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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Exynos 5 Octa 5420 vs Snapdragon 800

by Mihai Matei on October 14, 2013


As most of you are already aware of, earlier this year Samsung released two main versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4. One of these variants packs the Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, while the other is being powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 5410 Octa-core chipset.

Interestingly enough, the Korean manufacturer has taken a similar route with the Galaxy Note 3 as well. There’s one main version that packs a Qualcomm CPU, and a second model that draws its processing power from an Exynos chip. Which one of these models is more powerful? Find out below.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - Exynos 5 Octa 5420 vs Snapdragon 800

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Exynos 5 Octa 5420 vs Snapdragon 800

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Exynos vs Snapdragon

While Samsung has taken a similar route with the Note 3 as it did with the SGS4, the processors are a bit different in the phablet’s case when compared to what we’ve seen earlier this year.

The Note 3 bearing the model number “N9005″ is the 4G LTE model and features a Snapdragon 800 quad-core chip clocked at 2.27 GHz. On the other hand, the model number “N9000″ is being powered by a new Exynos 5420 Octa-core unit, featuring a quad-core Cortex-A15 chip clocked at 1.9 GHz and a secondary quad-core Cortex-A7 unit with a frequency of 1.3 GHz. This version is 3G only.

The Snapdragon model also carries an Adreno 330 graphics chip, whereas the Exynos model makes use of a Mali-T628 MP6 GPU.

We’re all wondering which one of these models is the more powerful one, and based on some recent side-by-side AnTuTu benchmarks done by the guys over at Gadgets Portal, the Note 3 featuring the Snapdragon 800 chip is the slightly superior model, yielding 34,787 points instead of 34,280. More so, the Snapdragon 800-powered model is able to record videos at 4K resolutions, whereas the Exynos version is limited to 1920 x 1080 recording capabilities.


We remind you that the two quad-core units on the Exynos chip do not work at the same time, but in turns, depending on the difficulty of the task at hand. However, Samsung is expected to release an HPM update in the future, which will allow the two quad-core units in the Exynos chip to work simultaneously.

In any case, feel free to check out the video below if you wish to see both Note 3 models in action. Enjoy!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fdnj-kdAYnE

Thanks Phone Arena for the heads-up regarding this Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comparison.

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