• Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Motorola Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Motorola Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Motorola Samsung
Announced September 2013 October 2014 September 2014
Status Available - September 2013 Available - November 2014 Available - Q4 2014
Colors Black, White, Pink Midnight Blue, Cloud White Frosted white, Charcoal black, Bronze Gold, Blossom Pink
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm
(5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 in)
159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm
(6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 in)
151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3 mm
(5.96 x 3.24 x 0.33 in)
Weight 168 g (5.93 oz) 184 g (6.49 oz) 174 g (6.14 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - XT1100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - XT1103
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 / TD-LTE 2500 - XT1100 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 19, 20, 28, 41)
LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 TD-LTE 2500 - XT1103 (Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 29, 41)
LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features S Pen stylus Dual front-facing speakers, Water resistant Curved Edge screen

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop) Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Processor Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 (LTE model) / Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 450 (SM-N910S)
Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core Cortex-A57 (SM-N910C), Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (SM-N910S)
Exynos 5433 (SM-N910C)
GPU Adreno 330 (LTE model) Adreno 420 Adreno 420 (SM-N910S)
Mali-T760 (SM-N910C)
RAM 3 GB 3 GB 3 GB
Internal Memory 32/64 GB storage 32/64 GB 32/64 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches 5.96 inches 5.6 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (386 ppi) 1440 x 2560 pixels (493 ppi) 1600 x 2560 pixels (539 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 74.98% 74.05% 72.96%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 16 MP, 3456 x 4608 pixels
Flash LED flash Dual-LED Flash LED Flash
Features Auto focus, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, Panorama, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Photo Sphere, HDR, Dual Recording, OIS Auto focus, Smart OIS, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, Panorama, HDR
Video Yes, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps (LTE model) 2160p@30fps, optical stabilization 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, optical stabilization
Front Camera Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] 2 MP, 720p [Similar] 3.7 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA; LTE, Cat4 (N910C), Cat6 (N910S), 50 Mbps UL, 300 Mbps (N910S), 150 Mbps (N910C) DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR v4.0, A2DP v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB Host microUSB v2.0 (SlimPort), USB Host, USB On-the-go microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

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

Apps Sensors

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

battery Battery

Type Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Po battery Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 3200 mAh 3220 mAh 3000 mAh
Stand by Up to 420 h (3G) Up to 330 h -
Talk Time Up to 21 h (3G) Up to 24 h -