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Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy Note8
Network, supported bands and technologies
TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTEGSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GSM A1428GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
 CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - GSM A1428HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bandsLTE band 4(1700/2100), 17(700) - GSM A1428 LTE
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat3 100/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 MbpsHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRSYestextYes
EDGEYesYes
Release date
First presented2012, September 2017, August
StatusAvailable. Released 2012, September Soon to arrive. Exp. release 2017, September
Size and Dimensions
Measurements123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 in)162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 in)
Weight112 g (3.95 oz)195 g (6.88 oz)
SIMNano-SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DesignbuildCorning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
 - IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes- Stylus- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
Display (type and size)
TypeLED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size4.0 inches 6.3 inches
Resolution640 x 1136 pixels 1440 x 2960 pixels
MultitouchYesYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coatingCorning Gorilla Glass 5
 - HDR10 compliant- 3D Touch (home button only)- Always-on display
System and processor information
OSiOS 6 actualized iOS 9.2Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
ChipsetApple A6Exynos 8895 Octa - EMEAQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 - USA & China
Central processing unitDual-core 1.3 GHz Swift (ARM v7-based)Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz & 4x1.7 GHz) - EMEAOcta-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) - USA & China
Graphics processing unitPowerVR SGX 543MP3 (triple-core graphics)Mali-G71 MP20 - EMEAAdreno 540 - USA & China
Memory bank
Slot for memory cardNo microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) - single-SIM modelmicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual-SIM model
Built-in 1 GB RAM DDR2 16/32/64 GB 6 GB RAM 64/128/256 GB
Camera
Primary8 MP, f/2.4, 33mm, autofocus, LED flash, quality controlDual 12 MP (26mm, f/1.7, PDAF & 52mm, f/2.4, AF), OIS, autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, quality control
Features1/3.2" sensor size, 1.4 ľm pixel size, quick tap focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR (photo)1/2.55" sensor size, 1.4 ľm pixel size @ 26 mm1/3.6" sensor size, 1.0 ľm pixel size @ 52 mmGeo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, quick tap focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video1080p@30fps, quality control2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec., quality control
Secondary1.2 MP, f/2.4, 35mm, 720p@30fps, face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1/3.6" sensor size, 1.22 ľm pixel size, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
Sound
Different alarm typesVibration, proprietary ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Main speaker
3.5mm jack
 - 32-bit/384kHz audio- noise cancellation feature
Communication
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP, LE5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
RadioNo No
USBv2.0, reversible connector3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
NFCYes
Features
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, compassIris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, compass, barometer, heart rate monitor, SpO2
MessagingiMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push EmailSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
BrowserHTML5 (Safari) HTML5
JavaNoNo
 - noise cancellation feature- AirDrop file sharing- Siri dictation and cammands recognition- iCloud cloud service- TV-out- Maps- Video/audio player/editor- Organizer- Document viewer/editor- Photo viewer/editor- Voice memo/dial/command- Predictive text input- Samsung Desktop Experience support- quick battery charge (Quick Charge 2.0)- Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)- ANT+ support- Bixby dictation and cammands recognition- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player- Photo/video editor- Document editor
Battery
 Built-in Li-Po 1440 mAh battery (5.45 Wh)Built-in Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 225 h (2G) / Up to 225 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 8 h (2G) / Up to 8 h (3G)Up to 22 h (3G)
Music playerUp to 40 hbatmusicplayback1Up to 74 h
Other
ColorsBlack/Slate, White/SilverMidnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, Deep Sea Blue, Star Pink (Taiwan only)
PriceAbout 1000 EUR