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Posted May 14, 2013 by Bret urgamy in Technology
 
 

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. Galaxy S4: Which One You Should Go For?

Samsung is undoubtedly ruling the smartphone world as it has got some powerful smartphones that has easily outclassed many smartphone from popular brands like Sony and HTC even though they had similar features. Since the past couple of years, Samsung’s real competition has been its in-house devices. This year too, the Galaxy S4 will be challenged by the yet to be released Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

It was all because of the Galaxy S3 that made the recently released Galaxy S4 one of the most awaited smartphones of the year. It goes without saying that the Galaxy S4 is the best smartphone available in today’s market. Samsung will be soon unveiling much anticipated information on Galaxy Note 3 which will be replacing the Galaxy Note 2.

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On the Hardware Front
The Galaxy S4 is a mammoth device with 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU, 13MP cam, and plenty of awesome features that makes it the numero uno in the market. When it came out, it surpassed the likes of Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2. However, the Galaxy Note 3 is expected to even better than the Galaxy S4.

The Galaxy Note 3 is going to sport a 5.9 inch display that supports 1080p resolution, Exynos 5 Octa octo-core CPU (the same one that powers Galaxy S4 that are available outside US), 3GB RAM, 13MP camera and a slim and stunning design. It is also believed that it is going to sport an unbreakable display screen.

The S Pen
Since the Note 3 categorizes itself in the Note series, it is going to have an S Pen.  Samsung has been developing plenty of apps primarily for using with the S Pen. We expect improved S Pen accuracy and plenty of interesting S Pen features.

Upgraded Software
Galaxy S4 is available with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and exciting TouchWiz user interface. The S4 is likely to get the Android 4.3 update soon. Rumors have it that the Galaxy Note 3 will be out with the Android 4.3 or Android Key Lime 5.0 out of the box. If that is going to happen, more and accurate information on the Note 3 will be available after the Google I/O event.

Costly Affair
Whether you buy it from a retailer or through a carrier, the Note 3 is definitely going to be an expensive smartphone. The current price of Galaxy S4 which is about $250 is not likely to fall soon. So without doubt, the Note 3 will be costlier than the S4.

Available with Similar Carriers
The Galaxy S4 is currently available with major carriers like AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon. Very soon even less competitive carriers will also sell the Galaxy S4. Same way, the Note 3 will be available on the major carriers first and then on smaller regional carriers.


Bret urgamy

 
Bret Urgamy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, with a bachelor's degree in history and has received graduate degrees from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and School of International and Public Affairs. Bret is our Senior Assignment Reporter. The National Association of Journalists honored Bret with the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award for his excellent service to the community.