Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or iPhone 5? Honest Comparison

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by redsoxfan320, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. redsoxfan320, Sep 14, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2012

    macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2011
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2011
    North Carolina
    You posted this the day preorders start for the iPhone 5 on a website called MacRumors? What do you think the answer is going to be?
  3. macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    Don't even waste your time. These are two completely different devices.

    I speak from experience with the Note.

    They are both excellent.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2010
    Iowa City, IA USA
    What's a Galaxy Note?
  5. macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2009
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2012
    Wait, correct me if I'm wrong but hasn't the Note 2 not been officially announced yet? I don't see how you can compare the two.

    But personally, I find the Note ridiculous. I hope you're not a guy, cuz you're gonna need a purse for that.
  7. macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    PAge not found.....


    Galaxy Note was on AT&T. It was 299 dollars in the beginning.
    I assume Galaxy Note 2 will be priced at 299 dollars.

    They call this phone as too small to be a phone and too big to be a tablet.

    And I played with Galaxy note and it was not very comfortable to hold in my ears.
  8. macrumors 6502

    magpie maniac

    Aug 24, 2007
    You don't happen to have a South Korean IP address, do you? :p
  9. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2011
    My bad, I pasted the link incorrectly. It is now fixed and know the Note is huge but its a clear competitor to the iPhone 5. Just look around the internet and you will find people comparing the two.
  10. macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    A new galaxy. ;-)
  11. macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    It was announced two weeks ago.

    My OG Note fits in my pants pocket just fine. Yes, I can still sit down and walk normally, no, it doesn't look weird. But then again, I wear normal pants, not skinny jeans or whatever the cool thing to wear is these days.
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2011
    That was my first thought too. My second was that the comparison is total BS as the iPhone 5 ain't out yet and the writer certainly haven't had the chance to REALLY test it.
  13. macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    Yeah, I don't get why this comparison is being brought up.
  14. macrumors 603


    May 21, 2012
    At first I wrote something sharp and snarky in reponse, but then I realized the bit was written by a kid.

    So, instead, I say keep on writing. If you enjoy it, keep doing it, but don't forget to do research as well. Writing from the hip doesn't go over well in the tech-blog-o'sphere.
  15. macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2012
  16. macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    That's not a review, I hate to break it to you. And the Note 2 isn't in the same category of devices as the iPhone 5, I don't see them as being in direct competition with each other.
  17. macrumors 68030


    Feb 25, 2012
    NYC NY/Pittsburgh PA
    The note and iPhone 5 don't compete. Plain as day.

    People who buy a Note know they want one, no other reason to buy a phone that big.

    Its an awesome device, IF you want something that big. Its supposedly VERY popular among college students who well, take NOTES with it lol.
  18. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2011
    Pun intended? lol
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2010
    Chicagoland, IL
    Is there a way to use both an iPhone and a Note2 on a single line? i.e., disable cellular on one, then enable it on the other? Or if you primarily use an iPhone, just get something else like a nexus 7? But then there's that pen input on the note.. just wondering...

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