Features Key features of the Galaxy 3  vs GALAXY Note 

screen size

Galaxy 3

screen resolution

Galaxy 3
400 x 240
1280 x 800

camera resolution

Galaxy 3
3 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Much lighter 109 g vs 178 g Around 40% lighter
Significantly longer standby time 37,440 min vs 14,976 min 2.5x longer standby time
Back view of Samsung GALAXY Note

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Much bigger screen 5.3" vs 3.2" More than 65% bigger screen
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Much faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 0.67 GHz Around 2.2x faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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 145 ppi More than 95% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly longer standby time (3G) 49,248 min vs 30,960 min Around 60% longer standby time (3G)
More battery capacity 2,500 mA·h vs 1,500 mA·h More than 65% more battery capacity
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 0.17 GB Around 188.2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
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 400 x 240 Around 10.8x higher resolution
Significantly better theoretical download speed 42.2 Mb/s vs 3.6 Mb/s Around 11.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Quite a bit thinner 10 mm vs 12.8 mm More than 20% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy 3  vs GALAXY Note 

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.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy 3  vs
Size 3.2" 5.3"
Resolution 400 x 240 1280 x 800
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 145 ppi 284 ppi


Clock speed 0.67 GHz 1.5 GHz
Internal storage 0.17 GB 32 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 3 MP 8 MP
Resolution 3 MP 8 MP
Video resolution 320 x 240 @ 15 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 3.5G 4G
HSDPA (3.6 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (3.6 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 900 min 600 min
Talk time (3G) 426 min 810 min
Standby time 37,440 min 14,976 min
Standby time (3G) 30,960 min 49,248 min
Capacity 1,500 mA·h 2,500 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy 3  vs
Weight 109 g 178 g
Thickness 12.8 mm 10 mm
Size 55 x 113.5 x 12.8 mm 83 x 147 x 10 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 2.1 Android 4.0
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 No Yes
Supports NFC No Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v3.0
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