Samsung Galaxy Note II vs Galaxy S III vs Galaxy Note vs LG Optimus Vu: spec comparison

Samsung Galaxy Note II vs Galaxy S III vs Galaxy Note vs LG Optimus Vu: spec comparison
The Samsung Galaxy Note II, the second phablet, is now finally here and it exceeded all expectations coming with a larger and brighter 5.5-inch Super AMOLED RGB display, a quad-core 1.6GHz Exynos 4412 processor, and 2GB of RAM. If that wasn't enough, it seems to be tailored for the US market with iPhone like 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions, all expandable with microSD cards.

And if you add in the soft Hyperglaze plastic coating, the same as on the Galaxy S III by the way, and the removable humongous 3,100mAh battery, the Galaxy Note II forms to be a really outstanding device on its own. Finally, it sports Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the newest and snappiest version of Android.

It's a killer device for those wanting a crossover between a phone and a tablet, but how does it fare against other jumbo phones? Let's take a look at nothing else but just the facts. Here is a spec smackdown showing the differences between the G Note II, the best selling Samsung Galaxy S III, the other rival phablet, LG Optimus Vu (we expect to see the Vu 2 soon!) and the original Note.

Samsung Galaxy Note II vs Galaxy S III vs Galaxy Note vs LG Optimus Vu: spec comparison

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46 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah, head to toe the Samsung Galaxy Note II just outclasses everything that is out there. I like that the Note II is THINNER than the original Note even with the 3100mAH battery. Wow truly a technological marvel is what the Galaxy Note II is!.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

still doesn't beat the MAXX. ;P

19. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Yea it doesn't beat the Razr Maxx in terms of capacity, but at the expense of 200mah, it is removable.

25. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

and at that expense is build quality. it's a tired argument, don't have me make it.

27. Jphones

Posts: 250; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

its a battery get over it. the phone is still better razr maxx is a great phone but come on seriously this phone aka phablet is the best thing out there right now.

36. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that's all i was talking about was the battery aspects. who would say the MAXX is better than the Note II overall? i mean seriously?

39. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

It cant, thanx to its 5.5 inches screen

44. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Trust me it makes the RAZR MAXX look retarded even with the snapdragon S4 that is in the Galaxy S3. The fact that the Galaxy Note 2 is quadcore exynos with the 3100 mah battery software alone the NOTE 2 makes the RAZR MAXX USELESS. My Galaxy S3 gets 15 to 19hrs daily battery life and that's on a snapdragon s4 2gb of ram and 2100 mah battery. So ask yourself how much better can your Razr Maxx really be?? You don't even have jellybean and won't see it anytime soon for that matter you just got ice cream sandwich....Don't fool yourself my friend...

46. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you obviously missed the point...

34. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

I know people harp on the display diagonal, which is 5.5" -- however, I bet the original Note with it's 5.3" diagonal gives the user about the same display area. By making the phone thinner, it allows for more ease of holding the device, however, it makes using it in portrait mode less attractive. I am disappointed that Samsung wasn't able to shave off more weight in the upgrade. 180 grams or 6.35 oz is a heavy device. If the device came in at 5.5 oz or less, it would be a home run.

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

your complaining over 0.85 grams on a device that is nearly a tablet. can you pick up something and tell me what less than a gram feels like? The iphone is nearly 5grams. You want it to be almost literally twice as big as the iphone, yet only about a half gram heavier??? realistic expectations man.

3. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

The only question I have now would be when is it going to be released in the U.S and to what carrier(s)?

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, that's the question on everybody's mind right now. o:

13. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

If you are in States then probably you have to buy an iPhone not this monster (Note 2) from Sammy that is a new law in States just introduced couple of weeks back. Don't you know? lolzzz 1 word for Note 2 -----------> Beast

6. Carlitos

Posts: 634; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Its certain At&t will get it. Maybe T-mobile. But the Question really entails Verizon and Sprint :p

5. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Man, are you f**kin serious right now? f**k the f**kin Maxx. Only reason why your saying that is because the Note isn't gonna come over to Screwizon. It will be the 2nd time that Screwizon has screwed over their subscribers. Good luck with that bulls**t Optimus Vu crap when that comes out.

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh look, it's hot head Wildmanfan again! hello! i'm just talking about in terms of intelligent design and battery innovation. the MAXX is a much smaller and thinner phone using last generation parts and still manages to 1-UP the Note II by 200mAh. just sayin'. ;P where's your proof? huh? Verizon got the SIII. why would they pass up the Note II? the Note pass-up was understandable, it was an entirely new class of device and it was a risky pitch but it paid off for AT&T and Verizon caught hell for never carrying it. Verizon knows now that the Note series is a hit and Samsung can only profit by giving it to the largest US Carrier. i'll bet Verizon gets it this time, in fact i think it'll follow suit with the SIII and be available on all the carriers.

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

id be very surprised if its not on all carriers. It was a much bigger hit than even samsung expected. They probably lost a good 5 million+ sales by not having it on the other 3 carriers. Doesnt the maxx use a new type of battery? Id still rather take the 4412 over the dual omap in the max.

30. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

exactly. the SIII was really the first Samsung to come out in recent memory that everyone knew would be an immensely huge hit so of course all the carriers opted in, same for the Note II i'm sure. beats me, it's the EB40 by Motorola if you want to look it up in the future. of course, of course, it wasn't my intention to compare the entire phone, just the battery accomplishment.

22. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Well, King, always nice to see you have all that intelligent cockiness in you as nothing has changed. 200mAh is blah. That could probably be used in about 15 minutes. Everybody got the S3. That wasn't a big thing. But remember something: Supposedly the Optimus Vu is coming which in my opinion is complete crap. The other thing that makes me wonder if VZW will get the Note 2 is that supposedly HTC is specifically designing a "monster phone" for the Verizon only market. Now, if VZW gets the Note II AND this HTC monster, that may not mix and HTC may have tarnished relations with VZW and vice versa. That's my theory. For the record, I kinda like in some sick way, our Megatron/Starscream relationship.

28. Obdabeast

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 01, 2012

I agree with this guy.. Verizon has to keep their partnerships in good standing and bringing that phablet to verizon as nice as it sounds most likely will not happen.. the LG phablet prolly wont be as bad though.. but I'm not really into those types of phones..

31. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

HAHAHA! nice way to put it. i get a kick out of this as well. xD i don't think Verizon would pass up the Note II for HTC's first Phablet endeavor even if it did risk their relationship which i don't think it will and besides if HTC wants their first Phablet on any carrier it's the currently Note-less Verizon.

7. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Is it built with the same material as the Galaxy S3, or different? Or, no one knows at the moment? Just wondering, because Samsung said it would be a more premium build. I can't wait for it to hit the states!!!

8. wendygarett unregistered

I would choose Samsung galaxy s3 :)

14. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

heyy whoever gave this big boob asian a thumb down, let her alone lol

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

said a box of Waka Flocka Flame's Breakfast Cereal...

18. smdeezy

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Haha. Dude I just laughed so hard at your comment!

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its a dude with a chick's picture.. lol thats an asian model.

10. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

I think most importantly for many is what the US version is going to be like. Don't think many current note owners would make the jump if the US Note 2 has a dual core processor.

11. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Where is the iPhone 5 with a small display? ok standard average display

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