The big day at IFA has come and gone but sadly there has been no official announcement of the rumoured HTC One Max phablet. Nonetheless today Samsung announced their new Galaxy Note 3 phablet and we went hands on alongside a quick comparison with the HTC One.
Here’s our quick comparison video between these two flagships:
The two devices are classes apart in terms of both design and specifications – whilst the HTC One has a 4.7 inch Full HD display offering best-in-class 468ppi pixel density, the Galaxy Note 3 comes with a 5.7 inch Full HD 1080p Super AMOLED display that promises vibrant colours and deep blacks.
Under the hood is the biggest change – the HTC One is powered by 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and features 2GB RAM whilst Samsung have gone all out in the Galaxy Note 3, equipping their flagship phablet with a superfast 2.3 GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 processor for LTE markets and 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 5 processor for non-LTE markets. Both variants also come with 3GB RAM and run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with 32GB internal memory as the lowest memory option.
On the back is yet another key difference – whilst the HTC One records video in 1080p Full HD at 30 frames per second, the Galaxy Note 3 is the world’s first smartphone to support 4K Ultra High Def video recording. The Galaxy Note 3 can also record video in Full HD 1080p at a best-in-class 60 frames per second.
They may be targeting different markets but the HTC One and Galaxy Note 3 show the best their respective manufacturers have to offer.