Samsung Galaxy S 5 vs Galaxy Note 3: hands-on comparison (Video)

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The Galaxy S 5 versus the Galaxy S 4 may be the most obvious comparison to make between Samsung’s all-new flagship and its previous models, but with the big 5.1-inch display, might it make sense to also see how the GS5 looks against a full-on phablet? That’s just the thought we had in our minds as brought along a Note 3 to this evening’s Unpacked event, armed and ready to see how the GS5 compares to Samsung’s current phablet heavyweight.

This year puts us in an interesting position, as we’re used to Samsung taking much of the features from its previous flagship – be that Galaxy S or Note – and continuing with them for the next models (S Pen stuff notwithstanding); first the Galaxy S 4 got a 1080p display, and then the Note 3 followed with one of its own. But this time Samsung hasn’t followed-through with at least one major upgrade, failing to bring the Note 3’s 3GB of RAM along to the GS5.

Of course, we’re just as interested in external changes, and the past year has really seen Samsung experiment with new looks for its phones, the GS5’s dotted back being only the latest example. Watch on to check out our comparison for yourself:

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!