If you have been trying to make a decision between Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Zoom and Galaxy Note 3, we have here a comparison to help you make a calculated decision and choose the best device for you.
Display and Design
Samsung equipped the Galaxy S4 Zoom with a Super AMOLED touch screen measuring 4.3 inches, which can render a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. The dimensions of this device are: 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm. The smartphone weighs 208 g.
On the other hand, Samsung equipped the Galaxy Note 3 with a bigger 5.7 inches Super AMOLED display that renders a superior resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. This device is naturally bigger (dimensions: 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm) but it is thinnest and lighter than the S4 Zoom, weighing 168 g.
Hardware and Operating System
The processor featured on the Galaxy S4 Zoom is a the Cortex A9 which is a dual core clocked at 1.5 GHz. The chipset that comes along is the +XMM6262 Pega-Dual model. The device supports 1.5 GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64GB with the help of a microSD card). The operating system is the Android Jelly Bean OS.
The processor that powers the Galaxy Note 3 is the Krait 400 which is a quad core that works at 2.3 GHz. The phablet comes with 3GB of RAM and multiple internal storage options: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB (expandable via microSD card up to 64GB). This device also runs on Android Jelly Bean.
When talking about the rear camera, we can see that the S4 Zoom features a better camera of 16MP (optical image stabilization + 10x optical zoom + Xenon flash). The rear camera on the Note 3 has 13MP (autofocus + LED flash).
When talking about the front camera, Note 3’s camera is slightly better having 2MP, while the S4 Zoom has a 1.9MP front-facing camera.
If you’re on your phone all the time but you’re not very often at home, you are probably interested in a long lasting battery life. In this case, you should opt for the Galaxy Note 3, which has a Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery unit which is estimated to last around 21 hours of talking time (3G).
The Galaxy S4 Zoom has a Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery unit which will also last you an alright period of time: 13 hours of talking time (3G).
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom: $327.49
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (16GB): $574.99