Two of the best handsets out there right now are the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the iPhone 5. Two very different phones, so which would you go for? iOS 6 or Jelly Bean? Let’s have a peek at their specs to see what it’s all about.
iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2
The iPhone 5 is out worldwide and the Note 2 is about to follow. It’s coming to the US on October 24. The iPhone 5 has a 1.3GHz dual-core chip, a 4” screen with a ppi of 326 and a 1,136X640 resolution. There’s 1GB of RAM and an 8MP camera. As well as iOS 6 there’s 4G LTE and a 1,440mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 cranks thing up a notch. It has a 1.6GHz quad-core chip and 5.5” display with a 1,280×720 resolution and a 267ppi. It also has an 8MP camera and 2GB of RAM. There’s a massive 3,100mAh battery, Jelly Bean and 4G support.
The iPhone 5 is thinner than the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, as well as being lighter and having a sharper screen. The Note 2 is more powerful, though, with more RAM, a faster chip, a bigger screen and battery and expandable memory (up to 128GB). It also has NFC and S-Pen.
Apple devotees will swear that the iPhone 5 is the best thing ever, and Android fans may well say the same about the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. In terms of hardware, however, the Note 2 wins out as it simply has more to give people. OK, it’s nowhere near as thin or light as the iPhone 5, but no-one exactly decried the 4S for being bulky.
A definite drawback is the size of the Note 2, though. The iPhone 5 fits all palms and looks the business. This may, ultimately make the iPhone sell more than the well-upholstered Note 2.
If these smartphones were cars I’m thinking the iPhone 5 would be a BMW M3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 a Cadillac Escalade! So which would you go for? The slender, slim and sexy iPhone 5 or the big, brash and fully-loaded Samsung Galaxy Note 2?