The last quarter is coming and we haven’t seen any big hit on the smartphone market till now. The situation will change at the end of the year when the two most anticipated smartphones, Samsung Galaxy Note and iPhone 5, are available. The iPhone 5 is expected to be released in later September while Galaxy Note is available for pre-order now and possibly it will start shipping in October.
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Needless to say, we can see how the world is looking forward to their release days as they both are from the best smartphone firms. The iPhone generations and Samsung Galaxy Series are competing every year to conquer the first place on the smartphone market and this year will be the competition between Samsung Galaxy Note and iPhone 5. Full features and tech specs of the two handsets have been announced officially, so let’s take a look at some specs and compare them together so that we could get some ideas which device is preferred.
|OS||Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich||iOS 6|
|Display||5.3” Super HD AMOLED capacitive touch screen with WXGA (800 x 1280 pixels) resolution, pixel density of 285ppi.Digital S pen technology for accurate hand writing experience.||Bigger 4-inch screen, a drastic jump from the iPhone 4S. The Retina display promises the same 326ppi as the 4S with a screen resolution of 1136 x 640.|
|Processor||Dual-core 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor||New A6 chip delivers a CPU 2 times faster than the A5 and up to times better graphics.|
|Memory||1 GB RAM, 16GB Internal memory + microSD (up to 32GB).||1GB Ram, offering a choice of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of flash storage.|
|Camera||8 MP rear camera with LED Flash and 2 MP front camera for video calls.||8-Megapixel camera sensor and f/2.4 aperture with the addition of a dynamic low light mode, a new more durable sapphire crystal lens, a new image processor includes a smart filter.|
|Connectivity||Supports 4G LTE, HSPA+, EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.||Supports 4G LTE, HSDPA/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1900/2100, Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity.|
|Battery Life||Standard battery, Li-on 2,500 mAh||The iPhone 5 battery is almost the same as the 4S, so it is 8 hours talk time on 3G or LTE, and 10 hours of Wi-Fi.|
|Pros||– Bigger screen
– S Pen and built-in stylus-specific apps
– NFC payments with Google Wallet
– Google Play content
|– Great build quality
– Thinner and lighter than predecessor and competitors
-New iOS 6
– LTE battery efficiency
– Almost global LTE support
– Updated SIRI voice assistant
– iTunes apps and content
|Cons||– Bigger screen and physical size can be a usability issue for some (no one-handed operation)
– launched October 2011
– No Jelly Bean support yet
|– Higher price
– Smaller screen than the Galaxy Note (if screen size is an issue)
– Apple Maps inaccuracies
– Lack of NFC support
– New charger/USB connector (support for older accessories necessitates $29 accessory)
– Limited customization
|Price (without contract)||from $500 (Amazon)||from $649|
What do you think about the comparison and which one are you prepared to buy? Galaxy Note or iPhone 5?
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