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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was just recently announced and it aims to be the best smartphone in its class thanks to a new design and beefed-up specs. But how much has it really improved compared to its 1-year old predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Let’s find out by comparing their specs below.

Author’s note: The CPUs listed include the quad-core and octa-core variants.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4Samsung Galaxy Note 3
5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display
Corning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 3
2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core CPU2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core CPU
1.9GHz Exynos 5433 Octa-Core (1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad-Core) CPU1.9GHz Exynos 5420 Octa-Core (1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad-Core) CPU
Adreno 420 GPU / Mali-T760 GPUAdreno 330 GPU / Mali-T628 MP6 GPU
32GB internal storage16/32/64GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSDup to 64GB via microSD
16 megapixel AF rear camera w/ OIS & LED flash13 megapixel AF rear camera w/ LED flash
3.7 megapixel front camera, f/1.9 aperture2 megapixel front camera
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LEBluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
USB 2.0, MHL 3USB 3.0, MHL 2
S Pen stylusS Pen stylus
Fingerprint sensor, UV sensor, Heart rate monitor
3,220mAh battery3,200mAh battery
Android 4.4.4 KitKatAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm
176 g168 g

Summary of advantages

Samsung Galaxy Note 4:
* Higher resolution (Quad HD vs Full HD)
* Denser display (512ppi vs 386ppi)
* Updated CPU
* Updated GPU
* Better main camera (16MP w/ OIS vs 13 MP)
* Better front camera (3.7MP w/ f/1.9 aperture vs 2MP)
* Updated Bluetooth technology (4.1 vs 4.0)
* Fingerprint sensor
* UV ssensor
* Heart rate monitor
* Slightly larger battery (3,220mAh vs 3,200mAh)
* Better design and build

Samsung Galaxy Note 3:
* Slightly thinner (8.3mm vs 8.5mm)
* Lighter (168g vs 176g)
* USB (USB 3.0 vs USB 2.0)

What do you guys think? Did Samsung do a good job with the Note 4? If you’re a Galaxy Note 3 owner, is the Note 4 a must have upgrade? Share your thoughts below.

Photo credits: PhoneArena.com

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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11 Responses

  1. eMoSaint says:

    hear or heart ung sensor nya po

  2. kuroro says:

    Does it have an FM radio?

  3. Easy E says:

    If you have a GN3, do not upgrade to GN4.

  4. ale s says:

    Any news about the price?..

  5. Galit says:

    Hindi ako buy nyan note 4 kahit maganda kasi bilhan si Chot Reyes ng ticket pauwi sakay ng Malaysian Airlines.


    • Calm your tits bro. says:

      One of the best example to use the phrase “I don’t want to live in this planet anymore” or “Hope in humanity lost”, It’s either you do something to other or to yourself. Whining doesn’t make you any better, bastard.

      BTW, good move samsung with that metal frame.. now make a more premium rear finish than that “pleather”.

    • Doc says:

      Sinaktan ka ba ni Chot Reyes? Kawawa ka naman.

  6. Sam Sung says:

    Oh… Sammy, you could have done better. Not worth the upgrade, specs wise I don’t see any much improvement. Note 3 users like me will be wasting money for an upgrade unless your f#cking rich, will for Note 5 next year.

  7. gc says:

    What is better Exynos Chip or Snapdragon? :)

  8. jaybee says:

    dont buy Samsung phones. sammy phones installs bloatwares/apps without your permission and you can’t uninstall it.

  9. datuzero says:

    not much of an upgrade, still sticking with my Note3.

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