Difference between Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note 3

Key Difference: The advantage that Note 3 has on the S5 is the stylus. However, the advantages that the S5 has on the Note 3 include being dust and water resistant, as well as having a Finger Print monitor and a heart rate monitor, which syncs with the upgraded S Health app. The S5 also has a new Ultra Power saving mode.

Today, smartphones and phablets rule the world, and one of the leading manufactures of smartphones and phablets is Samsung. Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 are just two of the phones in its long list of products. Samsung Galaxy S5 is the latest phone to be launched in the Samsung Galaxy line.

Despite the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S5 falls under the heading of a smartphone, and that Samsung Galaxy Note 3 falls under the heading of a phablet, the phones are quite similar. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 5.1 inch Full HD screen, whereas the Note 3 has a 5.7 inch Full HD screen. Both are Corning Gorilla Glass 3. As the one with the larger screen, the Note 3 is of course larger in size and slightly heavier. It requires two hands to work properly.

From the front, the two phones look quite similar, except the Note 3 has slightly less curves. In the back, the two feature textured backs, which is different from the usual sleek and shiny Samsung back panels. The Note 3 has a faux leather back panel including faux stitching, whereas the S5 has a matte perforated textured plastic back panel.

In terms of hardware, the S5 runs on a Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, where the LTE version of Note 3 runs on 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor and the 3G variant runs on 1.9GHz Big-core Quad + 1.3GHz little-core Quad. Both have the Adreno 330 GPU, but the S5 has a 2 GB of RAM, while the Note 3 has 3GB RAM. The S5 is currently available in two storage variants: 16 GB and 32 GB, with expandable storage up to 128 GB. Depending on the market, the Note 3 is available in three variants: 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB, with expandable storage up to 64 GB.

The S5 features a 16-megapixel ISOCELL camera, with 1/2.6-inch sensor and LED flash, whereas the Note 3 features a 13-megapixel camera, with 1/3.06-inch sensor and LED flash. Both phones have a 2 Mp 1080p front camera. Additionally, the S5 also uses a hybrid autofocus system that uses standard auto focus with phase detection autofocus, which means that the camera auto focuses in upto 0.3 seconds, which is faster than most phone cameras. 

The advantage that Note 3 has on the S5 is the stylus, which some people might prefer. It does make some features easier to use. However, the advantages that the S5 has on the Note 3 include being dust and water resistant, as well as having a Finger Print monitor and a heart rate monitor, which syncs with the upgraded S Health app. The S5 also has a new Ultra Power saving mode, which help conserve battery power by turning the screen black and white and shutting down all background running apps. It still allows calls, texts, and web browsing.

Comparison between Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note 3:

 

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Launch Date

April 2014

September 25, 2013

Company

Samsung Electronics

Samsung Corporation

Size

142 (5.59in) x 72.5 (2.85in) x 8.1 mm (0.32 in)

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm

Display

5.1 inches (diagonal) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

5.7 inch (144.3mm) Full HD Super AMOLED

Screen

1080 x 1920 pixels, 16M colors (~432 ppi pixel density)

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

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Weight

145 g (5.11 oz)

168g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions

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

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900F

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900A

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900M

 HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900T

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

4G Network

LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900F

LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900A

LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900M

LTE 700 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900T

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

GUI

TouchWiz UI

TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400

LTE: 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 330

LTE: Adreno 330

OS

Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)

Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

RAM

2 GB RAM

3 GB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

16/32 GB

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 128 GB

Micro SD (Up to 64GB)

Sensors

Gesture Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, HR Sensor, Hall Sensor, Accelerometer, Geomagnetic Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Light Sensor, Barometer, Proximity Sensor

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

Connectivity

GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, USB v3.0

WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (HT80), GPS / GLONASS,

NFC, Bluetooth v 4.0 (LE), IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

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

Speed

HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL

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

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE

Bluetooth 4.0 (LE)

USB

microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2.1), USB On-the-go, USB Host

microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2), USB Host

Primary Camera

16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, phase detection autofocus, LED flash

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

Secondary Camera

2 MP, [email protected], dual video call

2 MP, [email protected]

Video

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec

Video Playing Format:

FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV, 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI

Video Playing Resolution:

UHD 4K (3840 x 2160), @30fps

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

Camera Features

  • 1/2.6'' sensor size
  • 1.12 µm pixel size
  • Dual Shot
  • Simultaneous HD video and image recording
  • geo-tagging
  • touch focus
  • face/smile detection
  • HDR
  • 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

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

3GA, AWB, FALC, MID, MXMF, OGA, OTA, RTX, RTTTL, XMF, AAC, AMR, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA

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

Video supported formats

FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV, 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI

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

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery

Li-ion 3,200 mAh

Available Colors

Charcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue, Shimmery White

Black, White, Pink

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

No

-

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified) IP67 certified - dust and water resistant
  • Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Wireless charging (market dependent)
  • ANT+ support
  • S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • Smart stay, Smart pause, Smart scroll
  • Air gestures
  • Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)
  • TV-out (via MHL 2.1 A/V link)
  • Organizer
  • Photo/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)
  • 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

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