Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus

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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

386 ppi
401 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

74.78 %
67.91 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm

Flash

LED
Dual LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Continuous autofocus, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches (151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm)
6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches (158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm)

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

 
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Stylus, Interchangeable covers
 

Colors

Black, Pink, White
Gold, Gray, Silver

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

DLNA, MHL
 

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Apple A8

Processor

Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 330
PowerVR GX6450

RAM

3 GB
1 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
128 GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDHC up to 64 GB
 

OS

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4, 4.3)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot

USB

microUSB, USB 3.0
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging, Video out
Mass storage device

HDMI

Yes
 

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Other

NFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 17, 18
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3200 mAh
2915 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Talk time

25.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
 

Stand-by time

22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
 

Internet use

 
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours

Music playback

84.00 hours
80.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
14.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Nov 07, 2013
Sep 09, 2014

FCC ID value: A3LSMN9005 link
FCC ID value: BCG-E2817A link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.24 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Body

0.72 W/kg
0.49 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.07 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.04 W/kg
0.49 W/kg

EU SAR

 
 

Head

0.29 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

MSRP price

 
$ 949
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