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Samsung Galaxy Note II and its S Pen magic: a summary of the new features

0. phoneArena 30 Aug 2012, 03:09 posted on

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is not only a state-of-the-art crossover of a phone and a tablet, but also a device for creativity, coming with a brand new built-in S Pen…

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posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:02 9

1. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Better grip and rubber tip.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 05:56 2

30. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


SAME OLD S3 DESIGN -.-

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 07:17 6

36. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3736; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


OLD??? The Samsung Galaxy S III is not even 4 months old. WHAT are you talking about?!?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 10:42 4

41. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Haters gonna hate..

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 07:53 5

38. maverick786us (Posts: 117; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Its design is better than S3

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 12:32 3

43. master0fursinz (Posts: 104; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)


LOL, they are just Following Apple Right?? Same old Iphone design...

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 07:56

45. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Apple had the same design with two models of their phones, but now that Samsung's doing the same thing it's suddenly OK !!???!?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:02 18

2. Savage (unregistered)


Make way for the monster.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:05 24

3. hateftotti (Posts: 134; Member since: 03 May 2011)


My next phone for sure...

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 22:32 3

25. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 701; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


mine too ........ :)

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 22:58 4

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


same here!

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 07:11 2

33. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Mine Three :)

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 12:34

44. master0fursinz (Posts: 104; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)


this is on top of my list for next phone now. I just want them to keep that quad core for the US version!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:12 9

4. MartyK (Posts: 687; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


I hope Sprint get this one!!..with the LTE too!..

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:27 23

6. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Awesome. Now that's innovation.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 17:18 6

18. The_Godfather (Posts: 146; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


iFans thumbs u down lolzzzz

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:17 10

22. CellularNinja (Posts: 293; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


I have to agree. No one has created a stylus with such functionality and tie-in to the software. Whether Apple fanboys like it or not, that is innovation.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 22:34 6

26. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 701; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


may b apple have some email stored a decades before having ipen idea patents ........... lolol

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 06:19 3

31. desijatt (Posts: 52; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


steve jobs once said stylus is the worst innovation as god gave us 10 fingers, but sammy prove that he was wrong

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 07:12 1

34. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Especially the Airview feature, my fav of all the features ;)

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:31 3

7. fervid (Posts: 173; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I guess the plastic tips lasted too long so they made it rubber now so it wears out and drags across my screen leaving smudges and pieces of rubber behind like a pencil eraser??? With the ICS Update I already have Hover. Hopefully pulling out the pen can be configured...sometimes I just want to pull out the pen in my browser and not have an app open, or perhaps I just want to pull it out to key in a number more accuratly while on the phone. Pulling it out and having the phone turn on like my HTC Fuze did would be cool too.

I'm not sure what they mean about sensitivity...is that DPI or Pressure because pressure wise There are less than five levels...more like 3. And if DPI the pen is accurate enough in the center...it is the edges that have issues. There is a "Secret" Test/Debug menu you can really see this in too.

Bigger is nice and a more easily used button would be good. I often wish it worked like a pencil too where I write and when I want to erase I flip it and use the other end.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:34 15

8. dcgore (Posts: 201; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


The official phone of the state of Texas.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 17:19 3

19. The_Godfather (Posts: 146; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Well said mate and in NewZealand too :p

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:34 2

9. wendygarett (unregistered)


The only things that surprise me is the jellybean :)

Design : looks like a polished note1 if you ask me
Processor : Meh... I don't think jellybean needs that...
Resolution : don't know yet but 1280 x 720 will be the hint , but I'm glad It's not pentile screen...

Conclusion : not worth to be upgraded, really!! If you take a look at pic 7, you can actually confused that it is a last year note, but it just me...
However, if you are new, you definitely choose this because it is far better than galaxy s3 (which still struggling the jellybean update)

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 18:41 7

20. henrickrw (Posts: 403; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Ms. Garett,

In first place the Galaxy S3 already runs Jelly Bean 4.1,1 LPH7

My Galaxy S3 is running it right now. Regarding the Note 2 yes, it worth upgrading because it have better specs thatn the Note I

I'm the owner of a S2, S2 HD LTE (Korean Version), Galaxy Note & Galaxy 3 & yes I'm gonna purchase the Note II.

My suggestion to you is to continue using your HTC One X that is a good handset, but fail behind the mighty S3.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 22:09 6

24. apocalypsebc (Posts: 147; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Could it be you just dont like bigger and better things. Its totaly an upgrade to the 1st note and its not an upgrade to the GalaxyS3. Maybe you dont like phones too big for your small hands ;-)

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 07:56

39. jan25 (Posts: 383; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


the screen and the battery is what might tip the scale for me but other than that i am not hugely impressed, impatiently waiting for the Nexus.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:41 6

10. Chasers (Posts: 21; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


I must have this as my next phone!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:45

11. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


wish many of these features where included into other non note devices and we could buy this pen in a store.... or maybe its just me...

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:46 5

12. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


I was saving for a galaxy S3 but if this comes to verizon I might go for it. I thought the S pen was kinda gimmicky before but on the note 2 it actually seems like something i'd use.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:50 6

13. Aeires (unregistered)


Suddenly pen inputs don't seem so bad anymore. Awesome features, the hover idea is outstanding way to get information.

Patent it!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:07 6

14. weinerslav (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


I don't even like samsung that much but suddenly all other phones in the world really started to look very crappy...

Airview and 1024 pressure levels? Give me 2 in each color! Why isn't this in every smartphone already?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:39 4

15. The_Innovation (Posts: 538; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Damn, now this is innovation. Apple should take lessons.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 16:14 2

16. SleepingOz (unregistered)


MY NEXT PHONE!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 17:17 1

17. Jphones (Posts: 233; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


take Notes apple can't sue them this time. just can ihate on it

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 18:42 3

21. henrickrw (Posts: 403; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


This is a wonderful Handeset. Common Apple.. Sue us again you bitches..!!!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 21:57

23. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Haha +1 Bro :)

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 22:49

27. Quezdagreat (Posts: 411; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


oh do you actually work for Samsung? lmao

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 07:15

35. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Nah, just like the logo ;)

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 04:50 1

29. marekzy (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


I love my note 1

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 06:52 1

32. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)


I was one of the first adapters of the galaxy note 1. had this phablet since January 2012. I was the first to write Samsung back then that I loved this note and wish the battery was 3000 mAh or more and a larger screen but no more than 5.5 inch would be perfect but keep in mind to reduce the weight or at least keep the same weight and less bazel. I pledged Samsung to buy it if they do that. Now they did but what really disappoint me was changing aspect ratio from 16:10 to 16:9. it's not a bad thing for some users but for me I was expecting the new note 2 will just be larger in width and length but this new note was only larger in legnth and less in width to look like stretched GS3. still it is not a bad thing for some users but for me I pass and will keep my old note. Otherwise this phone is great and loaded with new features and If I didn't own the note 1 then I will definitely buy a note but again it will be hard to choose from note 1 or 2 due to screen ratio that the new note 2 I didn't like. But that is my opinion. for now will keep my old note 1. I might add to my inventory wp8 either Samsung but I will wait to see what Nokia has to offer and no I never and will never buy apple iphone. Apple products is not on my shopping list.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 07:18

37. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


I love how you say "and no I never and will never buy apple iphone. Apple products is not on my shopping list." +1. You are a very smart buyer for electronics :))

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 09:15

40. alexanderOmar (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


my s3 got higher score in this benchmark !

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