Apple iPhone 4S vs. Samsung Galaxy Note

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by willmottedixon, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. willmottedixon macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2011
    I bought the iphone 4s few weeks ago directly from Apple . I want to say.. i am not really happy, and i want to sell it and buy Galaxy Note.
    Please tell me it is Galaxy Note more good than iphone 4 s?
    Iphone still have some errors and i miss some calls from friends without reason.
    I love the samsung Note screen, and i want to know if the camera is good like the iphone 4s camera.
    Thank you for your help
  2. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    You should probably ask on an Android forum, over here you're going to get a lot of biased iPhone fans.

    For instance, I hate Android, it was awful when I used it, but I love my iPhone.
  3. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    So you're on an Apple forum asking people to tell you that Apple products are inferior to Samsung products?
  4. BlizzardBolt macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2011
    Mariana Trench
    Galaxy Nexus > Galaxy S2 > iPhone4S > Galaxy Note > iPhone4
  5. benardquek macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2012
    Galaxy Note Vs iPhone 4S

    I have been an iPhone user since the 3 and 3GS and promptly refuse to get the iPhone 4 for obvious reasons, it didn't suit my needs. I got a Galaxy Note. Here are my observations.

    1. USB Host hub, means you can connect a flashdrive to the Note to exchange or copy files form device to flash drive. iPhone can't do it.
    2. Megapixel for megapixel, both cameras perform well so there is no reason to choose one or the other.
    3. Games and Apps. iPhone still the better choice.
    4. Big hands? Galaxy Note's larger form factor and screen wins.
    5. Creatively incline? Note wins, as the stylus is really a notch above the nonsense you get on the iPhone. The Galaxy Note's Stylus is both precise and easy to use on a big screen.
    6. Cloud storage. No diff. Apple's iCloud is a ripoff in disguise. Third party options are better.
    7. Siri. Voice control and command is a joke on both Android and iOS. Not very useful and consumes too much data.

    I have invested over a thousand dollars on the Apple appstore over the years buying original stuff. I still use and own an iPad which I love. But there is no compelling reason to get the iPhone 4S even when I had the money for it.

    There is a little more work involved if you get on the Android. For example the need to decide on app storage as you have to manually move some of the apps from device to SD card storage. Customization is also something you can do if you like to do it but if you hate to customize the screen, you will find it a pain to do it.

    Apple's iOS benefits from simplicity. It is Vanilla flavored ice cream for those who prefer Vanilla. However if you like to have a Chunky monkey, the Galaxy note is the way to go. .
  6. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2009
    I would take the Galaxy Note in a heartbeat,but Verizon isn't getting it and there's no way I'm ever switching to AT&T. That phone looks amazing, the screen makes the tiny iphone display look like a 1990 RCA TV with rabbit ears antennas.
  7. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    iPhone 4S. The Galaxy Note is way too big to be a phone.
  8. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Galaxy Note looks like the Galaxy Player 5.0, too big.
  9. bryanc28 macrumors 6502


    Dec 7, 2007
    Arlington, Va
    I really, really wanted to get the Galaxy Note. I thought it would solve the issue of having both a phone & a tablet. I wasn't too thrilled with the huge cost, so I got the Galaxy Player 5.0 instead. It has been a learning experience since I have never used an Android device before. Everything is OK, I've just been so used to the iPhone OS; my really big complaint is the damn capacitive buttons on the bottom of the Player- they're VERY sensitive & one brief touch makes you go elsewhere....maybe it's me & I need to get used to it.
  10. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    it is Galaxy Note more good than iphone 4 s
  11. Yumunum macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2011
    Galaxy Note > iPhone 4S

    Keep in mind this is just my opinion.

    Btw, the Galaxy Player's screen isn't the same as the Note's. It's lower res and (very slightly) smaller. The 720p resolution make a HUGE difference.
  12. patent10021 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    You could always get one of these. The Note is about the same size minus the buttons and antenna.

  13. Typswif2fingers macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2010
    Dubai, UAE
    I just got the Note and am very very happy with it. Took me a couple of days to figure out the OS (coming from iOS). I simply love it. No more squinting.

    So far as the camera is concerned I don't use it that much. Both phones use 8MP and I am not sure if there is any actual difference.

    I am extremely happy with the phone. Having said that, it is matter of taste. I use phone as phone only from time to time. I needed something I can use for emails, browsing and books that is small enough to fit in the pocket but large enough to not have my eyes bleed from 3.5" screen.

    I was hoping the new iPhone would have been larger (screen-wise) but since that didn't happen... well.. there are other phones :)

    Is Note better? Well, for me it is. It has provided for all my detailed specifications :)

    Finally, to be honest mate, you really shouldn't be asking questions like these on this forum. So many wa*^#rs on this forum have no life except to sit here and attack anyone who asks, or says, or thinks about anything other than Apple, or are quick to parrot what they've read elsewhere from other wa*^#rs like themselves without actually using or trying out the stuff they're whinging against. If you want fair opinion I think there are other places for that.
  14. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    how different is the note to the galaxy S II?
  15. sneaky butcher macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2011
    youtube has lots of comparison videos. the Note is much bigger and has a stylus which might be a bit easy to lose. Bigger screen is a bigger drain on the battery.

    S2 also has an 8mp camera the galaxy note is a 5mp.
  16. ah123 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2011
    I see what you did there :D
  17. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    If you're happy using something as big as this as your phone, then go for it


    Personally, I think it's far too big to use as a phone and too small to use as a tablet, so have not interest in it whatsoever, but everyone's preferences are different
  18. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

    Feb 28, 2011
    One is a phone. One is a mini tablet/big sized phone (or phablet as samsung likes to label it). Comparing them head to head is ridiculous.

    Do you want a 5.3 inch screen or is a 3.5 good for you? It really boils down to that.
  19. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    That's huge... Why would you want a phone that big?
  20. Yumunum macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2011
    Look at what Note owners say about their battery life. You'll hear some amazing stuff (in comparison to other Android phones) Why? Because the Note's battery is huge. Samsung actually prepared this time
  21. Eric Confused macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2012
    Note from iphone4s

    It was a very hard decision for me to leave the iphone for a lot reasons (no.1 is that I am an apple fanboy) but when i switched to note from iphone 4 (not to the very disappointing 4s) my, i felt like i have been brainwashed by apple.
  22. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Just seen the YouTube clips... Wow that is huge

    When is this out in US and UK?
  23. Certinfy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2011
    It's been out in the UK for quite a while now...
  24. Hastings101, Jan 4, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2012

    Hastings101 macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2010
    Neither of them are "better", it all depends on what you want out of the phone.

    The Galaxy Note has a bigger screen, which is nice for people that have massive bear paws for hands but sucks for those of us that aren't giants, and a faster processor. Its battery life is pretty decent too. The camera isn't very good when compared to the iPhone 4S camera, but it's great for an Android phone.

    Software wise, Android is even buggier than iOS, has less apps available, and the apps it does have are usually lower quality, but you can install apps from wherever you like and it's possible to customize the software anyway you want.
  25. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Oh right

    Didn't think it was out as most of the YouTube clips on it is from abroad....

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