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Samsung GALAXY Note II User Reviews

9.3 Based on 48 Reviews

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Internet9.5/10
Call quality9.4/10
Battery9.3/10
Reception9.4/10
Display9.4/10
Build quality8.7/10
Text input9.1/10
Everyday usage9.2/10
UI speed9.2/10
Camera9.2/10
Multimedia9.4/10

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thestonost
posted on 17 Mar 2014, 13:21 (Posts: 0; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)

10

Awesome phone

thestonost has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

i have always hated big phones, but this one is one of the best smartphones ever,even in 2014, i cant see any large differences between it and the note 3 and s4 with my mother, also it can be operated by one hand, and it fits in the pocket!

Build quality 9/10 although it is made of plastic, it's hardware looks good, it is slim and tall, and i had no problems as it has no scratches or breaks, i have the titanium gray one and it looks awesome :D
Reception 10/10 perfect
Call quality 10/10 it has nice speakers and microphones
Internet 9/10 pretty fast.
Multimedia 9/10 stereo speakers and many sound options helps it to deliver a clear sound
Camera 9/10 it's good, but still, they must decrease this shutter lag, and that exists in every samsung smartphone.
UI speed 10/10 it never freezed for me, it loads like a rocket! and i have to say that the low ppi of the screen gives it the advantage as it doesnt freeze.
Everyday usage 10/10 the smartphone itself is perfect for everyday usage and can bear more than any other phone in hard usage like gaming, about interface, i honestly dont like android, but it is not that bad, you can use launchers like aviate.
Text input 10/10 the best text input ever
Display 9/10 well, any amoled screen faces problems in the sunlight, but this phone is special, with 5.5 inch display and its nice resolution,it is awesome in playing videos and img quality, i didnt face any problems with its touch, it's so responsive too,but the screen gets dirty too fast :p
Battery 10/10 awesome battery, it lasts for 2 days with max screen brightness,and without power saving mode, keep the power saving mode in consideration which is extremely effective

Pros

  • nice display
  • extremely fast
  • looks nice
  • S-pen features
  • although it's big, it fits in the pocket
  • a fine camera
  • enormous battery power and memory
  • clean interface

Cons

  • large in size, some people dont like this
  • complex to use if the user has no experience with android, s-pen needs practice too

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A.Shaarawy
posted on 07 Mar 2014, 02:56 (Posts: 0; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)

10

best of the best

A.Shaarawy has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

this phone is the best mobile ever ... only note 3 is better .... and if we compare prices note 2 will lead also ....
better than iphone 5s ... better than xperia ... better than every single mobo on earth

Build quality 9/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

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nick1324
posted on 16 Feb 2014, 09:43 (Posts: 0; Member since: 16 Feb 2014)

10

A great phone

nick1324 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

The phone deserve 100000000000000000000000000000000/10 it is awesome at every single thing the display is awesome the phone is fast like hell and very smooth to use the camera is amazingly good and the speakers are loud

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • Everything

Cons

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Krieg_30
posted on 17 Dec 2013, 14:23 (Posts: 0; Member since: 17 Dec 2013)

10

Big, powerful and gorgeous, what more could you want?

Krieg_30 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

Runs like a dream, with android 4.3 flashed and running Nova launcher over touchwiz, delete carrier apps with titanium backup and get some memory freed up, saying that, RAM usage rarely goes over 1.3GB's, so plenty more to fill up that 2GB, camera is top notch as is battery life, can't ask for a more powerful machine :-)

Build quality 9/10 Despite many people faulting samsung here, i find this quite good, no squeaky plastic, tough and durable (Dropped it twice,once flat on its screen, without a case, and not a scratch)
Reception 9/10 Maybe not just as good as my iPhone but definitely as good as all the rest
Call quality 9/10 As loud and clear as you could ever want a smartphone to be
Internet 10/10 I use dolphin browser as it still supports flash, but the built in browser is a match for chrome, even excelling in certain areas. Dolphin is the top browser hands down. P.s enable full screen mode :-)
Multimedia 10/10 Watching videos and viewing images is a dream on this dispay
Camera 10/10 Camera quality is very good, I'm not fond of the camera UI though, the camera's low light mode for use in dark environments is unbelievable, by far the best I've seen on any smartphone, bar the newer galaxies :-)
UI speed 10/10 As everyone else states, Touchwiz UI is crappy and laggy, however after updating to Android v4.3, everything is super smooth and now has no lag whatsoever, I also run Nova launcher on top of touchwiz just because I prefer its layout and customisation, its a perfect combo
Everyday usage 10/10 Seems like a Goliath at first, but soon get used to the size, cant imagine every downsizing now, everything else feels too small
Text input 10/10 Super easy with the large display, people with small hands may struggle, luckily sammy gave the option to shrink the keyboard to either the left or right side of the display making it much easier
Display 9/10 Exceptional display, very clear and crisp, just not as sharp as the newer 1080p displays, perfect colour reproduction, none of that boring washed out iPhone stuff
Battery 10/10 Unbelievable battery life, a full charge will easily get over a days use of internet browsing, calling and texting, etc...

Pros

  • Epic low light camera mode
  • High quality & loud speakers
  • Day & a half battery life
  • Screen is gorgeous
  • NFC, Blutooth, S beam
  • Expandable up to 64GB
  • Samsung Smart features
  • Notification light
  • Dedicated number row on keyboard
  • S pen is very useful, especially note popup when pen is detatched

Cons

  • Don't like camera UI
  • Need's dedicated camera shutter button
  • Comes full of bloatware (what doesn't)

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milank115
posted on 19 Nov 2013, 10:20 (Posts: 0; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)

3

note 2

milank115 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

okay phone for the high price, older version of android (4.1), cheap samsung design, too big, too heavy not practical ,by adding few more bugs you can buy much better phones,don't bye it................................................​...

Build quality 2/10
Reception 5/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 4/10
Multimedia 4/10
Camera 6/10
UI speed 3/10
Everyday usage 2/10
Text input 3/10
Display 6/10
Battery 5/10

Pros

  • good screen
  • fair camara

Cons

  • too big
  • heavy
  • bit laggy

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Ishmeet
posted on 08 Nov 2013, 02:37 (Posts: 66; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)

7

Good overall, But needs improvement in many places.

Ishmeet has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

Having had it for an year, this phone definitely feels good with its large screen and good battery backup. However when connected to wifi or mobile network, battery drain is noticeable. Also speaker volume is quite low compared to what is offered by the competition. The camera could also use some more fine tuning.

Build quality 7/10 Could have been a little bit less glossy to make a better grip.
Reception 8/10 Overall excellent, signal quality sometimes may drop in some areas.
Call quality 8/10 Excellent sound and reception, but speaker needs to be louder.
Internet 7/10 Consumes a high amount of battery and cpu resources in background when browsing.
Multimedia 6/10 Best screen size and quality to enjoy movies and also good quality sound with headphones plugged in. However the main speaker could use some more loudness.
Camera 8/10 Good overall, but may oversharpen colors occasionally and need better performance for low light conditions.
UI speed 4/10 Smooth at first, but shadowing of text is persistent when scrolling and sometimes apps take a bit of time to launch.
Everyday usage 8/10 Good battery backup and everything that may be needed for everyday use.
Text input 8/10 Easy on the big screen, but the keys are too small and stuck together which occasionally results in v or b instead of space and backspace instead of m.
Display 9/10 Good display quality, but could use better outdoor visiblity.
Battery 8/10 Good overall, but needs better standby when connected over networks or wi-fi.

Pros

  • Large Screen
  • Good battery backup
  • Good camera
  • S-pen input
  • Fast
  • Lots of ram

Cons

  • Speaker volume is a bit low
  • below par low light performance of camera
  • Ui is a bit laggy and inconsistent

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slavytodorov
posted on 17 Oct 2013, 11:06 (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

8

Still a solid performer

slavytodorov has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

Already starting to show its age. No major updates so far. Becomes laggy over time. Easily scratchable back. Great camera, even for today's standards. Needs some new features in order not to be too far behind the competition. Otherwise a nice smartphone.

Build quality 7/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 8/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 7/10
Everyday usage 9/10
Text input 8/10
Display 6/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • Great battery life
  • Good camera
  • Great sound

Cons

  • Not fast enough
  • Resolution could've been a bit higher

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sahil2589
posted on 12 Oct 2013, 11:56 (Posts: 0; Member since: 12 Oct 2013)

10

great phone

sahil2589 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

best phone ever used ... best battery life evr... best picture quality.. best for heavy gamers, it is a beast, just wished if there could be a better back panel.............................................​.................

Build quality 9/10 phone seems to be scratch prone
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10 wonderful huge browser
Multimedia 9/10 headsphone quality could be better
Camera 10/10 one of the best camera phones
UI speed 10/10 never lagged in heavy 7 months of usage
Everyday usage 10/10 using it with a 64 gb card ... and just having 4 gb free still going strong no lags no freeze
Text input 10/10 hege screen helps for a bettr text use
Display 10/10 one of the best things abt the phone the super amoled
Battery 10/10 one charge 2 days ... excellent

Pros

  • one of the best phones

Cons

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bobczan
posted on 07 Oct 2013, 04:41 (Posts: 0; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)

9

One of the best smartphones i ever had

bobczan has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

One of the best smartphones i ever had. Good primary Note successor. Software could be more polished, because is lacking. Hardware is powerfull and enough to everyday usege. Built quality - definite minus.

Build quality 5/10 Verry scratchy body. Worst part of this phone. Not usable without case :(
Reception 10/10
Call quality 8/10 May be better, but is good
Internet 10/10 Verry fast and readable
Multimedia 10/10 Entirety plus S-Pen... What more?
Camera 9/10 Verry good pictures quality. Camera software ok.
UI speed 8/10 Fast as hell :), but may be better
Everyday usage 9/10 Verry powerfull and good phone. My laptop is destroyed :)
Text input 10/10 Big screen, zero problems and obstacles during text input. One word "pleasure"
Display 9/10 One defect now - lack FullHD
Battery 9/10 2 days at one charging :) good score

Pros

  • Big and good quality screen
  • Powerful and enough hardware

Cons

  • Build quality - defeat
  • Little bit heavy
  • Software can be better

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makzngalas24
posted on 10 Sep 2013, 01:20 (Posts: 0; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)

10

Better late than never

makzngalas24 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is perfect for me, even though the Note 3 was just recently announced and will be released soon, for me, the Note 2 is perfect for my everyday needs, games, watching movies, play music, browse the internet, etc... For those who wants to buy a Note phablet, if budget-wise, go for Note 2 now since the price will decrease thanks to Note 3.

Build quality 9/10 The build quality is good
Reception 10/10 excellent reception
Call quality 10/10 very good call quality, it will depends on the network provider
Internet 10/10 fast internet, haven't tried mobile data though
Multimedia 9/10 almost all videos played except for one
Camera 10/10 very good camera
UI speed 10/10 project butter does it well
Everyday usage 10/10 I use it everyday
Text input 10/10 even though it's a big screen, it can be easily manage
Display 10/10 very good display
Battery 10/10 excellent battery life

Pros

  • Excellent Battery life
  • Very good call and audio quality
  • Very good camera
  • S-Pen rocks

Cons

  • Gallery seems slow at some time

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breathlesstao
posted on 03 Aug 2013, 00:50 (Posts: 66; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)

10

Absolutely perfect.

breathlesstao has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

However people and site reviews whine about plastic, I fail to see how it's any worse than metal or glass. This phone is perfect as it is. On paper, the size seems scary, but it's actually really great in the hand, thanks to its proportions. I've more than 150 apps installed and I've yet to come across any kind of sluggishness or issues. It's blazing fast, no matter what I do - I completely got off even going to the recent apps list. Huge battery which does last a full day, thanks to some awesome optimisations, even with watching videos and being online all the time; huge display that's joy to browse or watch videos on and really not any worse than its 1080p relatives; myriad of settings that really lets you customise everything; the S Pen is truly not just a gimmick, it's surprisingly fast and precise; the speaker and overall audio quality are really great and clear; camera is more than enough for any everyday photographer out there with its also countless settings. My only issue is the virtual keyboard: with as much customisation as there is, they somehow forgot themes here; the extra row for numbers is great, but there's no secondary keys feature for easy symbol input; actual auto-correction seems to be amiss (I have to tap on the offered highlighted version of whatever I typed in to be applied, as opposed to tapping space doing the trick); multiple languages makes you manually switch between them every time instead of automatically utilising all selected languages. That said...  

Build quality 10/10 Despite being all plastic, it's very solid and put together perfectly. No creaking, no light leakage, no openings anywhere they shouldn't be.
Reception 10/10 It has no problem picking up the HSPA+ signal even underground and I've yet to find a place where it would not be able to connect to the network.
Call quality 10/10 Clear, loud on both ends, no problem with understanding the caller or being understood by them.
Internet 10/10 This model might not have LTE, but it's still more than fast enough for whatever there is to be done on the internet - whether we're talking about network speed or processing power.
Multimedia 10/10 Proper 720p display, loud and clear audio: this device is built for multimedia consumption. And creation too, apparently, with the S Pen and all the apps for drawing, photo and video editing. It feels natural and easy to do any of these.
Camera 10/10 While 8MP sounds fairly average nowadays, I believe it's more than enough, especially for the everyday user which is the majority anyhow. Shots may not be perfect, but there's nothing ruining them either; video quality is great as well. And with all the settings available, there really is no reason not to like the camera.
UI speed 10/10 With more than 150 apps installed, all 7 homescreens (and buddy pages) set up and customised, everything that needs it enabled to sync in the background all the time - I'm still not experiencing slowdowns. Even when I'm juggling through Tumblr, Chrome, Skype and even YouTube at times.
Everyday usage 10/10 No matter what needs to be done because this phone has it covered. And if not, just download the appropriate app and it'll be a joy to use. It might indeed be too big for some people, but I doubt even they would argue it's actually comfortable to use (again, thanks to its proportions and settings).
Text input 8/10 No keyboard themes, no secondary function for symbols, no actual auto-correction, have to manually switch between input languages.
Display 10/10 Have had my issues AMOLED displays, thanks to PenTile - in the past. However, the Note II's screen doesn't have any of those. Even if 720p on a 5.5" sounds less than adequate nowadays, in reality it isn't. It's sharp, individual pixels aren't visible, colors and contrast are perfect as expected from AMOLED.
Battery 10/10 Even with such a chipset and such a large screen, there's no need to be afraid of the battery failing mid-day. Samsung must have done some pretty amazing tweaking in the background to control power usage.

Pros

  • amazing screen
  • huge battery with great optimisations
  • blazing fast & smooth
  • s pen
  • virtually infinite settings & customisation options
  • great, clear, loud audio

Cons

  • the virtual keyboard could do with some tweaks and additions

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charlesph
posted on 02 Aug 2013, 17:40 (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)

9

All Around Companion

charlesph has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

Almost all apps run smoothly if anything crashes it's the app itself, like twitter, but the phone never slowed down in every scenario, event, task everything, it's great!

Super sturdy build nothing creaks or bends, very nice. Can get the fastest available signal in the area each and every time, usually it's the networks problem. Calls are great not so loud though just right, but hardly make anyway. Super fast internet, if anything it's the carrier. Plays almost all types of media amazing! Camera shoots every scene nicely except some club scenes. Smooth performance but it's kinda having slight unresponsiveness with Minion Rush whenever i get past 60k. Works each and everyday, texts, image editing, uploads, no lapses so nice. Has a superb keyboard, never attempted to change it. Display is power hungry so i zero out the brightness all the time except when i'm out in the sun. Battery last the whole day of medium to heavy usage, only problems is that it takes a while to charge at least around 3.5-4.5 hrs coming from 10% or lower.

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 8/10
UI speed 8/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 9/10
Battery 9/10

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ebubekir26
posted on 26 Jul 2013, 11:08 (Posts: 305; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

10

waiting for the Note III

ebubekir26 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

I'ts just extremely awesome, deserves a very high score,
love the battery life,
I have a custom ROM (Aliance ROM), Android 4.2.2,
you just have to root your Android smartphone to make it even more awesome

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • EXTREME BATTERY LIFE
  • FAST
  • SMOOTH
  • S-PEN

Cons

  • too many haters

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stefix99
posted on 21 Jul 2013, 09:21 (Posts: 0; Member since: 21 Jul 2013)

10

Very Good Phone, impresive screen

stefix99 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

A Very Good Phone, with an impresive screen Very Good for pPeople Who Take notes or use the Phone for work also Good for People Who like to play or draw, even thow it May seem Too big you Will get used to it

Build quality 9/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 9/10

Pros

  • Impresive big screen
  • Realy fast components
  • Intuitive UI
  • Good camera

Cons

  • The back materials are quite scratchable

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strongmanwheat1
posted on 03 Jul 2013, 21:20 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

10

best device I've owned top date

strongmanwheat1 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

It is truly a phablet and will fulfill the functions of both a tablet and cellular phone. It's actually an extraordinary deal when you think about it. If you are searching for a tablet and a phone then you need search no more.

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • huge battery, large display while being able to fit into your pocket, s pen, sd card expandable memory, removable battery.

Cons

  • It can't make you invisible, there are no cons.

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marioesho
posted on 02 Jul 2013, 12:09 (Posts: 0; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)

10

i love this phone is great

marioesho has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

this phone is great battery life is the best display is awsome buld qualty is really good camera is good is FAST i love the speed of this phone is just perfect desighn looks good as well great everyday usage for this phone i really like it is great for bussines all the galaxy phones in my opinion

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

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adrianzka
posted on 01 Jul 2013, 04:37 (Posts: 25; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)

10

Best phone of 2012 and best phablet of all times till note 3

adrianzka has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

Before this, i was using a blackberry. My sister bought a 4s and i used it a few times, it's pretty good. That time i know almost nothing about phone specs and android. I was planning to buy an iphone 5, but my cousin which knows a lot about tech recommends an android instead. I was looking at s3 and note 2. I finally bought this thing on november 2012. To check if my decision is correct i search in tech sites. Now thanks to this phone my knowledge about technology has improved drastically. And till now i haven't regret it. Overall awesome device.

Build quality 10/10 Dropped it from about 4 foot at least 5 times no major damage, just a dent on a corner. I don't really care if it's plastic, but they sure put a good kind.
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10 It is as good as the iphone 5 camera, which honestly is pretty good
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 9/10 Need improvement for outdoor usage.
Battery 10/10 It's larger than xperia zu battery and have a less resolution screen. Long battery life.

Pros

  • S pen is nice to have
  • A great implementation of touchwiz
  • Long battery life
  • No lag while playing heavy games like MC4
  • Great camera

Cons

  • No homescreen rotation

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AliAlawneh
posted on 04 Jun 2013, 11:41 (Posts: 0; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)

10

Awsome smartphone

AliAlawneh has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

Samsung put too many potential in this phone, amazing display, sound, call quality and hardware.
The main drawback is the camera that could be better for a phone as good as this one.
I would have loved to see a metal casing for the note 2 cuz this would make it the best smartphone ever.

Build quality 9/10 It's better if it was metal casing
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 7/10 Average camera
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

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ajrane
posted on 16 May 2013, 07:48 (Posts: 0; Member since: 16 May 2013)

10

Note II - "The Beast"

ajrane has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

One Of its Kind, Throw Any Game, any app at it........Note II will easily nail it........No lag, No carshes, Smooth as silk, A Gigantic 3100 mAh Battery......a complete package......An Awesome camera......Display that relieves the eyes......A complete entertainer!!!

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

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numair.shaikh
posted on 05 May 2013, 12:41 (Posts: 0; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)

10

note 2 rocks

numair.shaikh has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

its an excellent phone some of motion sensors dont work but overall can say best of in its time i liked it but the s pen is rocking its totally goood its very good built quality it has a bigger screen and a very high resolution good

Build quality 9/10 not that good
Reception 9/10 sometimes good but sometimes bad
Call quality 10/10 voice is very clear and understandable and better than galaxy SIII
Internet 10/10 very fast and good
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10 high resolution andexellent quality
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • big screen
  • internet
  • fast
  • s pen

Cons

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edink
posted on 26 Apr 2013, 10:10 (Posts: 0; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)

9

Every Day Tool

edink has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Absolutely amazed of the speed. Everything is working smoother than on any phone I've used before. In my workflow I've often to use the stylus which tip is great for handwriting and taking quick notes with S-Note.

Build quality 8/10 Samsung should have used more quality materials
Reception 9/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 9/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 8/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

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brook
posted on 02 Apr 2013, 09:03 (Posts: 0; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)

10

perfect phone

brook has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

the best mobile phone I used. the screen is very large, very bright. Performance is very good, long standby time. operating system is good, and can use ext memory card. Thin and very light, can be placed in a trouser pocket inside, very convenient to carry

Build quality 10/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

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nightsoft
posted on 31 Mar 2013, 08:41 (Posts: 0; Member since: 31 Mar 2013)

9

Jack of all trades....

nightsoft has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

What can I say about the Note 2 that hasn't already been said. The phone has it's flaws in my opinion, mainly it's restrictive Touch UI and limited usefulness of its pen...720p screen instead of 1080p. That's pretty much it, and as you can see those are pretty weak flaws.
In other words, though not perfect, it is pretty close in my opinion. Just the right size for surfing, typing and watching video, while still not so large that it prevents the device from being a useful phone...though I still retain my clamshell for most of my calls. Build quality is really good (a bit perplexed at the choice to make the back cover a snap on plastic affair...), battery life great, touch screen responsiveness impressive, etc. You can install other launchers to use if the Touch UI is not to your taste of course. Perfect size in my opinion to act as a regular GPS unit.

A few recommendations. Pick up a BT keyboard, good case (make sure it's a protective case, many good ones on the market), some kind of stand, an equalizer app to boost sound quality, quality bud headphones and a good THREE PRONG car dock...two prong docks will constantly push the volume button. I own this and the HD2, in my opinion the most mod friendly phone ever made.

Build quality 9/10 fantastic overall build quality with the exception of the snap on battery cover
Reception 9/10 Very strong reception, GPS, Wifi
Call quality 8/10 Call quality can suffer depending on your network, but overall very good to great.
Internet 10/10 This phone was made to surf the web
Multimedia 8/10 Volume is set a bit low, bass a bit weak. Apps can take care of this
Camera 9/10 Fantastic camera, great options, great pictures
UI speed 9/10 Almost flawless. Freezes every once in a while for a few seconds on wifi, otherwise silky.
Everyday usage 10/10 One of the most versatile phones since the HD2 in my opinion
Text input 9/10 Perfect size for keyboard use, even with large fingers
Display 10/10 One of the best displays on the market today
Battery 10/10 Battery has amazing fortitude

Pros

  • Cell, Wifi, GPS all strong
  • Incredible display
  • Size sweet spot for surfing, streaming
  • Great battery life
  • Surprisingly solid for a slim factor phone
  • Still small enough to be used as a phone
  • Fits in most pockets despite it's large size
  • Very useful as a secondary computing device with BT keyboard
  • Multi window capability

Cons

  • Restrictive Touch UI
  • Lack of apps that take advantage of pen
  • Max volume set too low
  • Bass response is a bit weak
  • 720p instead of 1080p
  • snap on rear plastic battery cover
  • Car Dock disabled

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shubhtech
posted on 25 Mar 2013, 04:56 (Posts: 0; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)

9

beast n awesome

shubhtech has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

the phone is awesome. i has more than what u want. the performance is just mind blowing.
the graphics is awesome the durability is awesome. trust me i have dropped mine 12 times and nothing happen t it. its just perfrct in all aspects. i just wish samsung used more premium materials to bulid it

Build quality 9/10 i would give it a 10 if it wasn't made of plastic
Reception 9/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 9/10 the browser can be improved
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 9/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 9/10 could have been better
Battery 10/10 3100 mAh charges in no time and lasts for 2 days

Pros

  • every single thing

Cons

  • plastic body

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kamath.arjun
posted on 19 Mar 2013, 23:39 (Posts: 0; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)

10

Note 2 the best phone from Samsung in 2012

kamath.arjun has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

Very good phone for the value you get, Good battery, good speed, clear display

Better than S3

The phone looks very big and can be used as an alternative for a tablet since its way fast than existing phones in the market

Build quality 9/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10 Amazing battery for a big screen like this

Pros

  • Superb speed
  • Very Good display
  • Amazing battery
  • Very smooth interface
  • S Pen is very intutive

Cons

  • Build quality can be better

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