Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Hands on and First Look: A Sub Specced Phablet For A Little Less Price

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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 an excellent choice for a large corporate crowd in the past few years.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 features high-end hardware and premium services, but may have limited reach due to high retail price tag attached to it. What if Samsung brings a flagship Galaxy Note 3 in a compact form?

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Hands on and First Look

Your wish has been granted: Meet Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, a new variant of original Note 3. We believe the device isn't typically a low-end version of famed Note 3. In fact, it appears that Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is an extension of Note series.

Even the hardware speaks loud: a massive 5.5-inch 720p HD display, a six-core CPU based on ARM's big.LITTLE architecture (hexa-core), 2GB of RAM, an 8MP rear-facing camera , S Pen , Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, 16GB of internal memory, and a removable 3,100mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Hands on and First Look

For those of you who always wanted to have the Galaxy Note 3 in a compact form without sacrificing internal hardware, here's a phone that may suit your lifestyle and personality.

Priced at approximately Rs. 38,990, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo is expected to made available in India by next month. In the meantime, check out our initial impressions of Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 Neo.


  • Interesting design
  • Simply amazing screen
  • Large Battery
  • S Pen
  • Decent rear-facing camera


  • No dedicated camera key
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Hands on and First Look

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo: Design, Display and Physical appearance

The Galaxy Note 3 Neo looks and feel like the original Galaxy Note 3. It has the same faux leather back removable back cover, a new design language Samsung has recently introduced.

The phone is made of plastic, just like the Galaxy Note 3. Still, the device has a premium feel to it. Despite its large size, the handset can be used single-handedly, which is a plus point. At the bottom, you will find the S-Pen arranged in the same place as the Galaxy Note 3. Cosmetically, the Note 3 Neo is hardly different from the premium Note 3.

Talking about the display, the Note 3 Neo features a large 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The screen size is best suited for viewing videos in full length, which many would agree as well. The viewing angles are excellent too.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Hands on and First Look

On the surface, the Galaxy Neo 3 looks identical to flagship Note 3, when it comes to physical appearance. There's the power button on the right-hand side and the volume rocker on the left side. On the back you'll notice an 8-megapixel rear-facing and a single LED Flash. When opening the back cover, you will get to see a large 3,100mAh removable battery under the hood, accompanying built-in microSD card slot and a SIM slot.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Hands on and First Look

On the bottom, there's the micro USB 2.0, the loudspeaker, the microphone and the S Pen placement. Under the display, you will find three buttons including the physical home button. Above the display, get ready to see a 1.9MP front-facing camera.

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