Difference between Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and Samsung Galaxy S3

Key difference: The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 aims at filling the gap between the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Note 10.1. The Galaxy Note 8 features an 8 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. The device is powered by a Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 and 2 GB of RAM. The device runs on Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). The Galaxy S3 is a slate-format multi-touch smartphone that was launched in May 2012. It is the successor of Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S. The S3 sports a 4.8 HD Super AMOLED screen with corning gorilla glass 2. The S3 supports a 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 Quad-core processor, Mali-400MP GPU and 1 GB RAM.

Samsung is a major player on the world smartphone platform. It is the second most popular smartphone retailer in the world by number of units sold, after Apple. It is in fact the first most popular Android smartphone retailer in the world by number of units sold. The company’s Samsung Galaxy S3 was the first phone that gave the iPhone a real competition. Hence, effectively making the Galaxy brand, a brand to be reckoned with.

Another line of products that Samsung has made popular is the ‘phablet’ by introducing the Samsung Galaxy Note. A phablet is a cross between a phone and a tablet; it sized as a table but with all the properties of a phone. Samsung’s latest product in this category is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. While, officially the Note 8 is considered a tablet, it does come with the optional SIM slot, thus allowing it calling and 3G capabilities.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 aims at filling the gap between the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Note 10.1. The Galaxy Note II featured a 5.55 inch screen, while the Galaxy Note 10.1, as the name suggests a 10.1 inch screen. There just wasn’t an option in between unless one considered the Galaxy Tab series, which of course did not come with the S-pen stylus.

The Galaxy Note 8 features an 8 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. The device is powered by a Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 and 2 GB of RAM. The device runs on Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). It is available with or without the support for a SIM and in 16 GB or 32 GB variants. In addition of the 16GB or 32 GB internal storage, the device hosts an external storage capacity of up to 64 GB. The device features a 5 MP primary camera with a 1.3 MP secondary primary camera.

In addition to the above mentioned features, the phone also boasts several features that are available on the Samsung Galaxy S4. This includes ‘Samsung WatchON’ that transforms the phone into an IR remote controller to connect to the home entertainment system; as well as ChatON, which allows the user to share the phone’s screen with other users. In addition the device also has a split screen capability that allows two or more applications to share the screen. These applications include email, messages, ‘MyFiles,’ ‘S Memo,’ ‘S Planner’, and more. The phone also has the popular ‘Air View’ feature, which allows users to preview information in emails, photos in Gallery, and speed dial contacts, before opening them.

The Galaxy S3 is a slate-format multi-touch smartphone that was launched in May 2012. It is the successor of Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S but abandons the rectangular design of the predecessors and opts for more rounded corners making it resemble the Galaxy Nexus. The S3 sports a 4.8 HD Super AMOLED screen with corning gorilla glass 2. It is offered with Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and can be upgraded to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). The Galaxy S III has a polycarbonate plastic chassis and is available in a variety of different colors. The S3 supports a 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 Quad-core processor, Mali-400MP GPU and 1 GB RAM. The S3 is available with 16 or 32 GB internal storage capacity, which can be expanded up to an additional 64 GB.

The phone boasts an 8 megapixel Auto Focus camera with flash, zero shutter lag and BSI. It also supports a 1.9 megapixel secondary camera that is capable of recording HD videos @30fps. When the phone was initially launched in May, the phone was considered to have been backed with innovative features and the TouchWiz "Nature UX" GUI was considered to be advanced. The GUI also included the “Water Lux” effect which can produce water ripples on contact. The phone also offered S Voice in response to Apple’s Siri, which enabled users to verbally control 20 functions on the phone. It was effectively considered as a iPhone killer. It also received additional publicity because of the ongoing patent infringement lawsuits against Apple.

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

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Samsung Galaxy S3

Launch Date

Q2 2013

May 2012

Company

Samsung

Samsung Electronics

Size

210.8 x 135.9 x 8 mm (8.30 x 5.35 x 0.31 in)

136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

Display

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED

Screen

800 x 1280 pixels, 8.0 inches (~189 ppi pixel density)

1280x720 pixels

Protection

-

Corning Gorilla Glass 2,

oleophobic fingerprint-resistant coating.

Weight

338 g (11.92 oz)

133 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

(HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

4G Network

LTE (market dependent)

LTE availability depends on the market.

GUI

TouchWiz UI

TouchWiz "Nature UX"

CPU speed

Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9

Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9

GPU

Mali-400MP

Mali-400MP

OS

Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradeable to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Exynos 4412

Exynos 4412 Quad

RAM

2 GB RAM

1 GB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM (optional)

microSIM

Internal Memory

16/32 GB storage

16/32/64 GB (The 64GB model has been discontinued)

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 64 GB

microSD up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Accelerometer, RGB light, digital compass, proximity, gyro, barometer

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5GHz), WiFi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0, USB 2.0

WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, GPS/GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth® 4.0(LE), microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go, wireless charging.

Data

HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS, WAP, GPS, AGPS

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and USB.

Speed

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, EDR.

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

micro-USB 2.0; USB On-the-go.

Primary Camera

5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus

8 megapixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BSI.

Secondary Camera

1.3 MP

1.9 Mega pixel camera, HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BSI

Video

Yes, [email protected]

[email protected], zero shutter lag.

Camera Features

Auto Focus; Shot Modes, Buddy Photo Share, Cartoon, Panorama, Share Shot, Single Shot, Smile Shot; Geo-tagging; Camcorder; DivX®; HD Recording; HD Playback; Video Share; TV-Out; Online Image Uploading

Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization. Burst shot & Best photo, Recording snapshot, HDR.

Sound Enhancement

-

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.

Audio supported formats

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AC3,

FLAC

Audio Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X.

Video supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivX

Video Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p).

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 4600 mAh battery

2100 mAh battery

Available Colors

Marble White

Pebble blue, Marble white, Amber brown, Garnet red, Sapphire black, Titanium grey, La Fleur

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5 - Android + Samsung / Android Browser / Chrome Browser (GMS)

HTML, Adobe Flash

Radio

No

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Video Play back 1080p Full HD video @ 30fps
  • ChatON
  • D/L from Playstore
  • Android Ecosystem / Samsung Apps
  • Readers / Music / Game / Video(Media, Na)
  • Hub / Learning Hub
  • Samsung Kies, Kies Air
  • Dropbox 50GB Free
  • Microsoft Office-compatible
  • SNS integration
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document editor/viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • Smart Stay eye tracking
  • Dropbox (50 GB storage)
  • 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: samsung.com

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