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 Galaxy s3
Gaurav Kumal galaxy note II
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 Nexus4....The samsung devices always freeze when you go to make a call...the most basic function of all.
Lawrence Lepes Hands down; the Galaxy Note 2!
Zaka Ur Rehman Galaxy Note II
Shawn Gergler Note 2. Best speed and battery life
Arpit Gohil one of the great dog fight
Josef Ruiz Gotta go with Nexus 4. Talent Trust - Offshore with a difference
Elijah Mitchell long overdue
Saurabh Dofe samsung galaxy note 2
Anthony Bailey Darrell Wax... you do realize that the Nexus line of phones is manufactured by Samsung, right, you dumb dumb silly moron???
Flako Ramirez Note II FTW
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 Let me guess,something made of cheap ass plastic from a Korean manufacturer has won everybody's vote........
Javier Delgado Nexus 4!!
Brandon Cote Nexus 4
Ken Reil Note 2
Roger Rodriguez Note 2 is for Nephilims!
Enis Fazliu NOTE 2
Tom Wilson Note 2 is great!
BG Michael LG optimus G.
BG Michael LG Nexus 4 all the way....
Lanh Nguyen uhhhh Nexus 4.
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 Note 2 OF Course
Richard Ignacio Note 2 FTW!
Rudy Don galaxy s3!!!!
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 nexus 4
Karl Wuscher Note 2 as of there is any doubt
Jeff Seaver Note 2
Jae Streets Nexus all day babyyyyy
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 Nexus 4
Roger SwiftMan Parks Note 2 FTW!!!
Bishar Abdi Note even close, Note 2.
Leonard Chung Why is this even a competition? ...Note 2 obviously wins
Chris Roberts It's crystal clear who the winner is!!!! NOTE 2 all day everyday
JayR Yambao Note 2
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 My superior Galaxy Note 2 is still going strong.
Gary Bowling Note 2.
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 note 2 is just nexus 4 plus more. yes, it has bugs, but the benefits outweight them
Alberto Garcia Flores Note 2 I wish the S3 and Note 2 were running pure Android not touchwizz
Sven Os HTC Droid Dna
Lewis Wong Note 2 no brainer
Sky Baun nexus 4
David Tambascio Note 2 nothing good has ever come from LG
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.
Lance Bell note 2 does have lag (touchwiz) when compared to the n4 tbh.
Corey A. Mayo N4=Pure Android For Life!
Jody Warrick NEVER had studder on Note 2..smooth as a baby's butt. You are drunk..lol
Mike Hogue My Samsung Galaxy Note 2
David Moorhead Note 2. Apple and iPhone sucks.
Devin Martinez Note2 Galaxy is weak
Mick Jetten Note 2, Till the almighty S4 comes out!
Emmanuel Kenway Igalaxy note 4
Kristi Pango Note??!! Stutter??!! Go home you're drunk -_-
Tyler Dixon Note 2
Sean Reece Nexus 4
Magnus Larsson Lol... Note. Bugs bugs bugs, stutter,stutter,stutter. Go smooth, go Nexus 4.
Shewhomustnotbe Named [Note 2] undeniably!
Edwin Dub Almonte Note 2 only good thing about the nexus is the quick updates
Rhonda Hill NOTE 2. Lol.
French Twist Is it my imagination or is LG starting to make good phones?
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 note 2 is def a more popular phone tho lol.
Rhonda Hill NOTE 2
David Indermuehle Note 2... Until it's replacement comes out.
Gilbert Galvan Note 2. It has a removable battery and micro sd slot.
Jody Warrick Note 2 ftw
Blake Wilson Note 2 4 lyfe.
Perro Rosello IPhone lol
Andrew Veale Note II...love that thing. It's what I'm on now!
Lance Bell nexus 4
Peter Blanco Note 2 :)
Tony Abiama HTC Hero
Larry Ayonn Nexus 4.
Ylla Quezon Pansacula gs3 till gs4 comes haha!
Abram Wenevermet Dennis Note2....droiddog
Reese Woodson Note 2 ftw.........

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