Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo vs Galaxy Note 2 vs Galaxy Note 3 – Specs and Price Comparison

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If you’re looking to buy a new smart device, Samsung is a company that you definitely have to look into. The tech giant is one of the top companies on the smartphone market, so we are positive that you will find a device that fits your criteria in Samsung’s many handsets. Here we have a comparison between three top devices from Samsung: the Galaxy Note 2, the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Note 3 Neo.

Display and Design

The Galaxy Note 2 is equipped with a Super AMOLED display measuring 5.5 inches and that can render a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. This device weighs 183 g, which makes it the heaviest of the three, but it is also the thickest of them all (dimensions: 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm).

The Galaxy Note 3 Neo rocks the same type of display, as well as the same resolution. The dimensions for this phablet are: 148.4 x 77.4 x 8.6 mm, while the weight is only of 162.5 g.

The Galaxy Note 3 is the best equipped when it comes to the screen, sporting a Super AMOLED display that measures 5.7 inches and that renders a higher resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. This device is the thinnest of them all (dimensions: 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm) and it weighs 168 g.

Hardware and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is powered by a Cortex A9 processor (quad core working at 1.6 GHz) that is paired with the Exynos 4412 Quad chipset. The device supports 2GB of RAM and multiple options for internal storage: 16GB, 32GB or 64GB (you can use a microSD card to expand this memory by up to 64 GB). The Note 2 runs on Android Jelly Bean.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo has two options for processor: Cortex A7 (quad core working at 1.3 GHz) or Cortex A15 (dual core that works at 1.7 GHz), both processors featuring the Exynos 5260 chipset. This phablet also comes with 2GB of RAM but has only one option for internal memory, that being 16GB (by using a microSD card, you can expand this memory by up to 64GB). The operating system for the Note 3 Neo is Android Jelly Bean.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 houses a Krait 400 processor (quad core working at 2.3 GHz) which comes along with a Snapdragon 800 chipset from Qualcomm. This device supports 3GB of RAM and has the same options of internal storage as the Note 2: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB (there is a microSD card, meaning that the memory is expandable by up to 64GB). Same as the other two, this phablet also runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system.


The Galaxy Note 2 shows off an 8MP rear-facing camera (autofocus + LED flash). As for front-facing camera, we can see that the device comes with a 1.9MP one.

The Galaxy Note 3 Neo also has an 8MP main camera (autofocus + LED flash), but this one comes with a slightly better secondary camera of 2MP.

The “winner” in this category is the Galaxy Note 3, showing off an impressive 13MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera.


Samsung gave both the Note 2 and the Note 3 a battery unit with a capacity of 3100 mAh that is estimated to last around 18 hours of talking time (3G).

Regarding the Note 3, Samsung upped its game a tad, presenting a 3200 mAh battery unit that will last around 21 hours of talking time (3G).


Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (16 GB): $379.99

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo: $400.00

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (16 GB): $419.99

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