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Head To Head - Key Features Of The Samsung Galaxy Note And iPhone 4S

News   •   Jul 29, 2012 22:59 BST

There are now more smartphones to choose from than ever before, with many manufacturers boasting ever impressive handsets.  In this article, I will compare some of the key features of the Apple iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy Note, which are two of the most impressive smartphones currently available.



When comparing these two devices, one of the first things you will notice is the difference in size which is due to the size of the size of their screens.  The Samsung Galaxy Note boasts the largest smartphone touchscreen available, measuring a whopping 5.3 inches and sporting super AMOLED capacitive technology.  The iPhone 4S is considerably smaller at 3.5 inches, but this is advantageous to its display quality, in conjunction with its resolution of 640x 160 resulting in the famous retina display, which offers display quality so high that users are unable to distinguish between individual pixels with the naked eye.



Both the Samsung Galaxy Note the Apple iPhone 4S include a dual-core processor.  This means that they both offer excellent performance and users will notice responsive touchscreens, lightning fast user interfaces and fast download times of apps and email attachments as well as fast loading times of websites.  Also, multitasking is made much more efficient, so you can run two or more apps simultaneously without affecting the performance of any of them.  On paper, the Samsung Galaxy Note is more powerful thanks to a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor compared to the 1 GHz offering of the iPhone 4S.  However, unless you are well versed in the intricacies of this technology you are unlikely to notice the difference between the two when using them.



The iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy Note are certainly well equipped as camera phones.  On paper, many of the cameras features are almost identical.  They share the same resolution of 8 megapixels as well as the ability to capture video footage in 1080p which is full high definition.  Therefore, the main differences between these cameras are found in the user interfaces due to the fact that they run different operating systems.


Operating System

Of course, the iPhone 4S runs iOS, which is well known for its seamless integration between native apps, simple layout and ease of use.  Of course, the famous AppStore service allows users to browse and download hundreds of thousands of apps from different categories.  The Samsung Galaxy Note on the other hand has the popular Android operating system as its platform of choice.  The benefits of this software include high levels of customisation across many aspects of its interface and the ability to assign multiple homescreens and the ability to support widget functionality.  Of course, this also allows users to download apps using Google Play.


As you can see, both of these phones are very different devices, yet they are equally impressive.  If you are trying to choose between them, your decision is likely to be affected by preference for either brand or operating system, or preference for the larger screen or one which offers better display quality.

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