Samsung GALAXY Note II vs Samsung Galaxy S4

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Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution

1280 x 720 pixels,
265 PPI
1920 x 1080 pixels,
441 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

69.90 %
71.91 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 8974

Processor

Quad-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Quad-core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300

GPU

Mali-400 MP4
Adreno 320

RAM

2GB
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

64GB
64GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 64 GB
microSDXC up to 64 GB

OS

Android (4.4.2, 4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2)

Battery

Capacity

3100 mAh
2600 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
13 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.6
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.14 μm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Video light
EIS

Front

1.9 MP
2 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.94 x 3.17 x 0.37 inches (151 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm)
5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

6.44 oz (182.5 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)
4.59 oz (130.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)

Materials

 
Back: Plastic

Features

Stylus, Notification light
Notification light

Colors

Pink, Blue, White
Black, Blue, Red, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800 Lower)

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

 
Micro SIM

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Radio

FM, Stereo, RDS
 

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging, Video out
Mass storage device, OTG, Charging, Video out

HDMI

Yes
Yes

Location

A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, Barometer

Other

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, (MP3)
Haptic feedback, (MP3)

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 13, 2012
Mar 14, 2013

FCC ID value: A3LGTN7100 link
FCC ID value: A3LGTI9505 link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.17 W/kg
0.50 W/kg

Body

0.40 W/kg
0.65 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

0.95 W/kg
1.17 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.94 W/kg
0.67 W/kg
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