How does Sony's new toy compare to Samsung's heavyweight? It has a 6.4-inch 1080p display and a quad-core processor clocked at an appallingly quick 2.2GHz, but is that enough to put the frighteners on Samsung? Click play on the video above to hear all the key features of both phones, and how they compare.
Would you rather have a screen so massive you could eat your dinner off it, or something you could just about slide into your jeans pocket? Would you adore a built-in stylus, or is it more important that your phone withstands an accidental trip down the toilet?
Both phones are exciting, but anyone in the market for a massive mobile should also be aware that Samsung is likely to reveal a follow-up to the Note 2 in September, a phone that's likely to be bigger, faster and crammed with more features than the current model.
Watch the video to see both phones in up-close hands-on-o-vision, and let me know which of these gigantic mobiles you prefer by way of the comments, or on our Facebook wall.