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The Galaxy S6 Edge passes through AnTuTu, breaks all records and reveals specs

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The Galaxy S6 Edge passes through AnTuTu, breaks all records and reveals specs
The inevitable has finally happened – the upcoming Galaxy S6 Edge has been caught making a pass through the AnTuTu benchmarking suite, leaving all kinds of meaty intel for us to digest, not to mention a performance record.

To start off, the specific model of the Galaxy S6 Edge that was spotted was the SM-G925W8, a mashup of numerals and letters that we're well acquainted with, and have pretty good reasons to believe refer to no other than Samsung's next flagship. More importantly, however, the device is powered by the octa-core Exynos 7420 – a Samsung-made chip built on a 14 nm node (compared to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810, which is built on a 20 nm one), complemented by an ARM Mali-T760 GPU. 

As for the rest of the specs, we're looking at a 5.1-inch display (Super AMOLED, most likely) with a super high resolution of 1440 x 2560 (576 ppi), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 20-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie snapper. In other words, most of what we thought we knew based on rumors is shaping up to be the real deal.

Lastly, and as mentioned, the Galaxy S6 Edge set a record high, 60,978 score – by far the highest we've seen. Since AnTuTu is a multi-stage test, the break-down of the score actually allows us to spot where the Exynos 7420 improved the most compared to the older Exynos 5433 – 3D objects visualization. That's always welcome news, especially when talking about phones with as pixel-dense displays (these put an enormous strain on the processor and GPU).

With Samsung's Unpacked event (set for March 1st) now just a few short weeks away, we expect to get more and more concrete information on the Galaxy S6 Edge before it's even made public, so do stay tuned for more.

UPDATE: This piece previously referred to the SM-G925W8 as the Galaxy S6, but based on recent, seemingly credible leaks, we have reason to believe that it's actually the Galaxy S6 Edge. Story has been edited to reflect that.

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posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:00 26

1. Sidewinder (Posts: 422; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)

Holy smokes.. Flagship of 2015

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 03:53 1

36. phljcnth (Posts: 485; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Now PA is telling us that it could be the Galaxy S6 Edge. I don't think so because the display's aspect ratio is 16:9 and it would be unusual if the phone's "main" display would be narrower than that. Remember the Note Edge comes with an additional 160x2560 display strip along with the main screen.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 06:15 8

52. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

Geekbench results for Galaxy S6 Edge.


posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:04 15

2. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1213; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

time to upgrade my note 3!!

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 14:11 3

70. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

Time to downgrade my Note 4

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:08

5. AME85 (Posts: 42; Member since: 16 Dec 2014)

Waiting for the S6 Edge results !!

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:09 2

6. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

It will be the same. Just the graphic score will be a ittle bit lower due to that extra pixels on the side.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:12

8. Ishtiaque99 (Posts: 53; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)

5.1 inch screen is frustrating.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 02:46

79. aries.phills (Posts: 140; Member since: 17 May 2011)

I don't understand how a 5.1 inch screen can be frustrating. My guess is that you are already hooked to the phablet kinda screen. I currently use a 5.1 inch phone and it is the perfect phone screen size in my opinion.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:13 7

9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Yay... Bring it on Sammy.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:14 9

10. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)

My god that is amazing!

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:20 4

11. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)

This is nothing..

Wait till you see the Geekbench 3 score, which reveals the most epic thing - a score in the rank of newest high end Intel Core M chips, and midrange Broadwell U chips.

Basically, phone chips have caught up with contemporary laptop chips in raw computing power!!

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:21 1

12. XaErO (Posts: 317; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)

Excellent !! .. So it is gonna be Z4 and S6 mainly .. for first half of 2015 !!

Also interested to see, what Touchwiz optimizations Samsung might bring with S6 !!

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:22 1

13. SyCo87 (Posts: 31; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)

Let's see if that can carry the weight of overbloated Touchwiz

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:58 9

26. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

the joke is dead. find something else to hate on.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:25 2

15. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)

I call bs. For the most of the time it has similar results to exynos 5433. Antutu is so freaking garbage, I bet it doesn't support 64bit cpus yet. The most unreliable benchmark in the history.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:38 1

20. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)

You are aware that both chips have the SAME CPU and GPU setup? (64bit Cortex A57 +A53 & Mali T760)
The only difference is one is made on 20nm, and the other on much more advanced 14nm finFET.
So the results make perfect sense actually.

The runtime score is far higher (as it should be, comparing ART and Dalvik), the GPU score also (because the GPU is clocked higher, or has more cores)

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:25 9

16. Ghost04 (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 May 2014)

I always support companies to invest and and build their own chipsets .
Because it's always better then dependent on others .
If a company manufactures it's own chipsets it can compare it with top end chipset brands and even if they not powerful they can try to improve and match them .
If Samsung had used Snapdragon 810 ,they can only match LG , HTC and others or slightly beat them but never by a huge margin .
That's why I supported Exynos and HISilicon from the start . Though HISilicon is not that powerful but they have improved a lot since starting .
Competition is something that gives more choices and heat up the competition .
And manufacturer are more determined to bring new and better technologies .

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:32 1

19. AlikMalix (Posts: 5442; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)

... and then they load it with "features" and bloat... Please Samsung give me a reason to try your phone again - make rumors true - make bloat and "features" downloadable... Not trolling...

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:39

21. shaineql (Posts: 352; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

Google what you just wrotr. Yes they are making all bloat downloadable this time.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 03:02 4

27. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

Yes exactly. dad bought the note 4 and at first I noticed lots of apps but then they turn out to be only shortcuts to galaxy apps or play store and can be easily deleted. the Note 4 is amazing but I bet the S6 will be the perfect phone. Can't wait.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 03:17 1

31. usermaxthon (Posts: 70; Member since: 20 Jan 2015)

They build their Exynos 7420 on their "Superior" 14nm and still can't beat A8's (which is build on 20nm) single core score, pathetic i must say. Their Exynos 5433 (which is build on 20nm) single core score is around 1128, slightly better than snapdragon 805 single core performance (which is build on 28nm). Like all the previous Exynos processor it's going to be a top benchmarker but in really life i don't think they will perform much better than S810.

Flagship Mobile processor is already powerful enough for all kind of mobile tasks. What really matters in my book is how efficient the processor is and the single core performance ( most apps (90%) don't even use the 3rd core.) Plus Snapdragon is much richer binaries and their processors are also deeply intregrated. I believe that when Qualcomm fixed their overhitting issues 810 going to performs much better than Exynos 5433 and will be slightly behind the Exynos 7420 in terms raw performance but batterly life/efficience of the processor going to be the same.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 03:33 13

33. tedkord (Posts: 10915; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Can't beat A8s? The older SD805 beat the A8 in quite a few benchmarks. People like to cherry-pick the sections where Apple wins, but look at the overall scores.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 03:44

35. usermaxthon (Posts: 70; Member since: 20 Jan 2015)

Read before you comment. I was comparing Exynos 7420 and A8 single core performnce,i didn't compare SD805 with A8. I compare SD805 with Exynos 5433.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 04:21 9

38. JMartin22 (Posts: 1966; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

That's because Apples single cores use more transistors per core and are physically bigger than the ARM Cortex-A57 allow more throughput. While quad core SoCs tend to use more, but smaller cores with less transistors. But despite that fact. The Exynos 7420 single core performance is razor close to the Apple A8's, a testament to the engineering marvel that the SoC is turning out to be.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 04:26 8

39. tedkord (Posts: 10915; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

I know what your compared. You stated that the 7420 couldn't beat the A8. I was pointing out that the older ARM based CPUs beat it, so this certainly will.

Single core performance. That's the cherry picking I was talking about. That would be relevant if they both had only one core. When they rate the horsepower of a car, do they do it per cylinder, or rate the overall engine.

In conclusion, I did read before I commented. I would suggest you know what you're talking about before you comment.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 05:02 4

44. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)

Your comparison is ppointles.
Use some brain and tell me what do you think would happen if Apple put 4 Cyclone cores in their iPhone chip??

The Cortex A57 is weaker, but it is also MUCH smaller and frugal.
In performanc per watt, it is actually a better core.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 05:29 2

49. Freecableguy (Posts: 42; Member since: 21 Jul 2014)

I'm doing 1298/4576 @ Geekbench with Exynos 5433 so you might want to check your numbers again. Exynos 7420 will only improve on that and yes, it will likely smoke the S810.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 08:17 1

66. alex3run (Posts: 711; Member since: 18 May 2014)

And don't you know that Apple uses ultra wide cores and tripple core A8X has non-smartphone TDP? Do you know thatmanufacturing process itsdlf doesn't affect the performance of the chipset? Have you compared Snapdragon and Exynos versions of Galaxy Note 4 in real life tests?

If you don't why then do you try to talk about it?

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 14:57

73. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

First off, the score can't be accurate because of these facts. Android is a Virtual Machine. Vm's run indepandant of the hardware underneath. I doubt benchmarks take this into consideration. iOS apps, have direct hardware access which could easily drive the scoring up, while a VM wouldn't.

If Android ran directly with a HAL like C+ does, the story would be far different.

Also benchmarks don't tell the story. Most Android apps onlyy use one core. Side by side tests show most apps run equal or faster than they do on iOS. So real life usage is way better than a benchmark any day.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 14:53

72. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

On the Note 3 and 4, most of the apps tat Samsung offered with their partners were not installed in the phone. It behaved much like Windows PC's, where you see an icon and when you clicked it, it was actually a shortcut to the actual app in Samsung's Store or in the PlayStore. This was also true of the S5, because many users complained about how the extra features really bogged down the S4 which it did.

But I doubt Samsung can make TouchWiz features a separate app. Those features like SmartStay or similar.

But based on my experience, the Samsung bloat is nowhere as bad as the carrier bloat. Especially since I am on Verizon. My Note 4, has way more Verizon apps baked in that run in the background even though I have never even opened them.

Every app I don't need to have, I should be able to remove. I understand every device has to have core apps that support the capabilities of the device. Those are expect and welcomed But the carrier bloat, needs to be removable.

Also, carriers being able to hard bake in these apps and locking bootloaders should be illegal. I understand carriers at first locked phones o people cant sidestep using services the carriers offers. Like people who install ROMs that allow then to use tethering without being charged. Well carriers don't charge for tethering anymore. It simply comes off your data. Sure you can still tether without losing your data amount if you install a custom rom. But carriers wouldn't have to worry if they simply include the feature. After all it doesn't cost them extra to support what the device does on its own.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:56 2

24. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

My Next Phone.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:57 1

25. yowanvista (Posts: 340; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Let's hope that they use a beefier Mali-T760 with more than 6 compute units. The current MP6 variant really struggles against the current gen Adreno series.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 08:21 1

67. alex3run (Posts: 711; Member since: 18 May 2014)

In real world gaming Mali smokes Adreno.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 03:34

34. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 335; Member since: 30 May 2014)

Great specs!. One of the best phone of 2015

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 03:55 1

37. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)

Awesome! Can't wait for the Note 5 with 4k AMOLED and the successo, to 7420r!

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 04:34

41. FlyingDutch (banned) (Posts: 97; Member since: 30 Jan 2015)

They have been bragging about synthetic scores, and getting beaten by the allegedly inferior iPhone, each year worse than the previous one.

Why are the used S1 ~ S5 worth nothing if they were so great?

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 04:45 4

42. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 779; Member since: 11 May 2013)

Huh? So why did the note 4 beat ip6 plus in speed test? :)

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 04:50

43. FlyingDutch (banned) (Posts: 97; Member since: 30 Jan 2015)

Look at SunSpider scores. It's the least-cheatable and most non-synthetic benchmark that's relevant for UX fluidity.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 05:16 3

47. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)

Many applications nowadays can take advantage of 2 cores so for those programs and games a dual core CPU would offer better performance even though the clockspeed is slower.

There is also the updated CPU architecture that can have a big impact on processor performance. Long ago it was MHz that matters, now it's IPC (instructions per clock). The greater the IPC a CPU can execute per 1Hz the more efficient the CPU is and more or less the faster it will be.

So... if the old single core 2.4GHz CPU can execute 2 instructions for every 1Hz while a newer dual core 2.0GHz CPU can execute 3 instructions per core, the newer dual core CPU will be faster even if only one core is being used while the other is idling.

To use some numbers let's just say the single core can execute 2 instructions every 100MHz (to keep the numbers small); that means a 2.4GHz can execute 48 instructions every cycle. The newer dual core CPU can execute 3 instructions every 100MHz per core; that means a 2.0GHz can execute 60 instructions every cycle if only one core is used. In a perfect world conditions that means if both cores were being used the dual core CPU can execute 120 instructions every cycle. In actually it will be much less than that say maybe 80 - 90 instructions every cycle depending on how efficiently the program is coded, waiting time for other instructions to be executed, wrong predictions, and a whole host of other things that can cause a delay in execution.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 05:21 5

48. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)

Apples ios platform is not full matured, so even a single core can still operate without lag.
You are comparing an app launcher platform vs Wp, BB, Android, a matured OS. Wait another 5 years till its capable.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 05:55 2

50. Macready (Posts: 906; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)

Nonsense. Sunspider benchmarks mostly measure browser and more specifically Java optimizations on a single core. So not only will results depend on the browser used, Samsung has historically scored better than most other Android vendors in those benchmarks. By your logic, that would mean the much maligned TW would have been more fluid than say NEXUS phones running vanilla Android throughout the years. That's where your theory fell flat already.

Besides, a Note 4 beats an iPhone 6 Plus when running a few cycles of (the same) apps (including browser pages loading), games and menus too in terms of speed and fluidity, despite having to push 70% more pixels. That's the real test.

The theory that you use only 1 core most of the time has been debunked ages ago. Even my old S2 was running both cores with most tasks that involved more than being static, not in the least because the Linux kernel was built to divide tasks, even before apps ask for it.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 06:46 1

57. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

SunSpider is basically a javascript benchmark which doesn't even make use of multiple cores. it's a strictly single core benchmark. Nothing to do with UI.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 05:15 1

46. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)

Dual cores are generally more faster, you should disregard CPU clock speeds and focus more on CPU architecture for determining which one is better.

Understand Apple boy.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 15:28

74. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

What? My wife had her S5 for release day, until the Note 4 came out and I got her the Note 4 one month after release. I sold the S5 for $475 and I paid 199.99 for it on VZW via contract. I have never sold a used Android for less than 50% of its retail cost...NEVER.

A person looking to upgrade who can't because they are on contract, a use phone in meant condition is still cheaper than paying full retail off contract pricing.

You ignorant iFans think that top tier Android phones don't hit the same resale value of an iPhone is stupid. I paid 299.99 for my Note 3. It was in very good condition. I still got $400 bucks for it, while the Note retails for 699 on Verizon.

My eBay seller name is livenlife4me. Look for yourself.
If you like Apple, then like Apple. But don't come over here to Android with your trolling BS. Because I will personally call you out with facts that back up what I say and show you exactly why we call you idiots sh33ps. Because you all simply repeat something you heard someone else day with no factual evidence.

Carrier phones in the USA, tend ot be worth less if they are for Sprint or VZW because even unlocked they can only be used on those. ATT and T-Mobile are nterchangeable if unlocked, but they don't garner that much of a higher price. Right now a used S5 is still as much as $350 - $500. Thati still more than 50% retail.

The average iPhone sales at the same level, about 50% retail. Before Apple jacked up the iPhone, it was $650 off contract. The iPhone 5S cost exactly the same as a Galaxy S 5. Both are running $350 to $400.

Stop TRYING to at like the iPhone is the s**t. It isn't.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 06:12 2

51. Nathillien (Posts: 208; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)

Again, we will have a beast on our hands.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 06:19

53. xsoft7 (Posts: 27; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)

even if it gets 100K, that wont translate to REAL perforamce as the touchwiz is LAGGY 5 generations already!!!!

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 06:22

54. Tejas9 (Posts: 95; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)

Release the small kraken....

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 07:17

59. Needle (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Jan 2015)

Where is the removable battery? Always a must with any phone, otherwise it is just like an iPhone and I never want one of those.
Samsung has always had removable batteries.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 08:06

63. j2001m (Posts: 2886; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

They adding a new type of batterie

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 07:49

60. greathero1 (Posts: 563; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)

This is going to be one hell of a phone internally and screen wise. I hope they don't screw up the design. Stick with the design language from the Note 4 and Alpha series because the pics above are hideous and too familiar. If it looks similar to the Note 4 or Alpha then I will probably be selling my iP6+.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 08:01

62. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Impressive GPU.

I wonder how it'll turn out in reality in a razor slim phone.
Performance is one aspect like Tyrion shows with benches, another is sustained usage with battery consumption an the byproduct of waste heat.

Curious, is A8X used in phones or just tablets/pads?

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 08:11

64. Macready (Posts: 906; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)

Just the latter due to the TDP (too power hungry for phones).

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 08:15

65. HerpDerpMapleSerp (Posts: 52; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)

Let's hope that this is true, and doesn't turn out to be a laggy mess like my bloat 4.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 09:46

68. PANIC (Posts: 126; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)

It is also worth mentioning that certain smartphone makers, including Samsung, have been found in the past to optimize their devices for such benchmark apps. As a result, benchmark scores might not always be the most important thing to take into account when comparing devices....time and reviews will show

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 10:41

69. kerginaldo17 (Posts: 173; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)

If nothing fake, S6 will be the best smartphone of all times.And Samsung takes the advantage of making your own processador.A new world may arise in the company's future.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 20:20

75. Sammybing (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Feb 2015)

I was in China, I probably know more about Antutu, I'm sure, in the 3D test this project, Antutu has been inaccurate, and this is because, 3D pressure has been unable to meet the stronger GPU performance, such as K1 and A8x, is 20,000 points up and down, but this is obviously unreasonable, Antutu need to update the version. In other words, Exynos 7420 will be more than this score will be higher.
Also, I predict, will be the Mali-T760 MP8 @ 900MHz, GFXbench Manhattan (1080P) up to 30FPS.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 10:50

84. delavecmaister (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Feb 2015)

the samsung galaxy s6 looks like would have the best scores and benchmarks of 2015 but the design is the best on the htc one M9

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