iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note

Apple’s latest iPhone 5 is already available in its initial markets, and in the words of my colleague Darcy LaCouvee, it truly is an engineering marvel. And that’s coming from a die-hard Android fan. After all, the iPhone 5 won against the Samsung Galaxy S3 in our drop tests. But not everyone is going to drop their phone from ear-level on a cobbled Hong Kong pavemenet. Let’s see how well the iPhone 5 stacks up against another flagship smartphone — this time, the Samsing Galaxy Note. While we’re sure this won’t exactly be an apples-to-apples comparison, we will look at the benefits and disadvantages of each device.

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As you already know, yesterday was iPhone 5 day. The new iOS smartphone was launched in nine countries and will roll out in 100 markets by the end of the year. Naturally, the device will be compared to every existing and upcoming high-end smartphone. In fact, we have a few such comparisons ourselves featuring the iPhone 5 against some of the hottest Android handsets available (and yes, they include video).

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The Xperia acro S, miro, tipo and tipo dual each have their selling points and a certain wow factor, but unfortunately they are all only available for sale in unlocked versions. That means you’ll have to scrape together more than just a few pennies to get the phones, although the upside is you won’t tie yourself to a long-term carrier agreement.

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Long before Pantech started teasing Android enthusiasts with high-end offerings like the Vega Racer 2, Vega S5, and the AT&T-bound Magnus (HD IPS display and Snapdragon S4 processor), the company has been riding on the mid-range highway with the Burst and Element. If you’ve been hoping to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the Burst, an update is apparently coming real soon.