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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Note 3 Spec Comparison

Note 2 vs Note 3

The Note 3 is an upgrade to its predecessor in every sense of the word; it’s got a bigger screen, better battery life, faster processor, and slimmer design than the Note 2. In the table below we match the main specs up side by side so that you can draw the differences yourself. We also have a more detailed look at the specs in our ‘What’s the difference between the Galaxy Note 2 and Note 3 post?’ should you wish to read in more detail.

You may also be interested to read our review of the Galaxy Note 3. Click the image below to see the spec comparison in full.

note 3 comparison

What’s the difference between the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Note 3?

Galaxy Note 2 vs Galaxy Note 3: what’s the difference?

Samsung’s Galaxy Note range is superb – there’s no denying that – but it doesn’t come cheap. Perhaps you’ve decided that the Note form factor is what you’re looking for in your next phone, but you’re not sure whether you should go for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or its newly released successor, the Note 3. Even if  you’re still deciding whether or not a Note device is right for you, or if you’re considering an upgrade from the Note 2, this post will be useful to read to understand the different features that are available across the two devices. We have the SIM free versions of these two handsets available to buy on the Clove website. You can view the Note 2 here or the Note 3 here.

note 3 vs note 2 comparison

First of all, let’s have a look at the main differences at a glance:

  • The Note 3 has a larger display: 5.7″ compared to 5.5″
  • Despite its larger display, the Note 3 is smaller overall thanks to its reduced bezel
  • The Note 3 is more powerful – it has a faster processor and more RAM
  • The Note 3 has more internal storage: 32GB compared to 16GB
  • The Note 3 has wireless charging capability via official accessories
  • The Note 3 has better battery life
  • The Note 3 has a better camera and video recorder
  • The Note 2 is heavier
  • The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is cheaper
  • The Note 3 has a newer version of Android

Read on for a detailed breakdown of the two most recent Note handsets

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Mega

Galaxy Note 2 vs Galaxy Mega – Spec Comparison

Samsung has been the trend setter when it comes to making smartphones with huge displays. The Note range was the main driver behind this, but the Galaxy Mega is now the largest handset that it has to offer.

Clicking the image below will take you to a table that compares the features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Mega. If there’s anything else you would like to know about them, feel free to ask in the comments.

galaxy note 2 vs galaxy mega

Galaxy Note 2 Wireless Charging

Bring your Note 2 into the future

Wireless charging is one of the new buzz words in the mobile industry right now. A technology that has been minimally available for some time in select products; it is now starting to become more widespread.

Although Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 looks likely to be superseded in the coming days at the IFA trade show in Berlin by the Note 3, it is still a relative powerhouse when the raw specifications are taken into consideration. The combination of power, screen size and feature set, continue to make the Note 2 an incredible choice for either business or recreation.

Despite the incredibly impressive feature list, one thing Samsung never released for the handset was any type of wireless charging upgrade. This was similar to the Galaxy Note 3 where such an upgrade was at least announced, but never came to fruition.

Now, as the Note 2 will likely start to be picked up as a bargain choice in the next few months, a third party accessory has been made available to make wireless charging a feature without any extra bulk or hassle.

note 2 wireless charging cardThe Qi Wireless Charging Receiver Card is designed to rest on top of the standard factory Galaxy Note 2 battery, underneath the back cover. The card will enable wireless charging from any available Qi wireless charging pad from Samsung or other manufacturers. NFC operation in the batter will be unaffected and the only visibility of the accessory is a tiny bulge on the rear side.

To keep the slim profile the output is just 500 mA (more output requires more coils, making the card thicker). Whilst this will charge slower than the standard wired charger included with the Note 2, it will provide enough power to keep the battery topped up when at your desk or other environments during the day. You can also still use a standard wired charger at any point should you wish.

The Qi wireless charging receiver card is available now for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 from Clove for just 14 GBP + delivery & VAT where applicable.

LG G2 v Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 v LG G2 spec comparison

The Note and the Note 2 set a new standard in the mobile industry, making bigger smartphones more acceptable.

A new breed of ‘phablets’ are now emerging and whilst peoples interpretation of what makes a ‘phablet’ is up for debate, we put the Note 2 up against one of the latest competitors, the slightly smaller LG G2.

Click the image below to see a specification comparison of the 2 mobile devices.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – Spec Comparison

Xperia Z Ultra vs Note 2 Spec Comparison

In the table below you can find a spec comparison of the two smartphone behemoths that are the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. We’ll have more detailed video and written comparisons available once the Xperia Z Ultra has been released, but in the meantime here’s a quick overview of how their two feature sets match up. You can also see the comparison in video format below.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2


Xperia Z Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comparison video

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 update rolling out

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Update to bring performance enhancement and stability updates

An update has begun rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Unfortunately it is not the Android 4.2.2 update, which is due to begin rolling out in Q3 and will bring to the Note 2 some of the new features that have been launched with the Samsung Galaxy S4.

View our Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Galaxy S4 comparison here

The update that is currently rolling out for the Note 2 isn’t all that exciting, bringing bug fixes and stability updates. Still, anything that improves performance is a winner. You can either update your Note 2 using Kies or by going to Settings > About Phone > System Updates to see if the update is available OTA.

Here are the details of the UK update from Sammobile:

Model: GT-N7100
Country: United Kingdom
Version: Android 4.1.2
Changelist: 1071214
Build date: Fri, 31 May 2013 02:18:10 +0000
Product Code: BTU

Via GeekyGadgets

What’s the difference between the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 2?

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Galaxy S4 – what’s the difference?

For this comparison we’ll take a look at two of Samsung’s best-selling handsets – its flagship, the Galaxy S4 (available to order here), and its second in command, the Galaxy Note 2 (available to order here).

In contrast to other manufacturers, Samsung’s flagship, the S4, isn’t its largest handset in terms of screen size. Even the Note 2, Samsung’s current king of screen size, will shortly abdicate its throne for the Samsung Galaxy Mega.

Now that there are so many different options, choosing the correct screen size will be an important part of your buying decision. However, it’s not just about the display – there are many other factors to consider – so we’ll discuss them all in relation to one another below.

Galaxy Note 2 Vs Samsung Galaxy S4

Main differences at a glance

Before we get into the details, here’s a quick look at the main differentiators between the Galaxy S4 and the Note 2:

  • Screen size – the Note 2 has a larger display than the S4
  • Stylus – the Note 2 includes the S Pen Stylus, the S4 does not
  • Camera- the S4 has a better sensor
  • Dimensions – the S4 is smaller, lighter and thinner
  • The Note 2 has a larger battery and better battery life
  • The S4 has a superior screen resolution
  • TV Remote – the S4 has a built-in IR Blaster so that it can act as a remote control
  • The S4 has newer software features (TouchWiz)
  • The S4 has a newer version of MHL for video out

Video Comparison – Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy Note 2

See our full text comparison of the S4 and the Note 2 after the cut, or see the two devices compared in the flesh in this video comparison.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Miracast Demo with Netgear PTV3000 Push2TV Adaptor

The NetGear PTV3000 Push2TV adaptor is a Miracast dongle that will work with any Miracast-enabled handset, which by now is quite a few different phones.

In the video below, Youtube user veryannoyingname shows the PTV3000 being used seamlessly with the Samsung Galaxy S4.

We are expecting stock of the PTV3000 to arrive at Clove within the next few weeks, having initially expected stock to arrive in April. We’ll provide an update as soon as it’s in stock.

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Disable S Voice on your Galaxy S4 to speed up the home button

Samsung Galaxy S4 Pros

Samsung’s S Voice feature has improved considerably since its initial release, but if you’re still not a regular user of the feature it’s worth disabling it to get improved performance from your handset.

Going by the default settings of TouchWiz, S Voice is activated when you double tap the home key. This means that when you press the home key once, there is a short pause while the handset waits to see if a second tap is registered to activate S Voice. If you’re not using S Voice all that much, you may wish to disable the double tap feature to remove the lag.

To do this, load S Voice and go to menu > settings > open via the home key.

If you don’t want to disable S Voice but still want to speed up the home button, you could use gesture controls to launch the app instead. These are included within some launchers or can be configured with other apps, such as Trigger.

S Voice runs on Samsung’s Android handsets that have been updated to Jelly Bean, so you should be able to make the tweak on the Samsung Galaxy S2/S3/S4 and both the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2.

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