The mobile market is slowly getting filled with big-sized devices, but this category of consumers is very picky when it comes to specs and features, so each phablet must be unique in its own way and definitely must be very powerful. Our suggestions, the T2 Ultra and the Galaxy Note II meet these conditions, but only one of them will be the winner. Now, let’s see who that is.
Displays, designs and sizes
The T2 Ultra is imposable: tall, beautiful and slim. On the lower side of its right edge you’ll find the power, camera and volume rocker buttons, and the color options for the back panel are white, black and purple. On the front panel you’ll see the giant 6inches display (IPS LCD) which supports no less than 720x1280pixels and 245ppi, but the Mobile Bravia Engine 2 allows it to reproduce colors perfectly in any environment. In case you’re wondering how much it weights, well, it’s lighter than its smaller opponent, weighting around 172grams. Its dimensions are 165.2×83.8×7.7mm.
As for the Samsung phablet, this one has a 5.5inches Super AMOLED display with the same resolution, but the pixel density is higher at 267ppi. It has the power button on the right edge and on the left side there’s the volume rocker. The audio jack is on the top and the USB charging port is located at the bottom. This device is weighting 183grams because it has the S Pen stylus which contributes to the total weight of the device. As for the dimensions, these are 151.1×80.5×9.4mm.
Hardware and OS
The T2 Ultra hides under its hood a 1.4GHz quad core Cortex A7 processor with a Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400 chipset supporting it. The GPU is Adreno 305, the RAM capacity is 1GB and the internal memory is 8GB, but the good news is that you can expand it up to 32GB with a microSD card. This device comes out of the factory with Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean), but in the meantime it received the 4.4.2 (KitKat) update.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 is powered by quad cortex A9 processor, which is clocked at 1.6GHz and it uses an Exynos 4412 Quad chipset and a Mali-400MP4 GPU. The phablet has 2GB of RAM and three variants of built in storage: 16 and 32GB expandable up to 64GB, and another variant of 64GB. The phone came loaded with Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean), but you can upgrade it to v4.4.2 (KitKat). Also, the operating system is customized with TouchWiz UI from Samsung.
The Sony device has a better rear camera whose resolution is 13MP and the features include autofocus, LED flash, geo tagging, image stabilization, HDR, touch focus etc. For video conferences, you can use the 1.1MP camera on the front.
As for the Galaxy Note II, this phone has an 8MP rear camera with similar features plus simultaneous HD video and image recording, and the secondary camera is 1.9MP.
The differences between the two batteries on these phablets are major: while the T2 Ultra has a non removable Li-Ion battery with the capacity of 3000mAh, the Note II has a user replaceable Li-Ion 3100mAh, but guess what, on the T2 Ultra you can talk 24hours on 3G, while the Note II offers only 16hours of talk time on 3G.
The Xperia T2 Ultra can be purchased from amaozn.com at the price of 315 dollars. The 16GB variant of the Note II costs 386 dollars.
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