The Galaxy Note 3 is a Samsung phablet: a 6in device with the relatively large physical frame to compare. But contrast the iPhone 5S is a svelte and sleek slim smartphone, offering performance and stunning style in a small and slim package. Here we are comparing the specs and our first impressions of the iPhone 5S and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
iPhone 5S vs Galaxy Note 3: comparison in design, build and display
According to tradition ‘S’ model, the iPhone 5S size, shape, design and even weight the iPhone 5 – although phone is now available in silver, gold and even in space grey. This means it’s much smaller, thinner and lighter than the Samsung device as Galaxy Note 3 – but you would expect that. The Note 3 is big in screen after all. Look at it this way: the iPhone 5S is the phone for you and make you able to do everything with one hand. While the Note 3 requires two hands
At first glance look you might prefer the aluminium body quality of the iPhone over the plastic Galaxy Note 3, but looks may be deceiving. The Note 3 is little sexy in terms of build, but it is a robust and workhorse and doesn’t require such cossetting. So for beauty lovers, choose the iPhone: but be prepared to buy a case for it. If plastic and utilitarian is good for you, go for S3 3.
Detailed look for design and on build of both Note 3 and the iPhone 5S.
The first thing that catches your full attention with the Note 3 is its stylish leather back cover. This makes the holding and gripping easy the sizable device than it was within Note 2. The back is now completely removable offers access to the phone’s battery (Li-Ion 3200 S3 battery mAh cell). This is a definite plus point for the Note 3 over the stylish iPhone 5S: you can change the Samsung’s battery if it gives less time, but with the iPhone 5S you can only change your phone (or just send it to be repaired).
The Note 3 remains as a big beast in the entire phone world, however, measuring as 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm. The overall shape & appearance of phone has smartened up since the Note 2, with the new Galaxy Note 3 sporting a more sophisticated, decent and boxy silhouette in our view. The Note 3 is also a lighter phone in weight than its predecessor, weighing is just at 168g. But this is much bigger in size and much heavier than the stylo iPhone 5S.
But the Galaxy Note 3 wins with points with the reason for extra size: as the display. The Note 3 now even has 1080 x 1920 pixels, with 5.7 inch display which works out at in a pixel density at 386 ppi. The new Super AMOLED display in the Note 3 looks incredibly sharp stylish and impressive for a phablet.
By contrast you will find the thinner and lighter iPhone 5S must make do ‘only’ a 4in display with adequate resolution of 640 x 1136 resolution. That’s a pixel density of iPhone 326 ppi that measures 59 x 124 x 7.6mm and weighs amazingly light 112g.
iPhone 5S vs Galaxy Note 3: According to Processor, storage and performance
We can’t definitively pronounce phone until we have spent more time with both handsets, but now we’ll focus on their specifications.
Apple is touting the A7 processor in its major upgrade for the iPhone 5S. But we’ve never found the iPhone which will have any major performance issues but know Apple says the iPhone 5S is twice as much fast as the previous model in both CPU and in graphics performance. It’s the first smartphone built with a 64-bit chip inside which at the moment it is more a marketing tool than anything else in market.
The iPhone 5S also has other processor an M7 motion co-processor which handles specific tasks to make iPhone 5S more powerful and efficient. It comes in different storage options of 16GB, 32GB and other as 64GB.
The new Galaxy Note now has now a staggering RAM 3GB internal. Internal storage also starts at 32GB and even tops at 64GB, and it retained microSD card slot too – a definite good advantage over the iPhone. There is also a new feature as Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad-core 2.3 GHz the Krait 400 processor under the hood. However, the end product is a very snappy phablet that is much responsive to the touch and quick to open and close apps.
iPhone 5S vs Galaxy Note 3: Cameras features
Although the iPhone 5S has the same as 8 Mp iSight camera, as previously used, it’s now still been upgraded. A larger active area on the sensor with larger pixels (1.5 microns) and also a larger aperture (f/2.2) should lead to better pictures. It also has new amazing shooting modes such as slow motion pictures, filters and a new burst mode.
The Galaxy Note 3’s has a rear-facing camera and now has been upgraded to 13 Mp from 8 Mp, while the front-facing has a hefty extra 0.1 Mp too, making it a solid camera as 2 Mp in total.
Again, both of these devices have good new smartphone cameras. Neither has a great lens glass, although have the constraints of smartphone chassis design. So expect of high-quality compact and camera performance, but now nothing like a super zoom camera.
iPhone 5S vs Galaxy Note 3: Software features
Software is an area where there a huge difference occurs here. Android vs iOS is a big debate and the iOS 7 comes with a major overall of Apple’s mobile operating system.
While on the plus side, the iOS 7 now comes with a much needed quick settings feature called as the Control Center. There are other improvements such as better as multi-tasking and lock screen access to the notification of centre.
iPhone 5S vs Galaxy Note 3: Battery life Features
If you’re hoping for a good breakthrough in battery life then neither the iPhone 5S is well nor Note 3. We’ll have to say more when we’ve spent more time with both of these devices.
iPhone 5S vs Galaxy Note 3: in verdict
Two different devices. Note 3 and other iPhone 5S offer great performance in well-designed and in built cases. But the Note 3 is much bigger in size, with a concurrently bigger full display. The smaller, better looking iPhone 5S is lighter and it allows you for one-handed operation. But the Note 3 is more robust. Before we get into Android vs iOS – the debate with no end in sight appears. It’s likely it depends upon you that you much prefer one of these devices on other – but we’ll leave it choice to you, now you have the salient facts and views from our review.
Post By Umair Masood from TodayonTech.com