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Galaxy Note 3 fights self, barely wins: Exynos 5 Octa vs Snapdragon 800 versions benchmarked

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Galaxy Note 3 fights self, barely wins: Exynos 5 Octa vs Snapdragon 800 versions benchmarked
Samsung is outing the Note 3 in two versions, depending on what processor they'll contain. The variation for LTE carrier networks will be shipping with Qualcomm's top-shelf Snapdragon 800 - a quad-core chipset clocked at 2.3 GHz - while the others will receive Samsung's homemade Exynos 5 Octa, running on 1.9 GHz. 

Which one is better for the Note 3? Well, they are both about the most powerful mobile chipsets you can get at the moment, so no sweat whether your phone is running one or the other. 

As you can see in the video comparison below, pitting Note 3 N9000 vs N9005, the synthetic benchmark results are not with a difference that should make you lose any sleep over the chipset matter.

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posted on 01 Oct 2013, 09:20 19

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 10888; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


If you're gonna lose, why not kick your own a$$. Note 3 is beast.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 09:25 20

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8093; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Best phablet of 2013.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 10:00 12

8. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Doesn't matter which one wins or which one loses at the very end SAMSUNG wins by a large margin to other OEMs.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 11:01 2

21. akki20892 (Posts: 3403; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Nop, it's a note.

Agree with u.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 13:09 3

31. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Samsung "cheats" in benchmarking scores though.

Samsung benchmarks cannot be trusted.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 15:54 6

41. McLTE (Posts: 680; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Dude.. it's comparing the Note 3 to ITSELF.

cheated benchmarks aren't going to help itself at all here.

Nice try at trolling.. now move along please.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 09:39 7

4. cezarepc (Posts: 562; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Notes only lose to other Notes.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 09:46 3

7. sarge77 (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


every other phone has the same snapdragon 800 so they're all equal LOL only phone would be Tegra 4 that would whip note3

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 10:04 2

9. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


lol tegra 4 is nothing compared the snapdragon 800!!!

posted on 02 Oct 2013, 04:22

55. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


Oh really, then why is tegra 4 getting higher scores in benchmarks?

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 15:10

58. saffant (Posts: 217; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Are you stupid? Specs don't just make or break a phone.

Sure they play a part, but it's the exp that counts more. Nothing competes with the note 3, regardless of how much horsepower it may have.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 10:34

15. cezarepc (Posts: 562; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Dude, last time I checked phones are not composed of CPU only.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 10:40 9

16. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3961; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Unless you are John V. who will give it a tie with the iPhone 5c which is last years iPhone 5 with plastic.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 17:18 1

44. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Talking about plastic..hows that leather on the note doing for you Evo ?!

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 11:29 2

23. megaLK (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Sep 2013)


Note 3’s benchmarking “adjustments” inflate scores by up to 20%
visit
arstechnica dot com for more info

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 11:39 3

24. Ninetysix (Posts: 1527; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


yep.

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/10/galaxy-note-3s-benchmarking-adjustments-inflate-scores-by-up-to-20/

http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsung-galaxy-note-3-artificially-boosts-chipsets-for-select-benchmarks-by-20-50/

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 12:01 2

27. GTR722 (Posts: 235; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Of course PA and the samsung fans dont wat to know anything about that :P

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 13:40 1

33. jove39 (Posts: 1273; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Samsung shouldn't cheat like this!

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 22:25 1

52. dumbguy (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Sep 2013)


G2,HtC one are also doing the same , but unfortunately they Dont sell much and Samsung becomes the target for all this ,and people like you who have much of time to spare (or been paid or whatever ) just spread these things ,so get a life or something ,benchmarks are pretty useless unless OEMS stop manipulating these benchmarks and Samsung is not the only one.(you can look at anands comments in his note 3 review)

posted on 02 Oct 2013, 14:17 1

57. oOps.. (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Jul 2013)


and so how about My Xperia SP, first score 16.689 after six months 21.828
Note: Device non root

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 11:41 2

25. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2157; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I know that's right, Dark. Preach.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 12:15

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 10888; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Truly has it all bro.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 09:36 5

3. special4u (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 May 2013)


i will choose lg g2 over this

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 09:41 7

5. silencer271 (Posts: 159; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


at least one person plans on keeping LG in business.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 19:36

46. miket247 (Posts: 81; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


G2 for me too A$$WHIPE. Not that the Note3 isn't a awesome phone. Your comment is obtuse, so you deserve your title troll.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 20:41

51. taikucing (unregistered)


hahahaha

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 10:46

18. cdwjustin (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Sep 2013)


kinda wish i got the lg g2 fo my wife and this for me instead of two note 3's

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 09:46 1

6. cdwjustin (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Sep 2013)


i just preordered two... its alot of money for me $1,500+ after tax. I really hope it doesnt dissapoint i said to myself no more samsung phones after my last one. someone reassure me :-0

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 10:05 4

10. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


it's a Note.....Nothing else needs to be said, it will be amazing!

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 10:19 1

12. KParks23 (Posts: 448; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Sorry i cant reassure you.. i said no more samsung phones also after my s3 and i plan on sticking to it.. U should of went with lg or htc!

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 10:47

19. cdwjustin (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Sep 2013)


what happened with your s3? i had a low end samsung the Galaxy reverb and ill tel you it worked like a charm then the os update they did BROKE the phone

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 19:37

47. miket247 (Posts: 81; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


You'll love it! Its a machine by the looks!

posted on 02 Oct 2013, 01:50

54. Kiiro (Posts: 7; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)


Get a better job and stop worrying.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 10:17 1

11. twens (Posts: 604; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


I have the exynos version. I went for the white but it had some issues. Returned it for the black and i am loving it. Weird thing is i get 34990 on Antutu which is higher than both of this phones in the video. It makes me not to trust benchmarks anymore. They are not always accurate.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 10:22

13. medicci37 (Posts: 622; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


The snapdragon scored slightly higher. I thought the graphics on the improved exynos were supposed 2 be better than the 800?

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 10:32 5

14. ThePython (Posts: 239; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Note III is better. Oh wait... >_>

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 10:41

17. sapibuntinx (Posts: 51; Member since: 08 May 2013)


so whats the point of getting the 3g version? lower video recording resolution, lower performance, what else? lower price? meh....

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 19:40

48. miket247 (Posts: 81; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


Its for other markets, like China which is just starting to put up LTE networks. Even some European countries will be late moving to LTE.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 10:52

20. jove39 (Posts: 1273; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Snapdragon is taking over soc market...hope samsung will put more effort in exynos soc once Apple shift load to tsmc...for now...snapdraggon is soc of choice.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 11:27

22. megaLK (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Sep 2013)


Note 3’s benchmarking “adjustments” inflate scores by up to 20%

arstechnica dot com for more info

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 15:38 1

40. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


You really are on a mission to spread the word hay. You posted this above. We get it. And i'm sure ppl don't care anymore.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 19:47

49. miket247 (Posts: 81; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


Its another iShεεp fan, just like 'bigstrudel'! They have no lives, so they troll.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 11:58 4

26. zachattack (Posts: 565; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Well my G2 scored 37000 on antutu so i mean, you samsung fan boys can think whatever you want. The note 3 is nothing spectacular when compared to the Note 2. It's what the Note 2 should have been but that isn't saying much ~. Got my G2 (The best flagship of 2013) for 140$. You paid like what 350 or something for the Note 3. Too much credit given to samsung for not doing anything, not enough credit given to LG and other companies. L2smartphone

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 15:58

42. McLTE (Posts: 680; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Hmm.. nothing spectacular huh..

Better processor, bigger screen, 1080p, new stylus, better camera, bigger battery, IR blaster, better stylus integration.

If that's not an impressive iteration.. what the hell is?

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 22:26

53. maxican16 (Posts: 363; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


This comment is so factually wrong I don't even know where to start. Maybe you should know a little about the phones you're talking about, and have actually used them, before talking nonsense.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 17:40 1

45. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2157; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


There you go again saying things that make no sense. It's what the Note 2 should have been?

How many phones had 1080 screens when the Note 2 debuted? 0.
Did the Snap 800 exist when the Note 2 came out? No.

The Note 2 was the most feature rich, specs packed device when it hit the market. To say the Note 3 is what it should have been is the most asinine thing I've ever heard. You trolls get more idiotic every day.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 12:13

28. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Artificially boosted benchmarks again. Nothing to see here.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 14:56

36. JunitoNH (Posts: 872; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Yup, they know Samdungs will buy and believe anything. I'll just leave this here, since they are not reporting it.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/1/4791354/samsung-rigging-benchmark-scores-galaxy-note-3

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 15:08

37. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


I like you all bragged about the 5s benchmarks and now it's "nothing to see here"? But i thought benchmarks don't matter? It's funny how people are singling out Samsung as if anyone else hasn't done this before. It's like givingone person a ticket for jwalking while letting a whole crowd walk by with no issues. Oh and I'll just leave this herehttp://www.macrumors.com/2013/07/25/apple-could-owe-500-million-after-being-found-guilty-in-e-book-antitrust-case/

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 15:27

39. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


By nothing to see here I mean..

These benchmarks are have been altered and do not represent actual results.

So if the article is about Galaxy Note 3 benchmarks and there are no actual correct benchmarks data available there would in fact be...

Nothing to see here.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 16:00

43. McLTE (Posts: 680; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Say you're right and Samsung inflates their benchmarks by 20%..

What is this article talking about? the SAME @$^$ phone with different processors!

So, in the context of THIS (read slowly.. T H I S) article.. your trolling means NOTHING.

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 12:24

30. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


"Last Night I lost a dollar... TO MYSELF!"

Can't wait until Verizon ships them!

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 13:31

32. darkkjedii (Posts: 10888; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


http://www.todaysiphone.com/2013/10/samsung-caught-inflating-benchmarking-scores-again/
Could this be true?

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 13:46

34. jove39 (Posts: 1273; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


It certainly is...arstechnica dig into java files and found a cheat...samsung set cpu to full boost 2.3ghz when one of popular benchmark app is detected.

Noticeable point is - cheat and non-cheat scores are not drastically different...Note3 just goes down to G2 level (still pretty fast).

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 15:18

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 10888; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Wow really

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 13:48

35. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/10/galaxy-note-3s-benchmarking-adjustments-inflate-scores-by-up-to-20/

A more impartial source.

posted on 02 Oct 2013, 05:12

56. Trex95 (Posts: 543; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Lg g2 has an separate graphics chip.

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