Galaxy Note 3 vs. Motorola Moto G3: better hardware and features in the plastic Note 3

(Samsung/Motorola)Galaxy Note 3 (left) vs Motorola Moto G3 (right)

The latest edition in the super successful budget smartphone lineup from Motorola is the G3 but if it wants to dominate the market, then it needs to take on a new competitor, the Note 3. Here is how these two rivals compare.


Though the Note 3 is the bigger of the two devices and has a body completely made of plastic. Its back panel is covered with a soft pleather which has a visible stitch along its edge. The device also has an S Pen Stylus, an accesory always present in the Note lineup. It comes in black, pink, red, white, a rose gold/black combination and a rose gold/white combination.

As for the Moto G3, it too has a plastic build. Its back panel is also made of plastic but it can be customized on the Moto Maker website where different colored back panels are available along with various metal accents.


Since the Note 3 is a phablet, it has a bigger 5.7-inch super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels and a density of 386 pixels per inch. The Moto G3, on the other hand, has a 5-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels and a density of 294 pixels per inch.


There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset on the Moto G3 coupled with a CPU with four cores clocked at 1.4 GHz and an Adreno 306 GPU. As for the Note 3, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, a Krait 400 CPU with four cores clocked at 2.3 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU.


There is a memory slot on each device. The Moto G3's memory slot can support up to 32 GB of external storage while the Note 3's supports up to 64 GB. As for RAM, the Note 3 comes with 3 GB of RAM while the Moto G3 either has 1 GB or 2 GB.


The Moto G3 costs around $180, unlocked, while the price of the Note 3 has dropped and some carriers now offer it at $199 with a two-year contract.

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