Difference between Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy S4

Key difference: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the latest smartphone by the Samsung Corporation. 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. Another phone by Samsung is its flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy S4 are both phones of the Samsung Corporation. The Samsung Galaxy S4 predates the Note 3; however the phones are quite different from each other.

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 pairable with the Galaxy Note 3, however updates are expected soon that will make the watch compatible to Galaxy S3, S4 and Note 2.

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 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.

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.

Another phone by Samsung is its flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S4, which was launched prior to the Note 3. The Samsung Galaxy S4 was the much awaited successor to the very popular Samsung Galaxy S3. With the phone, the company boasts new features into a slightly smaller and sleeker design. The phone’s screen has been increased to a stunning almost 5 inches with only slight decrease in size of the phone. The screen is a full HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that provides a greater resolution of 1080 pixels, almost 441ppi density.

The phone is available with either the 1.6 GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 5 processor or the 1.9 GHz Snapdragon Fusion Pro quad-core processor, depending on the market. It is available with 16/32/64 GB internal capacity options and if that is not enough it can be upgraded by another 64 GB using the SD slot. The S4 comes with 2 GB RAM, which has become a norm for smartphones these days.

The phone was launched with some new features such as Air Wave, Smart Scroll and Smart Pause, as well as Group Play and Dual camera mode.

Comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy S4:

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

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy S4

Launch Date

September 25, 2013

Q2 of 2013

Company

Samsung Corporation

Samsung Corporation

Size

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm

136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm

Display

5.7 inch (144.3mm) Full HD Super AMOLED

4.99 inches Full HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

Screen

1920 x 1080, 16M colors (~386 ppi pixel density)

1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)

Protection

-

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Weight

168g

130 g

2G Network

GSM / GPRS / EDGE : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSPA+ 42Mbps: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE Cat 4 150 /50Mbps: up to 6 different band sets (Dependent on market)

LTE availability depends on the market.

GUI

TouchWiz UI

TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

LTE: 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor

3G: 1.9GHz Big-core Quad + 1.3GHz little-core Quad

1.6 GHz Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 5 processor or 1.9 GHz Snapdragon Fusion Pro quad-Core processor depending on the market.

GPU

LTE: Adreno 330

PowerVR SGX 544MP3

OS

Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)

Android 4.2.2  (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

Exynos 5 Octa 5410

RAM

3 GB

2 GB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

32 GB

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

Micro SD (Up to 64GB)

Expandable up to 64 GB

Sensors

Gesture Sensor, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyro-sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Barometer Sensor/Temperature & Humidity Sensor, Hall Sensor

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

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 v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Data

GPRS, EDGE, Speed, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared port, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC, Infrared port.

Speed

HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL

HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

WLAN

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

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.0 (LE)

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE

USB

microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2), USB Host

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host

Primary Camera

13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

2 MP, [email protected]

2 MP, zero shutter lag, BIS

Video

[email protected], [email protected] (LTE model)/ [email protected] (3G model)

[email protected] HD video

Camera Features

  • Dual Camera
  • Dual Shot
  • Dual Recording
  • Dual Video Call
  • Drama Shot
  • Sound & Shot
  • Animated Photo
  • Eraser
  • Night
  • Best Photo
  • Best Face
  • Beauty Face
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range)
  • Panorma
  • Sports
  • Golf
  • Surround Shot
  • Dual camera
  • sound & shot
  • drama shot
  • group play
  • story album
  • simultaneous HD video and image recording
  • geo-tagging
  • touch focus
  • face and smile detection
  • image stabilization
  • HDR
  • Cinema Photo
  • Eraser mode

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

SNS integration

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

Codec, MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, FLAC, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, WAV

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player

Video supported formats

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

MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player

Battery Capacity

Li-ion 3,200 mAh

Removable Li-on 2,600 mAh battery

Stand-by

No official data available

Up to 370 h on 3G

Talktime

No official data available

Up to 17 h on 3G

Available Colors

Black, White, Pink

Black Mist and White Frost

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS, MS Exchange

Browser

HTML5

HTML5, Adobe Flash

Radio

-

TBA

GPS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Yes, A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

via Java MIDP emulator

Yes

Additional Features

  • S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • Air gestures
  • SNS integration
  • Dropbox (50 GB storage)
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Chrome, Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play Books, Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts
  • Voice Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Messenger memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • Air Command, Action Memo, Scrapbook, S Finder, Pen Window, Multi Window, Direct Pen Input, Group Play, Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Share Video, Play Game
  • S Voice Hands Free, S Health, Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound, Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glow friendly), Safety Assistance, Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring, Samsung KNOX
  • Story Album, S Translator, Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View, Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call Share Screen, 3 Way Calling), Samsung WatchON
  • Air Wave
  • Tilt
  • Smart Scroll
  • Smart Pause
  • Integrated Optical Reader
  • S Health
  • S Translator
  • S Voice assistant
  • S Memo note apps
  • Galaxy S Voice Drive
  • Dropbox (50 GB storage)
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input (Swype)

 

Image Courtesy: phandroid.com, samsung.com

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