A Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Note and Samsung Galaxy Note II

What is it in the Samsung Galaxy Note II that is not in the original Samsung Galaxy Note?  We will try to answer the question in the comparison of different aspects that will follow.

Samsung Galaxy Note II weighs almost the same as the original Galaxy Note.  However, it is narrower and more lengthened, allowing it to be a bit easier to hold and possible to operate with just one hand.  The 5.5” 16:9 HD Super AMOLED screen on the Galaxy Note II beats the Galaxy Note’s 5.3” in almost every aspect.

The Galaxy Note II sports a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, compared to the 1.4GHz dual-core Exynos in the first Note.  Considering the processor and the RAM memory with Android Jelly Bean’s interface optimizations, the Note II beats the original Note in UI fluidity and the performance of the applications and programs.

The S Pen smart stylus is the same, except that it can do few certain tricks like hovering.  Both devices have an 8MP camera module with LED flash.  But, the performance of the camera on the Galaxy Note II is immediate, whereas the original Note needs waiting.  The video 1080 capture goes with 30 fps on both handsets, but seems more fluid on the Galaxy Note II, and slightly more saturated too.

The Galaxy Note doesn’t possess an outstanding call quality while the Note II improves considerably.  Voices are very loud and clear, and on the other end the dual microphone setup relayed the sounds without audible distractions.  The increase in battery size means greater endurance and battery life to the handset.

As expected, Samsung Galaxy Note II is definitely the improved version of the original Samsung Galaxy Note. Filipino expatriates who have a hectic daily schedule, will find the Note II more suitable to their needs, professionally and personally.

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