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This fall will have consumers scratching their heads over which phones and tablets to buy. With so many choices around, it may come down to pricing.
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Pre-orders for both phones have begun, and a look at pricing shows that they are in the same price range.
Website 9to5Mac reported that an unlocked iPhone 5 will cost $649 for the 16GB model, $749 for the 32GB model, and $849 if you opt for 64GB of storage.
Pre-order prices for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 indicate that the unlocked device will run around $800-$900.
Keep in mind, however, that while an unlocked Apple iPhone 5 may come out in 'several weeks' in the United States, there is no official confirmed U.S. release date for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Samsung has simply stated that it will be out by the end of 2012.
The Galaxy Note 2 prices are based off European pre-orders. The Galaxy Note 2 is set to ship in mid-October in Asian, European, and Middle Eastern markets. Website PhoneArena states that phones in Europe are generally more expensive, and has the U.S. unlocked version pegged at around $650 - right in line with the iPhone 5.
Apple's iPhone 5 will launch on September 21, but only through carriers AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. An unlocked version will follow in the weeks after. An iPhone 5 with a two-year contract through AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint will cost you $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB model, and $399 for the 64GB iPhone 5.
There is no pricing information on the Galaxy Note 2 with a two-year contract in the United States. Reports indicate that it could be available through all four major U.S. carriers AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile unlike the iPhone 5, which T-Mobile won't carry.
The iPhone 5 will feature a 4-inch Retina display, the new A6 chip, and iOS 6.Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 will come with a massive 5.55-inch screen, a powerful 1.6GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and the S Pen stylus.
Since it looks like pricing for both devices will be relatively similar, which one will you choose? The Galaxy Note 2, or the iPhone 5?