HDC Galaxy Note 3 Sunny Review – Twin?

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hdc galaxy note 3 sunnyAnother new addition to the Note 3 knock off category, The HDC Galaxy Note 3 Sunny recently released by HDC is a successor of the HDC Galaxy Note 3 N9002 which came out not too long ago. Now the question on everyone’s mind, How does it differ and which one is the better value. Read more to find out.

At a Glance…

CPU: MT6589T @ 1.5 GHz
Graphics: PowerVR SGX544 @ 387mhz
MEMORY: 2 GB DDR3 RAM and 32 GB Storage
ANTUTU: 15492 points
EXTENDED STORAGE: Support up to 32 GB Maximum
OS: Android 4.3 Jellybean with Multilingual Support
DISPLAY: 5.7 inch IPS FHD @ 1920 x 720 pixels, 441 ppi, OGS
PROTECTION: None
CAMERA: 16.4 mp rear with LED Flash / 8.3 mp front camera
CAMERA FEATURES: Autofocus, 99  continuous shots and 1080 video recording,  etc…
SIM SUPPORT: Dual Sim (GSM/WCDMA) Normal and Micro Sim
2G NETWORK: GSM 850/900/1800/1900mhz
3G NETWORK: WCDMA 850/2100mhz (click here for area support)
SENSORS: Accelerometer, light, Gyroscope, Proximity
OTHER FEATURES: GPS/A-GPS with EPO Assistance, FM radio, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, USB 2.0, Compass, OTG Support, Gesture Control, Hall Function
BATTERY: Removable Li-on @ 3200mAh
DIMENSIONS: 155.1 x 82.4 x 8.6 mm 172g (color: White, Silver)
MATERIAL: Plastic

PROS

Snappy Processor and runs Android 4.3 out of the box
Support for Gesture, Hall, OTG and Suspension Window
Gorgeous 1080p Display
Good Sunlight Legibility

CONS

No LTE or 4G Support
No Android 4.4 Kitkat
Very similar to HDC Galaxy Note 3 N9002
Interpolated Pixels (16 megapixel rear camera)
A bit pricier than N9002
No built in S – Pen Support

HARDWARE

Not to delve deep, the HDC Galaxy Note 3 Sunny in terms of hardware is very similar to the previous N9002 version. As you can see on the table below, in terms of hardware, both devices are identical, both are equipped with MediaTek MT6589T turbo processor clocked at 1.5 GHz and also has 2 GB of DDR3 RAM underneath. More so, both have 1080p Quality display,  3200mAh battery and Dual Sim Support and both also runs Android 4.3 Jellybean right out of the box. Thus, the only difference between these two devices is the addition of more Motion Support and gimmicks like that of suspension and Hall Function, 16.4 megapixel rear facing camera which list to feature to shoot up to 99 continuous shoots. Despite the similarities, Sunny is a bit pricier than the N9002.

Specifications
HDC Galaxy Note 3 N9002
HDC Galaxy Note 3 Sunny
PROCESSORMt6589t @ 1.5 GHzMT6589T @ 1.5GHz
RAM2 GB DDR3 2 GB DDR3
ROM32 GB Internal Storage32 GB Internal Storage
OPERATING SYSTEMAndroid 4.3Android 4.3
DISPLAY5.7 inch IPS 1920 x 1080p, OGS5.7 inch IPS 1920 x 1080p, OGS
CAMERA13.3 mp rear / 8.0 mp front16.4 mp rear / 8.3 mp front
SIM SUPPORTDual Sim (Normal + Micro)Dual Sim (Normal + Micro)
GSM (2G)850/900/1800/1900mhz850/900/1800/1900mhz
WCDMA (3G)850/2100mhz850/2100mhz
Other FeaturesBluetooth 2.1 with EDR, GPS/A-GPS with EPO Assistance, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, OTG, mini USB 2.0, Gesture SupportGPS/A-GPS with EPO Assistance, FM radio, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, USB 2.0, Compass, OTG Support, Gesture Control, Hall Function
S PenNoneNone
BATTERY3200mAh3200mAh
PRICE$225$249

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OVERALL/VERDICT

The HDC Galaxy Note 3 Sunny, recently released by HDC as part of the obvious Galaxy Note 3 knock off category. With its close predecessor the HDC Galaxy Note 3 N9002, it seems that both devices are uncannily similar, thus a thought of rebranding maybe in mind. The table above summarizes it all, a short comparison between the two devices, and it can be concluded that it seems the N9002 still is a better value compared to the Sunny, mainly because it costs much lesser, and you don’t sacrifice much. If the Sunny had 4G or LTE Support or a built in S pen which were clearly lacking on the N9002, then it would have been the best choice.

If you want to read the complete review of the HDC Galaxy Note 3 N9002. Click here

hdc galaxy note 3 sunnyWhere you can get the phone? Check the availability of the HDC Galaxy Note 3 Sunny

The phone is available at Fastcardtech and currently retails $249 except shipping. click here

1 Comment

Avi on November 18, 2013 at 4:02 pm.

It looks like FCT just lowered the price of the ‘Sunny’ version to USD:225.99. Now I’m really confused.

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