Samsung has been one of the few companies to successfully design phone models that take on Apple and its game-changing iPhone. The Galaxy S model, launched in 2010, was the real game-changer that took many people away from their Apple addiction for good. The Galaxy phones from Samsung are by far the most popular series they have sold so far, selling hundreds of millions over the last few years, despite the minor hiccup with the exploding batteries in the Note 7 models.
What’s the difference between the Samsung Note & Samsung S
If you’re considering investing in a Samsung Galaxy phone, you will be met with two main types to choose from: the Samsung Note, or the Samsung S and their respective models. These two lines are incredibly versatile and have a large range of designs, from super-compact types, to high resolution chunkier tablet types. A lot of people don’t really know the difference between the two lines, so we’re going to simply and easily clarify this for you, so you can choose the right phone for your, without feeling like you’re ill-informed and investing in the wrong phone:
Galaxy S Series
The Galaxy S series from Samsung really is a key competitor for Apple’s iPhones, because the models are so well made, and have so many great features. These Android smartphones were the game-changer for a lot of people who would have never previously strayed from Apple. The S Series includes the: Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7, with the S8 due to be released soon this year. The differences between the models usually revolve around the size of the display, the size of the storage, and the quality and abilities of the cameras. All of the models run on the Google Android operating system, have WIFI and Bluetooth, have incredibly responsive touchscreens and most have cameras on the front and back as well. The S Series continues to be popular amongst the majority of phone users, because it has so much to give with both work and play.
Galaxy Note Series
One of the key differences with the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S is that it is a phone and tablet hybrid. Unlike the Galaxy S, the Note uses a stylus and a pressure-sensitive digitizer so scribbling, writing and drawing on the screen creates an effective and clear result. The screens are also bigger than the Galaxy S series, and the models use software created so that users get an experience more like if they used a computer, rather than using a phone. That’s not to say that they don’t work well in a phone capacity, as they are completely functional that way as well, it just isn’t their key feature. Current models include the: Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy Note 7 which has been recalled because the batteries were exploding. The 6 is missing because Samsung famously decided to skip it altogether.
Which Is Right For You?
This is tricky because you can’t currently compare the two latest models as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is no longer for sale and Samsung have recalled all units. You can check out the details about this on the Samsung site here.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is still going strong though, so is definitely still something to consider.
Key features of the Samsung Galaxy S7 are:
- 1 inches quad HD screen (S7 edge quad HD 5.5 inch screen)
- 12 megapixel camera with a dual pixel sensor (for great pictures in the dark)
- Water and dust resistant (all inside components are completely sealed whilst ports for charging and headphones remain open)
- Compatible with Samsung Gear Watch
- 3600 mAh battery
- Ability to add micro-SD card
Hopefully you feel a little clearer about the two different Samsung lines of phone, and able to make more of an informed choice about your future purchase. Happy shopping!