Difference between iPhone 5 and Galaxy Note II

 

Key Difference: The iPhone 5 is the latest innovative product of the Apple Company. They have made the new phone slicker, thinner and lighter with even more packed features. iPhone 5, bigger than its predecessors, supports a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD screen with 640 x 1136 pixels and 16 million colors. The Samsung Galaxy Note II is a smartphone manufactured by Samsung and is an Android based device. The Note II is known for its large display of 5.5 inches (141 mm), as well as its integral use of a stylus, called the S pen. The beauty of a Galaxy Note II is that it falls between the categories of a smartphone and a tablet. It is hence marketed as a ‘phablet’, a phone and a tablet, a hybrid or sorts.

 

The question that everyone asks the moment a new smartphone is launched is ‘which smartphone is the best?’ This question cannot be answered by one person only as each person requires different things from a cell phone. To some people their whole life is on the phone, while for others its basically for call and text purposes. Depending on the usage, a person will opt for a phone that is useful to them. Other factors also pitch in such as budget, favorite brand, phone size, etc. iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy Note are smartphones that are available in the market.

 

The Apple iPhone 5 is the successor to the company’s Apple smartphone flagship. It is one of the most popular products that have been constantly boosting the company’s sales. Though, Apple originally was assumed to have the most technologically innovative products, many other companies have stepped in to give it good competition.

 

The iPhone 5 is the latest innovative product of the Apple Company. They have made the new phone slicker, thinner and lighter with even more packed features. Apple claims that the iPhone 5 is 18% thinner, 20% lighter, and has 12% less overall volume compared to the iPhone 4S. iPhone 5, bigger than its predecessors, supports a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD screen with 640 x 1136 pixels and 16 million colors. The phone also offers safety features such as corning gorilla class as well as oleophobic coating that keep fingerprints off the front screen. iPhone 5 comes with the latest Apple iOS 6 that is upgradeable to 6.1. It includes a 1.2 GHz dual core Apple A6 processor, PowerVR SGX543MP3 and 1GB RAM. The phone is available with non-expandable 16, 32 or 64 GB internal storage capacity.

 

The problem with the new OS is that many features that work only with the iOS 6 do not work in certain territories and Apple has a rolling program that it said will take time to implement across more regions. The phone can also act as a hotspot and can share internet connection over WiFi, Bluetooth, or USB. Similar to the older versions, iPhone 5 is equipped with Siri that allows the user to operate the iPhone via vocal commands. However, Siri has been improved to and supports additional features such as being able to make restaurant reservations, launch apps, make twitter updates, search the internet for queries, etc. iOS 6 features several new and/or updated apps, which includes Apple Maps and Passbook. Apple Maps has also faced hostility as it does not execute properly and has also been known to give wrong directions. The Passbook app is able to retrieve documents such as boarding passes, admission tickets, coupons and loyalty cards. The phone also offers a new charging port, which is much smaller and more compact compared to the old chargers. They will also require a converter if you want to use them with the old charger, docks and other accessories. The phone has also shifted the headphone jack to the bottom of the phone.

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is a smartphone manufactured by Samsung and is an Android based device. The Note II is known for its large display of 5.5 inches (141 mm), as well as its integral use of a stylus, called the S pen. The beauty of a Galaxy Note II is that it falls between the categories of a smartphone and a tablet. It is hence marketed as a ‘phablet’, a phone and a tablet, a hybrid or sorts.

 

In terms of hardware, the Note II features a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 720p resolution display, and 2 GB of RAM. The Note II is available in a variety of colors and in storage capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. The phone also has an external expandable memory of up to 64 GB. The Galaxy Note II was launched with Android 4.1 (also called Jelly Bean) and at the time of its launch was the first phone to feature Android 4.1. Now, the phone is upgradeable to Android 4.1.2.

 

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Apple website, Samsung website and GSMArena.com.

 

iPhone 5

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Launch Date

September 2012

September 2012

Company

Apple Corporation

Samsung Electronics

Size

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm (5.95 x 3.17 x 0.37 in)

Display

4.0 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD

5.5 inches, super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

 640 x 1136 pixels, 16M colors

720 x 1280 pixels, (~267 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Weight

112 g

183 g (6.46 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GSM A1428

CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - GSM A1428

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA A1429

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - N7105

4G Network

LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - GSM A1428 or LTE 850 / 1800 / 2100 - GSM A1429

LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429

LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 - N7105

GUI

IUI

TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

1.2 GHz dual core Apple A6

Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9

GPU

PowerVR SGX543MP3

Mali-400MP

OS

iOS 6, upgradable to iOS 6.1

Android OS, v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean), upgradeable to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Apple A6

Exynos 4412 Quad

RAM

1 GB

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

nanoSIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

16/32/64 GB

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

No

up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, three-axis gyro, proximity, compass, ambient light sensor.

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Connectivity

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, micro-USB v2.0.

Bluetooth v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support) LE, USB 2.0 Host, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi HT40, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, S Beam, Samsung AllShare Play & Control, Samsung AllShare Cast (WiFi Display), Mirroring & Extention, Samsung AllShare Framework

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB.

WiFi, NFC, GPRS, EDGE, LTE (4G), USB

Speed

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR

USB

micro-USB 2.0.

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

1.9 MP

Video

1080p@30fps, LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging, check quality

1080p@30fps

Camera Features

Simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR

Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization

Sound Enhancement

No

SNS integration

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player

Video supported formats

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery

Li-ion 3,100 mAh

Available Colors

Black & Slate and White & Silver.

Titanium Gray, Marble White, Amber Brown, Ruby Wine, Pink

Messaging

iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

Browser

HTML (Safari)

HTML5

Radio

No

Stereo FM radio with RDS (N7100 only)

GPS

A-GPS support and GLONASS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

No

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Siri natural language commands and dictation, iCloud cloud service,  Twitter and Facebook integration, TV-out, Maps, iBooks PDF reader, Audio/video player/editor,  Organizer, Document viewer,  Image viewer/editor, Voice memo/dial/command, Predictive text input.

S-Voice natural language commands and dictation, Smart Stay and Smart Rotate eye tracking, Dropbox (50 GB storage), TV-out (via MHL A/V link), Organizer, Image/video editor, Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa, Voice memo/dial/commands, Predictive text input (Swype), Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel, Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air, Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service, Direct claa, Screen Recorder, Quick Glance, Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service, Samsung S Suggest, S Pen Experience (Stylus),  S Note, S Planner, Email with hand-writing, integration, S Pen Keeper, Quick , Command, Easy Clip, Photo Note, Paper Artist, Shape Match, Formula Match

 

 

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