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Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Galaxy Note

This is a follow up post to my earlier Galaxy S3 post. Some friends read the post and ask me “why not the Galaxy Note”. So here’s my reply… a summarized Galaxy S3 vs Galaxy Note comparison.

Samsung Galaxy S3 (Midnight Blue)

This comparison is based on my research on the internet and my experience in using the Galaxy S2. It is to justify why I should be upgrading to the Galaxy S3 and not the Galaxy Note or the HTC One X or the highly-anticipated iPhone 5.

Galaxy S3 vs HTC One X vs iPhone 4S

Galaxy S3 New Feature Highlights

Eye-tracking, inbuilt Wi-Fi Direct, S Voice(a Siri alternative) and Direct Call. Actually, I’m not sure if I would be using all these new features. However, I think the eye-tracking or “Smart Stay” which keeps the display on as long as you’re looking at it and “Direct Call” which reduces the need to tap to call a number probably the more useful ones.

Look and Feel: Galaxy S3 vs Galaxy Note

Curvier, thinner and lighter than the Galaxy Note. Faster user interface. Faster camera as in no shutter lag.

Most importantly, the Galaxy S3 could still squeeze it into a shirt or trouser pocket.

Usability: Galaxy S3 vs Galaxy Note

  • Cleaner, less cluttered user interface
  • Camera with virtually no shutter lag
  • 20GB Dropbox cloud storage for 2 years

Technical Specs: Galaxy S3 vs Galaxy Note

  • Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich) vs Android 2.3(Gingerbread)
  • Exynos 4 quad SoC quad-core 1.5Ghz CPU vs dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.4GHz CPU
  • 4.8″ Super AMOLED Plus HD display(720×1280) vs 5.3″ HD Super AMOLED(800×1280)
  • 3G HSDPA & 4G LTE 700 vs 3G HSDPA only
  • 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm vs 146.9 x 83x 9.7mm
  • 133 grams vs 178 grams
  • Micro SIM vs Standard SIM
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