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Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy Note

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Not that the Note is slow, but the GS III is actually instantaneous when it's taking images (which is a feature made possible by Android 4). Overall, we prefer the camera UI of the Galaxy S III a bit more, since it has some more of the important settings accessible directly from the initial screen.

Images taken with both handsets are practically indistinguishable. It's as if there's a tad bit more sharpness with the Note's photos, but that doesn't necessarily mean that there will be more detail. While the LED flash of the Note is by no means bad, the one of the Galaxy S III is even better, being able to easily illuminate a whole room. We're content with the results that we got with these cameras – they captured some very good shots.

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Samsung Galaxy NoteIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy NoteIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy NoteIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy NoteIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy Note

The 1080p is also quite similar, but the GS III manages to gain the upper hand with a slightly more detailed video. The recorded audio tracks of both don't sound particularly clean, but Note's captured audio sounds somewhat more irritating to the ears.

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Multimedia:

Samsung has upgraded its music player coming with the TouchWiz Nature UX (mostly visually), so the GS III is a bit better-equipped than the Note, although this is nothing that you can't fix with a third-party app.

The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy Note
The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy Note
The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy Note
The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy Note

Music player - Samsung Galaxy Note - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy Note
Video player - Samsung Galaxy Note - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy Note

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Watching video is much better on the Galaxy Note, due to its gargantuan 5.3” display. Since the two screens are pretty much identical in terms of technology (except for the size), and both phones can play the same file types, the Note should be the clear choice if one is sooo into watching movies on their mobile device.

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