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Apple iPhone 5C vs Samsung Note 2

Top 29 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5C

Compared to Samsung Note 2

anonymous
1720
Higher pixel density
Comment
326 ppi
vs
267 ppi
22.10% higher pixel density
anonymous
745
Every pixel has three subpixels.
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
anonymous
598
Amply lighter
Comment
132 g
vs
183 g
51 g lighter
anonymous
538
Direct updates by OS vendor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be updated directly by the OS vendor, so no need to wait until the manufacturer or network provider releases an update.
anonymous
518
Somewhat thinner
Comment
8.97 mm
vs
9.4 mm
0.43 mm thinner
anonymous
517
Significantly faster downloads
Comment
100 MBits/s
vs
21 MBits/s
4.76x faster downloads
anonymous
415
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
200
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
anonymous
197
Sizably more microphone(s)
Comment
3
vs
2
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
anonymous
171
Significantly faster uploads
Comment
50 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
8.68x faster uploads
anonymous
162
Has a CMOS sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
anonymous
109
Has AF tracking
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
anonymous
82
Noticeably narrower
Comment
59.2 mm
vs
80.5 mm
21.30 mm narrower
anonymous
46
Has AirPlay
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screen, video and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles or present your slideshows easily on your TV.
anonymous
18
Clearly shorter
Comment
124.4 mm
vs
151.1 mm
26.70 mm shorter
Florence Collins
12
Front camera has BSI sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A backside illuminated camera sensor is better at capturing images in low light. It is useful to have it on your front camera if you have video chats etc. in places without much light.
Naz D'Aboville
1
Smooth to hold
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Shape and material of the back of the phone fits well in your hand
anonymous
-44
Significantly less body volume
Comment
66.1 cm³
vs
114.3 cm³
1.73x less body volume
Apple A6
Yes
vs
No
Top 4 Reasons for Apple A6
anonymous
122
Vastly higher ram speed
Comment
533 MHz
vs
400 MHz
133 MHz higher ram speed. It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
anonymous
85
Has dynamic frequency scaling
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
anonymous
78
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
711
vs
478
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
65
Clearly more memory bandwidth
Comment
8.5 GB/s
vs
6.4 GB/s
2.10 GB/s more memory bandwidth. This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
Apple Swift
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for Apple Swift
anonymous
67
Notably wider front-end
Comment
3
vs
2
1 wider front-end. The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
anonymous
62
Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
anonymous
37
Notably newer version of VFP
Comment
4
vs
3
1 newer version of VFP. Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.
Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX543 MP3
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX543 MP3
anonymous
97
Explicitly higher floating-point performance
Comment
0.0255 TFLOPS
vs
0.02 TFLOPS
0.01 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance. Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
iOS 7.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for iOS 7.0
anonymous
98
Has a child lock
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
anonymous
67
Has turn by turn directions
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
anonymous
21
Supports slow motion video recording
Comment
Yes
vs
No

Apple iPhone 5C is better than Samsung Note 2 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 27 Reasons for the

Samsung Note 2

Compared to Apple iPhone 5C

anonymous
2603
Clearly more battery power
Comment
3100 mAh
vs
1510 mAh
2.05x more battery power
anonymous
2043
Appreciably faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 1.6 GHz
vs
2 x 1.3 GHz
2.46x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1357
Lots bigger screen size
Comment
5.5 "
vs
4 "
37.50% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
1346
Plenty more RAM memory
Comment
2 GB
vs
1 GB
1 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
1214
Explicitly higher resolution
Comment
1280x720 px
vs
1136x640 px
26.76% higher resolution
anonymous
992
Has an external memory slot
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
anonymous
955
Considerably more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
1.9 MP
vs
1.2 MP
1.58x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
788
Has branded damage resistant glass
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
anonymous
675
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
632
Has stereo speakers
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
anonymous
533
Can be charged via standard USB cable
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
anonymous
507
Has USB mass storage support
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
anonymous
439
Is DLNA certified
Comment
Yes
vs
No
All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
anonymous
420
Has a radio
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
anonymous
374
Has NFC
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
Aiden Richardson
45
Has a stylus
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A stylus lets you draw on the screen and take notes like with a pen
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Yes
vs
No
Top 9 Reasons for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
anonymous
511
Supports 4K resolution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
anonymous
331
Supports widgets
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
anonymous
325
The browser has word wrap
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
anonymous
236
Is a multi-user system
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
196
Is free and open source
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.
anonymous
192
Has offline voice recognition
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.
anonymous
174
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
171
Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Samsung Exynos 4412
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Samsung Exynos 4412
anonymous
76
Considerably more CPU threads
Comment
4
vs
2
2 more CPU threads. More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
ARM Mali 400 MP4
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for ARM Mali 400 MP4
anonymous
189
Noticeably faster GPU clock speed
Comment
533 MHz
vs
266 MHz
267 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Samsung Note 2 is better than Apple iPhone 5C because...

Yes
vs
No

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