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ZTE Grand S II allegedly outperforms Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 in benchmark test

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ZTE Grand S II allegedly outperforms Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 in benchmark test

Announced by ZTE back in January at CES 2014, the Grand S II is the company’s latest extra-large flagship smartphone. The new handset should be launched on April 1, obviously in China first. Until that happens, Chinese website CNMO benchmarked the Grand S II in AnTuTu to reveal that the smartphone scored a bit higher than Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 (34,938 vs. 34,652).

Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean the Grand S II is better than the Galaxy Note 3. But it is somewhat of a proof that the device can stand next to any other high-end, large smartphone (or phablet) out there. The Grand S II also scored higher than the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, LG G2, and HTC One, among others.

The Grand S II runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, unfortunately, but an update to KitKat will most likely be available at some point. The new handset offers a pretty nice set of features, including a 5.5 inch IPS display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, HSPA+ and LTE connectivity, a 13MP rear camera, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and a 3,000 mAh battery.

China aside, ZTE will probably release the Grand S II in various other countries around the world. We’ll let you know when we have more details on this. Meanwhile, you could check out our ZTE Grand S II hands-on from CES 2014.

ZTE Grand S II allegedly outperforms Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 in benchmark test

source: CNMO (translated)

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posted on 25 Mar 2014, 00:08 5

1. alaw.14 (Posts: 133; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


my note 3 scored 35,667

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 00:54 1

7. ihavenoname (Posts: 1390; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Mine 36,756. I tried it again quite soon and result dropped a little. I guess it just shows ~performance.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 02:33 1

10. rd_nest (Posts: 769; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


And exactly the reason why certain benchmarks are useless.

A benchmark has to be consistent and 'repeatable'. It means whenever you run the benchmark, it has to provide you a consistent result.

We all know that if you run Antutu 10 times on same device, it will give you 10 different results. No point wasting time on such benchmarks.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 06:07

12. AfterShock (Posts: 2802; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Back to back tests will score lower and lower because it's thermally heating up inside.

I guess this is mysterious to some of you.
Put it in a fridge for a bit and retest. It'll score higher again.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 00:17 7

2. JMartin22 (Posts: 1031; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


FYI, many people can score around 37,000-38,000 on their Note devices. Why are you basing a whole article in one test that was put up as the official listing of a benchmark and never updated?

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 02:05 6

9. hassoups (Posts: 340; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


Even if the note 3 won the benchmark results, it wouldn't make a difference. People buy the note series for the experience you should have with a phone of that size. None of the competition offers anything remotely close.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 00:23 7

3. hafini_27 (Posts: 247; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


Benchmark now is just for reference. It does not really matter as long as the phone runs smooth and stably

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 00:46 1

6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2631; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Absolutely correct.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 00:34 2

4. twens (Posts: 627; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Stupid article. Phonearena knows very well some note 3 units score higher than that yet posted this article. Very dump.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 00:41

5. Lt.Green (Posts: 376; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Given the margin of error of these test, they're on par with each other.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 02:00

8. redmd (Posts: 892; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


The next benchmark should be sales.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 03:35

11. noteseries (Posts: 76; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


never care about benchmark result, i buy coz i need

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 07:59

13. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


and people still using benchmarks to measure their penis size

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 10:50

14. vgking (Posts: 8; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


My note 3 constantly gets 36,000 to 37,000 but doesnt matter if something can get a tad higher when it has 1GB less ram so u cant multitask as much as a 3GB note 3 and the grand 2 has 16GB built in and note 3 has twice that at 32GB and note 3 has all the additional S-PEN stuff that make it a fuctional phablet not just an oversized phone

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