Galaxy Note 3 vs Galaxy Note 2 first unconfirmed battle of the bezels

by: Chris SmithAugust 28, 2013

Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy Note 2

A newly posted image shows what the Galaxy Note 3 would look like compared to the Galaxy Note 2, assuming a previously leaked picture portraying the front panel of the 2013 smartphone is real.

Yesterday, we saw plenty of photos of the Galaxy Note 3 front panel, which revealed that the handset will have ultra thin side bezels. Furthermore, previous reports indicated that the handset will have the same size of its predecessor but that it will have a larger screen, and therefore slimmer bezels.

The image below has been digitally obtained, by matching two available images of the front panels of the Galaxy Note 2 (left) and Galaxy Note 3 (right) – that means we’re yet to actually see a photograph taken of the two components placed side by side.

Galaxy Note 3 vs Galaxy Note 2

Galaxy Note 2 (left) vs Galaxy Note 3 (right) – The front panel of the Galaxy Note 3 is not confirmed yet.

Again, assuming the Galaxy Note 3 front panel is real, then we could conclude that the handset is indeed going to be fairly similar to the Galaxy Note 2 when it comes to overall size. That wouldn’t be surprising considering that the Galaxy S4 has a similar size when compared with the Galaxy S3.

The Galaxy Note 2 has a 5.5-inch display, with the Galaxy Note 3 expected to pack a 5.7-inch panel. As for he Galaxy S4, the phone has a 5-inch display (measures 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm) while the Galaxy S3 has a 4.8-inch display (measures 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm).

The Galaxy Note 3 will be unveiled on September 4 at a special media event in Berlin, Germany, and you can be sure we’ll find out the release date of the Galaxy Note 3 for you! Stay tuned as we work to deliver you the best in Galaxy Note 3 coverage from Berlin, Germany.

  • Abdul.

    The design seems appealing without the glossy and shiny look. Samsung deserves a pat on the back for retaining a similar size while upgrading almost everything on the new Note, including the 0.2″ screen size increase.

    • Jaun Lombard


    • technology

      The S4 design is also without the glossy and shiny look so I don’t see where is the surprise exactly ;)

  • Fats

    Oh my. This can’t be happening. My note 2 will be out of place. :( Darn. LOL

  • Desmond Ma

    Looks like a fake one to me. There should be 5 holes as seen on the S4 – one for LED, one for camera and 3 for sensors. There’s only 4 in the leak.

    • The ARMATA

      my black Galaxy S4 has 4 though o_O

      • HitokiriX

        Mine too… maybe I should take it back and tell them they gave me the wrong S4

      • SContrerasMer

        the thing is that the LED hole, which is the 5th hoe is invisible when it´s instakked on the device, but if you have the front panel without the display and you see it with a back light it’s completely visible

    • The ARMATA

      and GS4 has 4 sensors generally ^^

    • Anup

      Yea.. I think your s4 is fake..

    • ericdabbs

      Wow how can you be so wrong about the number of holes there are for the GS4? You could have done a simple google search to reassure yourself before posting this. I disagree whole completely that this is a fake. It matches up to what the GS4 front panel looks like. The placement of the 4 holes is very close to the GS4.

    • Desmond Ma

      See this? the leftmost hole is the LED hole. There are totally 5 holes, but the LED one is invisible when it is installed.

  • Androidslikebiscuits

    Maybe the Note two is missing a hole because it lacks hand gestures.
    It may even have some kind of pen gesture technology, who knows?

  • James Childress

    I don’t understand this need to get screens as close to the edge as possible. This isn’t the same as flat scren TVs where thin bezels are a plus. It provides no place for your fingers to hold your phone without covering the screen or accidentally triggering something by touch. Another problem it creates is, as is the case with the S3, if you put a prtoective case other than the ones made by Samsung on your phone, it prevents you from being able to move your icons around to other pages on your display as the edge is part of the touch interface. What happens if you drop your phone on it’s side? There is less material to buffer damage to the screen. Slim bezels are fine to a certain extent, but this is way too small.