Samsung Galaxy Note 2
The Galaxy Note that has narrowed the gap between a smartphone and a tablet has been among the key contributors to Samsung's success. While the newly released Galaxy S3 is expected to give Apple iPhone a run for its money, reports surface online saying that a sequel to the Galaxy Note is also nearing its release as early as end August.

The Samsung Galaxy Note LTE has turned out to be an amazing device, thanks to the revolutionary S Pen Stylus which integrates the device's native apps to offer a richer and more interactive experience. The smartphone was released in January and comes with a large screen which allows users to view more with less scroll and screen transitions.

Meanwhile, Samsung's Galaxy S2 LTE comes with a reportedly crisp display and with higher pixel density, which should offer better text clarity and sharper graphics even in direct sunlight. Moreover, it features a technology called AllShare, which allows users to connect the smartphone to television sets or to a laptop to play multimedia files. It runs the TouchWiz 4.0 User Interface (UI), which includes visual improvements like adding shortcuts, widgets and motion gestures.

Check out how the Galaxy Note LTE's specs do against Galaxy S2 LTE:

Display

The Galaxy Note LTE comes with a 5.3in Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels at 285 pixels per inch (ppi). The Galaxy S2 LTE features a 4.3in Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels at 217 ppi. Both smartphones are covered with Corning Gorilla Glass which protects the screen from everyday wear and tear.

Processor

The Galaxy Note LTE is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon chipset with a dual-core 1.5GHz Scorpion processor. In comparison, the Galaxy S2 LTE is powered by a Qualcomm APQ8060 Snapdragon chipset with a dual-core 1.5GHz Scorpion processor. Both smartphones ship 1GB of RAM.

Camera

Both smartphones come with eight megapixel rear-facing cameras with auto-focus and LED flash. The sporting features are geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilisation. Both the Galaxy Note LTE and the Galaxy S2 LTE offer video recordings at 1080p and a front-facing camera of two megapixels.

Operating System

Both smartphones run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), which is upgradable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)).

Connectivity

Both smartphones feature Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi hotspot. The Galaxy Note LTE offers support to Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP wireless technology, while the Galaxy S2 LTE features Bluetooth 3.0 + HS.

Storage

Both the Galaxy Note LTE and the Galaxy S2 LTE have 16GB of onboard storage and a microSD card slot with an additional memory space of up to 32GB.

Battery

The Galaxy Note LTE comes with a Li-Ion 2500mAh standard battery which allows for talk time of up to 10 hours and stand by time of up to 252 hours. In comparison, the Galaxy S2 LTE packs a Li-Ion 1850mAh standard battery which allows for talk time of up to five hours and stand by time of up to 192 hours.