Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. iPhone 5: Features and Specs Comparison

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the iPhone 5 have both been unveiled recently to excited smartphone fans, and both are expected to be exceedingly popular in the market. Here is a run down comparison between the two devices.

The iPhone 5 was unveiled this week, and although not game changing, has featured a number of strong improvements over the older iPhone 4S model. It has a 4 inch screen, and a powerful A6 chip, as rumors had suggested prior to its launch.

In comparison the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a much larger 5.5 inch screen, and boasts a quad core CPU, 1.6GHz. Inside the CPU is featured Samsung's Exynos 4412 Quad chipset.

The iPhone is being praised for its new slimline appearance; it is now just 7.6mm thick. It is also 58.6mm wide, and weighs in at 112g.

The Note 2, which obviously is wider considering its larger screen size, is 80.5mm and weighs 180g.

Samsung has developed the Note 2 specifically to attract consumers looking for the larger screens, but it also boasts an impressive 1280 x 720 pixels at 267 ppi. Its screen is an HD Super AMOLED Plus. In comparison the iPhone 5 has 1136 x 640 pixels at an impressive density of 326 ppi, and features the Retina Display with an IPS LCD.

Both phones have 8 megapixel rear cameras, with autofocus and 3264 x 2448 pixels. The Note 2 has a 1.9 megapixel front camera, where as the iPhone 5 has a 1.2 megapixel front camera.

Samsung has boasted about its Note 2 having a 3,100mAh battery, which smashes the batteries on many devices. Meanwhile Apple has also boasted that the iPhone 5 should have 8 hours talk time on 3G.

Both phones have 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, but the Note 2 has Samsung's special NFC technology that it has aggressively advertised since its Galaxy S3 launch.

The Note 2 will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and should be available in October 2012. The iPhone 5 will feature Apple's new iOS 6 and has a release date set for September 21. The latest generation iPhone will be available for the same price as its predecessor, with the iPhone 4S now decreasing in price.