Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy Note II – A Deep Comparison

September 27, 20120 Comments

Samsung seems to be recovering from the loss that it got from Apple – hefty $1 billion fine. Samsung is all set to launch its whole new so-called Phablet in major countries like the United States, India etc. where Samsung Galaxy S 3 is already ruling. So it will be the Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy Note II situation. It will be hard for the customers to decide whether they should go with Samsung Galaxy S III or Samsung Galaxy Note II. So for making this task easy for them, here is a deep comparison of Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy Note II. This comparison will try to include as much things as possible but if you still find something missing, do let us now through the comments.

Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy Note II

Operating System

Samsung Galaxy S III – Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Samsung Galaxy Note II – Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Samsung Galaxy S III has got Android ICS while Samsung Galaxy Note II has got Android Jelly Bean. Remember, Jelly Bean is way better than its predecessor – Android ICS. But Samsung Galaxy S 3 is soon going to get the new Jelly Bean update, that’s for sure.  So nothing much to boast about for Samsung Galaxy Not II in this catalog.

Winner – Tie

Processor

Samsung Galaxy S III – Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 with Exynos 4412 Quad chipset.

Samsung Galaxy Note II – Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 with Exynos 4412 Quad chipset.

Samsung Galaxy Note II is having a powerful 1.6GHz Quad Core processor while the Samsung Galaxy S III is having a Quad Core 1.4GHz processor. The chipset is same in both the phones and even the GPUs are same.

Winner – Samsung Galaxy Note II

Camera

Samsung Galaxy S III – 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, LED flash and a 1.9MP secondary camera

Samsung Galaxy Note II – 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, LED flash and a 1.9MP secondary camera

Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note II both are having exactly same camera features. Both the phones are having an 8MP primary camera with super features like autofocus, image stabilization, LED flash etc. and both of them have got a secondary 1.9MP camera too.

Winner – Tie

Memory

Samsung Galaxy S III -16/32/64 GB storage with 1 GB RAM

Samsung Galaxy Note II – 16/32/64 GB storage with 2 GB RAM

Samsung Galaxy Note II, as you can see from the Memory and the Processor, section is way more powerful than the Samsung Galaxy S III. It’s because Samsung Galaxy Note II is designed for the productivity work. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S III is a phone designed for humans, humans who do normal work, like going to office, picking up phones, sending messages etc.

Winner – Samsung Galaxy Note II

Body Features

Samsung Galaxy S III – 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm Dimensions with 4.8inch screen

Samsung Galaxy Note II – 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm Dimensions with 5.5inch screen

Samsung Galaxy Note II is having a larger display with the S-Pen that can be used to do a thousand more things. The weight of Samsung Galaxy Note II is just 180grams with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and 267ppi pixel density. On the other hand, Samsung Galax S III is having 133grams of weight and the resolution but the pixel density is 306ppi. Both of them have got                 Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for protection.

Winner – Samsung Galaxy Note II

Data Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S III – 3G on HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 and 4G on LTE regional bands

Samsung Galaxy Note II – 3G on HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 bands and 4G on bands

The data connectivity features of both the phones are mind-blowing. Actually they are best in the class. Samsung Galaxy Note II is having dual band support, Bluetooth v4.0, micro USB, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi Hotspot, DLNA. Same are the features of Samsung Galaxy S III.

Winner – Tie

Price

Samsung Galaxy S III – Rs.34,900 in India and $500 in USA

Samsung Galaxy Note II – Not available in India and $668 in USA

The price difference is fair, after all Samsung Galaxy Note II is offering you better data connectivity features, 1GB more RAM, better processor etc.

Winner – Depends

Conclusion

Both the phones are perfectly fine but I personally feel that in this Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy Note II post, Samsung Galaxy Note II has performed better. Paying a hundred dollar more for such a powerful phone is a good deal.

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