Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Top 41 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S4

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Note 2

anonymous
2185
Faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 1.9 GHz
vs
4 x 1.6 GHz
18.75% faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1845
Significantly higher pixel density
Comment
441 ppi
vs
267 ppi
1.65x higher pixel density
anonymous
1328
Distinctly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
13 MP
vs
8 MP
1.63x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
1286
Appreciably higher resolution
Comment
1920x1080 px
vs
1280x720 px
2.25x higher resolution
anonymous
1033
Amply more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
2 MP
vs
1.9 MP
5.26% more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
661
Way lighter
Comment
130 g
vs
183 g
53 g lighter
anonymous
563
Thinner
Comment
7.9 mm
vs
9.4 mm
1.50 mm thinner
anonymous
543
Noticeably faster downloads
Comment
100 MBits/s
vs
21 MBits/s
4.76x faster downloads
anonymous
493
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
378
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
216
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
anonymous
194
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.
anonymous
192
Has manual exposure
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
anonymous
186
Substantially smaller semiconductor size
Comment
28 nm
vs
32 nm
4 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
anonymous
176
Measurably faster uploads
Comment
50 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
8.68x faster uploads
anonymous
172
Has a CMOS sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
anonymous
168
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
752
vs
478
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
125
Distinctly narrower
Comment
69.8 mm
vs
80.5 mm
10.70 mm narrower
anonymous
80
Sizably higher memory bandwidth
Comment
12.8 GB/s
vs
6.4 GB/s
6.40 GB/s higher memory bandwidth. A higher memory bandwidth means the memory can be accessed faster and therefore data can be retrieved quicker, having a positive effect on the performance.
anonymous
68
Shorter
Comment
136.6 mm
vs
151.1 mm
14.50 mm shorter
Faizan Ali
13
Ir blaster
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Have a ir blaster
Navjot Sethi
5
Support 4k
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Because of 4.4 kitkat android
Ondřej Fako
3
Samsung
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Yogesh Dembla
2
Has soft feather touch button for settings
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Filsuf Navas
2
Has functional NFC
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Maxwell Luk
2
Cheaper parts
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Replacing parts (battery or screen etc) is much cheaper due to the high production and popularity
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064AB
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064AB
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190
Has integrated LTE
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
anonymous
144
Appreciably higher ram speed
Comment
600 MHz
vs
400 MHz
200 MHz higher ram speed. It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
anonymous
91
Has dynamic frequency scaling
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
Qualcomm Krait 300
Yes
vs
No
Top 4 Reasons for Qualcomm Krait 300
anonymous
75
Notably wider front-end
Comment
3
vs
2
1 wider front-end. The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
anonymous
67
Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
anonymous
43
Substantially more bits executed at a time
Comment
128
vs
64
64 more bits executed at a time. NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
anonymous
38
Sizably newer version of VFP
Comment
4
vs
3
1 newer version of VFP. Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.
Qualcomm Adreno 320 (450MHz)
Yes
vs
No
Top 4 Reasons for Qualcomm Adreno 320 (450MHz)
anonymous
114
Clearly higher floating-point performance
Comment
0.057 TFLOPS
vs
0.02 TFLOPS
0.04 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance. Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
anonymous
75
Clearly higher pixel rate
Comment
3.2 GPixel/s
vs
0.5 GPixel/s
2.70 GPixel/s higher pixel rate. The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.
anonymous
66
Newer version of OpenGL ES
Comment
3
vs
2
Newer version of OpenGL ES. OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
anonymous
50
Newer version of OpenVG
Comment
3
vs
1.1
Newer version of OpenVG. OpenVG is used to improve the rendering of 2D graphics on mobile devices, for example the user interface (UI) on a smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S4 is better than Samsung Galaxy Note 2 because...

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Top Ten Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S4

anonymous
2741
More battery power
Comment
3100 mAh
vs
2600 mAh
19.23% more battery power
anonymous
1462
A bit bigger screen size
Comment
5.5 "
vs
5 "
10% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
680
Has stereo speakers
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
anonymous
456
Has a radio
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
anonymous
409
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
115
Vastly lower SAR for body (USA)
Comment
0.95 W/kg
vs
1.55 W/kg
0.60 W/kg lower SAR for body (USA). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at hip level. The legal limit is 1.6 W/kg in the USA.
anonymous
106
Appreciably lower SAR for head (USA)
Comment
0.23 W/kg
vs
0.85 W/kg
0.62 W/kg lower SAR for head (USA). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at head level. The legal limit is 1.6 W/kg in the USA.
anonymous
82
Has directory organization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A directory helps to keep your music, videos and e-books organized and easy to find.
Aiden Richardson
46
Has a stylus
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A stylus lets you draw on the screen and take notes like with a pen
Samsung Exynos 4412
Yes
vs
No
Top 0 Reasons for Samsung Exynos 4412
ARM Mali 400 MP4
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for ARM Mali 400 MP4
anonymous
219
Appreciably 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.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is better than Samsung Galaxy S4 because...

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