What’s the Best Galaxy Note 2 Clone?

A Comparison of all the Galaxy Note 2 Clones Available to help you Decide on what's best

Hello, Vince here and let me help you decide on what Galaxy Note 2 Clones you like the most and want to invest in. Please note, that this is my experience and opinion, and research on making this article.


Galaxy Note 2 Comparisons

Phone

Processor

& GPU

GPU

Memory

OS

Display

Camera

Battery

Price

Haipai Galaxy Note 2 N7102

MTK6577 Dual Core 1.2 Ghz

Power VR SGX531 Ultra

1 GB RAM

Android 4.1 Jellybean

5.4 inch IPS 1280 x 720 pixels

12 mp  0.3 mp front

3100mAh

$209

HDC Galaxy Note 2 GT H7100

MTK6577 Dual Core 1.2 Ghz

PowerVR SGX 531 Ultra

512 MB RAM

Android 4.1 Jellybean

5.4 inch QHD 540 x 960 pixels

8.0 mp  0.3 mp front

3100mAh

$155

HDC Galaxy Note 2 GT N7100 S7100

MTK6577 Dual Core 1.2 Ghz

PowerVR SGX531 Ultra

1 GB RAM

Android 4.1 Jellybean

5.4 inch IPS 1280 x 720 pixels

8.0 mp  1.3 mp front

3200mAh

$195

HDC Galaxy Note 2 Mage

MTK6577 Dual Core 1.2 Ghz

PowerVR SGX531 Ultra

1 GB RAM

Android 4.1 Jellybean

5.4 inch QHD 540 x 960 pixels

12 mp  2.0 mp front

2800mAh

$178

HDC Galaxy Note 2 N9589

MTK6589 Quad Core 1.2 Ghz

PowerVR SGX544 MP

1 GB RAM

Android 4.1 Jellybean

5.8 inch IPS 1280 x 720 pixels

Gorilla Glass

8.0 mp  3.0 mp front

3600mAh

$249.99

HDC Galaxy Note 2 Pro

MTK6577 Dual Core 1.2 Ghz

PowerVR SGX531 Ultra

1 GB RAM

Android 4.0 (ICS)

5.4 inch QHD 540 x 960 pixels

8.0 mp

1.3 mp front

3000mAh

$172

HDC Galaxy Note 2 S7100

MTK6577 Dual Core 1.2 Ghz

PowerVR SGX 531 Ultra

1 GB RAM

Android 4.1 Jellybean

5.4 inch QHD 540 x 960 pixels

5.0 mp

0.3 mp front

2800mAh

$185

HDC Galaxy Player N7300

MTK6577 Dual Core 1.2 Ghz

PowerVR SGX 531 Ultra

1 GB RAM

Android 4.1 Jellybean

5.8 inch IPS 1280 x 720 pixels

8.0 mp

0.3 mp

3200mAh

$218

HDC Galaxy S1

MTK6577 Dual Core 1.2 Ghz

PowerVR SGX 531 Ultra

1 GB RAM

Android 4.1 Jellybean

5.8 inch IPS 1280 x 720 pixels

12 mp  3.2 mp front

2500mAh

$220

HDC Galaxy Note 2 Lord N9588

MTK6577 Dual Core 1.2 Ghz

PowerVR SGX 531 Ultra

1 GB RAM

Android 4.1 Jellybean

5.8 inch IPS 1280 x 720 pixels

12 mp  3.0 mp front

3600mAh

$225

HDC Galaxy Note 2 S7100 (Lite)

MTK6577 Dual Core 1.2 Ghz

PowerVR SGX 531 Ultra

512 MB RAM

Android 4.1 Jellybean

5.4 inch QHD 540 x 960 pixels

5.0 mp

0.3 mp front

2800mAh

$160

Haipai Galaxy Note 2 N7200

MTK6577 Dual Core 1.2 Ghz

PowerVR SGX 531 Ultra

512 MB RAM

Android 4.1 Jellybean

5.4 inch IPS HD  1280 x 720 pixels

12 mp  1.3 mp front

3100mAh

$182

HDC Galaxy Note 2

MTK6577 Dual Core 1.2 Ghz

PowerVR SGX 531 Ultra

512 MB RAM

Android 4.1 Jellybean

5.4 inch QHD  540 x 960 pixels

8.0 mp

2.0 mp

2800mAh

$179

HDC Galaxy Note 2 7100

MTK6577 Dual Core 1.2 Ghz

PowerVR SGX 531 Ultra

1 GB RAM

Android 4.1 Jellybean

5.4 inch QHD 540 x 960 pixels

8.0 mp

0.3 mp

2100mAh

$185

HDC Galaxy Note 2 B7100

MTK6577 Dual Core 1.2 Ghz

PowerVR SGX 531 Ultra

512 MB RAM

Android 4.0 (ICS)

5.4 inch QHD 540 x 960 pixels

8.0 mp

1.3 mp

3100mAh

$169.99

HDC Galaxy Note 2 EX

MTK6577 Dual Core 1.2 Ghz

PowerVR SGX 531 Ultra

1 GB RAM

Android 4.0 (ICS)

5.4 inch QHD 540 x 960 pixels

8.0 mp

1.3 mp

3000mAh

$219

HDC Galaxy Note 2 Plus

MTK6577 Dual Core 1.2 Ghz

PowerVR SGX 531 Ultra

512 MB RAM

Android 4.1 Jellybean

5.4 inch QHD 540 x 960 pixels

8.0 mp

1.3 mp

3100mAh

$169.99

HDC Galaxy Note 2 N7100 Ultra

MTK6577 Dual Core 1.2 Ghz

PowerVR SGX 531 Ultra

1 GB RAM

Android 4.1 Jellybean

5.5 inch IPS HD 1280 x 720 pixels

8.0 mp

2.0 mp

2800mAh

$199.99 + $30 for 1 GB Version

HDC Galaxy Note 2 Duel (Tegra3)

Tegra 3 Quad Core 1.4 Ghz

Geforce ULP

1 GB RAM

Android 4.1 Jellybean

5.4 inch IPS OGS

1280 x 720 pixels

8.0 mp

1.3 mp

3100mAh

$250

HDC Galaxy Note 3

Exynos4412 Quad Core 1.6 Ghz

Mali 400

1 GB RAM

Android 4.1 Jellybean

4.7 inch IPS HD 1280 x 720 pixels

12 mp

3.2 mp front

2800mAh

$249.99

Star Galaxy Note 2 GT N7102

MTK6577 Dual Core 1.2 Ghz

PowerVR SGX 531 Ultra

512 MB RAM

Android 4.1 Jellybean

5.4 inch QHD 540 x 960 pixels

8.0 mp

0.3 mp

3100mAh

$199

NOTE: HDC Galaxy Note 2 Duel and HDC Galaxy Note 3 are still unavailable but is accepting preorders from fastcardtech

Performance:

Most of the phones here are powered by MTK6577 Dual Core Processor which is more than capable of running the latest application as well as multitasking, multimedia etc… with the exception of the HDC Galaxy Note 2 Duel and HDC Galaxy Note 3 which are definitely much faster because it is powered by a quad core processor.

GPU:

PowerVR SGX531 Ultra can easily handle the latest games, available, although geforce is more optimized for gaming and application use which is usually found on tegra 3 quad core processors.

Memory:

1 GB has become the standard ever since, applications have become more demanding and phones capable of running more than the usual number of applications. A minimum of 1 GB RAM is recommended.

Operating System:

Android 4.0 which an operating system years ago was stable, fast, and has a load of apps. Moreover, when Jellybean was introduced featured many optimizations, performance tweeks, as well as new features exclusive to the new operating system. MTK6577 is more than capable of running Android 4.1 Jellybean, so most of the phones featured here are more than capable of running the system.

Display:

IPS HD Display @ 1280 x 720 pixel is probably one of the best screen in terms of Color Production, Visible Angle, Sunlight Legibility, plus a higher pixel density means more detailed production of pictures, videos as well as a breeze when reading ebooks as well as webrowsing. Consequently, QHD resolution isnt bad, but compared to IPS HD Display, the former is much better.

Camera:

Although it would seem impressive, 12 megapixel cameras especially with china phones don’t differ much with their 8 megapixel counterparts. it seems that the higher pixel is shouldered by software through interpolation and such. Therefore, there’s not much difference in terms of overall quality when choosing either a 12 or an 8 megapixel shooter.

Battery:

Probably the most important of all features, what good is a phone when you can only use it for a short period of time. Since the phones featured are galaxy note 2 clones with large displays which may also be classified as a phablet, especially, the those with a massive 5.8 inch screens, these displays require additional juice to run. Therefore, i would recommend battery capacity of over 2800mAh.

Price:

It is important to note that the prices of the phones presented here do not include shipping, as well as accessories not part of the original packaging. Shipping is dependent on location and the type of courier used.

Cheapest Galaxy Note 2 Clone:

HDC Galaxy Note 2 GT H7100 – for a price of $155, Comes with similar features except it has only 512 MB RAM and a QHD Display. However, you’ll be getting a cheap dual core galaxy note clone, running android 4.1 Jellybean as well as a large battery @ 3100mAh.

HDC Galaxy Note 2 Mage – for a price of $178, you’ll have 1 GB of RAM but a much smaller battery @ 2800mAh

HDC Galaxy Note 2 Pro, priced @ $172,  1 GB RAM, a 3000mAh battery, is another pick for a cheap but practical phone for everyday use. Although it runs a much older operating system (android 4.0).

MID RANGE PRICE:

Haipai Galaxy Note 2 N7102, priced at $209, fully featured, 1 GB RAM, IPS HD Display and a 3100mAh battery.

HDC Galaxy Note 2 GT N7100 S7100 – for a price of 195 dollars you’ll be getting a full featured Smartphone plus additional goodies, such as an IPS HD Display (one of the best screens), a large battery and Jellybean operating system.

PHABLET FAMILY:

HDC Galaxy Player N7300, priced at $218, If you want an even larger phone? then this phablet, a 5.8 inch IPS HD Display, 1 GB RAM and a battery of 3600mAh is perfect for you.

HDC Galaxy S1, priced at $220, Same features with the N7300 except for the much smaller battery @ 2500. This tablet would have been better if it had a larger battery.

HDC Galaxy Note 2 Lord N9588, priced at $225, is a midrange priced smartphone, full featured that may rival the original one, highly recommended device featured with a very nice display, an even larger battery and a 12 megapixel camera.

 MOST EXPENSIVE BUT FASTEST:

HDC Galaxy Note 2 N9589, priced @ 249.99. This newly released Quad Core Galaxy Note Clone is the best when it comes to multitasking, multimedia, and gaming. The addition of a massive battery @ 3600mAh, then the phone is perfect. Although price differs between 50 to 80 dollars from their dual core counterparts.

HDC Galaxy Note 2 Duel (Tegra3), priced at $250, tegra 3 quad core processors, the phone is optimized especially for gaming and multimedia. Although, cost a bit more, the phone is a bargain considering its features which rival the much of the phones available today like the s3 or iphone 5.  Unfortunately, still out of stock.

HDC Galaxy Note 3, priced @ $249.99. Way ahead of its time, a Galaxy Note 3? hehe, although, it borrows the processing power commonly used by samsung cellphones, exynos and mali gpu, have been around for quite some time, its stable, fast, and reliable, the phone is also full featured with IPS HD Display, a decent battery, 1 gb ram etc…

 If i were to buy right now, what phone would i likely choose?

MIDRANGE PRICING

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ARTICLE UPDATED AS OF FEBRUARY 20, 2013

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