Two of the best handsets at this time are the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and they are very different from each other. So which of these would win you over, would it be the iOS device or the Android Jelly Bean phone? Let’s take a quick look at their specs to see where they actually stand against each other.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs iPhone 5: comparison
The iPhone 5 is already out globally and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will soon be available globally. It is thought that it will hit the shores of the US on 24th October.
The iPhone 5 comes with a dual core processor of 1.02GHz and has a screen of 4 inch and resolution of 1136 x 640 with 326ppi. It has 1GB of RAM and comes with a camera of 8 megapixels. It is 4G LTE ready and has a battery of 1440mAh and runs the latest iOS 6.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with a quad core processor of 1.6GHz and the display is 5.5 inches with resolution of 1280 x 720 with 267ppi. It has an 8 megapixel camera and 2GB of RAM, a battery of 3100mAh, support for 4G and it comes with Jelly Bean, which is the latest version of Android 4.1.
The iPhone 5 is the thinner device and it is also lighter and has a screen that is sharper. However the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the more powerful with more RAM, faster processor, larger battery, bigger screen, expandable memory (up to 128GB total) and it has NFC and a stylus.
Of course there are many fans of Apple who will swear that the iPhone 5 is the best on the market, while fans of Android will go for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. However from a hardware standpoint, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 looks like a winner as it has more to offer in every way. Sure it isn’t as thin and light as the iPhone 5 but no one complained about the 4S being heavy either. The biggest drawbacks of the Galaxy Note 2 however will be its big screen and looks. The iPhone 5 truly is a one size fits all device. It has universal good looks and dimensions that would fit in any hand. And this may be in the end what makes the Apple phone a better seller than the loaded Samsung Galaxy Note 2.