Released around the same time last year, the Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Nexus were, at the time, two of the most impressive smartphone on the market. Even with a number of manufacturers announcing their high tech new flagship phones recently, they can still hold their own thanks to their impressive spec lists. In this article I will look at the similarities and differences of some of the devices’ key features.
Both the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Note boast some of the best touchscreens out there in terms of their resolutions as well as the Super AMOLED capacitive technology. Only recently have we seen competitors offering similar screens on their smartphones. The Sony Xperia S, and a number of HTC phones like the HTC One X which was recently unveiled at MWC 2012 in Barcelona incorporate the same resolutions and technology found on the screens of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Samsung Galaxy Note. At 720x 1280, the resolution of the Galaxy Nexus is able to display HD content like movies and games, while the same is true of the Galaxy Note, which even sports a higher pixel resolution of 800x 1280. Amazingly, this increased pixel resolution is on a larger screen, which measures 5.3 inches, making the Galaxy Note something of a hybrid between a smartphone and a tablet. Given the fact that this whopping pixel resolution of found on such a large screen means that on paper at least, the Samsung Galaxy Note boasts the most advanced touchscreen of any smartphone in the world.
Both the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Note have impressive rear facing built in digital cameras. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a 5 megapixel camera, which may seem a little low for a modern smartphone, but improvements in lens technology means that despite its relatively low pixel count is it still capable of capturing high quality still images, and unusually for a 5 megapixel camera can even capture 1080p HD video footage. The Samsung Galaxy Note boasts an 8 megapixel camera, which as you can imagine produces higher image quality. Both phones offer the ability to capture HD video, as well as the standard features such as autofocus, touch focus, image stabilisation, LED flash and face & smile detection.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was the first to showcase the newest version of Android, called Ice Cream Sandwich, while the Galaxy Note runs the Gingerbread version although it will support an ICS update when it rolls out to compatible smartphones at various points throughout 2012 based on manufacturer.
If you are looking for the best Android devices out there, both the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Samsung Galaxy Note are worthy of a place on your shortlist. Both handsets offer something not seem in many other handsets, and with their advanced screens, innovative operating systems and capable cameras, both make an ideal choice for a range of users.