Comparison - Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note
By Jonathan Cheah
04 June 2012 – The Samsung Galaxy S3 or Samsung Galaxy SIII was announced last month. The Samsung Galaxy Note was announced in September 2011.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is obviously the successor to the very successful Galaxy S2, and the Samsung Galaxy Note was the interim device, somewhere between the S2 and the S3. The Note has a giant screen with a stylus.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a huge 4.8-inch screen, with 720 x 1280 pixels. It also has better resolution because the Note has such a large screen.
It has a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor inside, which we can assume to be faster than the dual-core 1.4 GHz processor in the Note. Both devices have the same 1GB RAM.
It is also one of the first phones to start accepting 64GB microSD cards, so there is a lot of storage inside this device. Surpisingly, there is less battery (2100 vs 2500 mAh) on the S3 than on the Note.
However, the ICS on the S3 makes for a faster camera, which is one of the main selling points of the Galaxy S3. Samsung shows off the rapid-fire photo shooting and other camera-related functions as one of the main features of the phone.
The Samsung Galaxy Note has a 5.3-inch screen with 800 x 1280 pixels.
The Note comes in 16 or 32 GB variants, which the S3 also has. However, the S3 has a 64GB variant in case you really have a lot of stuff to store in the phone. Video is however, much better on the larger screen of the Note.
Frankly, there is very little between these two devices, but once we look at the similar pricing, it is obvious that the S3 is worth the small premium for a better processor and a newer version of the Android OS.
The Note only has the larger screen to boast about, but when you think about it, 4.8 and 5.3 inches of screen is not really that much of a difference.
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Samsung Galaxy S III
3.5G HSPA + WiFi 802.11 a/ b/g/n, Touchscreen candybar, 8.0 MP camera, 16/32 GB Memory + microSD (Up to 64GB), Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
The Samsung Galaxy S III is the successor of the Galaxy S II that runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with Samsung nature-inspired TouchWiz UI. It has a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 resolution pixels, 1.4GHz Exynos quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM.
There is an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash that is capable of recording 1080p full HD video at 30fps and take photos simultaneously. It is also a quad-band device and supports HSPA+ (21Mbps), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, energy efficient Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS and GLONASS.
Samsung Galaxy Note
3.5G HSDPA + HSUPA + LTE (region specific) + WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Touchscreen Candybar, 8.0 MP Camera, 16/32 GB Memory, Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
The Samsung Galaxy Note is the first phone-tablet hybrid that has a whopping 5.3-inch display with a WXGA resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels and Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It is running on Android 2.3.5 with TouchWiz UI 4.0. More importantly, the Galaxy Note comes with a stylus with Samsung’s S-Pen input.
Camera-wise, it has an 8-megapixel main shooter with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front facing camera for video chats.
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