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Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE (AT&T) Review
16 April 2014
Summary: If what you're after is a high-end Android smartphone with a giant screen, there isn't much not to like about the Galaxy Note II. The performance is excellent, the screen is superb, the camera is fantastic and the AT&T LTE speeds are mind-blowing. Just make sure it fits in your pocket!
Pros: A Lot of Phone to Love:, Solid Improvements From the Original Note:, Truly Impressive Display:, Excellent Call Quality, Fast Download Speeds:, Feature Packed:, MicroSD Card Slot:
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
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
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
Conclusion: With a fast quad-core processor, a big, gorgeous display, and features galore, the Samsung Galaxy Note II delivers everything a huge-screen smartphone should. If you want a phone that doubles as a small tablet, it's the best you'll find.
Pros: Massive high-definition screen. Fast quad-core processor. Smooth UI with plenty of useful touches. Includes a pressure-sensitive stylus and well-designed note-taking and drawing software. Runs Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" out of the box. Stellar call quality.
Cons: Very large. A few minor hiccups in gaming performance.