Samsung Galaxy Note 3: 13MP rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash and 4K video recording, 2MP front-facing camera
Samsung Galaxy S5: 16MP rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash and 4K video recording, 2.2MP front-facing camera
Beyond its lack of dedicated shutter key, the 13MP camera on the Galaxy Note 3 received few complaints.
However, the Galaxy S5 improves on the phablet's 13MP sensor with a 16MP rear-facing camera that has the ability to shoot 4K resolution video, much like that on the Galaxy Note 3. It also has a larger 0.28in sensor with an increased 1.241µm pixel size, which means that the Galaxy S5 camera will let more light into photos, making for more natural and colourful images.
There hasn't been much of an improvement in the front-facing camera, with the Galaxy S5's 2MP camera having been bumped to 2.2MP on the Galaxy S5.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3: 3,200mAh battery with 21 hours of quoted talk time
Samsung Galaxy S5: 2,800mAh battery with 21 hours of quoted talk time
Although the Galaxy Note 3 has the largest battery of the two at 3,200mAh compared to 2,800mAh, its battery life is evenly matched with that of the Galaxy S5. That's according to Samsung, which claims that both the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S5 offer 21 hours of constant talk time while hooked up to a 3G connection.
However, the Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a new battery saving mode, which means that once battery life sinks below 10 percent the phone can still make it through another 24 hours.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3: 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, expandable via a microSD card of up to 64GB
Samsung Galaxy S5: 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, expandable via a microSD card of up to 128GB
The Galaxy Note 3 offers more storage options than the newer Galaxy S5, as the handset is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage models, compared to 16GB and 32GB in the later model.
However, those who opt for a Galaxy S5 likely won't find themselves running out of storage, as the handset can support microSD cards up to 128GB in size, compared to the 64GB handled by the Galaxy Note 3. µ