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iPhone 5 vs Galaxy Note 2: Size Doesn’t Matter

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Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the iPhone 5 are the hottest new smartphones of the month. While the iPhone 5 is already selling like hotcakes, the Note 2 has already garnered up much hype and is set to launch on all major US carriers shortly.

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2: screen test

When choosing a smartphone, one of the most impotant things is the screen. And in the case of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 it is really ALL about the screen. So how does it stand up against the iPhone 5 and its Retina Display? The folks over at CNET put both devices to the test:

It’s all about personal preference. One person might want the over saturated look or a dynamic one, while others may prefer a more natural look or the movie look. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 puts you i control as you can select the display setting based on what you’re viewing.

For games the standard mode is excellent on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 explains CNET, while the movie mode suits just about every other scenario. The home screen icons look better when using standard mode, however it’s not really worth switching between the two. Samsung may want to consider having an auto option that would switch automatically between the movie mode when viewing a movie or photos, and standard at other times.

The display of the iPhone 5 is the better adjusted display, slightly. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a contrast advantage that is overwhelming in dimmer light, and it cannot beat the light output advantage of the iPhone. This means that the iPhone 5 display is the more versatile and it can combat ambient light effectively. The iPhone 5 also has the slight advantage when it comes to colour.

So while the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 may boast a larger display than the iPhone 5, it can’t match the iPhone 5 Retina Display yet concludes CNET.

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