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Galaxy Note 3 vs. Galaxy Note II Spec Shootout

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Galaxy Note II - Spec Shootout

Samsung has unleashed the Galaxy Note 3 at long last, but how does it stack up its predecessor, the Galaxy Note II? We’re going to find out.

Hands down the Note 3 is a beast of a phone. With 3GB of RAM, and a 1.9GHz processor (at minimum), added in with the improvements of Android 4.3, this phone should be screaming fast. We won’t know until we get it in our hands for extended testing, but it definitely appears that the Note 3 will leave the Note 2 in its dust in just about every way possible.

Take a look at the specs and let us know what you think.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Display Specs 5.7 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display (386 ppi) 5.5-inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display (267 ppi)
Operating System Android 4.3 (at launch) Android 4.1 (at launch)
Processor
  • LTE 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • 3G 1.9 GHz Octa Core Processor ( A15 1.9 GHz + A7 1.3 GHz)
Exynos 4412, 1.6 GHz, Quad core
RAM 3GB 2 GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
External Storage Yes Yes
External Storage Specs
  • Micro SD up to 64GB
  • Micro SD up to 64GB
Main Camera (Back) 13 Megapixel, LED Flash, 1080p Recording 8 Megapixel, LED flash, 1080p Recording
Secondary Camera (Front) 2 Megapixel, Full HD Recording 1.9 Megapixel
Network
  • 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • 3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets (Dependent on market)
  • 3G: HSPA+21Mbps (HSDPA 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps)
  • 4G LTE: 100Mbps / 50Mbps
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80) 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
Bluetooth Bluetooth® v 4.0 (LE) Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 3,200 mAh 3,100 mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Geo-magnetic
  • Gesture
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Sensor
  • Humidity & Temperature
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
GPS GPS / GLONASS
  • A-GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Glonass
Height 5.95 inches (15.12 cm) 5.9 inches (14.99 cm)
Width 3.1 inches (79.2 mm) 3.1 inches (78.7 mm)
Depth 0.3 inches (8.3 mm) 0.3 inches (7.6 mm)
Weight 5.9 oz (168 g) 6.4 oz (181 g)
Supported Audio Formats MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC(*), WAV(*)
(*) Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support
MP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, ACC+, eAAC+, AMR(NB,WB), MIDI, WAV, AC-3, Flac
Supported Video Formats H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, HEVC
Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p), UHD (*may differ by market)
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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