Apple iPhone 4S Samsung GALAXY Note

Apple iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy Note

Apple iPhone 4S

Reasons to consider the iPhone 4S

3.5G, Apple iOS 5.0
Internal storage Significantly more internal storage 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 3.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Size Smaller 59×115×9 mm vs 83×147×10 mm Around 50% smaller
App store More apps available iPhone App Store vs Android App Market The iPhone App Store has over 500,000 apps vs 400,000 (around 30% more)
Weight Lighter 140 g vs 178 g More than 20% lighter
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 329 PPI vs 284 PPI Around 20% crisper display of text, images and video
Samsung GALAXY Note

Reasons to consider the Galaxy Note

4G, Android-2.3.5
Network Much faster max data speeds HSPA+ (84 mbps) vs HSPA+ (14.4 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 6x faster)
Screen type OLED screen Super AMOLED vs LCD The Note has a OLED screen, which are generally brighter and more vivid
FM Radio Built-in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
Standby time Much more standby time 34.2 days vs 8.3 days More than 4x more standby time, less frequent charging
Screen size Significantly larger screen 5.3"" vs 3.5"" More than 2x larger screen
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1400 MHz vs Apple A5, 800 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 80% faster)
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 800x1,280 vs 960x640 Around 70% higher resolution screen


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Internal storage More internal storage than most for storing music, photos and movies
iPhone 4S64 GB
Note32 GB
Bluetooth Recent bluetooth support
iPhone 4S4.0
Thickness Thin
iPhone 4S9 mm
Note10 mm
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
8 MP
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
iPhone 4S329 PPI
Note284 PPI
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Network Fast data transfer
iPhone 4SHSPA+ (14.4 mbps)
NoteHSPA+ (84 mbps)
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


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Which phone do you like, and why?

Showing 25 comments

Just Jaki (0:11 AM, April 06, 2014)
My plan is almost up. I am using an iPhone 4s at the moment and have been happy with it for 3 years. Now I have been reading up on the 5s and the galaxy note. I have an apple lap top and iPad Should I stick to apple or change to the galaxy note?? Any suggestions ???
Danidroid2000 (8:09 PM, March 10, 2014)
But who wants 64gb. It's just money going down the drain just because you have lots of storage left. U maxwell get 32gb.
Alexandre (5:47 PM, March 02, 2014)
interesting dilemma... quite bigger, but still holds in a pocket. Really more confortable than the Galaxy Note. Well, I need to touch !
Avatar for Ventas Gari Ventas Gari (2:35 AM, November 21, 2013)
Which would you prefer?? Iphone 4s or samsung galaxy note 1??
Rph (11:01 PM, October 01, 2013)
Wow...I think you just might fit that screen name of yours. There no need for that.
Rph (10:58 PM, October 01, 2013)
Wow... You've up to ur screen name.
Gianluca (9:50 AM, August 01, 2013)
But.. Wait a moment! iPhone 4S ad an A5X 1.00 Ghz and not the iPhone 4 processor (A5 800 mhz)!!!!
Avatar for lanister lanister (1:37 PM, July 11, 2013)
Currently I have a Samsung Wave running on Bada. I don't know which one to choose between the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy Note. What is the most efficient?

iphone 6 prix
Avatar for Pauline Team'p Allday Pauline Team'p Allday (10:07 AM, June 12, 2013)
People only buy apple because of the name. I own the note 2 and its the best phone I've ever paid for. Speaking of apple do any of the iphones offer the multi window that galaxy note 2 and s3 does??
Avatar for Pauline Team'p Allday Pauline Team'p Allday (10:05 AM, June 12, 2013)
shreerang (9:02 AM, January 09, 2013)
i have seen dis comments r like 10 months b4r but at dis time jan 2013 ,note is still popullar and der is upgraded verion as note 2 is in town But when it comes to comparisn iphone and note are two completely different phones ,the motive while making each one is way different iphone is ---phone designed 2b handy,fast,convinient and a cellphone but note is first of all phone+tablet =phablet it designed to be a artistic communication masterpiece ,most creative ,superfast ,good memory and a step 4ward in phablet industry Conclusion either phones can not be simply compared on performance or nything else they are simply da best at their best .masterpiecess of thier respective series......And now bottomline i'm buying THE NOTE (its ma choice ,and not on debate which is da best )
saurabh (4:28 AM, November 02, 2012)
talking about galaxy note ofc its superior than the 4s but when the touch is concerned there is no fight for the 4s's touch .i used the note and it gets kind of watery marks since it is all plastic , but 4s is glass .......u get that feel i tell u , note is a lil big to carry and use i must say , well at start it feels good , still overall both are equally good and its on size which would matter to a user.
Jaimoen (3:13 PM, September 09, 2012)
You're correct Mr. President! :)
Avatar for Sam Sam (2:39 PM, September 04, 2012)
Japanese good at copying? What the Japanese are capable of, can never be done by Americans or any Europeans....Think before you say something!
Avatar for Sam Sam (2:23 PM, September 04, 2012)
Jonathan......Iphart farted on you!
Avatar for Sam Sam (2:19 PM, September 04, 2012)
what about Alienware?...I am sure that will kill it too
bib (10:13 AM, August 24, 2012)
Why cant i gett tiger woods pga 12 on my galaxy note???
Avatar for Crazy Tiger Crazy Tiger (3:49 PM, August 15, 2012)
switched from iPhone 4. have been using for a week so far. Very powerful phone, but sadly, it's on Android. It'll be perfect if it's on iOS.
Jutblessed Rb (4:17 PM, August 09, 2012)
You buy mine for for $250.00
Airlineguy (2:02 PM, July 23, 2012)
I am and have been using an iPhone 3GS 32Gig. I have been very very extreamly happy with this device!!! However, being a movie fan user (on Netflix) I have come to really really really like the Note for its much larger screen!!
I have been sitti g on my upgrade for some tonme now. But having serious issue with trying to decide if I want to give up my iPhone and switch to the NOTE. I used to be in customer service with one of the big boys (wireless service), 6 months ago. I can say that there were very little issues with the IOS system and much more PROBLEMS with the Android system (all devices with this system). But the reviews have been EXCELLENT about the NOTE!!!!
For now, I am holding back and staying with the old saying......"IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT"!!!!

PS...leaning towards the note!!!!

Thanks for reading

Mandy (9:38 AM, July 23, 2012)
Megarunners (11:42 PM, July 22, 2012)
No doubtly galaxg note. Nothing compares to any othere smart phones in the world wide
S3kumar6 (2:42 AM, July 15, 2012)
I recently bought the Galaxy Note; Guys this is an amazing phone, probabaly this is one innovation which will give Cellphone a new dimension. I think this segment will be loved most by the enterprise where you need to depend a lot on corporate emails, collaboration tools and Corporate IM. Along with full entertainment.

For Apple I can only say Apple was no where without Steve Jobs, and this is something which they can understand as this is a bitter truth for them. :-)
Avatar for Daniel Lugo Daniel Lugo (11:45 PM, July 06, 2012)
I just came from a Iphone that just stopped working for no reason it was pretty cool just stopped connecting to chargers and anything usb. So I picked up a Galaxy note and android runs circles around IOS in every way it is ridiculous.  
Roky (9:41 AM, June 30, 2012)
I am sorry but i need to lough at your staitment..apple innovator..?? BlackBerry..?? open your apple or BB and see what it is inside..both phones use more than 70% of Nokia hardwear..
so please dont tell me anything about that.and by the waywho makes iPhone,China..read dont just say stuff around... same as computers,what apple invented..?? nothing..inside is intel.usualy Toshiba HDD,ATI,Invidia,etc.. so give me a brake.. go buy apple with a worm inside,but dont BS arround..