Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs iPhone 5S – Price and Top Specs Comparison

In this article we’ll compare two very different smartphones: one with a huge screen and one with an average screen. Don’t expect to find them at a low price, because they come with advanced capabilities and it’s impossible not to want them. But which one is better for you? Let’s take a look at their specifications.

Displays and designs

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a giant display, which is a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen that renders a resolution of 1,080×1,920 pixels, while the iPhone 5S has a modest display of with a 4 inches (LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen) that renders only 640x ,136 pixels.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is obviously heavier, weighting 168 grams, because it measures: 151.2×79.2×8.3 mm, while the iPhone 5S weights 56 grams less, and comes with these dimensions: 123.8×58.6×7.6 mm.

Hardware and operating systems

The Korean giant tech created three variants for the Galaxy Note 3:

  •  N9000, that comes with a quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processor + Exynos 5 Octa 5420 chipset
  •  N9002, that has a quad-core 1.9 GHz cortex-A15 processor + Exynos 5 Octa 5420 chipset
  •  N9005, which is equipped with a quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 processor + Exynos 5 Octa 5420 chipset

There are also three variants of internal memories that you can choose from: 16, 32 and 64 GB, the first two ones being expandable by up to 64 GB.

The iPhone 5S has a 1.3 GHz dual-core Cyclone processor + Apple A7 chipset and like the Galaxy Note 3, it has three variants of internal memories with the same capacity, but you can’t expand them.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is an Android, running on the Jelly Bean 4.3 o.s. with 3 GB of RAM, whereas the iPhone 5S is running on the iOS 7 o.s. with 1 GB of RAM.

Cameras

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has an incredible primary camera of 13 MP (autofocus + LED flash) and a 2 MP secondary camera. On the other hand, the iPhone 5S will impress you with its 8 MP primary camera (autofocus + dual-LED flash), that takes clear pictures. The device has also a 1.2 MP secondary camera.

Batteries

You can talk 21 hours on 3G on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 that comes equipped with a Li-ion 3,200 mAh battery. On the iPhone 5S you can talk only 10 hours on 3G, because it has a less battery life, coming equipped with a non-removable Li-Po 1,560 mAh battery.

Prices

On amazon.com,you can buy the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9000 32 GB variant at the price of 540 dollars, while the N9005 4G LTE 16 GB variant costs almost 600 dollars.

On the same website, the iPhone 5S 16 GB variant can be bought at the price of 680 dollars. The 64 GB variant costs 780 dollars and the 64GB variant costs 880 dollars.

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