You must of heard of Samsung’s two of the most popular handsets: the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy S4. What you might not know is that the Galaxy S4 also comes in a LTE-Advanced version which sadly is only available in Korea on account that the device is only compatible with LTE-A network. Let’s see exactly what these three devices have to offer and which one would be the best buy.
All three handsets come with displays that can render a full HD screen resolution of 1080 pixels. The Galaxy Note 3 is a phablet so it is natural that the display seen on this device is larger, measuring 5.7 inches, than the other two which come with 5 inches displays.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with two options when it comes to processor: either the Exynos 5 Octa processor or the Snapdragon 600 from Qualcomm. The Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A comes with a more powerful chipset: the Snapdragon 800 from Qualcomm. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 can be purchased with the Snapdragon 800 chipset from Qualcomm or Exynos 5 Octa chipset if you’re buying the HSPA+ version.
Both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A come with 2 GB of RAM and three options of internal storage capacity: 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comes with an impressive amount of 3 GB of RAM and two options of internal memory: 32 GB and 64 GB. You can expand the memory via microSD card with all three handsets.
All three devices come with the same specs when it comes to camera: a 13 MP primary camera which supports LED flash and other features and a secondary camera of 1.9 MP.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comes bundled with the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version of operating system from Google, and it is expected to come with an update for Android 4.4 KitKat.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A both run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and they are expected to be updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (32 GB): $558.98
Samsung Galaxy S4 (32 GB): $389.98
Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A (32 GB): $589.99
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