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Published on February 18th, 2013 | by Guest Writer


IPhone 4 Vs. Samsung Galaxy S II – Which Is The Better Deal?

If you’re in the market for a great new phone, you don’t have to go to the top of the range to find one. Sure, new models are nice and have all the bells and whistles, but they also have many features that most of us won’t ever use, and those are features that you’ll be paying for. There are plenty of older models that are still fantastic hand sets and that won’t cost you a small fortune. Since the release of the iPhone 5, iPhone 4 prices have been steadily dropping, and the same can be said for the price of the Samsung Galaxy S II since the release of the S III. So it’s definitely worth your time to consider both of these models. But which is best? We put them to the test head to head to find out how they compare and to let you know which is the better deal. So keep reading to find out how they match up and to get our recommendation…

What the iPhone 4 Has…

The iPhone has an awful lot going for it. It definitely has the better quality display. The screen has sixty per cent higher resolution and fifty per cent more PPI (pixels per inch) meaning that the picture quality is noticeably brighter, crisper and clearer than that of the Galaxy. You also get much better battery life. The iPhone averages sixty per cent more talk time and eighty per cent more stand by time per battery charge cycle than the Samsung, which results in you charging your battery a lot less often. Depending on which model you go for, you can get extra internal storage too. The Galaxy comes with 16 GB, the standard iPhone with 32 GB of memory, which means you can store double the amount of music, photos, games and data on your device. You also get access to a lot more apps with an iPhone. The iPhone App Store contains thirty per cent more apps than the Android App Market, giving you that much more choice. And finally, the iPhone is around ten per cent smaller than the Galaxy, so it’s just a tad more portable.

What the Samsung Galaxy S II Can Do…

The Galaxy has a few advantages of its own though. It is the faster device. It comes running a 1200 MHz processor rather than the 800 MHz processor on the iPhone, which makes it more powerful and snappier. Plus, it runs double the RAM, so it’s more responsive and better able to handle multi-tasking or running more than one process at a time. It also has the better camera. The Samsung comes with an 8 MP in built device as opposed to the 5 MP camera on the iPhone, making photos taken with the Galaxy better quality and more finely detailed than those taken using the iPhone.

What’s the Better Deal?

These are both great phones, and neither would be a disappointment. However, the better display, better battery life and more internal storage combine to make the iPhone 4 a better buy.

Phil Turner found that good phones usually come at high prices, but it depends how he defines “good”, so Phil now starts with a list of what he needs in a phone, rather than with the most expensive and best phones

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