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Video review: Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Galaxy Note side by side comparison

One built for productivity and the other for casual smartphone users
May 30, 2012
galaxy s3 vs galaxy note comparison video

After I reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S3, I got a lot of questions that go like this – “Should I buy the S3 or the Note?” Most people who ask this question just want to get the best device. But honestly, I don’t think it’s a matter of device, but a matter of how you are going to use it.

You see, both the S3 and the Note are equally good. Both are multicores. Both come with 1GB RAM and an 8MP camera. Both are now available with Android 4.0. Hence, it can’t be a matter of which device is better, but rather which device would WORK better for you.

Without a doubt, the S3 will beat the Note in every performance benchmark you throw at it. And from the video I made, you can see that browsing on the S3 is smoother than on the tablet. On the other hand, using ICS on the bigger screen of the Note is clearly more exciting.

And then, there is the S Memo. Both devices have this app, but only the Note will give you the kind of accuracy you would get from a samurai sword with the S Pen. Having a bigger screen also means that it’s easier typing with both hands.

The size of the Note however means that, although you will see a bigger image with games, it also means that the GPU has more work to do. As a result, games will look less appealing on the Note. Heck, even the one year old S2 is better than the Note in term of gaming.

To wrap it up, if you want a device to give you a cinematic viewing experience, the Note is the way to go. It’s also great to work on, considering you’ll have more space for your hands. But if you’re a casual user who wants the cream of the crop, the S3 carries an irresistible allure.

Check out my video review below and feel free to voice your opinion in the comment section below.

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