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Samsung Galaxy Note II is here – do you like it?

0. phoneArena 29 Aug 2012, 14:55 posted on

To the surprise of no one, the Samsung Galaxy Note II was officially unveiled during the Unpacked event hosted by the Korean company in Berlin. It is exactly what we were expecting it to be, namely a bigger, better, and more capable Galaxy Note, equipped with an improved S Pen and loaded with useful software features. At 5.5 inches, its screen is bigger than the one on its predecessor and should be even sharper since it uses a standard RGB pixel arrangement. The processor has also been upgraded to a quad-core Exynos 4412, which is the exact same piece of silicon that ticks inside the Galaxy S III, but runs faster at 1.6GHz...

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posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:02 1

1. hateftotti (Posts: 202; Member since: 03 May 2011)


I will buy it and enjoy it till some of these cool features come to Galaxy S IV with A15 processor and newer display;)

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:03 6

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


Meh... Good phones but semi tablet? Just meh...

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:12 14

7. Wildmanfan (Posts: 238; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


I expect an answer like that from an Asian chick. It's typical. Nothing is ever good enough for you.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:36 3

16. wendygarett (unregistered)


The big phone make someone no self-confidence... Which means it is suitable for geeks...

I'm confident enough to take the tiny phone :b

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 18:07 1

40. joey_sfb (Posts: 6004; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Type of phones the person use has nothing to do with a person self-confidence if it does that person has a very low self-esteem.

I do see quite a number of man and women using the Note I in my office so its not a geek phone either.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 16:51 6

37. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


You must've missed the whole ely tran thing. Not her real picture. If it's a her...

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 17:05

39. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


lol i saw that

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:52

45. MeoCao (unregistered)


Haha, not every Asian is that choosy.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 07:22

55. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Big phones make up for tiny genitalia lol

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:35

15. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Is that really you on that pic?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:39 9

18. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 242; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


LOL that's elly chan in the pic.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:54 1

46. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I agree kinda.

I tried a GS3 and its pushing it for size for me. The Note 2 would be too big for a phone for me. I think I will try to stay in the 4.3 range.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:04 17

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


This is a wonderful device. 5.5" Super AMOLED+ screen is INSANE. 1.6GHz quad-core is super POWERFUL. 2GB of RAM is beastly. The new S-Pen is WAY better than the old one on the Galaxy Note. The BEEFY 3100 mAH battery is such a HUGE plus. And the kicker Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean is the icing on the cake.

This is in so many ways BETTER than the original Galaxy Note. I mean why would anyone be disappointed. What they want the Note II to transform & cook them some breakfast. Or maybe give them a warm oil massage. People get real!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:38 3

17. wendygarett (unregistered)


Is not disappoint... It just that it can't give 'wow' to us tho...

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:48 2

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


yo, im am down for the phone that cooks and "massages" just saying. lol

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 16:19

30. D3VR04 (Posts: 34; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)


Is Nick T, sure it's Super AMOLED+?! If it is AND hits the U.S with quadcore, I'll be the Happiest Man Ever... well that is until the lg optimus G ever hits the U.S specs in tact lol

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 16:52

38. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Icing on the cake has got to be the lack of pentile. Huge improvement.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 21:24

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


yeah... lower resolution and crappier aspect ratio = lower ppi

no thanks!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 22:01

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


RGB, not Pentile.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:05 2

4. Aeires (unregistered)


Option 5: really like it but I'll stick with my current phone (GSM GNex).

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 16:07

24. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 489; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


Saying the same thing here

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:07

5. Trollonka_KeKe_Jackson (Posts: 14; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


I think we expect to much. We need to give companies slack. Expect the iPhone 5 to disappoint. I actually expected worse but was surprised in the end. I will still buy this phone.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:11 2

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


i believe that a phablet should be able to run both the phone and the tablet apps because its intended to be a phone and a tablet, until then, its too big for a phone and too small for a tablet......to be honest,its a huge phone......

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:14

8. SGSatlantis (Posts: 226; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


I wish all phones shipped with 3000mAh+ batteries instead of getting uncomfortably thinner and thinner. The iPod Touch latterly hurts my hands after 15min of gaming. Also Sasmsung please put Android in the ATIV S metal body, sick of looking at the Wave and WP phones and felling like a second class citizen.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:20 2

10. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Metal is know to diminish cell & Wi-Fi reception. Plastics is the best with reception in 3G, 4G, & Wi-Fi.

Metal does look nice but it hurts functionality. I am willing to bet that the plastic Windows Phone 8's will have better reception that the metal ones overall.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:48

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


actually, the reception issues can be avoided.....there is no problem with wifi on the ipod touch, there isn't any wifi, 3g or 4g reception problem in the ipad........the iphone 4s has two antennas and the structure can be used as an antenna itself
so after looking at these devices, i don't think that the ativ should have any reception problems.....so if they can make it for the windows phones then they can also make it for the galaxy phones, if samsung is unable to do that, then they should make unibody galaxy phones

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:27

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


i love the design of the ipod touch 4g.....its great in every aspect
i want samsung to make devices as thin as the ipod touch 4g.......
yes, the ativ has good looks and it also has a huge battery......samsung has done a good job........samsung's windows phones always have better build quality than the samsung android phones.....maybe thats because they are on top of the android market so they can afford to make more money by compromising with the build quality...........a metallic galaxy s4 would be great

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:19 1

9. nicholassss (Posts: 368; Member since: 10 May 2012)


If it drops on verizon i'll get it. I was saving for the s3 but took so long to save up I might as well get this, or more realistically whatever is even better than this in 2 months time.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:26 1

11. Wildmanfan (Posts: 238; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


I'm praying that Screwizon does not get it. Only AT&T because apparently Screwizon customers will get the Optimus Vu. The problem is, the company doesn't know how to make their customers happy.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:35 1

14. nicholassss (Posts: 368; Member since: 10 May 2012)


I would rather eat a galaxy note two than live with the ugliness of the Vu

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