Quality Analyst, 01 Feb 2014This product should not be bought because of many reasons,
First: This was said to be budge... moreIn response to your points.
1) The neo is basically a refresh of the GN2.... its not meant to be top of the range specs. The price will settle out a fair bit less than the GN3 which is good for people looking for a good cheaper phablet.
2) As a GN3 owner and having tried the 1520 and one max i would have to say 5.5-5.7 inches is a pretty sweet spot for a phablet as it's still really comfortable in a pocket.
3) The Note 3 has great battery life (75 hours). The neo battery is only 100mAH smaller, the resolution is 720 and the screen slightly smaller. I think the battery life will beat the note 3. (plus it has replaceable batteries which cost about $20)
On the german website the N3 Neo is 499 € and the N3 is 508 € : spent only 9 € more and you get the much better real N3 and not the downgraded one...
No FM radio, thanks Shamsung, another tired and pointless Galaxy to add to your collection of plastic crap.
This product should not be bought because of many reasons,
First: This was said to be budget phone but you can get even better specs with Huawei, Motorola and HTCso why get a phone that could be gotten for the lover price than whatn they got?
Second: The Screen is very small. You can gen bigger screen to other brand.
Third: The battery, it would not last longer than Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2014Funny how people manage to make this into a discussion about compact phones. i think this ... moreThe Galaxy Grand is well-known for beeing crap. And in Asia you can now get nice phablets with 5.3"-6.0" with qHD or HD and 1GB RAM for 120-170 EURO (From Lenovo, Coolpad etc). So why would most people be interested in blowing 400 EUR on a budget Samsung (that is still Made in Vietnam) that doesn't even have FM radio?
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2014Funny how people manage to make this into a discussion about compact phones.
i think this ... moreIf its using RGB strive then it has more subpixels per intch than note 3 (pentile matrix), so no low resolution here you're mistaken...
If it's using pentile matrix though -you are right- it's of embarrasinly low quality. Apart from thanpt it seems better than a note 3. As fast but with less pixels to draw, smaller with almost as big screen and as I said, if rgb panel is being utilized almost equally clear.
It's a true note 3 this one...
If you have a flagship the least you can do is maintain it.After spending tons on a note 3 now this.I fail to see major difference between the two as functionality is essentially the same. Hope the larger iphones come out.im fed up with the rate at which samsung spits out phones
Ray M, 01 Feb 2014Premium specs as high or higher than Note 3 would be the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact which sports a... moreFunny how people manage to make this into a discussion about compact phones.
i think this will be a success in Asia, with the non LTE version priced below 350 Euro. Personally i would have problem with the low resolution on this size but looking at the success of Galaxy Grand its clear that most people dont care.
And great processor, i hope it works as intended with all those cores, now add to that 2GB RAM and that the (useless but loved by many) S-pen, all this on a budget phablet and the sales will be literally phabulous.
Ray M, 01 Feb 2014Premium specs as high or higher than Note 3 would be the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact which sports a... moreNo Sony for me.. Sony has the most dull and down UI IMHO.. I had use Xperia Z and after trade in for S4, I has no regret.. sony just isn't there yet.. although I admit Sony does design good looking phone.. its the user experience thats matter..
"The UI is very responsive, everything happens instantaneously and
there is no lag to be spotted whatsoever."
it's glad to know that GSMArena wrote that down in this review.
i hope it will put an end to all those android lag rumours.
[deleted post]we want our battery test... that's the most important
i think s5 has exynos 2.3ghz dualcore a53 and 2.0ghz quadcore a15 and have antutu of 40k+
TheNeighbor, 31 Jan 2014Hmmm,just strange Samsung needed to make this. The lack of air gestures, lack of 4k video taki... morePremium specs as high or higher than Note 3 would be the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact which sports a 4.3" screen. Check that out. And it is waterproof.
Impressive 8MP shots. Something different about the image sensor used in this model. More interested in the battery tests for this phone.
Meh. There are so many Galaxy phones now it's hard to tell them apart (and more importantly, what I'm getting for my money).
reduce everything from the note 3. Even Sony on Z1 compact only reduce the screen size, without fcuking specs...
Hmmm,just strange Samsung needed to make this. The lack of air gestures, lack of 4k video taking, a lower smaller screen and a lower processor just aren't worth missing for a slight price difference. This just feels like a Note 2 with a Note 3 exterior.
I'd appreciate it more if it has the same premium specs but with a smaller screen size of 4.5".