Samsung the leading android Smartphone makers had revealed their latest Smartphone Note 3 at IFA 2013 and less than six months ago they launched Samsung Galaxy S4. If someone wants to buy a good Smartphone at this point of time then he/she surely gets confused between Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and Note 3. Both these phones are exceptionally good. In this article, we'll give you an overview of how Samsung's latest flagship fares means note 3 stand against another member of the GALAXY family, S4. According to Samsung, now things have got bigger and faster in the latest iteration.
Note 3 : 5.7” Super AMOLED screen with 1080×1920 pixels (386 ppi), Scratch resistant.
S4 : 5” Super AMOLED screen with 1080×1920 pixels (440 ppi), Scratch resistant.
The screen of S4 is arguably the best from the Android camp. The screen resolution of both the phones is same 1080 X 1920 but as the screen size of note 3 is bigger so, the pixel count is a little less than that of galaxy S4 but still this will not make any difference and user will love note 3’s equally like that of the S4. Both the phone comes with screen resistant screen. Those who want a big screen Smartphone would give preference to note 3 and those who face difficulty in handling big phone may like galaxy S4.
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Note 3 : LTE- snapdragon 800 quad core 2.3 GHz and HSPA+ – Samsung Exynos Octa core 1.9 GHz.
S4 : LTE- snapdragon 600 quad core 1.9 GHz and HSPA+ – Samsung Exynos Octa core 1.6 GHz.
In terms of processor no need to worry as both the Smartphone runs on the best and fastest processors of 2013. As note 3 is latest Smartphone so it has a little edge over the S4 as it runs on latest processor. When S4 came it slashes all the benchmark records and we are expecting same from note 3. In a real world scenario, you will not feel any difference between the performance of s4 and Note 3.
Note 3: plastic + pleather on back
The built quality of Samsung’s devices is good but they use plastic. Everyone was expecting premium metal in note3 but Samsung surprised everyone with faux leather backing. It still is made up of plastic but looks like leather. It is soft and leather-bound notebook-themed. This gives phone a new look and now it depends on users whether they like this pleather on not.
Note 3 – 13-megapixel sensor with LED flash
S4 – 13-megapixel sensor with LED flash
Both of these phones have 13-megapixel cameras with single-LED flashes. These phones have the same f/2.2 lenses too which is a significant upgrade over Samsung’s f/2.6 lenses used in 2012 by Samsung in top phones. As everything is same in both then we expect that they would perform almost identically, but galaxy S4 has a slight edge over Note 3 in some situations. Especially in low light s4 performance is better than that of note 3. Overall it’s good and we can say that both the phones have a good camera.
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RAM and storage
Note 3 – 3GB RAM and 32 GB/64 GB Micro SD
S4 – 2GB RAM and 16 GB/32 GB/64 GB Micro SD
Samsung’s note 3 comes with 3 GB Ram while S4 comes with 2 GB RAM. Note 3’s RAM is advantageous over S4 as for such a good Smartphone we require more space and due to this Samsung give 3GB of RAM in Note 3. Coming to the storage space note3 is available in 32 and 64 GB version as Android with TouchWiz layer eats up much of its space and we require much more space to store games, music and other files.
Note 3 – 3200mAh
S4 – 2600mAh
Note 3 has a better battery life in spite of having a bigger screen and faster processor as compared to Galaxy S4. This doesn’t mean that s4 has a bad battery life but the battery capacity of note3 is 23 % more than that of the S4.
Note 3 – Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
S4 – Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
The Note 3 obviously comes with the latest version of Android 4.3 jelly Bean but Galaxy S4 will also get upgraded to 4.3 in the near future . With Samsung’s TouchWiz layer on top, you won't find much of a difference between 4.2.2 and 4.3. So It least matters which OS version phone has as long as the interface is lag-free. If you want to use galaxy gear smartwatch with your phone then it is only supported by note 3 now and s4 will support it when s4 gets 4.3 updates.
Which is better, the Note 3 or Galaxy S4?
The Note 3 is a more advanced phone than the Samsung Galaxy S4 in a number of respects like faster CPU, more RAM and a well-implemented digitizer and stylus combo. However, note 3 will cost you more than s4 at present and large screen size and dimension makes it bit difficult to use it. Choose any one of these depending upon your needs as both these Smartphones are among top Smartphone in the world.
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