Apple iPhone 5s vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Specs comparison

iphone 5s vs samsung galaxy note 3

In the continuous rise of the smartphone market in the economic part of the world, it is mostly known how the iOS and Android is part of a full-fledged battle in proving to the world which is a better system when it comes to smartphones.

The Apple iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 are two phones which are both known to have power features, representing iOS and Android respectively. With this, it is only proper to check and look at what these phones really have to offer smartphone users around the world.


In terms of general features, the iPhone 5s is seen to be behind the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 when it comes to battery capacity which is the usual flaw of smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a battery capacity of up to 3200 mAh while the iPhone 5s only has a battery capacity of 1570 mAh, only half of the Galaxy Note 3.When it comes to dimensions, the Galaxy Note 3 is by far bigger than the iPhone 5s having a dimension of 151.20 x 79.20 x 8.30 while the iPhone 5s has a dimension of 123.80 x 58.60 x 7.60, making the iPhone 5s much more lighter than the Galaxy Note 3. Most smartphones user will consider that the iPhone 5s will be much handier and pocket friendly compared to the Galaxy Note 3 while Samsung Galaxy Note 3 looks much bulkier. On the other hand, some smartphone users will argue that they prefer the Galaxy Note 3 all because it presents a much more enjoyable and maximized smartphone experience.

Hardware and Software

When it comes to hardware features, the iPhone 5 comes with a 1.3GHz dual core while the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comes with a 1.9GHz octa core, something which is very advanced in the field of smartphones and is considered to be very efficient in terms of professional smartphone use.

In terms of storage capacity, the iPhone comes with a RAM capacity of 1GB, and an internal storage capacity of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB depending on what a consumer chooses and usually this variation in internal storage capacity is what suggests the difference in prices. On the other hand, the Galaxy note 3 has a 32GB internal storage capacity and an expandable storage capacity of up to 64GB via microSD card, something which Apple phones does not offer.

The operating system of the iPhone 5s is iOS 7 while the Galaxy Note 3 comes with an Android 4.3.


The iPhone 5s comes with an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 1.3 megapixel front camera while the Galaxy Note 3 has a 13 megapixel front camera and a 2 megapixel rear camera.

For more thorough specs comparison, visit GSM Arena’s comparison,

Which one to choose?

Smartphone users give deep importance to the value for money when it comes to purchasing smartphones. With these two phones that have been compared, it seems that while the iPhone is much less pricey than the Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Note 3 is a phone that tends to professional use and purposes some smartphone users look for in a phone.

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