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Samsung GALAXY Note II T-Mobile

Announced
Sep 19, 2012
Market status
Released
Release date
Oct 24, 2012

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

  • Big display (5.5 inches)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (via microUSB)

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (265 ppi)

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Description

The Samsung Galaxy Note II for T-Mobile is a blend between a smartphone and a tablet as it sports a humongous 5.5-inch touchscreen with resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels. Just as impressive is the 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor that the device has been equipped with. For capturing those special moments there is an 8-megapixel camera on the handset's back, and a 1.9-megapixel cam on its front enables video chats. With a 3,100mAh battery, the Galaxy Note II should be well capable of lasting through a day of moderate to heavy usage. The smartphone is meant to fly on T-Mobile's HSPA+ network at up to 42Mbps.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.1)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.94 x 3.16 x 0.37 inches (151 x 80 x 9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 6.34 oz (180 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Features:
    • Stylus
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
  • Colors:
    • Gray, White

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 5.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 265 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 70.12 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Popup8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Smile detection, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, Panorama, Scenes
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.9 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

      • Exynos 4 Quad
    • Model:
      • 4412
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
  • Graphics processor:
      • ARM Mali-400 MP4
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel)
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 3100 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion
  • Wireless charging:
    • Optional
  • Talk time:
    • 15.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (881 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.0 days (288 hours)
      the average is 16 days (379 h)

MultimediaPopup

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, WMV, Flash Video, MKV
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
    • supports:
      • HTML, HTML5
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE, GPRS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • PopupUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • PopupCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, Notes
  • Messaging:
    • PopupSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
    • Popup
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk, ChatON
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
    • Wi-Fi Direct:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • HDMI:
      • via microUSB
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • NFC, DLNA, MHL, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 19 Sep 2012

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 28 Sep 2012
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSGHT889 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.25 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.53 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.53 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.16 W/kg
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This device is also known as Samsung SGH-T889, Samsung T889


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