Samsung Galaxy Note II Smartphone Review

Performance: CPU and GPU

In addition to using the Samsung Galaxy Note II in a variety of everyday usage scenarios, we also conducted some formal performance testing to see how well the device compared to some of the other smartphones we have recently evaluated.

CPU testing
Android CPU testing

In the Linpack for Android benchmark, the Samsung Galaxy Note II's quad-core Exynos SoC didn't compare favorably with some of the Snapdragon S4-based smartphones on the market, but the Note II surged ahead in the multi-threaded test and put up the highest score we have seen to date.

Graphics testing
Android graphics testing

The Galaxy Note II put up some excellent graphics-related benchmark scores. The iPhone 4S and 5 hold onto commanding leads in the GL Benchmark tests, but the Note II put up the best scores we have seen from an Android device in both GL Benchmark and An3DBench XL.

JavaScript testing
JavaScript Android and iPhone testing

The Galaxy Note II's combination of Jelly Bean and an Exynos SoC put up the best Sunspider score we've seen from an Android device as well. Only the iPhone 5 put up a better score here, and even then the delta was relatively small.

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