the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 are two of the best flagship devices on the market right now, and the companies behind them share rivalry which has seen them both appearing against each other in the courts as well. Samsung are also the largest supplier of processors for Apple and they will continue to provide Apple with processors until 2014.
So how do the two devices compare?
iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2 price check
You can get the iPhone 5 unlocked at the Apple Store in the US now. It has taken Apple a long time to build up its inventory to meet the demands. The unlocked handset is available from the Apple Store from this week. You can get the 16GB version for $649, the 32GB for $749 and the 64GB for $849.
There are some retailers who offer the iPhone 5 unlocked for even higher. PC-Tablet reports that there is one store in the US who is asking for $1000 for the unlocked version of the 16GB iPhone 5. It is thought that if Apple can do something about the supplies, retailers will lower the price of the device.
Verizon are offering the iPhone 5 LTE, along with Sprint and AT&T for $199.99 when you take out a contract over two years. This includes a data plan complete with data, texts and minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will compete alongside the Galaxy S3 with the iPhone 5. It has been said that the sales of the Note 2 exceeded those of the Galaxy S3 last month. The Note 2 is an expensive device both on contract and unlocked. Verizon are offering it for $299.99 along with a contract of two years, while their LTE version of the handset is more expensive.
There are some retailers who have the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 16GB version for prices that start at $620 and go up to around $650. The 32GB version of the device will set you back $700 plus.
So if you’re in the market for a contract-free smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will cost you less than the iPhone 5. If you don’t mind signing up for a plan, then your pockets will thank you if you go for the iPhone 5 in stead of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.