Galaxy Note 3 is much more powerful than the Galaxy S4

Galaxy Note 3 vs Galaxy S4: Comparison video

Before the official release of Galaxy Note 3, many people thought it was just a Galaxy S4 with a larger screen and a pen with several software supports. In fact, the Galaxy Note 3 is much more powerful than the Galaxy S4 at both of its processor and capacity of its RAM, but it also differs from the Galaxy S4 on several points. To enlighten us, one of our colleagues from “” has managed to make a brief comparison of these two smartphones with supporting photographs.


Without much surprise, the design of the Galaxy Note 3 is closely related to that of the Galaxy S4 , with the same provisions of the physical buttons, the general appearance, although the Galaxy Note 3 is a little more “rectangular” the Galaxy S4. Moreover, the same plastic (which incidentally is very nice) is used at the front, while the back of Note 3 is designed faux leather that still gives a much more elegant appearance.

The screen

If the big screens on mobile devices often have the drawback of having too low a density of pixels per inch Full HD screen of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from the top of its 5.7-inch still offers a very good detail followed very colorful and almost natural. We even tend to say that the screen Galaxy Note 3 is as good as the 5-inch Galaxy S4. In addition, this screen allows largely enjoy the S Pen with new features that have been added.

Galaxy Note 3 is much more powerful than the Galaxy S4


As you certainly know, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is operated by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean monitoring overlay Samsung TouchWiz Nature UX. In general, the features that are present in the Galaxy S4 are shown in this phablet, with of course, the integration of multiple applications that are related to the S Pen, and better management of multitasking. As a reminder, the Galaxy S4 currently runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay, but it will receive an update to Android 4.3 as early as next October to be able to connect with the Galaxy Gear Samsung among others.


The Galaxy Note 3 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz. A more limited version runs on an Exynos 5 Octa 5420 but will be marketed in some regions. Otherwise, the two processors will be supported by a 3GB RAM.

For its part, the Galaxy S4 most prevalent in the world runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, clocked at 1.9 GHz and supported by 2GB of RAM. Otherwise, a version under Exynos 5 Octa 5410 is also available in some areas. In all cases, the internal memory of the device is expandable via a Micro SD card.

Digital Camera

Finally, we can mention the digital camera of the Galaxy Note 3 which is similar to the Galaxy S4, that is to say, a 13 MP sensor, but differs from the latter by its ability to shoot in UHD.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a screen size of 6.4 inches with a resolution of 1080p

Xperia Z Ultra vs Galaxy Note 3: 2 large-screen smartphones

Samsung is one of the pioneers in the field of large-screen devices running Android especially after the success of the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2. Sony followed Samsung in this area and just put on the Sony Xperia Z Ultra market. And many wonder if it is more interesting than the Galaxy Note 3, which is why we offer this comparison to get an idea on two phablets.

Design and quality design

Actually, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is an update of the Xperia Z. Always elegant, rectangular, it is glass. It is one of the finest devices on the market with its dimensions are 179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm and weighing 212 grams. With pieces of plastic that cover each of its outputs, it is waterproof and resistant to water as the dust.

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With dimensions of 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm, a weight of 168 grams and a smaller screen, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is thinner and lighter than the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. Compared to its predecessors, the Galaxy Note 3 is distinguished by the presence of a faux leather on the back, soft feeling, easy to take in hand making. The Note 3 inherits more or less the same design as the Galaxy S4, part plastic. The debates will always animated about the quality of the components used by manufacturers.


The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a screen size of 6.4 inches with a resolution of 1080p. With a pixel density of 344 ppi, this screen using the X-Reality Engine. This is one of the greatest devices using this technology. The Galaxy Note 3 for its part has a Super AMOLED screen of 5.7 inches. Although it has the same resolution as the screen of the Xperia Z Ultra, its pixel density up to 386 ppi.

Digital Camera

It is in the area of the camera Galaxy Note 3 is a bottom of the Xperia Z Ultra. Indeed, Samsung Smartphone has the same sensor as the Galaxy S4, namely 13 megapixel BSI. To this is added an LED flash or optical image stabilization. Several features including Drama Shot, HDR, Panorama and the Sound and Shot are also present.

the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is an update of the Xperia Z

Xperia Z Ultra meanwhile had to settle for a sensor with a resolution of only 8 megapixels. The LED flash is not available, it is almost impossible to take pictures in low light. He succeeds beautiful pictures in well-lit conditions. Note that both of them is equipped with a 2 megapixel front camera.


While the Xperia Ultra Z is larger in size, but it only has a fixed battery of 3050 mAh, while the Galaxy Note 3 is equipped with a removable battery of 3200 mAh.

4G LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 power 2.3 GHz processor. The 3G version is powered by a ARM Cortex A9 quad-core 1.9 GHz processor ARM Cortex A7 plus a quad-core 1.7 GHz, an octa-core processor 1.9 Ghz. The Galaxy Note 3 also has a 3 GB RAM and an internal memory storage of 32 or 64 GB, expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is also equipped with quad-core Snapdragon 800 but with a power of 2.2 Ghz. Its memory is 2GB and it can internally store up to 16GB of data. Its memory is expandable storage.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a screen size of 6.4 inches with a resolution of 1080p

Xperia Z Ultra is large in size, but the Galaxy Note 3 can boast a better arsenal. Both devices run on Android Jelly Bean. The Note 3 has version 4.3 which is the latest version, while the Xperia Z Ultra still runs version 4.2. Samsung as a good self-respecting, the Note 3 is equipped with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. Other features of the Galaxy S4 with S Finder or My Scrapbook Magazine are also present.

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Several related applications such as S-Pen, Action Memo and ScreenWrite await you. In addition, the Xperia Z Ultra offers a rather simple interface the same as the Xperia Z (first name). Various brand-specific with Walkman and Gallery are part applications. To make optimal use of its widescreen, several small applications that multitasking is also available.

The interface of the Galaxy Note 3 toll TouchWix has also been modified with new useful features for users

Applications for daily life in the Galaxy Note 3

Many brands use Android on their devices. Except Nexus phones or the new Google Edition, all usually carry certain configurations and applications, while certain users, dislike to a considerable number of these as they are considered useless, heavy and accused of draining the battery and memory in excess. This is one of the main reasons that users often change rom looking for a lighter and cleaner.

Following the criticism of Samsung with the Galaxy S4 and its applications “Smart Scroll” and “Air Gesture”, the company has decided to listen to criticism from users and include in your new phablet Samsung Galaxy Note 3 applications that can really be useful for users and have some use in daily life.

Some of the new and enhanced applications including the Galaxy Note 3 by applying Air Command that opens a menu of applications by pressing a button on the S-Pen are:

Action Memo: The evolution of the S Memo with many more features for users. From now on will not only take quick notes, but you know identify application notes, what type they are and if concerned, for example, a phone number, add it to the agenda without need user intervention.

Some of the new and enhanced applications including the Galaxy Note 3 by applying Air Command

S Finder: We will allow you to search for text, symbols, formulas, and other such information. Enter the item to search from the S-Pen for added convenience.

Scrapbook: This application is a content management system, similar to Pocket, which will allow us to collect a variety of information, organize it and interact with it (write about it, make comments, etc).

The interface of the Galaxy Note 3 toll TouchWix has also been modified with new useful features for users

Pen Window: This application will allow us to draw a square on the screen and run an application in as if it were a window above the Android launcher.

Screen Write: With this application can take screenshots and interact with them, for example, drawing, gesturing or making comments. It is the updated and improved version of the catches reported in the Galaxy Tab.

The interface of the Galaxy Note 3 toll TouchWix has also been modified with new useful features for users:

My Magazine: Is an application that compiles news of interest depending on the geographical area in which the user is local results showing interest.

Samsung Knox: A security tool that will reach all users, and is not only aimed at a professional audience. With this tool you will be protected from malware and, in turn, locate and delete the phone in case of loss or theft.

Multi Window: An advanced version of multitasking Samsung that will allow, in addition to running multiple applications ‘windows’ and have them running simultaneously, to interact with them and even exchange data with each other, for example, open a media player and pass a music folder.

Along with all the above applications, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will include also some of the most used in the Play Store such as The New York Times, Evernote, Path, eBay and Line.

It seems that Samsung has listened to users and decided to improve their applications. Definitely a good idea that will make the Galaxy Note 3 has the success it deserves.

How about default applications included in the new Galaxy Note 3?

The Galaxy Note 3 appears on the application of Samsung SideSync

Galaxy Note 3 appears on the Samsung SideSync

The Galaxy Note 3 is probably a secret to those who follow GalaxyActu because we talk almost every day this phablet is arguably one of the most anticipated show of the IFA 2013, which, I remind you , is scheduled for September 4. To support this theory, the system has to be mentioned on Samsung SideSync, which is an application to share the screen, windows and data from a Samsung mobile device running Android with that of a PC running Windows 8.

As you can see on the screenshot above, the Galaxy Note 3 should be delivered with preinstalled SideSync function. Furthermore, an interesting tweet that was posted by our colleague SamMobile indicates that the Galaxy Note 3 will also ship with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean at launch, and this version is tested internally right now on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

The Galaxy Note 3 appears on the application of Samsung SideSync

Thus, Samsung has always be on the forefront with regard to the version of the operating system it uses? We must not forget that Samsung has actually always been to provide its consumers the latest version of the Android OS, if it refers only Galaxy S4 which was launched with the 4.2.2 version of the Google operating system. Anyway, version 4.3 which is considered a better version Android 4.2.2 brings several new features like support for Open GL ES 3.0 for graphics performance, the ability to create a guest account the support of the BLE and many other improvements.

Anyway, the September 4, is already set for the official announcement of the Galaxy Note 3. As a reminder, the speculation about the Galaxy Note 3 predicting a 5.7-inch screen with full HD resolution with a 800 Snapdragon processor clocked at 2.3 GHz or 5 Exynos Octa which will be supported by a RAM 2 or 3 GB Everything would turn on Android 4.3 with TouchWiz overlay UX Nature Samsung.