The release of the Samsung Galaxy Note introduced phablets to the world and became very popular. The current model is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and today we are looking how it stands up to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0.
Of course this could be a bit of a strange comparison as one is a large smartphone and the other is a tablet, however the Galaxy Note 8.0 can also make calls.
The Galaxy Note 2 has a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display and this has a resolution of 1280 x 720, the larger note comes with an 8 inch display that is the same resolution, however it has a pixel density that is lower of 189 PPI. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with 266 PPI.
Both of the devices have a quad core processor which is the same and which has been clocked at 1.6 GHz, combined with 2 GB of RAM.
You can get the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of storage. You can also expand it by microSD card to another 64 GB. The tablet is offered in 32 GB or 64 GB and it too can be expanded.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has an 8 megapixel camera along with a 1.9 megapixel on the front and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 comes with a 5 megapixel camera and a 1.3 on the front.
The dimensions of the two devices are one of the biggest differences. The Samsung Galaxy note 8.0 has a weight of 338 grams, it measures 210.8 mm x 135.9 mm x 7.95 mm. The Samsung Galaxy note 2 weighs 183 grams and measures 151.1 mm x 80.5 mm x 9.4 mm.
Samsung Galaxy note 2 is known for its good battery life, this is thanks to a battery of 3100 mAh. The tablet comes with a battery of 4600 mAh.
smaller size tablets are becoming very popular and it is not just because of the price. A 10 inch tablet can become tiresome to hold, plus the Samsung Galaxy note 8.0 is able to make calls.
Of course some people will not want to make calls with a tablet of 8 inches; you would look rather silly holding the tablet to your ear. Of course at the same time the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is rumored to be coming in at 6-inches plus so it isn’t small either. If anything, the Galaxy Note 2 will find the 8.0 more of a threat than the Note 3 given that the latter may not arrive until Q3 2013.
So what do you think about owning a tablet that you can make phone calls on?