Samsung Galaxy Note versus Samsung Galaxy S II: spec comparison

Samsung Galaxy Note versus Samsung Galaxy S II: spec comparison
Have you heard about the Samsung Galaxy Note? We barely knew about the smartphone supernova until it hit us with its gargantuan 5.3-inch screen with impressive resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels and 180 degree viewing angles. 

It scores a couple of industry firsts except for the screen - most notably the tucked in S Pen stylus, which might not be exactly a new feature for smartphones, but it certainly seems new for modern platforms. Its connectivity package is pretty comprehensive with both LTE and HSPA+ radios, backed up by  a 2,500mAh battery, the biggest we’ve seen in a smartphone. 

But after the initial excitement, we’ve quickly peeked at the current Samsung flagship - the Samsung Galaxy S II. How does the new Galaxy Note fare against the S II? We’ve cold bloodedly put the specs of both devices side-to-side and the Galaxy Note seems to win in almost every category, but probably for the first time we’re starting to wonder: is bigger necessarily better this time around?

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GALAXY Note
  • Display 5.3 inches
    1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2

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