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Samsung GALAXY Note II hands-on

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Sep 2012, 11:00

Just when you thought the Note’s display couldn’t get any bigger, Samsung has done it again. We got a hands-on look at the Samsung GALAXY Note II - this device is alllllllll screen...

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posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:07 6

66. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


PhoneArena i had a feeling he was gonna be "Limited"

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:12 5

69. 23nikki1 (unregistered)


please growup!!!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 11:39 5

13. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Nothing exquisitely profound here...a blown up SGS3. With some feature tweaks...

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 11:53 3

18. YaIphoneiscool (Posts: 27; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Ya i will just get the iphone5 way better!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 11:57 9

23. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


did you watch the video? its actually quite a few extra features using the pen.

And it also has double the ram of the international SGS3 as well as an RGB screen instead of pentile.

The original Note was an SGS2++, this is an SGS3++. Is there anything wrong with that? The i4s is an i4+ (not even a ++ lol). Options are a good thing.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:10 11

31. infinitemethod (Posts: 151; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Really? Android 4.1, quad-core, LTE, 2GB ram, expandable storage, 5.5" HD display? I guess an iPad is a blown up iPhone. But no feature tweaks......

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 11:40

14. SamsungFan (Posts: 201; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


Yep @hosker

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 11:42 6

15. SamsungFan (Posts: 201; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


Not just s3. With more power, better screen, improved s pen and a lot more any way it's better than others in it's class

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:03 1

29. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


@SamsungFan...In its class? Which class are you talking about?? Don't tell me you're comparing the 1st Note and Note II! Cause the only class they have right now are those two!! HTC's phablet isn't here so that's not valid...

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:26 1

81. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm guessing you forgot about the LG Vu, correct?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 04:18 1

134. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


A 3-incher???? In this class??? Really???

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 04:28 1

135. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I believe you forgot to mention Optimus!
Has anyone mentioned Vu after its release???
No...it's forgotten!! Lost in the battle....

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:25

39. hosker (unregistered)


So it has better screen than the s3 and more power too,i see.the things samsung does in less than 2 month smh im sure in a test the s3 will have nothing to envy this note. Its just a bigger screen with a different name. Yea name the hardware inside differently too and tell people it has more power but really?tell that to the s3 owners im sure they will be thrill to know their s3 is already an old phone with less power than this note and already loosing its market value. And of course apple is evil who fools the people with 1 phone and 1 tablet 1s a year.yet samsung does it every month. A month or so after this will be 5.8" screen and then again"better screen, more power,improved s pen,and better than any other.coming next month "take my money all over again".

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:30 3

82. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Give me a break. Apple released the iP4S that was a year behind Android. And to be honest, if I have the money after I buy my customized HP Envy 6t, I will definitely upgrade to the Note II.

-Samsung Galaxy SIII owner

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 14:38 2

100. hosker (unregistered)


Galaxy s3 owner "will definitely upgrade to the note 2".congrats you're the winner.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 11:51 4

16. shay_roni (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


I can already see it in my hands!!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:14

32. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Hope it doesn't crack

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:18 2

36. iphoneisthebest79 (Posts: 70; Member since: 23 May 2012)


why do we need a pen if we have a big screen, what's the point of that if you can do it with your finger.
if i had a samsung s3 i wouldn't change it to samsung note 2.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 16:55 1

115. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Never knew iSheeep wrote with their fingers. Nice to know.. =]

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 02:06

132. iphoneisthebest79 (Posts: 70; Member since: 23 May 2012)


you have to update your self, where are you from Afghanistan.
some people need to shut thier mouth or say something valuble

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:34 3

46. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i agree with some of the people in here...

its nothing more than an extra large SGIII
with a pen and better hardware and a few exclusive features

BUT

i dont think its a BAD thing... the SGIII is doing an awesome job with sales everyone likes it... why change up the design? i feel they should stick with this design for awhile "it works"

same thing with the iphone... who cares that it doesn't look different than the iphone 4/4s? dont change the design if there's no need for it... just add some exclusive features and keep the OS fresh... it'll continue to sale millions...

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:43

54. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


i agree.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:03 1

64. hosker (unregistered)


True, but this exactly why I cant understand the hate for the iphone 4/s if samsung keeps its design just makes it bigger and bigger all the time,why cant apple do the same if they are also successful with the iphone? Is like fandroids want apple to change everything all over again...maybe deep down they do feel samsung is only copying apple. And btw im not a fan of anything, i like android but i will like it to be more stable like ios and for its phones to not loose value,but i guess thats impossible when a new phone is release evey 1-2 month.
P.s. maybe "better"hardware but probably because a bigger screen Needs more power.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:24 8

79. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


apple releases 1 phone a year and gives you 1 choice.

The Note is for a business power class of user. Its not simply just an SGS3, there are some major advancements in software and hardware that you are completely glaring over in order to call it a large SGS3. The i5 is going to be nothing more than an enlarged i4s with a slightly more powerful GPU/CPU and LTE.
The Note has a completely different software set with many advanced features, a new NON pentile RGB HD screen that is bigger while the phone itself is smaller, double the memory of the international SGS3, a redesigned pen, a massive battery beyond what anyone but the Razr Maxx uses, and all sorts of crap. It is much more than simply being a "large SGS3". Just because it keeps similar outside design cues for parity with other Samsung devices, does not mean that its the same device.

Is a ford car and a ford truck the same simply because they keep similar manufacturer design cues? No.. neither are the SGS3 and Note2. geesh.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 14:47 1

104. hosker (unregistered)


Im sure you can use s3 for business purposes too.If you want softwares thats what the play and app store are for. It needs the massive battery and power for that huge screen, in the end it will have about the same battery life as the s3 and same performance.

A car and a truck have VERY different design and purposes. The s3 and this note= same thing, maybe the note software has leather sits and the s3 doesnt, thats about it.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 14:52 1

107. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i agree with everything you said remixfa...

but

design wise it looks like a bigger SGIII sir...

thats not a negative statement... it makes since... as a business you want to make sure people continue to be familiar with your products... its all psychological... most people won't grab something totally different than what they're used to. They would think about it first pros/cons...

but i dont think samsung wants to take that risk again... you dont want your customers to think... just buy... that's why they're #1 right now... i got a feeling the rest of their phones will have this similar build... everybody will be cheering samsung in another year... iFans will be only a few million...

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:15 1

70. iphoneisthebest79 (Posts: 70; Member since: 23 May 2012)


good point. you are right ...

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 14:47 4

105. infinitemethod (Posts: 151; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


The iPad is a bigger iPhone. At least Samsung added some stuff to the Note II.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 14:55 1

109. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


thats my point...

the ipad is a big iphone... of course there are software differences that distinguish the two...

same with the note II and sgIII

stop trying to defend it...lol

what i'm saying is its a GOOD thing...lol people are very familiar with the sgIII so it'll be much smoother for them to gain note II buyers... its genius (apple's been playing this same game for years)

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:59

62. shamatuu (Posts: 159; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Really good phone. Can't wait for it on the US carriers. It is my next phone unless HTC wows me than it will be a very hard choice.

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