For The first time in 3 years, Samsung is releasing a slightly more affordable variation of the Galaxy Note smartphone, named the Note 3 Neo. So what could make the Note 3 Neo, a viable alternative, to its larger version? Obviously, this would come at a cheaper price, but you would naturally want to look at its specs too. At first glance, the phone looks good.
The external design, of the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, is very similar to that of the Note 3. The Note 3 Neo has a light-grey side rim. The back cover is removable and looks like notebook leather. This means that the battery can be quickly swapped; plus you also have a MicroSD card slot for extra storage.
The Note 3 Neo also has an S Pen stylus that has been tucked away at the phone’s right corner, just as it is in the Note 3. This phone is also comfortable to hold, with one hand, even though users might find it hard, performing certain actions, using a single hand.
The Note 3 Neo fits well in the pocket and is easier to operate compared to other phablets. The physical button switches include the volume and power keys, which are easy to reach and operate. Taking out the S pen, which is located at the bottom of the phone, is slightly harder. At least it is firm in its place; so you do not have to worry about losing it.
The Galaxy Note Neo has a 5.5 inch display with a 720×1280 pixel resolution. Even though the pixel density might not be the best, it still manages to deliver enough density that guarantees a comfortable and pleasing viewing experience. The phone also has a display of the Super AMOLED variety; so you might get over saturated and inaccurate colors, but very good viewing angles.
There were no compromises made; so you will get the same functionality you find in the Galaxy Note 3. The apps launcher is fairly standard, with the apps a completely separate tab from the widgets. The third tab shows you all your downloaded applications. When it comes to functionality, expect all things that come with Samsung’s homemade user interface, like smart stay, which helps to keep the phone’s screen on, so long as you are looking at it. There is also the multi-window feature that allows you to run two different apps on a split screen.
The Galaxy Note 3 Neo has a hexa-core CPU and 2 cortex A15 Cores, which is clocked at a maximum of 1.7GHz. It also has a 4 cortex A9 that is clocked at 1.3 GHz. This smartphone has also been paired with a decent enough graphics processor called the Mali-T624. As such, there is very little likelihood that you will experience any app or interface lag.
The Note 3 Neo comes with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory and an SD card slot for extra storage space. It comes with the TouchWiz browser, which makes your browsing experience a smooth one.
The Galaxy Note 3 Neo also offers many connectivity features like Wi-Fi direct, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM, DLNA and A-GPS. It also has a built-in LTE support, giving you uplink speeds of 50 Megabits per second and downlink speeds of 150 Megabits per second.
It has an 8 megapixel LED flash, back camera and a 1.9 megapixel front camera, for selfies and video chats.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo has a price tag of about $450 on Amazon.
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