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Galaxy Note 2 vs iPhone 5: Samsung TECHnically Wins

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One of the weirdest side-by-side comparisons is that of the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phablet. However given the wave both devices are making, there will be many buyers out there contemplating between the thinnest and biggest-screen smartphone in the world.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs iPhone 5

The folks over at Sortable braved this comparison and found that the Note 2 was a clearly in front – on paper that is. This comparison took design, the display, popularity and general performance into account. This comparison also shows that the popularity of a handset can outweigh the specs.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has better features than the iPhone 5 – not just in terms of Android Jelly Bean vs iOS 6. The Note 2 display size as well as its storage capacity and chip are better. However the iPhone 5 still beat the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with 53 points against 41 in the Sortable test thanks to its looks.

The list of positives for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is also a lot longer than the iPhone 5, but the iPhone 5 still got 100 points for popularity – the Note 2 got a mere 24! If a phone is popular, then it’s going to sell regardless of details like chip speed and so on. If Apple falls behind with the nuts and bolts, it can steam forward using charm alone hints the test.

Loads of people prefer the iPhone 5 in looks, also, many people have had iPhones for several years now. They’re used to the feel, and have apps that they don’t want to have to buy again if they change platforms. There are a few issues with iOS 6 – like the lack of Google Maps, no widgets and more that might lead to a fall in popularity. Still, Apple veterans know that Cupertino is on the case ASAP when things go wrong.

The thing is, this comparison is like comparing apples to oranges (sorry again). The devices are for different people and offer different things. If you don’t want (or can’t afford) to buy a phone and a tablet, then the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the answer. If you want to keep the two apart, then you could go with an iPhone 5 and the iPad.

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