Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Ready for an upgrade?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a powerful device and one of the best-selling smartphones around. But as we all know technology keeps advancing and just like its predecessor, the Note 3 is going to be replaced by something better. A lot of rumors about the Galaxy Note 4 have surfaced lately and it’s expected that the device will be released during this year’s IFA Trade Show in Berlin. We will try to make a comparison between the two based on what we know so far.

The people over at Samsung have their work cut out for them when it comes to designing a display that’s better than the Note 3’s. The Galaxy Note 4 will possibly feature support for both high and ultra high-definitions. Aside from that, some rumors came out a while ago that claimed there might also be a slight increase in screen size as well.  At the very least, the new device will most likely share the HD 1080p resolution that the Note 3 features but we think Samsung will try to push for more.

Little is known about the design except for some concept images. What we can expect however is a water resistant design just like the Galaxy S5 has. This is something fairly new that Samsung has implemented and it’s not available for the Note 3.

We’ve seen what Samsung can do when it comes to adding features to their products, the S5 having quite a significant number of them. It’s probable that at least some of the features will make it to the Note 4 as well. I’m hoping for the fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor as they seem to be the most interesting ones. This would make the new phablet a superior device given the fact that the Note 3 is lacking these features.

A number of rumors regarding the Galaxy Note 4’s processor have surfaced, but the latest word on the street is that it will feature the new 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset. By comparison, the Note 3 is equipped with a 32-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. The addition of a 64-bit processor would clearly make it the better product.

It’s also said that the Note 4 will run on the Android 4.5 Lollypop, a new OS that will be released by Google this year. The Note 3 runs on the 4.3 Jelly Bean with the possibility to be upgraded to v4.4.2 KitKat. Hardware-wise we should see something like 4 GB DDR3 DRAM and at least a 3.600 mAh battery if we are to believe the latest rumors. Note 3 features only 3 GB of Ram and a 3200 mAh battery.

Ready for an upgrade?

A lot depends on the accuracy of this information, some of it is based mostly on speculations so keep that it mind. But if we were to assume that these are indeed some of the specs, we can safely say that the Galaxy Note 4 will indeed be an upgrade over the Note 3. The upcoming device seems like an improvement in almost every way and it makes a solid case for a potential purchase. However, some of this is most likely subject to change so we’ll have to wait for the final word from Samsung before we can say for sure. Luckily, the IFA Trade Show will only take place in September so there is still plenty of time to decide.