Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2

By Matthew Klickstein , Apr 08, 2013 12:45 PM EDT

They are two mobile devices on the scene right now that everyone can't stop talking about, and it's no wonder both the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S3 hail from the same company. As sibling devices, we can only marvel that both the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S3 can be so popular with users and analysts alike.

So, how does the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 compare with the Samsung Galaxy S3?

For this reason, we're delighted that SidhTech has created a fine compilation of nods from a diverse range of analysts who have all sounded off in comparisons of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S3.

"If the bigger screen and stylus fit into your life — and you don't mind your pocket being full — then the Note 2 is excellent. But if handwriting on your phone doesn't appeal, the Samsung Galaxy S3 offers 95 percent of the Note, but in a smaller, easier to hold package," Alistair Charlton of the International Business Times says.

Charlton also notes that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S3 "look very similar indeed, except for size."

"There's the same port and button schema — the lock/power button on the right, volume on the left, headphone port on top and microUSB at the bottom," Charlton's comparison continues.

The unique S-Pen of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 seems to be giving a lot of sway to that device, with PhoneReviews delighting not only in this feature but also the Note 2's being "useful for many daily functions," thanks to its bigger display, battery and fantastic camera.

International Design Times' Jacob Kleinman nevertheless favors the Samsung Galaxy S3 in his review, according to SidhTech, going on to gush about the S3's sleek design and powerful hardware. For Kleinman, the Samsung Galaxy S3 represents the company's " best ever smartphone."

"The Note crew will never catch on to the same extent as the S-bunch — it'll most likely stay as a bubbling-under niche product for serious Android fans while the S bunch stays on the throne," Kleinman — who got 15 hours of talk from the Galaxy S3 compared to the 6.5 hours on the Note 2 — said, as relayed by SidhTech.

Regardless of the fact that both the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S3 have 720p resolutions, the S3 has "a 4.8 inch screen, therefore a 306ppi, compared to the 5.5 inch, 265ppi screen of the Note 2," SidhTech reminds us, adding that for this reason and more, many are preferring the Galaxy S3 to the Note 2.

What does SidhTech itself think, though, about the comparison between the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S3?

"We see the phones as being equal in hardware, although S-Pen gives the Note 2 a big advantage. There's also Multi-Windows. Not everyone likes stylus systems, though, and Multi-Windows is coming to the Galaxy S3 as well."

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