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Apple iPhone 5 Versus Samsung Galaxy Note 2 : Which One Is Better ?

Recently, the giants in mobile technology Phil Schiller and Tim Cook finally came out to present one of the best smartphones in this day and age to the public. After a lot of rumors and speculation among mobile pundits, Apple had eventually unleashed the much-awaited iPhone 5 – its brand new addition to the smartphone generation.

This, according to analysts, is Apple’s best smartphone. It has since then drawn the attention of the entire world and mobile technology lovers who want to compare and find out if the phone would actually live up to its expectation.

Did Apple share any features with the Galaxy Note 2 ?

So what about the Galaxy Note 2 ? At first glance, you could tell that the Apple iPhone 5 was intended to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smartphone because of the close aspects and features both phones seem to possess.

After the IFA presentation of the Galaxy Note 2 launch, skeptics thought that Apple might have gone in way over their heads trying to compete with this smartphone. We were puzzled as well and took the time to compare all the specs and features on both so that you can make the decision on which of these phones is actually the better one.

Apple iPhone 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2

The battle between Apple iPhone 5 and the Galaxy Note 2 !

  • Design

When it comes to the designs of Apple iPhone 5 versus Galaxy Note 2 smartphone, this is the bone of contention for many mobile techno freaks. From first impression, the designs of both these phones are different. Without question, the iPhone 5 is definitely much thinner than the Galaxy Note 2.

They both come in two attractive colors, which are black and white. If we analyze the display of the screen however, it is easy to notice that the Galaxy has a huge display that is ideally a 5.5-inch screen. It has a 1280 X 720 pixel resolution which a different from the iPhone that comes with a 1136×640 resolution on its 4 inch display screen.

  • Operating System

Concluding who is a better contender simply from the smartphones’ displays however is cheating yourself. When it comes to the OS on each phone, the Galaxy employs the use of Jelly Bean-one of Androids newest software. Apple on the other hand uses the all-new iOS 6 to run this new device together with an A6 processor that is 22% smaller than the older A5 processor.

This processor is two times faster than the A5 processor works spectacularly better in terms of the computing rate and graphics level. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 however uses that 1.6GHz quad core Exynos processor.

  • Connectivity

There is a reason why smartphones are in high demand right now. This is simply because they have so many specs and features that are outstanding in comparison with other devices. Take connectivity for instance, both phones have embraced the use of the latest mobile expertise by supporting the 4G/LTE connection.

When it comes to connectivity, the Galaxy Note 2 gives basic connectivity and application options such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connectivity, NFC, S beam, USB 2.0 host pod as well as access to other Samsung AllShare connections. Apple on the other hand has enabled the iPhone 5 to provide its users with Bluetooth 4.0 wireless, dual band Wi-Fi, lighting USB cable connectivity and AirPlay.

  • Camera

They also have cameras that differ in megapixel size. If you are obsessed with pictures, you will definitely want to get a hold of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 that comes with an auto focus LED flash camera. The iPhone 5 is equally good with an 8-megapixel camera that is fitted with iSight.

  • Battery Life

It can be very annoying to purchase a phone that turns out to be a disappointment because it cannot stay on for as long as we wanted it to be. With the latest mobile tech devices, most people have raised concerns about how many phones end up having powerful specs and great features but short battery life.

The Apple iPhone 5 is a very promising phone that offers its users stronger batteries. It offers about 225 hours after being fully charged and left on standby. This we have found to be very impressive. According to Phil Schiller and Tim Cook, the phone can also give you about 8 hours of either LTE or 3G talk time. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 runs on the 3100 mAh battery, which is equally dependable. However, from users’ opinions, the iPhone tends to discharge its battery much faster so iPhone 5 should not be an exception.

  • Cost

Obviously, the price of both phones will play a major role in determining which one ends up in your pocket by the end of the year.  The Apple iPhone 5 will be available in markets by the end of September for about $ 199 for a 5.16GB, $299 for a 32GB and $399 for a 64GB.

Samsung is yet to reveal the price range of their smartphone but we remain optimistic about its affordability. All we can do is provide you with truths and allow you to make your decision on the phones. It is important to point out that both smartphones are very impressive and have the potential to work amazingly well if the aforementioned features are as reliable as they have been painted out to be.

Mike is a software engineer with a love for tinkering with smart phone devices. He spends a lot of time moving pictures to his SD card, because the Android keeps running out of memory. In his spare time, he travels to different parts of the world and takes one of his Android devices with him.


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One Response to “Apple iPhone 5 Versus Samsung Galaxy Note 2 : Which One Is Better ?”

  1. Molan James says:

    iPhone = garbage.
    Just bought the Galaxy Note 2 today.
    Shittin on iPhone and any other phone.
    The Galaxy Note II is a huge leap over the previous generation and if any one has galaxy note it would be wise to sell your oroginal asap for an upgrade. according to movaluate’s fair market appraisal Galaxy Note 16GB Unlocked , owner could still get $369.00 for his old Samsung Galaxy Note 16GB , which could help pay for the awesome new galaxy note II.

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