Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs iPhone 5S

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs iPhone 5S

There are now two highly-anticipated smart phones in the market; the iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy Note 3. To help you decide which phone to buy, here is our analysis.


Let's start with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It is sleek, thin and light in the hand. It easily stands out for its size alone, with a faux leather back that adds a nice touch. On the other hand, the iPhone 5S is a classic that features a 4-inch display, brushed aluminium and a new fingerprint sensor on its home button.


The iPhone 5S features a 8 megapixel rear camera with the new True Tone dual flash for better low light shots and is capable of Full HD video capture at 30 fps. The front facing FaceTime Camera is 1.2 megapixel with 720p HD recording. However, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a built-in 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash light and 2 megapixel front facing camera with BSI sensor and smart stabilization.


The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a display screen size of 5.7 inch with Full HD at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 386 ppi. It's a super AMOLED screen that offers a stellar video viewing experience. The iPhone 5S screen has a smaller screen at a measurement of 4 inches, but you get to enjoy a Retina Display with 326 pixels (per inch).


The third generation of Samsung Galaxy Note has a storage space of 64GM via microSD card. As for iPhone 5S, they come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB options.


The Galaxy Note 3 will launch with Andriod 4.3 and Touchwiz. Samsung has throw in some interesting customisations that can really help users to take advantage of the S Pen. On the other hand, the iPhone 5S runs on iOS7. This platform is easy to use and Apple has made it more colourful. This platform also has a lot more new tools for app developers and also includes new features such as the iTunes Radio.


Overall, both brands have produced stellar entries in the smart phone industry. It's now up to consumers to decide for themselves who the true winner is.

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