Monday, August 13, 2012
Galaxy Note 2 vs Galaxy S3: Wait or Buy Now?
Samsung Galaxy S3 has a new challenger, and it is not the iPhone 5. The Galaxy Note 2, which is slated for an Aug. 29 debut, is preparing to give its Galaxy S3 counterpart some stiff competition. With two robust Samsung devices on offer, the stage is set for the Galaxy Note 2 vs. Galaxy S3 saga. Both gadgets pack a mean punch, so consumers face a quandary. With the smartphone wars heating up, this is how Samsung's two contenders stack up against each other. Display The S3 boasts a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display (1280x720 pixels resolution) and pixel density of 310ppi. The Note 2 is rumored to sport a 5.5-inch screen, which is a bump up from the Galaxy Note's 5.3-inch screen. According to the Examiner, "it might go to a Super HD AMOLED display with rgb format, instead of the PenTile screens in the Note and Galaxy S3." Reportedly, Samsung will use the UBP or Unbreakable Plane Display technology, making Note 2's screen the toughest on the market. Processor Those who are already familiar with the S3 will vouch that it is no tortoise and has one of the best processors in the business - the Exynos 4412 quad-core processor. The Note 2 may run the same processor, but processor speed will set the devices apart. The Note 2 clocks at 1.6GHz compared to S3's 1.4GHz. Internal Storage and OS The S3 packs 1GB of RAM as opposed to Galaxy Note 2's 1.5GB of RAM. The S3 is available in 16/32/64GB versions with a microSD card slot to take the expandable memory up by an additional 64GB. The Note 2 is expected to have similar internal storage options. Galaxy S3 comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich(ICS) out of the box with TouchWiz overlay. The Note 2 clearly edges out the S3 in this department as it is expected to be shipped with the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS Camera and Connectivity The Galaxy Note 2 may have a 12- or 13-megapixel rear-facing camera. By contrast, the S3 has an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, giving the Note 2 an edge. The S3 supports 4G LTE and rumors indicate that the Note 2 will have the same ability. Price The Galaxy S3 is priced at $199.99 for the 16GB version (with a 2-year contract). The pricing for the Note 2 remains unknown; however, Samsung is expected to value it competitively. Currently, the S3 rules the smartphone market. It breezed past the 10 million sales mark with ease, but Samsung predicts that the S3 will achieve 19 million sales by fall of this year. Concerns that the Note 2 is too bulky and may be unpopular with consumers have been quashed by its predecessor's success story. The 5.3-inch Galaxy Note sold a 7 million units, impressive statistics for a phablet which was seen as a novelty at the time. 。 wholesale accessories,ipod accessories,ipad accessories,iphone accessories