Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 24 February 2013.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is powered by the company's own 2012-launched Exynos 4 Quad chipset with four Cortex A9 CPUs inside it. As such, it's not at all the last word in mobile processors, but still we've given it the heavy task of going through our array of benchmarks.

Benchmark Pi

Lower is better

  • Asus Padfone 2
    262
  • Sony Xperia Z
    264
  • Oppo Find 5
    267
  • Sony Xperia T
    269
  • HTC One X+
    280
  • LG Optimus G
    285
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
    303
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    305
  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)
    330
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
    350
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    359
  • Meizu MX 4-core
    362
  • Nexus 4
    431

The Exynos 4 Quad gets out of breath in Linpack as well and is bluntly outrun by the Snapdragon S4 Pro chipsets and the Cortex-A15s inside them.

Linpack

Higher is better

  • Asus Padfone 2
    623
  • Sony Xperia Z
    630
  • LG Optimus G
    608
  • Oppo Find 5
    593
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    214.3
  • Nexus 4
    213.5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
    199.6
  • Meizu MX 4-core
    189.1
  • HTC One X+
    177.7
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    175.5
  • HTC One X
    160.9
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
    141.5

In the compound benchmarks AnTuTu and Quadrant the Galaxy Note 8.0 ranks suprisingly high beating the similarly spec'd Note II.

AnTuTu

Higher is better

  • Asus Padfone 2
    21922
  • Sony Xperia Z
    20794
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
    17438
  • Oppo Find 5
    15167
  • Nexus 4
    15146
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    13562
  • HTC One X+
    13519
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    12288
  • Meizu MX 4-core
    11820
  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)
    11633
  • LG Optimus G
    11226

Quadrant

Higher is better

  • Asus Padfone 2
    7846
  • Sony Xperia Z
    8075
  • HTC One X+
    7632
  • LG Optimus G
    7439
  • Oppo Find 5
    7111
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
    6613
  • 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

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
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
    1027
  • Motorola RAZR i XT890
    1059
  • Asus Padfone 2
    1107
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    1192
  • Meizu MX 4-core
    1312
  • LG Optimus G
    1353
  • Sony Xperia Z
    1906
  • Nexus 4
    1971
  • Oppo Find 5
    2045

BrowserMark 2

Higher is better

  • LG Optimus G
    2555
  • Sony Xperia Z
    1865
  • Oppo Find 5
    1797
  • Nexus 4
    1794
  • Nokia Lumia 920
    1774
  • Nokia Lumia 820
    1760
  • Samsung Omnia W
    1632
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
    1610
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    1247
  • Asus Padfone 2
    1215

Vellamo

Higher is better

  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    2418
  • Sony Xperia Z
    2189
  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)
    2078
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
    1822
  • Asus Padfone 2
    1717
  • Oppo Find 5
    1658
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    1641
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
    1568
  • LG Optimus G
    1522
  • Meizu MX 4-core
    1468
  • Nexus 4
    1310

The overall results from our benchmark extravaganza with the Galaxy Note 8.0 should come as no surprise to anyone. After all, the device is sporting last year's tech inside it, and can't measure to its more powerful rivals. Despite all of this, the chipset is by no means a slouge and can pull a lot of software weight behind it without breaking too much sweat.

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