Samsung note 2 VS iphone 5
I have big enough hands and I work developing apps for android.
I think that the Iphone will suffice for common users, it's simpler to use and doesn't suffer an specific weakness related to it's manufacture or programming.
I'd buy a Galaxy S4 or HTC One if I had the choice beyond the two mentioned above. LOL.
I think that an Iphone would suffice most of my daily needs if I wasn't a programer. I love the 5v amplifier on the Iphone 5, music is very important for me.