The Samsung Galaxy Note was one of the devices that took the Android market by storm. With the pending release of Samsung’s second edition of the Galaxy Note, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, many Android users wish to know if it is actually better than the original and if it would be wise to purchase it once it is launched. To find out if it is worth it, one must compare the features of one against the other. So, we are moving from our Galaxy Note 2 vs iPhone 5 review and heading into the unknown by trying the answer the debate of Galaxy Note 2 vs Galaxy Note!
|The larger Note 2 next to the first generation of the Samsung Galaxy Note|
With reference to the phone’s display, it would seem that Samsung decided that it didn’t require any upgrading. The display of the Galaxy Note 2 is exactly the same as that of its predecessor though it is slightly longer by 0.2 inches. The international version of the Samsung Galaxy Note came with a 4210 SoC that featured both a Mali 400 GPU and 1.4GHz A9 processor (dual-core). The United States version came with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8255T System on a Chip (SoC) that featured an Adreno 205 GPU and a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor (single-core).
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has 2GB of RAM, which is double that of the original Galaxy Note, which makes multitasking on the new device extremely smooth. The device also comes with a 3100 mAh battery, which is an improvement on the original Note’s 2500 mAh battery. However, experts do not believe that the 3100 mAh battery will give better results since the Galaxy Note 2’s CPU and larger screen are expected to use up most of the battery life.
With regard to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2’s camera, it seems to be similar to that of its predecessor. Both phones use an 8MP camera as a primary camera and a 2MP camera as a secondary camera. So far, it is hard to tell whether the sensors on the phone’s cameras are the same.
The S Pen of the Galaxy Note 2 is longer and wider as compared to that of the original Note. In addition, it comes with a rubber tip that gives the S Pen a better grip. The new device also has all the smart features that a Samsung Galaxy S3 has, for instance Smart Alerts and Smart Stay. Needless to say, the Galaxy Note doesn’t have these software tweaks, giving the Note 2 the upper hand. Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has additional functions and features like a Screen Recorder, S-Pen Quick Commands and an alert that lets you know when the S Pen has not been holstered.
With that, it is clear that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is better in most ways than the Samsung Galaxy Note. However, it is recommended that if you have the original Galaxy Note, you can opt not to buy the new device unless you require increased processing capabilities.