Specs Comparison: Google Nexus 7 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2

The latest Note has been finally classified as a phone. Samsung announced the arrival of the Galaxy Note II which has impressed us with its amazing features. It can give some of the most popular devices run for their money. Here is an article, comparing the popular tablet, Google Nexus 7 with the Note II.

Google Nexus 7 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2


The Nexus 7 measures 198.5 mm lengthwise, 120 mm breadthwise and 10.5 mm in thickness. It weighs 340 g. The Note II on the other hand measures 151.1 mm in length, 80.5 mm in breadth and 9.4 mm in thickness. The phone weighs 180 g. The Nexus 7 features a rich and bright in colors LED backlit IPS LCD display measuring 7 inches and with a resolution of 800 * 1280 pixels. The IP screen has a wide viewing angle which is notably wider than even some 10 inch tablets. The Nexus however lacks the kind of deep, rich black levels that we see in topnotch devices. The Note II on the other hand, sports a Super AMOLED display of 5.5 inches and resolution of 720 * 1280 pixels. The impressive feature here is that the same Note’s footprint can accommodate a large screen. The Note II’s design is like any other Samsung Galaxy device – sturdy yet relatively lightweight and plastic.


The phones run on Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean). However, the Note II’s OS is nothing like the vanilla offering on the Nexus 7. The Nexus 7 is driven by a quad core processor packing a Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset and clocked at 1.3 GHz. The Note II on the other hand, is powered by a quad core processor too, but with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz. The Note II processor is unbelievably efficient making the device really fast.


The Nexus 7 has 8 GB and 16 GB internal memory models with 1 GB RAM in each. It doesn’t have a micro SD slot. The Note II comes in three models – 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB each available with 2 GB RAM. The phone has a micro SD slot that can house up to 32 GB.


The Nexus 7 has a 1.2 MP primary camera that can shoot 720p video. The Note II however, has some amazing camera features. It has an 8 MP unit in the rear with LED flash, geo tagging, touch focus, etc. features. It can shoot videos with a quality of 1080p and a frame rate of 30 fps. The phone has a 1.9 MP front camera.


The Nexus 7 doesn’t have 2G, 3G or 4G connectivity unlike the Note II. It doesn’t support GPRS or EDGE either unlike the Note II. However, the Nexus 7 is Wi-Fi enabled. The Note II however has a plethora of other options as DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, etc. The phones have Bluetooth, NFC and micro USB v2.0 facilities.

Battery Life:

The Nexus 7 has a Li-Ion battery rated at 4325 mAh. The Note II is fuelled by a 3100 mAh rated Li-Ion battery.


The Nexus 7’s price starts at $ 199 for the 8 GB storage configuration and $ 249 for the 16 GB one. The Note II’s price is not yet out.

Wrap Up:

The Google Nexus 7 and the Galaxy Note II fall under different categories. The Nexus 7 is available at a dirt low price and given the quality of specs, it has blown out all the cheaper tablets with low end specs out of the water. The Note II’s price hasn’t been decided yet but we know it comes under the high price range. It has some topnotch features. The Nexus 7 definitely is not competition of any sort to the Note II.

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