Samsung Galaxy Note
Should You Buy Samsung Galaxy Note or Wait For Galaxy S3? Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy Note and its S Pen have turned out to be interesting gadgets. The stylus allows users to jot down notes, draw sketches and surf the Internet easier than was originally thought possible. It boasts of a gigantic 5.3in screen which allows the users to do more and view more, with less need to scroll and screen transitions.

On the other hand, Samsung's highly anticipated flagship device - Galaxy S3 - is poised to become the most talked about smartphone after Apple's iPhone 4S. After the fabulous performance of the Galaxy S2, the S3 promises to set the stage on fire.

Check out the how the smartphones stack up:


The Galaxy Note comes with a massive 5.3in HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It incorporates damage resistant Corning Gorilla glass which helps protect the screen from daily wear and tear. In addition, it includes a TouchWiz 4.0 User Interface (UI) which allows gestures functionality like panning, turn over, tilt and double tap.

In comparison, the Galaxy S3 is expected to come with a 4.8in screen with a new type of Super AMOLED technology.


The Galaxy Note is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and an Exynos chipset. With support for 2D vector graphics via OpenVG 1.1 and 3D graphics through OpenGL ES 1.1 and 2.0, the Mali 400MP offers support for complete acceleration, minimises heat dissipation and maximises battery life. Additionally, it reduces memory bandwidth overhead and lowers power usage.

The Korean giant has officially confirmed its Galaxy S3 will be powered by a 1.4GHz Exynos quad-core processor according to Market Watch. It is the first quad-core application processor of Samsung which is built on High-K Metal Gate low-power process technology. It is reported the processor enables multi-core processing feature which offers improved performance and allows users to accomplish multiple tasks in a short span of time.


The Galaxy Note boasts of an eight megapixel rear-facing camera. The features are auto-focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, image stabilisation and face and smile detection. It allows users to record videos of 1080p. It contains a two megapixel front-facing camera for video calling.

Speculations are rife the Galaxy S3 could come with a whopping 12 megapixel rear-facing camera. Its predecessors - Galaxy S and Galaxy S2 sport a five megapixel and an eight megapixel rear-facing camera respectively. Moreover, the recent leaked photo suggests that the Galaxy S2 could pack a 12 megapixel camera, according to Gizmodo Brazil.

Operating System

The Galaxy Note runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system. It is upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), which features easy multi-tasking, rich notifications, resizable widgets, new lock screen actions and improved text-input and spell-checking.

The Galaxy S3 is expected to run on the same software.


The Galaxy Note packs a Li-Ion 2500mAh standard battery which allows stand by time of up to 960 hours on 2G and 820 hours on 3G networks. It offers talk time of up to 26 hours 10 minutes on 2G and 13 hours 30 minutes on 3G networks.

On the other hand, the Galaxy S3 is expected to come with a 2050mAh standard battery.

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