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Galaxy Note 2 vs Nexus 7 & Kindle Fire HD: Phablet vs Tabs

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The best-selling phablet around the globe is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 right now. It is loved, all apart from the price tag. So how does the phablet compare with some of the lower priced tablets on the market i.e. the Google Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD?

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Google Nexus 7 & Amazon Kindle Fire HD

One of the things that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has that the others don’t is the fact that it is a phone. This means that along with being able to do everything the others can do, you can text and make calls. The display size is smaller than the others; the Google Nexus 7 comes with a display of 7 inches, as does the Kindle Fire HD. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a display of 5.5 inches. All devices come with full HD, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has the higher ppi of 256, with the other two devices having 216ppi. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 also has the advantage of the S Pen.

The same Galaxy Note 2 has 2GB of RAM and a quad core processor. This means that all apps and games run smoothly. If processing power isn’t the most important thing on a device and you want something for checking emails, browsing the web and playing games then the Kindle Fire HD with dual core and 1GB or the Google Nexus 7 quad core, may be enough.

For internal storage the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has SD card support up to 64GB, the Google Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD both have 32GB.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has the best camera, which is 8 megapixel, along with a 1.9 megapixel camera on the front. On the other hand if you have a device with a superb camera and you are just looking for a tablet to connect to the internet, both tablets have cameras that are adequate.

The Kindle Fire HD has Android 4.0, the Google Nexus 7 comes with 4.2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 runs on and 4.1.2. You can get your hands on the tablets for around $199 to $299, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will set you back around $800 for the unlocked device.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has the biggest advantages; however its let down is the price tag, which is around 3 or 4 times that of the tablets. The deal breaker could be whether you need all the extras it comes with or not. If not, save yourself some cash and just buy a tablet instead.

Cecelia has the patience of a praying mantis. She spends the day sifting through press releases from all the major brand’s PR reps. From the most ridiculous announcements to those you really want to know more about, Cecelia makes it a point to skim through as many daily as possible so you won’t have to.