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No more PenTile? Samsung Galaxy Note II specs review

0. phoneArena 29 Aug 2012, 15:47 posted on

The phone with the largest screen out there just got an even larger panel in its successor, but the new Note II is actually slimmer and more compact than the original. Samsung has elongated the phone compared to the first Note, but made it narrower, so it is easier to hold. There is a very slim bezel surrounding the screen, too, allowing for the larger display in a more compact body...

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posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:54 23

1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


i love this phone!
now if only I had the money to get the Galaxy camera, the Ativ S and an i5 W8 tablet, i'd be the happiest creature in the universe.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:31 6

25. MeoCao (unregistered)


S-pen is better than ever.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:58 8

2. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


Im happy i didnt grab the GN1. Because this is very exciting! Now hopefully it gets here with LTE and that hot quad core goodness onboard.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 21:13

36. apocalypsebc (Posts: 148; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


I hope it has quad core as well to go along with the 2 gigs of memory.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 16:02

3. jrandolf (Posts: 22; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


why it has a lower pixel density than note 1 ?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 16:18 4

5. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


bigger screen + lower resolution

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 16:20 14

8. Paradox (Posts: 124; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


It is no longer pentile, so even though its ppi is lower, the screen actually will look sharper, and you wont get the pentile style big square pixels (brixels, as I say).

The screen is a tad bigger too. This means you wont be looking as close to it, so the lower ppi wont be as evident. For example, a 1920x1080 50 inch television will only have around 44 ppi, but you can't tell because you sit far back from it.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 17:30 3

18. jrandolf (Posts: 22; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


oh i see . thank you by the way . :)

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:00

27. gaby1451 (Posts: 114; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Wait but I'm confused... Is the screen HD Super AMOLED PLUS or just HD Super AMOLED? And if so, how is it the latter without PenTile? Someone please clarify :-/

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:28

30. jrandolf (Posts: 22; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


its HD Super AMOLED .

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 23:48

38. sam_tek (Posts: 105; Member since: 18 Feb 2011)


ok look at it this way:

Sumer Amoled - Pentile
Sumer Amoled Plus - RGB
HD Super Amoled - something else as it's mentioned in the article (but not pentile, neither is it rgb exactly)

I would speculate it to be better than the pentile. now, is it on par with the rgb or even better, someone needs to do a proper review - my take!.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 17:26

47. rd_nest (Posts: 1607; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Not Pentile:

http://bestboyz.de/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/1208292155_2-640x480.jpg

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 21:24 1

37. Hammerfest (Posts: 383; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Lower resolution, crappy aspect ratio, lower ppi...

Ill stick with my OG Note... The screen is pretty damn decent, sure the GS3 screen might look a bit better, but ill be just fine with my OG Note and the non crappy resolution

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 10:16 1

49. blackadder1996 (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


how is does it have a crappy aspect ratio?
and technically it has a higher resolution screen (in terms of subpixels)

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 16:07 5

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


Huh?? Only 267ppi??

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 16:19 2

6. YaIphoneiscool (Posts: 27; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


ya wow lol.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 16:20 3

7. doejon (Posts: 398; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


but a rgb matrix

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 16:54 4

12. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


The original Note was 285ppi on a PenTile display, which uses RGBG instead of RGB. RGBG skews the ppi and makes it look higher than it should be.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 16:23

9. Paradox (Posts: 124; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


I want this phone, but I also want a new nexus phone. I'm sick of waiting for updates on my phone, and I've decided the next phone I will get has to be a nexus. I'm going to wait see if there will be any phablet variant of the nexus, otherwise I might actually consider this phone.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 16:25 2

10. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


my galaxy nexus developed a faulty charging port today.

after 40 minutes with verizon customer care, i found out they wont honor my warranty due to a 1" hair line crack on the other end of the phone.

i am done with verizon. i am done with samsung. i am done with android.

when the new iphone drops, i'll be buying one for any carrier but big red that day. android will always have inferior build quality and inferior customer service.

were this an apple device, it would be far less likely to have the problem this "new, improved, flagship, frequently updated" android device has developed. and even if it did have the exact same issue, i would walk into an apple store and walk out with a new phone 10 minutes later.

/rant

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 16:33 2

11. YaIphoneiscool (Posts: 27; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Should have got a Iphone way better!

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 10:17 1

50. blackadder1996 (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


how is it better?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 16:55 3

13. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Riiiiight. Because iPhones never break. I have never once seen an iPhone with a cracked screen or anything.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 17:05 1

14. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


you're awesome

at missing points

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 17:13 2

15. Paradox (Posts: 124; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Well, the nexus is actually intended for developers. And idk if you noticed, but android isn't a phone, so it can't have inferior build quality and inferior customer service. Go get yourself ripped off on an iphone if you really want to, you will only regret it.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:03

23. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


thats why i specifically mention samsung and verizon.

android is stuck with other hardware manufacturers and carrier's customer service. they lack control. dont be dense.

i used to have an iphone 3g on ATT. i loved it. not sure why i ever left.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:43 2

34. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


If you got a hairline crack on that Gorrilla glass, I cant imagine what your iPhone woulda looked like had you chosen a 4S.

They are infamous for shattering and since they have glass on the backside that only DOUBLES your chances.

Regarding the charging port. Neither Carriers or Assurion cover warranty on ports (its better to report phone stolen) And if you think apple will honor ports they dont. I sent a customer to the apple store and they said it was "corroded" and warranty wont cover.

Im with you on Samsungs "Quality" (its the worst) but dont be mad at Verizon, all carriers will do the same. And dont be mad at Android either.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 17:16 2

17. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


Android isn't to blame for that. I guess Samsung is at fault for having bad build quality and s**tty warranties. Maybe you should've gotten insurance.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:05

24. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


i have insurance. i dont know why.

after $70 in coverage payments, they want $100 for a deductible. all for a phone that has a used value of about $200 and is 10 months old and is falling short on all the promises made at launch.

i just cancelled my insurance. i'll be leaving vzw, android and samsung for good on 9/21.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:40

26. xtroid2k (Posts: 521; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


Leaving android. You know what Android doesn't like u either. And if you want an alternative WP8 will be far superior then IOS. I used to work for Verizon and it is what it is. Your device had a hair line crack. Don't get mad at mommy cause you didn't get your way.

By the way apple could give two craps if you have a hairline crack. The same thing will occur. My best advice is to spend money on a case

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