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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Review
2 August 2013
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is definitely one of the top models of Samsung, next to Galaxy 3, and its main characteristic is that talks of a large display on which you can write with the pen provided. Specifications are exceptional, the technical advanced, the operating system very updated and the photographic department of the highest quality. In a nutshell, a great smart phone from all points of view.
Pros: NFC module, 2 GB RAM, S Pen with advanced features; Numerous applications for the S Pen; Advanced photo features, 1.9 MP front camera, internal memory, quad-core processor, Design, Android 4.1
Summary: If you love using pen and paper and intend to extensively leverage the S-Pen or if you do not want to move around with a phone and tablet then Galaxy Note II is the perfect solution for you. Buy it, learn how to make use of its great features and you will fall in love with it. If you do not intend to use the S-Pen then stick to the Galaxy SIII or another spartphone.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review: The ultimate anti-iPhone
8 January 2013
Summary: Samsung delivers a powerful, boundary-pushing device that gets a lot right. Yet its complicated features and high price raise questions about its purpose.
Pros: Oodles of screen real estate make the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 terrific for videos, games, and reading; and its improved stylus aids productivity. A blazing quad-core processor, a great camera, and strong battery life round out the advantages of this Android 4.1 phone.
Cons: The huge display makes the Galaxy Note 2 unwieldy to carry, and hiccups in the S Pen stylus and apps can slow you down. The pricey Note 2 isn't a suitable tablet replacement across all categories.
Excerpt: To say that the original Galaxy Note was a game-changer is a bit of an understatement. It is said that the best marketing move is not by catering to an existing need, it is creating a need that wasn’t there before. The original Galaxy Note is among the best examples of.
Conclusion: With a fast quad-core processor, a big, gorgeous display, and features galore, the Samsung Galaxy Note II delivers almost everything a huge-screen smartphone should—just make sure you look at the HTC Droid DNA first.
Pros: Massive high-definition screen. Fast quad-core processor. Includes a pressure-sensitive stylus and well-designed note-taking and drawing software. Runs Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" out of the box. Good call quality. Stellar battery life.
Cons: Very large. A few minor hiccups in gaming performance. Samsung's heavy UI layer isn't to everyone's taste.
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: Revamped phablet. The sleeves are too short or it tweaks at the waist - a clear case for a half-size. This was likely what Samsung thought when designing the Galaxy Note. The second edition just cannot be pigeonholed into a standard size. It is now even a bit bigger - and extremely fast.
Pros: Good workmanship, Very big screen, Powerful platform, Viewing angle stable, high-contrast screen, Very long battery runtime, Fairly good camera, Wi-Fi for 2.4 and 5 GHz, The courage to bridge the gap or, better, to fill the niche. Samsung does not need to fear competition in this size category up to this date. The uncompromising performance matches perfectly to that.
Cons: Mediocre choice of materials, Averagely bright screen, Slight bluish cast, Limited mobility, No LTE, A higher-quality material impression and a bit more brightness. LTE would be the icing on the cake.
Excerpt: The Good - Big, beautiful screen - Considerable processing power - Long battery life - S Pen The Bad - Occasional feature overload - Volume button placement - Drops some good Android 4.1 UI features - Capacitive buttons can be hit by accident When the Galaxy Note debuted last year, it did so largely to confused reviews from the tech press. Was this a phone? A tablet? Some misbegotten amalgamation of the two?
Pros: - Big, beautiful screen - Considerable processing power - Long battery life - S Pen
Cons: - Occasional feature overload - Volume button placement - Drops some good Android 4.1 UI features - Capacitive buttons can be hit by accident
Samsung Galaxy Note II Review (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint)
24 October 2012
Conclusion: Sure, there’s a premium price attached to the Samsung Galaxy Note II , but there’s a very good reason for that. In T-Mobile’s case, they’re asking a mind-blowing $369.99 for the Note II – and that’s with a 2-year contract ($649.99 outright), while AT&T and Sprint are selling it for $299.
Pros: Best HD Super AMOLED screen from Samsung to date, Excellent battery life, Deep integrated S Pen features, Perfect for browsing the web, Powerful quad-core processor