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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

The Galaxy Note 3 Neo is a dual sim variant of the famous Note 3. It packed a lot of features similar to the Note 3, but also establishing a set of features that makes it uniquely good. Find out more about it right here!

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Samsung Note 3 Neo: A New Branch In the Note Family

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is not a mini version per se - with a Duos version in tow, it's more like a new branch in the Note family tree. A fork down the road that shouldn't have been a surprise - Samsung would be fools to not try and capitalize on a popular and successful line of devices.

A six-core CPU based on ARM's big.LITTLE architecture, an 8MP camera with 1080p video and a SuperAMOLED screen are still solid credentials if you're not going to compete at the very top of the league. The S-Pen is of course a prominent part of the deal. Granted, the screen resolution is down but 720p isn't too bad. The screen is decently sharp, while promising to place less strain on the battery and keeping cost down.

Motion Gesture and the S-Pen

Now let's talk about the S-Pen features. The Note 3 Neo has every S-Pen-enabled app that came pre-installed on the original Note 3. Once you pull the S-Pen out, as usual the OS will pop up the Air Command menu. The menu is available everywhere throughout the UI too, you just need to press the side button on the S-Pen.

The Air Command menu is a virtual ring with five shortcuts - Action Memo, Scrap Booker, Screen Write, S Finder and Pen Window.

Outstanding 8MP Shooter and 1080p Videos

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo comes with an 8 MP camera sensor good for photos of up to 3264 x 2448 pixels in its native 4:3 aspect. The Note 3 Neo is also capable or recording 1080p@30 fps videos. The clips have a bitrate of around 17 Mbps, audio is captured at 124 Kbps with a sampling rate of 48 kHz with 2 channels (read stereo). You can also capture 6MP images during video recording.

Hexacore Processor

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is the first device in the market that runs on hexa-core Exynos 5260 chipset. It has two Cortex-A15 @ 1.7GHz and four Cortex-A7 @ 1.3GHz at disposal. Unlike previous Exynos chipsets, the one here supports HMP, which means that it can run all six cores simultaneously. The Note 3 Neo is running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean rather than 4.4 KitKat, which may hurt it a bit, but on the other hand, since it has a lower-res 720p screen, so the Mali-T624 will have an easier job.

Expert Reviews

Reviewed on 2014-06-30
Samsung Note 3 Neo is an attempt by Samsung to make note 3 with latest UI and features more affordable and reachable to Indian users. It can be an upgrade for existing users using Note 2 or planning to get one. But as per the price set for Note 3 Neo, it ...
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Reviewed on 2014-06-11
Samsung added Galaxy Note 3 Neo to its smartphone line-up in the country earlier this month and is priced at upwards of Rs 36,000. The looks are so similar that one can easily deem the Neo 3 a twin of the Note 3. Primarily seen as the cheaper cousin of Ga...
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Reviewed on 2014-05-05
Bright HD Super AMOLED display, efficient hexacore performance, long battery life, stylushighpriced, better cameras expected
Samsung is credited with the coining of concept, phablet when it introduced the Galaxy Note series couple of years back. Fast-forwarding to 2014, you have the Note 3 which is bigger, powerful and meaner in every aspect but all this comes at the price. So,...
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Reviewed on 2014-04-29
Large and vibrant display, Snappy performance, Capable camera, Good screentosize ratioInaccurate screen, A bit pricey, TouchWiz UI needs polish, Average speakerphone
For the first time in three years, Samsung is going downmarket with its Note line, releasing a slightly more affordable variation of the Note 3 – the Note 3 Neo!So, what could make the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo a viable alternative to its larger siblin...
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Reviewed on 2014-04-19
S Pen functionality, Great battery life, Good viewing angleNot KitKat OS, No FM radio
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is a 5.5 inch device with octa core cpu and 8MP rear camera along with great battery support. But it is not running on latest KitKat OS, it it running on Jelly Bean OS. It is available for Rs.34670 at Samsung store.Samsung Galaxy...
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Reviewed on 2014-04-18
You won't miss much of Note 3, powerfulback leather finish feels more like that of Grand 2
With the increasing popularity and demand for the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung decided to launch a neo version of it for those who are not yet ready to spend such a huge amount for the Note 3 but do desire one. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, as they call it, is...
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Reviewed on 2014-04-16
Samsung in their neverending quest for world domination believes in overwhelming their audience and spoiling them for choice. There's complete chaos in Samsung's smartphone line-up as new models are added to fill every conceivable price bracket and phones...
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Reviewed on 2014-04-15
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo was launched in India a couple of months ago as the 'affordable' version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (at Rs. 40,900). That definition didn't strike a chord with many people. The Note 3 Neo is now available at a price of Rs. ...
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Reviewed on 2014-04-13
Good Display, Design & Build Quality, Amazing Battery lifeBit expensive
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo was launched in India in Feb 2014. It is a trimmed down version of the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The device is now available in India for Rs 35,500 which makes it Rs 6,500 cheaper than the Note 3. So should you opt fo...
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Reviewed on 2014-04-07
Vibrant HD AMOLED screen, Featurepacked SPen, Great for watching movies, Good 8 MP camera, Long battery life.Not ideal for singlehanded use, Donetodeath design, Feels too plasticky, Tacky user interface, Expensive
The Company that made large-screen phones a rage, is back with yet another oversized handset. Dubbed as the Note 3 Neo, this smartphone sits right between the GALAXY Note 3 and its predecessor GALAXY Note 2. The handset packs in a "hexa-core" processor an...
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Reviewed on 2014-04-05
"A fan of Samsung's Note series of devices? Check out our slideshow of the Galaxy Note 3 Neo" Your doubts about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo are understandable. Why would Samsung launch a downgraded version of its most popular phablet, and endow it with...
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Reviewed on 2014-04-04
Great battery life, S Pen functionality, Good viewing angles, Decent colour reproductionMediocre camera, Subpar graphics performance, Plain design
Late last year, a video showcasing the prototype of a modular phone - Phonebloks - circulated virally around the Web. The idea of a phone that can be whatever you want it to be definitely met with approval, and we might soon see it turn into reality, than...
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Reviewed on 2014-04-03
Great application performance, Good battery runtimes, Decent screen, HSPAand LTE cat 4 with wide frequency coverage, Expandable storage, Removable battery, Many communication interfaces, S PenPrice not much lower than the flagship's, Poor speakers, Camera's middling video quality, Casing's thin back seems brittle during opening, Bloatware
Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N7505 is a light version of the popular Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 that features high-end equipment in all areas. The review sample has also been slimmed down physically. It is slightly thinner and lighter, but also has ...
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Reviewed on 2014-02-20
Samsung has recently launched a comparatively affordable small brother to the very successful Samsung Galaxy Note 3 i.e. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo. The Galaxy Note 3 Neo was launched for India in the Samsung South East Asia Forum 2014, Bali, Indonesia and...
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Reviewed on 2014-02-20
In a short span, Samsung has managed to create a niche in the high-end handset market with its flagship Galaxy S and Note series. While the S series (Galaxy S3 and S4) stands tall in the crowd for its mass appeal,on the other end the Note series has been...
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Reviewed on 2014-01-31
For the first time in three years, Samsung is going downmarket with its Note line, releasing a budget alternative of the Note 3. The Neo edition scales down on specs, sporting a 5.5” 720p HD display instead of 5.7” 1080p, slower processor, 2 GB of RAM ...
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Reviewed on 2014-01-31
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is more than adequately powered and has a solid screen, which took the cut in resolution amazingly well. The S-Pen and the software built around it place the Neo among the productivity leaders on the market. The sort of ex...
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Processor frequency

1.7 GHz

Processor family


Processor architecture

ARM Cortex-A15

Processor cores



Display diagonal

14 cm (5.5")

Display resolution

1280 x 720 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display type


Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Aspect ratio


Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type

Micro-USB B

USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


162.5 g


7.74 cm


8.6 mm


14.8 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version

4.0 LE

Bluetooth profiles


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

850,900,1900,2100 MHz

Near Field Communication (NFC)


Internal storage capacity

16 GB

Internal RAM

2048 MB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

64 GB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)


Operating system installed



Rear camera resolution (numeric)

8 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)

2 MP

Video recording
Video recording modes


Maximum frame rate

30 fps


Battery capacity

3100 mAh

Talk time (3G)

18 h

Standby time (3G)

540 h

Standby time (4G)

490 h

Browsing time (Wi-Fi)

12 h

Browsing time (3G)

10 h

Browsing time (4G)

10 h

Continuous audio playback time

64 h

Continuous video playback time

13 h


Form factor


Colour of product



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