After all the rumors of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 coming our way it happened last night when Samsung delivered the device at their Unpacked event.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2
They are pushing the phablet as a device that allows you to be creative and be expressive. One of the main features about the next generation Note is the S Pen which is thicker, more ergonomically designed and longer. There is also a button on the pen which makes it easy for the user to clip anything they want and make edits. Easy Clip allows users to clip anything just by drawing around it with the S Pen. Multi-tasking has also been made easier with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
Air View is another new feature of the Note 2. Users can hover over things like their email, S Planner or image gallery and get a preview of the content; this also works with videos too.
Another great addition is Popup Note which means that users can open a note quickly as a popup window anywhere they want on their screen. This can come in very handy when talking on the handset or when you are watching a video or browsing the web and want to make a note of something.
Quick Command brings gestures to the Note 2 and allows access to the most frequently used apps. The pad will open if you swipe upward on the screen. Users are then able to make marks on the command pad, which have been pre-designed to make a phone call, search for a location or to send an email to someone. Users can also add their own designs to be used as quick commands.
Photo Notes is a great feature that allows users to jot down notes on the back of photos they have taken in much the same way you would if you had a printed photo in front of you and turned it over and used a pen to scribble on the back.
There is also a recorder function which allows the user to record their actions on their screen with the S-Pen and then share it with others.
In addition to coming with more features than you can shake a stick at, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes preloaded with Jelly Bean and it should be available from October onwards. The specs are:
Super AMOLED display of 1280 x 720 at 5.5 inches, Exynos quad core 1.6GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, Available in 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, Support for Micro SD card, 8 megapixel camera on the front, 1.9 megapixel camera on the back, 3100mAh battery, Support for LTE and HSPA+, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 180 grams and 9.4mm thickness, and available in choices of Marble White or Titanium Grey.
Now the current Android king on the market is the Samsung Galaxy S3 so we can’t ignore it. On paper, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 blows the S3 away. It has a bigger battery, larger display, faster clocked processor, S-Pen features that have been taken to a whole new level, and unlike the Samsung Galaxy S3 which is merely adopting Jelly Bean, the Note 2 is “born” with it.
Of course, it shouldn’t be any surprise that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 trumps the Galaxy S3, it is newer after all. And with both devices being larger than normal, we’re not sure if easier pocketability will be enough to keep the Samsung Galaxy S3 in the lead.