PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of GALAXY Note II vs GALAXY Note

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

GLBenchmark 2.5 Battery, Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time (3G) and 2 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
Samsung GALAXY Note II 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung GALAXY Note II  based on its performance, graphics and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of GALAXY Note II vs Note

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

GALAXY Note II
4.9 fps
GALAXY Note
4.2 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 battery Battery life for 3D graphics apps

GALAXY Note II
247 min
GALAXY Note
287 min

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung GALAXY Note II

Reasons to consider the
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Better AnTuTu score 17,531 vs 8,695 More than 2x better AnTuTu score
Faster web browser 2,613 vs 2,053 More than 25% better BrowserMark score
Better AnTuTu 3D score 3,901 vs 2,682 More than 45% better AnTuTu 3D score
Much longer standby time 58,752 min vs 14,976 min Around 4x 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
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
More battery capacity 3,100 mA·h vs 2,500 mA·h Around 25% more battery capacity
Longer talk time 1,320 min vs 600 min Around 2.2x longer talk time; go days without charging
Slightly bigger screen 5.5" vs 5.3" Around 5% bigger screen
Thinner 9 mm vs 10 mm 10% thinner
Back view of Samsung GALAXY Note

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Much longer standby time (3G) 49,248 min vs 14,976 min More than 3.2x longer standby time (3G)
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards

Reviews Word on the street

GALAXY Note II  vs Note 

8.0
8.5
The phone's insanely high resolution 1280 x 800 pixel Super AMOLED HD display is easy on the eyes.
GALAXY Note

9.0
7.5
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

9.0
8.0
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
7.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

GALAXY Note II  vs
Note 
Type AMOLED AMOLED
Size 5.5" 5.3"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 800
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 267 ppi 284 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.4.2 Android 4.0
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 v3.0

form factor

GALAXY Note II  vs
Note 
Weight 182 g 178 g
Thickness 9 mm 10 mm
Size 81 x 151 x 9 mm 83 x 147 x 10 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
RAM 2 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.9 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSDPA (14.4 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 600 min
Talk time (3G) 960 min 810 min
Standby time 58,752 min 14,976 min
Standby time (3G) 14,976 min 49,248 min
Capacity 3,100 mA·h 2,500 mA·h
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