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This means war. Samsung is well armed this year unleashing its best and top of the food chain phones, phoneblets and tablets knowing well that Apple is doing the same and about to hit harder. They made a very rare move by releasing both the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 in the same year.


I will put the facts down but as much as we want to put the Galaxy S3 in the same league with its rebooted sister – the Galaxy Note 2, that would be unfair, the Note 2 is a Phablet whilst the former is a smartphone with some calling it a bigger Galaxy S3. Nevertheless, comparisons are important.

Hands on Video of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Let’s summarize the facts.
1. Network
Both get points for Quad band networks in both 2G n 3G, LTE for 4G with the Note 2 having LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 2100.

2. Dimensions
The Note 2 wins here with a 5.5″ Super AMOLED screen  720 x 1280 pixels. The S3 has a 4.8″ Super AMOLED screen 720 x 1280 pixels.

Both come with options of 16GB/32GB/64GB internal memories with options of up to 64GB for the SD cards, the S3 has. RAM of 1GB while the Note 2 doubles that to 2GB.

4. Camera
They both have 8 MP cameras with 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization with the S3 having Simultaneous HD video and image recording at 1080p@30fps and their secondary cameras at 1.9 MP.

5. OS
The S3 came with the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and a  Exynos 4412 Quad Chipset while the CPU houses a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 processor. The Note 2 will come with the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a Exynos 4412 Quad Chipset and the CPU houses a Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 processor, clocking a little bit faster than the S3.

6. Battery
The Note wins again here with a Standard battery, Li-Ion 3100 mAh while the S3 has 2100mAh of the same.

7. Price
The prices for both differ in all the continents. In the US the S3 goes for $599 while the Note 2 is predicted at $650 of course after their carriers offer contracts their prices fall considerably.