Samsung and Apple are competing really hard to notch up the first position in the phone market. Apple has dominated the phone market due to its large number of sale in western countries while Samsung has dominated the phone market because of its sales in smartphones in the eastern end of the world.
Table of Content
- Form Factor Comparison
- Processor Comparison
- Display Comparison
- Camera Comparison
- Operating System and User Interface Comparison
- Connectivity Comparison
- Memory Comparison
- Battery Comparison
- Price Comparison
Apple and Samsung, both are trying to conquer each other’s position. Samsung has released its latest smartphone named as Samsung Galaxy Note in the market, while Apple has come up with iPhone 4S. Both the phones are amazing and are all ready to blast off. Now, let us see what happens when we will see them facing each other.
Both the phones have very sleek designs. The dimensions of Samsung Galaxy Note are 146.9 x 83 x 9.7 mm which gives this phone a super size of 5.3inches. On the other hands Apple iPhone 4S is having the dimensions 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm which gives it the size of 3.5inches. Weight of Samsung Galaxy Note is 178grams and the weight of Apple iPhone 4S is 140grams.
Samsung Galaxy Note – Dual Core 1.4 Ghz ARM Cortex A9 processor
Apple iPhone 4S – 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor
Clock speed of processors of both the phones is nice but the clock speed of the Samsung Galaxy Note is quite more than that of Apple iPhone 4S. Apple iPhone 4S gets graphic power from PowerVR SGX543MP2 while the Samsung Galaxy Note gets its graphics power from Mali-400MP GPU.
Winner – Samsung Galaxy Note
The Samsung Galaxy Note is having Gorilla Glass display with capacitive touchscreen, which supports 16M colors. On the other hand Apple iPhone 4S is having scratch-resistant oleophobic surface with capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors. The pixel density of Samsung Galaxy Note is 225 while the Apple iPhone 4S is having 330 pixel density.
Samsung Galaxy Note – 8 mega pixel rear camera, 2 mega pixel front facing camera
Apple iPhone 4S – 8 mega pixel rear camera, VGA front facing camera
The camera quality of both the phones is nice. The rear cameras of both the phones share the same resolution but the front camera of Samsung Galaxy Note is better than Apple iPhone 4S which makes the Samsung Galaxy Note the winner in this catalog.
Operating System & User Interface
Samsung Galaxy Note – Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
Apple iPhone 4S – iOS 5
The operating system of both the phones is really nice. The Android though is very much able to compete with iOS 5 but Android doesn’t stand a chance when iOS 5 comes in Apple iPhone 4S. The Samsung Galaxy Note has TouchWiz UI v4.0 user interface while the user interface of Apple iPhone 4S is not known.
There is a lot of difference between the connectivity features of both these phones. Samsung Galaxy Note supports only 3G, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB port, EDGE, GPRS but on the other hand Apple iPhone 4S has got a mighty feature which makes it the better than Samsung Galaxy Note and that is its 4G support! Actually, it isn’t 4G, as the name suggests, but sort of 3.5G as it supports HSDPA+.
Samsung Galaxy Note – Internal 16GB/32GB, expandable up to 32GB
Apple iPhone 4S – Internal 16GB/32GB, cannot be expanded
There is no much difference between the internal memories of both the phones but the expandable memory feature of Samsung Galaxy Note is a very crucial feature. Samsung Galaxy Note is having 1GB RAM while the Apple iPhone 4S is having 512MB RAM.
Apple iPhone 4S is having standard Li-Po 1432 mAh battery which keeps it running for 200hrs on standby 2G and 3G, 14hrs during talk time on 2G and 8hrs on 3G, music play battery is 4hrs. On the other hand Samsung Galaxy Note is having standard Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery that keep Note running for so long. It’s large screen doesn’t seem to be a big problem.
Price of Samsung Galaxy Note is Rs.34,800 or $773 while the Apple iPhone 4S is priced at Rs.37,000 or $820. There is a lot of difference between the price of these two phones.
Both the phones have great features and have opened the gates to the whole new era for phone market. I know that Apple iPhone 4S is far better than Samsung Galaxy Note but if I were to buy one of these, I would have gone with Samsung Galaxy Note. It’s so because Samsung’s center is near to my home, it’s cheaper, it supports 3G and that’s what is supported in India, its stylish, it is large etc!
Note: The Analysis has been done on the basis of my personal point of view and expertise. If you have any doubts or views, do share them with me.