The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 came out in the US last November, after debuting in Asia and Europe. Loads of reviews have compared it to the Galaxy S3, and it’s true that these siblings are also great rivals. So what have the geeksperts had to say about these two giants, then?
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2: review roundup
Alistair Charlton of The International Business Times says that the two phones do look very similar indeed. Same port and button schema, with lock/power buttons on the right, volume on the left, headphone port on top and so on.
Charlton says that individual preference will determine many a purchase, even though the Note 2 has better features.
“If the bigger screen and stylus fit into your life – and you don’t mind your pocket being full – then the Note 2 is excellent. But if handwriting on your phone doesn’t appeal, the Samsung Galaxy S3 offers 95 percent of the Note, but in a smaller, easier to hold package,” says Charlton.
PhonesReview said the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is “useful for many daily functions” with its bigger display, huge battery, and its impressive camera. PR also said: “On the other hand both phones are pretty equal as far as software goes though some might enjoy the S Pen use that comes with the Note 2.”
We think that the phones are equal with software, even though the Note 2 has S-Pen, not everyone is all that keen on stylus systems, but then again the Note 2 also has multi-windows, which is just genius.
Jacob Kleinman opted for the Samsung Galaxy S3, calling it Samsung’s best smartphone, combining amazing hard and software with sleek design. He reckons that Note stable will never overturn the Galaxy crew for sales or popularity, and will only ever be a niche product for hardcore Android fans. The Samsung Galaxy S3 will always hold sway.
Kleinman points out that the Galaxy S3 offers 15 hours of talk to the Note 2’s 6.5 hours, and this is a major reason for picking the Samsung Galaxy S3. Both phones have a 720p resolution, but as the GS3 has a 4.8” screen and the Note 2 has a 5.5” display, the ppis are 306 and 265.
So, will the Note 2 ever dethrone the Galaxy S3? If there was a Note Mini, we might see this usurpation, as long as it retained the same specs.
These specs are brilliant, but some will always sacrifice function for form, so Samsung needs to think about that.