I prefer windows phone but out of these two devices Note 3 is the better one. Microsoft is really slow; they could have done so much more, some phablet features for example.
Anonymous, 31 Dec 2013The 4K video recording is not useful because it takes a lot of storage.20 mp is not useful bcoz it takes a lot of storage..
I am business orientated so it would have to be the Nokia as some of the Note III stuff is not relevant to me. However, given all the recent articles about Android security, and issues also with Samsung, and now today's report in the Sydney Morning Herald on iPhone problems, there is only Blackberry in the market as the the only mobile of choice if you want to try and protect your privacy and security of data. I appreciate the Note III advancements, but lot of which is really superfluous, and also the effort by Nokia, but we all went and bought the Blackberry Z30, which in itself is an excellent device without the rubbish. Expensive yes, but what choice do we have when the other devices are not secure. It is a very serious problem, but one that is rarely mentioned given paranoia with specs and apps.
The 4K video recording is not useful because it takes a lot of storage.
And you forgot the Note 3 has the best screen available on any phone period. King of 2013, Note 3. I would despair if i had to use the nokia.
buying another what pen? it ain't no wacom pen, just another phone. might as well use your fingers.
S-Pen stylus input and good software backing
Reply: Good advantage that can be cancelled by buying another pen
Reply: Also with lower quality build of plastic and when subsided can be the same price.
More compact - 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm vs 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm
Reply: An advantage over the lumia that can not be offset and can be a point for some people
Lighter - 168 g vs 209 g
Reply: Please guys we are talking about 30 grams...who is the weak person
More RAM - 3 GB vs 2 GB
Reply: A disadvantage for Note since Android needs memory while windows phone is much better in memory management
64 GB of built-in storage version
Reply: here we go the price advantage is lost while also you can add storage to the Lumia and Note
Slightly higher-clocked chipset - 2.3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz
Reply: really nothing to mention here...
4K (2160p) video recording over 1080@30fps
Reply: Good Unused feature of Note 3
2 MP 1080p front-facing camera vs 1.2 MP 720p one
Reply: Somebody tells me where is the difference in this
Temperature and humidity sensors
IR port for remote control functionality
Anonymous, 31 Dec 2013i used android for 2 years, and tried wp8 this year, i was bored at the UI at first, but nowci... moreSo try iOS.It has simplicity and it has more games and apps and features than Windows Phone.
You know what - I've got a horrible feeling GSMarena is being hijacked by 'big blue' associates.
(I've already witnessed a fair bit of dirty tactics from them.)
I'll keep reading the great reviews but as for their phone voter competitions & comments sections - sadly I think it may be game over :'(
Farewell free thinking people :S
thought Lumia will crush Note 3 in camera department at least.
But it was pretty much a tie...
good work samsung.
Hope Nokia/MS will strike harder next year :)
[deleted post]i used android for 2 years, and tried wp8 this year, i was bored at the UI at first, but nowci love it, and will not switch back to android again, simplicity > complicated OS, all of my android phone before gets slower when its older, while my wp8 is still as fast as new in its 11 months of hard usage
GSM arena should make videos of comparisons to give viewers a visual comparison of devices. Lumia 1520 is the best in my opinion hardware and software wise I prefer Windows Phone over Android.
[deleted post]Why do we need all this jealous hatred and trolling???
Looks are preference. You saying it's that bad is no better than others flocking around to say the same crap.
UI is preference also. And aside from some IOS 7 updates I'd take wp. IOS finally has options, but with WP has options. Different phones, sizes, brands, sd slots, removable batteries, Amoled, better cameras, Nokia, and not a rip of copy cat stolen scam.