The Samsung Galaxy S3 and its stablemate the Note 2 are exciting handsets, and are also very similar to each other. There are some differences, though, and we’re about to have a look and see if we can help you decide which one is better.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2
The screens are the most obvious difference. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a 5.5”, which manages to make the 4.8” screen of the S3 look small. Display size is important – not just for gaming and browsing, but for carrying around. Can you trouser this phone or not?
The S-Pen also makes the Note 2 stand out from the Samsung Galaxy S3. The S-Pen stylus is based on the Wacom digitiser, which takes it way ahead of the standard tablet stylus. It senses pressure and so if you’re drawing, you can apply more pressure to make a line thicker. There’s an entire bag of tricks here that makes the Note 2 stylus one of the market’s most advanced.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 also comes with Jelly Bean, which is enough to get you all going! The S3 will get it soon, but, hey, the Note 2 has it now! Jelly Bean brings Project Butter and Google Now, as well as a whole host of other features.
The bigger body of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 means it can accommodate a bigger battery – a 3,100mAh one to be exact. Compared to the 2,100mAh battery in the S3, you get more than twice the talktime.
Project Butter is living up to its name, as the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 feels as smooth as butter, thanks to the faster clocked processor and better software. The US version is quad-core, too.
Basically the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is like a bigger, faster, better S3. You may be wondering what’s not to like – why not just jump all over this gadget? Well, for some it will simply prove to be too big. There’s no point having a mobile phone that you might as well leave at home.
Go to a store and give the Note 2 a once-over. You may fall in love, or you may just find it too unwieldy and plump compared to the Samsung Galaxy S3.