Neo N003 MT6589 benchmarks leaked! Not as impressive as we hoped

The Neo N003 is the 5.3-inch, quad-core rival of both the JiaYu G4 and Umi X2, but after seeing these Antutu benchmarks we feel they have nothing to really worry about!

Quad-core Android phones from a number of domestic manufacturers are nearing launch, with the most anticipated being the JiaYu G4, UMi X2 and the Neo N003. All 3 phones offer similar specifications and will cost around $160, but it seems they aren’t all running on 4 cylinders.

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According to previous leaked benchmarks, quad-core MT6589 phones should be scoring above 10,000 in Antutu, with many phones breaking the 12,000 and 13,000 barriers, but judging by these leaked scores the engineers over at Neo still have their work cut out for them.

Where as the JiaYu G4 (1GB RAM with quad-core MT6589 CPU) managed and impressive 12,251 the Neo N003 (1GB RAM quad-core MT6589 CPU) only reached 9866! Of course benchmarks aren’t everything and the production model could be capable of much more, but as early result go these are pretty disappointing!

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  1. Hsin Yang
    February 5, 2013

    Judging by how it’s running at 720p display as well, as opposed to the 1080p display on the UMI X2, I’d say this is very much disappointing, yes.

    I think my choice of either the G4 or the X2 is still a safe one, till at least Neo picks up their game.

    • AndroidFreak
      February 5, 2013

      I concur

  2. cpurage
    February 5, 2013

    I’m sure that those are not for the NEO N003 because I’ve seen this benchmark result before for other phone and the first thing that can be mentioned is that this benchmark is made with AnTuTu version LOWER than Version 3 for sure

    • Leandro
      February 5, 2013

      I think the problem really is older version of the Antutu. The newer vesion inflatated all the results.

  3. SmK1128
    February 5, 2013

    false image

  4. February 6, 2013

    For me the main benefit of a MTK6589 chip is the modem supporting HSPA+ which should support upto 42Mbs if your network allows. I wonder if you could test that the next time you try a MTK6589 chip?

  5. February 6, 2013

    I prefer slower but less power consumption.

  6. Dudebro
    February 12, 2013

    Maybe its a firmware problem, some jiayu leaks had lower scores too but it was because of that, not faulty hardware

    April 14, 2013

    Where can i buy 160$ ??????????

  8. Jonna
    May 15, 2013

    Why would anyone expect more. IMO this is good for pushing 1080p. At 720p, MTK6589 barely scrapes 13k. You can’t expect MTK6589 to push twice the pixels and score the same. If Neo N003 comes with MTK6589T, then yes you can expect in the 12k+.