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Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T benchmark tests

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Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T benchmark tests
Another day, another super spec’d smartphone is teetering on the brink of stardom here in the US, but soon enough, people will be able to snatch and experience the full potential of the Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T. Even though it bears many similarities to the international GSM version released months ago overseas, AT&T’s beauty doesn’t only benefit with speedier 4G LTE connectivity, but it’s also outfitted with a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 processor, which is slightly higher in clocked speed than the 1.4GHz dual-core found with the original. Of course, it’s going to require the extra horsepower considering that it’s packing a 5.3” display that's flaunting a higher than normal smartphone screen resolution of 800 x 1280.

Zipping through most basic tasks with minimal effort, like navigating across its homescreen with a static wallpaper, we’re content with the performance it’s exhibiting out of the box. Moreover, it continues to maintain its level of performance in nearly every aspect with the platform – such as opening apps, pinch zooming in the gallery, or basically browsing the web. However, it’s vulnerable to some of the choppy tendencies we tend to see and associate with Android as a whole. Specifically, it doesn’t track our finger as tightly when navigating through its homescreen when a live wallpaper is used, and on top of that, there’s simply a general sluggish feel with its performance from then on. Still, it’s never to the point unusable, but rather, it’s something that captures our attention and puzzles us.

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Honestly, the benchmark numbers it’s able to produce aren’t stellar compared to some of the greats out there in the Android land. Sure, it produces some very respectable numbers, but as a whole, they’re pretty much in line to its contemporaries. So yeah, it’s not particularly something we’d deem as a benchmarking device. Nevertheless, we’re content with its performance so far out of the box, but surely enough, we’ll keep a meticulous eye out to see how it handles more intense operations. Without any further wait, here are the benchmark numbers we’re able to get out of the Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T.

  • AnTutu: 6,449
  • Linpack: 31.24 MFLOPS at 5.4 seconds
  • Neocore: 56.6 FPS
  • Vellamo: 489
  • Quadrant: 2,200 to 2,900


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posted on 13 Feb 2012, 21:15

1. ngo2dd (Posts: 793; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


I know someone is going to cry over this because it have the S3 but the fact is the original one could not handle LTE is why Samsung use the S3. I hope the At&t enjoy the phone.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 21:16

3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5646; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, i know but the concession is still sad to be seen.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 21:37 4

5. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Great, you take LTE, I'll take horsepower. We all win. U can keep your crapdragon BS to yourself. You can keep up the delusion that crapdragon is as good as exynos, or that somehow its superior because it can use LTE. The "lag" is evidence that the crapdragon can not handle the enhanced resolution where the real exynos equipped note flies like an eagle without a hiccup.

Its a slightly overclocked skyrocket with the bigger screen.. Really, there is no point to the skyrocket HD at this point.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 21:55 1

9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5646; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, if it even has HSPA+ 21mbps the rest of the loading speeds vs. an LTE device with Qualcomm should be compensated by how much better Exynos is at processing the data. the only way you'll come out ahead today against an Exynos powered device with HSPA+ 21mbps is if you have at least an OMAP4 w/ LTE.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 21:58 1

11. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


LTE doesnt even matter. The difference between loading a page at 15mpbs on HSPA+ and 30mbps on LTE is so miniscule its not worth talking about. chumps get excited about "LTE" over HSPA+. The vast majority of users will never use it to its potential, which isnt on a cell phone, its on a dedicated computer line.
The only "real" difference between the 2 is that HSPA takes up a lot less battery power than LTE. Good luck with that charger. :)

Give me real horsepower over theoretical speeds any day.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 22:07 1

15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5646; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it's still a better to have it kind of thing. the balance lies in phones like the Droid Razr and the Galaxy Nexus which makes a tiny step down to OMAP 4 for immensely higher data speeds. i can live with that. it's true that LTE does suck your battery though. i wonder why Samsung won't use TI for their LTE devices? they've partnered with them before when working with Google to create the Galaxy Nexus and the OMAP4 is more power efficient than the S3 so it really makes no sense. maybe it's a money thing.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 22:14 1

17. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i dunno. i was kinda hoping we wouldnt see any more S3's polluting samsung devices. i can live with the Ti anyways.

Well, it wont be happening for too much longer hopefully. As soon as the 4212 and the 5xxx exynos chips are released, these crapdragon infused monstrosities should be extinct.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 22:22

19. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5646; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i'm going to cry if anything with a 4212 or a 5xxx comes out on Verizon within 3-4 months. xD

somehow i doubt Mr. Quadrant Man has gotten a hold of benchmarks for that yet.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 06:16

22. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


i agree with remixfa. i used to have a sgs2 epic and it ran great. absolutely perfect. ive had quite a few phones with snapdragons and they all suck compared to the galaxy line. its sad when a single core hummingbird out performs a dual core. now im on a G2X with its tegra2 out performing every snapdragon ive used. the tegra2 had the potential to be great if it was at a higher clock speed because it handles my G2X greatly. but still point is the exynos&the hummingbird are the best dual&single cores on the planet

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 07:09

23. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it is very hard for me to give up my hummingbird. this single core chip is just too powerful and too versatile. And there is so much ROM development for the vibrant that I never get bored with the phone.

I really do have a sneaking suspicion that the SGS1 isnt getting the official ICS upgrade because it gives us very little reason besides Spec envy to move to the galaxy2 or 3. ICS runs so well on this phone its not funny.

Pretty sad that a 2 year old chip holds as much power and a more powerful GPU than the S3 chip thats going into new "high end" phones.. lol

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 07:42

25. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)


LTE will matter a lot more when they start using it for calls instead of just data... that's the next step in infrastructure development. For the short term, though, I agree with you :)

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 13:28

27. -box- (Posts: 3878; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


@remixfa Too bad smartphones can't be like desktop PCs where the user can swap in better components to match their needs/desires... I'd love it if I'd be able to swap in a quad-core Tegra3 or an Exynos into the Note, double the RAM, upgrade the battery, do a few little tweaks to eke out as much performance as I could, while making the phone guts upgradeable in the future

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 14:10

28. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5646; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, I'd still have my Droid 3 if I could do that. I loved my Droid 3.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 21:15 1

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5646; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


no, it’s vulnerable to some of the choppy tendencies you tend to see from QUALCOMM. POWERED. DEVICES.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 21:37

6. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


exactly.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 21:34

4. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


hey, you are still using the old version of Quadrant. It was updated today. Know how I can tell? On the new, dual core optimized quadrant, it only compares it with 2 other devices for now. :) REDO THOSE SCORES :) :) :)

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 21:51

8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5646; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, i even tipped the big wigs at PA about it. no King article today. :P
my Razr is neck at neck with the Galaxy Nexus they have on the bar graph now.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 22:00

12. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ha, I tipped em too. I wonder who tipped em first. Hey PA, who beat who to the punch with the tip email about quadrant? :) :)

I also shot them a tip about a new android program that has figured out how to skirt data by using a secondary service to shoot MMS to the phone.

Smozzy. Thats the app, get it from the market before it dissapears.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 21:48

7. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2010; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Ehhh?? Who really whips out their phones, and start doing quadrant tests in real life??? Not me,,, just use a custom rom +overclock it!! Done...& ... lol ehh F*** it.. I'm still getting this phone

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 21:56

10. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5646; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


I DO!

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 22:01 1

13. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I did.. lol. My quadrants are less impressive under the fixed system.. lol. BOO! :)

jerry hildenbrand proved quickly that it was still hackable by making a hero do mega points.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 22:07

14. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2010; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Lol I'm surprise that no one has called that "cheating" lol

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 22:10

16. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5646; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i wonder what Galaxy Tab is at the top there on the charts.
i think it's a 7.7. o:

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 22:15

18. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it better be lol. the new tab 2.0! :)

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 01:21

20. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


yeah lte is without a doubt faster but these smartphones while they are very advanced today they will not be able to process the data as fast as say a laptop computer or desktop computer hell my laptop is over 3 years old and only a intel core 2 duo it's clock speed is 226 ghz with 4gb of ram and i can load JUST ABOUT ANY WEBPAGE IN UNDER 5 SECONDS 10 MAX WITH MY 1 MEG UP AND 8 DOWN DATA HERE AT MY HOUSE SHOW ME ANY SMARTPHONE THAT CAN EVEN COME CLOSE TO THAT

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 01:43

21. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5646; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


*tests* um, apparently my Razr can. xD
it was 6 seconds to be honest. i went to Dorkly.com and i had a 3 bar LTE signal.

*tests again with Wi-Fi*
i did a Speed Test and got 15/2 download/upload which is on the low side for me, i average in the mid twenties with my Wi-Fi connection. i killed my running tasks, redirected to Dorkly, 4 seconds. :P

on my intel core i7 laptop @ 2.2GHz w/ 6GB of RAM on the same Wi-Fi network, going to the same site, 1 second. dead serious.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 07:14

24. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


smartphones are not the same as computers. one is a low power device, the other is a power hog. they are not in the same class. you are trying to compare a paper airplane to an F-15. They may be getting closer in power, but they are years away from converging.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 07:50

26. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)


... laptops have a different design criteria than desktops, including hardware tailored to operating with a battery (such as lower power CPUs and GPUs). Not on the same scale as a mobile phone or tablet, but more similar than you imply. KK's lappy is a at the 'higher end' of laptops based on the CPU, but nonetheless, it's a laptop, not my supercomputer at home ;)

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