Note Air vs NOTE 3

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Note3 vs. Note Air: 10.3-inch BOOX E Ink Tablets Buying Guide


In the last two months, BOOX releases two models in its 10.3-inch Note line to better satisfy different user needs.

Although Note Air and Note3 have a totally different design and a large specification gap, users will get indecisive in the purchase.  

Therefore, this post will walk you through these two great new devices’ main differences and help you figure out which one suits you best. 


Note3: Advanced in All Aspects with Lightweight


If you care about the paper-like writing experience and optimal performance, then Note3 is the best choice for you.


As the latest member of the Note line, Note3 takes the place of Note2 and becomes our premium Note model.

Note3 outstands Note2 mostly because of its hardware and software advancement

The octa-core processor once seen in Note2 gets upgraded in Note3 to offer more power for multitasking. So you can experience noticeably faster speed when turning the page, opening apps, and browsing webs.


Although Note3 has the same large storage of 4G RAM and 64G ROM, the improved storage and flashing memory solutions make it even close to our flagship model Max Lumi

LPDDR4X and UFS2.1 in Note3 can transfer data multiple times quicker than the LPDDR3 and eMMC in Note2. Differences are trivial in transferring small-sized files–but when it comes to the large ones, you’ll see the gap.

Moreover, Note3 uses Bluetooth 5.0. So it’s more stable in connection and can transmit more data per second when compared to the Note2 with BT 4.1.

Therefore, if improved speed matters to you, Note3 with advanced hardware is more suitable.

When it comes to reading, Note3 has a front-lit 10.3inch display with 1872×1404 resolution and 227 dpi. Its size is excellent for showing academic materials in PDF and ebooks. Also, the adjustable front light can help you read small-to-large-format content sharply at any scene. If you read both PDFs and ebooks and want to take notes on them, Note3 is a perfect size to cover both needs.

Note3 is an all-rounder device in our BOOX family. One of the reasons is that it balances functionality and size perfectly. 

Unlike the super large Max models, such as Max Lumi and Max3, Note3 is smaller and weighs only around 375g. The size makes it so flexible in displaying any kind of content. And the weight makes it much more portable than Max models and even Note Air with 420g. 

Also, the screen of Note3 is different from Note Air. 

Note3 has a Mobius flexible screen with AG (Anti-Glare) glass flat cover-lens, whereas Note Air has an HD Carta screen with AG glass flat cover-lens. That’s to say, Note3 has a more pen-to-paper feel than Note Air. 

If you love the size of 10.3inch and care more about the writing experience and overall performance, then Note3 is the best choice for you. 


Note Air: Slim and Ergonomic


If pen-to-paper texture and large storage don’t matter to you much, the slim, chic, and affordable Note Air with flexible, advanced features can be the most suitable 10.3inch for you.



Note Air is a unique model in the Note line.

Unlike Note3 and Note2’s conventional form factor, Note Air has a wider bezel to give extra grip on one side. The G-sensor providing auto-rotation combining the design offers you a truly ergonomic experience. Also, the refreshing color combination of navy blue and orange adds a more stylish and vivid hint to the device.

When speaking of design, what makes Note Air outstanding in an array of 10.3inches is its 5.8mm ultra-slim body. Such a thickness packs a quality speaker, a specially reinforced USB type-C interface, a power button, and a lot of advanced hardware.



Moreover, we use advanced technology to build out a slim but rigid body. Note Air thus becomes a quality-made Android device that provides excellent hand feel, effortless grip and extraordinary performance.

It features some of the same essential hardware and software with Note3: a powerful upgraded octa-core chip, BT 5.0, Android 10, and the latest firmware. All add up to make a responsive Note Air. Although it only has 3GB LPDDR4X RAM + 32GB eMMC ROM, which is smaller than Note3’s, it’s quite ample room for a bunch of files, ebooks, and notes.



Another huge difference between Note Air and Note3 is their screen. Note Air adopts the HD Carta screen, the upgraded version of the fourth generation of E Ink screen, to render crisp texts and reduce page refreshes’ needs. Although Note Air doesn’t provide a much paper-like feel, its in-box screen protector will improve the writing experience.



If pen-to-paper texture and large storage don’t matter to you much, the slim, chic, and affordable Note Air with flexible, advanced features can be the most suitable 10.3inch for you. 

When you hold it at hand, you won’t regret it.



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