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Apple iPhone 5S vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Top 25 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5S

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Note 3

anonymous
614
Every pixel has three subpixels
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
anonymous
495
Direct updates by OS vendor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be updated directly by the OS vendor, so no need to wait until the manufacturer or network provider releases an update.
anonymous
393
Vastly lighter
Comment
112 g
vs
168 g
56 g lighter
anonymous
370
Marginally thinner
Comment
7.6 mm
vs
8.3 mm
0.70 mm thinner
anonymous
327
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
298
Has an IPS screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.
anonymous
235
Has a flash w/ dual-LEDs
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Two LEDs are brighter than flashes with just one LED.
anonymous
151
Vastly more microphone(s)
Comment
3
vs
2
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
anonymous
114
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
1347
vs
933
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
109
Has a fingerprint scanner
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
anonymous
68
Has AF tracking
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
anonymous
68
Faster Internet browser (Browsermark 2.0)
Comment
3451
vs
3297
4.67% faster Internet browser (Browsermark 2.0)
anonymous
62
Supports 64-bit
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.
anonymous
25
Has AirPlay
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screen, video and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles or present your slideshows easily on your TV.
Charles Birdsong
2
It isn't better.
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Your only looking at the stuff that makes the Iphone have the slight edge.
Panagiotis Argyrakis
1
Its more portable
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The mobile phones made to be portable 4inch screen a larger screen then i prefer a tablet
anonymous
-60
Measurably narrower
Comment
58.6 mm
vs
79 mm
20.40 mm narrower
anonymous
-132
Notably less body volume
Comment
55.1 cm³
vs
99 cm³
1.80x less body volume
anonymous
-155
Explicitly shorter
Comment
123.8 mm
vs
151.2 mm
27.40 mm shorter
Apple A7
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Apple A7
anonymous
47
Notably wider front-end
Comment
6
vs
3
3 wider front-end. The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430
anonymous
37
Newer version of OpenGL ES
Comment
3.1
vs
3
Newer version of OpenGL ES. OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
Apple Cyclone
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Apple Cyclone
anonymous
36
Has AES
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
iOS 7.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for iOS 7.0
Daniel Smith
1
Has siri which is better than google nownew
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It is quicker and nicer looking
anonymous
73
Has a child lock
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
anonymous
44
Has turn by turn directions
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
Daniel Smith
-16
Has Airdrop
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It lets you quickly and easily share photos, videos, contacts and anything else from any app with a Share button.

Apple iPhone 5S is better than Samsung Galaxy Note 3 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 38 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Compared to Apple iPhone 5S

anonymous
2144
Vastly more battery power
Comment
3200 mAh
vs
1570 mAh
2.04x more battery power
anonymous
1639
Appreciably faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.3 GHz
vs
2 x 1.3 GHz
3.54x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1361
Higher pixel density
Comment
388 ppi
vs
326 ppi
19.02% higher pixel density
anonymous
1177
Notably more RAM memory
Comment
3 GB
vs
1 GB
2 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
1059
Way bigger screen size
Comment
5.7 "
vs
4 "
42.50% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
978
Sizably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
13 MP
vs
8 MP
1.63x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
967
Considerably higher resolution
Comment
1920x1080 px
vs
1136x640 px
2.85x higher resolution
anonymous
777
Has an external memory slot
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
anonymous
692
Significantly more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
2 MP
vs
1.2 MP
1.67x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
613
Has branded damage resistant glass
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
anonymous
524
Has built-in optical image stabilization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect vibrations of the camera. The lens and / or sensor move in response, adjusting the optical path. This ensures that any motion is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
anonymous
519
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
385
Can be charged via standard USB cable
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
anonymous
356
Has USB mass storage support
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
anonymous
348
Has NFC
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
anonymous
345
Wireless charging
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
anonymous
331
Is DLNA certified
Comment
Yes
vs
No
All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
anonymous
326
Notably better video recording quality
Comment
2160 x 30 fps
vs
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
anonymous
324
Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Comment
Yes
vs
No
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
anonymous
119
Supports ANT+
Comment
Yes
vs
No
ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.
Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
Yes
vs
No
Top 13 Reasons for Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
anonymous
348
Supports 4K resolution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
anonymous
309
Supports widgets
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
anonymous
226
The browser has word wrap
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
anonymous
109
Is a multi-user system
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
83
Has offline voice recognition
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.
anonymous
80
Is free and open source
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.
anonymous
75
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
66
Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Aiden Richardson
35
Sharing menu
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The sharing menu is best on Android
Karthik Thangavelu
2
Has Google maps
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Google maps is way better than here maps
Karthik Thangavelu
2
Has a lot of customization options
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Karthik Thangavelu
2
Has Google now which is better than SIRI
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420
anonymous
48
Distinctly more CPU threads
Comment
4
vs
2
2 more CPU threads. More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
anonymous
31
Uses big.LITTLE technology
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores in order to maximise performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximise battery life.
anonymous
28
Uses HMP
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) is a more advanced version of big.LITTLE technology. In this setup, a processor can utilise all cores at the same time, or just a single core for low-intensity tasks. This can provide powerful performance or increased battery life respectively.
ARM Mali T628 MP6
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for ARM Mali T628 MP6
anonymous
99
Notably faster GPU clock speed
Comment
533 MHz
vs
450 MHz
83 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
anonymous
46
Newer version of DirectX
Comment
11
vs
10
Newer version of DirectX. DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is better than Apple iPhone 5S because...

Yes
vs
No

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