Samsung Galaxy S3 Vs Galaxy Note 2: Brief Comparison of Smartphone & Phablet

The mobile manufacturers are flooding the market with wide range of mobiles creating a huge confusion among the buyers. two months ago, Samsung had launched its smartphone named Galaxy S III and it still remains the hot favorite of everyone than any other smartphones available in the market. now, Samsung is all set to add a successor to the Samsung Galaxy Note, which is expected to be named as ‘Galaxy Note 2’. the Note 2 is yet to be announced and there is not much detail available regarding its specifications. the Galaxy S III is a smartphone whereas Galaxy Note 2 will be a ‘Phablet’. to get an exact idea about the specifications of the phone, take a look at the comparison made below.

Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy S III features Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as its Operating system with TouchWiz user interface that includes apps like S Voice and Smart Stay. however, Ice Cream Sandwich is expected to offer faster and a stable experience to the users. Google had officially unveiled Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in late June, it is expected that Samsung Galaxy Note 2 might run on this latest version. it is also possible that Note 2 might run first on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and then slowly get upgraded to Jelly Bean.

Form Factor & Display

The Samsung Galaxy S3 sports 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which means the pixel per inch ratio (PPI) rests at 306. it has a dimension of 136.6 mm x 70.7 mm x 8.6 mm. Wide guesses are made regarding the display of Samsung Galaxy Note 2. As per the rumor, it is expected that the device will sport 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display. Note 2 might feature large screen compared to the Galaxy Note.


Galaxy S3 is powered by 1.4 GHz quad core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with an Exynos 4 Quad SoC and a Mali-400 GPU. considering the RAM, few models of S III features 1 GB of RAM while others have an impressive 2 GB. it is expected that the Galaxy Note 2 will have some of the features of S III in terms of its processor i.e. 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 and Mali-400 GPU. Rumors state that it might feature Exynos 5250 SoC. There is no information regarding the amount of RAM.

Camera Quality

S III features 8 Megapixel camera at the back with zero shutter lag, LED flash, auto-focus and image stabilization, which records HD video in 1080p. it also has an impressive front camera of 1.9 Megapixels that records HD video at 720p. Samsung might improve the camera sensor to capture clearer image. While Galaxy Note 2 might feature a 12 or 13 Megapixel camera at rear, which clearly means that the camera quality of Note 2 might exceed the S III considerably.

Connectivity Options

The Samsung Galaxy S III offers amazing connectivity options than any other smartphones available in the market and it supports HSPA+, GSM, 3.5 mm audio jack, UMTS networks, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and micro USB port. on the other hand, Galaxy Note 2 is likely to come with 4G LTE support and it is expected to have the similar connectivity options like the Galaxy S III.

Internal & External Storage

S III is available with different internal storage capacities. the storage capacity ranges from 16 GB to 32 GB, while a microSD slot of 64 GB version is expected to come soon for S III. whereas it is expected that Note 2 might have the same storage capacity as the Galaxy Note along with 64 GB external card.

Pricing and Release Info

Samsung Galaxy S III has been out for over two months and it is offered at a price tag of Rs. 38400. Galaxy Note 2 is expected to release in October or November and there are no details on the pricing of the smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Vs Galaxy Note 2: Brief Comparison of Smartphone & Phablet

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