Two products that are bridging the gap between a phone and a tablet are Asus Padfone 2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Here’s a quick look at how they fare against each other.
Shape and Form
Both devices are currently in their second generation incarnations. For Samsung they provided a sleek surface and shape to their “phablet;” they also made the size bigger than the original Galaxy Note. This means bigger screen for viewing but can be cumbersome to handle. Asus, meanwhile, takes a cue from their Transformer tablets by adding a dock option as well as a call option via Bluetooth to its PadFone 2.
No definite word regarding the capacity of the PadFone 2 but it will likely offer the standard 16, 32 and 64 GB options, same as the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
Screen Resolution and Size
The Galaxy Note 2 features a wide 5.55-inch capacitative screen. It carries 1280×720 HD and a pixel density of 267 ppi. Thanks to this, users get clear, brilliant images on the device. The screen for the PadFone 2 is slightly smaller at 4.7 inches but it carries the same resolution as the Galaxy Note 2 and a higher ppi density at 312.
Performance and Hardware
In this category, the PadFone 2 has the advantage against the Galaxy Note 2. The former carries Qualcomm’s S4 Pro Quad Core APQ8064 and has 2GB of RAM. It’s considered among the best chipsets available for the mobile market to date.
Overall, if you’re looking for a powerful phone tablet that offers great options, go for the PadFone 2. Although, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is delightful, the PadFone 2 provides you with more power and a better display.