Notification Center

This is our new notification center. Inside, you will find updates on the most important things happening right now.

Notifications

Hmm, push notifications seem to be disabled in your browser. You can enable them from the 'Settings' icon in the URL bar of your browser.

www.phonearena.com

Preliminary Samsung Galaxy Note Edge GFXBench and Vellamo benchmark results

20

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. 



New reasons to get excited every week

Get the most important news, reviews and deals in mobile tech delivered straight to your inbox

Related phones

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge specs
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Display 5.6 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 3.7 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Note4 specs
  • Display 5.7 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 3.7 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Samsung TouchWiz UI
Samsung Galaxy Note3 specs
  • Display 5.7 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
Samsung Galaxy S5 specs
  • Display 5.1 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Samsung TouchWiz UI
Sony Xperia Z2 specs
  • Display 5.2 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera) 2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
LG G3 specs
  • Display 5.5 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
FEATURED VIDEO

Latest News

FCC OKs Cingular\'s purchase of AT&T Wireless