NanoPi Neo Plus2 vs Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

FriendlyARM recently launched its NanoPi Neo Plus2 developer board, which competes against the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.

The Neo Plus2 board boasts slightly better specifications than the Pi 3, with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of eMMC storage.

The newer board is also smaller than the Pi 3 and has a recommended retail price $10 cheaper than its competitor.

Both boards include GPIO pins for interfacing with hardware and IoT applications, and both devices are powered by a single microUSB port.

While the Pi offers greater community support and choice of software, the NanoPi aims to usurp it as a perfect fit for IoT devices.

The NanoPi Neo Plus2 also works with UbuntuCore 16.04 and supports a NAS Dock using Debian.

The specifications of the boards are detailed below.

Board Raspberry Pi 3 Model B NanoPi Neo Plus2
SoC Quad-Core Cortex A53 Quad-Core Cortex A53
RAM 1GB LPDDR2 1GB DDR3
Storage microSD 8GB eMMC
Connectivity 100Mbps Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 1Gbps Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
I/O 3.5mm audio, 4x USB 2.0, microUSB, microSD, HDMI, GPIO 2x USB 2.0, microSD, microUSB, GPIO
GPIO 40 pins, UART, SPI, I²C 36 pins, UART, SPI, I²C
Power Supply DC 5V DC 5V
Dimensions 86 x 57 mm 40 x 52 mm
Price $35 $25

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