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Galaxy S3 vs Note 2 vs iPhone 5: Compare & Contrast

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Anyone after a phone with a big display could do worse than look at the Androids, especially the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The iPhone 5 display has gone up to 4” but still looks small compared to the Android flagships. The screen size is one of the major draws of the Android platform for iPhone users.

iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 & Note 2: size matters

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is leading the market right now, but it may soon get overtaken by the Galaxy Note 2. PopHerald says that retail checks say that three Note 2s are sold for every two S3s right now.

If you’re thinking about changing over to the Samsung Galaxy S3 or the Note 2 from the iPhone, you need to think about lots of other things beside the display size as well.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Note 2 are very similar – the Note 2 has a 5.5” display, but aside from this they have a lot in common. The phones both have 8MP cameras, but there are significant differences; the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, as the newest Samsung device, has the more powerful chip.

It has a 1.6GHz quad-core chip with 2GB of RAM. The Samsung GalaxyS3 has a dual-core chip and 2GB of RAM in the US and a quad-core chip and 1GB of RAM elsewhere.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 also has a huge 3,100mAh battery and Jelly Bean pre-loaded. The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with ICS, but is pretty much bumped up to Jelly Bean now with only US Cellular lagging behind here.

If you want the latest tech and specs, then you might want the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 if your hands can handle it (sorry). It is a large phone, though, so give it a try in a shop. If it does seem too big for you, then you might still get on with the Samsung Galaxy S3 as it will also fee like a world of difference when compared to the 4-inch iPhone 5.

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