Samsung Galaxy Note III hits the benchmarks, confirms specs

Samsung Galaxy Note III hits the benchmarks, confirms specs
There's been no shortage of leaks and rumors on Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note III, some of which quite wild (flexible display, we mean you!).

With that in mind, we think we have a rough idea of what to expect, including the device's diagonal and most of the internals. What we didn't know, though, was how the device would fare in benchmarks, especially against similar devices.

This has, possibly, been resolved, for an alleged benchmark showing us two variants of the Note III has been spotted on GFXBench's site. The first version carries a model number SM-N900S and is supposedly coming to South Korea's SK Telecom. The second one, SM-N900L, is headed for LGU+, another South Korean carrier.

As you can see from the shots in the gallery below, the Samsung Galaxy Note III will come sporting a 1080p display powered by quad-core Snapdragon 800, clocking in at 2.3GHz, and an Adreno 330 GPU. On the software side, Android 4.3 has been confirmed – a very welcome sight, indeed. If you need a little perspective on what these beastly internals measure up to, we've compared the Galaxy Note III with two of its siblings: the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S4. Suffices to say that the performance difference is massive! Check it out below.

source: GFXBench via Techkiddy

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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. stylin1739

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 27, 2011

FIRST! Why that matters I dont know. However I will say if this comes to the US with the exact specs it will be my first Samsung phone and I will retire my Xoom...

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This is my next phone or the iPhone 5S. :')

13. rcl4444

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

How can you even compare the two? A 5.7"-6" screen with pen (almost tablet) to a 4" screen phone? And that's before you look past the surface!

18. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

Who says that he is comparing the two? Those just happen to be the two phones he has it narrowed down to.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31760; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said.

50. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

Not that there is anything wrong with it, but it is odd to have such vastly different phones narrowed down to your 2 choices. Kinda like a Jekyl and Hyde thing going on.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31760; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

C H O I C E.

49. AnTuTu

Posts: 1624; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

darkkjedii ----> Is a Spammer

19. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I can honestly tell you this will be my phone. The root scene with the Galaxy S IV & Note II are killer. I expect the Note III to follow in those footsteps.

15. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Brace yourself to celebrate the birth of the beast.

16. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

GREAT avatar & I agree with your comment. You are 100% correct!!! +1 to you.

28. syedzain

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Unless and until its not tweaked :D

40. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Is Samsung cheating with this benchmarks too ?? :P

48. AnTuTu

Posts: 1624; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

"Brace yourself to celebrate the birth of the beast" ----> Only few would understand :)

46. AnTuTu

Posts: 1624; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

A kick a$$ beast on its way.....................

2. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

It's time for the galaxy s series and note to break up. Totally different designs would be good...

47. AnTuTu

Posts: 1624; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Agreed. Probably a solid uni-body design :)

53. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

If that is what they're going to do then a micro sd slot is a must have :-(

3. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

is it boosted benchmark ?

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Lol...we can't be too sure anymore! Can we?

9. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

There is no such thing as a "boosted benchmark", that is a contradiction. There is rarely a real-life case when CPU and GPU load is 100% over a long period, not even with the heaviest tasks, so in that sense any raw benchmark score is "boosted", because they simulate situations unlikely to appear in everyday use. Which is why benchmarks are useless to translate to smoothness and stuff. Benchmarks are to measure maximum raw capabilities of the HW, and if there is a "boosted clock" (others have turbo clock), guess what, then that's the maximum capability of the HW, there is nothing fake in it's scores, that's what it can theoretically do, but that's not what it will do in everyday life, and that statement is true to every gadget out there. Cause 100% CPU/GPU load kills any gadget in 3 hours. So benchmarking itself is a "boost".

30. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

no, my home theater pc has been running between 80 and 100% 24/7 for the last two and a half years. Constantly torrenting, DVR'ing, and streaming. You're wrong.

32. Sauce unregistered

"Samsung has been caught using performance-enhancing code to beef up the Galaxy S4′s test scores. It’s been discovered that the tech giant has programmed the handset to increase its clock speed during certain benchmarks." ..."And what’s worse is the site found the same behavior (on the CPU side) in Qualcomm versions of the Galaxy S4, as well as other processors. This seemingly indicates that Samsung isn’t just cheating on benchmarks for one handset, but it’s more of a widespread company policy."

33. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Haven't been reading the news have you? Samsung got caught cheating in benchmark

34. Jaeel

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

Nonsense. Idea of benchmarking is to estimate how well devices handle the real work loads thrown to them. With such "boosting", a device would appear to handle the work load better than another "non-boosted" device would, though in reality it wouldn't be any better.

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I just want too see the screen.

12. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

u can't, u don't have permission for that.

6. kassi

Posts: 109; Member since: May 25, 2013

adreno 330 is a big step foward, im interested if the mali T628 will be usable in phones.

10. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Yes, it should come very close, quite possibly finish on top.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

No Exynos Octa 5420. :(

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