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Samsung unveils Galaxy Note II: 5.5-inch HD screen, quad-core, Jelly Bean on board

0. phoneArena 29 Aug 2012, 12:33 posted on

After lots and lots of leaks and rumors, Samsung has finally made the Galaxy Note II official. The new Note “phablet” is exactly what we thought it would be and…

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posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:34 13

1. redmd (Posts: 1298; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


again, it's decent but I'm disappointed, truly.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:35 17

3. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Why? Lol.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:42 20

12. redsox420 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


You must like the iphoney then! This is going to be the flagship of Sammy.. This is impressive. Whats not to like?

If this doesn't satisfy you, then make your own phone

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:44 9

15. frydaexiii (Posts: 1464; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


For a device with almost everything maxed out, there's not much you can do. If the screen were any larger, it'd be a tablet. The only thing would be the camera, which I supposed Samsung has not found a way to make Zero-shutter lag work with 12 megapixels yet and the screen, then again 1080P would be pure overkill.

Memory, available in 64GB, maxed. RAM, 2GB highest for any phone, and all it would probably need.
Processor, Quad-core exynos, best there is.

I don't see how else they could have improved it

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:47 8

20. redmd (Posts: 1298; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


For Note I users like me, it's a meh. For the rest, this should be a wow!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:50 3

22. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 393; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


i am dissapointed due to resolution 720 x 1280 .why can't sammy break the resolution wall of 720 x 1280.sammy is first in breaking specs record.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:51 7

23. e.wvu (unregistered)


So what did you want? You need to explain yourself.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:00 4

36. Commentator (Posts: 3711; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


At least it's non-pentile. It is weird that they dropped down from 800x1280 though. Density won't be all that impressive.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:00 10

37. remixfa (Posts: 14477; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if your a note user, this isnt meant for you.. the note3 will be meant for you. this is to "wow" people on the fence.

big ass battery, i wonder if thats purely to compensate for the OC exynos, or if it will actually last a long time.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:00 6

38. korean411 (Posts: 85; Member since: 04 May 2009)


true very true any bigger it will become a tablet. and well no company i heard of found a way to make a pure zero shutter lag work on 12mp and beyond in phones

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:01 1

39. remixfa (Posts: 14477; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


they made it a lil thinner to make it more handle-able, did they not? besides, now its in more of a "standard" resolution and in RGB so a lot of complaints should be gone.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:05

40. korean411 (Posts: 85; Member since: 04 May 2009)


at first when i read the review it was weird good thing is that they have a 16:9 display which is a plus for them and they aren't using a pentile but RGB matrix and considering this preview says they are using super amoled plus. the only question i have is since samsung just did an lte with quad core device will it be like that with the states for me i really hope so.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:16 3

44. hobble (Posts: 130; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


As a note owner, I'm thrilled. I plan on trading mine ASAP

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:18 8

45. redmd (Posts: 1298; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


iPhone? of all? I'm disappointed but I'm still gonna replace my Note I with Note II.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:18 8

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


Because he is a USELESS iphone user. If he thinks he's disappointed today wait till September 12th. That will be '' MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT''

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:23 2

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


quality is more important than the specs......

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:24 1

49. remixfa (Posts: 14477; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


we've all got our fingers crossed. If not, it should come with AT LEAST the Krait pro, if not the krait quad. A heck of a lot better than the regular Krait at least.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:27 1

53. remixfa (Posts: 14477; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


and there is zero reason to go above 720p at mobile screen size. Your eyes wont notice the difference, its pretty impossible, and you will hog tons and tons more of resources.

Maybe when the E5 quad comes out, just because it will have crazed amounts of power, but still, there will be no need. Tablets.....eeehhh. .maybe.. phones.. not so much.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:41

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


actually, the galaxy note 2 is huge, but its still intended to be used as a phone, so a 300ppi density would have been better,but this is the first time that samsung has come out of the pentile matrix display, so they need some time to improve....but the display would be better than the galaxy s3's display because finally, samsung finally throws out the useless pentile matrix display, the build quality should have been improved......anyways, its a good device but i think it would be quite expensive

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:44 1

59. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2285; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


As a note 1 user,, I kinda feel like "meh" put W8 on it ;-)

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:48 3

60. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


So far this is the phone I am going to buy. The original Note has a VERY nice root community so the Note II will not fare any different.

All I have to do is wait to see what the new Nexus' will be like & then I will buy my next phone. So far this Galaxy Note II is EPIC & is clearly in the lead for my good old Benjamins. lol

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:53

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


yes,the note 2 has a lot, but why should we bring the apple vs samsung battle into this....he could also be a nokia or a bb user.....apple has specs that are optimized for apple hardware and ios, so it can do any task very well with what it has and its gpu rocks....so, in other words, we can say "to each, his own"
the note 2 is pretty impressive, i don't understand why he wants more, the display is good, the specs are more than enough...so we can say....the note 2 is a good device, it is the best phablet in the world today.........samsung continues to impress

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:05 2

65. remixfa (Posts: 14477; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


wait a second.. after all that Krait defending your going for an exynos quad!?!? lol.

70% chance it will end up being a krait in america anways, unless they got a real LTE solution. hopefully its the pro at least.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:06

66. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


If you expected anything more than a larger, slightly updated SG3 then you were bound to be disappointed. This New version of the Note is very satisfactory. Frankly, I don't know what all the hype is about. The notes just a big Samsung Galaxy.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:36 3

71. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Well I really like the 5.5 inch Super AMOLED+ display. I am really looking at the size more than anything. Well if the rumored 5.3" plus screen does come with a quad-core S4 Pro then we can talk.

All I know is the Galaxy Note II was just announced. If they announce a quad-core S4 Pro phone with a screen 5.3" or larger than I WILL check it out.

Right now I can only go with what is announced. I really want to see what Google has up it's sleeve with the Nexus'.

I mean we all know the quad-core 1.7GHz Krait S4 Pro with Adreno 320 is way better than the overclocked quad-core 1.6GHz E4 on the new Galaxy Note II.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:38 1

73. korean411 (Posts: 85; Member since: 04 May 2009)


hope so cause in the gs3 the quad core processor and lte radio was separately integrated meaning the quad core processor had it is own space and the lte radio had it own space in simple terms but i am sure this is the year we will see quad with lte cause if uk and europe has it then we should get it as well since europe and uk don't really have an 4g lte and we do

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:40

74. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I really would love to see a quad-core Krait S4 Pro in the U.S. Galaxy Note II but I don't think that will happen. They would have announced that in their Unpacking Event.

One can only hope! :-)

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:02 16

76. MARKSPEAR77 (Posts: 40; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


obiously ifans, lol....

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:17 1

77. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1542; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Well, the S4 Pro quad cores don´t have the baseband chip with LTE integrated. So what would be the reason to change the chip then? (from Samsung perspective, not yours).
So the better you can hope for is the S4 Pro MSM8960T, that even if it´s a dual core is Krait and has Adreno 320.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:50 9

81. The_Godfather (Posts: 195; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Simply speechless and wow Sammy has done it again....Our new monster is enough to shut the mouths of all haters.

Love you Sammy just going to do a pre - order for my Note 2..!!

Aweosmenessssssssssssssssss!!!!!!

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