Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Vs Nexus 5: Specs, Hardware, And Price Showdown! Which Device Is The Ideal Purchase For Consumers?


Which gadget is best suited for consumers to purchase? We pit the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet against the Nexus 5 smartphone to see which is better.

In terms of design and display, the Nexus 5 has a True HD IPS+ display which measures 4.95 inches. Its resolution can render up to 1080 x 1920 pixels. The smartphone weighs 130 grams and it features following dimensions: 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on the other hand has a larger 5.7 inches touch screen which is a Super AMOLED and that renders the same resolution as the Nexus smartphone. The tablet is larger than its competitor with dimensions: 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm and it also heavier weighing at 168 grams.

For the hardware and OS, the Nexus 5 is equipped with a Krait 400 processor which is a quad core working at 2.3 GHz. The chipset that the smartphone has is the Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 from Qualcomm and the handset supports a 2GB of RAM with two variants of internal storage: 16GB and 32GB (there is no microSD slot, so the memory is not expandable). The smartphone runs on the Android KitKat.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has the same Krait 400 processor (quad core working at 2.3 GHz), while the chipset featured on the phablet is the Snapdragon 800 from Qualcomm. It supports 3GB of RAM and has multiple internal storage options: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB (this device has a microSD slot, which means that the memory is expandable up to 64GB). It runs on the Android Jelly Bean (upgradable to Android KitKat).

For battery usage and camera specs, the Nexus 5 is equipped with a 2300 mAh Li-Po battery unit which is estimated to last up to 17 hours of talking time (3G), while the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a 3200 mAh Li-Ion battery which is approximated to last around 21 hours of talking time.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a 13MP rear camera (autofocus + LED flash), and a front camera has 2MP. the Nexus 5 on the other hand has an 8MP rear-facing camera, while the front-facing camera has 1.3MP.

The Nexus 5 16GB version cost $372.49, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (16GB) cost around $574.99.

So which gadget is best suited for consumers? Sound off your comments right here!

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