Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Note III vs Apple iPhone 5S

Samsung Galaxy Note III
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general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Apple
Announced Expected Announcement - September 2013 September 2013
Status Rumored - Q4 2013 Available - September 2013
Colors Black, White Black/Slate, White/Silver
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension - 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
(4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 in)
Weight - 112 g (3.95 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
3G Network HSDPA HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network LTE LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean) iOS 7.0.1
Processor Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 / Exynos 5420 [Similar] Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone, Apple A7 with M7 Motion Coprocessor [Similar]
GPU Adreno 330 [Similar] PowerVR G6430 [Similar]
RAM 3 GB [Browse Similar] 1 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 32/64 GB storage 16/32/64 GB storage
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB No

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches [Similar] 4.0 inches [Similar]
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (386 ppi) [Similar] 640 x 1136 pixels (326 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio - 60.84%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels [Similar] 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels [Similar]
Flash LED flash dual-LED flash
Features Auto focus, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR Auto focus, 1.5 ┬Ám pixel size, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120 fps, video stabilization
Front Camera Yes [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
3G HSPA+, LTE DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host Yes, Lightning Port
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML (Safari)

memory User Memory

Internal 32/64 GB storage, 3 GB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB No
USB OTG Supported -

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Li-Ion battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity - 1440 mAh
Stand by - Up to 250 h
Talk Time - Up to 10 h