Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

386 ppi
577 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

74.78 %
66.27 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus, CMOS image sensor, 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: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

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

Features

Continuous autofocus, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling

Front

2 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches (151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm)
5.78 x 2.89 x 0.34 inches (146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm)

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.29 oz (150 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

 
Back: Plastic

Resistance

 
Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature, Humidity

IP certified

 
IP 68

MIL-STD-810 certified

 
Yes

Features

Stylus, Interchangeable covers
 

Colors

Black, Pink, White
Gray, Blue, White

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420

Processor

Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 330
Mali-T760 MP8

RAM

3 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
32 GB, not expandable

Maximum User Storage

 
23 GB

Storage expansion

up to 64 GB
 

OS

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4, 4.3)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity

3200 mAh
3500 mAh

Charging

 
Yes, Qi wireless charging

Talk time

25.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)
24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)

Stand-by time

22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)
14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)
19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 26 days (627 h)
21.0 days (504 hours)
the average is 26 days (627 h)

Music playback

84.00 hours
61.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
16.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 17, 18
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
 

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.0
4.1

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 3.0
USB 2.0

Connector

microUSB
microUSB

Features

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

HDMI

Yes
 

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS

Other

NFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Gesture, Barometer

Notifications

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

Hearing aid compatibility

T3
M3, T3

Other features

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, MHL
DLNA, Wireless screen share

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Nov 07, 2013
May 12, 2015

FCC ID value: A3LSMN9005 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG890A link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.24 W/kg
0.29 W/kg

Body

0.72 W/kg
0.17 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.07 W/kg
1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.04 W/kg
0.40 W/kg

EU SAR

 
 

Head

0.29 W/kg
 
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