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Samsung Galaxy A5 Samsung Galaxy Note 2
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Excellence Score
21.3
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Value for Money Score
51.0
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Price Rs. 14,490 onwards N/A
Launch Date (India) Jan, 2015 Sep, 2012
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 4.4, Upgradeable to 7.0 Android 4.1, Upgradeable to 4.4
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display Features Super AMOLED Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Quad Core
Processor Name N/A N/A
GPU N/A N/A
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes
VoLTE Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 8.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes
Other Camera Features N/A Touch Focus, Smile Detection, Face Detection, Image Stabilization
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 1.9 MP
Secondary Camera Features Snap a selfie with your voice or palm, Wide Selfie (merge three photos taken from the left/middle/right into one), Animated Selfie N/A
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 64 GB Yes
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM
Thickness 6.7 mm 9.4 mm
Weight 123 gm 180 gm
Battery Capacity 2300 mAh 3100 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 15.00 hrs N/A
Other Battery Parameters Internet Usage Time (3G): 8 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): 8 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): 11 hrs, Video Playback Time: 12 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 68 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features Ultra Power Saving Mode; S-Voice; NFC; WiFi Direct; ANT+ Support S Pen; S Pen Optimized Features- S Note, S Planner, Email with hand writing integration, S Pen Keeper, Quick Command, Easy Clip, Photo Note, Paper Artist, Shape Match, Formula Match; Smart Stay eye tracking; Direct Call; Screen Recorder; Quick Glance; Multitasking Features- Air View, Popup Note, Popup Play, Page Buddy / Tag Buddy / Word Buddy; Enterprise Solutions- On Device Encryption (H/W), Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, VPN (F5, Cisco, Juniper), MDM (Sybase Afaria, MobileIron, SOTI, Good), CCX, VMware MVP; DLNA; NFC; Yes, via MHL; WiFi Direct; S Beam; AllShare Play & Control; AllShare Cast (WiFi Display); AllShare Framework; Noise Filtration; Image Editor; Video Editor; Barometer; Dropbox (50 GB storage); Samsung Hub- Game Hub, Learning Hub, Music Hub, Video Hub; Kies Air (Wireless syncing with your PC); S Suggest
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Beautiful design, and exceptional build quality
  • Good ergonomics - very comfortable to hold and use with one hand
  • Excellent AMOLED screen with great contrast, deep blacks and vivid colors
  • Android with TouchWiz interface which adds a number of useful features including the multi-window mode
  • Fast fluid performance
  • Excellent audio output quality
  • Very good camera
  • Good call quality
  • Very good battery life
  • Better ergonomics, and slightly more compact body than the original Galaxy Note
  • Gigantic screen
  • Absolutely stunning AMOLED display (possibly the best display on a smartphone to date)
  • S Pen is longer and thicker now, and feels much more ergonomic in the hand (compared to the original Note)
  • S Pen apps and features are quite useful
  • Silky smooth Android interface
  • Super fast quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM
  • Super fast web browser
  • Very good camera
  • Excellent loudspeaker
  • Great music player with 'Music Square' that places your songs in a mood matrix
  • Excellent call quality
  • Very good battery life
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Average speaker loudness
  • As with the original Note, the main disadvantage of the gigantic phone is the same as its main advantage - its huge screen - you can forget about pocket comfort and one-handed operation
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