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Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge Gets Tested In A Series Of Benchmarks With Great Results

March 1, 2015 - Written By Justin Diaz

With all the talk about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, which is one of Samsung’s new devices for 2015 that was shown off just this morning, there have been plenty of pictures and hands on posts to give consumers an idea of what to expect from the phone design wise. Pictures are great, but they can’t do the phone justice from a performance stand point. That can only truly come from handling the devices personally. What might be the next best thing though is benchmark stats, as they cant least provide a picture of what simulated real-world performance is like.

After the official unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, the first official benchmark results are starting to appear to display just how powerful the Galaxy S6 Edge is going to be. The Galaxy S6 Edge is equipped with Samsung’s own Exynos 7420 octa-core processor built on the 64-bit architecture, with four cores clocking in at 2.1GHz and the other four cores clocking at 1.5GHz. With this CPU behind it running things, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Galaxy S6 Edge would perform well in benchmarks, which is exactly what what happened according to Phone Arena who was able to run a series of different benchmark tests during the conference today.

The test ran to check out how the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge stacks up were AnTuTu Benchmark, which the Galaxy S6 Edge passed with flying colors and a whopping score of 69,109 according to the screenshot. That’s quite a bit ahead of the Galaxy Note 4 which was launched last fall and received a score of below 50,000. The next test that was done was the Androbench memory speed test, which apparently displays the Galaxy S6 Edge has some excellent read and write speeds. The results are listed as the Galaxy S6 Edge having a sequential write speed of 139.08MB/s and a sequential read speed of 314.87MB/s. Lastly during this test, the Galaxy S6 Edge scored a random read speed of 77.2MB/s.

The third test was GFX bench, which is used to test out the graphical performance of the device. The GFX Bench test runs a series of different particular tests that pinpoint specific areas of the graphics performance, some high level tests and some low level. There are two types of high level tests within GFX bench, called the Manhattan test, and the T-Rex test, both in regular and 1080p offscreen modes. Phone Arena notes that the Galaxy S6 Edge did decent in the Manhattan tests, but did exceptionally well during the T-Rex tests with results at 30FPS, which is good news for anyone who sees graphics performance on their mobile device as an important factor. The last and final test ran was Geekbench which netted the Galaxy S6 Edge a single-core score of 1475, and a multi-core score of 5004. Since these aren’t launch devices, personal experiences could be very different but the benchmarks paint a picture of some good results, so consumers should likely expect to see a pretty snappy device.