Samsung Galaxy S5
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is another smartphone that prospective Galaxy Note 2 buyers would be wise to consider. While it doesn't come with an S Pen, it does come with a number of high-end features that make it an extremely powerful choice for consumers.
Samsung's brand new flagship comes with all of the bells and whistles you'd expect from a high-end smartphone in 2014. It features one of the best displays ever and one that DisplayMate says bests the iPhone 5s' Retina Display, it comes with a speedy processor, design that is dust and water resistant, a solid camera, great battery life, and an improved software experience. It's also cheap on-contract if you go through Amazon.
Like the Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy S5 presents an all-around package that many shoppers will find suitable. We consider it to be one of the best smartphones on the market and those looking at the Galaxy Note 3 in May should take a close look at before taking the plunge.