Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 review: The roadster

GSMArena team, 02 April 2013.
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Tags: Samsung, Android

Synthetic benchmarks

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is powered by a Samsung-made Exynos 4412 Quad-core chipset with four Cortex-A9 cores clocked at 1.6GHz, 2GB of RAM and a Mali-400 GPU. We've put it head to head with some of the best quad-cores around.

It features the same internals as the Samsung Galaxy Note II, and while that may have been enough to top the charts back when the Note II was released, the pack has moved on since.

In Benchmark Pi the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 scores about the same as the Galaxy Note II, but is largely bested by most of the recently announced flagships out there.

Benchmark Pi

Lower is better

  • LG Optimus G Pro
    147
  • HTC One
    151
  • Sony Xperia Z
    264
  • HTC Butterfly
    266
  • Oppo Find 5
    267
  • HTC One X+
    280
  • LG Optimus G
    285
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    305
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
    324
  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)
    330
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
    350
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    359
  • Meizu MX 4-core
    362
  • Nexus 4
    431

AnTuTu and Quadrant are similar stories - results which are more or less comparable to the last generation of flagship droids, but can't compete with current top models.

AnTuTu

Higher is better

  • HTC One
    22678
  • Sony Xperia Z
    20794
  • LG Optimus G Pro
    20056
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
    17159
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    15547
  • Oppo Find 5
    15167
  • HTC Butterfly
    12631

Quadrant

Higher is better

  • LG Optimus G Pro
    12105
  • HTC One
    11746
  • Sony Xperia Z
    8075
  • HTC One X+
    7632
  • LG Optimus G
    7439
  • Oppo Find 5
    7111
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
    6942
  • HTC One X
    5952
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    5916
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    5450
  • Meizu MX 4-core
    5170
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
    4814
  • Nexus 4
    4567

GLBenchmark 2.5 puts the graphics processor to the test, and the device rates towards the bottom half when offscreen fps are measured.

GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt (1080p offscreen)

Higher is better

  • HTC One
    34
  • Asus Padfone 2
    31
  • Oppo Find 5
    30
  • LG Optimus G Pro
    29
  • Sony Xperia Z
    29
  • LG Optimus G
    29
  • Apple iPhone 5
    27
  • Nexus 4
    26
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
    17
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    17
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    15
  • HTC One X+
    12
  • HTC One X
    9

Epic Citadel, on the other hand, measures performance at native resolution, and posts some good numbers, beating out the Galaxy S III flagship.

Epic Citadel

Higher is better

  • Sony Xperia Z
    55.6
  • LG Optimus G Pro
    54.2
  • Nexus 4
    53.9
  • Asus Padfone 2
    53.4
  • LG Optimus G
    52.6
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
    46.3
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    41.3
  • Oppo Find 5
    38.6

Finally, when it comes to JavaScript performance we got a pretty good results from the Note 8.0.

SunSpider

Lower is better

  • Samsung Ativ S
    891
  • Apple iPhone 5
    915
  • Nokia Lumia 920
    910
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    972
  • HTC One X+
    1001
  • LG Optimus G Pro
    1011
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
    1016
  • Motorola RAZR i XT890
    1059
  • HTC One
    1124
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    1192
  • Meizu MX 4-core
    1312
  • LG Optimus G
    1353
  • HTC Butterfly
    1433
  • Sony Xperia Z
    1906
  • Nexus 4
    1971
  • Oppo Find 5
    2045
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