Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Note vs Apple iPhone 5S

Samsung Galaxy Note
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general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Apple
Announced September 2011 September 2013
Status Released - October 2011 Available - September 2013
Colors Black, White Black/Slate, White/Silver
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 146.9 x 83 x 9.7 mm
(5.78 x 3.27 x 0.38 in)
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
(4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 in)
Weight 178 g (6.28 oz) 112 g (3.95 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network LTE 700 (region specific) LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3.5 (Gingerbread) iOS 7.0.1
Processor Dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A9, Exynos [Similar] Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone, Apple A7 with M7 Motion Coprocessor [Similar]
GPU Mali-400MP [Similar] PowerVR G6430 [Similar]
RAM 1 GB [Browse Similar] 1 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 16 GB/32 GB storage 16/32/64 GB storage
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB, 2 GB included No

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.3 inches [Similar] 4.0 inches [Similar]
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels (285 ppi) [Similar] 640 x 1136 pixels (326 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 66.71% 60.84%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS No
Games Yes Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels [Similar] 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels [Similar]
Flash LED flash dual-LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, 1.5 ┬Ám pixel size, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@24~30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120 fps, video stabilization
Front Camera Yes, 2 MP [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Yes
Edge Class 12 Yes
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0+HS Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes, Lightning Port
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML, Adobe flash HTML (Safari)

memory User Memory

Internal 16GB/32GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB, 2 GB included No
USB OTG Supported -

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2500 mAh 1440 mAh
Stand by Up to 960 h (2G)
Up to 820 h (3G)
Up to 250 h
Talk Time Up to 26 h 10 min (2G)
Up to 13 h 30 min (3G)
Up to 10 h