Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - Specifications and Price Comparison in Australia

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By Pavithra Rathinavel | May 30, 2014 3:42 PM EST

The Samsung Galaxy S4 was released in the month of March in 2013. However, this handset went through only a minimal upgrade over the design features of the predecessor, the Galaxy S3. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was released in the month of September last year to positive reviews.

Readers who are planning to buy one of the aforementioned devices, here is a specification and price comparison pertaining to Australia.

Display, Design and Exterior

The Galaxy S4 comes with a 5 inches display and it packs 1,080 x 1,920 pixels screen resolution. Whereas the Note 3 comes with a bigger 5.7 inches screen but the screen resolution is same as the Galaxy S4.

The Galaxy S4 weighs 130 g, while the Galaxy Note 3 is heavier at 168 g. In addition, the Galaxy S4 has a thickness of 0.31 inches and the Note 3 comes with a thickness of 0.33 inches.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 features a glossy piece of polycarbonate plastic as its exterior. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3, on the other hand, features a faux-leather rear design.

Hardware, Software and Internal Storage           

The Galaxy S4 is powered by a quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 600) Krait 300 processor, clocked at 1.9 GHz, with 2 GB of RAM. On the other hand, the Note 3 is powered by a superior quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 800) Krait 400 processor along with a whopping 3 GB of RAM.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 runs on Android v4.3 Jelly Bean, while the Galaxy S4 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Both the phones run Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top of the Android OS.

The Galaxy S4 comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB of internal storage, while the Note 3 comes in 32 GB and 64 GB of internal storage. In addition, both the handsets support microSD card slot for expansion up to 64 GB.

Battery

The Galaxy S4 houses a 2600 mAh battery unit, which provides up to 17 hours of 3G talk-time and 370 hours of 3G stand-by time. The Galaxy Note 3, on the other hand, houses a solid 3200 mAh battery unit, which provides up to 21 hours of 3G talk-time and 420 hours of 3G stand-by time.

Camera

Both the devices sport the same 13 MP rear-facing camera with LED Flash and a 2 MP front-facing camera. The common camera features include autofocus, digital image stabilization, face and smile detection, digital zoom, panorama and HDR.

Sim

Both the Galaxy devices support micro-sim type.

Colour

The Galaxy S4 comes in black, white, gold, purple, pink, red, and brown colours. Nevertheless, not all the colors are available widely. The Note 3 comes in black, gold, white, and pink shades.

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S4 with 4G LTE 16 GB is priced at AU$499.95, whereas the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with 4G LTE 16 GB is priced at AU$639.95 in Australia.

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