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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. alternative from Asus

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.

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

Contact Daniel Chubb: daniel@product-reviews.net

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Patrick Lin

I owned the first gen Samsung Note and loved it. I went to play around with the Note 2, and also the Padfone 2. I just put my order in for the Asus Padfone 2. Simply put, it blows the Samsung product away. Usability, speed, and solid construction. I’m pretty rough on my phones, so my first-gen Note’s outer appearance is beaten to hell. I think the concept of a single device replacing both a tablet and smartphone is much better executed in the Padfone 2. Currently I own a Samsung Note, but I also have a third-gen iPad. Why?… Read more »

David Whittley

There are bigger issues to get irate about. Like when will Samsung or Google fix the SD storage issue in Jelly Bean? I’ve had my NoteII two weeks now and have almost filled the 16GB internal memory with apps and offline Spotify playlists. The 32GB SD cards stands empty as I am unable to use it for apps or playlists!! This is madness. Do Google not want developers to make more graphic intense +1GB games? Do they only want to sell ‘x’ amount of apps. My old SI with Gingerbread allowed this. Come on Google/Samsung. Lets make some noise about… Read more »

Ann Droyd

ASUS PadFone is way better than the Galaxy S3 or any other Samsung junk… better battery life and real innovation rather than copying. I am personally waiting for the Lumia 920 to replace my current Nexus S, mostly for the better imaging and price: $149 w/ contract.

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