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Samsung Galaxy Note II Phablet Review - Benchmarks

Samsung Galaxy Note II Phablet Review

Samsung supersizes its Galaxy Note with the Galaxy Note II - can lightning strike twice? (KRX:005930)

| Tablets in Mobile Devices | Posted: May 1, 2013 9:49 am
TweakTown Rating: 79%      Manufacturer: Samsung

Benchmarks

 

First up, we'll dive into some Basemark X results.

 

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The Note II doesn't do too badly in Basemark X, when compared to something like the Nexus 7. But comparable foe found in the iPhone 5, Xperia Z and Nexus 4, it can't handle the truth - and sits back down on its bench. At 1080p, it scores just half of what the Xperia Z and Nexus 4 do.

 

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The Note II gets absolutely smashed in 3DMark for Android, scoring abysmally. 3,361 under Ice Storm, while the $299 Nexus 4 scores an incredible 11,188. The Xperia Z receives 9,063 and the Nexus 7 with 3,435.

 

When we move into Ice Storm Extreme, the Note II continues to be unimpressive, scoring 2483 against the Nexus 4's 6354 and the Xperia Z with 5960.

 

Moving onto GLBenchmark 2.5.1, and the 2.1 Egypt Classic Offscreen running in 1080p.

 

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We can see here the Note II winning against everything but one device - that damn $299 Nexus 4. It smashes the other devices completely - but with most of them being mid-range devices, this isn't a hard job for the Note II.

 

Next up we have the Fill Rate Offscreen, again at 1080p.

 

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We can see the Note II doing well in GLBenchmark 2.5.1, with 67 FPS compared to the Nexus 4 which scored 78 FPS.

 

Second to last, we have Quadrant 2.1.1 Pro with the Full Benchmark Total Score.

 

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The Note II leaps out to smash at least one of the benchmarks and take the crown - Quadrant 2.1.1 Pro's full benchmark total score sees the Note II with 7,051. The usual rival, the Nexus 4, scores just 4,702 in the same benchmark.

 

And finally, some battery tests using GLBenchmark's built-in battery test, running 2.5 Egypt HD 60fps.

 

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Samsung's Galaxy Note II has a 3,100mAh battery, which helped it score an impressive 4.15 hours in our battery life tests. The Nexus 4 scores just 2.2 hours under the same tests, which goes to show you the difference in the bigger phone (which allows a bigger battery), and how long it will last during a hectic day of use.

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