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Preliminary Samsung Galaxy Note Edge GFXBench and Vellamo benchmark results

Preliminary Samsung Galaxy Note Edge GFXBench and Vellamo benchmark results

We already treated you to some precursive benchmark results that hinted at how the Galaxy Note 4 might fare against some of its rivals performance-wise, but what about its innovative peer, the Galaxy Note Edge? The most notable difference between the Note 4 and the Edge is, ostensibly, the overlapping, YOUM-like sloped screen of the latter, which doubles as a separate auxiliary display. 

As we know, both the Edge and the Note 4 come with the same, power-laden SoC, i.e. a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, churning its gears at 2.7GHz. Paired with an Adreno 420 graphics-handling silicon, the Galaxy Note Edge has to power a pixel-dense Quad HD display, which normally takes its toll on the overall performance. That said, it was not surprising that the benchmark tests of the Galaxy Note 4 showed that it's comparable with older flagship smartphones, such as the HTC One (M8) and the Samsung Galaxy S5 (which are equipped with an older iteration of the Snapdragon goodness). 

So, is the Galaxy Note Edge akin to the Note 4 performance-wise? Sound logic suggests that this is so, and fortunately, we were able to lay our hands on a Galaxy Note Edge at IFA 2014. Of course, being the geeks we are, we run some synthetic benchmark tests on it and see how it fares against the other in GFXBench and Vellamo. However, take into consideration that the device we procured benchmark tryouts on was an early pre-production unit and things might change a bit once the Galaxy Note Edge hits the shelves. 

Vellamo Metal
Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 1118
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 1230.33
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 1214
LG G3 1322
Samsung Galaxy S5 1186
Sony Xperia Z2 1177
HTC One (M8) 1171
GFXBench T-Rex HD on-screen
Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 26.3
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 25.9
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 26
LG G3 20.7
Samsung Galaxy S5 27.8
Sony Xperia Z2 29.1
HTC One (M8) 28.3
GFXBench Manhattan on-screen
Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 10
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 11.2
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 9.77
LG G3 7.5
Samsung Galaxy S5 11.7
Sony Xperia Z2 12.4
HTC One (M8) 11
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posted on 05 Sep 2014, 09:09 4

1. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Fail.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 09:24 1

3. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You sure did.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 10:14 1

10. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Art thou mad brethren?

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 09:29 5

4. neops (Posts: 297; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


= early pre-production unit + preliminary benchmarks

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 12:58

18. T.Law (Posts: 415; Member since: 10 May 2014)


You're 3days in advance, I'm afraid.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 09:21 3

2. rantao333 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 May 2013)


what a Fail BEAST!

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 09:40 1

7. jeeta444 (Posts: 154; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


Lolll……xperia Z2 beats the newly launched so called beast note 4.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 10:06 5

8. Celriot (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


Are you guys too stupid to understand how onscreen benchmarks work, or what? The notes resolution is 4 times larger than the Z2.. its like running the benchmark on extreme and comparing the results to someone else running it on low.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 10:17 2

11. jeeta444 (Posts: 154; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


its 4 times of 720p not 1080p, gain some knowledge before commenting. and who the hell need a QHD which will become a hog for cpu and battery. 1080p is more than enough for displays under 6".

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 10:40 3

13. Celriot (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


Are you under the impression that me misspeaking somehow invalidates the point that the Z2 is barely half the resolution of the Note? What a shame, because it doesn't. Having a pathetic screen like that makes all the difference in on-screen benches.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 10:50 2

14. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


You call the Z2 screen pathetic? Now THAT'S pathetic.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 10:12 1

9. Pattyface (Posts: 1633; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


I laugh at those thinking these are any indication of where it will be once released. Both new notes will be amazing regardless of this preliminary result

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 10:20 3

12. jeeta444 (Posts: 154; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


yepp sure, they will otimise the soc to produce fake results as they did with note 3.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:46

16. Pattyface (Posts: 1633; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


It doesn't matter what these silly benchmarks get, it's all about the user experience and thus far the note series is top dog in the production category. If you would rather use these as your deciding factor then so be it but that seems silly to me.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 15:10

20. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


lumia 1520 moves faster, no reboots

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:16

15. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


I'm waiting for the tweaked benchmarks that say that it is 12x better than everybody else by using resources specifically tailored to the benchmark tests.

This proves that 1080 is more than enough, even better than QHD on such small screens

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 12:09

17. Tuxedo (Posts: 349; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Interesting to see such a big performance difference between the Note 4 and Note Edge as they both use the same SOC. Looks like the Note Edge has some graphic performance issues.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 22:51

21. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2117; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


hehe Z2 LOOKING good.

posted on 06 Sep 2014, 02:07

22. leomax (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


@P
Which version have you got?
Exynos or snapdragon?
What Gpu is it?
Early days for note edge.

posted on 06 Sep 2014, 23:29

23. Anonn (Posts: 230; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Note Edge is faster than Note 4. Check this:
http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_ifa_2014-review-1126p2.php

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