A flagship mobile that is designed to revolutionize the way smartphones are used in everyday life, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is not simply smart, it is technology that changes lives. Samsung has produced many great handheld devices in its time, but few have reached iconic status. The company builds its success on great adaptability, an eye for trends and a knack for improving on others' successful formulas. And yet, every now and then it pulls off a truly inspirational device - like the Galaxy Note II. Body:
Samsung Galaxy S4 is slimmer than Galaxy Note II. While the former has a thickness of 7.9 mm, the latter comes with 9.4 mm thickness. The thickness of Galaxy Note II is justified as it has a stylus port. Galaxy S4 weighs just 130 grams while Note II weighs about 183 grams. So Galaxy S4 comes as handy when compared with Note II. Both the smartphones are made up of plastic bodies. But that will not be an issue. Display:
Both phones have the same Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreens. The screen size of Galaxy Note II is 10% bigger than that of Galaxy S4. The former has a 5.5 inch screen and the latter has a 5.0 inch screen. But the screen in Galaxy S4 is a full HD one with the resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The screen in Note II is HD-Ready one with the resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Screen Protection:
The touchscreen in Galaxy S4 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. But in Note II there is no Gorilla Glass protection. Samsung claims that the screen in Note II is made up of toughened glass. But there is no more information about that. Some reviewers consider that the toughened glass in Note II is Corning Gorilla Glass 2.Camera:
When it comes over the camera feature, Galaxy S4 easily wins over Note II with its 13MP primary camera. The Note II has an 8 MP primary camera. The secondary cameras in both the smartphones are quite the same with the former having a 2MP camera and the latter having a 1.9MP camera.OS:
Samsung Galaxy S4 provides Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box. This is the latest version of Jelly Bean. This version has some new features like new interface, photo sphere etc. But Galaxy Note II provides just Android OS, v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) out of the box. But there is no need to worry. Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update will be available for Note II in Quarter 3 of this year.Battery:
Galaxy Note II wins over Galaxy S4 when the battery is taken in consideration. Note II has a Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery while Galaxy S4 has a Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery. The stand by time of Galaxy S4 in 3G is just 370 hours while it is 890 hours in Note II. The talk time offered by Note II in 2G networks is more than double than that of Galaxy S4 with 35 hours while Galaxy S4 has just 17 hours talk time in 2G networks.