Review – Galaxy Note 3 Neo
The Galaxy Note 3 Neo is almost the same as the Note 3, only with lower specifications, hardware and few missing features. The difference, in fact, is not very prominent as it might seem. But that’s ok, because the price difference is not too much either.
The Galaxy Note 3 Neo comes with a 1.3 GHz Quad core processor and a 1.7 GHz Dual core processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM.
The screen of the Note 3 Neo is 5.5 inches in diagonal size and supports a resolution of 720 x 1280 px. So the display of Note 3 Neo is not full HD as we had seen in the Galaxy Note 3. Both displays are super AMOLED.
The Note 3 Neo camera is an 8 MP sensor as opposed to the 13 MP camera in the Note 3. The camera is capable of full HD videos and taking still shots even while recording video.
The Android version in the Galaxy Note 3 Neo is Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and is surely upgradeable to Android 4.4 KitKat. The screen animations, transitions are flawless. There is simply no lag and the user experience, just as in the Note 3, is delightful.
There are a bunch of pre-loaded apps in the Note 3 Neo — S Translator, S Voice, S Health, Story Album, S Note, Scrapbook, etc. The device also comes with 50 GB free dropbox storage and Evernote with premium license. There is sketchbook express from Autodesk as well which is a wonderful app for drawing and sketching purposes is. Flipboard comes pre-loaded as well and there is a magazine app that can be started by simply swiping up from the bottom of the screen.
Just like the Note 3, the Neo too comes with the S Pen and features the same air command menu — Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen write, S Finder and Pen Window.
The battery in the Neo is 3,100 mAh which is only 100 mAh lesser than found in the Note 3. This might just mean that the battery in the Note 3 Neo would last longer than the Note 3 battery because of a lesser power hungry processor and a lower resolution screen.
There is an IR blaster on the top of the device so it can double as a remote control to change channels, volume and control and tweak features of any television.
The Neo comes with an internal storage of 16 GB with only 11 GB available to the user. Of course, there is micro SD card slot atop the micro SIM card slot with expandable storage of up to 64 GB. I recommend you use only class 10 microSD cards for faster access to your memory card images/songs/videos.