comscore Samsung Galaxy Note 3 versus the Galaxy Note II, what's new
News

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 versus the Galaxy Note II, what's new

Samsung-Galaxy-Note-3-versus-Note-2

Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update in India: Report

Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2 to soon get Android 5.0 Lollipop update: Report

Samsung yesterday launched the Galaxy Note 3 at its annual pre-IFA press conference in Berlin. The Galaxy Note 3, which represents the third generation in its series of flagship phablet devices, features the latest and greatest hardware specifications that money can buy and Samsung will launch it in India on September 25. Let’s take a look at what exactly has changed in the Galaxy Note 3 from its predecessor, the Galaxy Note II. Also Read - Nexus 6 mockup gets compared to Note 3, iPhone 6 Plus, LG G3 and display of other phones

To begin with the exteriors and the design, the Galaxy Note 3 boasts a different design language with a noticeably thinner and even lighter body. The biggest change is the soft textured stitched-leather back instead of a plastic one as seen on most of the other Samsung smartphones. It also comes with a metallic rim around its edge. On comparing it to the predecessor, while the Galaxy Note II did not have much change to offer in terms of the chassis and looks, the notebook-like back texture of Galaxy Note 3 makes it look far more premium and comfortable to hold than the Galaxy Note II.

Another impressive part about the design of the phone is the bezel around the display, which certainly has gone slimmer at 2.2mm than that on the Galaxy Note II. Talking of display, the Galaxy Note 3 comes with a 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED display with 1920 1080 pixels resolution, which will offer a better visual experience than the 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a 720p resolution on the Galaxy Note II. Despite having a bigger display, the overall footprint of the two devices remain almost the same.

On the hardware front, Samsung has bumped up the processor to 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor or an eight-core Exynos 5 Octa chipset, depending up on the market of launch. India is likely to get the Exynos 5 Octa variant. The Galaxy Note II, on the other hand, had the previous generation Exynos 4 quad-core processor. So technically, the Galaxy Note 3 has an edge. This new processor is also accompanied by 3GB of RAM than 2GB of RAM offered on the Galaxy Note II. All of which means a much smoother and seamless performance on the new phablet.

The new variant of the phablet now offers 13-megapixel rear camera which is paired with Smart Stabilization and high CRI LED flash for better low-light photography. While, the Galaxy Note II comes with an 8-megapixel primary camera with auto-focus and LED flash and was capable of recording videos at 1080p at 30fps. The front sports a 1.9-megapixel camera which is the same as than on the previous model.

Additionally, the Galaxy Note 3 also comes with a new and improved S Pen, which has a new Air Command feature that will open a palette of five tools to use the Pen even better.

It is not only the hardware that has been updated, as the newbie also boasts the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version straight-out-of-the-box, and comes with Samsung s newly introduced enterprise and consumer security service-based feature Knox mobile security. Samsung Galaxy Note II was introduced with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, latest around that time and now runs on 4.2 version, however has not yet been updated to 4.3 version.

And knowing that all these new features will certainly consume more battery juice, the phone does feature a massive battery at 3,200mAh. Performance-wise, going by the company s claims, it offers up to 40 percent of better backup than the previous generation model, which sounds promising considering the 3,100mAh battery on the Galaxy Note II had also come with an improved backup. The Galaxy Note 3 starts with a 32GB variant now, while the Galaxy Note II started with 16GB of internal memory.

Now by taking all the features in to account, Samsung surely has introduced Galaxy Note 3 with a far more better set of features than that on Galaxy Note II, which is a noteworthy device in itself. Now all that remains to be seen is how Samsung prices the Galaxy Note 3.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Samsung Galaxy Note II
Network EDGE/GSM/ GPRS: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G: HSPA + 42Mbps, 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

4G LTE: Category 4 150Mbps/ 50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets (Depending on market)

EDGE/GPRS: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G: HSPA + 21Mbps (HSDPA 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps)

4G LTE: 100Mbps/ 50Mbps (HDSPA 42Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps)

Processor 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor in LTE markets, and 1.9GHz Exynos octa-core processor in 3G markets ( A15 1.9GHz + A7 1.3GHz) 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos 4 processor
Display 5.7inch full HD Super AMOLED display (1920 x 1080p) 5.55-inch HD Super AMOLED display (1280 x 720p)
OS Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Camera Rear : 13-megapixel BSI Sensor, Auto Focus camera with Smart Stabilization, LED Flash(High CRI), and Zero Shutter Lag

Front: 2-megapixel BSI sensor with Smart Stabilization, Full HD recording @30fps

Dual Camera: Dual Shot / Dual Recording/ Dual Video Call

Recording: UHD 30fps, Smooth motion (FHD 60fps), Slow motion (HD 120fps)

Camera Mode: Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, Animated Photo, Eraser, Best Photo, Best Face, Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports, Golf, Surround shot, Live effect

Rear: 8-megapixel, BSI Sensor, Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash

Front : 1.9-megapixel VT Camera, BSI

Best Photo, Best Face, Low light shot

Video Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, HEVC

Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p), UHD ( may differ by market)

Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8,

Format: 3GP(MP4), WMV(ASF), AVI, FLV, MKV, WebM

Full HD(1080p) Playback & Recording

S Pen

Optimized

Features

Air Command: Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window

S Note, Multi Window, new Easy Clip, Direct Pen Input

S Pen Experience

– S Note, S Planner, Email with hand-writing integration

– S Pen Keeper

– Quick Command, Easy Clip, Photo Note, Paper Artist

Connectivity Bluetooth v 4.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80), GPS / GLONASS

NFC, IR LED (Remote Control), Wi-Fi HotSpot, Wi-Fi Direct,

Bluetooth v 4.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi HotSpot, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, A-GPS/Glonass
Sensor Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB

Proximity, Barometer, Temperature & Humidity, Hall Sensor

Accelerometer, RGB Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer
Memory 32/64GB user memory, 3GB of RAM, microSD slot for up to 64GB 16/32/64GB user memory, 2GB of RAM, up to 64GB via microSD
Dimension 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm, 168g 80.5 x 151.1 x 9.4 mm, 180 g
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 3,200mAh Standard battery, Li-ion 3,100mAh
For the latest tech news across the world, latest PC and Mobile games, tips & tricks, top-notch gadget reviews of most exciting releases follow BGR India’s Facebook, Twitter, subscribe our YouTube Channel. Also follow us on  Facebook Messenger for latest updates.
  • Published Date: September 5, 2013 4:05 PM IST
  • Updated Date: September 5, 2013 4:18 PM IST


You Might be Interested

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

30999

Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat), planned upgrade to v5.0 (Lollipop)
Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

new arrivals in india

Realme 8i
Realme 8i

13,999

Realme 8s 5G
Realme 8s 5G

17,999

Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime
Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime

12,499

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G

35,999

Samsung Galaxy M32 5G
Samsung Galaxy M32 5G

20,999

Vivo Y33s
Vivo Y33s

17,990

Realme C21Y
Realme C21Y

8,999

Vivo Y21
Vivo Y21

15,490

Realme GT Master Edition
Realme GT Master Edition

25,999

Realme GT 5G
Realme GT 5G

37,999

Itel A48
Itel A48

6,399

Motorola Edge 20
Motorola Edge 20

29,999

Motorola Edge 20 Fusion
Motorola Edge 20 Fusion

21,499

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

84,999

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

1,49,999

Samsung Galaxy A12 (Exynos)
Samsung Galaxy A12 (Exynos)

13,999

Nokia C20 Plus
Nokia C20 Plus

8,999

Vivo Y53s
Vivo Y53s

19,490

Tecno Pova 2
Tecno Pova 2

10,999

Infinix Smart 5A
Infinix Smart 5A

6,499

Micromax In 2b
Micromax In 2b

8,999

Vivo Y72 5G
Vivo Y72 5G

20,990

Tecno Camon 17
Tecno Camon 17

12,999

Tecno Camon 17 Pro
Tecno Camon 17 Pro

16,999

Realme C11 2021
Realme C11 2021

6,999

Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G

39,990

Oppo Reno6 5G
Oppo Reno6 5G

29,990

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021
Samsung Galaxy M21 2021

12,499

OnePlus Nord 2
OnePlus Nord 2

27,999

Poco F3 GT
Poco F3 GT

27,999

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G

19,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G

13,999

Samsung Galaxy F22
Samsung Galaxy F22

12,499

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite

21,999

Infinix Note 10 Pro
Infinix Note 10 Pro

16,999

Infinix Note 10
Infinix Note 10

10,999

Vivo Y73
Vivo Y73

20,990

OnePlus Nord CE 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 5G

22,999

iQOO Z3
iQOO Z3

19,990

Realme C25s
Realme C25s

9,999

Poco M3 Pro 5G
Poco M3 Pro 5G

13,999

Realme X7 Max 5G
Realme X7 Max 5G

26,999

Oppo F19
Oppo F19

18,990

Motorola Moto G40 Fusion
Motorola Moto G40 Fusion

13,999

POCO M2 Reloaded
POCO M2 Reloaded

9,499

OPPO A74 5G
OPPO A74 5G

17,990

Oppo A53s 5G
Oppo A53s 5G

14,990

Vivo V21 5G
Vivo V21 5G

29,990

Realme C25
Realme C25

9,499

Realme C21
Realme C21

7,999

Realme C20
Realme C20

6,799

Motorola Moto G60
Motorola Moto G60

17,999

iQOO 7
iQOO 7

31,990

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G

21,999

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

69,999

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G
Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G

39,999

Xiaomi Mi 11X
Xiaomi Mi 11X

29,999

Realme 8 5G
Realme 8 5G

13,999

Samsung Galaxy F02s
Samsung Galaxy F02s

8,999

Samsung Galaxy F12
Samsung Galaxy F12

10,999

POCO X3 Pro
POCO X3 Pro

18,999

Realme 8 Pro
Realme 8 Pro

17,999

Realme 8
Realme 8

14,999

Vivo X60 Pro Plus
Vivo X60 Pro Plus

69,990

Vivo X60 Pro
Vivo X60 Pro

49,990

Vivo X60
Vivo X60

37,990

OnePlus 9 Pro 5G
OnePlus 9 Pro 5G

64,999

OnePlus 9R 5G
OnePlus 9R 5G

39,999

OnePlus 9 5G
OnePlus 9 5G

49,999

Samsung Galaxy A72
Samsung Galaxy A72

34,999

Samsung Galaxy A52
Samsung Galaxy A52

26,499

Micromax In 1
Micromax In 1

10,499

Asus ROG Phone 5
Asus ROG Phone 5

49,999

Samsung Galaxy M12
Samsung Galaxy M12

10,999

Motorola Moto G30
Motorola Moto G30

10,999

Motorola Moto G10 Power
Motorola Moto G10 Power

9,999

Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G
Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G

25,990

Oppo F19 Pro
Oppo F19 Pro

21,490

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

18,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

15,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10

11,999

Realme Narzo 30A
Realme Narzo 30A

8,999

Realme Narzo 30 Pro
Realme Narzo 30 Pro

16,999

Infinix Smart 5
Infinix Smart 5

7,199

Samsung Galaxy F62
Samsung Galaxy F62

23,999

Samsung Galaxy A12
Samsung Galaxy A12

12,999

Nokia 5.4
Nokia 5.4

13,999

Nokia 3.4
Nokia 3.4

11,999

Realme X7 Pro 5G
Realme X7 Pro 5G

29,999

Realme X7
Realme X7

19,999

Vivo Y31
Vivo Y31

16,490

Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G

35,990

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

1,05,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G

81,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

69,999

Vivo Y12s
Vivo Y12s

9,990

Vivo Y51A
Vivo Y51A

17,990

Samsung Galaxy M02s
Samsung Galaxy M02s

8,999

Xiaomi Mi 10i
Xiaomi Mi 10i

21,999

Oppo A15s
Oppo A15s

11,490

Best Sellers