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Samsung Galaxy Note III hits the benchmarks, confirms specs

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Samsung Galaxy Note III hits the benchmarks, confirms specs
There's been no shortage of leaks and rumors on Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note III, some of which quite wild (flexible display, we mean you!).

With that in mind, we think we have a rough idea of what to expect, including the device's diagonal and most of the internals. What we didn't know, though, was how the device would fare in benchmarks, especially against similar devices.

This has, possibly, been resolved, for an alleged benchmark showing us two variants of the Note III has been spotted on GFXBench's site. The first version carries a model number SM-N900S and is supposedly coming to South Korea's SK Telecom. The second one, SM-N900L, is headed for LGU+, another South Korean carrier.

As you can see from the shots in the gallery below, the Samsung Galaxy Note III will come sporting a 1080p display powered by quad-core Snapdragon 800, clocking in at 2.3GHz, and an Adreno 330 GPU. On the software side, Android 4.3 has been confirmed – a very welcome sight, indeed. If you need a little perspective on what these beastly internals measure up to, we've compared the Galaxy Note III with two of its siblings: the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S4. Suffices to say that the performance difference is massive! Check it out below.

source: GFXBench via Techkiddy

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posted on 30 Jul 2013, 09:59 12

1. stylin1739 (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Jun 2011)


FIRST! Why that matters I dont know. However I will say if this comes to the US with the exact specs it will be my first Samsung phone and I will retire my Xoom...

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:24 3

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


This is my next phone or the iPhone 5S. :')

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 11:24 7

13. rcl4444 (Posts: 40; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


How can you even compare the two?
A 5.7"-6" screen with pen (almost tablet) to a 4" screen phone? And that's before you look past the surface!

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 12:24 8

18. Hallucinator (Posts: 387; Member since: 24 May 2010)


Who says that he is comparing the two? Those just happen to be the two phones he has it narrowed down to.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 16:47 1

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 22157; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well said.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 00:21 2

50. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Not that there is anything wrong with it, but it is odd to have such vastly different phones narrowed down to your 2 choices. Kinda like a Jekyl and Hyde thing going on.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 16:45 1

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 22157; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


C H O I C E.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 23:56 1

49. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


darkkjedii ----> Is a Spammer

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 12:24 2

19. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4860; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I can honestly tell you this will be my phone. The root scene with the Galaxy S IV & Note II are killer.

I expect the Note III to follow in those footsteps.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 11:30 8

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


Brace yourself to celebrate the birth of the beast.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 12:21 3

16. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4860; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


GREAT avatar & I agree with your comment. You are 100% correct!!!

+1 to you.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 14:38 1

28. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Unless and until its not tweaked :D

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 18:49 3

40. GTR722 (Posts: 261; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Is Samsung cheating with this benchmarks too ?? :P

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 23:55

48. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


"Brace yourself to celebrate the birth of the beast" ----> Only few would understand :)

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 23:53

46. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


A kick a$$ beast on its way.....................

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:06 6

2. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


It's time for the galaxy s series and note to break up. Totally different designs would be good...

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 23:54

47. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Agreed. Probably a solid uni-body design :)

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 03:52

53. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


If that is what they're going to do then a micro sd slot is a must have :-(

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:09 11

3. rantao333 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 May 2013)


is it boosted benchmark ?

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:12 5

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Lol...we can't be too sure anymore! Can we?

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:36 2

9. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


There is no such thing as a "boosted benchmark", that is a contradiction.

There is rarely a real-life case when CPU and GPU load is 100% over a long period, not even with the heaviest tasks, so in that sense any raw benchmark score is "boosted", because they simulate situations unlikely to appear in everyday use. Which is why benchmarks are useless to translate to smoothness and stuff.

Benchmarks are to measure maximum raw capabilities of the HW, and if there is a "boosted clock" (others have turbo clock), guess what, then that's the maximum capability of the HW, there is nothing fake in it's scores, that's what it can theoretically do, but that's not what it will do in everyday life, and that statement is true to every gadget out there. Cause 100% CPU/GPU load kills any gadget in 3 hours. So benchmarking itself is a "boost".

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 15:19

30. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


no, my home theater pc has been running between 80 and 100% 24/7 for the last two and a half years. Constantly torrenting, DVR'ing, and streaming. You're wrong.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 15:54 3

32. Sauce (unregistered)


"Samsung has been caught using performance-enhancing code to beef up the Galaxy S4′s test scores. It’s been discovered that the tech giant has programmed the handset to increase its clock speed during certain benchmarks."

..."And what’s worse is the site found the same behavior (on the CPU side) in Qualcomm versions of the Galaxy S4, as well as other processors. This seemingly indicates that Samsung isn’t just cheating on benchmarks for one handset, but it’s more of a widespread company policy."

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 16:20

33. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Haven't been reading the news have you? Samsung got caught cheating in benchmark

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 16:45 1

34. Jaeel (Posts: 27; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


Nonsense. Idea of benchmarking is to estimate how well devices handle the real work loads thrown to them. With such "boosting", a device would appear to handle the work load better than another "non-boosted" device would, though in reality it wouldn't be any better.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:16 2

5. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I just want too see the screen.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 11:06 1

12. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


u can't, u don't have permission for that.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:21 4

6. kassi (Posts: 109; Member since: 25 May 2013)


adreno 330 is a big step foward, im interested if the mali T628 will be usable in phones.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:41

10. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Yes, it should come very close, quite possibly finish on top.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:23

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


No Exynos Octa 5420. :(

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