Samsung GALAXY Note Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy Note vs Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung GALAXY Note

Reasons to consider the Galaxy Note

4G, Android-2.3.5
Network Much faster max data speeds HSPA+ (84 mbps) vs HSDPA (21 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (4x faster)
Standby time Much more standby time 34.2 days vs 7 days Around 5x more standby time, less frequent charging
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 800x1,280 vs 800x480 More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Internal storage More internal storage 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Screen size Larger screen 5.3"" vs 4.3"" More than 50% larger screen
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 284 PPI vs 216 PPI More than 30% crisper display of text, images and video
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1400 MHz vs Unknown, 1200 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 20% faster)
Talk time Slightly more talk time 13.5 hours vs 8.6 hours Around 60% more talk time per battery charge
Samsung Galaxy S II

Reasons to consider the Galaxy S II

3.5G, Android-2.3.4
Screen type Super AMOLED Plus Super AMOLED Plus vs Super AMOLED Super AMOLED Plus screens are clearer, thinner, and use less energy
Weight Lighter 116 g vs 178 g More than 30% lighter
Size Smaller 66×125×8 mm vs 83×147×10 mm More than 40% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 8 mm vs 10 mm More than 10% thinner


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Screen type Super AMOLED screens are generally bright and vivid
NoteSuper AMOLED
Network Fast data transfer
NoteHSPA+ (84 mbps)
S IIHSDPA (21 mbps)
Bluetooth Recent bluetooth support
Thickness Thin
Note10 mm
S II8 mm
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
8 MP
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
FM Radio Both have built-in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


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Which phone do you like, and why?

Showing 25 comments

Anony (4:56 PM, December 03, 2013)
Galaxy S2 also supports microSD
thambidurai.9@gmail.com (10:03 AM, March 15, 2013)
Avatar for chat2vishakha chat2vishakha (5:59 AM, December 15, 2012)
Both are good at their place..........................

manoj patel (5:08 AM, October 21, 2012)
hi buddy i want to purchase your galaxy s2. because i think you are the regular user of the phone and you know the full function of s2.so please contact me if you are interested.9033909851(gujarat)
g (10:35 AM, October 09, 2012)
if u can handle a big phone like 5.3" screen phone like note then surely go for it, but if u want a phone that can be easily handled then u should go for sii.
iphone is considerable only if u r ready to spend money on apps as most of the apps on IOS are paid apps.
Lakshay Kaushik (4:08 PM, July 24, 2012)
Guys my suggestion is to buy galaxy note cause it has good battery backup..........and alods of different apps that galaxy s2 doesn't contain.......GALAXY NOTE ROX...!!!!!!!!!!!AND IT WIL...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
blah blah (4:43 AM, July 22, 2012)
why u dont just add Vote Button ?
so we can decide which is better ..
Maheshaditya0 (8:22 AM, June 26, 2012)
hi dear im who u looking for im goin to sell my sgs2 in cheap rate if u intrested then mail me
my id is maheshaditya0@gmail.com
Palwinder Singh (6:10 AM, June 14, 2012)
Lots of info is incorrect in this compare
Iamgettingmymail (2:21 PM, June 07, 2012)
   I am astonished at some simple flaws in Note.
   The on/off and volume buttons are hidden away in the sleek black design TOO well. I cannot see the. I can barely feel them.. Second, both are positioned exactly where a hand grips the unit. I find myself turning the thing off by mistake, and adjusting the volume by mistake. I have to hold it like a dainty tea cup. Just silly
   And inside, I am experiencing black screens on some installed Google searches...one, sometimes two, pages in.  I find the S pen is extremely sensitive. The cover I bought separately...back case that folds over the screen...falls off constantly. The teeth that are supposed to clasp it are pretty weak.
   Other than that, i like it.
Surendra (10:28 AM, June 07, 2012)
Hi Im interested in buying SII. if you still have it you can mail me-if you are from Mumbai
Avatar for gubdonem gubdonem (11:32 PM, June 06, 2012)
For sure... the problem is that the dual quad core is just gonna ve available in North Korea
Sean Vergara (2:36 PM, May 30, 2012)
yes i want it email me at sean.vergara@yahoo-J2CGKBRFZJJELOVXM4XABNOQMY:disqus .com
Ravi3feb85 (4:36 AM, May 16, 2012)
Im about to purchase either of the two..can any one suggest me the best out of it....!!
yolo (7:02 PM, May 11, 2012)
i dont know what phone to get should i get a samsung galaxy note or an iphone 
Bb (7:54 AM, May 04, 2012)
haoukill (0:20 PM, April 30, 2012)
yhaa...thats right ^^

im voting to samsung galaxy sII :D
Savinder (7:58 AM, April 19, 2012)
ru selling phone...if yes how much u will give samsung s 2 for sale..new/ 2nd ?
Pariyakon_trebert (7:20 AM, April 11, 2012)
For me i would like Galaxy S2 but someone said i can go with Galaxy Note but i think Note it funny with i want to speak . i don't know who's can consider me about this mobile Galaxy S2 and Note thank you 
Abi 199104 (8:30 PM, April 10, 2012)
Samsung Note is much better than Galaxy sII... Galaxy s2 Sucks.!.!.!
Ramy (5:56 PM, March 04, 2012)
Samsung Galaxy Beast is coming out in Mid of 2013, wait!..don't spend much on these now.

2.2 GHz dual quad processor, 2GB RAM & 2GB ROM, 64GB inbuilt memory, QHD(2560x1440p) video, 5.3" Super QHD AMOLED Plus2 display, ICS 4.1, 16 MP camera (8X Zoom)& 2 MP front camera, 
Roshan Chokshi (2:14 PM, March 03, 2012)
galaxy note is better because its have styrus and galaxy s2 have not............................so I vote for galaxy note..........................ok...bye'./;']/.']@#$%&&*.......................................
Avatar for appointment setting appointment setting (5:06 PM, February 18, 2012)
Samsung Galaxy note is really good and mini tablet to use. But using this as phone is not good idea. I would love to watch movies and play games on galaxy note.
Sanjuv662 (1:36 AM, February 18, 2012)
dear  friends
            i want to buy a mobile? which one i have to buy? samsung galaxy S2 or samsung Note or iphone
Fdsgrwfwe (1:09 AM, February 15, 2012)
mine is fine