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Samsung GALAXY Note II Featured in Best Multimedia

Announced
Aug 29, 2012
Market status
Released
Release date
Sep 27, 2012

Pros

  • Big display (5.5 inches)
  • High-resolution display (720 x 1280 pixels)
  • Quad core processor
  • Lots of RAM (2048 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (via microUSB)

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (265 ppi)

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Description

Samsung Galaxy Note II sports a slightly bigger, 5.5-inch display, a quad-core processor that gets rid of the slight lag in the original Note, and best of all Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right out of the box. The Galaxy Note II is armed with a brighter and larger 5.5” HD Super AMOLED display with resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. While this means that pixel density will be slightly lower compared to the original Note, in reality, the image quality shouldn't suffer any losses, as this screen used the standard RGB matrix, instead of PenTile, which means more subpixels, and ultimately – clarity. The bezel is slimmer, so despite the increase in screen size overall the device is not bigger. Powered by the same Samsung Exynos 4412 quad-core processor that's also found in the Galaxy S III, but clocked up, to the whopping 1.6GHz, the Note II will have no trouble running any application you can think of. The G Note II features an 8-megapixel back-side illuminated (BSI) rear camera and a 1.9-megapixel BSI front shooter. The Samsung Galaxy Note II will ship in three versions - a 16GB, 32GB and 64GB ones, with memory expandable via up to 64GB microSD cards making it possible to have as much as 128GB storage. The second-gen Note is coming with a humongous 3,100mAh battery that should get you through the day.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.4.2, 4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1) TouchWiz 4.0 UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.94 x 3.17 x 0.37 inches (151 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 6.44 oz (182 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Displaybenchmark

  • 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:
    • 69.90 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • PopupBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Smile detection, Burst mode, Panorama, Scenes
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video light
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.9 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • 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.

    • Samsung Exynos 4 (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 (Quad-Core)
  • 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
  • Built-in storage:
    • 64 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Talk time:
    • 35.00 hours
      the average is 11 h (671 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 40.8 days (980 hours)
      the average is 20 days (478 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 16.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (906 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 37.1 days (890 hours)
      the average is 23 days (556 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 3100 mAh
  • Wireless charging:
    • Optional

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • 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.

    • A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • via microUSB
  • Other:
    • NFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, MirrorLink

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 29 Aug 2012

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung N7100


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung GALAXY Note II

(HSPA+ only version)
Differences:
  • Data:
    • HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Samsung GALAXY Note II 32GB


Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB

Samsung GALAXY Note II 16GB


Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

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