One of the best-selling phablets has been the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. People love the device, apart from the price tag. So just how does the phablet compare against the lower priced tablet options, including the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD?
Google Nexus 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has something that the others do not and this is the fact that is it a phone. This of course means you can call and text people without having to have a second device. On the downside the display is smaller though. The Google Nexus 7 has a screen of 7 inches, the same as the Kindle Fire HD. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on the other hand comes with a screen of 5.5 inches. All of the devices support HD, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a ppi of 256 while the other two have 216ppi. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 also has the advantage of the S Pen.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a quad core processor and it has 2GB of RAM. All of the apps run very smoothly. However if you don’t need a lot of processing power and all you want is something to check email, browse the web and play games, the Kindle Fire HD has a quad core processor and 1GB of RAM, while the Google Nexus 7 has a quad core processor.
When it comes to the internal storage the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has support for SD card and this is up to 64GB. The Google Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD have both got 32GB.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the best device for the camera and this is 8 megapixel, with a camera of 1.9 on the back. Of course if you have a handset with a good camera then you could just want a tablet for the internet, in this case either of the two tablets could be chosen.
The Kindle Fire HD runs Android 4.0, while the Google Nexus 7 has Android 4.2, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has Android 4.1.2. The tablets will cost you around $199 to $299; the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a price tag of $800 for the unlocked version.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has more advantages. What lets the phablet down is the price tag, which is around 3 to 4 times the price of the tablets. If you want extras then this could be the deal breaker, if not then you could save some money and go for one of the tablets instead.