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5 Ways the iPhone 5s Beats the Galaxy Note 3



The iPhone 5s is continually one of the best smartphones users can buy and more often we are seeing users compare it with the large screen Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

While Apple enjoyed a major lead over the Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2, the Galaxy Note 3 marked a big improvement for Samsung bringing this phablet in to the buying consideration of more shoppers.

If you are looking for a new smartphone and are considering jumping from iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, we suggest checking out these ways the iPhone 5s beats the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 before singing a two-year contract.

iPhone 5s Review | Galaxy Note 3 Review

Of course the Note 3 isn’t without its merits, so be sure to check out the ways the Note 3 beats the iPhone 5s before buying a new smartphone.

It’s easy to focus on size alone thanks to the relatively small iPhone 5s display, but the iPhone is more than just a smaller phone.

iPhone 5s Design

Despite the strides Samsung made with the Galaxy S4 design, the Galaxy Note 3 arrived with a love it or hate it plastic leather back, complete with fake stitching on the edges. Some users like this and thanks to thinner bezels and a thinner overall design, but next to the iPhone it’s clear the iPhone 5s is on a different level.

The iPhone 5s design is much nicer than the Galaxy Note 3.

The iPhone 5s design is much nicer than the Galaxy Note 3.

Visually the iPhone 5s and Galaxy Note 3 are close enough to think of as equals, but the tactile feel of the iPhone 5s is what separates them. The aluminum and glass of the iPhone 5 deliver a premium feel that the Note 3 doesn’t match. For users that don’t hide the iPhone 5s away in a case, this is a big benefit for the iPhone 5s.

One Handed Use

The iPhone 5s one handed use.

The iPhone 5s one handed use. By holding the iPhone 5s here I can reach any part of the screen.

If you love to use your smartphone with one hand, the iPhone 5s is a clear winner. One of the reasons Apple only switched to a 4-inch display was to maintain easy use with one hand, and it pays off. The iPhone 5s is easier to use than the Galaxy Note 3 while walking and carrying a drink and many other activities where you only have one hand free to hold the phone.

The Galaxy Note 3 one handed use. TO better reach the middle of the screen I typically hold the Note 3 like this.

The Galaxy Note 3 one handed use. TO better reach the middle of the screen I typically hold the Note 3 like this.

As the image above shows the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is big enough that some operation is lost with one-handed use. There are special modes to move the keyboard and dialer to one side for easier one-handed use, which does help. There is an overall option that shrinks the on-screen display down to about the same size of an iPhone 5s, but it’s not realistic to use this on a daily basis.

After using the iPhone 5s and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for several months the iPhone 5s is definitely easier to use with one hand.

Overall User Experience

Apple still leads the pack in the overall user experience with included apps and services, and unfortunately for users that like the Galaxy Note 3 Apple keeps the best services restricted to sharing between iOS devices.

iMessage is an indispensable tool for many of the Gotta Be Mobile writers because our team-members, friends and family use the service. Google Hangouts and Google Voice attempt to fill this hole, but Apple still offers a service that more of the users we interact with use and want us to use.

Easily sharing photos via Photo Stream is just one example of the iPhone 5s user experience that is better if you are friends with a lot of iPhone owners.

Easily sharing photos via Photo Stream is just one example of the iPhone 5s user experience that is better if you are friends with a lot of iPhone owners.

Sharing photos on the iPhone with other iPhone users is also easier thanks to Photo Stream. On a recent trip all but one family  member carried an iPhone and the odd man out had to jump through hoops to see the Photo Stream. Google+ is an alternative but even though most users on our trip had a Gmail account they don’t use Google+. It is still also the easiest way for us to share photos with grandparents and other users who aren’t big on email attachments.

Apps routinely come to the iPhone before Android, look or work nicer on iPhone and sometimes are only available on iPhone, adding to the overall iPhoen experience.

iPhone 5s Flash

The iPhone 5s includes a dual-LED flash that Apple calls a True Tone flash. Thanks to the two LEDs and the processing power of the Apple A7 processor the iPhone 5s can detect and then fire a flash that uses one of over 1,000 combinations to deliver better looking photos with colors that are closer to real colors.

iPhone 5s Flash Sample.

iPhone 5s Flash Sample.

The photo above was taken in a dark room with the iPhone 5s flash set to On. The image below was taken on the Galaxy Note 3 with the flash set to on. The top image delivers a better overall representation of the subject.

Galaxy Note 3 Flash Sample.

Galaxy Note 3 Flash Sample.

While the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 camera app offers more functions and modes that we use while we are out and about, the iPhone 5s flash is clearly a better than the one on the Note 3.

Fingerprint Reader

The iPhone 5s is Apple’s first iPhone with a fingerprint reader for added security and ease of use. Many users did not put pass codes on the iPhone because of the hassles of unlocking the phone when they needed to use it. The iPhone 5’s fingerprint reader allows users to register five fingerprints and unlock the iPhone 5s by pressing down on the iPhone home button. Overall this works very well, though some of the Gotta Be Mobile staff needed to set up Touch ID multiple times.

The iPhone 5s fingerprint reader makes it easier to unlock the iPhone and more likely that a user will secure it.

The iPhone 5s fingerprint reader makes it easier to unlock the iPhone and more likely that a user will secure it.

Rumors suggested the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 would include a fingerprint reader, but it did not bring on to market. Users need to use another method such as a pattern or the less secure facial unlock to unlock the Galaxy Note 3. Users who own a Galaxy Gear can set the Note 3 to unlock when the phone and watch are near, but there is no simple fingerprint unlock feature.



  1. Android Z1 note 3

    12/24/2013 at 9:32 am

    I had iPhone 5s and now have note 3 and a Xperia Z1 and josh you must be a fanboy the 5s sucks too small hard to text on made for baby fingers like your d.ck android has 2gb/3gb ram apple still has only slow 1 gb ram and apple says the fastest iPhone yet?? Nope I don’t think so!!

    • Kyle Ray

      12/26/2013 at 11:31 am

      Apple is still trying to make us all believe iOS is actually running True Multitasking in their imitation Multitasking using their ominous sounding “Preemptive Task Management”. Which is simply suspending one task in order to run another more important one!

      So no wonder it can run one App faster than Android can run many Apps at the same time!!! lol…. iOS is a one dimensional one trick pony and no matter what they say, it can never run true “Pervasive Multi-tasking” or Multithreading system wide. So let’s see Google or Samsung challenge Apple iOS to Multitasking War. We on Android take it all for granted, because we like being able to run a real file manager, fast search, several apps and Google Now all at the same time. Whereas Apple’s iOS since it’s using it’s hierarchical HFS+ file manager system can only stack tasks…. one on top of the other and running them ONE AT A TIME!

      Galaxy Note not only would KILL iPhone 5s on with true PiP PoP multi-window w/ Drag n Drop, but S-Pen is becoming an irreplaceable feature in creating content using a vast assortment of tools from it’s S-Pen’s Wacom Heritage! …..in the right hands, Galaxy Note still doesn’t have a competitor to speak of and Apple made the decision a long time ago to develop some way of replacing a Stylus with our fingers. Fingers even Cavemen gave up on after inventing paintbrushes and paints to write and create with.

      No freaking way will finger painting and drawing in the sand with fingers to write….., ever replace the 1000’s of Tools man has invented over history to use to make that all easier. It’s like Apple thinking an auto mechanic could throw away all his wrenches and tools and just use his fingers to fix cars instead! lol…. ;-P ……and once you use the S-pen you understand all the power to create lies in the Power of the Pen…. S-pen that is!!!

  2. Martin Reinders

    12/24/2013 at 9:48 am

    Biggest Bullcrap article ever.. Clearly written by a Fanboy.
    Design ok your right. Samsung can learn from Apple in that department.
    Sharing photos only with friend with iPhones.
    Do not know how it is at your place, but where I live Android is outselling the iPhone faster than a speeding bullet.
    So that statement is bullCrap…

    • Android Z1 note 3

      12/24/2013 at 10:29 am

      Thanks Martin finally someone else agrees here, this was written by a fanboy and apple paid him lol android sell way more than apple, first of all apple expensive and sucks are limited!! And apple brags how many they sell BUT they NEVER tally count how many returned?? Nope!!! They are out for greed and profit not the buyers sorry to make all fanboys cry on that lol … Sniff sniff lol apple rips off even the fanboy and pays them at apple store for pennies

    • trob6969

      12/25/2013 at 9:58 am

      What is it with the iPhone – design-superiority crap? Its the ONLY smartphone on the market that has thick bezels, looks clunky and can easily pass for a buttonless DVD remote control! Lol. C’mon now, how can that compare to the elegant, streamline appearance of the other high end phones currently on the market?…ridiculous.

    • adam13141

      01/19/2014 at 7:43 pm

      He wrote an article on the five ways the Note 3 is better than the 5S so he is not a fan boy. No one phone is better in every category.

  3. Rick Amaro

    12/24/2013 at 9:49 am

    Really, what fruit company paid you off.

  4. McGuire

    12/24/2013 at 9:55 am

    Sorry dude. Can’t help that you have tiny girl hands. You know what they say……..

    • Android Z1 note 3

      12/24/2013 at 12:17 pm

      Gee you my have experience in that dept?? No complaints here I’m 21 and my fiancé loves me, BUT she has a iPhone I’m working on that, funny thing she wants my Xperia Z1 lol it’s all good, no more negative it’s Xmas guys have a good one and b safe

  5. Hildy J

    12/24/2013 at 9:57 am

    Design – the iPhone is too small and too slippery. One Handed Use – not really, either phone can arrange icons to make some easily accessible but both are too big to be able to hit every one without juggling the phone (in the picture, try and get your thumb down to the call icon) plus only one includes a real stylus. Overall User Experience – sharing works best if your friends have the same phone as you and OS agnostic apps can do everything for all phones. Flash – I’ll grant you this but if you want a camera that’s also a phone, get a Lumia. Fingerprint Reader – great when it works (which is doesn’t always) but not as easy as face unlock which also qualifies as great when it works (which is doesn’t always).

    In short, it all depends on what you like in your phone or, what the Register very appropriately calls your fondle slab. I find the iPhone too small and too limited. Then again, I don’t own a copy of Angry Birds so I’m not in the target audience.

    P.S. I’ve noticed these “I love my iPhone” posts around the web have stopped mentioning Siri. I guess Google Now has replaced her as the trophy app.

    • Apple is so yesterday

      12/24/2013 at 12:37 pm

      Oh yeah, ‘siri’, I forgot about that. Like the ’64bit’ and ‘retina’, it was a short lived, questionable improvement and an area where they were quickly eclipsed by their competitors.

      Apple can’t compete on real terms – they can only compete in marketing.

      • No FanBoys allowed

        12/24/2013 at 7:01 pm

        I think this is the one post that pretty much sums up apple as a whole. Oh, with Jobs gone now, apple is lost like it was before the iPod was introduced.

        • IOU812

          12/25/2013 at 5:03 pm

          Nice that does sum apple up!! Ya apple died with jobs, feel for jobs but Tim cook oh Tim crook hopefully bring apple down he’s headed that way!!

  6. tyson

    12/24/2013 at 10:52 am

    I’ll give you marks for design, but your comment regarding the flash is so horribly off that I just had to say something. As a pro photog, your statement is wrong as the apple image is over blown and that is clearly not a true representation of anything. The note 3 is clearly the winner. I love my note 3. I loved my iPhones. I needed more; Samsung Android delivers.

  7. jjlarsen

    12/24/2013 at 11:08 am

    How many times has this same article been written by a different person, and how many times is the fingerprint reader considered the killing blow? “The top image delivers a better overall representation of the subject.” TIL poodles have glowing white heads.

    • Apple is so yesterday

      12/24/2013 at 12:34 pm

      This is how apple fans operate. Apple does something thats not really that impressive, and apple fans run around declaring how great it is, while ignoring everything that is shitty about iphones.

      People still talk about ‘retina displays’ as if it meant something, lol. That’s a trademarked word, and today it really means “inferior” as the leading phones support far better overall resolution and/or dpis. Stay away from ‘retina’, ‘retina’ was good 3 years ago but today it means ‘shitty.

      • Xperia Z1 note 3

        12/24/2013 at 5:07 pm

        Ya exactly my Xperia Z1 has a res at 1080×1260 and 20.7 mp cam apples retina is 1280×640?? Ya some great clarity so apple fanboys go screw themselves Xperia don’t brag or android WHY?? We’re the best and people know that apples desperate so they lie, also 2 gb ram Xperia apple say fastest yet at only 1 gb ram apples hopeless

  8. Michal

    12/24/2013 at 12:05 pm

    I’m so amazed.for Apple products yes I love my mac book air and Mac book pro. For phone I’m sorry every aspect you mention Samsung beats iPhone by distance. Try to geta full day of hardcore usage of iPhone lol. I don’t think so!
    Try multitasking Oh sorry iPhone is not capable to do that.the list goes on and on…
    Written on my new note 3.

  9. Apple is so yesterday

    12/24/2013 at 12:31 pm

    The “best designed” phone in the world right now is the HTC One, an android phone.

    The HTC one is excellent.

    If you want excellent design, look beyond apple’s bullshit marketing. Look at the HTC One.

    Its really sad for Apple that *these* are the features chosen to make the ihpone look better than the Note 3. The Note 3 must be a really great phone!

    • Chelsea

      12/24/2013 at 2:57 pm

      I can’t stop laughing as reading this. Let me tell you 2 things:
      1- what does the 5s give you is the apple logo which can validate who you are.
      2- Sheep will never know who they really are until they got sheared. lol

    • Xperia Z1 note 3

      12/25/2013 at 8:44 pm

      The htc one is just like apple a internal memory the difference one apple one android, dude go Xperia Z1 between them I prefer htc one i will give it that os beats iOS any day!!

  10. Paul Williams

    12/24/2013 at 4:17 pm

    My wife and I bought new phones together. I bought the Samsung Galaxy S3 (staying within our budget) and she bought the iPhone. She was regretting her decision within an hour…. It wasn’t what she thought it should be and almost went back to her old Android. She chose the iPhone because she thought it would be easier to use along with her ipad.
    Next time she won’t buy an iPhone.

    • Xperia Z1 note 3

      12/25/2013 at 5:07 pm

      Never buy crapple!! Get a Sony Xperia Z1 great android device and new to the market, google it and you will see and apple will be a forgotten memory

  11. Ever

    12/24/2013 at 5:28 pm

    Is funny how there are still dumb people that buy a non-HD smartphone at the price of a FULL HD smartphone. Come on, the iPhone 5S screen is the same exact tiny one from the iPhone 5 (1136 x 640 pixel resolution). ALL new premium smartphones are FULL HD (1920 x 1080) and this is something you can REALLY notice.
    Using a tiny non-HD smartphone feels like watching a movie on a non-HD TV.
    Is your choice if you decide to buy a cheap car at the price of a expensive one.

    There are also a lot of stuff you can’t do on an iphone that you can do on an Android smartphone.

  12. Paul Almond

    12/25/2013 at 7:57 am

    Quite an astonishing level of bias from the author of this article, assuming of course that this wasn’t an ‘advertorial’ paid for by Apple

  13. Jeremy

    12/25/2013 at 9:31 am

    So bad I probably will stop reading this site. The only “advantage” is the finger print scanner and you know I have face unlock so I really don’t care. Everything else is advantage android. Unless you are an elitist hipster then go ahead.

  14. mike

    12/25/2013 at 11:33 am

    your “5 ways” are so Funny….Let’s play with your 5 ways with a normal human being point of views:

    Comparison Iphone 5S to Note3
    1. Hardware Design:
    Look: 10 to 9 . not much different ! after put on the phone case, they all look the same.

    size: note3 replaces a tablet. it 5.7″ still fit my jeans. fits into women hand bags. bigger
    display for internet, and gps navigation. iphone 5S is just a tiny phone.

    “One handed use” : you need to learn some basic tricks from note3 before you criticize it.
    turn on the one handed operation mode in note 3 to enable shrinking the
    display to “any size” you wish. that’s is a 2 in 1 advantage that your
    iphone5s is still need to learn how to catch up with Samsung technology!

    Flash: can not tell the different, do we have to look at each picture with a microscope?
    is this a biology class? or Go discuss this with a photographer when you want to talk
    about picture “quality”. The photographer will think your iphone 5s flash worths like a
    “penny” …..hee hee.

    Finger Print reader: note3 using pattern lock is faster to unlock then finger print method.
    I guess you have too much secrets to hide from your wife ! haha! that’s
    why you need finger print technology to unlock.

  15. Ken D.

    12/25/2013 at 5:23 pm

    LOL. “5 Ways the iPhone 5s Beats the Galaxy Note 3” The author forgot to add “none of which are significant” to his title.

  16. Rodney Guy

    12/26/2013 at 12:25 am

    In regards to the pic comparison, the dogs face is too bright in the iPhone pic. I prefer the Note 3 pic as it seems more natural looking. And in my opinion, the fingerprint reader is a gimmick that won’t make anyone but true iPhone fans excited. And it doesn’t work that well. My wife stopped using it because she got tired of it not responding. There is absolutely nothing about the iPhone 5 that makes me feel that it’s superior in any way to the Note 3.

  17. fernando

    12/26/2013 at 2:24 am

    first thanks to aple to tray stay alive and push the flag to the top and use 64 bits processors anf fingerprint readers in the rest is just crap ..i have one s3 and one note 3 i finish my contract with s3 in june if note 4 have the improvements i expect beter camera beter resolution beter processor beter memory beter look etc samsung go take my money …

  18. france paris

    12/26/2013 at 3:36 am

    apple iphone 5s does not support multi-window that most professional people need today in there everydays work.

    • Brian Emershaw

      01/02/2014 at 8:54 pm

      Oh, dear god… You are a professional?! Learn the syntax of the language you’re speaking before posting it forever on the internet, please.

  19. france paris

    12/26/2013 at 3:42 am

    samsung galaxy note 3 offers long lasting battery life than apple iphone 5s. nothing beats Samsung Galaxy note 3. nothing beats korean technologies.

  20. france paris

    12/26/2013 at 3:47 am

    not easy to put letters and correct words in apple iphone 5s. apple need to fix this up!!!!. and apple iphone 5s always fail in drop test

  21. france paris

    12/26/2013 at 4:00 am

    Samsung Galaxy note 3 offers 13 MP that gives magnificent pictures than iphone 5s that offers only 8MP. apple does not have some capabilities of Samsung Galaxy note 3. the editor of this site is so brainless unprofessional ignorant that doesn’t know about the true needs of people now in these days. iPhone 5s is a great smart phone but always pissed me off. Samsung Galaxy note 3 delivers true and professional capabilities than iphone 5s. i’m highly recommend Samsung Galaxy note 3 than iphone 5s.

  22. france paris

    12/26/2013 at 4:09 am

    most people prefer buying note 3 than iphone 5s because note 3 has it all than iphone 5s that always pissed me off. all the 5 ways of iphone 5s in this site are all crap and useless.

  23. Lewis Smith

    12/26/2013 at 11:44 am

    To use any network on iphone when unlock it.Using jailbreak to unlock my iphone 5 and that gives you to use all kind of network on my iphone 5 when you to insert and access it SIM .

  24. zafri

    01/10/2014 at 12:18 am

    wt the reasons 2 buy iphone fruit.
    there was only 5 reasons but 1000 reasons 2 buy note 3 fools

  25. iGarbage

    01/12/2014 at 12:13 pm

    Dear iFanboy,
    Looks to me like another iPaidbyapple. So those features make iPhone 5s better than SGN3? Well, literally I’m not buying that. I’m still getting SGN3!

  26. wrighty

    01/17/2014 at 7:42 am

    I have been with apple since the iPhone 3g. Up until the iphone 5s. My 5s had problems so had to be sent to apple. Whilst it was sent to apple. I borrowed a galaxy note 3… OMG. I have Never looked back. I swear never to breath an apple product again. Over priced and over rated. I have been blind for so long. Lol

  27. Ron

    01/18/2014 at 12:49 pm

    What else can I add? I have an Iphone 5 for work, (that means I use it 5 days a week). and I own a Note 3,, Note 3 is a much more complete system. I phones are for music (Itunes) pics and texting… you need to read the many articles out there,, Get off the toy and get a real phone. Everyone I know says the Iphone 5 is too hard to text with, because the keyboard is SO small.. and maybe if you would learn to set up your Note 3 as being left handed (yes I see you are a lefty) you wouldn’t have to reach to the other side of the screen…

  28. Allan J

    01/18/2014 at 9:20 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, thank you for the laugh, I will have to remember and read your funny reviews, next time I am feeling a little sad what you forgot to add was the i in iphone really stands for IDIOT.

    I have what would be called small hands, I have not customised the layout of my Note 3 yet, but I can still handle it ONE HANDED easily even without the need of turning on the One-Handed setting. One reason for that is the tactile feel of the back cover, it gives better grip. another point to the Note 3 is its ability to shoot 4k movies at 30fps or normal HD at 60fps :D:D:D:D:D.

    The Note 3 has the power to do everything I want and still have plenty left to do more. I(diot)Phone, cannot do 2 things at once let alone 4 or 5

  29. Dewsoetz

    01/19/2014 at 9:55 am

    This is my first time reading any article from this site and I’m sure it’s gonna be the last. The write up is so shallow it makes me wanna……… I want to believe the iPhone yourself (writer) and the rest of the team uses was given to you guys for free by Apple. But I bet you that’s not enough reason to lick Apple’s ass.

  30. nofo

    01/26/2014 at 9:47 am

    Too many butthurt SHTIROID teenage enthusiasts HAHAHAH
    There is this one thing, you shitroid fans, that none of you will never get: Maturity and class, oops those were two things! Will, sucks for you hahahahaaa

  31. Paul

    01/27/2014 at 7:16 pm

    Marketing all right, they still say retina and the fools think its still the best its not. Its actually becomeing the worst out there. Untill the iphone has a full hd display 1920 x 1080 p screen and more than 400 ppi and the ability to download massive amounts of data wirelesly from the store or any site with movie downloads. The ability to pop in a usb flash drive to then stick into the telly and watch, i will stick with Android. You can a teeny weeny screen that calls and txts only because to use it for multimedia is a joke! i tried to help my boss with a iphone recently and i was that close to throing it under a truck! its the worst experience i have had on a phone WHERES THE BACK BUTTON god dam it!

  32. Candycrate

    01/31/2014 at 1:06 pm

    These 5 reasons DON’T make 5s better than Galaxy Note 3. Let me explain:

    1) At least Samsung is changing and improving the deisgn unlikely Apple (CAUTION i am talking about design AND NOT build materials). Yes the iPhone has Aluminum body BUT that doesn’t mean its more DURABLE than Galaxy Note. Why? Because Aluminum easily gets scratched or dent. On the other hand Galaxy Note’s plastics are unbelievable DURABLE (Like Galaxy Note 1 flexible back cover).

    2) One handed use???? Pffff please. Have you ever heard people saying: “Once you go black you never come back”??? I’ve been an iPhone 4 user in the past and moved to Galaxy Note 1. It took me few weeks to get used to the size of Note and how to grab it but once you get used to it you’ll see how EASY it is to hold and operate even with 1 hand. And now everytime i grab an iPhone i laugh because it seems like a toy. Trust me SIZE matters!!!

    3) Overall user experience and “Apple still leads the pack in the overall user experience with included apps and services”. Let me laugh, HAHAHAHAHAHA. Few Words: Android, Open Source, iPhone Limitations (we are not talking about devices that have been jailbreaked – iOS – or rooted – Android). The Play Store offers you THOUSANDS of apps that let you modify your phone to the MAX (such as LAUNCHERS!!!) unlikely Apple. There are ton of other apps which greatly improve the user experience!!! Oh and about Siri: its only in English making it USELESS for more than 180+ countries.

    4) I don’t see any big difference in those two photos. Instead i see that the dog in iPhone’s picture has more glare which starts to ruin the photo. Too many light is NOT good!!! I prefer the brightness level of Note 3.

    5) No comment…. nah i want to say it……. ehhmmmm….. : IN THE NEXT IPHONE GIVE ALSO YOUR DNA TO THE GOVERMENT….SHEEEEEEEEEEEEPS!!!!! As you can see its not a feature. Its a disadvantage. Oh and if the fingerprint reader gets scratched (which is easy. Just check Youtube) the fingerprint will NOT be recognised which is a FAIL!!!!

    Now my turn. Why Note 3 is WAY better than iPhone 5S:

    1) Super Amoled Screen. The colors are far more vivid especially the black color. Put a 5S next to (any) Galaxy phone with Amoled and check the black. Samsung will give you pure black and iPhone will give you a bright black.

    2) Note 3 has FULL HD screen (1,080 x 1,920). iPhone 5s has …… 640 x 1,136!!!!

    3) Note 3 CPU: QUAD-Core 1.9 Ghz. iPhone 5S: DUAL (HAHAHAHA)-Core 1.3 Ghz

    4) iPhone 5S ram: 1GB. Note 3…… well the TRIPLE (3 GB)

    5) Camera: iPhone 5S: 8 MP, Note 3: 13 MP

    6) Other features that Note 3 has and iPhone 5S doesn’t: Removable battery (so if the battery dies, guess what. YOU CAN REPLACE IT), Expandable storage, more than TWICE battery capacity, Barometer, Temperature sensor

    Now those are REAL reasons for making a phone better than another…

  33. jp

    02/01/2014 at 7:52 am

    Crap article… dude you need to focus on your customers in the drive thru. No more articles waisting people’s time. Let me get you back on task, repeat after me ” hi my name is Josh and welcome to McDonald’s. How can I help you.” Or “please review your screen and make sure it’s correct and pull forward to the Android window.” Get a clue bro!

  34. Jeremy

    02/02/2014 at 12:51 am

    Honestly you havn’t really USED the Note 3 to even compare it to an iPhone. Simply the freedom you get is enough to buy true technological customers. All i can do on an iPhone is text, download stuff from the app store and buy music. Whereas Android actually lets you download third party things, such as off of google or any website. Apple has its users trapped in thr Bubble of Bullshit. And until you break free you will never know what its like to use an actual smartphone

  35. seth

    02/02/2014 at 3:03 pm

    I wrote this single handidly with my note 3 and im 15

  36. Zach

    02/11/2014 at 5:46 pm

    Wow this guy gets paid to write this crap? Seriously man, respect your readers intelligence level!

  37. josh

    02/12/2014 at 10:50 pm

    2007 called they want their “smartphone” back…
    What a joke. Complete bias bull$#*+. What strides have the iPhone made in the past seven years. A fingerprint scanner. That’s real nice and all but how about a device that doesn’t feel like light weight brick in my hand. How about that cheesy commercial with the I5 release. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYYSeACJ9v0 Talking about how can something be bigger and smaller at the same time. How about how the note 3 manages to pack in an even larger display than its predecessor with an even smaller chassis and while we’re on the subject of size, it’s a phablet. It’s meant to be large, to. If you can’t text with it than don’t bother with it. IPhone is just a brand, a nifty little logo plastered on the back of a less than extraordinary device. Just a very expensive fad.

  38. Jim Kettinger

    02/14/2014 at 6:42 pm

    The article isn’t claiming that the 5s is “better.” It is pointing out 5 areas that the iPhone beats the Note.

    I am typing this from a Note 3, which I’m in love with. The 5s camera takes superior pictures. It is probably easier to operate one handed. And it does have a finger print reader. The UI and design are a matter of opinion.

  39. Crazy Johnny

    02/22/2014 at 1:57 pm

    I’ve read both articles and Josh has unbiased opinions as to why each phone is superior. What’s funny is that in the Note 3 article, only 1 comment is from someone defending Apple. And in this article (written in favor of the IPhone 5S), only a couple of Apple fans have commented. I love my Note 3 and it’s been awesome watching Android develop and improve from one version to the next. The writing’s on the wall for Apple. You know it’s bad when an IPhone article is overwhelmed with comments stating that Android is better. GALAXY NOTE SERIES FOR LIFE!

  40. Umer

    03/01/2014 at 5:12 am

    Guys I have been going to plan to purchase iphone 5s gold. But reading this article I m confused!!!!!!!!

  41. Martin

    03/05/2014 at 5:04 pm

    It depends on the user preferences. Note 3 and iPhone 5s have pros and cons. So you can’t really compare them at all since it will depends on the users view point. I owned both 5s and note 3 and I would say they have their on functionality.

  42. Martin

    03/05/2014 at 5:09 pm

    Try to be open minded guys. Respect others opinion. No one also forced you to be in this website. It was your choice to read the article as well. I’m not siding with anyone. Both phones are superb in their on ways.

  43. sabrina

    03/19/2014 at 5:55 pm

    I have just recently made the switch from apple to galaxy and I have to say that I’m in love with the note 3. It’s so much easier to organize everything and one if my favorite features is the snote.

    • Calvin Lee

      04/24/2014 at 9:55 am

      1 way to beat iPhone

      Removable battery
      Memory slot

  44. Paul

    05/19/2014 at 2:39 am

    How anyone can use a galaxy note 3 for an hour then pick up and then use an iphone 5 in the same way. Its been said many times over the iphone feels and looks like a toy after useing a note! thats how i felt when someone handed me one to do something on. Born and breed on galaxy s2 then s3 then on to note 3 with android. Useing the iphone is just like little johnnys plaything i gave him to keep him quiet. While dad has the grown up stuff! Whats with all those loud cartoony colours and a fistfull of apps on the front screen, wheres your meeting calender which displays realtime info on front screen, about everything. Not apps but realtime widgets, how do you work with these things!

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