Comparison – Galaxy Note 3 vs Galaxy Note 2
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was launched officially at the IFA show in September as part of the Samsung Unpacked: Episode 2 event, while The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was released on 27th Sep 2012 to rave reviews.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the third generation of Samsung’s popular phablet model, and sports a redesigned look when compared to the rounded edges and hard plastic introduced with the original Galaxy Note. It has a more rigid, squarish look more akin to the Samsung Galaxy SII than any of the more recent Galaxy models, but the most noticeable difference is the rear cover which is made out of faux leather which is a first for the Galaxy series. The next most noticeable difference, Note 3 has a larger screen than its predecessors, a 5.7-inch Full HD display which a slightly bigger than the Galaxy Note II.
The Note 2′s display was a HD Super AMOLED display with resolution of 720×1280 pixels, which does not have the depth and clarity of the 1080x1920p resolution and 386ppi density of the Note 3. The Note 2 is furthermore powered by the 1.6GHz Samsung Exynos 4412 quad-core processor with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, which is bettered in the Note 3 which has either the Exynos 5420 Octa-Core processor or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset in addition to having a world’s first 3GB LPDDR3 RAM- the Note 2 had 2GB RAM. Out of the box, the Note 3 will come with Android 4.3 which hosts a coterie of software and app upgrades to suit the revamped S Pen stylus, another notable improvement over the Note II’s S Pen. Look out for our upcoming feature on the latest improvements to the S-Pen and how it dramatically changes usage of the phone.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 possessed a then-worthy 8-megapixel back-side illuminated (BSI) rear camera and a 1.9-megapixel BSI front facing camera, which is said to be blown out of the water by the 13-megapixel rear camera which is front-loaded with a bunch of new camera functions and can further capture 4K video-recording at 30 frames-per-second, opposite of a 2MP front-facing shooter.
The Galaxy Note 2 was available in three internal memory storage option – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB; the Note III will only be available in 32GB and 64Gb options, but will be eventually available in pink just like the Note 2.
The table below highlights the different specs of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2.