Most Amazing Features: Samsung Galaxy S4 or Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy Note II

The latest Samsung Galaxy S4 has been able to attract lots of eye balls all over the world. While many have already made the choice to purchase the Galaxy S4, there are still lots of people who are still confused whether to purchase this smart phone or to opt for other smart phones like Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

While the Galaxy S4 has already started arriving on the doorsteps for those who had pre-ordered it, it is still not available for immediate purchase. Those who have already started taking advantage of this smart phone have reported that the Galaxy S4 is a tempting smart phone which boasts amazing features.

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 4.99-inch full HD Super AMOLED 1,920 x 1080 display with a pixel density of 441ppi while the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with an S-AMOLED capacitive touch screen display of 5.5 inches of 720 x 1280 resolutions with a pixel density of 267 ppi. The Galaxy S4 uses Super AMOLED display with a PenTile pixel arrangement.

The Galaxy Note 2 has got an 8MP camera of 3264×2448 pixels resolution. However, the Galaxy S4 has got a 13 megapixel rear camera that can shoot video in Full HD 1080p quality. It also has a 2 megapixel camera that can also record 1080p video.

The phone has got Backside-illuminated (BSI) sensor for better low-light sensitivity. It can be used for video calling and has even got Dual Camera mode. The front camera of the phone controls the phone with Smart Pause. When you look away from the screen the video will get paused and when you will look back, the video will automatically turn on.

The Galaxy S4 has got Exynos octa-core processors running at 1.6GHz. It uses ARM’s big. LITTLE architecture and is therefore, strictly not an eight-core processor phone. The eight cores are divided in two: four high-power, complex cores for doing the heavy lifting and four smaller, power-efficient cores for doing more mundane tasks. Its architecture is designed so that it can switch between the different types of core seamlessly while the Galaxy Note 2 is powered by Exynos 4412 Quad, MALI 400, 1.6 GHz Cortex A9 Quad Core processor.

The Galaxy S4 will have the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS while the Galaxy Note 2 operates on Android Jelly Bean v.4.1.1.

However, like the Galaxy Note 2 even the Galaxy S4 has got 2 GB RAM and the storage capacity of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB which can be expanded further through microSD card.

Editor’s Note: This guest article has been composed by Christy Root who works for PrePayMania and, who writes Guest Articles, Press Releases for Mobile Phones. She loves to update herself with different mobile technologies.

  • Stephen S. Musoke

    Okay while you have outlined the technical specifications, how do they translate into real life usage? I am a geek, but still wondering whether to get the S4 or Note II. Can you outline what the differences in camera, video mode, battery life, screen brightness and resolution, available applications or software features, carrier support (especially for Uganda since TechPost is local), pricing etc and what advantages I get in picking one over the other. Or should I just wait till October for the new Nexus 5 or should I just choose the HTC One?

    • Eristaus

      Good Question Stephen
      after all the Noise about phones competing to be smarter than the other, it trickles down to benefits in Uganda here. For example most S4’s in Uganda by Orange and airtel dont have 4G/LTE they come with 42MBPS and then most of the fancy features may not be useful here in Uganda.