Galaxy Note 2 vs HTC J Butterfly: Phablet Warriors

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The original Samsung Galaxy Note bucked the market trend and became a success despite being massive. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is even bigger, at 5.5”, and is expected to take the smartphone world by storm from this month. However it isn’t the only headline grabbing phablet now.

HTC spotted this trend and is set to release its own phablet. We’re of course talking about the recently unveiled HTC J Butterfly which is rumored to be making its way to Verizon as either a Nexus phablet or the HTC DROID Incredible X 5. So how does the HTC J Butterfly. stack up against the Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Let’s see.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs HTC J Butterfly

The US Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will have the same specs as the international one – a 5.5” Super AMOLED, 1,280x720p display, a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 4G LTE. It’ll come with Jelly Bean out of the box, and will sport the S-Pen stylus, which has been revamped since the Note. There’ll be 16, 32 and 64GB versions, and it’ll be the first quad-core LTE device in the US.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be out on the same carriers as the Samsung Galaxy S3, like T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and AT&T.

The HTC J Butterfly comes with a 5-inch display with an astounding 480ppi. We’re talking about a 1080p phone here folks. It boasts a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage plus a microSD slot, NFC, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy Note 2

The HTC J Butterfly’s biggest advantage will be the 1,080p 5” screen. Its size makes it more portable than the Note 2 as well. So aside from the screen, the Note 2 will win because of the removable battery and its stylus. Samsung also has more experience with phablets as we saw with some of their features like the multi-windows, unique screen rotation, and the split keyboard.

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