PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of GALAXY Note II vs G2

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

LG G2
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, 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
LG G2 

PhoneRocket recommends the LG G2  based on its performance, battery life and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of GALAXY Note II vs LG G2

geekbench Processor and memory performance

LG G2
2,572

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

LG G2
3,811

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

LG G2
2,478

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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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Longer standby time 58,752 min vs 49,248 min Around 20% longer standby time
Bigger screen 5.5" vs 5.2" More than 5% bigger screen
Front view of LG G2

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LG G2

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Significantly better overall performance 2,572 vs 470 Around 5.5x better geekbench score
Much longer standby time (3G) 49,536 min vs 14,976 min More than 3.2x longer standby time (3G)
Significantly faster processor 2.26 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly sharper screen 423 ppi vs 267 ppi Around 60% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly lighter 143 g vs 182 g More than 20% lighter
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720 2.2x higher resolution
Higher resolution front camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Around 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Longer talk time 2,058 min vs 1,320 min More than 55% longer talk time; go days without charging

Reviews Word on the street

GALAXY Note II  vs LG G2 

8.0
8.0
Colors are very saturated compared to IPS displays, but many folks enjoy lots of color saturation along with the high contrast and deep blacks of Samsung's Super AMOLED HD displays.
GALAXY Note II

9.0
9.4
As it's now the norm, the viewing angles of this IPS LCD screen are very good, although still not perfect, as there's some noticeable brightness loss, but that's normal.
LG G2

9.0
9.0
Album art is displayed beautifully, and there is even something wacky called Music Square, where you touch a part of the square to choose what genre of music you want to listen to.
GALAXY Note II

Overall

8.6 Out of 10
9.1 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

GALAXY Note II  vs
LG G2 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 5.5" 5.2"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 267 ppi 423 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.26 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 13 MP
Resolution 8 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.9 MP 2.1 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
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-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 2,058 min
Talk time (3G) 960 min 1,278 min
Standby time 58,752 min 49,248 min
Standby time (3G) 14,976 min 49,536 min
Capacity 3,100 mA·h 3,000 mA·h

form factor

GALAXY Note II  vs
LG G2 
Weight 182 g 143 g
Thickness 9 mm 8.9 mm
Size 81 x 151 x 9 mm 70.9 x 138.5 x 8.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.4.2 Android 5.0
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 Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Samsung GALAXY Note II
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