At IFA in Berlin we got an up close and personal look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The new Note is, design wise, shaped much more like the Galaxy S3. But what really matters are the specs and how the predecessor stacks up against the new kid on the block in terms of performance. To clear the air, Sascha did a direct comparison video of the two Phablets at Samsung’s unpacked Event. Check out the video below:
Now let’s take a look at the numbers. The original Note has a 5.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display with a 1,280 x 800 resolution (285ppi). The Note 2 has downgraded in terms of resolution, but it’s still a HD Super AMOLED screen, not to mention, it’s gotten bigger: 5.5 inches. It’s resolution is 1,280 x 720 pixels (267ppi). The physical device has also become more slender at 5.95 x 3.16 x 0.37 inches instead of 5.78 x 3.27 x 0.38 inches.
The Note 2 has also made a huge leap in the microSD department from the original 32 GB to 64 GB. The new Note also comes with a choice of 3 different models: 16, 32 and 64 GB. the Note 2 is also amped up with NFC technology, 2 GB RAM instead of 1, quad core 1.4 GHz Exynos processor and of course, Android Jelly Bean.
Although the front camera has been downgraded by a 10th or a pixel (2.0 to 1.9), the back camera remains the same at 8 megapixels.