Samsung Galaxy Note benchmarked, fast and furious
0. phoneArena 05 Oct 2011, 08:33 posted on
The Samsung Galaxy Note manages to beat not only the HTC Sensation 4G, based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon S3, and the LG Optimus 3D, based on TI's OMAP4 processor families, but also its own older brother the Galaxy S II...
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1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4502; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Samsung Galaxy Note is a beast of a phone. I love that HUGE 5.3" 800x1280 screen. I don't know what I should get? The Samsung Galaxy Note, or the Google Nexus Prime?
3. kenshiro (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)
Nexus Prime. It will be faster than the SGS2, have ICS and receive updates directly from Google instead of waiting for your carrier to roll them out.
4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4502; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Yea I agree with you! The Google Nexus Prime is going to be the sh*t!
7. JGuinan007 (Posts: 647; Member since: 19 May 2011)
Get the note that screen is huge imagine games and viewing web pages and taking note will be awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
23. Dr.Phil (Posts: 952; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
It may not be THAT faster. The rumors are a 1.5 GHZ dual-core processor. Some rumors are pointing to TI-OMAP, which isn't faster than Exynos. Other rumors point to it being Exynos. Either way, this is a 1.4 GHZ dual-core Exynos processor. So, even if the Prime is a 1.5 GHZ Exynos processor it shouldn't be that much faster. Of course you are going to see gains in the benchmarks, but I don't believe it will be by much.
Really, the question is like kenshiro pointed out the updates as well as screen size. 4.65" (rumored) screen for the Prime or the 5.3" of this phone?
10. remixfa (Posts: 14226; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
if the rumor is true that the nexus prime is getting the 2nd gen Exynos 1.5ghz chip,its going to blow even the Note out of the water as its supposed to be 25% faster per clock cycle.. with better battery life and 3d performance to boot. I would definately say get the prime. Though the note and SGS2 are exellent alternatives.
the only way to beat samsung? with more samsung! lol
15. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
For all we know it could be omap5 or S3 and not exynos. There have been no confirmations as far as I have found and the gs2 for tmobile uses the S3. I doubt they will use the S3 but omap5 is a possibility for LTE support.
19. remixfa (Posts: 14226; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
lol, its not going to be the S3. If its an S3, ill buy an iphone4S.. lol.
Right now it seems that its up in the air for either the OMAP or the Exynos Gen 2. Considering the power gains on an already uber powerful chipset, im really really hoping its the Exynos. It would also make more sense to me considering each Nexus has either introduced us to new chips (nexus1 with snapdragon) or used the best tech available (Nexus S with Hummingbird and S.Amoled). The OMAP chipset is a great chipset but it is neither new nor is it the king of the hill. The Exynos 2nd gen would fit both bills quite nicely.
Of course, thats just a tech fan's dream come true if it happens...lol
and again, im not trying to take anything away from the note or the SGS2 as both are just packed to the gills with excellent tech.
6. henrickrw (Posts: 407; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
regarding the gs2 updates i look for my updates on my own. whats the hate against ths gs2? please guys. admit the galaxy still is a nice phone man. i love mine. the nedus maybe will be better but i keep loving my international version. just update to 2.3.5 and the phone is way more stable. android all the way.
8. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)
They're not hating. They just prefer the Note.
11. remixfa (Posts: 14226; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
who is hating? the SGS2 is a king and a monster. The note isnt out yet. The only difference is the Exynos in the note is clocked up a lil higher. You can easily fix that by rooting the phone and overclocking it. Otherwise the only real difference is the higher screen rez on the note and that stylus input.
SGS2, Note, Prime..
either way, you win.
17. Smart (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
Exactly buddy....But I am at a fix here....I dont know if I should go for nexus prime or hold on to my SGS2 till the behemoth SGS3 arrives........
Any suggestion guys?
20. remixfa (Posts: 14226; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
if you have an SGS2 already, hold on to it. You can have XDA hack ICS onto the phone easily, and you basically have the prime with physical buttons. Hold out for the SGS3 and its quadcore madness. If you didnt already have a top tier handset Id say go with the prime. If thats not available on your carrier, the Note and SGS2 would be excellent alternate phones.
24. Smart (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
thanx buddy....i have an SGS 2.......the phone is pure monster....just that I am not sure if they will be launching SGS3 by Q2 2012.......If sammy lingers than i will miss out prime too......i am confused again.....lol
25. remixfa (Posts: 14226; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the SGS3 will not launch in america in Q2, if thats what your worried about. Unless something drastically changes, we normally have a 3-6 month lag from when it launches in Korea.. so you wont see it till summer/xmas of 2012. Get it out of your mind for now.. lol. Thats like these guys already talking about next years iphone5. the 4s hasnt even released. The SGS2 is a long way from out dated. It will be king until the Nexus (if it has exynos gen2) or until Quad cores drop on the market... and even then it will be high end, just not king.
26. daniyo (Posts: 46; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
dude remixfa.. ur awesome js :D
u made up my mind for me. almost.
i was considering either getting the epic touch or prime. but sprint isnt very good in my city :c verizon is great tho
28. loaddown (unregistered)
"real difference is the higher screen rez on the note and that stylus input"
Yes, give me the 'old' stylus. I have been waiting for it's return.
9. Balloon Knot (unregistered)
Will this monster ever hit the us market??? I WANT THIS PHONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sammy is
schooling everyone ...I love the bigger screen..Bring it on...
14. tech-head (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)
AT&T is the rumored carrier:
12. tech-head (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)
This phone looks awesome but I think I want the Nexus Prime more. I'm on AT&T and for some reason I don't think they will get the prime anytime soon. My guess for the holidays is:
Verizon: Nexus Prime
AT&T: Galaxy Note
18. roldefol (Posts: 3228; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Sprint: Epic Touch
T-Mobile: Galaxy S2
...seemed obvious to me. AT&T also has the GS2 but not the 4.5" version. So they get the Note.
21. remixfa (Posts: 14226; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Tmobile will have the prime. They are the only carrier to have had every nexus phone. They have also launched the first 2 so i doubt that IF vzw has exclusivity, it will be for very long.
13. stephan (unregistered)
Is the Note really going to have LTE support on the AT&T?? if so that's enough of a reason for me to get the Note.
16. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 406; Member since: 24 May 2011)
that is one beast of a phone/tablet/notepad/slate/etc. Would love to own one..!
22. WhatYUtalkingAbout (unregistered)
wait a minute- it's cool how fast the note is but to compare it to the gs2 is not even a comparison, I mean isn't the note only available on atnt? Also I thought for sure that the Prime is coming out with the OMAP 4430 turbo or the 4460? Google had that announced didn't they?
27. exibit (unregistered)
this is not actually this is just a comparison without evidence of who makes samsung These facts? what not to believe everything written.
29. rich7sena (unregistered)
As an AT&T loyalist, I'm going to be torn between the Note, SGSII, and the Iphone 4S.