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Samsung Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100) Review
3 February 2014
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.
Conclusion: For people who see the appeal of a big screen smartphone, the Galaxy Note II is one of the best specimens of the type available today. The closest competition is the LG Optimus Vu/Intuition, which is too inelegant and blocky to compete with the Note on design and looks. HTC's Droid DNA comes close with a design that feels more phone-like and a far denser display, but can't match Samsung on performance or battery life.
Summary: From its huge 5.5-inch display to the improved S Pen and fast quad-core CPU, Samsung took everything we loved about the original Note and supersized it while providing the longest battery life you can get on a 4G LTE phone. The Multi-Window multitasking feature is yet another reason to get this Android handset.
Pros: Large display with sharp details and bright colors, Epic battery life, Useful pen features, Dual-view multitasking option, Strong graphics and performance, Blistering 4G LTE speed, Fast camera
Cons: Size can be overwhelming, Display dimmer than competing phones, Design has unnecessary logos
Conclusion: As with the first generation Samsung Galaxy Note, if you don't mind a very large phone and your use tends more toward web, email and video rather than calling, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is a unique cross-over phone that works both as a small tablet and a phone. It's not eminently pocketable, nor is it easy to use with one hand, but nothing beats the big screen experience when watching videos or surfing the web without panning and zooming. Our dream?
Pros: Huge screen, but slim phone. Digital pen, excellent custom software. Removable battery and microSD card slot.
Cons: Big phone! Maddeningly slippery. Screen tech doesn't wow us.