iPhone 5 Or Samsung Galaxy Note 2? That’s A Tough One!

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Anyone considering a new handset may wish to consider the Apple iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. If you are having a problem choosing between the two then you might want to continue reading.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has Jelly Bean, while the Apple iPhone 5 comes with iOS, the latest from Apple. Both of the operating systems have their good and bad points. iOS 6 is the easiest to use and it is stable and smooth. Devices running iOS also come with a resale value that is high. The App Store has more apps than Google Play and the apps do tend to be more polished. What are paid apps in the App Store are offered with ads on Google Play.

Android is always changing and it also improves. Google offered Jelly Bean update and said that there were just minor improvements. However some of them are nothing short of amazing. There are some users who might find it bemusing when they move to it, however this is something that can be overcome. The updates to iOS 6 are always seamless, but then it can be stifling at times, but it takes some beating.

Android is excellent for anyone who wants to customise as there are plenty of widgets, keyboards and launchers to choose from. There is also the fact that Android is not reliant on iTunes when it comes to syncing. With iOS you can change the wallpaper and ringtone and that’s it.

Android is slow when it comes to getting updates but with the Apple iPhone 5 you can be sure of getting updates on time. Some of the older devices on Android are often left out when it comes to getting updates so customers will get the latest models. So you might want to consider this if you are thinking of shelling out over $700.

When it comes to the specs the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is ahead of the Apple iPhone 5. The device has the display of 5.5 inches and it come with twice the RAM and processing power of the Apple iPhone 5. This is down to the fact that it has quad core and 2GB of RAM. It comes with a battery of 3100mAh, which again is twice that of the Apple iPhone 5. The device is large and it comes with an S Pen stylus. However what lets it down is the plastic body, which has nothing on the class of the iPhone.

You may get up to 35 hours of talk time with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on 2G and around 16 if you are on 3G. There is also support for SD card, NFC, and the handset has a battery that is removable. The Apple iPhone 5 doesn’t have any of this.

Both of the devices are offered with storage that is decent, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 also has SD card support. They both come with cameras of 8 megapixels and the Apple iPhone 5 comes with a camera on the front of 1.3 megapixels, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a 1.9 megapixel camera. Both of the handsets support LTE and HSPA+

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 gets points for SD card storage, the processor, display and the battery life. The Apple iPhone 5 wins when it comes to design, the camera and the price. It has the best sensor for taking photos in low light too.

You can get both of the devices with all carriers in the US. The Apple iPhone 5 is $199 on contract and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is $299 on contract over two years. When T-Mobile get the Apple iPhone 5 later this year it will not be on contract so you will have to pay the full price.

Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, PC, iPhone and Android games keep Berke busy at work all day. Honestly though we’re not sure why we’re paying him as it should be the other way around.