Samsung Galaxy Note3 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Google Pixel 4a

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

5.7 inches
5.1 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 386 PPI
2560 x 1440 pixels, 577 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 444 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

74.78 %
70.48 %
82.53 %

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
60Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SM7150-AA

Processor:

Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 470, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU:

Adreno 330
Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 618

RAM:

3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB
128GB, not expandable
128GB (UFS 2.1), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 64 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4, 4.3)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (11, 10)

Battery

Capacity:

3200 mAh
2550 mAh
3140 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Fast charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
USB Power Delivery

Max charge speed:

Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

13 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

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

Features:

Continuous autofocus, Video light, EIS, Video calling
OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
EIS

Front:

2 MP
5 MP (HDR)
8 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches (151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm)
5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)
5.67 x 2.73 x 0.32 inches (144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm)

Weight:

5.93 oz (168.0 g)
4.87 oz (138.0 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Stylus, Interchangeable covers
Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Pink, White
Black, Gold, Blue, White
Just black

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 8(900), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

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
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer
Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer, Sound effects
aptX, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, MHL
DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.1
5.1

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 3.0
microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Charging, OTG, Video out, Mass storage device
Mass storage device, Charging
Charging

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

T3
M3, T3
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Nov 07, 2013
Mar 02, 2015
Jun 25, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMN9005
A3LSMG920A
A4RG025J

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.24 W/kg
0.49 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Body:

0.72 W/kg
0.96 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.07 W/kg
1.25 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.04 W/kg
1.04 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

EU SAR:

Head:

0.29 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 349

In The Box:

18W USB-C power adapter, 1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 04, 2013
Mar 01, 2015
Aug 03, 2020
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