PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S III vs GALAXY Note

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

GLBenchmark 2.5 Battery, Talk time, Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, mobiletechreview.com and 2 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S III vs GALAXY Note

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy S III
1,192 ms
GALAXY Note
1,021 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

GLBenchmark 2.5 battery Battery life for 3D graphics apps

Galaxy S III
166 min
GALAXY Note
287 min

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S III

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S III

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Faster web browser 2,543 vs 2,053 Around 25% better BrowserMark score
Better AnTuTu score 16,301 vs 8,695 More than 85% better AnTuTu score
Better AnTuTu 3D score 3,481 vs 2,682 Around 30% better AnTuTu 3D score
Significantly lighter 133 g vs 178 g More than 25% lighter
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Thinner 8.6 mm vs 10 mm Around 15% thinner
Back view of Samsung GALAXY Note

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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Bigger screen 5.3" vs 4.8" More than 10% bigger screen
Better theoretical download speed 42.2 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s More than 2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
More battery capacity 2,500 mA·h vs 2,100 mA·h Around 20% more battery capacity

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S III  vs GALAXY Note 

8.0
8.5
The phone's insanely high resolution 1280 x 800 pixel Super AMOLED HD display is easy on the eyes.
GALAXY Note

9.3
7.5
When you combine the screen's vividness with the great contrast (black color that is completely black, not just very dark gray, as in LCD displays), multimedia consumption does get much more enjoyable, compared to the LCD experience.
Galaxy S III

9.0
8.0
Google also wanted to get in on the act, enabling you to rent movies at a slightly high price from Play Movies - and the selection isn't brilliant either.
Galaxy S III

Overall

8.6 Out of 10
7.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S III  vs
GALAXY Note 
Type AMOLED AMOLED
Size 4.8" 5.3"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 800
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 305 ppi 284 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.3 Android 4.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v3.0

form factor

Galaxy S III  vs
GALAXY Note 
Weight 133 g 178 g
Thickness 8.6 mm 10 mm
Size 70.6 x 136.6 x 8.6 mm 83 x 147 x 10 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 2 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
microSD
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.9 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (21.1 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 600 min 600 min
Standby time 11,952 min 14,976 min
Capacity 2,100 mA·h 2,500 mA·h
Samsung Galaxy S III
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