Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD – Fight!

by Jerry D on January 21, 2013

How do we decide a fight between the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD? We could give both of them a Challenge Kidz Breakfast from the Jester’s diner in Great Yarmouth, UK. It’s called the ‘Kidz Breakfast’ because with 8 eggs, 12 rashers of bacon, 12 sausages, potatoes, mushrooms, hash browns, black pudding, beans and 12 slices of bread, it weighs as much as a small child. Whoever finishes it is the winner… No, let the specs decide.

XXXX versus graphic Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD   Fight! XXXX

Round #1 – Connectivity

The core connectivity options on the Galaxy Note 2 include NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR. 4G is also supported. Alcatel’s One Touch Scribe HD, meanwhile, dishes up 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP. No 4G here, however.

Score: +1 to Galaxy Note 2 (1-0)

Round #2 – Size & Weight

As far as pocketability is concerned, both phones will test (and stretch) your pockets. The Galaxy Note 2 is a bit taller than the One Touch Scribe HD with dimensions of 151.1mm versus 144.0mm. The Galaxy Note 2 is wider, measuring 80.5mm to the One Touch Scribe HD’s 75.0mm. In terms of weight, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 weighs a hefty 183g, while the One Touch Scribe HD is 135g.

Score: +1 to One Touch Scribe HD (1-1)

dyerware


Round #3 – Cameras

The design of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 incorporates an 8.0 Megapixel camera with a max resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels plus autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, image stabilization and 1080p video recording. For video calling, you’ll find a second 1.9MP camera on the front.

The two phones match each other for megapixels – the One Touch Scribe HD also packs a 8.0 Megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and 1080p video recording. A second 1.0MP camera on the front can be used for video calling.

Score: +1 to both phones (2-2)

Round #4 – Screen/keyboard

This is where it gets interesting… The Galaxy Note 2 boasts a touch-sensitive Super AMOLED display, measuring 5.5 inches and delivering a decent resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. In terms of pixel density, the pixels per inch (PPI) measurement is an average 267.091.

At only 5.0 inches, the One Touch Scribe HD’s touch-sensitive IPS LCD screen has slightly less room. With 2073600 pixels on a full HD display, the pixel density is a terrific 440.6 pixels per inch.

Score: +1 to One Touch Scribe HD (2-3)

Round #5 – Processor

As to which phone has the best processor, the Galaxy Note 2 marches to the beat of a 1.6GHz quad core Exynos chip, while the One Touch Scribe HD uses a quad core ARM Cortex A7 processor, clocked at 1.2GHz.

Score: +1 to Galaxy Note 2 (3-3)

Round #6 – Software

In the battle of the OSes, the Galaxy Note 2 both phones have Android 4.1 installed.

Score: +1 to both phones (4-4)

Round #7 – Applications

How do the One Touch Scribe HD and Galaxy Note 2 compare in terms of apps? No fireworks here. Both phones link up with Google Play, so there’s no winner in this round. Move on. Nothing to see here.

Score: +1 to both phones (5-5)

Round #8 – Storage

This part of the fight focuses on storage capacity. Samsung gives you a choice of 16, 32 or 64GB Galaxy Note 2 models. The Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD comes with a single storage option – a 4GB model. Obviously, the top-end Galaxy Note 2 boasts 64GB compared to the default 4GB capacity of the One Touch Scribe HD, so that’s a reason for buying it right there.

Need more convincing? The Galaxy Note 2 also includes a microSD card slot to ramp up the memory to 128GB. While the inclusion of a microSD expansion slot on the One Touch Scribe HD bumps up the capacity to a more useful 36GB.

Score: +1 to Galaxy Note 2 (6-5)

Round #9 – Battery life

With a fully topped-up battery cell, Samsung says that its Galaxy Note 2 can deliver 16.0 hours of talk time, while the One Touch Scribe HD is rated at 5.0 hours. Meanwhile, standby time is quoted as 890 hours and 250 hours respectively The Galaxy Note 2 takes the point here too.

Score: +1 to Galaxy Note 2 (7-5)

dyerware


Note: The Standby time specification is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile phones under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including: network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic.

Round #10 – Extras

By the time we reach this round, the fight is all but over. But let’s go through the motions… The Galaxy Note 2 also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, an accelerometer, barometer, digital compass, stereo FM radio, Smart Stay and Smart Rotate eye tracking, TV-out and an S-Pen stylus.

In comparison, the One Touch Scribe HD features GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, a digital compass, stereo FM radio, DLNA cleverness, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and an optional stylus.

Score: +1 to both phones (8-6)

BPF Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 wins!

See if these two phones make our Top 20 Best Smartphones list…

    Other Posts You Might Like...

  1. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 – What’s the difference?
  2. Sony Xperia Z vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – Fight!
  3. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. HTC One – Fight!
  4. Blackberry Z10 vs. Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra – Fight!
  5. What’s the difference? Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra vs. Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD

Previous post:

Next post: