The new flagship device of the Korean Giant has been unveiled. The Samsung Galaxy S III that comes with some commendable features is a top end Android phone that will pose some serious competition in the market. So, in today’s article, we are comparing the S III with another such top end device from the same company: the Samsung Galaxy Note.
Ergonomics and Design:
The S III measures 136.6 mm lengthwise, 70.6 mm breadthwise and 8.6 mm in thickness. It weighs 133 g. The Note on the other hand measures 146.9 mm lengthwise, 83 mm breadthwise and 9.7 mm in thickness. It weighs around 178 g. The phones sport Super AMOLED displays. The S III has introduced a new level to Super AMOLED display by featuring a HD screen based on Pentile matrix. The pentile screen however is not welcome by all. The 4.8 inch screen of the S III has a high resolution of 720 * 1280 pixels. The Note on the other hand, features a 5.3 inch screen with a higher resolution of 800 * 1280 pixels. The screens are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass technology.
The devices have an Android platform. The version in the S III is v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) while that in the Note is the old v2.3 (Gingerbread) and can be updated to Android 4.0. The S III is driven by a quad core Exynos chipset processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. The Note on the other hand has a dual core processor aided by ARM Cortex A9 chipset but with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz.
The S III is available in 3 models based on internal memory – 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. It accommodates 1 GB RAM. The Note has 16 GB internal capacity and 1 GB RAM. Both phones have micro SD slots. The S III can house up to 64 GB while the Note allows memory cards up to 32 GB.
The phones sport 8 MP sensors in the rear with features such as LED flash, geo tagging, auto focus, touch focus, etc. The S III has the facility of simultaneous HD video and image recording. Video capturing has a quality of 1080p and a frame rate of 30 fps. The S III features a 1.9 MP front camera that can shoot 720p video. The Note sports a 2 MP secondary camera.
Both the devices are GSM enabled in 2G & 3G network. HSDPA speed in both devices is 21 Mbps. Wireless network is available via Wi-Fi 802.11, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi hotspot. The devices have a NFC chip. The S III has slight more advanced version of Bluetooth V4.0 whereas Note has Bluetooth 3.0.
The S III is fuelled by a Li-Ion battery rated at 2100 mAh. The Note has a Li-Ion battery with a power rating of 2500 mAh.
The S III is expected to be available at around USD 700 whereas the Note is priced at USD 620.
On the positive points, the S III has better storage capacity, faster processor, better overall performance, etc. However, the Note has a nicer feel to the build quality and the performance of the phone is good but not as much as the S III. Both devices are good in their own ways.