Apart from the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with a price tag that is hefty, people love the device. But just how does it compare against real tablets such as the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire?
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 does have one thing that the other tablets don’t have and this is the ability to make calls. This means that you don’t have to carry about any other device. The downside to using it as a tablet is that the display is smaller than the tablets. The Google Nexus 7 along with the Kindle Fire HD both come with displays of 7 inches. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a screen of 5.5 inches. All devices come with support for HD and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has 256ppi, while the tablets both have 216ppi. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 also comes with the S Pen stylus.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 features a quad core processor and it has 2GB of RAM, which means that all apps run smoothly on the device. If you do not have a need for lots of processing power you might want something to use to just check email and browse the net and in this case the Kindle Fire HD has the quad core and 1GB of RAM, or may be the Google Nexus 7 might be better. However it is the Note 2 which has the higher clocked speed and more powerful GPU.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with support for SD card and this means you can add on another 64GB. The Kindle Fire HD and the Google Nexus 7 both come with 32GB of internal storage.
If you need a device for its camera then you should choose the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 as it comes with a camera of 8 megapixels and a 1.9 on the back. If you already own a device that comes with a great camera then you may wish to choose between the two tablets, which both have lower megapixels, and save yourself some money.
The Kindle Fire HD comes with Android 4.0 while the Google Nexus 7 has Android 4.2. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has Android 4.1.2. The tablets will set you back about $199 to $299 and the Samsung Galaxy Note is priced at a whopping $650.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 offers more than the tablets and this makes it the winner on paper. It is more portable, can make and take calls and it comes with a good camera. The phablet however comes with a huge price tag, which is twice that of the tablets and it doesn’t run apps that have been optimised for tablets. If these reasons put you off then you could save money and choose between the Google Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD and ignore the specs sheet.