When Samsung revealed the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 there were many who said that it had the same looks as the Samsung Galaxy S3. It was larger of course, but while the looks may be similar, the device does offer a lot more and there are differences to it.
The device does come with the same layout of the volume and home buttons and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is offered in marble white and titanium grey.
The people who thought that the Samsung Galaxy Note was too big were wrong as the device did go on to be popular. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was launched and this was larger. However it doesn’t look a lot bigger and this is down to the fact that the bezel is thin. The device has a ratio of 16:9 and for anyone who wants to watch movies, this is superb. You will need large hands to handle the device, and you could invest in a Bluetooth headset as it does get heavy when making long calls.
The hardware has been improved over the Samsung Galaxy S3. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a quad core processor of 1.6 GHz and it has 2GB of RAM. If you get the Samsung Galaxy S3 in the US you have the dual core with 2GB of RAM and internationally this is a quad core matched with 1GB of RAM. The phablet comes out on top as the winner here.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 offers 16GB of storage and this can be boosted with SD card. The device has Jelly Bean 4.1 and it also comes with Project Butter.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a 3100 mAh battery to power it; its predecessor had a battery of 2500 mAh. You would be able to get up to 12 hours of use on just one charge. The battery does need to power the huge display and the LTE.
For cameras there is an 8 megapixel on the back and a 1.9 on the front. There have been some improvements to the battery over the one of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and it provides 7 hours of video playing, which was tested with a looped video. Just because the device is larger doesn’t mean that it need charging more often.
One of the main things that set the handset apart is the S Pen. Improvements have been made to this and it gives you a feel as though you are writing with pen on paper. When you take the stylus from the dock you have instant access to apps. These include Quick Command, Easy Clip and Air View. With Air View you can preview content without having to open apps. Easy Clip is perfect for cropping pictures, which the owner is then able to share.
Another of the features that stands out is Multi-View. This means that two apps can be opened at the same time and then users can resize them independently of each other.
When it comes to phablets, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the one that all others look up to. The device will be a best-seller and it has already sold over 5 million units so far. Some people will go for the smaller Samsung Galaxy S3; however they will then miss out on the bigger display, the larger battery and better battery life, plus the S Pen and the processor, which is powerful.