All you need to know about the Galaxy Note II

All you need to know about the Galaxy Note II
Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Note II - the successor to its first "phablet", the Note. With the new device, Samsung is boosting the specs even further - the Note II will feature an even larger, 5.5" HD Super AMOLED display, a fast, quad-core Exynos processor and an improved S Pen stylus for easier and more accurate note-taking.

The new device is really worth seeing. When we think about the amount of technology that Samsung has managed to cram inside the body of the Note II, its big dimensions no longer seems to big. However, if you've missed some of our coverage, or want to know it all about the Note II, below you'll find all our coverage of the event and the device itself. You'll find info about everything - specs, release date, comparisons, software features, S Pen, you name it!

So, what do you want to know about the Galaxy Note II?

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  • Display 5.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



57. regkilla

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

The Note II needs to hurry and come out

53. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

The only thing I care most is if it's going to Verizon. I would still buy it if they go the S3 route by using a dual core S4 to make it LTE compatible. Or better yet release it with a quad care S4. If Samsung can release it on all major carriers like they did with the S3 it will be a huge success.

52. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

This goes on pre-order in India for ~US $700

49. RGreen

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

got to love it

47. karoafriyie

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 19, 2012


45. theo14461 unregistered

I'm currently using the Note on AT&T, and aside for just a little lag, its great. Can't wait to check out the Note II.

42. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

i bet e Samsung fanboys are disappointed that Samsung dint use Exynos 5 on the Note 2! Samsung disappoints again! well at least not as much as it did with the S3

46. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

how was the S3 a disappointment, troll? Yea, I would have loved to see the E5 in the phone, but even I gave it a small chance of happening and I was optimistic. so no, it wasnt a real disappointment.

48. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

well considering e fact that e S3 didnt meet so many expectations, doesnt it already count as a disappointment? dont call me a troll mister. get your life i never said e Note 2 was a disappointment, i said i bet tt samsung fanboys are disappointed that e E5 wasnt there. hmm wait a min, i seem to rmb u telling me that u werent a Samsung Fanboy in a comment u posted to me in an article when e S3 came out.. so you basically just admitted that u ARE a Samsung fanboy by saying ''yes I would have loved...''. turns out i was right all along

50. maxspecs

Posts: 37; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

i expected it to be exynos 5250 dual-core 1.7 and they came out with 1.6 quad-core not a big diferrence and not a big dissapointment , I know that the note3 (if there is a note3) will be 100% perfect and with 1080p and 400+ ppi as they did with the new samsung ativ smart pc pro and it will support exynos 5250 (from 1.8 +ghz maybe even 2 or more) and ofcourse a 12+mp camera. but i can't just wait i have been waiting since s2 was released. the note2 for me is perfect and all those things above are just to improve themselves and be more future proof but it's not necessary (overkill).

40. CellieCell

Posts: 156; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

love everything about it. if i didn't already have my nexus 7 or a great smartphone this would be something id get. and thumbs down if your annoyed with the popup adds every page you open on

51. Netadmin

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

popup adds? Yup I hate it, so thumbs down, but they have to make money with some adds. dont you think?

36. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Forget Apple for one minute. How about all the experts that said there was no market for the Galaxy Note. Just hope that Samsung releases it on all 4 carriers.

9. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

whats about the s3 features like smart stay s beam and so on?

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Will wait for a hands on but sounds like this is my next handset!

12. JC557

Posts: 1927; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Rigth now it seems CNET got to have a brief hands on with the engineering sample and it looks pretty good.

3. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Sammy means choices and ultimate whatever they do. With Note 1 people's complaints:- 1. We can't hold it properly :- They changed the design in Note 2 2. S -pen could have been better:- You can check the new S - pen with Note 2 3. Struggling with the OS update:- You get JB with Note 2 4. Well the back looks so cheap:- You get the metallic back with Note 2 5. We want more functionality:- Boy you have to spend hours and hours to understand all the functionality of Note 2 and you'd love them all 6. Specs could have been better:- No comments, you can check on your own. Many more things which I don't want to cover. Just the bottom line is Note 2 is a real revolution in the Smartphones history and this a real smart device. Shut up and take my money for my monster :) Love you Sammy

28. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Yeah, but it's still kind of disappointing, but mostly because it's just a bigger Galaxy S3.

55. grandholy

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

not really, it's not called note for nothing.

1. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

I think that should do what they did for the S III which is take questions from the public. With that said, mine are: 1. Which carriers will get the Note II? 2. What is the release date?

39. Ray.S

Posts: 464; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

We did the S III Q&A session when we posted the review. We can't do much Q&A action now, because some things are still not clear. But anyways, here are the answers to your questions: 1. It isn't known at the moment. Samsung may announce this later this year. 2. The international Galaxy Note II is expected to be released in October, but an exact date is not available yet.

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