Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 4 in September at IFA Berlin and it went on sale in India last month for Rs 58,300. We already went hands on with the Note 4 at IFA and also seen the photo gallery, now lets compare the Note 4 with Galaxy Note 3 that was priced at Rs 49,900 at the time of launch in September last year.
Galaxy Note 4 sports a 5.7-inch (1440 x 2560 pixels) QHD Super AMOLED display and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) with new Samsung UI while the Note 3 has a 5.7-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Super AMOLED display. The former is powered by is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset with quad-core 2.5GHz Krait 450 CPU, Adreno 420 GPU and 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory that can further be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card. While the latter has 1.9 GHz Octa Core ( A15 1.9 GHz ＋ A7 1.3 GHz) Processor and 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, microSD slot (up to 64GB).
Note 4 has a 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture while Note 3 has 2MP front-facing camera with 1080p video recording. Both of them has an earpiece at the center followed by set of proximity sensors and LED notification light.
Both the devices have Samsung’s signature home button with built-in fingerprint sensor. It has backlit capacitive touch buttons on either sides.
The volume rockers have two different buttons on Note 4 are present on the left side and chrome finish while the Note 3 has a single button for volume rocker and is also on the left side.
Power button on both the phones are present on the right side. The Note 4 is 8.5 mm thick and weighs 176 grams while the Note 3 is 8.3mm thick and weighs 168 grams.
On the top the Note 4 has 3.5mm audio jack, infrared LED and the secondary microphone hole are present on the right. Since it has Qualcomm radios for 4G, it has Qualcomm 4G sticker while the Note 3 also has 3.5mm audio jack, infrared LED and the secondary microphone on the top.
The primary microphone, micro USB slot and the S Pen stylus slot are present on the bottom on the Note 4 while the Note 3 has primary microphone, the grilled loudspeaker, the micro USB 3.0 port and the stylus dock for S Pen at the bottom.
The removable back cover on the Note 4 has leather-like finish and that on the Note 3 has a faux leather plastic finish. The camera on Note is 16-megapixel rear camera with Smart OIS, LED flash and 4K video recording. The heart rate sensor is present below the camera. While the Note 3 only has a 13 megapixel camera and the single LED flash.
Along with the back cover, the batteries on both the devices are also removable. Both the phones have large 3200mAh battery and SIM and microSD slots.
The Note 4 is available in frost white, charcoal black, bronze gold and blossom pink colors while Note 3 comes in Jet Black and Classic White colors.