iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Price,features and who’s better

Perfect for purposeful imagination is what iPhone 5S is. What of Galaxy Note 3? Which one's for you.

Written by Muhammad Zulqarnain Zulfi | New Delhi | Published:September 11, 2013 3:16 pm

Apple Inc unveiled two standout smartphones in the form of iPhone 5C and 5S on Tuesday. Since comparisons with the nearest rival are a must,we provide here grist for the wagging tongues by providing top specs of both the iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Let the gadget wars begin:

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 boasts of a larger screen and a ‘much more enhanced’ S Pen and Apple Inc. iPhone 5S banks on its much improved A7 chip with 64-bit architecture,M7 motion coprocessor and Fingerprint identity sensor.

Graphic: Apple iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C

Graphic: Compare Phone 5S vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Nokia Lumia 925 vs BlackBerry Z10

iPhone 5S is purposefully imagined. Meticulously considered. Precision crafted. It’s not just a product of what’s technologically possible. But what’s technologically useful. It’s not just what’s next. But what should be next.

iPhone 5S

Available in silver,gold,and space gray,iPhone 5s features an A7 chip,a Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor,ultrafast LTE wireless,an iSight camera with a larger 8MP sensor,and iOS 7.

On the other hand,the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 adds delight to daily tasks and infuses innovative features that help consumers tell the story of their lives. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 delivers a larger and better screen for the best viewing experience and more powerful multitasking,and introduces significant S Pen improvements that make everyday life easier and faster.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Enhanced S Pen features and larger screen optimized for multitasking provide a delightful mobile experience that brings passions to life

iPhone 5S

iPhone 5S

* Available in silver,gold,and space gray,iPhone 5s features an A7 chip,a Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor,ultrafast LTE wireless,an iSight camera with a larger 8MP sensor,and iOS 7.

* Estimated price 16GB ($199),32GB ($299),64GB ($399).

* Dimensions:

Height: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)

Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)

Depth: 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)

Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)

* Will work on A7 chip with 64-bit architecture,M7 motion coprocessor

* Touch ID – Fingerprint identity sensor is a new feature in iPhone 5S

* 4-inch (diagonal) Retina display,1136-by-640 resolution,326 ppi

* Camera: 8 megapixels with 1.5µ pixels,ƒ/2.2 aperture ,Sapphire crystal lens cover,True Tone flash,Backside illumination sensor,Five-element lens,Hybrid IR filter,Autofocus,Tap to focus ,Face detection,panorama,Burst mode,Photo geotagging

* Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery,Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter,Talk time: Up to 10 hours on 3G,Standby time: Up to 250 hours,Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G,up to 10 hours on LTE,up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi ,Video playback: Up to 10 hours,Audio playback: Up to 40 hours.

Touch ID: Fingerprint identity sensor

iPhone 5S

The very first iPhone introduced the world to the idea of touch as the most natural way to interact with a smartphone. Touch to hear a song. Touch to browse the web. Touch to take a picture. All of it began with something perfectly simple: your finger. And now we’ve taken touch to the next logical place with Touch ID,the fingerprint identity sensor. Your fingerprint is the perfect password. You always have it with you. And no one can ever guess what it is. But beyond that,it just made sense to us that your phone should recognize you. It should learn you. Not require you to memorize and enter passwords in order to use it. We also knew the right place to locate the sensor was where you naturally touch your iPhone — on the Home button. But how could we fit all the technology that sensors require in such a small space?

That required a team of biometric experts and hardware engineers to rethink how sensor technology works and redesign the iconic Home button. Made from laser-cut sapphire crystal,the surface of the button directs the image of your finger to a capacitive touch sensor,which reads beneath the outer layers of your skin to get a detailed print. Surrounding the button is a stainless steel ring that detects your finger,wakes the sensor,and improves the signal-to-noise ratio. Software then reads the ridges of your print and finds the match to unlock your phone. It’s all highly advanced technology that simply disappears as you use it. So you don’t notice anything. Except how unlocking your iPhone is suddenly so effortless.

Samsung Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comes with a wider (5.7inch) full HD Super AMOLED display,yet slimmer (8.3mm) and lighter (168g) hardware design,and more powerful and longer lasting (3,200mAh) battery. Also,equipped with a 13 megapixel rear camera with Smart Stabilization and high CRI LED flash,Samsung Galaxy Note 3 enables users to crisply capture every visual story in their lives,even in low light and active situations. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 offers the latest LTE technologies – CAT4 Carrier Aggregation and supports the greatest number of multiple frequencies. Incorporating the industry’s largest 3GB RAM,the Galaxy Note 3 also provides faster and more powerful performance. The device will be available in 140 countries from September 25 starting at price tag of $860 and the worldwide availability will be from October.

Balancing Galaxy Note 3’s strength with artistic design

In addition to meaningful technological advancements,Samsung Galaxy Note 3 delivers a new premium look and feel. Expanding on the modern Samsung Galaxy design approach,Samsung Galaxy Note 3 adds a soft and textured-touch back cover and delicate stitching. It also features a serration pattern on the side of the device that evokes a connection to the timeless and enduring strengths of classic notebooks and planners. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be available in Jet Black,Classic White and Blush Pink. In order to encourage its customers to express their personality and taste,Samsung will also offer exchangeable back covers in dozens of additional colors at launch.

Highlights

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

* Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)

* 5.7inch (144.3mm) Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)

* 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm,168g

Apple iPhone 5S

* A7 chip with 64-bit architecture,M7 motion coprocessor

* 4-inch Retina display

* Fingerprint identity sensor is a new feature in iPhone 5S

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