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Specs compared: Samsung Galaxy Note vs. Note 2 vs. Note 3

The Galaxy Note 3 is now on sale in Australia, but how does it compare to previous models?

The Galaxy Note 3, and its companion device the Galaxy Gear smart watch, is now on sale across Australia.

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If you're wondering whether it's worth upgrading from the Note 2, or even the original Note, we've compiled a quick rundown of the important specs.

For our money, the Galaxy Note 3 is undoubtedly the best of the series, albeit a little pricier than we might have wanted. The stylus functions are better integrated than ever, and even though it's got the biggest screen of the three, it's also the lightest and thinnest.

You can take a look at some of the pricing plans from the various carriers here.

Galaxy Note series spec comparison
Galaxy Note Galaxy Note 2 Galaxy Note 3
Dimensions 147x83x9.65mm 151x80.5x9.4mm 151.2x79.2x8.3mm
Weight 178g 182g 168g
Screen size 5.3-inch 5.5-inch 5.7-inch
Resolution 800x1280 720x1280 1080x1920
Pixel density 285ppi 265ppi 386ppi
Camera 8MP 8MP 13MP
Video recording 1920x1080 (full HD) at 30 fps 1920x1080 (full HD) at 30 fps 3840x2160 (4K) at 30fps; 1920x1080 (full HD) at 60 fps
Battery 2500mAh 3100mAh 3200mAh
Processor 1.4GHz dual-core Exynos 4 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos 4 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800
Graphics Mali-400 MP4 ARM Mali-400 MP4 Adreno 330
Memory 1GB 2GB 3GB
Storage 32GB, plus up to 32GB on microSD 16GB, plus up to 64GB on microSD 32GB, plus up to 64GB on microSD
Long-term evolution (LTE) No Yes, Cat 3 Yes, Cat 4