Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review: The Phablet Refined
Balanced - This test is balanced between different areas of the language and different types of code. It's not all math, all string processing, or all timing simple loops. In addition to having tests in many categories, the individual tests were balanced to take similar amounts of time on currently shipping versions of popular browsers.
Statistically Sound - One of the challenges of benchmarking is knowing how much noise you have in your measurements. This benchmark runs each test multiple times and determines an error range (technically, a 95% confidence interval). In addition, in comparison mode it tells you if you have enough data to determine if the difference is statistically significant.
The Galaxy Note 3's combination of Jelly Bean 4.3 and a fast Quad-Core SoC put up the best Sunspider score we've seen from an Android-based smartphone as well. The iPhone 5s, NVIDIA SHIELD, and Intel Bay Trail-based tablet held the top spots in this benchmark, however.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 put up an excellent score in Rightware's Browsermark too. The larger tablet-platforms put up somewhat better scores, but versus the other smartphones in the chart, the Galaxy Note 3 fares very well.