05-22-2016 07:53 PM
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  1. capncoad's Avatar
    Ok so I finally got the S7 Edge and I wanted to discuss the performance of the device. I've debloated it, installed all my apps, put on my favorite games and have used it for a solid 3 hours, browsing the web and playing games. I've also used it side by side with my Nexus 6P, comparing the speed in which apps open, in how games run and the overall comparison of Samsung's tweaks, and it's superior hardware to the stock performance of the Nexus 6P. So how has the Samsung faired so far?

    In short, i'm a little concerned.

    The S7 Edge is dropping frames, sometimes in situations where i'm not sure it should be doing that. Playing Altos adventure has resulted in framerate hiccups when there's a lot of deer on the screen, with little snags here and there when lots of coins are being collected. The Nexus 6P did not show any performance drops that I saw when playing back to back. Banana Kong has slight hitches when lots of bananas are being collected (this is a much simpler 2D sprite based game) or when the banana peel pile is catching up to him. The Nexus 6P did not show those issues. In Mikey Boots, both the 6P and the S7 Edge had slowdown, but the Edge was much more severe in this regard.

    Scrolling websites like Droid-Life with both the 6P and S7 Edge resulted in the S7 Edge showing glaring scrolling stutters where the 6P did not. Using an app like Slickdeals resulted in poorer scrolling performance on the S7 to the Nexus and it was pretty noticeable. The S7 Edge struggles badly to render an MKBHD Youtube video at 1440p, even though I had no issues on the Nexus with 1440p video playback.

    The positives? The S7 Edge loads apps and games up to 2x faster depending on what you're doing. But that's the silver lining in what I consider a pretty poor showing right out of the gate. Does Samsung have some sort of week 1 patch they are pushing out? If not, i'm considering this a dud as a performance minded user.

    Sorry guys
    03-09-2016 07:23 PM
  2. SR45's Avatar
    Try it again, but this time give it a some time to settle down after all the install of apps, and the first time use. Tell us again a day or so later.
    03-09-2016 07:29 PM
  3. capncoad's Avatar
    Try it again, but this time give it a some time to settle down after all the install of apps, and the first time use. Tell us again a day or so later.
    Oh yeah i'll be using it through the week and seeing how it goes. Though i'm not sure what will happen if the device has a day to settle. Everything has been installed and nothing is going on in the background.
    03-09-2016 07:31 PM
  4. SprintFun's Avatar
    I haven't found any performance issues, but gaming is basically slots and Clash of Clans. No issues with websites.
    03-09-2016 07:32 PM
  5. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I noticed the battery drains a little quicker than my iPhone 6s Plus, but that's expected because I just got the phone today. I'm going to give it a day or two to calm down before getting a better estimate of battery use.
    Dukins likes this.
    03-09-2016 07:34 PM
  6. capncoad's Avatar
    Samsung did seem to fix keyboard lag. I installed Google Keyboard and i'm typing like nuts. No problems there.
    03-09-2016 07:40 PM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    Which browser did you use?
    03-09-2016 07:44 PM
  8. ironass's Avatar
    Do you have the Global or U.S. model?
    03-09-2016 07:55 PM
  9. brava27's Avatar
    I am hoping for better performance with the exynos edition.
    03-09-2016 07:57 PM
  10. Guyinbox's Avatar
    Man every Samsung phone I've had has had extremely choppy scrolling. I was hoping they'd fixed this by now.
    03-09-2016 09:02 PM
  11. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Are you using Chrome? Because I have found that for some reason, Samsung and Chrome make a horrible pairing. So much so that I ended up disabling it on my Note 5 and going with the stock Samsung browser that gives fast and smooth Web browsing.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-09-2016 09:17 PM
  12. capncoad's Avatar
    Are you using Chrome? Because I have found that for some reason, Samsung and Chrome make a horrible pairing. So much so that I ended up disabling it on my Note 5 and going with the stock Samsung browser that gives fast and smooth Web browsing.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Yeah it's Chrome. It's the Verizon version.
    03-09-2016 09:27 PM
  13. capncoad's Avatar
    Do you have the Global or U.S. model?
    U.S. model. Snapdragon 820.
    03-09-2016 09:28 PM
  14. Maknora's Avatar
    use Samsung browser with adblock fast app on. it's smooth as Butta

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-10-2016 12:32 AM
  15. robertopod1968's Avatar
    use Samsung browser with adblock fast app on. it's smooth as Butta

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Not if you're on Verizon. For some stupid reason Its not available on Verizon
    03-10-2016 12:36 AM
  16. SR45's Avatar
    Man every Samsung phone I've had has had extremely choppy scrolling. I was hoping they'd fixed this by now.

    I have no lag or choppy scrolling. Had my phone one day only. Will test further
    03-10-2016 04:18 AM
  17. MizWylie's Avatar
    Also doing a Nexus 6P VS S7E. I'll report back. I'd love to burst out of the box, but right now I'm leaning toward my Nexus which I'll explain when I come back to once I break in the S7E.

    Posted from the 6P of Aluminum Doom
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    03-10-2016 04:27 AM
  18. Byron Hinson1's Avatar
    Just tried Alto and it works perfectly for me here.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-10-2016 05:29 AM
  19. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Also doing a Nexus 6P VS S7E. I'll report back. I'd love to burst out of the box, but right now I'm leaning toward my Nexus which I'll explain when I come back to once I break in the S7E.

    Posted from the 6P of Aluminum Doom
    I plan on doing the exact same thing once I receive the S7 Edge I ordered from T-Mobile. Ordered it last week but it's still "Processing". Let me know what you find/think if it's not too much trouble.
    03-10-2016 05:40 AM
  20. ironass's Avatar
    Please, please, please, can posters start detailing which model of Galaxy S7 Edge they have, Global or U.S./China, and which carrier they are on. Otherwise it makes posts on here pointless as there are 2 different Galaxy S7 Edge hardwares and at least 7 different firmwares and not all performances or issues will affect all models and firmwares equally, necessarily.


    "Think all Galaxy S7 Edge models are the same...
    Think again!"
    03-10-2016 05:45 AM
  21. Adranalyne's Avatar
    I can understand the scrolling issue if you're using Chrome, but it somehow not performing as well in gaming as the 6P seems odd. The CPU/GPU gains over the 6P are significant and the screen resolution is the same. I don't see the 6P outperforming the S7 Edge in that department. Hopefully something isn't wrong with your device. So far (AT&T S7 Edge/Snapdragon 820) mine has been excellent performance-wise. No stutters or lags in UI navigation, stock browser is very smooth, and absolutely zero keyboard lag.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-10-2016 06:26 AM
  22. Dukins's Avatar
    I noticed the battery drains a little quicker than my iPhone 6s Plus, but that's expected because I just got the phone today. I'm going to give it a day or two to calm down before getting a better estimate of battery use.
    Same here and not to happy about it. Give the phone full 13 days before I make any rash decsions.
    03-10-2016 06:40 AM
  23. Byron Hinson1's Avatar
    Exynos here and working great in games compared to my nexus 6p. Tried dead effect 2. Alto. Tomb raider. Hit man. Lego games. All running as well if not better.than nexus 6p

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-10-2016 06:52 AM
  24. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I find the edge panels to be pretty useless. I turned that feature off pretty quickly.
    ktabel01 likes this.
    03-10-2016 09:42 AM
  25. zipro's Avatar
    At least the Exynos version is blazingly fast. But the 6P is very lean and Chrome is optimized to the hardware on that one, so no surprise it might be even faster in some situations. But I'm still very impressed with the S7 EDGE's performance
    03-10-2016 12:17 PM
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