Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. iPhone 5 vs Galaxy Note 2, With New Release, Can S4 Overtake iPhone as Best Smartphone on the Market? (VIDEO)

Matt LloydApr 28, 2013 08:10 PM EDT

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has finally released to the public after a long awaited 

As the Galaxy S4 rolls out in the U.S. this week, the Samsung brand is likely to experience a big wave of sales coming up.

You may be choosing between the Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or Galaxy S4 as all three will be arguably the best handsets on the market this year around the globe. So which is the best? While the iPhone 5 has enlarged its screen to a 4 inch display screen, the Galaxy Note 2 has a massive 5.5 inch screen.  This could be a great feature for watching videos or reading, however, a complaint with the size is that you have to use two hands to do almost anything on the Galaxy Note 2.  The Galaxy Note 2's processor is twice as fast as the iPhone 5 with more RAM, and has double the battery size at 3100mAh. The iPhone 5 still has a great battery life of 8 hours(talk time) which lasts you a whole day, but I guess if you want to take your phone camping for a whole weekend with no charger, then the Note 2 is the way to go with a remarkable 35 hours of talk time battery life. 

Will the Galaxy S4 will boasts a larger screen and battery then iphone to date as well as new "hovering" hand technology.  This new feature lets the user wave their hand a few inches over the top of the screen and it will be able to navigate for it.  We will have to wait and see how functional this feature actually is, but if it works, even though maybe not very practical, it is definitely revolutionary.  

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is equipped with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean while the Apple iPhone 5 has its own proprietary OS, iOS 6.  The iOS system is deemed the better functioning of the two by the public. Apple's App Store has apps that tend to be more polished and with a more pleasing appearance. Will the Galaxy S4 will boast a larger screen and battery then iphone to date as well as new "hovering" hand technology.  This new feature is supposed to let the user wave their hand a few inches over the top of the screen and it will be able to navigate for it.  We will have to wait and see how functional this feature actually is, but if it works, even though maybe not very practical, it is definitely revolutionary.  

The sleeker look and display would go to the Apple iPhone 5 with the Samsung handset looking somewhat cheap with to its plastic materials.  Both phones have 8 megapixel cameras on the back. The Note 2 has with a 1.9MP shooter on the front while the Apple iPhone 5 a 1.2MP.  The Galaxy Note 2 does have a cool feature with split screen, and even triple screen that is very cool.So in summary the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has bigger display and battery, storage and processor. The Apple iPhone 5 has better price tag, looks, design and the camera with better photos in low light and faster image capture.  The Galaxy S4 has a bigger screen, better battery and potentially revolutionary features.  In the end it comes down to which operating system you prefer, Android or iOS.  

To see full detailed specs, CNET has them available. 

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