Samsung Galaxy Note Pro is your oversized tablet that few apart from those in the office space will use. Typically not many of these people bother about the benchmark results. And knowing, there has been a history of devices performing at scales higher than normal, as most of them are rigged for Benchmark apps, we would not lay too much emphasis on the importance of Benchmark tests. However, what benchmark tests do provide, is a good reference, some numbers and figures to quantify where the device may stand in comparison to others in its category. Now, since there is no other 12 inch tablet, and we feel it would not be fair comparing it to a Nexus 7, we will treat this benchmark test as a standalone.
Just to give you an idea of the hardware in case you missed it out on it in our hardware and gallery runthrough post, the Note Pro is powered by an Exynos 5 Octa 5420, which has Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU. There is 3 GB RAM on board to keep things running along nicely while you have an option of picking a 16 GB or a 32 GB unit. There is an 8 MP camera with LED on the back.
Vellamo HTML 5 and Metal Test
Vellamo HTML 5 is perhaps the best test for the browser performances of the device. Our experience of using the browser was pretty good. Although text was not as crisp as we would like, but we are being really picky about things by stating that. The HTML 5 scores do reflect the performances pretty accurately somewhere in between being really good and really bad.
The Metal scores were actually better than what we had expected, the CPU performances like we had seen with the Note 3 Neo of the new Exynos chips has been really impressive. The device scored 1144 which was really good and device outperformed some of the other high-end devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Xperia Z Ultra.
The GFX Benchmark is a comprehensive cross-platform benchmark which evaluates various offscreen and onscreen performances. It basically measures the graphics performances, rendering speeds as well as the CPU performances. We also took a shot of the comparison chart of the device, but surprisingly the tablet performed really poorly in the test. We in fact that is why, did the test again twice, once the results were over the roof, and the third time, they were similar to this one and hence we stuck by them.
The Quadrant Standards are one of the best known benchmark test. The device was absolutely a beast during the test and outperformed pretty much every device we had tested.
CPU Bench evaluates solely the CPU performance of the device. The CPU was capable of handling all the tasks we threw at it and the Exynos 5420 came out flying.
In the AntTuTu benchmark, the device was closer to the LG G2 and was left trailing the likes of Note 3 and the Z Ultra. Once again, we would like to stress that all the benchmarks take different things into consideration and AnTuTu does take into account things like UI and GPU performances and not just CPU like say the Metal Vellamo test where the Z Ultra was left behind.
Once again, the benchmarks are a standard and a reference point and nothing more. Do not read too much into them and try the device yourself. The Note Pro definitely performed really well and things like app switching and scrolling were reasonably smooth. Quick launch and opening heavy games definitely lead to occasional lag, non responsiveness as well as some dropped frames, but none of this was out of the ordinary.