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Samsung GALAXY Note II hands-on

0. phoneArena 11 Sep 2012, 11:00 posted on

Just when you thought the Note’s display couldn’t get any bigger, Samsung has done it again. We got a hands-on look at the Samsung GALAXY Note II - this device is alllllllll screen...

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posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:49 1

88. djoscar4u (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)


That thing is huge! why not walk around with an ipad intead>>>lmao

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:53

89. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 979; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


I love the screen size (because im 6'7" 240lbs) and the internal specs are some of the best in the market. The best part is that it'll come with Jelly Bean

I cant wait till it comes AT&T and i will use my upgrade eligibility for it. I hope that its $250 for a 2yr contract. My wife has the original Note and this will make her phone look silly lol

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:59

92. KickRocks (Posts: 107; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


I think I am sold on this. I had my GS3 since day 1 but the note 2 is just awesomegoodfreakindiculous. (Word patent pending apple). I never had anything this big but my gs3 is 4.8 inches so it shouldnt be too bad. The spen isnt a gimmick, screen size, lte, ram and speed. This will simply destroy any and everything. Now to sell my gs3 and convince the wife. That is the hardest part.....lol

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 16:53

114. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Either way Exynos quadcore 1.6 processor or Snapdragon quadcore S4 pro i will be just fine purchasing my Galaxy Note 2 on Tmobile. Day one purchase for me. I will have both my current Galaxy S3 and upcoming Galaxy Note 2. The best of both worlds..

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 17:20

118. blakendp (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


For all those concerned that the exynos quad would be replaced by a snapdragon, Relax!
Coming from someone who has done his homework, the new krait architecture from qualcomm is the most advanced chip in any smartphone today. Its more comparable to ARM's A15 chips that haven't even come out yet. If the note 2 gets the s4 quad pro instead then consider that a significant upgrade. 4 more efficient (28nm vs. 32nm) more advanced ( A15 vs. A9) CPU cores paired with adreno 320 graphics that would wipe the floor with an over clocked Mali 400 would be awesome!
This just my two cents! I'm sick of seeing misinformed statements regarding this chip vs that chip.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 17:57 1

120. GoBears (Posts: 335; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Man, I couldn't care less what freaking chips are in it. Beautiful device and awesome features. COME TO VERIZON NOW!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:38

125. Gaytor (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


Can't wait! Why people dont buy Note enough to give iphone a stress fracture is difficult to understand.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:50

126. GrosseFatigue (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


If it was right I would say that it is a cell phone for seniors but it looks beautiful. Screen size to me is almost everything for a cell phone. There is no way that I would buy a 4" iphone 5, the size of my two years old first Atrix. I compared the first Note screen to the S3 and the Note screen is so much better. On the first Note you can almost read the NYTimes full screen. I found that exciting. And nobody will be making phone calls two years from now so what were those reviewers complaining about the size of the first Note?? I am buying 2 Notes 2 until they bring the two Sims cards Note to the US. I just wish it comes in that burgundy color of the S3.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 02:56

137. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Well, the S-Pen may not be just a gimmick after all...

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 05:35

138. G-Sam-Sue (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


I already got the first Note, and its amazing. Cant wait the Note 2. Great Job Sam.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 13:52

140. georgiejr (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


I guess there will be a price difference between the 16gb, 32gb and 64gb. Since there is a micro sd slot, what would justify getting a 64gb as opposed to a 16 gb and just load up on the microsd card (guess it would work with a 64gb micro sd).

Thank you for your feedback

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 23:26

141. juvane (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Samsung is a joke. How hard is it to publish carries and release dates? I am no fan of Apple but at least they treat their customers with a little respect. Apple: announce new phone, announce pre-order, announce release date. All done within a day of announcement. I am not quite sure what Samsung is trying to do with this mystery announcement. Maybe the Note 2 is far from ready and they should not have announced it so early???

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 02:17

146. aburgerBuksie (Posts: 15; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Amen to that man. I've never been an apple fan except for their ipods but that's all. But what I appreciate is they tell you when they are gonna make you bankrupt, not like samsung the tell. Okay its gonna release this year and that's all.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 00:14

142. aburgerBuksie (Posts: 15; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


I seriously can't wait, its gonna be epic. And all the extras u get on the phone. Its gonna be worth it. I just hope the bottom centre button doesn't break like the previous note, after extensive use.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 18:21 1

143. deeoh1084 (Posts: 48; Member since: 30 Dec 2009)


oh man.. my SGS III feels old already... darn it... is it just me or the device doesn't look that big even though it has the drooooling 5.5" gorgeous looking screen?

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 12:46

145. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 979; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


Cant wait for the Note II. Im a big guy (6'7" 240lbs) and until the original Note came out, my hands dwarfed every phone on the market (which is funny because a year ago 4.3" was the largest screen size for a phone on the market lol)

The other thing I like about the Note II is that other carriers will have the phone as well. I dont believe in ONE carrier having a nice phone (we all learned from the iPhone-AT&T relationship lol)

I like what Ive seen in the reviews and I will be getting the AT&T variant of the Note II. Id go as far as sending a video review of the Note II when I get it lol.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 09:37

147. CDGMobile (Posts: 29; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


How many gigs is this running with when it comes out anyone know?

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