Samsung Galaxy Note 8 scores 179,000 on AnTuTu

No sooner had the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 been discovered on the GFXBench site, word got around that the phablet had been put through AnTuTu's benchmark test. The version of the Galaxy Note 8 tested was the one headed for the U.S., powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset. This unit carries an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. Elsewhere on this planet, you can expect to see the Note 8 powered by the Exynos 8995 SoC, with the Mali-G71 GPU.

According to AnTuTu, the Galaxy Note 8 display carries a resolution of 1080 x 2220. That is the default FHD+ resolution found on the device. Users can change the screen to 1440 x 2960 (QHD+) if they so desire. 6GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage, and just like GFXBench refused to accept that there is a dual camera setup in back, AnTuTu lists just a single 12MP rear-facing shooter. In front is an 8MP camera for selfies and video chats. Android 7.1.1 is pre-installed.

Some of the specs missing include the 6.3-inch Super AMOLED screen expected on the Note 8. Samsung will once again use the 18:9 aspect ratio employed on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. The Galaxy Note 8 will be introduced by Samsung a week from tomorrow, which is August 23rd. Make sure to circle the date on your calendar.

We would be remiss if we didn't mention that the Galaxy Note 8 scored 179,000 on the AnTuTu benchmark test. That compares with a score over 205,000 put up by the Samsung Galaxy S8 earlier this year.

source: AnTuTu (translated) via Playfuldroid

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. Abdbaas

Posts: 154; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Let me get my popcorn and watch the people arguing about the importance of benchmark scores

4. Master_Oogway

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

Still waiting for a smartphone to cross 1 million on ANTUTU.... May be then I will replace my Redmi 2 prime....

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

One million on AnTuTu? I think the scoring metric has been changed since v6 of AnTuTu. Because if we use the version used to benchmark flagships from 2013, then these current flagships would be topping 500k.

5. adecvat

Posts: 658; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

But android users always do that.

37. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Well, we all know benchmark scores don't tell the whole story. However, they can show progress when used across a particular product line. Naturally, I'd expect the Note 8 to score higher than the S8+. Something that promotes productivity should have extraordinary performance, and judging from some lag/stutter issues the S8/S8+ faces, the Note 8 will most likely be no different. As a tech enthusiast, this makes me disappointed since I want to see Samsung do better. All many of us need is a Samsung phone with top-notch real world performance similar to the Pixel or iPhone.

39. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

While this is a fair comment.. you better prepare for the incoming sammy fans you just pissed off. **Grabs popcorn immediately**

75. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Yes, a conclusion based on an unreleased product and lies about non-existent lag. That totally fair and legit.

68. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

From next time, you can just post a blank comment. People will understand what you want to say. It will save your precious time.

69. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Fortunately, that's exactly what I've gotten for the past three phones.

77. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Unfortunately, I haven't.

87. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


20. androiduser

Posts: 514; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

if the note 8 had a new processor and stereo speakers i would've switched over from my htc u11.

60. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What's important about them?

80. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Look and you will see the pot calling the kettle black again.

2. mikehunta727 unregistered

Eh not a very great score but people don't buy the Note for the best performance anyway

6. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014


16. Nopers unregistered

I think that’s pretty much every fanboys reaction, just if you prefer a particular device you will be branded as that particular fanboy by the other fanboys.

11. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Performance will be just great. Do not worry.The tested unit is not optimized BTW it's great, that Note will not have the useless, fugly dual camera gimmick and force touch BS,- as the media wanted to make Apple look relevant.

14. mikehunta727 unregistered

The Note's rumored and looking like it'll have both that "dual camera gimmick" and a "force touch display"...

35. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Klinton is too stupid to actually take the time to read and understand, Klinton would rather spend time trolling.

88. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's supposed to have both, but that can only make it better, and more versatile. It's already the most versatile on the market (the Note line that is).

92. mikehunta727 unregistered

For sure. I'm hyped to see Samsung's implementation. It'll definitely be better than the 7 Plus implementation.. Which actually works quite well in 4K video recording, provides a very solid zoom detail boost vs non dual camera devices. Would be amazing if the 2nd camera had OIS too on the Note 8. I don't really care too much about the Force Touch display though

19. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Kind of exactly why they buy the Note. These scores don't mean $#¡ť.

21. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

People buy this phone because it has a Samsung logo on it... and even then a lot fewer do than their S counterparts. And let's not kid ourselves into some nonsensical position that the Note line offers "buttery smooth" performance. It's probably safe to say they have a worse track record than even the S series in that category too. TL;DR- These scores don't mean s**t... to YOU and Samsung's fans in general. But I see noticeable frame drops being a problem for you gentleman in the near future.

22. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Agreed. I tried the note 7 last year in store before the recall and man that thing is the definition of "lag fest" it's unbelievable. The S8 is a little bit better in that regard but still it doesn't hold a candle against let's say the iPad Pro 10.5". That thing is crystal smooth for real.

24. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

So you're comparing a tablets performance to that of a phone? All phones lag from time to time. BTW I'm writing this from my iPhone. Just in case you want to slap me with the fanboy tag.

25. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

To be fair to Samsung, they have to work around inferior SoCs. Still, we shouldn't be seeing 29.6 fps on a flagship phone in 2017. I don't care if that s**t can make cocoa and read a toddler bedtime stories, if it can't perform, I am not even going to consider it.

26. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014


31. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Exactly this. I want something usable, not to make me suffer and giving me a horrible experience.

45. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1363; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

If your looking for it in a Phablet, with a stylus, then I guest you will continue to be disappointed. As right now the Samsung note ( pioneer of this nice) is the only Phablet on the market that offers any usability in that regards. I Don't know how the Notes series has mad you suffer if you do not use it because of the poor experience? Did you have the OG Note, 2,3 4, or 5? If you don't like them because you feel they are inferior why would you continue to buy them and expect different results?

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