An iPhone Veteran Evaluates a Samsung Galaxy Note II
The Mac Observer
26 February 2013
Conclusion: I liked this Samsung Galaxy Note II. I could live with it. It's not as big as I thought it would be. But it dwarfs the iPhone 4S and 5. It's a geek toy with lots of features and functions, and that will appeal to some, not others. I personally enjoyed it.
Pros: Very nice 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED display, Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU. Removable battery. Expandable storage with SD-card. Stereo FM radio. Loaded with features,
Cons: Not a discreet size, may be awkward for some, especially kids. Loaded with features.
Review: Samsung's Galaxy Note II shines on T-Mobile
16 February 2013
Conclusion: The Samsung Note II is a giant of a phone. It seems a bit awkward at first holding it up to your ear (honestly I’d recommend a bluetooth earpiece), but Samsung does provide for one-handed operation when using the screen to dial and text.
AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note II review: Giant phone, small tablet, amazing device
1 February 2013
Excerpt: AT&T 's new Samsung Galaxy Note II is out-sized in more than just its physical dimensions. The Note II runs Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) and sports all the high-end features you'd expect of a phone costing $299.99 with two-year agreement, and then some.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy Note II is big. Colossally big. Comically big. Write down any adjective you can think of to modify how to describe something large and it will most likely fit the description of the Galaxy Note II.
Summary: With a gorgeous 5.5-inch Super AMOLED Display, quad-core CPU, improved S Pen and industry-leading battery life, the Galaxy Note II from Samsung is easily one of the best phones on T-Mobile. But should you get it from this carrier?
Excerpt: I had very mixed feelings about the original Galaxy Note , Samsung's "phablet" tablet/smartphone tweener, when I tested it last February. It was a bit large for one-handed use, and its apps didn't take advantage of the large screen.