Samsung GALAXY Note vs Apple iPhone 4s

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Display

Size:

5.3 inches
3.5 inches

Resolution:

1280 x 800 pixels, 285 PPI
960 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

66.80 %
55.27 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 4
Apple A5

Processor:

Dual-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Dual-core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU:

Mali-400 MP4
PowerVR SGX 543MP2

RAM:

1GB
0.5GB DDR2

Internal storage:

32GB
64GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (4.1.2, 4.0.4, 4.0.3, 2.3.5, 2.3.4)
iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6.x, 5.1, 5)

Battery

Capacity:

2500 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.6
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 35.00 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling
EIS

Front:

2 MP
0.3 MP VGA

Design

Dimensions:

5.78 x 3.27 x 0.38 inches (147 x 83 x 9.65 mm)
4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm)

Weight:

6.28 oz (178.0 g)
4.94 oz (140.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Features:

Stylus

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control, Other

Colors:

Black, Pink, White
Black, White

Cellular

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

MHL
TV-out

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

3.0
4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
Proprietary, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging
Charging

Location:

A-GPS, Glonass
A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync
Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Nov 09, 2011
Oct 04, 2011

FCC ID value:

A3LGTI9220
BCG-E2430A

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.30 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

0.50 W/kg
1.15 W/kg

Measured in:

850 MHz

Buyers information

Price:

$ 680

In The Box:

Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic, Dock Connector to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 01, 2011
Oct 04, 2011
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