Samsung Galaxy Note II is here – do you like it?

Samsung Galaxy Note II is here – do you like it?
To the surprise of no one, the Samsung Galaxy Note II was officially unveiled during the Unpacked event hosted by the Korean company in Berlin. It is exactly what we were expecting it to be, namely a bigger, better, and more capable Galaxy Note, equipped with an improved S Pen and loaded with useful software features. At 5.5 inches, its screen is bigger than the one on its predecessor and should be even sharper since it uses a standard RGB pixel arrangement. The processor has also been upgraded to a quad-core Exynos 4412, which is the exact same piece of silicon that ticks inside the Galaxy S III, but runs faster at 1.6GHz.

Now, all of that sounds pretty impressive and we cannot deny that we are excited to try out the Galaxy Note II first hand. But what about you, dear readers – are you impressed with what the Samsung Galaxy Note II turned out to be? Or perhaps it doesn't quite meet your expectations? That is what we want to learn today with our poll, so feel free to participate by casting your vote below!

Samsung Galaxy Note II is here – do you like it?

It is perfect! Please, Samsung, take my money now.
62.62%
It is good, but not good enough to make me switch from the old Galaxy Note.
12.59%
I am pretty disappointed, Samsung can do much better than that.
8.91%
Meh. Phablets are so overrated. I am sticking with my human-sized smartphone thank you very much.
15.87%

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GALAXY Note II
  • 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

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57 Comments

58. maxspecs

Posts: 37; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

for those who are dissapointed, i just want to inform you something, the display of note 2 with the new pixel arrangement will look amazing and crisp and sharp.ppi is noticable only if it's too high or too low but minor diffences like that are innoticable even if there is a 70 ppi diferrence it will be barely noticable so ppi dosen't matter a lot. the new processor is blazing fast and the 8mp camera takes good photos, what makes it not a dissapointment is that there is a huge gap between it and the s3, which shows samsung worked hard unlike when they released the s3, for those who want to say i am samsung fanboy, i love samsung but that dosen't mean that i'll not buy a better phone from other companies if avaliable but right now note 2 is the best.

57. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This thing looks awesome, and with the way apple is trying to sue everyone and kill competition I'm more interested n this than I am the new iPhone. Sniggly andro remixfa droid x doug and super android evo, the jedii is starting to agree with u guys man. Apple is slowly losing my respect, not the devices but the company and their business practices are sucking big time. I stand up for apple when I feel they're right, and I will b man enough to say it when I feel they r wrong. AND THEY R WRONG for trying to ban all of Sammys most popular devices. I will b getting the new note and jus updating my 4S to ios6.

56. meloth1991

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Would rather stick wth my s3 :)

54. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Just "NOT(E)" my type!!! :P

53. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY

44. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

would've preferred they switch to the new Cortex A-15, but the reason i am not going for it is because i am waiting for the next Nexus. i appreciate timely updates and the pure google experience way too much. if it disappoints me then the Note II would instantly be the alternative.

43. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Gonna be selling my perfect condition Note 1 real soon for around $350, any takers?

42. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Personally Im pretty disappointed that they switched from 1280 x 800 16:10 aspect ratio to 1280 x 720 16:9. To me, the 16:10 screen is what made the Note unique; and it gave room for that extra row of apps. A year later and same size screen (with a different shape) lower resolution, lower PPI and still a pentile display. Pretty disappointing. Other than that the Note 2 looks awesome. Processor is beefy and battery life should be impressive; although probably less impressive than people are hoping for considering that it has a huge screen, quad core AND LTE in tow.

48. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

umm.. you obviously missed the whole part and seperate article where they mentioned that its not Pentile, its now True HD RGB. The different aspect ratio still keeps the phone sizable, but it makes it more pocket and hand friendly, unlike the super large LG phone which is much wider and harder to hold.

41. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

by December the Note will be 99.99 on contract so dont go rush to buy Androids

51. Savage unregistered

Do you buy phones to sell them back?

32. Chasers

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

What more could you possibly want with the technology available today? That is a better question.

34. YaIphoneiscool

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

An Iphone5!

29. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

The biggest screen, the fastest CPU, a GPU that decrowned the 4S, RAM breaktrough, latest software, bigger/biggest battery... Meanwhile the iphone 5 will have a 4' screen, A5X with faster cpu but slower gpu compared to the new iPad, 1G RAM, NFC, maybe LTE and a 12 MP camera as a gimmick. No native youtube or G maps. Don't expect anything else, maybe a "magic" logo that will try to convince you it wasn't a bad purchase.

31. YaIphoneiscool

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Ya but it is not a Iphone5

33. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

f**k the iCrap 5.

36. YaIphoneiscool

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

As we all have found out samsung has been just copying Apple! So if you like samsung you must like apple!

28. YaIphoneiscool

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Thats all samsung wow lol.

25. ImHungry

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

I mean its a great phone. But i will just have to see the iPhone 5 before buying either

27. YaIphoneiscool

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Iphone 5 will be sick

23. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Need an option of I would consider it...

22. webOSlove unregistered

Watch that beast eat up your battery

21. unbiasedcommenter

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

i think i might pick this one up, my only gripe is the cpu. if it had the exynos 5 dual instead they wouldn't be able to take my money fast enough

26. YaIphoneiscool

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Iphone5 will be alot better than this power hog!!

13. The_Innovation

Posts: 649; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

It's just a little too big for an average user. No? Or is it just me? Don't get me wrong it's amazing specs wise, but just too dam big.

47. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I know if I got it...I wouldn't put it to my ear as a phone. Blue tooth earpiece ftw...lol. I agree....as a phone I think its too big.

52. The_Innovation

Posts: 649; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Yea you would look silly holding such a thing to your ear lol. Say, speaking of this, it's funny how they actually admitted that cellular phones should be held a foot away from your head and recommend using headphones or a bluetooth device. It's even written in the iPhone instructional manual if I'm not mistaken.

11. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

I'm praying that Screwizon does not get it. Only AT&T because apparently Screwizon customers will get the Optimus Vu. The problem is, the company doesn't know how to make their customers happy.

14. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

I would rather eat a galaxy note two than live with the ugliness of the Vu

9. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

If it drops on verizon i'll get it. I was saving for the s3 but took so long to save up I might as well get this, or more realistically whatever is even better than this in 2 months time.

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