Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. alternative from Asus

By Daniel Chubb - Oct 21, 2012

It is understandable why technology websites would want to write Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. iPhone 5 articles, especially considering most phones are compared to Apple’s offering these days, although when you take into account the difference in screen sizes it seems a little stupid really. The Galaxy Note 2 and iPhone 5 are aiming for different users, and the larger display size on Samsung’s smartphone is perfect for people not wanting to own a tablet and a phone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. ASUS PadFone 2 – this is a much better match in our opinion and one that some people have no problem deciding on. The 4.7-inch screen on the PadFone 2 is much closer to the 5.5-inch on the Galaxy Note 2, and both devices share a 720p display and 2GB of RAM, and also similar Snapdragon S4 Pro horsepower. If you are after a device that ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right away then it has to be the Galaxy Note 2, although the PadFone 2 will receive this update in the coming months.

We’ve included a video review for both the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and ASUS PadFone 2 below this article, which will give you a lot more insight into how good both these devices. The first video is focused on the Note 2 and runs for just under 18-minutes, and the second performs a review of the PadFone 2 and runs for just under 8-minutes, which includes a quick look at the new lighter station that integrates with the smartphone. You can see a screenshot of the PadFone 2 slotting in below.

Do you favor the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or ASUS PadFone 2? Those of our readers that want to see how the PadFone 2 compares next to the Samsung Galaxy S3 should see the third video below, which shows them side-by-side. You can also see the Note 2 next to a number of other popular smartphones in an earlier article. Take a look at the videos below and then share your thoughts in the comments.

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