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!

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

fool phone arena is biggest fool maker

17. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 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

2. twens

Posts: 1183; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

why bother?

3. JMartin22

Posts: 2387; Member since: Apr 30, 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: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

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

22. JMartin22

Posts: 2387; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

4. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

I think pretty much 801/FHD = 805/QHD

15. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

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

23. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 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: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

You realise that this is not final product?

16. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

^^ That's the idea eventually..

5. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 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).

6. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I doubt either is a gimmick.

7. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 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: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

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

8. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

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

9. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

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

14. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

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

26. clearblack

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 04, 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

27. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

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

10. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

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

11. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 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: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 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: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

19. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

Agree its more of a marketing strategy

20. engineer-1701d unregistered

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: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 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.

25. clearblack

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

Samsung fans are mass suiciding

28. RoarLions

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 04, 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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