Another awesome Galaxy Note 3 knock off from HDC, The N9002 is another string of the long line of clones popping out recently. Does this offer the same performance as with its true self? How does it fair from its predecessor the N9000t? Find out more
CPU: MT6589T @ 1.5 GHz
GRAPHICS: PowerVR SGX544 @ 387mhz
MEMORY: 2 GB DDR3 RAM and 32 GB Storage
ANTUTU: 14912 points
EXTENDED STORAGE: Support up to 32 GB Maximum
OS: Android 4.3.1 (multiple languages)
DISPLAY: 5.7 inch IPS FHD @ 1920 x 1080 pixels
DISPLAY PROTECTION: None
CAMERA: 13.3 mp rear camera with LED Flash / 8 mp front facing camera
CAMERA FEATURES: Autofocus, Digital Zoom, Panoramic, Flashlight, audio and video recording
SIM SUPPORT: Dual Sim (Normal + Micro Sim)
2G NETWORK: GSM 850/900/1800/1900mhz
3G NETWORK: WCDMA 850/2100mhz (area support? click here)
DATA: EDGE, GPRS, HSPA, HSPA+
SENSORS: Light Sensor, Gesture/motion control,
OTHER FEATURES: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, WiFi 802.11 b/g, mini USB 2.0, GPS/A-GPS, OTG
MOTION SUPPORT: Gesture Support
BATTERY: Removable Li-on @ 3200mAh
DIMENSIONS: 157.1 x 82.4 x 8.6 mm (172g)
MATERIAL: Plastic (color: Cool Black, Snow White, Sakura Pink)
Gorgeous FHD Display
Comes with 2 GB DDR3 RAM and 32 GB Internal Storage
Massive 3200mAh Battery
Comes with Android 4.3 Out of the Box
No 4G or LTE Support
A meager update from the N9000t model (click here to find out)
Lacks NFC Support (both models don’t support) and No Stylus built in
Much like the previous N9000t model from HDC, the N9002 basically a slight upgrade. You can check the table below for the short comparison between the two models. The N9002 does come with MediaTek MT6589t turbo processor with a maximum clock speed of 1.5Ghz which is able to give out a respectable 14000 to 15000 points via Antutu Benchmark. More so, a much welcomed 2 GB DDR3 RAM and a whopping 32 GB Internal Space makes this device the much attractive of the bunch. You can expect the same performance with smartphones of the same league like that of the iOcean X7 Elite, Zopo ZP980 Plus, NEO N003T or it’s the HDC Galaxy Note 3 N9000 itself since it uses the same hardware underneath. Gaming is also made possible by a reliable PowerVR SGX544 GPU clocked at 387mhz, you can check the video for the games test. As you can see, most light games ran without a hitch, but highly 3D intensive games suffer from a brief hiccup, but the game is certainly still playable.
To top it off, the N9002 runs Android 4.3 which is the latest Operating system from Android. Also offers features Gesture support and multitasking.
The same with its predecessor, the N9002 also comes with a 5.7 inch Display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with roughly about 441 pixels per inch. An IPS panel display translates for optimum viewing angle and a high pixel density means a vivid, high contrast display for a Smartphone.
The N9002 basically uses the same camera you find on the previous N9000, 13.3 megapixel rear cameras with Flash and a 8.0 megapixel front facing camera. Image quality is decent with good natural colors and acceptable noise especially on well lit situations. Although it does not fair to other 13 megapixel shooters of the same category, as we’ve known interpolation of pixels is a common practice. Additional features include burst, panoramic, a basic editing tool for pictures, audio and video recording up to 720p at 30 fps etc…
The usual connectivity is present, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, OTG Support, micro USB 2.0 Support, Wi-Fi b/g. The device also sports Dual Sim with Dual Standby Support, a Normal and a Micro Sim size, The N9002 offers Data Support for GSM 850/900/1800/1900mhz for 2G (calls and text, gprs, edge) and WCDMA 850/2100mhz for 3G Support (HSPA and HSPA+). If you want to determine 3G support for your area click here. Unfortunately, 4G or LTE is absent, which means blistering data speeds are not available. More so, 3G support is mainly available in China, Asia and other countries that work on the same frequencies.
The device is a Galaxy Note 3 Clone, it looks and feels like one too, does come with three different colors Snow White, cool Black and Sakura Pink. Although dimensions differ slightly from the original version, dimensions reveal 157.1 x 82.4 x 8.6 mm and weighs roughly 172g. Sadly, the device does not feature a built in S pen Support. Battery however is massive, comes with a 3200mAh removable Li-on Battery which is able to last up to 2 days of continued mixed usage. This means light on games, internet and more on calls and text.
In front, on the top corner is the light sensor, indicator lights, and motion sensor. On the middle is a dedicated home button key; alongside are two touch sensitive menu keys. On top is a 3.5 mm earphone audio jack, on one side is the power or standby button, and on the adjacent side are the volume rocker keys. On the bottom is a mini USB 2.0 for charging and data cable ports. On the rear is the 13 megapixel camera with LED Flash and the Loudspeaker located on the bottom corner.
What’s included in the package
HDC Galaxy Note 3 N9002
1x Travel Charger
2x Batteries (3200mAh)
1x USB Data Connector Cable
If you want a comparison between the N9000t and the N9002, you can check out the table below, list a brief comparison between the specifications of both phones.
HDC Galaxy Note 3 N9000T
HDC Galaxy Note 3 N9002
|PROCESSOR||MT6589T @ 1.5 GHz||MT6589T @ 1.5 GHz|
|GPU||PowerVR SGX544 @ 387mhz||PowerVR SGX544 @ 387mhz|
|RAM||1 GB DDR3 RAM||2 GB DDR3 RAM|
|ROM||16 GB internal Storage||32 GB Internal Storage|
|OS||Android 4.2.1 Jellybean||Android 4.3|
|DISPLAY||5.7 inch FHD||5.7 inch FHD|
|CAMERA||13 mp rear / 5.0 mp front||13.3 mp rear / 8.0 mp front|
|SIM SUPPORT||Dual Sim (Normal + Micro)||Dual Sim (Normal + Micro)|
|Other Features||Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, GPS/A-GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g, mini USB 2.0||Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, GPS/A-GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g, OTG, mini USB 2.0, GESTURE SUPPORT,|
|S pen Support||NONE||NONE|
The HDC Galaxy Note 3 N9002 is a very good Note 3 Knock off that hits its mark with impressive features such as superb performance, top notch display, massive battery, android 4.3 etc… Comparing it with the previous N9000t, we can say that it is only a minor update, but a memory boost, a much larger internal storage is still a very much welcome addition. Although this model does cost a bit more than the N9000t version, it still offers the best value.
Just to let you know, the original Note 3 sports Snapdragon 800, currently the fastest processor in the market, so the N9002 is only considered a mid range device when compared the original one.
If you want to read about our previous articles. A comparison between the Galaxy Note 3 Clones click here
Where you can get the phone? The phone is available at the following reseller below.
The HDC Galaxy Note 3 N9002 currently retails around $245. Click here
Flip case as well as other add-ons are also available but is taken separately.