Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2: first look
0. phoneArena 07 Sep 2013, 07:36 posted on
And there it is - the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, right next to its successful predecessor, the Note 2. Obviously, a lot of people are there are sporting Note 2 phablets, so we guess they will be very interested to know whether or not they should consider upgrading to Samsung's newest S Pen-rocking device...
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34. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)
mehh same old boring samsung, the alcatel one hero is better than this. it even has e-ink front cover.
and best of all no freaking 2010 physical home button!
47. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)
physical home button saves at least 15% of the screen area.
38. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 659; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
I like how they took photos so that Note 3 looks bigger than Note 2
44. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Exactly same crosses my mind. LOL Those bastards are goooood.
2. hateftotti (Posts: 193; Member since: 03 May 2011)
As a Note 2 owner,I will go for Note 3 because it has all the things that my Note 2 does not offer.
32Gig storage,S-pen works with touch buttons,FullHD display and ...
8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10407; Member since: 14 May 2012)
4.3 out of the box and new Touchwiz UX2 UI.
9. Rogerlebo (Posts: 22; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
Screen size from 5.5 to 5.7
Screen resolution from 720x1280 to 1080x1920
Weight from 182 g to 168 g
Storage from 16 GB to 32 GB
LTE download speed from 100 mbps to 150 mbps
HSPA download speed from 21 mbps to 42 mbps
Wifi from N (72 mbps) to AC (433 mbps)
Camcorder from 1920X1080 30 fps to 60 fps and new 3840X2160 (4K) 30 fps
Camera from 8 MP to 13 MP
Android 4.1.2 to 4.3
and . . .
15. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
And also, the new camera design, which looks like the one from the Huawei Ascend P1.
21. hung2900 (Posts: 941; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
And the whole design of Huawei Ascend P1 looks like a copy of Galaxy s2
Don't show your blindness, xperia boy
36. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I didn't bash the Note 3 or say Samsung copy Huawei, I'm just saying that the Note 3's camera design looks like the one on the Huawei Ascend P1. No need to be so butthurt. By the way, I like the Note 3.
Butthurt is an ugly trait, hungry boy.
62. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
I like the pink color though, but my wife get my white gnote2, so the black color will be mine soon.
Thanks for your sarcastic opinion!
30. piyath (Posts: 152; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)
And.. the RAM is 2Gb to 3 Gb
Speaker is placed on the bottom edge instead of back..
72. Rogerlebo (Posts: 22; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
USB from 2.0 to 3.0 : faster charging and transfert
3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10407; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I'll be waiting for you on October 2 and take advantage of LTE goodness with T-Mobile. :)
4. ajac09 (Posts: 1480; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
have a note 2 going to wait on a note 4 personally the note 3 just isnt enough to drop the old reliable. Also iphonearena get over the plastic thing. its getting old and shows very bad reporting most consumers dont give a care. Now that an iphone with plastic is coming you will say its the best thing because of the plastic.. idiots.
6. pyradark (Posts: 821; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
Actually new features on Note 3 are Cool, but Millions are not interested to use that
even my mom doesnt use her S pen to make diary, instead she download free diary on play store bcoz its easy to use.
18. HouTexan (Posts: 427; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)
I don't know if you just hate Samsung or a fanboy of another company, but to say that there is no change, is asinine.
51. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)
yor mom doesnt use her S pen to make diary ??? LOL. And that's your argument against S-pen. Great productivity tool.
I also don't use the airbags in my car, but it's good to have them if I need them.
10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Maybe device is not bad but, Samsung's choice of materials is horrible, there was a hyper glazed plastic, fake metal frame and now fake leather...
19. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1101; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
people don't care what the phone is made off, they care about the looks and feel... and obviously people don't mind the looks and feel of the note 3, and the fake leather definitely looks and feel better than hyper glazed.
23. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"people don't care what the phone is made off, they care about the looks and feel..."
I think that you contradict yourself because look and feel also depends on what materials were used.
41. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
I really don't care what the phone is made of. I'm used to polycarbonate based devices. I've been using cellphones for over 27 years without any material issues with such build. Polycarbonate doesn't change the functionality of the device, which in all reality, is the most important aspect.
I really think geeks are getting too infatuated with materials on a device that will only be upgrade to another device after two years or even sooner anyway. I would rather have the most functionality from a device such as the Note3 knowing how technology quickly leapfrogs.
43. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I don't have anything against Polycarbonate too, but HyperGlaze just gives the feeling of low quality and cheapness. In my opinion they could use Polycarbonate without HyperGlazing it and it would be much better looking and feeling.
"I really don't care what the phone is made of."
Maybe at the moment you don't realize that but you care for sure. ;)
53. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
No really. I seriously don't care what the phone is made of. I can make calls and surf the internet and conduct everyday business on the device for roughly two years, then upgrade to the next most functional featured device offered. It really is that simple.
54. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Don't say that you don't care about phone durability at all or materials exposure on human health.
56. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Maybe you missed my first rebuttal to your post. In all the years I've used cellphones, I have never had an issue with build quality of plastic based phones. Durability falls into this category. I still have my orginal Brick phone with only a few scratches. If technology were still analog, it would work perfectly.
Materials exposure to humans such as polcarbonate phones, is a bit of a reach in your argument. In solid form, it is not a carcinogen which you probably are eluding to. If plastic was such a health issue, it would be banned from all of earth. In fact, it has many benefits. I have contended from day one that plastic absorbs impact far better than more solid materials. I think this is important when dealing with products that are prone to more drops or impacts. Helmuts, bumpers, and phones etc, are these products.
It is perfectly acceptable for you to want different materials on your phones, but to make a conjectured remark as to what I like or want, is very much misaligned. I have much more important things to do or worry about than what material is being used an a phone. I am here on these sites to learn of the wireless industry, Not promote bragging rights of what person(s) have aluminum phones. In 52 years, I've never met a plastic phone I didn't like. They simply got the job done.
64. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
Go my friend...go to which handset you desire, and good luck,
but don't get envy, 'coz "envy" comes out from the bottom of the heart, the way of evil.
55. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"I really think geeks are getting too infatuated with materials on a device..."
In my opinion average users even more pay attention to the materials and visual look of the device and less pay attention to the technical specifications.
57. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Those that pay more attention to the physical looks over technical specifications, are the ones I view as complaining why they feel their products have become out dated too quickly. We are essentially dealing with modern day computational aspects. Just like computers, a person "should" be purchasing the most function they can afford due to how quickly advances and upgrades happen. My Evo was more than three years old and still looked and functioned well. It was plastic just like all my other phones and now my Galaxy S4. If any of my friends and colleagues felt bad about my plastic phone, you certainly wouldn't know it from how they followed suit in purchasing either an S3 or S4.
67. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Just blame Ray S. who doesn't like plastic phones but cares for a phone MADE OF GLASS. I have no issues with plastic either its more durable than glass.
74. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1101; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
You really have no idea what your talking about, example is gorilla glass 3 or sapphire glass people won't tell the difference and if they ask, both are marketed as scratch resistance so again nothing changed.
Now look at all the different plastics out there, pretty much made from polycarbonate but they are either glossy plastic, matte plastic, or in note 3 case fake leather feel.
You can pretty much turn one specific material into anything, to suit people's needs.
Ask yourself how many go to the shops and ask if moto uses kevlar? Or what type of plastic the S4 uses or Nokia uses when both are made of the same material but feels and looks different?
52. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Better than real leather, because then you will be first at the vegans protests against Samsung. Right?
By the way many honest reviewers say that look an feel of the "leather" is amazing and classy. Samsung's own .
Also there are non-"leather" covers.
11. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
ill be getting this for myself for my birthday. bang bang.
14. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
And they knock apple for using the same design. Same design since the s3
17. HouTexan (Posts: 427; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)
This wasn't supposed to be a reply to you, Quez. Disregard it. It's a stand alone comment.
20. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1101; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
sony and HTC and lumia pretty much doing the same thing, but i got a feeling your only saying it at samsung?
46. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1115; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
In my opinion the Note 3 looks very nice, much better than any Samsung phone to date, really love the leather on the back, but regarding your statement Sony and HTC are using a design that was introduced this year, regarding the Lumias you are right.
24. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I agree with you, for me it also look awful. But we should remember that there is people who may like it since everyone has its own taste. :)
25. HouTexan (Posts: 427; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)
Yeah, I think it looks good. Not for me, but for women.
29. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Fortunately, there are other color options besides pink.
65. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)
unfortunately, green is not one of them T_T btw, i'll be picking up the pink one!
26. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
plastic back covered with leather accent=revolutionary!
27. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3684; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
The Note 2 is 1280x720, not 1280x800. Only the first Note was 16:10.
37. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10407; Member since: 14 May 2012)
This. I was questioning whether they did a small typo or something.