Difference between Samsung S3 and Galaxy Note II

Key Difference: The Galaxy S3 is a slate-format multi-touch smartphone that was launched in May 2012. It has a polycarbonate plastic chassis and is available in a variety of different colors. The S3 sports a 4.8 HD Super AMOLED screen with corning gorilla glass 2. It is offered with Android v4.0.4. The Samsung Galaxy Note II is a smartphone manufactured by Samsung and is an Android based device. The Note II is known for its large display of 5.5 inches (141 mm), as well as its integral use of a stylus, called the S pen. The beauty of a Galaxy Note II is that it falls between the categories of a smartphone and a tablet. It is hence marketed as a ‘phablet’, a phone and a tablet, a hybrid or sorts.

People are constantly changing their cell phones to keep up with new technologies and the companies release new phones to cater to the demand of the peoples. Technology is a dynamic sector that often changes and also requires people to constantly change and adapt to new and better things. People are also willing to shell out large amounts of cash to buy the latest and best phone on the market at that time. Hence, it is always best to compare different products and purchase the one that works the best according to a person’s need.

Samsung Group is a South Korean chaebol, the largest in South Korea. A chaebol is basically a conglomerate. Samsung Electronics has become one of the key competitors in the smartphone market due to innovative technologies. The group has launched popular phones such as Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note II.

The Galaxy S3 is a slate-format multi-touch smartphone that was launched in May 2012. It is the successor of Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S but abandons the rectangular design of the predecessors and opts for more rounded corners making it resemble the Galaxy Nexus. The S3 sports a 4.8 HD Super AMOLED screen with corning gorilla glass 2. It is offered with Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and can be upgraded to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). The Galaxy S III has a polycarbonate plastic chassis and is available in a variety of different colors. The S3 supports a 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 Quad-core processor, Mali-400MP GPU and 1 GB RAM. The S3 is available with 16 or 32 GB internal storage capacity, which can be expanded up to an additional 64 GB.

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The phone boasts an 8 megapixel Auto Focus camera with flash, zero shutter lag and BSI. It also supports a 1.9 megapixel secondary camera that is capable of recording HD videos @30fps. When the phone was initially launched in May, the phone was considered to have been backed with innovative features and the TouchWiz "Nature UX" GUI was considered to be advanced. The GUI also included the “Water Lux” effect which can produce water ripples on contact. The phone also offered S Voice in response to Apple’s Siri, which enabled users to verbally control 20 functions on the phone. It was effectively considered as a iPhone killer. It also received additional publicity because of the ongoing patent infringement lawsuits against Apple.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is a smartphone manufactured by Samsung and is an Android based device. The Note II is known for its large display of 5.5 inches (141 mm), as well as its integral use of a stylus, called the S pen. The beauty of a Galaxy Note II is that it falls between the categories of a smartphone and a tablet. It is hence marketed as a ‘phablet’, a phone and a tablet, a hybrid or sorts.

In terms of hardware, the Note II features a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 720p resolution display, and 2 GB of RAM. The Note II is available in a variety of colors and in storage capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. The phone also has an external expandable memory of up to 64 GB. The Galaxy Note II was launched with Android 4.1 (also called Jelly Bean) and at the time of its launch was the first phone to feature Android 4.1. Now, the phone is upgradeable to Android 4.1.2.

In brief comparison, both the phones may seem very similar but that is not the case, they have distinct differences. The biggest difference would be the screen size, while the S3 offers a 4.8 inch display, Note II has provides a stunning 5.5 inch display. The Note II also has easy usability because of the pen, which the users can use to write or draw on the phablet like it was paper. The Note II also offers 1.6 GHz processor and 2 GB RAM, compared to the 1.4 GHz processor and the 1 GB RAM available on the S3.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Samsung website and GSMArena.com.

 

Samsung S3

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Launch Date

May 2012

September 2012

Company

Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics

Size

136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm (5.95 x 3.17 x 0.37 in)

Display

4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED

5.5 inches, super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

1280x720 pixels

720 x 1280 pixels, (~267 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Weight

133 g

183 g (6.46 oz)

2G Network

2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

(HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - N7105

4G Network

Depends on market availability.

LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 - N7105

GUI

TouchWiz "Nature UX"

TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9

Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9

GPU

Mali-400MP

Mali-400MP

OS

Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradeable to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean), upgradeable to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Exynos 4412 Quad

Exynos 4412 Quad

RAM

1 GB

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

microSIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

16/32/64 GB (The 64GB model has been discontinued)

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD up to 64 GB

up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, RGB light, Digital compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Connectivity

WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, GPS/GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth® 4.0(LE), microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go, wireless charging.

Bluetooth v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support) LE, USB 2.0 Host, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi HT40, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, S Beam, Samsung AllShare Play & Control, Samsung AllShare Cast (WiFi Display), Mirroring & Extention, Samsung AllShare Framework

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and USB.

WiFi, NFC, GPRS, EDGE, LTE (4G), USB

Speed

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, EDR.

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR

USB

micro-USB 2.0; USB On-the-go.

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

Primary Camera

8 megapixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BSI.

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

1.9 Mega pixel camera, HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BSI

1.9 MP

Video

1080p@30fps, zero shutter lag.

1080p@30fps

Camera Features

Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization. Burst shot & Best photo, Recording snapshot, HDR.

Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.

SNS integration

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

Audio Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X.

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player

Video supported formats

Video Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p).

MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player

Battery Capacity

2100 mAh battery

Li-ion 3,100 mAh

Available Colors

Pebble blue, Marble white, Amber brown, Garnet red, Sapphire black, Titanium grey, La Fleur

Titanium Gray, Marble White, Amber Brown, Ruby Wine, Pink

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

Browser

HTML, Adobe Flash

HTML5

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

Stereo FM radio with RDS (N7100 only)

GPS

A-GPS support and GLONASS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Java MIDP emulator

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

-Voice natural language commands and dictation, Smart Stay eye tracking, Dropbox (50 GB storage), TV-out (via MHL A/V link), SNS integration, MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player, Organizer, Image/video editor, Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa,  Voice memo/dial/commands,  Predictive text input (Swype)

S-Voice natural language commands and dictation, Smart Stay and Smart Rotate eye tracking, Dropbox (50 GB storage), TV-out (via MHL A/V link), Organizer, Image/video editor, Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa, Voice memo/dial/commands, Predictive text input (Swype), Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel, Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air, Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service, Direct claa, Screen Recorder, Quick Glance, Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service, Samsung S Suggest, S Pen Experience (Stylus),  S Note, S Planner, Email with hand-writing, integration, S Pen Keeper, Quick , Command, Easy Clip, Photo Note, Paper Artist, Shape Match, Formula Match

Image Courtesy: samsung.com, allthingsd.com

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