The upcoming octa-core 64-bit chipset from Samsung has positioned itself squarely between the mighty NVIDIA Tegra K1 and the new Snapdragon 805 in the latest AnTuTu V4.0 benchmarks.
It is a great time to be a phablist. We are getting all of the best phones. From the LG G3 to the almost but confirmed iPhone 6 phablet, there are plenty of options on the horizon if you are looking for a smartphone with a big screen and big specs, and if you are a Samsung fan you now have even more to get excited about.
Last week we learned that the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 was spotted on AnTuTu in two variants: the SM-910S with a Snapdragon 805 and the SM-910C with Samsung’s own octa-core Exynos 5433 SoC onboard, both of which listed with Quad HD displays and 3GB of RAM. The only problem is we didn’t have any processor results to determine which was better, but they have now surfaced online and if you thought the Snappy 805 was a beast, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Under AnTuTu’s tests, the Exynos 5433 managed to surpass the 40,000 mark with an impressive score of 40,303 and easily beating the Snapdragon 805 by more than 2500 points. What might be even more impressive is how close the 5433 came to beating the mighty NVIDA Tegra K1, which managed to pull of healthy score of 41,736.
While we are not trying to downplay the performance of the Snapdragon 805, one can’t help but to notice that it doesn’t offer much improvement over the 801, except for notable gains in graphic processing power. The quad-core Snapdragon 805 is equipped with four Krait 450 CPU cores clocked at 2.5GHz, which offer only a small performance boost over the current Krait 400 cores, while on the other hand the Exynos 5433 packs four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.3GHz, plus four additional Cortex-A57 cores clocked at an unknown frequency.
There are also noticeable differences in the graphics department. The new Adreno 420 GPU found in the Snapdragon 805 fell short of the new ARM Mali-T760 found in the Exynos 5433 during high-resolution 3D benchmarks. Both SoC’s were able to gain similar scores in the lower resolution 2D tests. Bottom line: judging by raw hardware numbers, we should expect about 15% better performance out of the Note 3 compared to the Note 4.
Based on previous rollouts by Samsung, it is pretty fair to assume the two variants of the Galaxy Note 4 will be sold exclusively in different regions, with the Exynos most likely never making its way to the western hemisphere. The two versions under test were running Android 4.4.3 KitKat, although we are expecting this to change by time the phablet launches. Google is expected to launch Android 5.0 Lollypop at Google I/O this week, and the handset is rumored to be made official at IFA 2014 this fall.