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

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We tend to cover a lot of budget friendly handsets for the common user, but what if you’re interested to buy a higher end device? Well, today we thought we would compare two devices from Samsung’s series of phablets: the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Keep reading to find out what changes Samsung made with the newer device and to figure out which one would be the best fit for you.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

This device is quite ‘old’ on the market, but it still holds awesome specs and it still pleases a lot of users. Let’s take a closer look at this phablet’s specs.

Design & Display

Samsung equipped the Galaxy Note 2 with a Super AMOLED display with 16 M colors that measures 5.5 inches. The display renders a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, while the pixel ratio sits at 267 pixels per inch. The image is quite sharp, the screen also having the multi touch feature that is powered by the TouchWiz user interface. The device weighs 183 grams and it has the iconic S Pen – this phablet’s stylus.

Specifications, Camera & Battery

The processor that powers the Galaxy Note 2 is a quad core working at 1.6 GHz. The device supports 2 GB of RAM and multiple internal memory options: 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB (if you want to expand your memory, you can use a microSD card to expand it by up to 64 GB). The operating system it runs on is Android Jelly Bean, which you can upgrade to Android KitKat.

The rear-facing camera has 8 MP and it has features like LED flash and autofocus. The front-facing camera has 1.9 MP. The battery unit housed by the Galaxy Note 2 is a Li-Ion model with a capacity of 3100 mAh.

Price

If you like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, you will find the 16 GB variant at the price of $399.94.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The Galaxy Note 3 is the successor of the handset we’ve just talked about – released at the end of the year 2013. We’ll be faced with some changes, but this handset promises to be a great device. Let’s take a closer look at what this Samsung phablet has to offer.

Design & Display

The display seen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a larger version of Note 2’s display, with brighter, sharper graphics. This device only weighs 168 grams and of course, it features the S Pen stylus that is specific for these tablets.

Specifications, Camera & Battery

The processor that powers the Galaxy Note 3 is a quad core working at 1.2 GHz. The phablet supports 3 GB of RAM and comes with the same internal storage options as its counterpart: 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB (which can be expanded by up to 64 GB with the help of a microSD card). The operating system this Samsung device runs on is Android Jelly Bean with the upgrade for Android KitKat available.

The primary camera has 13 MP and a resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels. We can see a multitude of features like: image stabilization, autofocus, HDR, panorama and geo tagging. The secondary camera has 2 MP. The battery unit housed by the device is a Li-Ion model with a capacity of 3200 mAh.

Price

If you want to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, you will find the 16 GB variant at the price of $567.00.