We are really being spoilt in the tech world at the moment, with smartphones launches galore and exciting new devices on the horizon.
First we had the iPhone 5, and then some Android devices – keen not to be outshone by the US tech giant – launched a matter of days later.
Those two devices were the Galaxy Note 2 from Samsung and the One X+ from HTC. So how do these two new devices compare?
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
After the somewhat surprising success of the Galaxy Note ‘phablet’, Samsung was rightly keen to launch a follow-up.
And what a follow-up it is. There are some great improvements on the original, along with some new features that make the Note 2 one of the smartphones of the year.
The first thing to notice with the Note 2 is the screen – it’s been beefed up to a bumper 5.5-inches. Though that may seem too big on paper, the Super AMOLED HD display with a 1280 x 720 resolution delivers amazing picture quality.
The processor has also been ramped up and is now a 1.6GHz quad-core beast which, combined with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, makes the Note 2 a super-fast phone.
HTC One X+
This is really more of an upgrade to the One X (hence the name) rather than a fully-fledged new smartphone in its own right. But don’t let that put you off, the improvements and new features make this a very decent device.
The processor has been beefed up to a 1.7GHz quad-core chip – just surpassing the Note 2. Those of you concerned about battery power, fear not – the battery has also been upgraded to a 2100mAh model.
The internal storage has also been given a make-over with the One X+ offering a huge 64GB of on-board space.
The device’s 4.7-inch screen (the same as the One X) puts it close to phablet territory, though the Note 2′s vibrant display easily comes out on top.
As with the Note 2, the One X+ boasts Jelly Bean out of the box, and combines this with its new Sense 4 overlay to bring a wealth of new features.
Both smartphones are impressive turns. Yet even though the One X+ offers a little more power and a more manageable size, the Note 2′s vibrant screen and cutting-edge feel should see it win the sales war.
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