Samsung Galaxy Round vs Galaxy Note 3 size comparison: those curves come thin

Samsung Galaxy Round vs Galaxy Note 3 size comparison: those curves come thin
"Real women have curves," says one Dove commercial, and Samsung seems to transition that slogan to the phone industry with the newly announced Galaxy Round. That's precisely what the uninitiated will see in it - a handset that for some reason comes curved. Besides the Roll and Gravity effect shenanigans, Samsung hasn't given much thought how to utilize best the curved aspect of the display, but it's the screen tech itself that is groundbreaking here, and more uses for it are bound to come down the road.

The Galaxy Round uses Samsung's freshly announced 5.7" flexible AMOLED display, which is the thinnest and lightest panel ever to grace a handset, at just 0.12mm and 5.4 grams. This is one of the huge advantages of those OLED screens with plastic substrates, and we hope that the shaved-off weight and thickness will bring more compact handsets, or more place for added components in today's dimensions, which are already rather thin anyway.

That seems to be the case with the Galaxy Round, as the first phone with flexible OLED. Despite sharing almost identical size and specs with the Galaxy Note 3, it is sub-8mm thin and much lighter than the third Note edition - those 5.43 oz (154 g) are a remarkable achievement for a 5.7" handset no matter how you slice it. As for the promised higher durability of the plastic substrate screen, we'd have to see some drop tests first. We are currently probing Samsung to check whether the protective layer is plastic, like the substrate, Gorilla, or maybe even flexible Willow Glass, and will get back if any further comes our way.


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Galaxy Round
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(16h talk time)
Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. Finest

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

Expectations "Flexible" Reality "Curved" *Epic Face Palm*

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Educated expectations: flexible display on non-flexible device making it much sturdier, thinner, lighter, more efficient and less reflective over normal heavy, thick and fragile glass-covered screen Reality: 0.12mm, 5.4g Uneducated Expectations: flexible device!!! Reality: epic face palm you absolute tool

3. Volcra

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Well done to you sir +1 we need more educated people like you around!

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5718; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea, people are excepting too much. There will be flexible devices, but that's after they figure how to make the rest flexible. For now the main benefit in my opinions is: Cost of fixing G Round/G Flex after drop: $5-20 Cost of fixing other smartphone after drop: ~$100-200

7. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

you nailed it.. if there is a option to give infinite likes...i'll give 10000 likes atleast...

10. syedej123

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

Exactly u said it :)

13. bigstrudel

Posts: 604; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

More like setting the bar low to begin with.

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

For me curved Note is nicer & cuter than original Note III. Some people are so dumb to think that flexible displays means flexible devices. God save me.

6. papss unregistered

They need a new name other than flexible displays. I just purchased the note 3 and kind of partial to it now. The curved one looks silly and I'd prefer a straight screen to look at. Right now.... flexible is not going to be used in a way that I care about

8. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I can think of one possible benefit to this phone shape - it will better confirm to the shape of your leg in a pants pocket. Of course, unless you put it in screen facing out. Other than that, I just don't understand the design.

9. AustinPaul

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Yep - the in-the-pocket aspect is appealing to me. I had already expected to get a Note 3 after my S3, but would go with this if all else is equal or better.

11. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I'd rather get the NOTE 3 instead of the Galaxy Round. It brings the S-pen :D

12. shaheer7

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I think note 3 is far better than galaxy round.. note 3 comes with a stylus. :)

14. verty

Posts: 132; Member since: May 07, 2012

Presently I so much prefer the curved note 2 myself. May not upgrade till a curvy 4 comes out (just kidding)

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