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Apple iPhone 5S vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Top 35 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5S

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Note 2

anonymous
1713
Higher pixel density
Comment
326 ppi
vs
267 ppi
22.10% higher pixel density
anonymous
741
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
593
Significantly lighter
Comment
112 g
vs
183 g
71 g lighter
anonymous
537
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
Thinner
Comment
7.6 mm
vs
9.4 mm
1.80 mm thinner
anonymous
516
Appreciably faster downloads
Comment
100 MBits/s
vs
21 MBits/s
4.76x faster downloads
anonymous
303
Has a dual-LED flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dual-led flash has led lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
Nicole Ksiazek
6
It doesn't bend.new
Comment
Yes
vs
No
IPhone 6 Plus bends with little force, damaging the phone permanently.
anonymous
200
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
anonymous
197
Considerably 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
183
Has manual exposure
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
anonymous
171
Considerably smaller semiconductor size
Comment
28 nm
vs
32 nm
4 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
anonymous
170
Noticeably 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
149
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
1347
vs
478
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
147
Has a fingerprint scanner
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
anonymous
107
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
88
Supports 64-bit
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.
anonymous
79
Notably narrower
Comment
58.6 mm
vs
80.5 mm
21.90 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
13
Distinctly shorter
Comment
123.8 mm
vs
151.1 mm
27.30 mm shorter
Alex Clark
4
Pocketfriendly, easy to reach the screen corners
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Auzan El-ghiffari Su'ud
2
Cheaper spares
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The spares are much cheaper
Tricia Ho
1
Not as wide
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The 5s fits perfectly in my small hands. The 6 is so huge that I can't use it one handed anymore
anonymous
-45
Significantly less body volume
Comment
55.1 cm³
vs
114.3 cm³
2.07x less body volume
Apple A7
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Apple A7
anonymous
81
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
67
Clearly wider front-end
Comment
6
vs
2
4 wider front-end. The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430
anonymous
56
Newer version of OpenGL ES
Comment
3.1
vs
2
Newer version of OpenGL ES. OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
Apple Cyclone
Yes
vs
No
Top 4 Reasons for Apple Cyclone
anonymous
61
Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
anonymous
51
Has AES
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
anonymous
40
Measurably more bits executed at a time
Comment
128
vs
64
64 more bits executed at a time. NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
anonymous
37
Sizably 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.
iOS 7.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for iOS 7.0
anonymous
97
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 5S is better than Samsung Galaxy Note 2 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 27 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Compared to Apple iPhone 5S

anonymous
2598
Sizably more battery power
Comment
3100 mAh
vs
1570 mAh
1.97x more battery power
anonymous
2038
Distinctly faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 1.6 GHz
vs
2 x 1.3 GHz
2.46x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1352
A lot 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
1344
Amply more RAM memory
Comment
2 GB
vs
1 GB
1 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
1209
Appreciably higher resolution
Comment
1280x720 px
vs
1136x640 px
26.76% higher resolution
anonymous
988
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
948
Sizably more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
1.9 MP
vs
1.2 MP
1.58x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
787
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
673
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
627
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
531
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
504
Has USB mass storage support
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
anonymous
438
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
415
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
509
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
324
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
234
Is a multi-user system
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
194
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
190
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
173
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
169
Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Samsung Exynos 4412
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Samsung Exynos 4412
anonymous
73
Distinctly 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
185
Vastly faster GPU clock speed
Comment
533 MHz
vs
450 MHz
83 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is better than Apple iPhone 5S because...

Yes
vs
No

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