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. 



1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012


3. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You sure did.

10. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Art thou mad brethren?

4. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

= early pre-production unit + preliminary benchmarks

18. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

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

2. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

what a Fail BEAST!

7. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

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

8. Celriot

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 05, 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.

11. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 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".

13. Celriot

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 05, 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.

14. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

9. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 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

12. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

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

16. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 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.

20. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

lumia 1520 moves faster, no reboots

15. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 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

17. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 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.

21. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

hehe Z2 LOOKING good.

22. leomax

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

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

23. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Note Edge is faster than Note 4. Check this:

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