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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Review: In Depth
3 days ago
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 would have been awarded 5 out of 5 if not for a some jarring UI glitches. Admittedly, its design is also weaker than we would have hoped for a handset costing £528 offline , but what the Note 2 does deliver is the best pen integration of any smartphone available. It also offers the best gaming performance, video playback performance, most considered user interface and amongst the best battery life around.
Conclusion: As we said, you just need to eye over our original Note 2 review to know that unless Samsung did something drastically wrong, the Note 2 LTE would be at the very least good. As it stands, it’s better than that, it’s great. The hardware in isolation could be the best phone out there thanks to its huge, sharp screen, great performance, smart features and strong camera, not to mention LTE on EE taking full advantage of all of these.
Pros: 4G connectivity ensures it is fast, Great screen, Outstanding hardware
Cons: Large size isn't for everyone, TouchWiz can be complicated, Expensive on 4G plans
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Note II will set you back a whopping Rs 40,000 and while that is a lot, you are getting a whole lot more than just an Android phone. So it does offer a lot more value than the S III. The Note II is possibly the first phone to ship with Google’s latest version of Android, so there’s a big plus right there.
Excerpt: Samsung entered the market with their 5.3-inch Galaxy Note not expecting it to sell well, but they pretty much single-handedly created the 'phablet' market we all know and love today. Before the Galaxy Note was released, smartphones at the 5-inch market were laughed at, and considered tablets. Samsung changed all of that.
Excerpt: What happens when the Samsung Galaxy S 4 arrives and takes away all the attention from the Samsung Galaxy Note II, a phone that seemed to possess the best that Samsung had to offer? Is that still true, or is it time to upgrade something fresher?
Excerpt: The original Samsung Galaxy Note was a concept that really shouldn't have succeeded; a phone with a finger-stretching 5.3-inch screen by rights should be a laughable spectacle, yet it found a receptive audience and at the time of writing has sold five million units worldwide. Such was its popularity that Samsung has released a successor in double-quick time, and true to form has equipped it with an even larger display.
Conclusion: There's not much not to like with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It's virtually better in about all areas compared to the original Note. It's got a slightly larger screen size, much faster with 2 extra cores making it a Quad-Core, better graphics processing unit, more system memory (RAM), more internal storage with a 64GB model, significantly better battery life from a larger capacity batter, a new Android operating system that is stable, more features throughout, just...
Summary: In the last four weeks, I have really enjoyed getting to know my Note II. I know there are a lot of things that I still need to learn about it. I also can see me writing about it quite a bit, which judging by your comments is something that a lot of you would like. I am primarily a weekend writer, so keep an eye out on Saturdays and Sundays for more about the Note II.
Summary: I mentioned in my unboxing that my overall impression of the Galaxy Note II was that Samsung’s designers had taken a Galaxy S III, used the resize tool on it, and added a stylus. And this, I think, is the Galaxy Note II’s downfall. It isn’t bad, but it could have been better than it is.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review: the Note is back, bigger and better
23 December 2012
Excerpt: It hasn’t even been a year since the original Samsung Galaxy Note launched. It was a work of genius for old Samsung. Many (including us, we admit) were not convinced. Who on earth would want something so big to make their calls and surf the internet, even with a glorified stylus?