Samsung Galaxy A3  Samsung Galaxy Note 2 
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Excellence Score16.2N/A
Value for Money Score51.6N/A
PriceRs. 8,230 onwardsN/A
Launch Date (India)Jan, 2015Sep, 2012
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.4, Upgradeable to 5.0Android 4.1, Upgradeable to 4.4
Screen Size4.5 inches5.5 inches
Screen Resolution540x960 pixels (~ 245 pixels per inch)720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED, Scratch Resistant
Processor1.2 GHz1.6 GHz
Thickness6.9 mm9.4 mm
Weight110 gm180 gm
Battery Capacity1900 mAh3100 mAh
Other Battery ParametersInternet Usage Time (3G): 8 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): 11 hrs, Video Playback Time: 11 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 60 hrsN/A
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Excellent build quality
  • Beautiful design in an aluminium frame
  • Slim, light, compact and comfortably pocketable
  • Very good display with good brightness levels, excellent sunlight legibility and great contrast
  • Android interface with Samsung's Touchwiz which is feature rich and customizable with themes
  • Good camera
  • Decent loudspeaker
  • Good audio quality
  • Decent battery life
  • Better ergonomics, and slightly more compact body than the original Galaxy Note
  • Gigantic screen
  • Absolutely stunning AMOLED display (possibly the best display on a smartphone to date)
  • S Pen is longer and thicker now, and feels much more ergonomic in the hand (compared to the original Note)
  • S Pen apps and features are quite useful
  • Silky smooth Android interface
  • Super fast quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM
  • Super fast web browser
  • Very good camera
  • Excellent loudspeaker
  • Great music player with 'Music Square' that places your songs in a mood matrix
  • Excellent call quality
  • Very good battery life
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Overall speed/performance lags behind peers in this price bracket
  • As with the original Note, the main disadvantage of the gigantic phone is the same as its main advantage - its huge screen - you can forget about pocket comfort and one-handed operation
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