Samsung Galaxy S II was launched in February 13, 2011 as a successor to Galaxy S. Samsung Galaxy note is launched in October 2011. Galaxy Note is a lesser known model of Samsung; it has a screen of 5.3 inches with a screen resolution of 800 by 1280 pixels. But Samsung Galaxy S II is better known of the Samsung smart phone series. We will examine both the models and see what the major differences between both the phones are.
We will start by first comparing the screen size for both the phones.
Galaxy Note has a 5.3 inch screen, along with an AMOLED display. It is much larger than any normal smart phone but smaller compared to a tablet. And Samsung Galaxy S II features a 4.27 inch screen, which also has an AMOLED display. When we look at both phones, Samsung Galaxy Note is a big phone in comparison to Note, if you want have a phone with big screen then Note is the way to go. Its huge screen is an advantage for browsing the Internet, looking at videos, pdf files and other documents. Another interesting factor is that both phones have the durable gorilla glass display.
Samsung Galaxy Note weighs around 178 grams, whereas S II weighs only 116 grams. So S II is thinner and lighter in comparison to Note. Samsung S II is a slim smart phone available today in the market. Samsung S II meets the requirement for a phone that is easy to carry.
The other significant factor for the both phones is the processor; Galaxy Note has a 1.47GHz dual-core processor with a Samsung chip. Galaxy S II has a 1.2GHz processor with a Samsung Exynos.
As far as both the phones are concerned Galaxy Note has a thickness of 9.65mm and Galaxy SII has a thickness of 8.49mm, which means it is lighter to hold compared to Samsung Note.
Both Galaxy S II and Note have camera with 8 mega pixels, along with a front-facing camera of 2MP. This is one feature which is same for Samsung S II and Note phones. So if you are planning to buy this just for its camera, then either one would be adequate.
This is the most important feature we all look for before buying any phone. As far as battery life is concerned, Galaxy Note has a Li-ion battery of 2500m and Galaxy S II has 1650mAH battery which can provide up to 610 battery backup for 3G standby, as well as a talk time of around 9 hours in 3G mode.
Android 2.3 Gingerbread is the operating system for both Galaxy S II and Samsung Galaxy Note. They also have a user interface of TouchWiz 4.0, bluetooth 3.0, micro USB and wi-fi.
Galaxy S II and Note have 3G, digital living network alliance sharing, wi-fi, wireless bluetooth file transfer, microUSB and USB. These above mentioned features are common for both the models.
If want to buy a phone that allows you to accumulate all your music and pictures, Note may be a better option, with its 1 gigabyte Ram, as well as 16 gigabytes of inbuilt storage that you can after purchasing a micro SD card increase till 32 gigabytes. Galaxy S II also comes with 1 GB Ram, but it comes in two different variants of 16 GB and 32 GB internal storage, this is means that if you buy a 16 gigabyte S II you cannot increase its memory it beyond its limit.
Galaxy Note is definitely priced higher than S II, so you can always choose S II if the price for Note seems too high. Additionally, the Galaxy Note can also be considered as a tablet due to its huge size. It also has stowaway pen for you to use with browsing and searching files. The Galaxy S II has mobile high-definition link (MHL) which enables you to have a video output HDMI and recharge the phone simultaneously.
From the above comparison it becomes clear to us that both the phones have a lot of features akin to each other. The significant difference is the screen size with the Galaxy Note looking more like a mini tablet and the S II can be included in the smart phone category. Galaxy S II has a vast amount of sales in countries like Europe and Asia. Also Samsung Galaxy is a real beautiful looking phone.