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Bigger is Better - The LG Nexus 4 vs. The Samsung Galaxy Note II

By Rizwan Ahmad - 30 December 2012 No Comments
The LG Nexus 4 vs. The Samsung Galaxy Note II 
Of course, size isn't everything, and for a long time in the mobile phone world, good hand sets were about being small. But with the advent of smart phones, and the number of people who now use their phones to access the internet and browse web pages, phones have been getting bigger and bigger. Samsung's Galaxy Note series is a case in point, the Note being a sort of mid ground between a tablet and a smart phone. But does being bigger necessarily make it a better phone? We compared the Samsung Galaxy Note II to LG's Nexus 4, a high end smart phone that retails at just a little under the price of the Galaxy. So did size count?

What the Nexus 4 Does Well...
Obviously, the Nexus is a smaller device, around thirty per cent smaller in fact. It's also lighter, coming in at 139 g, as compared to the 180 g on the Samsung Galaxy. But all of this is to be expected when you're comparing a phone to something that was designed more as a mini tablet.
The Nexus comes with a higher resolution screen by around ten per cent, but this isn't a huge difference, and is difficult to see unless the phones are side by side. It also has a higher PPI (pixels per inch). The higher resolution and PPI should combine to give the Nexus a better quality picture than the Samsung, but that's not actually true, as you'll discover when we talk about the screen on the Samsung...

LG Nexus 4
What the Galaxy Note II Does Well...
Again obviously, the Galaxy has a larger screen. It's screen is a huge 5.5 inches versus the 4.7 inches on the Nexus. But what really makes the difference is that Samsung chose to go with the Super AMOLED screen as opposed to the regular old fashioned LCD screen on the Nexus. This means that although the Nexus has better screen resolution and higher PPI, it's actually the Samsung that comes out with the clearer and brighter picture quality in the end.

Samsung Galaxy Note II

The Note is slightly faster than the Nexus, running a 1600 MHz processor rather than the 1500 MHz processor on the Nexus. This makes the Note around ten per cent faster and more powerful than the Nexus.

But probably the biggest difference here is the amount of internal storage. The Galaxy comes with a total of 64 GB of internal storage as compared to the tiny 8 GB on the Nexus. That means that you get to store eight times more data, music, videos and apps on the Note II.

So Bigger is Better?
In this particular case, we're going to have to say that bigger truly is better. The combination of the massive amounts of internal storage and the Super AMOLED screen come together to make the Samsung Galaxy Note II a real powerhouse of a device. Sure, it's pretty big and a little complicated to put in a pocket, but reading a web page on that huge screen makes it all worth it.

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Phil Turner is leaning towards the Note 2, probably with a sim card from the Virgin mobile phones network.
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Rizwan Ahmad
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This article is contributed by Phil Turner and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of, He is a tech blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on this site to the different topics related to technology world,


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