Difference between Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Note 3 Neo

Key Difference: Galaxy Note 3 comes with a 5.7 inch screen 1080p Super AMOLED display. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is a lower price version of the Note 3 and comes with a slightly smaller 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display.

Large screens have become a latest trend, with many people going big or going home – well mostly going big. Screens originally starting at 2.5in have steadily increased to now 5in being the norm. Then the Phablets and Tablets were introduced, which boasted even bigger and better screens. Samsung is one of the prominent players in the Phablet market with a wide range of products.

Samsung Galaxy Note series was a hit in the phablet and large screen phones market. Galaxy Note 3 was an upgrade (in terms of hardware and software) compared to the older Galaxy Note series. The Note 3 carried a more ‘sophisticated’ look with a faux metallic bezel and a rear cover made of plastic leather with faux stitching. It was also thinner and skinner compared to the Note II. The phone offered a 5.7 inch screen 1080p Super AMOLED display.

Under the hood, the international version of Note 3 was powered by four 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 cores. It came with 3 GB RAM. It also came with superb camera capability with a 13 MP rear cam and a 2 MP front cam and multiple modes such as Golf, Sports and Surround Shot, etc. There were three storage options – 16 & 32 or 64 GB of internal storage. Samsung also added a 3200 mAh battery to power the high paced device. Keeping in tradition with the new Galaxy Flagship series, the Note 3 came with built in functions such as Air Gestures, S Health, Story Album, etc.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is a lower price version of the Note 3 and offers many similar features, but also tends to leave out a few things in lieu of the lower price tag. Note 3 Neo was launched in February 2014 and came with a slightly smaller 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display. It also didn’t offer the Full HD, but rather just HD – which is not significantly noticeable. Note 3 Neo also sacrifices the camera and is given a 8 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera.

Under the hood, the international 3G models and some 4G LTE models, use a hexa-core Exynos 5260, consisting of two 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 cores. It also comes with 2GB RAM and allows only 16 GB of internal storage. It is powered by a slightly lesser 3100 mAh battery and also ships with an S Pen stylus, which has been updated to use a more symmetrical shape. One loss for the Note 3 Neo is that it doesn’t come with Air Gesture and Reading Mode – meaning, there will be no air swiping to turn the pages of the scroll through images.

Both are significantly similar in looks and usage. There is no lag on either of the phones and the Note 3 Neo still comes with many functions that are similar to the flagship Note 3, but with just a cheaper price tag. 

Comparison between Note 3 and Note 3 Neo:

 

Note 3

Note 3 Neo

Launch Date

September 2013

February 2014

Company

Samsung Corporation

Samsung Corporation

Size

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm

148.4 x 77.4 x 8.6 mm

Display

5.7 inches Super AMOLED

5.5 inches Super AMOLED

Screen Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels

720 x 1280 pixels

PPI

~386 ppi pixel density

~267 ppi pixel density

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

N/A

Weight

168 g

162.5 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all models

CDMA 800 / 1900 - N9009

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - N9005, N9002, N9006

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - N9009

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - N900W8

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-N7505

HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-N750

4G Network

LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) - N9005

LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100) - N900W8

LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) - SM-N7505

GUI

TouchWiz Nature UX

TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 (N9005, N9002)/ Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 (N9000)

Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 & dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15

GPU

Adreno 330 (N9005, N9002)/ Mali-T628 MP6 (N9000)

Mali-T624

OS

Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop)

Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (N9005, N9002)/ Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (N9000)

Exynos 5260

RAM

3 GB RAM

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

16/32/64 GB

16 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 64 GB

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC, Infrared

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC, Infrared

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared and USB.

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared and USB.

Speed

HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

HSPA 42.2(LTE)/21.1(3G)/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE

Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE

USB

microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2 TV-out), USB Host

microUSB v2.0, USB Host

Primary Camera

13 MP 4128 x 3096 pixels

8 MP3264 x 2448 pixels

Secondary Camera

2 MP, [email protected]

2 MP, 1080p

Video

[email protected], [email protected] (N9005, N9002)/ 1080p (N9000)

[email protected], stereo sound rec

Camera Features

Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR, autofocus, LED Flash

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR, autofocus, LED flash

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic; S-Voice natural language commands and dictation

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic; S-Voice natural language commands and dictation

Audio supported formats

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player

Video supported formats

MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player

MP4/WMV/H.264 player

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery

Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery

Talk time

Up to 21 hours (3G)

Up to 18 h (3G)

Stand-by

Up to 420 hours (3G)

Up to 540 h (3G)

Available Colors

Black, White, Pink, Merlot Red, Rose Gold Black, Rose Gold White

Black, White, Green, Pink, Red

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

No

No

GPS

A-GPS, GLONASS

A-GPS, GLONASS

Java

No

No

Additional Features

ANT+ support

Air gestures

Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)

Photo/video editor

Document viewer

ANT+ support

Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)

Photo/video editor

Document viewer

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