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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GB

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GB phones. Which is the best phone?

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30 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB vs 06 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GB

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB





64bit Octa


(Non removable)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GB





32bit Octa



What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB

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30 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB

Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBvsGalaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GB
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.9Ghz 32bit Octa-Core
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
 4 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
128GB (111GB user available)vs32GB (22GB user available)
 7 times100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
+Higher resolution screen
1440x2960 pixelsvs1080x1920 pixels
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
514 PPIvs386 PPI
+Larger screen
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 12.2 megapixels + 12MPvs(back) 13 megapixels
Advantage+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightDual LED flashvsLED flash
Advantage+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take picturesDigital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
Advantage+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameravsAutofocus
Advantage+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areasHDR photo/video on both camerasvsHDR photo/video only main camera
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2.55" inchesvs1/3.06" inches
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.5 (aperture)vsf/2.2 (aperture)
 3 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 8 megapixelsvs(front) 2.1 megapixels
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Advantage+Android 8.1 Oreo is newer and saferAndroid 8.1 OreovsAndroid 5.0 Lollipop
Advantage+The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster4G+ LTE-Avs3G+ HSPA+
 28 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbpsvs(3G+ HSPA+) 42 Mbps
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceFingerprint (rear-mounted)vsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceIris scannervsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceHeart ratevsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceSpO2vsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceFace recognition (unlock)vsNot supported
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4000 mAhvs3200 mAh
Advantage+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot
Advantage+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.0 version A2DP
Advantage+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GovsMicroUSB 3.0
Advantage+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for exampleWaterproof (IPxx certified)vsNot supported

06 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GB

Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GBvsGalaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
168 grams (5.88 ounces)vs201 grams (7.04 ounces)
8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceTemperaturevsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceHumidityvsNot supported
Advantage+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLi-Ion (Removable)vsLi-Ion (Non removable)
Advantage+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible deviceDLNAvsNot supported

22 Common items in both devices

+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vividSuper AMOLED
+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos16 million
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightnessBSI sensor
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitiveCapacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same timeMultitouch
+Best output for headset3.5mm jack
+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceProximity
+Sensors help you use the deviceCompass
+Sensors help you use the deviceAmbient Light
+Sensors help you use the deviceGyroscope
+Sensors help you use the deviceBarometer
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasionsSpeakerphone
+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and videoVideo calling
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several featuresVibrating alert
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call qualityActive noise cancellation
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cableUSB Type-C SlimPort® / Micro-B USB - MHL-2
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz) / 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz/5Ghz) is newer and faster802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz) / 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securelyNFC
+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysGorilla Glass 5 / Gorilla Glass 3

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GB
ModelGalaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBGalaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GB
Also known asGalaxy Note9 6GB/128GB (Exynos) Dual-sim, Samsung CrownSamsung Galaxy Note III N9000 3G, Samsung SM-N9000Q
Country or region where it's soldUnited Arab EmiratesEuropeVarious (International)feature not registered
Release dateAugust, 2018September, 2013
Depth8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)76.4 x 161.9 millimeters (3.01 x 6.37 in)79.2 x 151.2 millimeters (3.12 x 5.95 in)
Weight201 grams (7.04 ounces)168 grams (5.88 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IPxx certified)Not supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GB
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 4.3 Jelly Bean
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 5.0 Lollipop
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 (10nm)32bit - Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose M3
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.9Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A15
1.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G72 MP18ARM Mali-T628 MP6
Internal storage128GB (111GB user available)32GB (22GB user available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GB
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.4" inches5.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84% (screen-to-body ratio)~74.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels1080x1920 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)514 PPI386 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 3
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GB
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
Not supported
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
Maximum download/upload1200/150 Mbps42/5.76 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GB
Main camera(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.4" 52mm 1.0µm AF OIS 2x-zoom)
13 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 60 fps
FlashDual LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/3.06" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video only main camera
Front camera / Secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GB
Front camera8 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length25mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GB
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GB
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 3.0
TV outputUSB Type-C SlimPort®Micro-B USB - MHL-2
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE4.0 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedfeature not registered
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Java / Flash playerNot supportedYes / No
Ambient Light
Iris scanner
Heart rate
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Ambient Light
Other features- Colors: Black, Copper, Purple, Blue
- Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Curved edge screen
- S Pen Stylus (Bluetooth integration)
- Samsung Pay
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Samsung DeX (Desktop experience)
- Quick Charge 2.0
- ANT+
- Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Pink
- Samsung TouchWiz UX
- USB On-The-Go 1.3
- Dual Shot camera
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- S-Voice
- Dropbox 50GB
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GB
Battery technologyLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Li-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh3200 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk timefeature not registered1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day
Standbyfeature not registered25200 minutes | 420 hours | 17.5 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000 32GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UK0.381 W/Kg (head) | 1.509 W/Kg (body)0.29 W/Kg (head) | 0.36 W/Kg (body)

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