Samsung Galaxy Note vs. Apple iPhone 4S in the Philippines, Soon! Specs Fight, Up!

If the iPhone 4S Smart Postpaid year-end launch information fed to us yesterday by our insider were to be believed, then the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note vs. Apple iPhone 4S Face-off in the Philippines could very well happen and culminate this December!






Now that's going to be a true flagship battle, a clash of the Titans!

While we're all waiting for Smart Communications to make its official announcement on Apple iPhone 4S (or for Globe Telecom to pull off a shocker, perhaps), don't you think we should use the time to pit the two phones against each other in an early specs fight?

TP Specs Comparison Table: Samsung Galaxy Note vs. iPhone 4S
Detail/Feature Samsung Galaxy Note Apple iPhone 4S
Availability and Price in Philippines Out by Mid-November 2011
Price upon release --
Php 35,990 
Yet to be released (TBA)
Dimensions/
Weight
146.9 x 83 x 9.7 mm
178 g
115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
140 g
Screen/
Features
5.3 inches, 800 x 1280 pixels
Super AMOLED, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass
- Stylus support - S Pen
- Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
- Three-axis gyro sensor
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
3.5 inches, 640 x 960 pixels
LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Scratch-resistant oleophobic surface
- Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
- Three-axis gyro sensor
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread iOS 5
CPU1.4GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, Mali-400MP GPU, Exynos chipset 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU, Apple A5 chipset
Internal storage 16/32 GB storage options 16/32/64 GB storage options
Wifi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
3G Yes, HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps Yes, HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps
MicroSD Card
Slot
Yes, supports up to 32GB No
Camera 8 MegaPixels, 3264x2448 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash
- Touch focus, geo-tagging
Video capture: Yes, Full HD 1080p@30fps, LED video light, geo-tagging
Secondary camera: Yes, for video calling
8 MegaPixels, 3264x2448 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash
- Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection
Video capture: Yes, Full HD 1080p@30fps, LED video light, geo-tagging
Secondary camera: Yes, for video calling
Accelerometer Yes Yes
3-axis Gyroscope Yes Yes
Digital CompassYes Yes
GPRS/EDGE Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v3.0+HS Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Built-in MicroUSB Port Yes, v2.0 MHL No
Audio Jack Yes, 3.5mm Yes, 3.5mm
HDMI Port No No
Stereo FM Radio Yes No
Games and Apps Yes, via Android Market Yes, via AppStore
Java Yes No
Browser - Flash support Yes No
Battery Type Li-Ion 2500mAh Li-Po 1420mAh

Strictly in terms of technical specifications, it appears Samsung Galaxy Note pretty much runs circles around iPhone 4S; Processor, camera, screen size, display quality, number of ports... name it. Specs-wise, it's perhaps safe to say that iPhone 4S has got nothing on Samsung Galaxy Note.

Now, as for the design, operating system and overall ecosystem, those departments call for separate entries requiring lots of photos and videos and even a whole separate discussion board or a live debate altogether. Let's not go there -- in the meantime, at least.

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