Summary: I love this phone. When I want to make calls it works. It's a big phone, if you slap someone while holding this phone you will knock them out. It also cures cancer and diabetes. Chuck Norris keeps calling me begging me to sell it to him. You can suck it Chuck, I'm keeping my phone so quit asking. The other day 3 smoking hot models saw me using my phone and asked me to father their children.
Summary: It is a wonderful phone. I have an iPhone 5s as well. I use the Note II for work and the iPhone for personal. Frankly, the iPhone still works better. I've never been able to get the volume buttons to work on an Android phone and the iPhone apps are usually better. But this is close. Samsung makes a great phone then loads it up with dozens of apps you can't remove. They are terrible memory hogs and I don't understand why they do not permit you to delete them.
Summary: Great smart phone! I have used it for a year and then gave it to my spouse to use. She loves the large format keyboard for sending text messages. The phone was too big for me to carry, but my spouse easily fits the Note II in her purse. The smart phone was factory unlocked, so no mobile phone company ads/splash screens were still on the phone.