Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Note 1
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100) is the successor of the popular Samsung Galaxy Note 1 (N7000). Portable Gear outlines the main differences in the design, display, operating system, memory, camera, processor, connectivity and functionality in a row.


Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100) Samsung Galaxy Note 1 (N7000) So new is:
Design
151,1 x 80,5 x 9,4 mm, 180 grams 146,9 x 83 x 9,7 mm, 178 grams Galaxy Note 2 is longer, but also thinner than Note 1
Display
5,55-inch Super AMOLED HD multi-touch dislpay (720 x 1280 pixels) of Gorilla Glass 2 5,3-inch Super AMOLED HD multi-touch display (800 x 1280 pixels) of Gorilla Glass 1 Galaxy Note 2 has a bigger display than Note 1
Operating System
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean + TouchWiz UX Android 2,3 Gingerbread (+Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-update available) + TouchWiz UX Galaxy Note 2 is going to be sold with Android 4.1
Memory
16GB, 32GB or 64GB + microSD-cardlock 8GB, 16GB or 32GB + microSD-cardlock Galaxy Note 2 comes in a 64GB version
Camera
8-megapixel camera + LED flash + 1080p Full-HD-videorecorder 8-megapixel camera + LED flash + 1080p Full-HD-videorecorder d n a
Processor
1,6GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad-processor 1,4GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos-processor Galaxy Note 2 has a more powerfull quad-core processor
Connectivity
WiFi & WiFi-hotspotfunction, WiFi-Direct, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, MHL, push e-mail, 3G/HSDPA, 1,9-megapixel, aGPS, Google Talk, ChatON, NFC WiFi & WiFi-hotspotfunction, WiFi-Direct, DLNA, Bluetooth 3.0, MHL, push e-mail, 3G/HSDPA, 2-megapixel webcam, aGPS, Google Talk, ChatON, (NFC is optional) Galaxy Note 2 has a standard NFC-support & Bluetooth 4.0 (i.o. 3.0)
Functionalities
a.o. S-Pen, Swype, Polaris Office, S-Note met Formula Match en Shape Match, Air View, Popup Note, Popup Video and Popup Web a.o. S-Pen, S-Memo, S-Planner, splitscreen-function, Swype, Polaris Office Galaxy Note 2 offers more extendable functions
Design
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a larger 5.55-inch display, the Galaxy Note 1, the display 5.3-inch measurement. It is therefore not surprising that the Note 2 to 151.1 millimeters longer than the Note 1 (which 146.85 millimeters long) and slightly heavier (180 grams instead of 178 grams). Given the larger display size and the longer it is amazing that the Samsung Note 2 is narrower (80.5 instead of 82.95 millimeters), thinner (9.4 instead of 9.65 millimeters) has managed to create. The Note 1 is available in white, black or pink, the Note 2 is initially in white or titantium.

Operating System
Another important difference between the Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy Note 1 is the operating system. The original Note was originally shipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, an Android 4.0 update is now available for. The Note 2 comes with Android 4.1 Jellybean. New in version 4.1 include enhanced notifications and improved widgets. In addition, Android 4.1 Chrome as default browser installed. Furthermore make both smartphone tablets using Samsungs TouchWiz UX interface with the famous Samsung Hubs. Applications can be found in the Google Play Store (Android Market) and Samsung Apps Store.

Memory
The Galaxy Note 1 is available with 8GB, 16GB or 32GB memory. The Galaxy Note 2 comes with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB memory. Two tablets of the memory via microSD expandable. Note 2 When you get away (temporarily) free 50GB Dropbox memory.

Processor
Besides the display and the operating system has also undergone a significant change processor. The Galaxy Note 1 is equipped with a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, the Galaxy Note 2 has a 1.6GHz quad-core processor on board. Therefore you can count on even faster performance and multitasking.

Connectivity
Both the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Note 1 offer excellent connectivity with support for WiFi and WiFi hotspot functionality, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, MHL, push email, 3G/HSDPA and aGPS. With the preinstalled apps for Google Talk and Chaton (Samsung WhatsApp competitor) can both smartphones instantly exchange messages and chat. The Note 2 supports Bluetooth 4.0, the Note 1 should you do with Bluetooth 3.0. The Note 2 supports standard NFC, on the Note 1, this is optional.

Functionalities
The Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Note 1 have obviously both the S-Pen, the advanced stylus that characterizes Note Samsung models. With this stylus you can quickly and accurately make notes on the display. The Note 1 had initially underused S-Pen functionality: you had to do with S-Memo (to include drawings and saving notes) and S-Planner (a professional planner application). With the Premium update these functionalities are extended to include S-Note (which you notes and sketches can make in web pages) and Shape Match and Formula Match (which the S-Pen written geometric shapes and formulas are digitized).

The Galaxy Note 2 supports standard S-Memo (with Shape Match and Match Formula) and also has features like Air View (quick preview of an email, photo gallery, video, or record in S-Note without having to open by only the S-Pen equally transcendent content to keep) and Popup Note, Popup Popup Video and Web (which you can use multiple scherme simultaneously). For example you can have multiple websites on your screen, but also make notes in Popup Note while watching a video. Furthermore, both devices equipped with Swype and Polaris Office.

Conclusion
The Galaxy Note 2 is not a revolution compared to the Galaxy Note 1, but an evolution. Besides the larger screen, more powerful processor and more recent operating system you get access to extensive functionality. If at any future new Samsung Note model continues to add many options, the outlook for the Note Series is very good.