Difference between Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with Gear

Key Difference: The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 itself is considered to be bigger, faster, thinner, and lighter than the Note 2.  It was unveiled on September 4, 2013, at the IFA Berlin with the Galaxy Gear, a smart watch that is supposed to work as a companion device for the Galaxy phones. The Samsung Galaxy Gear has started receiving the software update that Samsung promised would make the smart watch compatible with more smartphones, including the Galaxy S4.

At present, the Samsung Corporation holds the largest market share of the phones sold, as well as the largest share of Android phones sold. One of the phones that Samsung has on the market is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which is available as is and with the Galaxy Gear. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the latest smartphone by the Samsung Corporation. It was unveiled on September 4, 2013, at the IFA Berlin to be launched on September 25, 2013. At the same event, Samsung also announced the launch of the Galaxy Gear, a smart watch that is supposed to work as a companion device for the Galaxy phones. The Gear will initially only be pair able with the Galaxy Note 3, however updates are expected soon that will make the watch compatible with Galaxy S3, S4 and Note 2.

The Note 3 itself is considered to be bigger, faster, thinner, and lighter than the Note 2. It features a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display; an internal memory of 32 GB, which is expandable with a micro SD card of up to 64 GB; and 3G of RAM. The phone is available in two variants, which differ mainly in the processor. The LTE model is available with a 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor, whereas the 3G variant is available with a 1.9GHz Big-core Quad + a 1.3GHz little-core Quad. The phone also features a 13 MP primary camera, and a 2 MP primary front-facing camera. The Note 3 is also the first phone on the market to feature the new USB 3.0 charger.

The Gear has a 1.63-inch, 320x320-pixel super AMOLED screen in a metal screen. It can be used to answer calls, control music, etc. An app called the Gear Manager is used to control the settings on the Gear. The Gear also has a 1.9-megapixel embedded camera, which can be used for photos or video recording. The Gear will be launched with 60 available apps, which will grow over time. The Gear will be available in black, grey, beige, rose gold, green and orange.

The Samsung Galaxy Gear has started receiving the software update that Samsung promised would make the smart watch compatible with more smartphones, including the Galaxy S4. In addition to freeing the watch from only connecting to the Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Gear update also adds improved app management and notifications from all sources, as well as better gesture support.

In true Samsung fashion, the phone also boasts various features, such as the Air Command, which comes on each time the stylus is extracted. The menu can also be accessed through by hovering the stylus above the display and clicking its built-in button. The stylus can also be paired with various S Pen features, such as Action Memos, Pen Window, S Finder, and Scrapbook. The phone also continues the Multi Window functionality, as seen in Samsung's previous phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note II.

Comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy Gear:

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Samsung.com website.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Gear

Processor

LTE : 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor

3G : 1.9 GHz Octa Core Processor ( A15 1.9 GHz + A7 1.3 GHz)

The selection of AP will be differed by markets

800 MHz Processer

Display

5.7 inch (144.3mm) Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)

1.63 inch (41.4mm) Super AMOLED (320 x 320)

Camera

Main(Rear) : 13 Mega-pixel BSI Sensor, Auto Focus camera with Smart Stabilization,

LED Flash(High CRI), and Zero Shutter Lag

Sub (Front) : 2 Mega-pixel BSI sensor with Smart Stabilization, Full HD recording @30fps

Dual Camera : Dual Shot / Dual Recording / Dual Video Call

Recording : UHD 30fps (may differ by market), Smooth motion (FHD 60fps), Slow motion (HD 120fps)

Camera Mode : Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, Animated Photo, Eraser, Best Photo, Best Face, Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports, Golf, Surround shot, Live effect

1.9 Megapixel BSI Sensor, Auto Focus Camera / Sound & Shot

Video

Codec : H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, HEVC

Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p), UHD (*may differ by market)

Codec : H.264

Format : MP4

HD(720p) Playback & Recording

Audio

Codec : MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support

Codec : AAC

Format : M4A

Operating System

Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)

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Additional Features

Group Play : Share Music, Share Picture, Share Video, Share Document, Play Games

Story Album, S Translator, Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View

Samsung Apps, Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call, Share screen, 3-way calling),

Samsung WatchON, S Voice Hands Free, S Health

Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly), Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring, Safety Assistance, Samsung KNOX

Smart Relay, S Voice, Memographer, Voice Memo

Auto Lock, Find My Device, Media Controller, Pedometer, Stopwatch, Timer

Safety assistance: In case of emergency, press a power button 3 times continuously, and then user’s location information is transferred to the saved contacts with message

2 Microphones (Noise Cancellation), 1 Speaker

Sensor

Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB, Proximity, Barometer, Temperature & Humidity, Hall Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Memory

32/ 64 GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)

3GB RAM

4GB Internal memory + 512 MB (RAM)

Dimension

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm, 168g

36.8 x 56.6 x 11.1 mm, 73.8g

Battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 3,200 mAh

Standard battery, Li-ion 315mAh

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (HT80)

GPS / GLONASS

NFC

Bluetooth v 4.0 (LE)

IR LED (Remote Control)

MHL 2.0

Bluetooth v 4.0 + BLE

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