PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of GALAXY Note II vs Butterfly S

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time (3G), Standby time and 1 more

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com and mobiletechreview.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
HTC Butterfly S 

PhoneRocket recommends the HTC Butterfly S  based on its graphics and battery life.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of GALAXY Note II vs Butterfly S

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

GALAXY Note II
4.9 fps
Butterfly S
16.1 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

GALAXY Note II
19.8 fps
Butterfly S
42.9 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung GALAXY Note II

Reasons to consider the
Samsung GALAXY Note II

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More processing power 5,066 vs 3,005 Around 70% better passmark score
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Significantly longer standby time 58,752 min vs 32,688 min Around 80% longer standby time
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 42.2 Mb/s More than 2.2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 4 MP 2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Bigger screen 5.5" vs 5" 10% bigger screen
Thinner 9 mm vs 10.6 mm More than 15% thinner
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Significantly faster graphics 16.1 fps vs 4.9 fps More than 3.2x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Significantly sharper screen 440 ppi vs 267 ppi Around 65% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly longer standby time (3G) 39,600 min vs 14,976 min Around 2.8x longer standby time (3G)
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720 2.2x higher resolution
Lighter 160 g vs 182 g More than 10% lighter
Faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Slightly longer talk time 1,740 min vs 1,320 min More than 30% longer talk time; go days without charging

Reviews Word on the street

GALAXY Note II  vs Butterfly S 

9.0
8.0
Other than those, you get the usual wide viewing angles, extreme contrast, and saturated colors you would with other Super AMOLED displays, making the phone the best handset out there for enjoying video with this screen size.
GALAXY Note II

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

GALAXY Note II  vs
Butterfly S 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 5.5" 5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 267 ppi 440 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.9 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 4 MP
Resolution 8 MP 4 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.9 MP 2.1 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (42.2 Mb/s)
EV-DO Rev.A
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 1,320 min 1,740 min
Talk time (3G) 960 min 1,500 min
Standby time 58,752 min 32,688 min
Standby time (3G) 14,976 min 39,600 min
Capacity 3,100 mA·h 3,200 mA·h

form factor

GALAXY Note II  vs
Butterfly S 
Weight 182 g 160 g
Thickness 9 mm 10.6 mm
Size 81 x 151 x 9 mm 70.5 x 144.5 x 10.6 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.4.2 Android 4.4
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes No
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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