Samsung Galaxy S3 Vs Note 2: Clash Of The Gadgets

Smart Phones and tablets are the most wanted gadgets of the international market. One after another products are released every day to compete against the rest. Samsung has recently uncovered its latest Galaxy Note 2, giving users in various counties another option to splurge on in the market of smartphone. With a size bigger than other smartphones, the Galaxy Note 2 is seen as a mixture of phone and a tablet and therefore is widely been called a phablet.

Launched amidst tough competition from Apple’s iPhone 5, which broke all sales records of previous iPhones, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 can also see Samsung Galaxy S3 as competition as it has been a bestseller smartphone so far. Today, we will compare Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 against each other, which will help you make a decision whether you should buy Samsung Galaxy S3 or Note 2. If you have been choosing between these 2 gadgets and wondering ‘should I Buy Samsung Galaxy S3 or Note 2?‘ read on…

1. Size Matters

One of the most prominent differences between a Galaxy Note2 and Galaxy S3 is the size and the weight of both products. The size of Galaxy Note 2 measures roughly about 150×80.5×9.4mm, whereas Galaxy S3 is roughly 136×70.6×8.6mm. It’s slightly thinner than Note 2, but the length and width differ considerably. Thankfully for Samsung, the huge size of Galaxy Note 2 has not deterred people from using the device to make phone calls, even though Samsung Galaxy S III is a far more proper smartphone option.

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.

2. Treat for The Eyes

A great display and commendable resolution are definitely a treat for the eyes. Note 2 come with a wide screen, whereas the display size of S3 is neither too small nor too large. When it comes to resolution, both the devices stand at the same place though the larger screen of Note 2 does not help in the situation. Both devices use HD Super -Amoled display, though Note2’s stylus makes the screen interaction commendable.

3. Storage and Memory

Storage and memory space are the highlights of a smart phone. When we talk about Note 2 and S3, both rank equally for their storage and memory. They both have the combined storage of 128GB. Yet in terms of RAM Note 2 (2GB) leaves Galaxy S 3(1GB) miles behind having twice as much RAM than the latter.

4. The Brain of a Smart Phone is its Processor

There are a lot of people out there who live for great processing power and Note 2 satisfies their needs to the utmost extent. Having Exynos 4412 quad-core Cortex-A9 system-on-a-chip, it also comes with a Mali 400 MP4 graphics card. Although, S3 come with the same specifications, but it lacks the clockwork of 1.6GHz that Note 2 possesses; it clocks at 1.4GHz.

5. It’s all about Software

Though, both the devices belong to the same manufacturer, Note 2 runs on the OS – 4.1 Jelly Bean, whereas S3 is left behind and runs on Operating System 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

6. Camera, Click! Click!

Both smart phones have the same 8.0 megapixel rear camera and it is their front cameras where you can spot the difference. S3 has a 2.0 megapixel and Note 2 has a 1.9 megapixel camera, whereas both the devices have HD video recording.

7. Battery

When it comes to Battery, S3’s 2100 mAh battery loses hands down against Note 2’s 3100 mAh battery.

8. Connecting the World

When we look at the connectivity, both the devices rank equally. Both have Bluetooth, HDMI out via adapters, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), microUSB and support USB. However, Note 2 supports LTE, which will give it a higher rank amongst UK customers when 4G begins in United Kingdom.

9. Price

At last, we come to the price of the two devices. You can get a Galaxy S3 unlocked for $500 and Note 2 at $750. The prices may vary from network to network.

10. Which one to Buy?

At the end of the day both devices rank fairly well and choosing one over the other is hard though it is made easier when you know what you’re looking for. Both the devices are designed to meet the requirements of people from different sets of life. This factor makes both the devices a commendable effort of Samsung’s part.

Author’s bio: Husain joined the www.opendoorloan.co.uk as a Finance Director in June, 2011. He is accountable for all aspects of Finance, which includes Financial and Corporate Services.

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7 Responses to " Samsung Galaxy S3 Vs Note 2: Clash Of The Gadgets "

  1. Vivek Bhatt says:

    Awesome post sir, once i got confused too over this smartphone matter..its difficult to suggest which one should i buy, but here the post tells us a difference ,I liked the way this post got presented. No confusion anymore :)
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  2. Curt says:

    I am in the market to upgrade my phone. I have samsung galaxy now i Do like it. I regretfully thinking I need to go with the Iphone this time around. simply because I use Mac computers at home. I can’t update my Galaxy from my mac . Why can’t they all play nice?
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    • TechChunks says:

      I feel for you Curt. Wish they (Apple and Samsung) stop waging those law suites and start playing nice so users like you and me can benefit from their compatibility.

  3. Chennai CCNA says:

    Hi TechChunks,

    Nice comparison. But I dont know why people are spending this much of amount to buy a smart phone.

    I had a feeling towards smart-phones, when Samsung released Samsung Jet in 2009-10. I bought one for about 20000 INR (about 400 USD), used it for only one year.

    Then that Samsung Jet phone started developing problems, like display, sound etc. One morning I was not able to power it on. I threw it away in waste bin.

    Then I bought a Sony Ericson Experia Arc S for 27000 INR (about 540 USD), and was using it. I found later that i am using it only to make a call, receive a call, browse internet, alarm and for calculator application. I use mobile phone to browse internet only in some exceptional situations like travelling. Otherwise I will use only a PC for browing internet. All these I can do in an ordinary mobile phone worth 5000 INR (about 100 USD).

    So I decided from here onwards I will never buy a smart-phone by spending this much huge amount. Anyway, you can use these smart phones only for one or two years only. Then we face some hardware/software problems or same vendor will come with another model advertising that their old model is not good, buy their new model.

    Still not able to understand why people are spending 500 to 800 USD for a smart phone. With that amount they can buy a latest AMD Quad Core laptop with 8 GB of RAM and 500 GB hard disk.

    Thanks a lot for the article.

    • TechChunks says:

      I can understand your frustration and agree that it is perhaps better to go for a cheaper basic phone if you are not going to use the smart features of a smartphone.

      However, today’s smartphones are much more advanced and sturdier as compared to their counterparts that used to be shipped 2-3 years back. I for one, started with Windows mobile based HTC smartphone back in 2009 which I later had to discard as it was getting outdated quickly. I’m using an Android powered phone now for over 2 years (Motorola Defy) and yet to face a single problem. As a rule of thumb, today’s Samsung smartphones tend to be quite well-built and sturdy and don’t easily give trouble.

      • Chennai CCNA says:

        Dear TechChunks,

        I agree, but my question is why they are fixing the prices of these gadgets so high?

        If you compare the raw material requirement of a laptop and that of a phone, we can say at least 500% more raw materials in quantity are required to manufacture a laptop than a smart phone. Manpower requirements (hardware/software) are also more to manufacture laptops.

        Then why these companies (Apple/Samsung/Sony Ericsson/Nokia/Motorola) are fixing the prices of smart phones so high? That is what I am not able to understand.

        It is similar in comparing Maruti Alto/Hyndai Eon price with a 1000 CC Suzuki/Kawasaki/Yamaha bike price. These bikes are priced around 1,000,000 INR (approx 20000 USD), but we can buy above cars for 400,000 INR (approx 8000 USD).

        See the difference in pricing compared with raw material cost/manpower cost.

        Thanks a lot.

        • TechChunks says:

          2 main reasons, I’d say:
          1) Smaller the size of a gadget, because of the need to cramp more within smaller space the cost goes up.
          2) Demand and Supply: Apple, Samsung keep their gadgets pricey because of the demand and popularity.

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