Mobile Phones Guide

Hands-on with the Galaxy Siblings - Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Nexus

Closing Thoughts

The Galaxy Trio - Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Nexus

 

The debut of Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Nexus in Southeast Asia marks the last of a string of new product releases by the company in 2011. So how do these two new devices fit in Samsung's plans in the coming months? Our take is that they will help further cement the South Korean company's position as the world's top phone manufacturer.

The Samsung Galaxy S II is by far the best selling smartphone in its history with global sales hitting the five million mark within 85 days. Even though it was released more than six months ago, it is still a hot favorite among consumers due to its sleek design, Super AMOLED Plus display and top notch hardware. In addition, Samsung provides a more usable Android interface with its customized overlay, Samsung TouchWiz. 

As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy Note will help Samsung capture a niche market of consumers who do not wish to carry a smartphone and a tablet around in their daily routines. As an all-in-one device, the Samsung Galaxy Note strives to meet the increasing demands of consumers today with its 5.3-inch display and S-Pen. 

For the Galaxy Nexus, there is no doubt that Samsung will attract many Android fans who crave for the "pure Google" experience. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the most powerful Android smartphone to date, with the best-in class hardware working in concert with Android's latest ICS platform. 

Despite the continuing brutal legal battles with Apple around the world, Samsung is set to reach greater heights with this trio of Galaxy smartphones. The mobile phone marketplace is a hotly contested area with various devices constantly being announced, so it remains to be seen just how long can Samsung maintain its current lead before someone steals its thunder just as what Android did for the mobile OS ecosystem.

 

Presenting the best of the Samsung Galaxy Smartphones 
Specifications Samsung Galaxy S II Samsung Galaxy Note  Samsung Galaxy Nexus 
Operating System / User Interface
  • Google Android 2.3 / Samsung TouchWiz 4.0
  • Google Android 2.3 / Samsung TouchWiz UX
  • Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Processor
  • 1.2GHz dual-core 
  • 1.4GHz dual-core
  • 1.2GHz dual-core
Built-in Memory
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB RAM
Display
  • 4.3-inch, 800 x 480 Super AMOLED Plus Display
  • 5.3-inch, 1280 x 800 HD Super AMOLED Display
  • 4.65-inch,1280 x 720 HD Super AMOLED display
Camera
  • 8-megapixel / Autofocus / LED flash / 1080p@30fps video recording
     
  • 2-megapixel for Video Call
  • 8-megapixel / Autofocus / LED flash / 1080p@30fps video recording
     
  • 2-megapixel for Video Call
  • 5-megapixel / Autofocus / LED flash /  1080p@30fps video recording
     
  • 1.3-megapixel for Video Call 
     
Storage
  • 16/32GB + microSD expansion (up to 32GB)
  • 16GB + microSD expansion (up to 32GB)
  • 16/32GB (no storage expansion options)
Battery
  • 1650mAh
  • 2500mAh
  • 1750mAh
Dimensions
  • 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49mm
  • 146.85 x 82.95 x 9.65mm
  • 135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94mm
Weight
  • 116g
  • 178g
  • 135g