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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  • Display 5.3" 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh(13.50h 3G talk time)



1. Juggernaut494 unregistered

WOW! I was excited about getting the Samsung Epic Touch 4G 4.5 inch but this takes the cake!! Would like to know if Sprint will be offering this bad boy by Christmas.

2. jkdlfsjgslh unregistered

MEWANT! I have been looking for a device with a giant screen for the longest time and this is it.

3. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Opps Apple better put up a law suit, Samsung stole their idea, not ,lol

33. WookieeArmy

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

Breaking news! Apple sues all grocery stores in the USA for selling apples.

4. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

they look just the same.. but for the 0.2 more core and ofcourse.. the size.. I like both! :D

5. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

so faster processor to handle more pixels? in different words, it is a bigger SGS2

6. mrpither unregistered

Lets see Apple try and sue them by shrinking that bad boy down to make it look more like an iPhone...

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

that's huge!

12. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

It's too huge though. It's like carrying around the Dell Streak I would imagine.

18. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

I had the Dell Streak. It's actually pocketable. Using it was being inside a Toyota Sequoia. It definitely got attention everytime I pulled it out. I sold it cuz the rez was crap, Dell sucks about updates and the dev community behind it is thin and the camera sucks. But my gf loved playing games with it cuz of the size, much more than her iphone.

25. SavageLucy42

Posts: 211; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I always use an ear piece anyway. I've only seen one person with a Dell Streak actually to their ear, and yes they look ridiculous.

35. Mae unregistered

Dell Streak is heavier and thicker, not comfortable to put in the pocket.

13. coolax88 unregistered

That's what she said!!!

15. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

lol ;)

27. twenti7

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

I got a good chuckle from this. Thank you. ;]

28. brant

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

thats what she said :)

8. iankellogg

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

any chance of this having a CDMA radio or is this strictly another global phone.

9. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The samsung galaxy SII is already big for me. I would never buy a phone this size no matter how good it his. It's not practical at all for making calls and it would never fit my pocket. Hope they know what they're doing.

10. sniperace

Posts: 95; Member since: Aug 20, 2009

If it could fit in my hand and in my pocket I would say yes, but that this is pretty big don't think thats going to happen! need to see the hands on video.

22. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

You can see in engadget. It's way to big for me. I would never buy it. Phones are supost to be portable but that won't fit in any kind of pocket.

11. TImS unregistered

Been up for an upgrade 2 mon ago just waiting, but this would make me jump ship to carrier that carries it

14. PostalJim

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

Infuse barely fits in my back pocket with a case on it. Next fashion trend? The smartphone fanny pack!

16. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Yeahhhh. This is way too big of a phone lol. But the specs, me likey lol.

17. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

that why it's galaxy note it's not smartphone it's not notebook it's in the middle

19. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

If they shrink everything in this, uh - "phone" - down to 4.5 inches, take off TouchWiz, throw on ICS, and call it the Nexus Prime, then I'd be interested.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

this phone might not even make it to any major us carrier and if it does it won't be soon.

21. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

I would soooooooooo buy this phone!!!!!!!!!!!!

23. Abdul Hafeez unregistered

i saw this phone in Dubai at Mall of the Emirates. I was amazed by its awesomeness. Awaiting it to release ASAP so that i can get my hands on it.

24. Sam unregistered

Samsung galaxy note is having super amoled display or super amoled plus display please tell

26. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

It's got HD resolution, 1280x800, so my guess would be Super Amoled HD.

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