PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of GALAXY Note vs Optimus L3 II


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Samsung GALAXY Note 

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Better AnTuTu 3D score 2,682 vs 712 More than 3.8x better AnTuTu 3D score
Better AnTuTu score 8,695 vs 2,290 More than 3.8x better AnTuTu score
Much bigger screen 5.3" vs 3.2" More than 65% bigger screen
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Significantly sharper screen 284 ppi vs 125 ppi More than 2.2x sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1 GHz 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More battery capacity 2,500 mA·h vs 1,540 mA·h More than 60% more battery capacity
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 3 MP Around 2.8x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Higher resolution 1280 x 800 vs 320 x 240 More than 13.2x higher resolution
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 4 GB 8x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Significantly better theoretical download speed 42.2 Mb/s vs 0.38 Mb/s Around 110x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Longer standby time (3G) 49,248 min vs 40,752 min More than 20% longer standby time (3G)
Thinner 10 mm vs 11.9 mm More than 15% thinner
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Much newer operating system Android 4.1.2 vs Android 4.0 Newer Android OS; Get all the latest features and security updates with a more recent version
Much lighter 110 g vs 178 g Around 40% lighter
Significantly longer standby time 43,776 min vs 14,976 min Around 3x longer standby time
Slightly longer talk time 990 min vs 600 min 65% longer talk time; go days without charging

Reviews Word on the street

GALAXY Note  vs Optimus L3 II 

Luckily, its 1080p high definition video recording quality is much more pleasant looking, and as a whole, we find it to be extremely sharp looking.

285ppi is what it gives us, and not only are colours vibrant and sharp, but it looks easily as good as anything that Apple produces with a 'retina' label, even though it's obviously a lot bigger.


7.9 Out of 10
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


GALAXY Note  vs
Optimus L3 II 
Size 5.3" 3.2"
Resolution 1280 x 800 320 x 240
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 284 ppi 125 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 4.0 Android 4.1.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes No
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth

form factor

GALAXY Note  vs
Optimus L3 II 
Weight 178 g 110 g
Thickness 10 mm 11.9 mm
Size 83 x 147 x 10 mm 61.1 x 102.6 x 11.9 mm


Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Single core
RAM 1 GB 0.5 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 3 MP
Resolution 8 MP 3 MP


Generation 4G 3G
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (21.1 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 600 min 990 min
Talk time (3G) 810 min 690 min
Standby time 14,976 min 43,776 min
Standby time (3G) 49,248 min 40,752 min
Capacity 2,500 mA·h 1,540 mA·h
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