Samsung GALAXY Note II Verizon User Reviews
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Larry_ThaGr81 posted on
The smartphone without equal
Larry_ThaGr81 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This is hands down the best phone I've ever owned. I've owned the Original Droid, Droid X, Droid 3, HTC Thunderbolt and HTC Rezound. From my history of phones you can tell that they usually don't last long, but this phone is damn near perfect and I anticipate it lasting me until the Note IV comes out.Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 10/10
- Outdoor visibility
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Waffleny posted on 17 Feb 2013, 19:20
Words can't describe....
Waffleny has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I switched from Sprint *gag* to Verizon less than a month ago, chiefly for the sake of coverage (lived on a Sprint dead zone.... I now get 4G LTE+ with Verizon). When it came down to choice of device, I wasn't decided as I walked in the door. I was considering the very popular mobile titan that is the Galaxy S III, but after seeing all the other fancy and shiny choices, I was at a crossroads. Eventually, I made my way to the Samsung section, and saw the gorgeous Note II. The only thing I disliked about the S III was its shape, that ugly ovular pebble like build. As soon as I saw the rounded rectangle design of the Note II in person I fell in love. After playing with its glam features on the display model for 5 minutes, I really had my mind made up. Oh and I don't really have much to say about the S-pen. It's very useful for creating long messages using swype typing. It provides superior control for drawing, which is complimented by the awesome screen. It can be used in most stock applications, and proves to be a handy luxury at trying moments. I bought it with a 2 year contract, and also purchased an otter-box case, seeing as it was as thin as 4 sheets of stacked construction paper, and I don't trust myself haha. I just... I really can't tell you how great this phone is. Really. I've owned a few Motorola Androids, the HTC EVO 3D, and a slurry of pre-droid feature phones. Mark my words, nothing has come close to the indescribable quality of this phone. It will forever have a special...Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Everything. Really, everything
- future proof
- nearly flawless
- can't put it down :/
prettysenshi posted on 01 Feb 2013, 17:19
prettysenshi has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I had really high hopes for this phone. I did, and I was extremely excited to purchase this phone, but I was extremely disappointed. The first Note that I had, there was some sort of distortion regarding whenever the other person spoke on the phone, which would quit as soon as they stopped talking. Took it back in and exchanged it out, new one is even worse than the previous one.
The second thing is the multi-window (multi-task) and how each carrier can limit and choose the apps they display on it. Not too through, especially when there are only 5-6 apps that work, even though certain apps like facebook have it already built in. You can't drag and drop it into the multiwindow bar. Tightly sealed off with Verizon and each carrier.
The deal breaker that is making me return it permanently is the camera. I had high hopes with everything. Needless to say, the camera is cruddy and even in good lightening the pictures come out blurry and pixilated/grainy. And before anyone asks, I have changed the settings dozens of time, tried third-party camera apps and nothing will work simply because it's the hardware itself. I think Samsung had a good idea of what people wanted, but poorly executed it. I previously had a Droid X (which was stolen) and loved the quality of everything, the phone, and the camera. Only downside was it was 3G. Upgraded to the Droid Razr, pretty good phone, ended up trading it for the iPhone 4 which I ended up cracking the screen and replaced it with the Note 2, which...Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 4/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 1/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 5/10Text input 6/10Display 6/10Battery 7/10
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parnav posted on 01 Feb 2013, 02:43
parnav has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Superb phone...... must use it! this devices quenches the thirst smartphone and tablet.....
Samsung as we all know produces auspicious technologies and mind freaking gadgets
Smartphone that makes it useful in every aspects and tastes..... so dude make ur way to this smartphone!Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 7/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Amazing phone to serve all purposes
- no cons atleast for me
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PhoneUser posted on 18 Jan 2013, 18:06
Best Phone EVER!!!
PhoneUser has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I have yet to find anything wrong with this phone. I was worried that the size was going to be a problem but after 2 days i got used to the phone and now every other "regular' size phones looks and feels tiny in my hands.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
corymcnutt posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:26
Best Phone I Have Ever Owned!
corymcnutt has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
The Note 2 is absolutely a dream phone - large screen, good battery life, S-Pen for Note taking and drawing, Great Camera, nice software package, good reception and sound. It is the FASTEST and smoothest phone out there. If the size does not bother you, this is THE phone to own.Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 10/10
- Large Screen
- Great Battery Life
- S-Pen is awesome
- A true Phablet!
- Better outdoor viewing.
AbsoluteDude posted on 02 Jan 2013, 06:00
Best Phone I've Ever Had!
AbsoluteDude has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I have Blackberrys, went to Android, then to Apple, and then back to Android and with this phone I'll never leave Android ever again! Absolutely love this phone! The Screen is huge and amazing and the battery life is awesome. Believe me, this phone is super fast with no lag at all. The stylus is flawless and responsive. The camera quality is clear and shoots quick. Call quality is clear and the internet speeds out does all the phones I've ever owned. Get this phone, its light and durable and you will not be disappointed.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Huge Clear Screen
- Great Battery Life
- Awesome Camera and Video
- Call Quality is Clear
- NIce UI
- Stylus is Accurate and Responsive
- Great Multi-tasking Speed
- Sturdy and Durable
- Haven't Found One.
nopayne posted on 02 Jan 2013, 04:25
nopayne has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I think this is by far the best device on the market right now. Everything works so smooth and a big pretty display makes it easy to see and use, 5.5" makes it really easy for me then you have 1 handed option can't get any betterBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- its all positive
- can't find any