Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo: Preview

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Samsung is out with a new phone, this one is a smaller and lighter version of their flagship the Note 3- it is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo. We will present you with the changes these guys have made to get this slower and more toned down version a full review will be available very soon.

Just on the design side, both phones are more or less the same but the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is just a tad smaller. The display on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is a 5.5 inch 720p HD display compared to the 5.7 inch 1080p full HD display on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It has the same leather case at the back which gives you a good grip but the phone is just too large to be too comfortable.

You get a standard 8MP shooter on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo while we have a stunning 13MP one with 4K recording capabilities on the original Note 3. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo also has a much smaller battery and hence battery life. It supports NFC, latest v4 Bluetooth and all those things that you would find on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 feature wise. Even the features of the new improved multi window, the air gestures and the notes are all there on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo comes with 2GB of RAM and Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 & dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15 whereas the Note 3 came with the Snapdragon 800 and 3GB RAM, so yeah in everyway a slower and smaller version. In other words, Galaxy Note 3 Neo is literally a Note 3 Mini. People who do not have the money to reach the Note 3 will surely want to get their hands on this one.

Specifications

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – all versions
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – SM-N7505
HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 – SM-N750
4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 – SM-N7505
SIM Micro-SIM
Announced 2014, January
Status Available. Released 2014, February
BODY Dimensions 148.4 x 77.4 x 8.6 mm (5.84 x 3.05 x 0.34 in)
Weight 162.5 g (5.71 oz)
– S Pen stylus
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches (~267 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
– TouchWiz UI
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal 16 GB (11 GB user available), 2 GB RAM
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, 42 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL (Neo LTE+)/ HSDPA, 21 Mbps (Neo 3G)
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
NFC Yes
Infrared port Yes
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB Host
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, panorama, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec., check quality
Secondary Yes, 2 MP, 1080p
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Chipset Exynos 5260
CPU Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 & dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15
GPU Mali-T624
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML5
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White, Green
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– Air gestures
– SNS integration
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)
– MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Organizer
– Image/video editor
– Document viewer
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input (Swype)
BATTERY Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery
Stand-by (2G) / Up to 540 h (3G)
Talk time (2G) / Up to 18 h (3G)
Music play Up to 64 h
Sinha

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