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Galaxy Note 2 vs Nexus 4: Sufficient vs Over Abundant

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There are many top end smartphones on the market right now but one of the best is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The device comes with a display of 5.5 inches in Super AMOLED and it has Jelly Bean 4.1 and 2GB of RAM. It is powered by a quad core processor, has two cameras and can take video and photos in HD quality. The only let down is the fact that it has the TouchWiz interface and this can slow down the process when it comes to updates.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs LG Nexus 4

If you want to get your hands on the unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 then you will have to pay around $299 with a contract over two years.

On the other end of the spectrum, one of the lowest priced top end handsets on the market is the LG Nexus 4 with the very low price tag of $299. Of course this is the same price as the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, however you have to take into account that the Nexus 4 is unlocked and not on contract. If you want the Note 2 without contract then you would have to pay around $700. While the device comes with a low price tag LG have cut some corners, however the major things have been included and these make it one of the most attractive devices on the market if you find the features sufficient.

The LG Nexus 4 comes with a display of 4.7 inches with 318ppi and resolution of 1280 x 768. The LG Nexus 4 has the quad core processor along with 2GB of RAM and one of the best things about it is it runs pure Android 4.2. The back and the front of the device are made from glass and the handset has two cameras, both of which are able to record in HD and take great photos. The front camera is 1.3 megapixels and on the back there is the 8 megapixel, which capture 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second. The camera also has touch focus and detects faces.

When you compare both of the handsets the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 offers more than the Nexus 4 does. This includes having a larger display, more storage and LTE support, plus stylus, features of the S Pen, MHL and much more.

The LG Nexus 4 on the other hands keeps things very simple, while at the same time making sure that the device is a flagship device. The design is better than the one on the LG Nexus 4, and the camera and the screen along with it getting the latest Android updates, make it stand out, as does the price tag. This is one very well balanced mobile package.

Both of the devices are superb buys. Which one is the best for you would depend on how much you can afford to spend and whether you are willing to make do with what the LG Nexus 4 offers, or you want more. In which case the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 would be the better choice.

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