The Samsung Galaxy Note is an Android smartphone which could easily be described as a tablet, considering its large 5.3in screen. It was launched in September last year, followed by its release the following month.
The Galaxy Note features a large 5.3in HD Super AMOLED display which Samsung claims to be an expansive high resolution screen. The S Pen, an advanced pen-input technology which comes bundled with the Galaxy Note introduced a different type of user experience.
Following the release of the Galaxy Note, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Nexus in October. The Nexus smartphone was the world's first to run on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system. In addition the Nexus features software navigation buttons which is first for Android smartphones.
If you are wondetring whcih of these two phones to buy, we have put together a features comparison of Samsung's two Android smartphone titans:
Galaxy Note vs Galaxy Nexus: Display
The LTE version of Samsung Galaxy Note features a 5.3in Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The resolution of the display is 800 x 1,280 pixels with 285ppi pixel density.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, on the other hand, features a 4.65in Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with an oleophobic coating, to resist fingerprint. The resolution of the display is 720 x 1,280 pixels with a 316ppi pixel density.
Gaalxy Note vs Galaxy Nexus: Dimensions
The Galaxy Note measures 146.8 x 83 x 9.7mm and weighs 178g whereas the dimension of the Galaxy Nexus is 135.5 x 67.9 x 8.9mm and it weighs 135g.
Galaxy Note vs Galaxy Nexus: Operating System
The Galaxy Note runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system with Samsung announcing that the Note will get Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update in the second quarter of 2012.
The Galaxy Nexus runs on the Android OS version 4.0 and is upgradable to 4.0.4.
Galaxy Note vs Galaxy Nexus: Processor
The Galaxy Note is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon chip with a dual-core 1.5GHz Scorpion processor and the smartphone packs 1GB of RAM.
The Galaxy Nexus is powered by TI OMAP 4460 chip with dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 processor and the smartphone houses 1GB of RAM.
Galaxy Note vs Galaxy Nexus: Camera
The Galaxy Note sports a primary camera of 8 megapixel with LED flash, auto-focus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilisation technology. The camera can record video in 1080p. The smartphone is equipped with a two megapixel front-facing camera.
The Galaxy Nexus sports a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging and face detection. The camera can record video in 1080p at 30 frames per second (fps). The handset is equipped with a secondary camera of 1.3 megapixel and can record video in 720p at 30 fps.
Galaxy Note vs Galaxy Nexus: Connectivity
The Galaxy Note offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth version 3.0 with A2DP and EDR.
The Galaxy Nexus offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth version 3.0 with A2DP. Both smartphones supports Near Field Communication (NFC).
Galaxy Note vs Galaxy Nexus: Storage
The Galaxy Note has internal memory storage of 16GB and using a microSD card it can be expanded up to 32GB.
The internal storage capacity of the Galaxy Nexus is 16GB but the smartphone does not support microSD card.
Galaxy Note vs Galaxy Nexus: Battery
The Galaxy Note is powered by a Li-ion battery with capacity of 2500mAh delivering a talk time up to 10 hours.
The Galaxy Nexus is powered by a Li-ion 1750mAh battery.