Samsung Galaxy Note Smartphone Review

Performance Testing

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

CPU testing
Android CPU testing

Graphics testing
Android graphics testing


JavaScript testing
JavaScript Android and iPhone testing



In the Linpack test, the Galaxy Note achieved a respectable score that was slightly behind both Samsung Galaxy S II devices we've tested as well as the LG Spectrum and the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx. The single-threaded Linpack test was less favorable to the Galaxy Note than the multi-threaded test.

In the An3DBench, the Galaxy Note achieved a mid-range score coming in behind another Samsung phone, the Galaxy Nexus. In the An3DBench XL test, the Galaxy Note earned low- to mid-range scores in all three of the tests we use for comparison.


Keep in mind, however, that phones with higher resolution screens often perform worse in graphics benchmarks than phones with screens that have a lower resolution, if their GPUs are similar. If the Galaxy Note's screen was running at a lower resolution, in all likelyhood its scores in the graphics related tests would have been higher.

The Galaxy Note performed well in the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark, earning fifth place.

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