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

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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Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Best phablet of 2013.

8. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

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

21. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nop, it's a note. Agree with u.

31. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Samsung "cheats" in benchmarking scores though. Samsung benchmarks cannot be trusted.

41. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

4. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Notes only lose to other Notes.

7. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 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

9. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

55. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

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

58. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 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.

15. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

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

16. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

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

44. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

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

23. megaLK

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 29, 2013

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

27. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

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

33. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Samsung shouldn't cheat like this!

52. dumbguy

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 07, 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)

57. oOps..

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

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

25. g2a5b0e unregistered

I know that's right, Dark. Preach.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Truly has it all bro.

3. special4u

Posts: 63; Member since: May 22, 2013

i will choose lg g2 over this

5. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

at least one person plans on keeping LG in business.

46. miket247

Posts: 81; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

51. taikucing unregistered


18. cdwjustin

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 18, 2013

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

6. cdwjustin

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 18, 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

10. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

12. KParks23

Posts: 736; Member since: Oct 13, 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!

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