Call quality

The Note II has a tad better sounding earpiece, and its noise-canceling mics relay your voice to the other end cleaner and with fuller range. The Mega 6.3 has a strong enough earpiece, but the voices sound a bit artificial and distorted towards the higher volumes.

Battery life

The phones have very close battery capacities – 3100 mAh for the Note II, and 3200 mAh for the Mega 6.3. While Samsung has official 3G talk times pegged at 16 hours for the Note II, which is pretty great, it hasn't yet posted the official numbers on the Galaxy Mega 6.3, though we suspect they'd be comparable.


Choosing the Note II before the newer Galaxy Mega 6.3 is a no-brainer. Its smaller screen diagonal makes it way more compact, it has the precise input option of a stylus, and sports more internal storage, plus it takes better pictures and video, all for a slightly lower price even.

Samsung's largest handset would be picked only if you are looking for the largest mobile phone screen out there in a slim package, and mainly for media consumption at that, rather than the good ol' talking or even the odd content creation, which the Note II would be better at because of the stylus.

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