According to you, two of the hottest Android smartphones on the market are the Google Nexus 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note II.  It's understandable, as they both bring some unique features to the table.  The Nexus 4 is the latest Nexus smartphone and features a stock build of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, along with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 4.7-inch IPS HD display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, and a 2,100 mAh battery.  It starts at $299.99 full retail, which is an incredible price sans-contract (if you can find it).

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is a wildly successful "phablet" that's available on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular.  It packs a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos CPU, 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, a giant 3,100 mAh battery, 4G LTE, and Android 4.1 with TouchWiz.

The Galaxy Note II packs an incredible amount of features, while the Nexus 4 brings vanilla Android to the table in a beautiful package.  Which one is the best?  Part 1 of 2.

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Cookie Mitchell
Cookie Mitchell Galaxy s3
Gaurav Kumal
Gaurav Kumal galaxy note II
Jose Xavier Lopez
Jose Xavier Lopez Anthony Bailey-- You do realize Samsung only made 2 Nexus phones right? HTC Nexus One and LG Nexus 4
Roger Schubert DeOliveira
Roger Schubert DeOliveira Nexus4....The samsung devices always freeze when you go to make a call...the most basic function of all.
Lawrence Lepes
Lawrence Lepes Hands down; the Galaxy Note 2!
Zaka Ur Rehman
Zaka Ur Rehman Galaxy Note II
Shawn Gergler
Shawn Gergler Note 2. Best speed and battery life
Arpit Gohil
Arpit Gohil one of the great dog fight
Josef Ruiz
Josef Ruiz Gotta go with Nexus 4. Talent Trust - Offshore with a difference
Elijah Mitchell
Elijah Mitchell long overdue
Sulaiman John
Sulaiman John Note 2
Saurabh Dofe
Saurabh Dofe samsung galaxy note 2
Anthony Bailey
Anthony Bailey Darrell Wax... you do realize that the Nexus line of phones is manufactured by Samsung, right, you dumb dumb silly moron???
Julian Scott
Julian Scott Nexus4
Julian Scott
Julian Scott Lg
Flako Ramirez
Flako Ramirez Note II FTW
Liam Emrich
Liam Emrich Nexus 4!!! I hate the gnote 2 cuz it's a stupid idea. I don't want a phone that won't even fit in my pocket. It's so annoying how apparently everyone likes the note 2
Darrell Wax
Darrell Wax Let me guess,something made of cheap ass plastic from a Korean manufacturer has won everybody's vote........
Javier Delgado
Javier Delgado Nexus 4!!
Brandon Cote
Brandon Cote Nexus 4
Ken Reil
Ken Reil Note 2
Shahul Hameed
Shahul Hameed Nexus 4
Roger Rodriguez
Roger Rodriguez Note 2 is for Nephilims!
Enis Fazliu
Enis Fazliu NOTE 2
Tom Wilson
Tom Wilson Note 2 is great!
BG Michael
BG Michael LG optimus G.
BG Michael
BG Michael LG Nexus 4 all the way....
Lanh Nguyen
Lanh Nguyen uhhhh Nexus 4.
Miguel Bleau
Miguel Bleau note 2 lag? lmfao u must have had a messed up unit man. note 2 ftw. nexus 4 only for people that care about having the latest updates I got my nexus 7 for that and its 32gb
Javier Sanchez Ojeda
Javier Sanchez Ojeda Note 2 OF Course
Mihail Bebrovski
Mihail Bebrovski Note 3
Richard Ignacio
Richard Ignacio Note 2 FTW!
Bruce Fried
Bruce Fried NONE
Rudy Don
Rudy Don galaxy s3!!!!
Raymond De Jesus
Raymond De Jesus Definitely Nexus 4, never had any lag, unlike what i've experienced with Note 2, how about gaming? Nexus 4 is awesome.
Aleš Ravnik
Aleš Ravnik nexus 4
Karl Wuscher
Karl Wuscher Note 2 as of there is any doubt
Jeff Seaver
Jeff Seaver Note 2
Jae Streets
Jae Streets Nexus all day babyyyyy
Eric Hook
Eric Hook It seems that the Nexus 4 is doing well on its own considering very few people have been able to get it. Nexus 4 for the win
Eric Hook
Eric Hook Nexus 4
Roger SwiftMan Parks
Roger SwiftMan Parks Note 2 FTW!!!
Bishar Abdi
Bishar Abdi Note even close, Note 2.
Mustafa Akman
Mustafa Akman Note 2!
VictoryGeor Espinoza Lanyi
VictoryGeor Espinoza Lanyi Nexus 4
William Guerrero
William Guerrero Note 2
Leonard Chung
Leonard Chung Why is this even a competition? ...Note 2 obviously wins
Cesario Brito Jr.
Cesario Brito Jr. Note 2
Chris Roberts
Chris Roberts It's crystal clear who the winner is!!!! NOTE 2 all day everyday
Joseph Dianexis Chavez
Joseph Dianexis Chavez My Nexus 4.
JayR Yambao
JayR Yambao Note 2
Andre Roberts
Andre Roberts Note II
Håvard Ulsaker
Håvard Ulsaker Note 2!
Jose Angel Santiago
Jose Angel Santiago note 2
Mykal Parent
Mykal Parent Note 2
Hershell Tidwell
Hershell Tidwell Since I just bought it without contract for half the price...Nexus 4 and getting the Galaxy Note 8. I will have the best of both worlds.
Anthony Bailey
Anthony Bailey My superior Galaxy Note 2 is still going strong.
Gary Bowling
Gary Bowling Note 2.
Mark Goodrich
Mark Goodrich I haven't messed with the Nexus 4 but I have to say I've never had any studder or lag or any problems at all with my note 2.....I love it! Best phone ever!!!
Anthony Tat
Anthony Tat note 2 is just nexus 4 plus more. yes, it has bugs, but the benefits outweight them
Alberto Garcia Flores
Alberto Garcia Flores Note 2 I wish the S3 and Note 2 were running pure Android not touchwizz
Sven Os
Sven Os HTC Droid Dna
Lewis Wong
Lewis Wong Note 2 no brainer
Sky Baun
Sky Baun nexus 4
David Tambascio
David Tambascio Note 2 nothing good has ever come from LG
Brandon Kassab
Brandon Kassab S3
Bryan James Wadman
Bryan James Wadman Nexus 4
Marshal Brown
Marshal Brown Note 2 stutter? Bahahahahaha sorry but I see no stutter when I have web browser, youtube and taking notes simultaneously. ..... Can the nexus do that? I think not.
Terrance Henderson
Terrance Henderson Nexus 4
Lance Bell
Lance Bell note 2 does have lag (touchwiz) when compared to the n4 tbh.
Corey A. Mayo
Corey A. Mayo N4=Pure Android For Life!
Jody Warrick
Jody Warrick NEVER had studder on Note 2..smooth as a baby's butt. You are drunk..lol
Mike Hogue
Mike Hogue My Samsung Galaxy Note 2
David Moorhead
David Moorhead Note 2. Apple and iPhone sucks.
Devin Martinez
Devin Martinez Note2 Galaxy is weak
Mick Jetten
Mick Jetten Note 2, Till the almighty S4 comes out!
Flako Ramirez
Flako Ramirez Note II
Emmanuel Kenway
Emmanuel Kenway Igalaxy note 4
Kristi Pango
Kristi Pango Note??!! Stutter??!! Go home you're drunk -_-
Tyler Dixon
Tyler Dixon Note 2
Sean Reece
Sean Reece Nexus 4
Michael Mathis
Michael Mathis Note 2
Teejay Crooks
Teejay Crooks Note 2
Magnus Larsson
Magnus Larsson Lol... Note. Bugs bugs bugs, stutter,stutter,stutter. Go smooth, go Nexus 4.
Shewhomustnotbe Named
Shewhomustnotbe Named [Note 2] undeniably!
Edwin Dub Almonte
Edwin Dub Almonte Note 2 only good thing about the nexus is the quick updates
Rhonda Hill
Rhonda Hill NOTE 2. Lol.
French Twist
French Twist Is it my imagination or is LG starting to make good phones?
French Twist
French Twist I imagine the vast majority of people will say Note 2. But the N4 has a lot to like. Too bad you can't remove the battery and it's only available on GSM networks. :/
Lance Bell
Lance Bell note 2 is def a more popular phone tho lol.
Rhonda Hill
Rhonda Hill NOTE 2
David Indermuehle
David Indermuehle Note 2... Until it's replacement comes out.
Gilbert Galvan
Gilbert Galvan Note 2. It has a removable battery and micro sd slot.
Jody Warrick
Jody Warrick Note 2 ftw
Jesse R. Delacruz
Jesse R. Delacruz Note 2
Teresa L Smith
Teresa L Smith Note 2!
Markus Howard
Markus Howard Note 2
Blake Wilson
Blake Wilson Note 2 4 lyfe.
Perro Rosello
Perro Rosello IPhone lol
Andrew Veale
Andrew Veale Note II...love that thing. It's what I'm on now!
Lance Bell
Lance Bell nexus 4
Peter Blanco
Peter Blanco Note 2 :)
Tony Abiama
Tony Abiama HTC Hero
Larry Ayonn
Larry Ayonn Nexus 4.
Florens Richter
Florens Richter Note 2
Ylla Quezon Pansacula
Ylla Quezon Pansacula gs3 till gs4 comes haha!
Anthony Mendez
Anthony Mendez Note 2!
Abram Wenevermet Dennis
Abram Wenevermet Dennis Note2....droiddog
Brian M McCoy
Brian M McCoy Note 2!
Reese Woodson
Reese Woodson Note 2 ftw.........

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