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Tablet Wars: Galaxy Note 2 vs Kindle Fire HD & Nexus 7

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One of the best-selling phablets up to now is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2; people love it, apart from the price tag which is on the hefty side. So just how does this compare with real tablets such as the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD?

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Kindle Fire HD & Nexus 7

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 offers something that neither of the tablets can and that is ability to make cellular phone calls. This means that another device is not needed if you want to make calls and text. However the downside is that the phablet has a smaller display. Both the tablets come with a display of 7 inches. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 offers 256ppi, while the two tablets have 216ppi. Another bonus for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the S Pen.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has the quad core 1.6Ghz processor with 2GB RAM. However if processing power is not a top priority and you just want something that allows you to browse the net, play basic games and check your email, then the quad cores of the Kindle Fire HD with 1GB of RAM and the Google Nexus 7 are equally as good.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with support for SD card up to 64GB. The Kindle Fire HD along with the Google Nexus 7 have both got 32GB of storage internally.

If you are looking for a device with a superb camera then it would have to be the 8MP on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It also has a camera of 1.9 megapixels on the front. If you have a phone with a camera already then this won’t appeal to you and you can pick the tablets which are awkward to take pictures with and have lower megapixel shooters.

The Kindle Fire HD has Android 4.0, while the Google Nexus 7 has Android 4.2; the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has Android 4.1.2, putting the Nexus in front. The cost of the tablets is around $199 to $299 and you could pay around $650 for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 offers a lot more than the others, which makes it the winner on paper. This includes things such as portability, being able to make calls and having the best camera. The phablet on the other hand is let down only by the price tag, which is twice that of the tablets. There is also the fact that it doesn’t support apps that have been optimised for tablets. If you don’t need the best camera and ability to make phone calls, save yourself a huge chunk of dough and go for the Google Nexus 7 or Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

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