Galaxy Note 2: Price you pay for larger screen
With so many smartphones trying to compete with each other, it seems as though there is so much research to be done before you commit, and boy is it a huge commitment because the device will be with you for at least a year minimum. If you’re into Android then you certainly have a huge choice available to you, if it’s a huge screen that you’re looking for and into your games then there’s the Galaxy S3, but if it’s something a little larger then maybe you should consider the Samsung Galaxy Note 2?
We’re certain that there are voices in your head saying go with the Galaxy S III because you will pay a price for having the larger screen of the Note II, but to some the risk could be worth it. The main risk is the sheer size of the thing because it’s certainly going to be noticed when in your pocket when compared to the S III, and even that’s on the large side when compared to the new iPhone 5.
When it comes to processing power the Note 2 comes with a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, which is a little faster than the S3, and add in the fact that the Note II comes with Jelly Bean out the box when available next month – well it has all the ingredients to become a great device for the gamer.
Once you get over the fear of owning a device with such a large screen you will then begin to see the benefits of its huge display. Don’t get us wrong the S3 with its 4.8-inch screen is not going to disappoint when it comes to gaming satisfaction, but let’s face it if you love your mobile gaming and don’t want to consider the PS Vita then the Samsung Note II is worth a try.
Gaming on this device is not a tiresome chore like it is on the iPhone and yes even the iPhone 5. Okay it may have that larger screen (in height only) but it’s still on the small side when it comes to many of its rivals, and then there’s the fact that most of the gaming apps cannot even support the new screen – so no real benefit to the gamer just yet – although there are one or two new games designed for that new iPhone 5 display.
While we await footage to see how well games will play on the Galaxy Note 2, it doesn’t take a genius to work out that it will feel more comfortable in the hand than the iPhone 5. Don’t think that I’m an Android lover here because I have an iPhone 5 and have fallen into the iPhone trap that I can never seem to get out of. I just don’t mind admitting that when it comes to gaming and given even more support from Google Play and its developers then the Galaxy Note 2 could become one of the best portable gaming devices for the smartphone market.
Okay, it’s never going to compete with the PS Vita in terms of portable gaming, but in the smartphone world it’s certainly worth taking the risk – come on gaming on that 5.55-inch screen is going to be a dream when compared to its rivals.