PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy Note 3 vs Galaxy Grand 2


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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Note 3 vs Grand 2

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Store much more stuff 64 GB vs 8 GB 8x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Much faster processor 2.3 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 90% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Records much higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 4x higher def video
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720 2.2x higher resolution
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
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 282 ppi More than 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
More battery capacity 3,200 mA·h vs 2,600 mA·h Around 25% more battery capacity
More RAM 3 GB vs 1.5 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Longer talk time (3G) 1,260 min vs 1,020 min Around 25% longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
Bigger screen 5.7" vs 5.2" Around 10% bigger screen
Longer talk time 1,500 min vs 1,020 min More than 45% longer talk time; go days without charging
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Slightly better overall performance 1,085 vs 866 More than 25% better geekbench score
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations

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Galaxy Note 3  vs Grand 2 

1080p video recording is also sharp and very smooth.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Note 3  vs
Grand 2 
Size 5.7" 5.2"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 386 ppi 282 ppi


Clock speed 2.3 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 3 GB 1.5 GB
Internal storage 64 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 8 MP
Resolution 13 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 1.9 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


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


Talk time 1,500 min 1,020 min
Talk time (3G) 1,260 min 1,020 min
Standby time (3G) 25,200 min 22,176 min
Capacity 3,200 mA·h 2,600 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy Note 3  vs
Grand 2 
Weight 168 g 163 g
Thickness 8.3 mm 8.9 mm
Size 79.2 x 151.2 x 8.3 mm 75.3 x 146.8 x 8.9 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No Yes


Operating system Android 5.0 Android 4.4.2
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 Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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