PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy Note 3 vs GALAXY Note


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3D and 2D graphics

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Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy Note 3  based on its performance, graphics and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Note 3 vs GALAXY Note

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

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BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Much better AnTuTu 3D score 9,685 vs 2,682 More than 3.5x better AnTuTu 3D score
Much better AnTuTu score 35,165 vs 8,695 More than 4x better AnTuTu score
Significantly faster web browser 2,783 vs 2,053 More than 35% better BrowserMark score
Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 42.2 Mb/s More than 3.5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Significantly faster processor 2.3 GHz vs 1.5 GHz Around 55% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 800 More than 2x higher resolution
Store more stuff 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Longer standby time 31,680 min vs 14,976 min More than 2x longer standby time
Higher resolution front camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Around 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Sharper screen 386 ppi vs 284 ppi More than 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
More RAM 3 GB vs 1 GB 3x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
More battery capacity 3,200 mA·h vs 2,500 mA·h Around 30% more battery capacity
Longer talk time 1,500 min vs 600 min 2.5x longer talk time; go days without charging
Bigger screen 5.7" vs 5.3" Around 10% bigger screen
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 4x higher def video
Thinner 8.3 mm vs 10 mm More than 15% thinner
Lighter 168 g vs 178 g More than 5% lighter
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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Significantly longer standby time (3G) 49,248 min vs 25,200 min More than 95% longer standby time (3G)

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Note 3  vs GALAXY Note 

Granted, we could live without some of that software, including the TouchWiz UI itself, but the pen software is top notch, Samsung's Multi Window split window multitasking is the best in the business and there are several enjoyable creature comforts like Air View.
Galaxy Note 3

The display is pretty bright for a Super AMOLED panel, though still far from the best LCD units in that respect.
Galaxy Note 3

We feared battery life might not be up to much thanks to the full HD, 5.7-inch display which adorns the front of the Note 3, but we were pleasantly surprised.
Galaxy Note 3


9.0 Out of 10
7.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Note 3  vs
Size 5.7" 5.3"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 800
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 386 ppi 284 ppi


Clock speed 2.3 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
Internal storage 64 GB 32 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 8 MP
Resolution 13 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (21.1 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 1,500 min 600 min
Talk time (3G) 1,260 min 810 min
Standby time 31,680 min 14,976 min
Standby time (3G) 25,200 min 49,248 min
Capacity 3,200 mA·h 2,500 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy Note 3  vs
Weight 168 g 178 g
Thickness 8.3 mm 10 mm
Size 79.2 x 151.2 x 8.3 mm 83 x 147 x 10 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No Yes


Operating system Android 5.0 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 Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v3.0
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