They come from the same company but attract different people. Here we compare Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Galaxy Note 2 specs and features.
Samsung has finally introduced its latest smart-phone Galaxy Note 2 in many counties in the world. It will be released in United States too within a couple of weeks. Though, given its huge size it is being called a phablet (phone+tablet), but it largely remains a smart-phone and people happily use it to make phone calls. When some people were pressed about the huge size of the Galaxy Note, they countered why people still use landline handsets for making and receiving calls.
The second version of the much admired phablet is launched in the market when there is very tough competition among top smart-phones in the market. We have Apple’s recently introduced iPhone 5 that has also come with relatively bigger size, Samsung’s own Galaxy S3 that is still a hot selling smartphone and HTC’s One X, besides many other mid and top range smart-phones. But notwithstanding the availability of so many top smartphones, Samsung’s Galaxy S2 is going to hold its own in the market and attract millions of customers to it.
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 also comes with a very big size. It comes with 4.8 inch display that makes it biggest smartphone available in the market. But it pales in Galaxy Note 2’s comparison. Here we compare these top Samsung smart-phones.
To be true, both Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note 2 come with the best specs in any smart-phone available in the market. The two also showcase the segmentation that the Korean technology company has tried to do in the market and be the market leader. Phablet of more than 5 inch size didn’t exist before Samsung launched it and it launched its second version that comes even with better specs.
When it comes to form factor, the new version of phablet is just an oversized Galaxy S3. They have different functions and are aimed at entirely diverse customers. When Galaxy S3 is just a smartphone for all, the Note 2 is a special device for those, who have to write and consume more data than to call and receive calls. Galaxy S3 is certainly smaller compared to Note 2. The device has the dimensions of 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm and it weighs at 133 grams. Taking it alone, it is one of the world’s most slimmest and lightweight handsets. But, Galaxy Note 2 is naturally larger and heavier than the S3. The gadget measures in at 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4mm and weighs at 180 grams, because it is a 5.5-inch phablet.
Galaxy S3 is the biggest smart-phone and its massive 4.8 inch display proves it amply. Galaxy S3 comes with a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 720×1280 pixels at 306ppi. The second generation Note on the other hand comes with the same resolution, but pixel-per-inch-rate falls to 267 with its expansion to a larger 5.5-inch display. It is also makes use of Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen technology. Both devices have got their displays protected against scratches by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2.
Both the phone and phablet compete well when it comes to processor. Galaxy S3 and Note 2 show off the same Exynos 4412 Quad chipset inside. The new quad core-based chipset from Samsung is the most exceptional thing with the latest Samsung handsets. The devices also have the same Cortex-A9 processors, but they differ in clocking speed, which goes 1.4GHz for Galaxy S3 and 1.6GHz for Galaxy Note 2. The handsets extract their graphical performance from the same Mali-400MP GPU. Yet, the S3 has only 1GB of RAM, which is 2GB in Note 2. 2GB Ram will make it faster than any other phone available in the market and create a benchmark for others to follow.
Galaxy Note 2 is going to be loved by users who have waited for its launch with great patient. It comes pre-loaded with Jelly Bean making it much more desired than anything else Android offer. Galaxy S3 on the other hand comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There is still no clarity as to when it will get the latest Android firmware update. The S3 is publicly available in two memory variants; 16GB and 32GB. The Note 2 is announced to feature 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions, however. Both devices have microSD slots, with the former having 64GB and the latter having 32GB compatibilities. Meanwhile its smart stylus has got smarter in the new generation of the phablet and users are going to love it.