Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE live pictures and benchmarks

31 August, 2012 | Comments (104) | Post your comment

The Galaxy Note II LTE is here and it looks identical to its LTE-less global counterpart. We asked around and turns out that the Note II LTE has the same innards as well - a quad-core Exynos 4412 Quad SoC with an additional LTE chip inside.

Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE hands-on

The Note II LTE feels large to hold but it isn't drastically bigger than the Galaxy S III, for example.

The screen is an absolute treat. The new differently-arranged pixel matrix really does make a difference with the screen on the Note II LTE. It looks very sharp and individual pixels are really hard to distinguish. It's much brighter than the screen on the original Note.

Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE hands-on

Moving on to benchmarks we've pitted the Note II LTE against heavy competition - namely the Xperia TX, T and V and a number of high-class quad-core contenders.

BenchmarkPi tests the core performance of the chipset. The Note II LTE calculated slightly faster than its quad-core competition but failed to match the per-core raw power of the Krait cores inside the Xperias.


Lower is better

  • Sony Xperia T 285
  • Sony Xperia V 286
  • Sony Xperia TX 289
  • Galaxy Note II LTE 333
  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
  • Meizu MX 4-core

NenaMark 2 takes the Note II LTE's GPU for a run. Here the Mali 400 MP did a good job but was slightly behind the Adreno 225 competition.

NenaMark 2

Higher is better

  • Sony Xperia T 60
  • Sony Xperia TX 60
  • Sony Xperia V 58.8
  • Galaxy Note II LTE 55.4
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Meizu MX 4-core
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)

Quadrant is an all-round benchmark - it tests the CPU and GPU alike. The Galaxy Note II LTE once again defeated its smaller brother the Galaxy S III but failed to beat the Krait-powered Xperias.


Higher is better

  • Sony Xperia T 5675
  • Sony Xperia V 6047
  • Sony Xperia TX 5793
  • Galaxy Note II LTE 5942
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Meizu MX 4-core
  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
  • Motorola Atrix HD
For more info one all the Samsung devices released at IFA, check out our Samsung overview.




Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE live pictures and benchmarks - reader comments

  • NovaZane

How come this is great news for Sony. If no one cares about them...

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  • 2012-12-14 15:44
  • nrnT
  • iBoss

ohh lol, a dual core did better than quad.. which means the extra money u've paid for that quad cpu is a waste because its just a commercial purposes... some dual cpu's are way faster than quad... just take it as a note guys... quad is not always the...

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  • 2012-12-13 22:38
  • NjcD
  • K

Great news for Sony! 3 dual-core phones are more powerful than most selling quad-cores. Like!

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  • 2012-12-08 16:10
  • J9Vp