Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs S3: Put Down The H’orderve!

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Samsung have two of the most anticipated handsets of this year with the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2. While both of the devices look similar to each other, there are in fact some important differences. So which of these two superb handsets may be the best for you?

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

One of the main differences is the screens. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with a display of 5.5 inches which makes the 4.8 of the S3 look small. Of course the display size is not the only thing to go on when choosing a handset, although it does come in very handy for watching movies and web browsing. Putting it into a pocket easily is not.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with another noticeable difference and that is the fact that is support a stylus by way of the S Pen. This is based on the Wacom digitiser, which makes it very advanced when compared to the typical one you get with a tablet. The stylus senses pressure and this means that if you are in a drawing app you can define the thickness of a line by simply pressing down harder. Samsung have thrown in a whole bag of other tricks that make the stylus on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 one of the most advance we’ve seen on any device yet.

Next up is the battery. Thanks to the bigger dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, it allows for a massive 3,100mAh battery versus the 2,100mAh in the Samsung Galaxy S3. This gives it a much longer time in between charges than the S3 can.

Moving on we have the the software. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean preloaded. The Samsung Galaxy S3 will of course be getting it as well but you will have to wait as it is currently coming with ICS out of the box. Jelly Bean alone brings about a ton of new features of ICS, the most prominent being Google Now and Project Butter.

Speaking of Project Butter, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 already feels buttery smooth during operation, even more than the Samsung Galaxy S3. This is thanks to its higher clocked processor and better chipset (US version is quad-core unlike the dual-core S3).

Basically, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 looks like a faster, bigger and more feature packed Galaxy S3. Nevertheless, while you might be wondering why you should go for the h’orderve when the “main course” is already here, you have to remember that the massive size of the Note 2 may be too big for some plates.

So give the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 a handle when it hits stores before jumping on it. You may find that all those excesses over the Samsung Galaxy S3 may be too much for you to “hand-le”.

Alex customizes his cars and smartphones like its going out of fashion. Jumping between Korean and American, not only does Alex provide in-depth reviews but he usually hangs on to the models for some “real world testing” weeks at a time.