Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – Top Specs and Price Comparison

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2

You can think about the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 as a larger Galaxy S3 that also has stylus support. The handset has a Super AMOLED display (with a Wacom stylus digitiser layer) measuring 5.5 inches and that can render a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The pixel ratio for this device is of 267 ppi. As for imaging, the display has sharp colors and a nice contrast.
The S-Pen (stylus) has support for 1024 levels of pressure, which makes it much better than its predecessor, the Galaxy Note and most of the other stylus-based smartphones out there.

Remember how we said the Note 2 is much alike with the Galaxy S3? Well, that is because they have the same hardware specs: a quad core processor (Cortex A9) working at 1.6GH working at 1.6GHz which is paired up with a Exynos 4412 ARM chipset. The graphics chipset is a Mali-400MP (quad core). This device comes with 2GB of RAM which ensures for a smooth performance when multitasking or using the S-Pen. As for internal storage capacity, this device can be purchased with multiple options: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB (by using a microSD card, you can expand this memory by up to 64GB).
The operating system for the Galaxy Note 2 is Google’s Android 4.1.

Samsung Galaxy S4

This handset is a tad smaller than the Note 2, showcasing a 5 inches Super AMOLED display with a superior resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The pixel ratio is also better with this device: 441 pixels-per-inch.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 can be powered either by a quad core or an eight core processor, both clocked at 1.6 GHz. The chipset in both cases is the Exynos 5 Octa model. Same as the Galaxy Note 2, the S4 also has 2GB of RAM. As for internal memory, you can see the exact same options of capacity (16GB, 32GB and 64GB), as well as the microSD card slot.

What the Galaxy S4 excels at is the camera features: it shows a great 13MP rear-facing camera which has features like: panorama, multishot mode, LED flash, HDR, face and smile recognition and gorgeous 1080p HD video shooting. The front-facing camera doesn’t disappoint either, having 2MP.

The operating system of this device is a more advanced version of Android, the Android 4.2.2.

Final thoughts
After comparing the devices’ key features, we have to say that the Galaxy S4 is better than the Galaxy Note 2, even without the stylus support. The device will leave you with beautiful photos/videos and watching a movie on this handset is a more pleasant experience.

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