Samsung Galaxy Note 3 3G N9000 Nokia N900

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Nokia N900

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 3G N9000

Reasons to consider the Galaxy Note 3

4G, Android-4.3-Jelly-Bean
Network Much faster max data speeds LTE (150 mbps) vs HSDPA (7.2 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 21x faster)
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1920x1080 vs 480x800 Around 5.5x higher resolution screen
Multitasking Runs multiple apps at once Yes vs No Switch between running apps, surf the web while talking on skype for example
Compass Integrated compass Yes vs No Map and navigation apps know which direction you're facing even when you're standing still
Processor Much faster processor Unknown, 1900 MHz vs ARM Cortex-A8, 600 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (more than 3x faster)
Camera resolution Much higher resolution camera 13 MP vs 5 MP Take photos with more than 2.5x more detail for larger prints
App store Many more apps available Android App Market vs Nokia Ovi Store The Android App Market has over 400,000 apps vs 43,535 (more than 9x more)
Bluetooth Much newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Thickness Much thinner 8 mm vs 20 mm 2.3x thinner
Wifi Significantly faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11g (54 mbps) Higher bandwidth streaming at hotspots (around 3x faster)
Screen PPI Significantly higher PPI screen 386 PPI vs 265 PPI Around 50% crisper display of text, images and video
Screen size Significantly larger screen 5.7" vs 3.5" More than 2.5x larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080 x 1920 @ 30fps vs 848 x 480 @ 25fps Shoots high resolution standard resolution video at a higher frame rate
Size Smaller 79x151x8 mm vs 59x110x19 mm More than 20% smaller
RAM Slightly more memory (RAM) 3072 MB vs 256 MB 12x more RAM, typically more responsive and better for multitasking
Weight Slightly lighter 168 g vs 181 g Around 10% lighter
Nokia N900

Reasons to consider the N900

3.5G, Nokia Maemo 5
FM Transmitter Includes an FM transmitter Yes vs No Listen to music through your car stereo without cables
Keyboard Has a full keyboard QWERTY keyboard vs None Almost the same
FM Radio Built-in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Internal storage Tons of space for storing movies, photos, and music
32 GB
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Note 3386 PPI
N900265 PPI
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Note 313 MP
N9005 MP
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Note 3Android App Market
N900Nokia Ovi Store
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard
Weight Heavy
Note 3168 g
N900181 g


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 3G N9000 Nokia N900 Nokia N900


Which phone do you like, and why?

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