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Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S

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Unless we dive in and comb through each photo, it’s nearly impossible to say which smartphone is the superior in taking photos – since both dish up fantastic looking shots! However, we can say that the iPhone 4S has the slightly better looking shots, as its balanced results are tastefully produced by its sharp details, natural looking color production, and adequate exposure. Taking it indoors under low lighting, we do notice the usual level of noise with their shots, but again it’s the iPhone 4S casting the more neutral color tones. With the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE, we do like the manual controls we’re given, but its shots are noticeably on the cooler side – thus, appearing more bluish in tone.

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Samsung Galaxy Note LTE - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S
Samsung Galaxy Note LTE - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S
Samsung Galaxy Note LTE - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S

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Apple iPhone 4S

Samsung Galaxy Note LTE - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S
Samsung Galaxy Note LTE - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S
Samsung Galaxy Note LTE - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S
Samsung Galaxy Note LTE - Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S

Samsung Galaxy Note LTE

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Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone 4SOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S

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At the same time, we can concretely say that the iPhone 4S is the more favorable device for shooting 1080p videos as well. Aside from the distinctive details and pronounced color tones of the iPhone 4S, there’s nothing much else separating the two in terms of quality. However, we have to admit that continuous focus on the Galaxy Note LTE comes in handy in beautifying its results – whereas the iPhone 4S offers touch-focus only.

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Considering that the iPhone 4S retains the same exact music player found in use with the original iPhone from a few years ago, one would think that Samsung would’ve come out of the gate with something glitzy looking, but alas, that’s not the case. On the surface, they’re quite conventional with their approach, but the iPhone 4S has this thing called Coverflow mode that stands out. Tuning our ears to the audio quality of their respective speakers, both are extremely boisterous in tone, but the iPhone 4S has some sharp tones that sound a little irritating at its loudest volume – while the Galaxy Note sounds screechy.

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The music player of the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S
The music player of the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S
The music player of the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S

The music player of the Apple iPhone 4S - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S
The music player of the Apple iPhone 4S - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S
The music player of the Apple iPhone 4S - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S
The music player of the Apple iPhone 4S - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S

Since it’s larger and accepts most codecs without the need for conversion, the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE is by far the preferred device to watch videos. And to cap off its immaculate beauty, its punchy looking colors and high contrast really keeps our attention on it at all times. Sorry iPhone, but 3.5-inches isn’t enough to satisfy our insatiable needs.

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Video playback - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S
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Video playback - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S

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