Galaxy Note 2 Beats Galaxy S3 To Become No. 1 Samsung Smartphone

By Anu Passary | Dec 04, 2012 08:50 AM EST

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With a gamut of new devices making its way to the smartphone space perennially, manufacturers are constantly trying to reinvent in a bid to stay ahead of rivals in the race; however, smartphone market leader Samsung has a different battle to contend with - that between its own best-selling Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 smartphones.

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In the battle for smartphone supremacy, per reports, Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 has edged out the Galaxy S3 to become the numero uno smartphone offering from the Korean company.

"Retailers confirm that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is more popular than the Galaxy S3 today based on sales, Android Jelly Bean and quad-core plus 2GB RAM bundle helped," reported PopHerald.

The report confirmed that the Galaxy Note 2 is currently the most popular phone from Samsung Mobile in the market. The Note 2 has ousted the Galaxy S3 which has notched up 30 million units in sales worldwide since its launch in May. The Galaxy Note 2 crossed the 5 million sales figure in just 60 days landmark recently.

"We can now confirm that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the most popular Samsung Mobile device in the market right now, and it finally beats the Samsung Galaxy S3 in terms of sales for the month of November and for the first two days of December," noted PopHerald.

Additionally, the Galaxy Note 2's sales got a fillip in the U.S. during the Black Friday and Thanksgiving shopping season in November. According to the PopHerald report, a source from a third-party retailer claimed that the sales ratio of the Note 2 versus Galaxy S3 is now 3:2 i.e. three Note 2 devices are sold for every two Galaxy S3's.

The Galaxy Note 2 starts at $620 for the 16GB variant, whereas an unlocked 16GB Galaxy S3 is available for around $530 and the 32GB version can be bought for around $630.

The report also notes that as of Nov. 2012, U.S. carriers too are selling more Galaxy Note 2 devices that the Galaxy S3. Per Amazon's online retail store, the Note 2 is already in the top 15 most popular phones. Additionally, the most popular variant for the U.S. is the one offered by AT&T.

The Galaxy Note 2 has the distinction of sporting the biggest screen on any smartphone, and is one of the few available phablets in the market to have a stylus. The S Pen stylus packs in several amazing features and takes note-taking to another level.  The device also supports Multi-Window View functionality, which essentially lets users open two apps simultaneously so that they can multitask with ease. sales got a fillip during the Black Friday and s landmarkaxy S3 which has notched up 30 million units in sales worldwide since

The Galaxy Note 2 also has 2GB of RAM vis-à-vis Galaxy S3's 1GB, and comes pre-loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (unlike the latter which has Android 4.0 ICS), giving it a clear edge. Even though the Jelly Bean update has been rolled out and is being pushed out in many parts of the world, some users of the Galaxy S3 are in queue and are yet to benefit from the software upgrade.

With both the devices doing well in the smartphone space, this rivalry is one that Samsung would not mind.

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