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Apple iPhone 4S vs Galaxy Note [Comparison]

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iphone 4s vs galaxy noteComparing Apple iPhone 4S vs Galaxy Note, is like comparing Smart Phone with a Smart Moblet, the reason for me to call Samsung Galaxy Note as Moblet is it’s design appears to be as a Smart Phone + Tablet PC. The Samsung Galaxy Note is a hybrid between a tablet and a smartphone and it did grab a lot of attention when it was unveiled due to its mammoth size.

I’m personally not having both the devices with me, but I’ve got my hands on Galaxy Note in my near-by Mobile Store, and I’m yet to have my hands on iPhone 4S. If you are willing to buy Apple iPhone 4S, there are few reasons why you need to buy it like Camera, Display, Applications, Multimedia, etc., and if you are willing to buy Samsung Galaxy Note, there are few reasons like Size, Applications, and Camera. Apple is about to release iPhone 5 and Samsung didn’t make any official statements about upgraded version of Galaxy note.

Apple launched iPhone 4S in the last October, and Samsung Launched Galaxy Note in Oct 2011 as well. Both these devices launched in the market at the same time, but still the statistics of iPhone 4S is way ahead of Galaxy Note’s stats. Over 4 million pieces of iPhone 4S were sold in just 1 week after it’s launch. If you are wondering whether to buy iPhone 4S or Samsung Galaxy Note, I hope this post will help your out. Let’s find which of the two handsets are better in the comparison between Apple iPhone 4S vs Galaxy Note.

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Apple iPhone 4S vs Galaxy Note [Comparison]

#1. Ergonomics

  • The Samsung Galaxy Note is a mammoth device and it has imposing looks that are sure to stun you. The handset weighs 178 gms and that is not much keeping in mind the size of the handset and it’s dimensions are 146.9 x 83 x 9.7 mm.
  • The Apple iPhone 4S is a replica of the iPhone 4 and thus it did not create a stir with its appearance. The handset weighs 140 grams and it’s dimensions are 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm.
  • The Galaxy Note is clearly will grab much attention than the Apple iPhone 4S, but still the rich look of iPhone 4S still make definite sense. If you compare iPhone 4S vs Galaxy Note in Ergonomic and build quality, both these devices hold commendable place.

#2. Display

  • The display of the Galaxy Note is one of its most discussed feature. The handset has a 5.3 inch giant Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels with 285 pixels per inch.
  • The iPhone 4S has a 3.5 inch screen that is an LED backlit TFT retina display. The display resolution of 640 x 960 pixels with 330 pixels per inch provides us with crystal clear display.
  • The display of the Apple iPhone 4S is much better than the Galaxy Note 2, when it comes to clarity and additional features, even though it has a smaller screen. In our display comparison between iPhone 4S vs Galaxy Note, it’s clearly iPhone 4S that wins the race by providing maximum quality display for it’s users.

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#3. Processor

  • The Samsung Galaxy Note is powered by an ARM Cortex A9 processor that has an Exynos chipset.
  • The iPhone 4S, on the other hand has been powered by the same ARM Cortex A9 processor but there is an Apple A5 chipset that has been used which is the same that has been used in the iPad 2.
  • However, the clock speed of the Galaxy Note is higher than the Apple iPhone 4S and thus the Galaxy Note, holds slight edge over iPhone 4S in terms of Device Speed.
  • In our comparison between iPhone 4S vs Galaxy Note, because of the better clock speed, Galaxy Note is, slightly faster than the iPhone 4S.

#4. Operating system

  • The Apple iPhone 4S is based on the iOS 5 and that is the latest operating system from the house of Apple. Thus, all the latest features that are related to the software are present in this handset.
  • Talking about the Galaxy Note, the handset is based on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and that version is quite an old and common these days, as there are over 60% of other Android handsets that are available in the market that have the same operating system. There is no official news from Samsung regarding the OS of Galaxy Note upgrading to ICS4.
  • The iPhone 4S has an operating system that clearly outmatches that of the Galaxy Note because of it’s latest OS with exciting features. But still Android 2.3v is one of the mostly used OS with great features as well.
  • In our comparison between iPhone 4S vs Galaxy Note, both these devices are loaded with different Operating Systems, and it’s going to be purely your choice to choose the device that suits your requirements.

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#5. Camera

  • Both the handsets are equally good when it comes to this as they both pack an 8MP rear facing shooter that is capable of full HD recording.
  • The Camera of iPhone 4S is loaded with Rear Camera of 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, front-facing Camera – VGA which allows us videocalling facility and not to forget, it’s video recording enables us to record videos at 1080p@30fps.
  • The Camera of Galaxy Note is loaded with Read Camera of 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, front-facing camera of 2 MP and the video recording allows us to record videos at 1080p@24 to 30 frames per second.
  • In our comparison between iPhone 4S vs Galaxy Note, both the devices are having almost same features and I’d like to leave the decision to you regarding the camera aspect.

#6. Memory and Battery

  • Galaxy Note comes in 2 variants 16GB/32GB and we can also extend the memory via microSD card with 2GB default card already included in it and it is loaded with 1 GB RAM
  • Apple iPhone 4S comes in 3 variants 16GB/32GB/64GB and only disadvantage of iPhone 4S is lack of microSD card and it is loaded with 512 MB RAM.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note is loaded with Standard Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery which is slightly powerful than iPhone 4S battery Li-Po 1432 mAh.
  • In our comparison between iPhone 4S vs Galaxy Note 2 Schutzfolie in Memory and Battery aspect, it’s clearly Galaxy Note which stood ahead of iPhone 4S.

Thus, in the comparison between Apple iPhone 4s vs Galaxy Note, the iPhone 4S is the winner in aspects like Display, OS, Camera while Galaxy Note holds edge in aspects like Memory, Processor, Battery etc. So, if you are planning to buy iPhone 4S or to buy Galaxy Note, I’d like to suggest you to buy the device that suits your requirements, as both the devices are having their own pros and cons. Hope you liked our Comparison between iPhone 4S vs Galaxy Note.

Siddartha is a Blogger from India. He is currently pursuing Masters in MIS and he loves writing about technology. You can follow him on Twitter | Facebook | Google+. You can subscribe to GadgetCage RSS Feed or Email Notifications.

1 Comment to Apple iPhone 4S vs Galaxy Note [Comparison]

  1. The most disappointing thing about the Galaxy Note is that it is still stuck on Android 2.3.3. This is unforgivable for a flagship Android device like the Note, and only cements Samsung’s reputation of not providing long-term support for their phones and tablets.

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