get.
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 .
29. TheGenius (Posts: 338; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)
You realise that this is not final product?
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).
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 ~
24. jeeta444 (Posts: 133; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)
lolllzzzz..…Phonearena saving the note4 , this article is not visible on homepage...
8. aba71983 (Posts: 421; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)
Wow... Another Samsung fail maybe... But will see when is in the market.
9. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)
Wow..... Another troll fail definitely....
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???
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
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
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".
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.
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
19. 1113douglas (Posts: 192; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)
Agree its more of a marketing strategy
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
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.
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.