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Samsung Galaxy Note II vs Apple iPhone 5

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:24

We embark on the task to compare the Apple iPhone 5 to the Samsung Galaxy Note II fully aware that we are comparing apples to oranges, pun intended. These two, however, are currently the best representatives of what devices iOS and Android are capable of, and this is where the lion’s share of smartphone sales and profits goes, so we ought to set a cage match for your viewing pleasure.

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posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:59

56. The_Innovation (Posts: 632; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

Have you noticed all these reviews end the same way? It all depends on what you're looking for. Which is better really ends up being, irrelevant.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 11:11

57. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

I think this is sort of comparing apples to oranges. The iPhone just simply does not compare well with Note II.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 13:10

59. garz_pa (Posts: 154; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Apple iPhone 5 for the build quality
Samsung Galaxy Note II for overall functionality

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:48

87. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

well you wouldnt buy the iphone if your were looking at build quality

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 17:07

60. Googlethis (Posts: 179; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

yay this will replace my iphone 5 yay 46 smart phones in my collection. i feel like i have to much money and possibly free time.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 21:55

64. Googlethis (Posts: 179; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

why did i get thumbed down im just a collector i buy all phones even broken ones if i have all the parts i try to fix them.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 19:36

61. SolidSnakeCG (Posts: 8; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)

Pretty excited for this Behemoth. Already have the Note international and U.S. versions and they are still running completely perfect as the first day I had got them. No doubt in my mind that the Note 2 will also be a winner in my books!

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 20:41 1

63. theo14461 (unregistered)

Samsung, bow down to the king.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 03:31

65. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Dear PA, as you say ''...We embark on the task to compare the Apple iPhone 5 to the Samsung Galaxy Note II fully aware that we are comparing apples to oranges, pun intended. These two, however, are currently the best representatives of what devices iOS and Android are capable of,..." This is once again one of your extremly stupid comparisons. You should have compared the New iPad with this Samsung. And the funny thing is that you know it very well.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 07:58 1

67. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3818; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

The irony here being that you call this "one of your extrem(e)ly stupid comparisons", but then you suggest an extremely stupid comparison of your own.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 05:17

66. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

Note 2 is obviously a better choice than the iPhone 5 unless you choose simplicity and a pocket friendly phone...

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 18:01

68. GrosseFatigue (Posts: 149; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

..and the rating is:

Samsung Note II: 9.3
Iphone 5: 9

Dont forget

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 12:50

69. Sadkrkic (Posts: 8; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)

Dosent this phone lock like samsung galaxy s3?Or is it galaxy s3.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 15:01

70. JesterTheJarl (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

Note 2, is awesome.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 18:57

80. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

Pretty comical this @darkkjeddi guy. If you you don't like my feelings who cares pretty easy to be a Internet tuff guy or some kind of peeping tom looking at people's Facebook pages and pictures and you don't know them or have any relation to those people. You sound like a real faggit and losers and trust me if I find out your IP address or who you are I will personally lock your ass up count on that Mr. Internet coward. Then I will plaster your pictures all over the Internet and Facebook for people to know who you really are. Keep talking my friend your mouth will write a check your butt will never cash you can bet on that

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 08:48

84. darkkjedii (Posts: 25017; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Stings doesn't it. All u gonna do is what I doin now yuck mouth. Shoes on the other foot, and u can't handle it... More to come, I know your type bwahahahaha

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 08:54

85. darkkjedii (Posts: 25017; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

C'mon mr apple user insulter

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:51

88. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

off topic but darkkjedi you troll and defend apple then cry when someone disagree's with you. you then comment like above acting the big man

classic ifan

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 10:46

90. ddeath (Posts: 169; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)

Samsung Mobile Singapore just posted today on their facebook for the pre-launch Note 2 LTE sale. All I can say is WOW.https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151308484137625.521434.201671497624&type=1

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 10:42

91. mihaidenis (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)

Yes,Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is useless huge.
Yes,Apple Iphone 5 is absolute ugly
with his half design,useless top
and bottom increased screen.
Im a proudly owner
of a Nokia 1100.
And I can talk.
Phones are not to
be intended to be
producers like Nokia
invent them.
See the Communicator Series...
Now Nokia is struggling
to survive.
But finnaly people will
understood that they
didn't evolve at all.
It's not about the fact that U
need to comunicate.
These are bull-s**t.
People are humans so they
comunicate face to face
Not as company's
free texts
and so on.
Free text only
for 15 £ a month.
So what's free?

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 08:03

100. nofear (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

Y? should I read this jerk and nosense comment.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 20:45

92. nottoday88 (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

At first, I was all about finally catching up with the "in crowd" and getting an iPhone5. They offer it with the provider I work for. Now, though...I feel I'll stay with my current provider and save up for the Note. It's irresistible and amazing. I CANNOT WAIT

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 23:16

94. dabbysagar (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)

Is this comparison really possible hold note 2 for just 2 days and then decide can u go back to that icrap (as sumone has already said) u cant just use ur phone when ur not having if**kin tunes unlike androids usability it can fix itself in any hole :)i can connect it to my office PC which doesn't allows me to installi tunes.
U just can change as many skin types and transitions with go launcher try it its fun.
u got a stylus thats really adding to style. video calling is fun on this monster.i am a amateur but still i have changed some apps to suit to my note 2 andriod is open guys.
whosoever talks bout display kindly get their eyes checked.i don't say i phone got a bad display but neither do Note 2.i go with built quality of iphone but i cant understand how does that help no one tries to hammer their costly phones and unintentional drop has no guaranteeing on any of 2 depends on the point of impact.
and as far as multitasking is concerned its the arena of note 2 .

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 22:33 2

95. gilbs72 (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)

Plastic is the better material in this day and age. Its qualities, specially for mobile devices, outshine those of aluminum (or glass bodies). It's lightweight and highly shapeable; can return to its shape after impact; can be colored (and textured) to look practically like any other material--wood, leather, you name it. High-grade plastics are durable--as plastics are now used in handguns, crash helmets, military/sport eyewear (in the latter, even retaining optical clarity). If ever they're scratched--material can be same colored so scratches don't show. Plastics aren't necessarily cheap (depending on usage): the most expensive sportcars now use carbon-fiber reinforced polymers for their bodies. On the other hand, Apple wants us to think theirs is more "classy". Aluminum is just as cheap as plastic (the most abundant metal on the earth's surface). It's the same base material used for Reynold's wrap and soda cans. I could understand the hype if we're talking of titanium or gold, but not aluminum. As recent events show, anodized aluminum easily shows age as the anodization failed in iPhone 5. Glass too isn't extraordinary - processed sand - not some diamond or sapphire material. In the end, the feeling that Al + glass is "expensive" is just artificial and can be out-learned if people keep their minds open.

BTW, before the iPhone 4 - iPhones were made of plastic too. And so are Apple's range of computers today. But Apple avoids the term "cheap" for these guys.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 16:54

96. User1212 (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)

5 inch + phones are the future...

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 02:05

98. mrbig (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)

bigger is way better than tiny...bye noobs

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 21:00

99. darkkjedii (Posts: 25017; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

To those that prefer it. U don't speak for everyone noob

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