iPhone 5 analogy is chalk-cheese

By Daniel Chubb - Aug 4, 2012

We have seen a few smartphone comparisons in our time but none are stranger than the iPhone 5 versus the Galaxy Note 2, and while both phones are not even released yet, the weird factor lies in the size difference. When you look at the type of users both these smartphones are aim at, it is like comparing chalk and cheese, but this hasn’t stopped a number of blogs comparing these upcoming phones.

Very little fact is known about the iPhone 5 and Galaxy Note 2 – we have heard plenty of rumors about both devices, but one common factor for the Galaxy Note 2 and iPhone 5 is a change in screen size. There is mounting evidence that the Note 2 will increase to a 5.5-inch display, although the form factor is rumored to stay the same while the screen will increase slightly thanks to a redesign. The most common rumor for the iPhone 5 is a taller display, but in this case the form factor is expected to grow slightly longer.

We looked at the credibility of the iPhone 5 size in the past, and the photo above shows the iPhone 4S next to a Galaxy Note, which clearly shows each smartphone would have to cater to a very different user. This fact alone hasn’t stopped this article from being published, and the author attempts to justify the comparison of both the upcoming smartphones.

Two smartphones that have their own niche – It’s understandable that both these phones will arrive around the same time, although could either really take business away from the other? As an iPhone user for 5 generations we had to test the Samsung Galaxy S3 at launch, and while it impresses the size of that Android phone seemed more like a brick tablet on our ear, so thinking of potential iPhone 5 buyers wanting a massive 5.5-inch display seems almost impossible, unless they don’t make many phone calls.

Undeniable support for the Galaxy Note 2 – we cannot doubt the overwhelming support for the Samsung Galaxy Note, and also the follow-up that’s expected really soon, which can be clearly seen on any blog talking about the Galaxy Note 2. The current model owners cannot sing enough praise for a smartphone that first received a lot of negativity, so thumbs up to Samsung for creating a niche with the Note.

Can you understand why some people compare the iPhone 5 and Galaxy Note 2? If you are considering one of these smartphones we’d love to know why you want that device, so hit the comments with the reasons you love Samsung or Apple smartphones.

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