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Samsung Galaxy Note vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

3.26 in
5.78 in
Samsung Galaxy Note Mobile Phone
Samsung Galaxy Note
3.12 in
5.95 in
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Mobile Phone
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
23
4.2 out of 5
14 user ratings
5 stars
28 %
4 stars
71 %
3 stars
0 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %
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16
4.6 out of 5
6 user ratings
5 stars
66 %
4 stars
33 %
3 stars
0 %
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0 %
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0 %
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User rating
31
4.2 out of 5
31 user ratings
5 stars
41 %
4 stars
35 %
3 stars
22 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %
33
4.3 out of 5
33 user ratings
5 stars
51 %
4 stars
27 %
3 stars
21 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %

Full Comparison

Hardware

Samsung Galaxy NoteSamsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy Note 3Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Operating systemAndroid 4.1Android 4.4
CPU clock speed1.4 GHz2.3 GHz
CPU coresDual-coreQuad-core
CPU modelSamsung Exynos 4 Dual 4210Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
GPU modelARM Mali-400 MPQualcomm Adreno 330
RAM memory1 GB3 GB

Display

Samsung Galaxy NoteSamsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy Note 3Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Screen size5.3 in5.7 in
Touchscreenyesyes
Number of colors16.7M16.7M
Panel type
  • LCD
  • OLED
OLED
Resolution1280 x 800 px1920 x 1080 px
Technology
  • AMOLED
  • Super AMOLED
  • AMOLED
  • Super AMOLED
Pixel density285.0 ppi386.0 ppi
Screen materialCorning Gorilla GlassCorning Gorilla Glass 3.0
Dual screen supportnoyes
Scratch resistant displayyesyes
HDRnono
Multi touchyesyes

Rear camera

Samsung Galaxy NoteSamsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy Note 3Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Primary sensor resolution8.0 Mpx13.0 Mpx
Video recordingyesyes
Highest video resolution1920 x 1080 px4096 x 2160 px
Maximum FPS (regardless of res.)30.0 fps60.0 fps
3D Captureno
N/A
Autofocusyesyes
Digital zoomyesyes
Face detectionyesyes
Geo-taggingyesyes
HDR Captureyes
N/A
LED Flashyesyes
Panoramayesyes
Slow-Monoyes
Smile detectionyesyes
Touch focusyesyes
Primary sensor size
N/A
1/3.2"
Primary lens aperture
N/A
2.2 f
Maximum FPS at the highest resolution
N/A
30.0 fps
Max resolution (highest frame rate)
N/A
1920 x 1080 px
Burst Mode
N/A
yes
Digital Image Stabilization
N/A
yes
Gesture Shot
N/A
yes
Optical image stabilization
N/A
yes

Front camera

Samsung Galaxy NoteSamsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy Note 3Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Primary resolution2.0 Mpx2.0 Mpx

Storage

Samsung Galaxy NoteSamsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy Note 3Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Internal storage16 GB
  • 16 GB
  • 32 GB
  • 64 GB
Memory card readeryesyes
Maximum card storage32GB64GB
Types of memory card supported
  • microSD
  • microSDHC
  • microSD
  • microSDHC
  • microSDXC

Design

Samsung Galaxy NoteSamsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy Note 3Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Grey
  • Pink
  • White
  • Lilac
  • Black
  • Grey
  • White
  • Beige
  • Pink
  • Blue
  • Red
MaterialPlasticPlastic
Water resistantnono
Shock resistantnono

Dimensions

Samsung Galaxy NoteSamsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy Note 3Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Height5.78 in5.95 in
Width3.26 in3.12 in
Depth0.38 in0.33 in
Weight6.28 oz5.93 oz

Sensors

Samsung Galaxy NoteSamsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy Note 3Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Accelerometeryesyes
Proximityyesyes
Digital compassyesyes
Ambient light sensoryesyes
Gyroscopeyesyes
Barometeryesyes
Humidity
N/A
yes
Thermometer
N/A
yes
ANT+
N/A
yes

Other features

Samsung Galaxy NoteSamsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy Note 3Samsung Galaxy Note 3
FM radioyesyes
IRnoyes
Projector
N/A
yes

Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy NoteSamsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy Note 3Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Dual sim supportno
  • no
  • yes
Sim card sizeMini-SIMMicro-SIM
DLNA certifiedyesyes
Bluetoothyesyes
Bluetooth version3.0 HS4.0
Bluetooth profile
  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
Bluetooth codecSBC
  • AAC
  • SBC
  • aptX
NFCyesyes
Charging connectionUSB
  • HDMI
  • USB
Headphone connection3.5 mm3.5 mm
USB version2.0
3.0/3.1
USB On-The-Go (OTG)yesyes
Video outputMHLMHL

Cellular

Samsung Galaxy NoteSamsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy Note 3Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)yesyes
Wireless networking standard
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
Data transmissionHSPA+HSPA+
Navigation systemA-GPSGLONASS
2G GSMyesyes
GSM frequencies
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
3G UMTSyesyes
4G LTE
  • no
  • yes
  • no
  • yes
LTE frequencies700 MHz
  • 800 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
  • 2600 MHz
Mobile hotspotyesyes
UMTS frequences
N/A
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
CDMA frequences
N/A
  • 800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2000 MHz
Streaming standards
N/A
Miracast

Battery

Samsung Galaxy NoteSamsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy Note 3Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Replaceable batteryyesyes
Battery typeLithium ionLithium ion
Battery capacity2500.0 mAh3200.0 mAh
Standby time820.0 h420.0 h
Talk time13.0 h21.0 h
Fast chargingnono
Wireless charging noyes

Pros & Cons

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