There has been much anticipation and buzz surrounding the release of the AT&T Galaxy Note. 聽Many have been curious about how the device stacks up against other phones. 聽Well we decided to pit the best of the best against the newly released AT&T Galaxy Note.
Size: 聽While the Galaxy Nexus is definitely a larger screen phone, the size of the Galaxy Note dwarfs it in comparison. 聽Both phones are comfortable to hold however, though the Galaxy Note is too large for one-handed operation.
Build Quality: 聽Both phones have good build quality, though I’d have to give the nod to the Galaxy Note. 聽The Galaxy Note has a bit more of a premium feel to it than the Galaxy Nexus. 聽When you hold it, it simply feels like it’s more expensive than the Galaxy Nexus.
Screen: 聽Both screens utilize the Super Amoled HD technology, but they do look a little bit different. 聽The Galaxy Note seems to have a cooler color temperature than the Galaxy Nexus. 聽The Galaxy Nexus’ screen is brighter than the Galaxy Note’s. 聽In the end, both screens are gorgeous even though they do look slightly different. 聽In my opinion, some things look better on the Galaxy Nexus while others may look better on the Galaxy Note.
Device Speed: 聽Both phones open apps equally fast. 聽The GPS on the Galaxy Nexus consistently gets a lock faster than the Galaxy Note. 聽Both phones, stream HD flash content with ease. 聽The browser on the Galaxy Nexus is noticeably faster than the Galaxy Note. 聽When it comes to browser speed it isn’t even close, the Galaxy Nexus mops the floor with the Galaxy Note. 聽This may be attributable to Ice Cream Sandwich’s browser optimizations, so it will be very interesting to see the Note’s browser performance after its ICS update.
Sound: 聽The Galaxy Note has a much louder speaker than the Galaxy Nexus. 聽This is true whether it’s a phone call or media playing, the Galaxy Note consistently is the louder device. 聽The Galaxy Note is one of the loudest smartphones I’ve ever heard. 聽The sound quality is not perfect, but the volume is top notch.
Overall: 聽The phones seem to be on par in most areas, but the Galaxy Nexus does separate itself where it matters the most, performance. 聽The Galaxy Nexus has a faster locking GPS, and MUCH faster browser, thus making the overall experience on the Nexus better. 聽The Galaxy Note has the edge in speaker volume and build quality (by a little), though the edge it has in those things are not significant enough for me to put it ahead of the Galaxy Nexus. Overall, the Galaxy Nexus is the better device, but not by much. 聽The AT&T Galaxy Note most definitely holds its own against the Galaxy Nexus and other competition in the market.