GPU Performance

While CPU benchmarks are currently a bit poor in nature, our GPU benchmarks are definitely more helpful when comparing between devices and across platforms. In the case of the Galaxy Note 4 with a Snapdragon 805 we see the same Adreno 420 GPU clocked at 600 MHz that is also used in the Galaxy S5 LTE-A so performance should be relatively similar.

3DMark 1.2 Unlimited - Overall

3DMark 1.2 Unlimited - Graphics

3DMark 1.2 Unlimited - Physics

BaseMark X 1.1 - Overall (High Quality)

BaseMark X 1.1 - Dunes (High Quality, Offscreen)

BaseMark X 1.1 - Hangar (High Quality, Offscreen)

BaseMark X 1.1 - Dunes (High Quality, Onscreen)

BaseMark X 1.1 - Hangar (High Quality, Onscreen)

GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan (Onscreen)

GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan (Offscreen)

GFXBench 3.0 T-Rex HD (Onscreen)

GFXBench 3.0 T-Rex HD (Offscreen)

Once again, the Galaxy Note 4's GPU performance line up quite closely with what we expect from the Adreno 420. However, due to the higher 1440p resolution the performance improvements from the Adreno 420 are relatively small or none at all unless the application renders at 1080p.

NAND Performance

While NAND performance is generally an area where it's important to avoid dipping too low, there's are some cases that seem to improve in responsiveness with faster NAND, such as updating apps in the background while doing other tasks or similar cases where data committed to NAND becomes relatively random. In order to test this we use Androbench with some custom settings.

Internal NAND - Random Read

Internal NAND - Random Write

Internal NAND - Sequential Read

Internal NAND - Sequential Write

As one can see in the test results, Samsung continues to stay near the front of the pack when it comes to NAND performance. One shouldn't expect storage performance to become a bottleneck on this device.

CPU Performance WiFi Performance, GNSS, Misc.


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  • BPB - Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - link

    Where are the final comments? Reply
  • JoshHo - Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - link

    Apologies, things were a bit hectic in order to meet the embargo. The conclusion is done but some aspects are still incomplete. I should be finished within the next hour. Reply
  • Try-Catch-Me - Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - link

    Anand would never allow this. Reply
  • CoreDuo - Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - link

    Except it did happen even when Anand was around. In a few GPU reviews by Ryan Smith and when Brian Klug wrote the smartphone reviews, they did on occasion go up incomplete when there was not enough time between when they got the products to review and the embargo date. They have always been finished within 24 hours of publication though. Reply
  • Try-Catch-Me - Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - link

    Relax. I'm just making a joke like how people kept saying "Steve would never allow that". Reply
  • kron123456789 - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - link

    LoL. Turns out, that New Exynos 7 Octa and Exynos 5433 in Note 4 are the same SoC))
  • Andrei Frumusanu - Friday, October 17, 2014 - link

    They just decided to market the 5433 as a Exynos 7 series, however there are more in the 7 series (7420) coming out as pointed out in my article. Reply
  • noelbonner - Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - link

    There are a number of higher rated phones, I recommend seeing among others. Reply
  • windycity23 - Monday, November 9, 2015 - link

    Or better yet, check out one of these - quick and easy to read. Reply
  • Ramon Zarat - Monday, October 20, 2014 - link

    A joke you say? Don't quit your day job just yet to become a comedian because I don't see any joke here as I failed to get the humor and I'm not laughing either. Next time, put a smiley or something so we can decipher your cryptic intentions: ;)

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