Galaxy Note 2: A Winner?
Posted On 28th September, 2012 @ 00:00 am by Sanat Mehra

What an honour! Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note 2 phablet in India before it launched in the UK. The device will be selling at a price of Rs 39,990. Read on to know more about the device:




The phablet is bigger than the earlier Note, measuring 5.5 inches; the exciting features include the Super AMOLED HD display with a 1280x720 pixel resolution and a 1.6GHz quad core Exynos processor that functions with a 2GB RAM.



While The Note 2 runs on the latest version of Android, the 4.1 Jelly Bean and comes with Samsung's S-Pen stylus optimized TouchWiz interface, the question still remains whether the phablet is an exaggeration of something that already exists or not? As far as the design goes, it is similar to the already existing Note. It offers a storage capacity between 16GB, 32GB or 64GB, which can be further enhanced by using MicroSD and MicroSDHC cards up to 32GB and 64GB respectively.



It would be best to draw a comparison between the Samsung S3 and the Galaxy Note 2, to see which side bears out; after all, the inclusion of the latter is another reason given to us by the manufacturer to splurge, even though the S3 has been a bestseller. Well, obviously the screen on the S3 is a little more than an inch less than the Note 2 but while the S3 is an anorexic phone, the Note 2 is bulkier. However, both phones are aimed at a different consumer altogether.



People who aren’t savvy with the touch screen feature can still enjoy the Note 2 with its stylus. Mind you, this stylus is not a silly toothpick but it is way smarter; as Samsung Vice-President India, Asim Warsi said, “The S Pen is tuned to sense 1024 different levels of pressure sensing. This can draw lines of depth, width, intensity”. Apart from that the Note 2 comes with the cool Photo Note feature that enables users to edit photos, tag and add notes to the pictures; besides, letting users create interesting collages.



Although, both the devices run on the same Cortex-A9 processors, they still differ in clocking speeds, which is 1.4GHz for Galaxy S3 and 1.6GHz for Galaxy Note 2. Also, the Galaxy Note 2 comes pre-loaded with Jelly Bean and the Galaxy S3, on the other hand, comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.



So, while there are differences, it wouldn’t take a soothsayer’s opinion to declare the clear winner; however, what makes the competition in the tech world exciting is that, Blackberry hasn’t put forward their contender in this “Handset Race” yet. Still, we know that their BB10 platform has a lot of surprises within.


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