Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Review: Better or Bitter?

By posted on May 13, 2014 1:32AM
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Samsung has been doing a great job from last year and this year it has launched many phones and one of them was the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which was quite famous at a time. It was the third generation ‘Note’ series device and you should remember that this device is known for it’s series which includes all the phablet smartphones. So, the company has launched the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo which is priced a little low and is having some downgraded specs as compared to the original smartphone. A few days ago, we have got this device and have already done the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Unboxing and you can also watch the unboxing video below.

Unboxing Video:

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is a high end device but is it good enough, to give you and your mind the complete satisfaction to redeem your fulfilled choices? Let’s find out in the full review of this handset.


 Design, Display, Touchscreen and Hardware:

[two_third]Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is having a very nice and comfortable design which is having the damped or forced in circular edges at the four corners and we can see that the angular edges are quite nice and also, there is a nice bezel running all around the phone and you can see that bezel in the image below. Also, the design of this device is quite similar to the other handsets in the Galaxy lineup as this device is just like the other smartphones. Actually, the design of this device is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.[/two_third]

“The Phone Never Lagged In Hardware


The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is having a nice graceful design and users are surely going to say that it is a high end smartphone. The consumers are getting a little bored from the same designs of Samsung. There is no doubt that it is a good smartphone, but still the looks also matter in this race. ut for your own use you can have your own mind and selection criteria.It is quite easy to hold this big phone in the hand. On the back panel there is leather back panel and it is not the premium one just like the actual Note 3, but still it feels quite good. The back side of this device is not completely flat and it is hold of the phone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo 6Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is having a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD capacitive touchscreen display which is 1280 x 720 pixels in resolution.and it is providing a PPI of 267 pixel density and we are going to be honest with you, the screen is very sharps and the texts is quite crisp on this large display. The device is actually having a low PPI and the screen resolution has also been downgraded from 1080p to 720p.


“The Design Of This Phone Is Same, But Still It Has Grace


Yes! The display can be broken but the touchscreen and the inner part will be safe. We have not done the drop test of this device, but we think that this phone is going to handle the pretty amount of damage as well.This is a Super AMOLED HD display and honestly the brightness level of this phone is quite good, also, if you know Android is the battery sucker, so the lower brightness level will make your battery survive more time.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo ReviewSamsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is 148.4 x 77.4 x 8.6 mm in dimensions and this is a real slim device. It is a little thicker than the original device, but it’s weight is low as compared to the original one. It weighs about 162.5g. The weight of this phone is also okay and we did felt it is kind of a light thing to hold in the hand or to place in the pocket. Well, the phone felt solid, it felt solid in the hand.This device is having the three standard capacitive touch buttons at the bottom end which are the settings button, the home button and the back button as well.

This high end smartphone is having all the required ports. There is also a noise cancellation port present on this device as well. Anyway, this phone is having a great touch sensitivity and the touchscreen doesn’t lag anywhere which is going to make many of you guys happy.So, overall this phone is quite good in the terms of hardware, design and display and you can see our ratings above and also hover on the other side to show your ratings.

OS, Messaging and Connectivity Features:

Samung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is running on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system and we think that it is going to get the future updates as well. The key thing is that the actual device was launched with the KitKat software, then why it was not launched with the latest operating system. It is having a 3.4.0 Kernel version which is going to be useful for the developers. Anyway, if you know the rooting process then you can surely do the rooting of this phone to help yourselves immensely with many a things.


“The OS Is Fast, But The Upgrade Will Not Be Coming To This Phone.So, No Android KitKat


On the software front we did not find any kind of issue and as it is running on Android it is real good as you are going to get as many apps as you want to download from the Google Play Store. Android 4.2, Jelly Bean improves on the speed and simplicity of Android 4.1 and includes all new features – Photo Sphere and a completely redesigned camera app, new Gesture Typing keyboard, Google Now with all new cards, and much more.

Everything in Jelly Bean feels fast, fluid, and smooth. Moving between home screens and switching between apps is effortless, like turning the pages of a book./jelly Bean improves performance throughout the system, including faster orientation changes, quicker switching between recent apps, and smoother and more consistent rendering across the system through vsync and triple buffering.Jelly Bean has more reactive and uniform touch responses, and makes your Android device even more responsive by boosting your device’s CPU instantly when you touch the screen, and turns it down when you don’t need it to improve battery life.The clock has been totally redesigned with an all new look which includes both a digital and analog clock style.The world clock lets you check the time in different cities right from the Clock app or your lock screen.So, that is all about the Android Jelly Bean operating system and now, let’s move on  towards the next thing which is the connectivity feature.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is having a big screen so you must have expected that this device is going to bring luxurious typing quality. It is going to withstand on your expectations. If you are having small hands then you can find a little trouble as it is a 5.5-inch display and it will be a bit difficult for those people to type in the landscape mode. So, if you are having small hands better use the portrait mode.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo: Gaming Video Review

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This smartphone is best for the people having the large hands. The people after texting can’t say that they are facing any kind of finger pain issues. The keys are having good space between them and in the review video you can find a lot regarding the texting. Also, this device is equipped with the S-Pen Stylus and thus, you can use that for texting too.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is a 3G only device and has connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB port and a 3.5mm AV jack as well..It uses the micro-SIM card and we have checked all the connectivity features and we have found no problems with the connectivity feature.So, overall this phone was also quite good in the terms of OS and Connectivity as well. You can find our ratings above for this section.

Camera and Processor:

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is equipped with an 8-Megapixl AutoFocus camera with the single LED flash and it is capable of shooting HD videos  as well.This device can shoot in a resolution of 1080p, but the biggest disappointing thing about this camera is that, it is not having the Auto Focus mode and thus it is not going to give that ultimate feeling of the HD thing. Anyway, moving ahead, on the front of this device there is a 3-Megapixel camera present which is quite useful as it has got the 3G support, so, you can not make the video calling as well.On the other hand, you can use the front camera to set you hair style and see your beautiful face.


If you want to know more about the camera in detail, then do check out the Review video below where, everything is explained. This device is also packing a Hexa-core processor. Well, it is not a true Hexa-core smartphone but it is a combination of a Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 and dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15 processor. It is having a 2GB of RAM and we done both benchmark test and gaming review of this smartphone and you can see those videos above and below resepectively.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo: Benchmark Test Video 

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is a good phone giving you a good performance as well. We have also checked that call quality of this phone and we have found it nice, and the person on the other side can hear our voice clearly as well.The internal storage of this device is 16GB and you can expand the external storage upto 64GB via a microSD card as well.This device is also having many other features which includes playing various video and audio formats and much more.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is a high end phone and this device is having the good features as well. Also, this phone is going to be available in both White and Black colors as well. This device is priced at Rs.43,099/- but you can get it at a price of Rs. 35,500/-. It is available via both online and offline mode as well. So, there you go guys that was all about the Note 3 Neo Review and you can you can watch the complete review video below and you can also check out the image gallery underneath. Thanks for reading our review. Please Hover Above to give the User’s rating.

Video Review:

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[signoff icon=”icon-username”]This complete review is given on full week use of the Note 3 Neo and this device is having the good features as well.This Review is given with full honesty and is true.[/signoff]

If you have followed us on youtube then you may know about Rob.Kaustabh aka Rob is a tech guy with having an experience of tech blogging since 2009.He is a sort of person who wants to provide you latest updates,to keep you updated.He basically likes to write Articles and post videos.Currently,he is senior editor in our tech blogging site and has promised to give you regular updates for many years.

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