Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy Note 3: Which One Is The Best ?

Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy Note 3

Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy Note 3

I guess it’s time that we compare the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The predecessor vs the successor Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy Note 3. Samsung has always been very generous while making the Note series. Each of the models have been very superior to the previous one in software and hardware both. This is one of the main reasons to why the Galaxy Note is one of the best-selling chains of any smartphone company. The S pen, something by which these devices are the most famous for is very useful for those who like writing on their phablets.

Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy Note 3 Body Build

Talking about the physical characteristics of their bodies, the Galaxy Note 4 has come up with a premium metal frame which is very much different from the plastic Galaxy Note 3. However, this doesn’t mean that the plastic body is anything wrong.

Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy Note 3 Hardware Comparison

If we move onto the hardware specifications of these devices, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with a 5.7 Super Amoled display which runs on a resolution of 2560 by 1440. Whereas the Note 3 had a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels on the same screen size.

The processor is Snapdragon 805 (2.7GHZ Quad Core) in the Galaxy Note 4 and on the other hand, the Note 3 has a Snapdragon 800 Processor. Both of these devices have 3 GB of RAM considering we haven’t really seen the need of a 4GB smartphone. However, the battery of the Galaxy Note 4 is 3220 mAh as compared to the 3200 mAh present in the Galaxy Note 3. Storage capability of both of these devices is the same; 32GB! We must also mention that the build quality of the Galaxy Note 4 is also very premium, not that the Note 3 is bad but the Note 4 is just superb.

Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy Note 3 Design 

As I have mentioned earlier, the Note 4 looks like a totally premium device. The design, the outlook and the feeling it gives out is out of this world. Something which might not be seen in other phones of this price range. Samsung is trying to compete with the Apple premiums here. Nobody can deny that there devices look very premium and classy. Samsung is catching up to that…

Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy Note 3 Camera and Other Features

Talking about the cameras, the Galaxy Note 4 has a 3.7 mega pixel front camera, capacitive buttons (improved) on the front and also a fingerprint scanner on the home button. The Galaxy Note 3 does have the IR Blaster, however…it does not have the finger-print scanner and also, the front facing camera is of 2 mega pixels. The back cameras are of 16 and 13 mega pixels respectively. Surely, these two can take one of the best pictures a smartphone can take. The only part where the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has actually downgraded is the Micro USB charging port. Earlier, on the Galaxy Note 3… the USB 3.0 port was introduced. However, it seems that Samsung has decided to install the same-old very common USB 2.0 port on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 once again. We believe, unlike Apple…Samsung does want universal compatibility and the ease of access for its loyalists. They have coped up to this downgrade by introducing a new charging technology (brick) called Adaptive Fast Charging. With this, you can charge your phone from 0 to 50% in around thirty minutes only. Considering the specifications upgrade, and the batteries…we believe both of these batteries will have a very similar outcome. Surely, both of these devices are really nice with the battery timings. Another aspect which makes the brand and line of products unique, the battery timing.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy Note 3 Features

If we talk about the software in Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy Note 3. We see that the Android and the TouchWiz are obviously updated. However, most of the updates are enrolled to older devices by Samsung too. Multi-Window, Split-screen mode, pop ups etc… most of the features are now available in both of the devices. Although, as you can judge…the Galaxy Note 4 performs better.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy Note 3 (S Pen improvements)

The Galaxy Note 4 has a new, further refined S pen. The Air Command Menu is simplified, action memo and other options to write on the screen have been made simpler.


To sum it up, we’d like to say that if you can afford the upgrade…you should definitely go for it. Although, if you’re double-minded…wait a little while and let the prices come down a bit. Surely, this a device all of you must have. It has one of the best hardware, software and build qualities in the smartphone era available at the moment. To complete the analysis, we’ve compiled a comparison sheet of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy Note 3 below. All thanks to for the complete specification list!


Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy Note 3 Complete Specifications

Alternate names Galaxy Note 4 Galaxy Note 3
Release date September 2014 September 2013
Form factor Bar Bar
Dimensions (mm) 153.50 x 78.60 x 8.50 151.20 x 79.20 x 8.30
Weight (g) 176.00 168.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3220 3200
Removable battery Yes Yes
Bundled accessories Charger, cable, headset, stylus pins
Colours Frosted white, Charcoal black, Bronze Gold, Blossom Pink Black, White, Pink, Merlot Red, Rose Gold Black, Rose Gold White
SAR value NA NA
Screen size (inches) 5.70 5.70
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Touchscreen type Capacitive Capacitive
Resolution 1440×2560 pixels 1080×1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 515 386
Colours 16M  16M
Processor 2.7GHz  quad-core 1.9GHz   octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 805  Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Internal storage 32GB 32GB
Expandable storage Yes Yes
Expandable storage type microSD microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64 64
Rear camera 16-megapixel 13-megapixel
Flash Yes Yes
Front camera 3.7-megapixel 2-megapixel
Operating System Android 4.4 Android 4.3
Java support Yes No
Browser HTML
Browser supports Flash No No
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10 Yes, v 4.00
NFC Yes Yes
Infrared Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Direct No Yes
MHL Out Yes Yes
Headphones 3.5mm 3.5mm
FM No No
USB Micro-USB Micro-USB
Charging via Micro-USB Yes Yes
Proprietary charging connector No No
Proprietary data connector No No
Number of SIMs 1 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM Micro-SIM
3G Yes Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Temperature sensor No Yes

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