Samsung’s Note line of product is a different league altogether. It is not just a phone; it is a full-fledged computing device in itself which combines the features of a phone and a tablet. Although there is no such official name, but we still call it a phablet. In this line of devices, the latest one is Samsung Galaxy Note 3. If you are a Note 2 user, you must be wondering what the buzz is about and whether you need to upgrade to Note 3 or not. Here are some comparisons between Note 3 and its predecessor Note 2.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is sleeker and slimmer than Note 2
It is so much better if the phone could be made sleeker, narrower and slimmer without actually affecting the size of the display screen. This is exactly what Samsung has done with Galaxy Note 3. Keeping the screen size same, it has made the phone sleeker and slimmer. This means it is easier to hold it in your palms.
Thickness of Note 2 is 9.4 mm while Note 3 is only 8.3 mm thick. Note 2 is 81 mm wide while Note 3 is only 79 mm wide. Height of both the phones remains the same at 151 mm.
Note 3 is lighter than Note 2
It is not only the size that matters, it is also the weight. What if you get better features, better quality, better processing and lighter weight? Note 3 offers you all of it. Note 3 is just 168 g as compared to its predecessor Note 2 which is 180 g. Lesser weight means it is easier to carry around and more convenient to use.
Expect a bigger and far better display with Note 3
One big reason why you should consider upgrading from Note 3 to Note 4 is the display. Not only is the display about 7 percent bigger, it also offers better resolution. The screen size of Note 3 is 5.7 inches while Note 2 screen is 5.5 inches. Bigger size comes with better resolution too. Note 3 offers a full HD resolution of 1920 X 1080 while Note 2 only has 1280 X 720 resolution.
Expect Note 3 to be only slightly faster than Note 2
Note 3 is a much faster processor than Note 2, but you also need to remember that it is supporting much better resolution which requires higher processing speed. You may therefore not notice too much of a difference in the processing speed. Note 3 uses a quad core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor while Note 2 runs on a 1.6 Ghz quad core Exynos Quad processor. Note 3 also has higher RAM at 3 GB than Note 2 which has a 2 GB RAM. This will make you notice some difference in performance.
New models are always better than the old models and this is the reason why they are launched. But before you plan for an upgrade, you must always figure out whether you really need the new device or you are being carried away by the buzz created by the manufacturer.