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Apple iPhone vs Samsung GALAXY Note II

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Apple iPhone Remove phone

Posted: 09 Jan 2007
Market Status: Released
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Samsung GALAXY Note II Remove phone

Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSiOS (3.x, 2.x, 1.x)Android (4.4.2, 4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1) TouchWiz 4.0 UI 
Dimensions4.50 x 2.40 x 0.46 inches (115 x 61 x 11.6 mm)5.94 x 3.17 x 0.37 inches (151 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm) 
Weight4.80 oz (135 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
6.44 oz (182 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.5 inches5.5 inches 
Resolution320 x 480 pixels720 x 1280 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

165 ppi265 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

LCDSuper AMOLED 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels8 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Features Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Smile detection, Burst mode, Panorama, Scenes 
Camcorder 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Video light 
Front-facing camera 1.9 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

 Samsung Exynos 4 (4412) 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Single core, 412 MHzQuad core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processor ARM Mali-400 MP4 (Quad-Core) 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

128 MB RAM2048 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB64 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time8.00 hours
the average is 12 h (690 min)
35.00 hours
the average is 12 h (690 min)
 
Stand-by time10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 20 days (488 h)
40.8 days (980 hours)
the average is 20 days (488 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 16.00 hours
the average is 15 h (915 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 37.1 days (890 hours)
the average is 23 days (542 h)
 
Capacity1400 mAh3100 mAh 
Not user replaceableYes  
Wireless charging Optional 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
BrowserSafari Browser; Tabs supported  
Built-in online services support Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataEDGELTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

 A-GPS, Glonass 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.0, EDR4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietarymicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging 
HDMI via microUSB 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, MirrorLink 
Other features
NotificationsPolyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer 
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced09 Jan 200729 Aug 2012 

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