Originally Posted by BleedingPurist
The DNA does not have more powerful hardware. It only has the 1080 screen over the Note II.. and even that is debatable as an advantage. In every other spec is is slightly behind the Note II.... with the exception of the battery in which it is seriously lagging.
Krait is more powerful per core than A9 in the Note 2. It will be faster in this respect even though both are quad. Adreno 320 is probably also a bit better than the GPU in Note 2. Not by much though and nothing like the GPU's Apple is using.
On the screen, my guess is that the 1080 screen will be marginally better. It should be clearly more sharp and I tend to find LCD color reproduction more accurate and appealing, if less colorful than AMOLED.
Still the Note 2 is a different category of device sorta with the extra screen and wacom.