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Galaxy Nexus Vs. Galaxy Note: Benchmark

I have been requested to make a benchmark comparison between my Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Note (International 1.4Ghz Exynos).

Without delay, here they are.

Galaxy Nexus (Click to enlarge)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galaxy Note (Click to enlarge)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I tried to keep the playing field as level as posible. Both devices are rooted, both running custom roms that close to stock, but with most bloatware cut out.

As you can see, the Galaxy Note is the clear winner in the speed department. While setting these tests side by side, pressing each button at the same time, I found myself waiting for the nexus to catch up at least for an extra second. The Galaxy Note is noticeably faster while doing day to day tasks.

Should you want additional tests done, feel free to post within the comments below. I will do my best to fulfill the requests that I can with the limited time I have.

Camera comparison coming soon.

Retired from AiC, You can now find me at AndroidColiseum.com

  • Anonymous

    thanks for this Tom… going to go play with the device today at the store… wonder if i can install the benchmark app.

    only thing is in Rogers the Note is the Snapdragon (to allow the LTE radio) rather than the Exynos, which I’ve heard the Exynos is a superior processor (even tho’ it’s slower:  1.4GHz vs. 1.5GHz)

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/108837104756408823233/posts Tom Gray

      International have the FM radio app too. Seems to be removed in our Canadian release. So I’ve been told

      Sent from my Android.

  • http://twitter.com/TomSawatzky Tom Sawatzky

    So…. I’m stumped. I can’t fathom how the Galaxy Nexus can be THAT much slower than its “siblings” (GS2, GNote). I had commented on the benchmarking when I briefly owned a Galaxy Nexus, it doesn’t seem as much faster the the old Galaxy S-based phones that preceded it, and is substantially slower than the GS2-based phones. I realize the Nexus, Note and S2 all have different processors, but the spec sheet doesn’t seem to show the vast true-performance difference between the phones.

    Any chance the comparison series will include a battery life showdown? That was my biggest single gripe with the GNexus.

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/108837104756408823233/posts Tom Gray

      I can tell you first h and, the Galaxy Note despite its 2500mAh battery, they are about equal.

      I was surprised at first that the Galaxy Nexus was so sluggish too. Clicking both devices at the exact same time navigating through menus and apps, it quickly became apparent how slow it actually was.
      I’m on the fence whether it’s the Galaxy Nexus being slower, or is it ICS weighing it down?

      Could we see the Galaxy Note take a performance hit when it’s released officially?
      Just a couple of the thoughts running through my mind.

      • http://twitter.com/TomSawatzky Tom Sawatzky

        I’ve been wondering the same thing, whether ICS will be the Windows Vista of the Android lineage. I think answers will be forthcoming when ICS starts to make its way to more phones.

  • Anonymous

    is the international version mutch faster than the Rogers version? I don’t understand why they did not build the exynos processor to be comparable with LTE. Hopefully they do when buillding the quadcore version. Any idea on why they put the OMAP processor in the nexus versus the exynos? It is not LTE….so why?

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/108837104756408823233/posts Tom Gray

      I wouldn’t go as far as to say “Much faster”, but yes it does have noticeable speed difference. The reason the Canadian version such as rogers use the Snapdragon QualComm chips is they work better with LTE. The international version lacks the LTE radio, so they use the Exynos chips, as they don’t have to worry about LTE. International also comes with the FM Radio app, I hear the Canadian LTE models are missing that.
      Why Google’s Galaxy Nexus uses the OMAP processor, I’m not entirely sure.

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/108837104756408823233/posts Tom Gray

      I wouldn’t go as far as to say “Much faster”, but yes it does have noticeable speed difference. The reason the Canadian version such as rogers use the Snapdragon QualComm chips is they work better with LTE. The international version lacks the LTE radio, so they use the Exynos chips, as they don’t have to worry about LTE. International also comes with the FM Radio app, I hear the Canadian LTE models are missing that.
      Why Google’s Galaxy Nexus uses the OMAP processor, I’m not entirely sure.