Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Vs Note 3: A Faceoff!

The announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has generated a lot of buzz, which to an extent, has overshadowed the release of the phone’s prime rival – the iPhone 6 Plus. The specs of the Note 4 have had people salivating more than they did for models such as the Samsung Galaxy S5. The release, however, also had a notable impact on the phone’s predecessor – the Note 3 – as people are trying to find the changes the new model has in store for them.


So, does this spells the end of the Note 3?

Let’s take a look to see how the Note 4 compares to the Note 3, and whether it will devoid its predecessor of its long-established glory.

Comparing the Basics

The Note 3 measures 151.20 x 79.20 x 8.30 mm, while the Note 4 measures 153.50 x 78.60 x 8.50

The Note 3 weighs 168 grams, whereas the Note 4 is slightly heavier, and weighs 176 grams.

The Note 3 features a removable battery with a capacity of 3200 mAh while the Note 4 has a non-removable 3220 mAh battery.

The two models have the same capacitive 5.70” touchscreen size, but the Note 4has a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels compared to 1080 x 1920 of the Note 3.

Key Differences

The Note 3 is powered by a 1.9 GHz octa-core processorExynos 5420/Snapdragon 800,whereas the Note 4 has a much faster – Exynos 5433/Snapdragon 805.

The Note 4 has a 16MP primary camera with optical image stabilization, while the Note 3 has a 13MP system. The secondary cameras are 3.7 and 2MP respectively.

The Note 4 comes with an array of new features such as Multi-screen, fingerprint scanner, UV sensor and heart rate monitor.

Operating System
The Note 4 runs Version 4.4 whereas the Note 3 runs version 4.3 of the same Magazine UX over Android Kit-Kat.

Java Support
Unlike its predecessor – the Note 3 – the Note 4 supports Java, which is definitely a welcome change.

The Note 4 feature a download booster that combines Wi-Fi and 4G to give you a theoretical maximum download speed of a whopping 400Mbps!

The new S-Pen bundled with the Note 4 is a notable improvement compared to the stylus of Note 4 in terms of ease-of-use as well as accuracy.

Although there are various factors that make Samsung Galaxy Note 4 a notable advancement over its predecessor, the phablets do share some similarities as well. Let’s take a look:

• 3GB of RAM
• An internal storage of 32GB
• Use of micro SIM


Although there is no denying that the Note 4 is a league of its own, but with a higher price tag, we don’t think the Note 4 will have an adverse impact on its predecessor.There are several other features for you to enjoy in the Note 4 although the Note 3 is still a force to reckon with. You can visit YouTube to watch a few Samsung Galaxy Note 4 demo videos to get a feel of this new product.

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