The Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 3 are bitter rivals. Both are great handsets which Samsung has made. The S5 was released on Feb 2014 while the Galaxy Note 3 was released on September 2013. The handsets have almost the same rating. Both have a user rating of 9.5. The Galaxy Note 3 PhoneArena rating is 9.0 whereas the Galaxy S5 has a rating of 9.1.

Galaxy S5 versus Galaxy Note 3

  1. Design

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The Galaxy S5 has the Android (4.42, 5.0) OS updates. The device has a dimension of 142 X 72.5 X 8.1 mm and a weight of 145g (5.11oz).

The Galaxy Note 3 operates with the Android (4.4, 4.4.4, 4.3, 5.0) OS updates. It has a dimension of 151 X 79.2 X 8.3 mm. The handset is slightly heavier than the S5 with a weight of 168g (5.93 oz.)

  1. Display

The S5 has a screen of 5.1 inches. The display of the S5’s screen is 1080 X 1920 pixels and a pixel density of 432 ppi. The display is of Super AMOLED technology with a screen to body ratio of 69.76%. It has a multi-touch touchscreen with the features below:

  • Proximity sensor
  • Light sensor
  • Scratch resistant glass

The Note 3 has a bigger screen size than the Galaxy S5. The display resolution is the same to that of the S5 with a pixel density of 386 ppi. The device screen is also of a Super AMOLED technology. It has a screen to body ratio of 74.88%. It also has a multi-touch touchscreen. The Note 3 features are exactly the same to those of the S5. The Note 3 seems to have a better display than the S5.

  1. Camera

The Galaxy S5 has a 16 megapixels back camera with a LED flash and a 2.1 megapixels front camera. It has an aperture size of F2.2 and a focal length of 31mm. The Camera has a sensor size of 1/2.6” and a Pixel size of 1.12 μm. The S5 camera has the features below:

  • Back illuminated sensor
  • Face detection
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Digital zoom
  • Self-timer
  • Geo tagging
  • Touch to focus
  • Phase detection autofocus
  • Voice activation

The S5 has the camcorder of 1080p HD with the features below:

  • Continuous autofocus
  • HDR
  • Video Calling
  • Digital image stabilization

The Galaxy Note 3 has a 13 megapixels back camera with a LED flash and a 2 megapixels front camera. The back a camera has an aperture size of F2.2 and a focal length of 31mm. The Note 3 has a camera sensor size of 1.12 μm. The Note 3 camera has the features below:

  • CMOS image sensor
  • Back illuminated sensor
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Smile detection
  • Face detection
  • Geo tagging
  • Digital zoom
  • Touch to focus
  • Autofocus
  • Self-timer

The handset also has a camcorder of 1080p HD. The Note 3 Camcorder has the features below:

  • Continuous autofocus
  • Video calling
  • Video light

The Galaxy S5 seems to have a relatively better camera with great features than the Note 3

  1. Battery

The S5 has a battery life of 21 hours during talk time and 16.2 days during stand-by time. The battery life can last for 67 hours during music playback and 13 hours during video playback. The S5 battery has a capacity of 2800 mAh.

The Galaxy Note 3 can sustain its battery life for 25 hours during talk time and 22.0 days during cell stand-by time. The handset can sustain battery life for 84 hours during music playback and 13 hours during video playback. The Note 3 has a battery capacity of 3200 mAh.

The Galaxy Note 3 has a better battery than the Galaxy Note 3.

  1. Multimedia

The Galaxy S5 music player features are; Background playback and Album art cover. The Filter by of the S5 music player is divided into: Artist, Album, Playlists, and Genre. The handset also has a YouTube player.

The Galaxy Note 3 music player features are; Preset equalizer, Background playback and Album art cover. The Filter by is divided into; Artist, Album and Playlists. Likewise the handset also has the YouTube player.

  1. Hardware

The Galaxy S5 uses a Quad-core 2500 MHz processor and a Graphic processor of Adreno 330. Moreover, the device has a system memory of 2048 MB RAM and a built in storage of 32GB. The Device has a MicroSD slot of up to 128GB.

The Galaxy Note 3 has a Quad-core processor of 2300 MHz and a graphic processor of Adreno 330. The Note 3 has a system memory of 3072 MB and a 64 GB built-in storage. The handset has a micro SD slot of up to 64 GB.

The Note 3 hardware is greater than that of the S5.

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