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Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S

Posted: , by John V.



Samsung Galaxy Note LTE vs Apple iPhone 4S
Ehhh…we’re not all that blown away by the calling quality of either device, especially when they’re plagued by their own issues. Specifically, the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE is bogged by its weak sounding earpiece, while some background noise can be heard through the iPhone 4S. Fortunately, these problems aren’t annoying to the point that they make either device unusable, but they’re still items that stand out to us.

During our testing, signal strength appears to be adequate with these two beauties, but more importantly, we didn’t experience any dropped phone calls.

Even before getting started, the massive display of the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE might seem menacing enough to quickly make us believe that it’ll dissipate its battery, but we’re impressed to find it performing better than the iPhone 4S. With our normal usage, we’re able to get by close to a couple of days out of a fully charged Galaxy Note LTE under HSPA+ connectivity. Meanwhile, the iPhone 4S seems to be sufficient to get us through a solid one day, but it’s in desperate need of charging before bed.


Here’s the deal people. We’re well aware that the iPhone 4S is a venerable smartphone that’s sure to continue with success, as it has done so in the past countless times, but this latest version doesn’t quite have the same level of fresh appeal found with the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE. On the flip side though, there are people that will instantly steer clear from the Note due to its intimidating posture, but that’s exactly what makes the handset so fresh and very different.

Throw in its S Pen functions, and you have a smartphone that already packs one feature that’s not available with the iPhone 4S. Nowadays, we can whip out the iPhone 4S in a crowd of people and not receive one shred of recognition. Certainly, that’s not an issue with the curious looking Galaxy Note LTE, since it’s able to somehow magically sum up conversation from random strangers. Aside from its effectiveness in garnering attention, it’s also well-endowed in various key areas to make it a formidable rival in the smartphone landscape.

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posted on 24 Feb 2012, 05:57 8

1. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Finally, a none biased review. lol Just kidding. But sounds like John V. Has fallen in love with the Galaxy Note.

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 09:56 1

33. ghost__uwi (Posts: 175; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)

my word what a crappy phone to fall in love with.

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 06:29 14

2. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 708; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)

I love the hell outta my GNex but the Note is so boss. I hope and pray Verizon gets a five incher cause I would NEVER go to At&t. Hate em with a passion lol XO

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 08:19 5

10. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

iHate them even more. And, I'm with you, hope Verizon gets it :)

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 17:37 3

20. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

I agree but I doubt VERIZON will pick up the Galaxy Note. They seem to be all in love with Motorola and they don't want to hurt the sales of the Galaxy Nexus. But yes I would pick up the Galaxy Note on Verizon in a heart beat.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 16:29 1

43. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 449; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Not true, they are going to call their version of the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Journal. Of course that name is subject to change, but does seem fitting.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 11:29

52. Fhammond (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

I agree with you. I too hate At&t and I don't want to move to them to get this beast of a phone.

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 06:40 14

3. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

could this be? phonearena have stopped being iphonearena? now this is better news than the SGSIII

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 07:14 23

4. ddxmms (Posts: 170; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)

its like a man and his wife..

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 07:35 7

5. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1118; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

Thats one of the best comments Ive seen about the note in a while lol

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 07:45 3

7. greathero1 (Posts: 575; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)

Too funny but when you see them side by side, thats one hell of an accurate observation lol!

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 08:20 10

11. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

No, 'it's like a man and his B¡tch'.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 14:51 2

37. Habib (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)

Lol this should be best comment of the month!

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 07:36 2

6. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

i want the galaxy note but im saving up for the optimus 4x HD

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 15:18

40. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Ha, if it comes to Sprint I for sure will buy the 4X HD.

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 08:04

8. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)

About time

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 08:16 11

9. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

Haaa!!!! I had to read that title twice, then I laughed: 'vs' implies by definition competition. There is no competition here; iPhone 4S is a flip phone (with dediCated 911 shortcut button for seniors) next to that Galaxy Note. Damn, I have serious size envy, my RAZR™ is only 4.3". At least I can reach for my original Galaxy Tab whenever I'm feeling small (or, at least, as small as the iPhone 4S is right now).

Go Sammy, stomp all over that LiMiTed and tiNy iOS'd fliP phone.

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 09:25 3

14. bucky (Posts: 3111; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

lol u have some serious hatred for the iphone. I have an SGS2 and i can honestly say i would take the iphone over your razr.

The iphone 4s still creates standards in many ways.

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 12:06 1

17. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

Yes, it's a great replAcement for femiNiNe hygiEne.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 16:32

41. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I'd have to be paid to use an iphone, and very very well at that.

I'd use Verizon if someone paid for it, but I'd never willingly go there.

If I had to have Verizon, the Droid RAZR Maxx or Galaxy Nexus or LG Spectrum would be the only choices I'd consider.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 03:50

46. Powerhawk (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

Lucky for you, -box-, I'm sponsoring faggots to use iPhones on Verizon. Forward your contact information.

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 08:29 7

12. fenixsama (Posts: 32; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

They look so cute together =D

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 08:42 1

13. redmd (Posts: 1355; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

there's only one iphone 4S. but I'm so having fun with my GNote. I can't exchange this for any other phone right now. Haha

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 09:40 3

15. greathero1 (Posts: 575; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)

This phone looks awesome but why in the hell couldn't they had left the design alone? I am sick of all US Android phones having the exact same 4 buttons. I love the look of the International version.

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 10:29 2

16. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)

I had the pleasure of looking at a Note in the store the other day, let me tell you it is awesome! but it really is not that big, pictures make it look bigger.

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 03:59 1

30. EarnYourLeather (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

I disagree. When I saw it for the first time in stores my instinctual vocal reaction was "What the hell is that?" I wasn't sure if it was a phone or a mini-tablet. It's just too big for my tastes.

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 14:05 2

18. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

that thing that I note is that fandroids support that is Android and that's all.. not that is the Note itself... mentioning other devices when it should about the note and the iphone 4S only... but will leave it at that...

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 20:49 5

26. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)

My head is killing me now...!!

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 21:59 4

27. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

Huh? Am I the only one who doesn't understand a single bit of what he is blabbering right now?

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 01:00

39. ScottSchneider (Posts: 336; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

I agree with you..

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