SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 2
The Phablet trends have further being strengthened with the drive towards perfection and meeting competitive edge closed on from other devices.
Vendors are trying to leave no gap between services and hardware; this has further geared up the demand for a more flexible device with the feel of both worlds which is Smartphone-tablet hybrid.
Android powered devices are pulling strong in the Phablet market. The new Samsung Note II and HTC One X are two amazing smart devices that gives buyers their money’s worth.
However, the struggle for the top spot remains, coupled with the need for more speed, flexibility, longer active battery life and top notch services.
From built perspective the Note II could simply be seen as an oversized Galaxy S III in terms of its design heritage. It uses the same polycarbonate plastic as with the HTC One X but One X is quite distinct; it is designed with curved polycarbonate, unibody and very much more handy.
Unlike the Note that requires operating with both hands, one-handed operation is still very possible on the One X.
The Galaxy Note II features a larger 5.5inches HD Super AMOLED display, seen as the best so far from Samsung, but the 4.7-inch screen on the HTC One X, claims a top-notch LCD display technology which tends to be brighter than that of the Note II, with 312ppi.
It has a higher pixel density but share same resolutions of 1280x720 pixels with Note II whose low screen reflectance ratio, makes quite visible outside, whereas good reflectance of One X gives a better outside visibility due to the brightness of its screen.
The tricked-out stylus of the Note II can take screenshots and allow users some freestyle drawings, quite a handy tool for socio-business class, offering them easy presentation tool.
Processor and memory:
The Galaxy Note II blazes with 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, compared to the NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.7 GHz, Quad core on One X; there is 2GB of RAM memory in the Note II, double that of One X. The One X lacks memory slot for storage expansion.
The Note II has 32GB and 64GB versions with microSD slot for expansion, thus making a Note II a little more flexible with faster respond rate.
Although One X is equipped with high processing hardware, the Note II’s processor offers a more powerful feat with team work from the interface optimization of its Android Jelly Bean operating system.
The Note II comes superior in user interface fluidity and app performance. Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on Note II tops the icing on the cake, whereas One X has not special software tweaks.
Both are equipped with 3G/4G, Bluetooth, WiFi and NFC but unlike the Note II, One X is not capable of Mobile Hotspot Tethering.
Both share an amazing 10hours talk time; however the Li Polymer battery of One X offers a higher standby time of 384 hours.
On a final note, you can purchase Samsung Galaxy Note II if it falls within your budget not minding the large footprint otherwise, you should go for the HTC One X if you want a regular sized smartphone-tablet device with a superb display.