9 things that make the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 better than the Galaxy Note 3

9 things that make the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 better than the Galaxy Note 3
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a phone worth being excited about, and you should be perfectly aware of that if you've already read our Galaxy Note 4 hands-on post. What makes Samsung's new phablet better than its predecessor, however, is likely not as well known. That's why we though we'd clear things up a bit. 

Long story short, the Note 4 isn't dramatically different from the Note 3. It is still that S-Pen-equipped phablet with top-notch specs we know and love. But at the same time, a number of changes have been introduced – changes that we're about to go over. So here are 9 major things that make the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 better than the Galaxy Note 3. 

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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36 Comments

1. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

For now, Note 3 > Note 4. Samsung needs to fix that awful TouchWiz UI in the Note 4.

4. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

both have pretty much the same UI though? How does that give note 3 an advantage

16. sgodsell

Posts: 6596; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

GTR722 is just trolling. Do worry the each Note version gets better and better with each iteration. I am going to get one with Samsung's VR headset as well. Also no one mentioned anything about the new Note 4 with the Exynos version being 64 bit (Cortex-A57). That is another great feature, especially when Android L lands with 64 bit support.

30. iphoneplz

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

who said that there will be a 64bit version of exynos in the note4?. right now no one knows what it will be

6. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

For a touch wiz you are calling Note 4 is inferior to Note 3. Dude you really need some Medication! Its not also production model and when it comes tuned it is one of the best devices on market.

9. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

No USB3 this time, hope is no heartrate sensor next time but better camera

13. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

"The awesome 16MP camera from the Galaxy S5 has been transplanted over to the Note 4" WHAT? I thought the sensor was from SONY without ISOCELL

14. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

usb 3.0 was in the note 3 for quicker charging, now that they could achieve it without the bulk that came with usb 3.0, they've gone back to 2.0.

28. Blazers

Posts: 684; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Bulk? I'll take a larger charging port/connector for the speed of 3.0. I've never heard of downgrading features on a new flagship, so this is disappointing. Don't forget....USB isn't just for charging.

31. willard12 unregistered

You either missed or completely ignored the part where he said "they could achieve it without the bulk." So, here you go: "First, the Galaxy Note 4. It comes with a 3220mAh battery that is easily user-replaceable and features rapid charging technology, so that you can get it from zero to 50% charged in just 30 minutes. That is nearly twice as fast as the charging speed of last year's Galaxy Note 3, impressive! How was this achieved? Samsung uses Adaptive Fast Charging & Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0, all features that have so far been available on very few devices."

35. Blazers

Posts: 684; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

And you missed were I said USB isn't just for charging. Data transfers will now be much slower.

20. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

well apparently some dudes have no time and are way too bizzy, millisecond delays in the UI bother them lel.

33. willard12 unregistered

I think it's funny when people say "widgets, usb otg, file manager, hdmi out, nfc, micro sd card, bluetooth transfer, multitasking, megapixels, qhd, drag and drop....I don't need that." But milliseconds, that's what's important.

19. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

oh you really think that so called lag = millisecond delay is going to affect the potential buyers? it's just you fanboys and haters have problem with that. yesterday was a huge flame bait day.

29. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I am doubt about your sense of beauty.

2. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

So it's called Note 4 isn't it. This is why new Models are launched every year.

3. LumianaticOneNote

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

Hey Nick you forget that the new Note 4 charge faster than the Note 3.

5. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I must say that the Note 4, and the Note Edged nailed it. Having LTE A is also making it future proof signal wise for a very long time. I just have to wait for the Nexus to decide now....This will be a challenge since having pure Google software, and fast updates along with a Note sized screen and battery life is what I will be looking for. I just want a larger screen and a bigger battery, and the Note or the Nexus fits the bill. If you want software suite and all the features that make the Note stand out go for it, if screen size battery, and pure Google software appeals to you the Nexus X slides right into place. Motorola is known for signal reception but the Note series are signal beast as well. decisions decisions......

7. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Take that!! Anyone who use any other phone apart from Note 4 will be burnt to death by UV ray!

17. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Just like how any phone without nfc from tomorrow will near to useless...... If you don't like particular option you don't have to use it or don't by the phone at all. For others it may be useful...

8. blitzkreig

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

1 is subjective. Plastic if implemented properly like how Nokia does & even HTC in the E8, has more pros than cons. 8 is pure, unadulterated gimmick. Everything else kicks a$$

24. TerryTerius unregistered

Given the fact that roughly 2 million people are diagnosed with Skin Cancer each year and according to the skin cancer facts site, 90% of those (non melanoma) cases are from over exposure to U.V rays, having the ability to know when you've been exposed to too much Ultraviolet Radiation is not a "gimmick". That's the very definition of useful.

10. adecvat

Posts: 584; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

3. And laggy Touchwiz + QHD will eat this 6. Software => xda 7. Gimmick 8. Gimmick -1 No MicroUSB 3.0

11. Login

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

Damdung Note4 with only 3Gb Ram? The Meizu 4 pro has 4Gb Ram.

18. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Meiz...what?

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Does anyone have info on the '4's OIS module? Specifically whether it is 3-axis (like what is supplied with Lumia OIS)? If it is 3 axis, I am sold.

15. supermario

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

There's also fast charging.

21. droidmanX

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 25, 2014

My Note 3 Neo charges 0 to 100% in 1 and half hours or less with USB 2.0 micro usb slot. I am sure Note 4 will be same or even faster. Yes I am disappointed that USB 3.0 is missing in Note 4 which will make Note 3 users happy. I hope not having USB 3.0 in Note 4 doesn't turn out to be a deal breaker. And we don't have to use Touchwiz. we can always install Nova launcher or Apex launcher or any other launcher.

22. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

No mention of Gear VR? It's the only reason why I want to upgrade my Note 3.

23. caesantos

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

People only talk about Note 4 Snap 805. What about Exynos version?

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