Galaxy Note 2

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Galaxy Note 3 vs. Galaxy Note 3 Neo Comparison

The Galaxy Note 2 from Samsung was released in September 2012, and it was a great smartphone due to its specifications and features that was bundled with it, and later it was modified and the Note 3 was made which is a heck of a device and is also listed as the best device in our top 10 devices for the month of February. Now we can see the Galaxy Note 3 Neo also coming to the market and give some early hick-ups to the mid sections of the mobile phones. Let us compare these three devices and see all the differences between them.

Galaxy Note 2 vs Note 3 vs Note 3 Neo

Form Factor- Size, Shape and Details

From the table below we can clearly see that the Note 3 is the slimmest of all the three devices in the list with the thickness of 8.3 mm and Note 3 neo comes in second position with 8.6 mm thickness. The Galaxy Note II is the thickest of the lot with 9.4 mm. the height and width of the Note II and Note 3 are almost similar at 151.1 x 80.5 mm and 151.2 x 79.2 mm respectively, whereas the Note 3 Neo is smaller with 148.4 x 77.4 mm and obliviously making it the lightest of the three devices, weighing at 162.5 grams and the Note 3 and Note II weigh 168 grams and 183 grams respectively.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
151.10 x 80.50 x 9.40 151.20 x 79.20 x 8.30 148.40 x 77.40 x 8.60
183gm 168gm 162.50gm


The Note 2 which was released long back flaunts a 5.5 inch touch screen display with 720 x 1280 pixel resolutions, the same screen size and resolutions can be seen in the Note 3 Neo, but the Galaxy Note 3 has slightly bigger screen compared to other two devices in the list at 5.7 inch and has the pixel resolutions of 1080 x 1920, giving brighter and better viewing angles.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
5.50 inch 5.70 inch 5.50 inch
720 x 1280 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 720 x 1280 pixels

  Internal Specifications

The Note 2 has an Exynos 4412 processor powering it, clocking at 1.6 GHz which is coupled with a 2 GB RAM and a Mali 400 MP GPU and will be running on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat. The Samsung Note 3 also runs on Android 4.4 KitKat Operating System and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 octa core chipset clocking at 1.9 GHz accompanied by a 3 GB RAM and Adreno 330 GPU.

The Note 3 Neo is powered by an Exynos 5260, 1.7GHz   quad-core processor coupled with a 2 GB RAM and Mali-T624 GPU. In terms of power and performance, Note 3 is a stand out here followed by Note 3 Neo and last in the list stays the Note II.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
Exynos 4412 Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Exynos 5260
1.6GHz   quad-core 1.9GHz  octa-core 1.7GHz   quad-core
Mali-400MP4 Adreno 330 Mali-T624
Android 4.4 KitKat Android 4.4 KitKat Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Camera – Rear & Front

The camera at the rear is same for the Note 3 Neo and the Note II at 8 MP where as the Note has a 13 MP camera at its back. The front facing camera on the Note 3 and Note 3 Neo is same at 2 MP where as in the Note II it is slightly less at 2.9 MP. The Note 3 came with many updates in the camera section from the Note II and we also have the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 camera samples also.


The on board memory on the Note II is 16 GB as it in the case of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, where as in the Note 3 it is at 32 GB. All the three devices have the option of extending the storage up to 64 GB via micro SD card slot.

Pricing and Final Verdict

Given everything together, one shouldn’t be really thinking much if they need a high-end device and there should be no compromise not just with the display but also with the camera and the internal powering. For those with tight budget, the Neo is a choice to think about, as the Note 2 might not be sent some major updates to the OS in the near future.

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