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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Galaxy Note II – Comparison of Specs

We’ve just discussed whether there is a need of upgrading from your Galaxy Note II to Note 3, and given the different upgrades, if you are a serious user of the earlier Note device, then it’s well worth an upgrade. Or else, just ignore and move on, go with some smaller screened flagship model. But when you talk about the technical details, here is what the two devices have got internally and externally.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Note II Specs Comparison

Note 3 Note II

Specs wise, there’s a lot of changes and it’s an entirely new device you get to have in the hands when you get the Note 3, and that ranges from the screen size to the battery life. Some of the changes are quite minor, but all of them added up, it’s something totally new you get to see.

The Galaxy Note 3 comes with the 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display with the Full HD resolution, compared to the 720p 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display in the earlier gen. Galaxy Note. The pixel density has got better, and thus the vibrancy in the pictures has.

The Note 3 has got thinner, and thus although the little larger screen, the comfort levels haven’t changed much. It’s 8.3mm thickness for the Note 3, while it’s 9.4 in the Note II.

Processor wise, you get to see two different processors in two variants – the International one gets an octa-core chipset clocking at 1.9 GHz, while the LTE one gets a 2.3 GHz quad-core chipset. The Note II had a quad-core processor clocking at 1.6 GHz, but the GPU is a lot better now, with the Adreno 330 being sent in the Note 3, but it was the ARM Mali 400 in the Note II.

Camera in the Galaxy Note 3 would be able to capture 4K videos at 2160p resolution, while the 1080p videos can be taken at 60fps, the Note II’s 8MP camera can do a good 1080p capture at 30 fps and not better than that.

Samsung has followed the step taken by Motorola in providing different color back panels, and thus the Note 3 would be coming in 9 colors for the back panels, but it was just the three – Blue, Gray and White in which the Note II was available.

To take it straight point by point, check the table below which compares the different specs:

Specification Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Samsung Galaxy Note II
Dimensions 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm 151 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm
Screen 5.7-inch Super AMOLED 5.5-inch Super AMOLED
Display 1080 x 1920 pixels, 386 PPI 1280 x 720 pixels, 265 PPI
Processor Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 Samsung Exynos 4 (4412)
CPU Quad-core 2.3 GHz for LTE, Octa-core 1.9 GHz for International Quad-core 1.6 GHz
GPU Adreno 330 ARM Mali-400 MP4
Camera – Rear 13-megapixel, LED Flash, BSI, HDR, ISO Control, Digital Image Stabilization 8-megapixel, Autofocus, LED Flash
Video Recording 2160p 4K, 1080p Full HD at 60fps 1080p at 30 fps
Camera – Front 2-megapixel 1.9-megapixel
Battery 3200 mAh 3000 mAh
OS Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Storage – Internal 32 GB 8 GB / 16 GB
Special Features S Pen with Air Command S Pen

We aren’t comparing the prices because the Galaxy Note 3 has just launched and there’s no pricing information available yet, but we expect the price to be same at which the Note II was launched in the market.

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