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Galaxy Note II vs Note: should you upgrade?

0. phoneArena 30 Aug 2012, 07:08 posted on

Hey guys, did you hear? The Galaxy Note II is here! Well, not literally, that is, but at least we know it's coming in October, and we can imagine that quite a few people out there are already eying the device as their next smartphone purchase...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 07:14 21

1. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


its not that necessary but there are enough reasons to upgrade........

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 07:49 4

25. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


couldnt agree more,if you have a 2011 high end phone,you already have things such as dual core,1gb ram etc etc so no 2012 phone is necessary at the moment but there are plenty of reasons too upgrade

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:07 4

29. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


the reason for me to upgrade to this is the quad CPU and bigger battery. hopefully the screen issues of the note 1 has been addressed.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:10 1

32. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


It's the same as iPhone 4/4S. Just a spec bump with some new toys. I will not upgrade, as I actually never got to like that screen size.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:28 11

43. cristhiansaid (Posts: 30; Member since: 25 Jun 2010)


is not the same as iphone 4/4s. galaxy note II has many changes not only a better CPU....like iphones...
it has a different display, size, etc....

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:41 2

45. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


The display is barely changed and the screen has the same resolution, just not that crappy Note I matrix. Better pen versus Siri and a bit changed screen measurements versus more MP.

I do not say there are no significant changes. Just not much more than on the iPhone 4S.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 09:01 12

48. cristhiansaid (Posts: 30; Member since: 25 Jun 2010)


OHHH COME ON!!!
2 gb of RAM a different SIZE AND better looking DESIGN, a improvement of features likes S-PEN, A QUAD CORE CPU....NEW SOFTWARE......

WHAT DO U WANT A RESOLUTION 2000X2000?
a camera of 24 mpx.??

""I do not say there are no significant changes. Just not much more than on the iPhone 4S.""
the iphone 4s has not change at all, just better cpu and camera wooo!!!...soo... dont compare with that crap of iphone 4/4s that has minimal (nothing) change..

""Better pen versus Siri and a bit changed screen measurements versus more MP.""
its only depend of operating system, actualy the iphone 4 can use siri.

Google voice vs Siri. COMPARE.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 09:12

49. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


That's exactly what I am talking about... *Sigh*

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 10:25 6

54. McLTE (Posts: 876; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


The other thing is that the Note 2 isn't CATCHING UP WITH THE REST OF THE INDUSTRY and calling it revolutionary!

There really is no comparison here between the 4/4s and note1/2.

If this were merely a 4/4s type upgrade, the announcement would have included:

Same size screen
Same size battery
Same S-Pen
Same Native Apps

New Processor
New version of the OS

While this may not be the massive redesign that people were hoping for, I believe that Sammy went far beyond what Apple did for the 4/4s.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 15:54

63. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


so you will pony up the dough and upgrade I presume?.. remember this note come to the State less than a year ago. if you bought the Note will you upgrade to the note 2... I think not.. so all the examples you just gave just become obsolute..

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 12:37 5

61. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


I wouldn't compare the G-note to the iPhone. G-note is bigger and probably better for entertainment And productivity. In a different league. The iPhone is best for nothing more than games, for I've seen it mostly used for such. Siri is nothing more than a gimmick to make the iPhone look good. Never ever seen anyone use it. Oh well, fools will always be fooled.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 16:17 3

64. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


why would the i4 be better for playing games? its smaller, weaker, and everything else. it has a few games that android doesnt, but big woop.

Id much rather play on a 5.5 touch than a 3.5 touch by far!

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 11:43

71. farhit (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)


good answer.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 12:28 1

60. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


You saying you're sporting a Galaxy Note?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 17:39 1

65. ph00ny (Posts: 1268; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Not even remotely close. I own the original note and the ip4s

http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/5929/dsc00041my.jpg

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 11:41

70. farhit (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)


You dont like the big screen then please let other like it and dont make iphone a standard of measuring every cell phone. Ever company and product has its own class and people like diffrent things. For my work, hands and writing love galaxy note 1 and 2 are ideal sizes because i cant carry a 7' tablet in my pocket. Please enjoy ur iphone and let us enjoy the note 2

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:13 4

33. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


If I ever get this one, my main reason would be future proofing. 2GB ram. And a quadcore processor.

How i wish smartphones are just like PCs that you could upgrade your ram just by adding some more.ohwell.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:16 3

35. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Me2, i wish.... A green from me.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:15

34. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


thebest true said....
ile be selling my Note and will be buying this Sim-Fre, can't
wait!
Really nice article Ray S.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:17

36. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)


I think it would be a wise to sell the Note (if you have one) and buy the Note II. That way, it becomes affordable too.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 07:19 1

2. Anymal (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 Feb 2009)


wellcome back, Ray S. ... any video of comparison soon?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 07:23 4

3. aris77 (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


the original Note IS getting Jelly Bean. It was officially announced yesterday... "The original Note has finally received Android 4.0 ICS, but it isn't clear yet if Samsung is going to update it any further than this" what are you talking about ??????

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 07:26 3

5. Ray.S (Posts: 339; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


Thanks for the correction, I'll fix the article right now.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 07:24

4. MeoCao (unregistered)


why not, if money is not an issue?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 07:27 1

6. Ray.S (Posts: 339; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


Yeah, that's right. But these days chances are that money will be (at least a small) issue for more people.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 07:34

11. Ray.S (Posts: 339; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


*most people.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:22

41. MeoCao (unregistered)


Well, for most people buying a Note is a question, not upgrading it. But theoretically a Note is very expensive so upgrading it after just 1 year is very difficult for most people.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 07:42 1

21. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


I could swear you dont want people to buy Galaxy note II. In case you aren't taking hand-written notes like there's no tomorrow, though, we think that you should be perfectly good with your trusty Note for the time being". You should not review any Android device at all. I didnt hear anything good from your article.

I think I'm allowed to express myself, right. Don't ban me!

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 07:48

24. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I would buy an S-pen and an app that has some of these features, but honestly the note 2 is not for everyone..... I was hoping for a 7" well built note as the 10" is not worth it

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:24 1

42. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Well yeah for people like me who have to buy everything unlocked it is a very big issue. Since i'm not rich buying something like that in cash requires 3-4months of saving

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