TechInsights Stacks Apple iPhone 5s vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3

        TechInsights Stacks Apple iPhone 5s vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Delivers More Value with Better Display and Faster Processor

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OTTAWA, Ontario, Oct. 1, 2013

OTTAWA, Ontario, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --TechInsights announces findings
of quick turn comparison of the Apple™ iPhone 5S and the Samsung™ Galaxy Note


TechInsights has put both phones under the microscope to see how they measure
up against one another. The result? Let's just say that in a world of big is
better the Galaxy Note 3 clearly outclasses the iPhone 5s.

While it can be argued that the Note 3 is a phablet (a category it created)
and the iPhone 5s remains a 'traditional' smartphone both of these devices are
pitting leading-edge design and technologies in a race to generate millions in

Both devices are LTE based smartphones and both are available on a two year
contract for $299.99^1 or without contract for $799.99^2, but that is where
the similarities end.

TechInsights' cost estimates place the 32 GB version of the iPhone 5s at $200
to make vs. the 32 GB Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at $237.50. So, which device
would be the better buy for the customer? Clearly Samsung is placing more
money into the Galaxy Note 3, but what does the customer get for that money?

Let's compare costs by function:

Display: The iPhone 5s is an evolution of the iPhone 5 and sports a 4 inch IPS
TFT display with 1136 x 640 pixels. In contrast the Galaxy Note 3 contains a
5.7 inch Super AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 full HD display.The Galaxy
Note 3 display is bigger, sports a brighter display based on AMOLED technology
and is full HD. Likewise, the cost of the Galaxy Note 3 display/touch system
is approximately $32 more than that of the iPhone 5s.

Battery: The battery pack in the Note 3 is over twice the capacity of the
iPhone 5s. One would expect the Galaxy Note 3 would handily outperform the
iPhone 5s with battery life, but based on power consumption, that may not be
the case. At any rate, the cost of the battery pack is about double that of
the iPhone 5s.

Camera: The Galaxy Note 3 packs more megapixels in their cameras, but the
iPhone 5s has focused their attention on things like low light conditions and
increasing software augmented camera features, such as slow motion. Given the
different focuses, we believe the camera costs are a wash.

The Galaxy Note 3 uses a 2.3 GHz quad-core, 32 bit ARMv7 processor compared to
a 1.3 GHz dual-core, 64 bit ARMv8 processor in the iPhone 5s. The Galaxy Note
3 wins the race for pure horsepower and it does so while saving about $12.50
compared to the iPhone 5s.

Overall, Samsung has delivered superior value with the features that are most
important to the customer – better display and a faster processor.

Get the detailed cost comparison

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^1 Galaxy Note 3 from Best Buy
^2 Apple iPhone 5s from Best Buy

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