Samsung Galaxy S7 edge takes a run through Geekbench

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, as we told you yesterday, will be one of two new handsets unveiled by the manufacturer next month. Samsung's Unpacked 2016 event will take place on February 21st, the day before the MWC kicks off in Barcelona. According to Evan Blass, the tipster formerly known by his @evleaks Twitter handle, the Galaxy S7 edge will be introduced along with the Samsung Galaxy S7 during the event.

The international version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has been recently put through the Geekbench benchmark test. We know it was not the U.S. version of the phone being tested, because of the Exynos 8890 chipset that was employed on the device. In the U.S. and China, the Galaxy S7 edge will have the Snapdragon 820 SoC under the hood. The Exynos 8890 will be powering the handset in the rest of the world.

The Geekbench test also revealed that the Galaxy S7 edge will come with 4GB of RAM and is model number SM-G935. It will come with Android 6.0.1 pre-installed.

The Geekbench test produced a single-core score of 1363, and a multi-core score of 4951. Those figures pale when compared to the results tallied by a Snapdragon 820 SoC powered Samsung Galaxy S7 that went through the Geekbench test. That handset had a single-core score of 2456 and a multi-core score of 5423. We wouldn't put too much faith in the numbers as this could be a prototype, or the CPU could have been tested at a slow clock speed.

Thanks for the tip!

source: Geekbench via GadgetzArena

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Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)



1. Kumar123 unregistered

Weak, too weak. Is this really a flagship phone? Score seems too weak to be a flagship phone.

4. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

You must be dumb if you think this will happen. Even 1 year old Exynos 7420 scored 1500+ Single core and 5000+ multi core on Geekbench 3, how can its successor be inferior?? Think about it.

6. Kumar123 unregistered

Its already happened dumba**. Like Carlitos nicely explained to me in comment #5 it is probably on power saving mode. So its possible to score like this.

11. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The Phone is in super power saving mode, this was what was leaked some time back, you can look it up if you like

33. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Why benchmark a phone in a power saving mode in the first place? They know the scores will be lower and these benchmarks are meant to be impressive. I dont get the point.

41. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

To test performance while maximizing battery, duh.

46. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Geekbench is not a battery benchmark program, its a multi core benchmark tool. This power saving and that "still on prototype" excuses are lame.

50. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Never said it's a battery benchmark. Here's a dumber and simpler way to put it; it's testing the performance of the phone while the phone is in it's power saving mode. In power saving mode, the phone will get the longest battery life ever. If it can still perform great while in that mode, that'll be killing 2 birds with 1 stone. Still too hard for your head to comprehend?

17. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

Samsung hasn't put their benchmark cheating code into the s7 yet. These scores are as real as you'll see from a Samsung device.

34. tedkord

Posts: 17388; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They could slow it to zero and it's still be smarter than you.

48. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016


5. Carlitos

Posts: 671; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

This score makes more sense if it was taken on power saving mode. I'm pretty confident it had to be taken on power saving mode

25. Awalker

Posts: 1981; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

The score is nearly 5000. What more do you want?

27. latido

Posts: 45; Member since: May 31, 2012

Not enough.. I want 1million. =p

35. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

(its over 9000)

26. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

If you look at the results, it shows a clock speed of 1.6ghz. It's gimped in this test

28. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Pretty sure that was just a low clock speed test,1.59ghz is to low for a high-end octa core soc. E7420 is 2.1ghz so the E8890 must be at least 1.9-2.1ghz on a finished product.

30. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

The s6 score single core 146x how is the s7 slower?

39. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

The exynos 8890 is supposed to clocked at 2.3 ghz, so this score is really amazing. That would also supports the 9000 point leaks that the S7 achieves in some other leaks were it is clocked at 2.3ghz

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Fake as f*ck. Lower than s6? Don't post these fake scores PA. It only makes you look unprofessional.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

This is the least of things that make them look unprofessional. Also, having a website doesn't make you professional anyways. #justsayin'

3. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Sorry but I don't believe for a second that the s7 will have less power than the s6

7. xgrgtr

Posts: 43; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Fake score

8. xgrgtr

Posts: 43; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Phonearena:"The octa-core processor Exynos 8890 with four stock ARM Cortex-A53 cores and four custom M1 cores appears at the top of the chart with a score of 7400 points. For comparison, the Exynos 7420 that powers the Samsung Galaxy S6 series usually reaches a little over 5000 points in the same tests." phonearena

9. TBomb

Posts: 1550; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Somewhat unrelated question.... How come the US always gets a different version?

12. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

They have different LTE bands which only the snapdragon variant supports.

14. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1831; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Not true as the US got Exynos on all Samsung phones last year.,

16. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Qualcomm radios usually perform better in the US vs the exynos. The S5 had much better reception vs the S6. The S5 actually has some of the strongest signal quality. What good is ultra fast performance if you don't get a signal. My iPhone 6 gets atleast a bar better reception vs the S6 and note 5. My sister and I are both on tmobile her and her husband have S6 edge and note 5.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17388; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That scenario only matters if you're talking one bar vs zero bars.

45. TyrionLannister unregistered

Not exactly. Lower signal affects battery life pretty badly.

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