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Call quality: 

Both the iPhone 5 and the Note II sport excellent call quality, with loud and clear voices in the earpiece, and clean sound relay to the other end. The noise-canceling mics do a very good job of weeding out the background fluff, with the iPhone 5 sporting a tad better sound capture probably thanks to the tri-mic setup it has going on.


The Note II has the largest screen ever placed in a phone, but also the battery to match, with a 3,100 mAh unit tucked in neatly into its large body. It is rated for 16 hours of talk time in 3G mode, and more than a month of standby.

The iPhone 5 has a 1,440 mAh battery, and is rated for 8 hours of talk time in 3G mode. Both handsets will deliver you more than 10 hours of browsing or video watching on a charge, which are excellent results, and can only be beat by Motorola’s MAXX set.


There are very few undecided voters who are on the fence when it comes to the iPhone 5 and the Note II. The phones are with such unmistakable individuality that considering one before the other would be either because of sheer curiosity, or because one serves your intended purposes better.

If your aim is to have a “set it and forget it” phone, the iPhone 5 is your piece - it is light, with unique design, excellent display and battery life, good snappy camera, and very easy to handle and operate with one hand. This is perfect for the majority of people, who aim for style and convenience out of their handset the most, and getting some work done takes the backseat. 

Those who need a productive multitasker to be with them at all times and/or are consuming more video than is healthy by the FDA standards, should seriously consider the best large screen out there accompanied by a stylus - conveniently together in the Samsung Galaxy Note II.

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