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" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(16h 3G talk time)

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57 Comments

1. hateftotti

Posts: 223; Member since: May 03, 2011

I will buy it and enjoy it till some of these cool features come to Galaxy S IV with A15 processor and newer display;)

2. wendygarett unregistered

Meh... Good phones but semi tablet? Just meh...

7. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

I expect an answer like that from an Asian chick. It's typical. Nothing is ever good enough for you.

16. wendygarett unregistered

The big phone make someone no self-confidence... Which means it is suitable for geeks... I'm confident enough to take the tiny phone :b

40. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Type of phones the person use has nothing to do with a person self-confidence if it does that person has a very low self-esteem. I do see quite a number of man and women using the Note I in my office so its not a geek phone either.

37. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You must've missed the whole ely tran thing. Not her real picture. If it's a her...

39. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

lol i saw that

45. MeoCao unregistered

Haha, not every Asian is that choosy.

55. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Big phones make up for tiny genitalia lol

15. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Is that really you on that pic?

18. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

LOL that's elly chan in the pic.

46. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I agree kinda. I tried a GS3 and its pushing it for size for me. The Note 2 would be too big for a phone for me. I think I will try to stay in the 4.3 range.

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

This is a wonderful device. 5.5" Super AMOLED+ screen is INSANE. 1.6GHz quad-core is super POWERFUL. 2GB of RAM is beastly. The new S-Pen is WAY better than the old one on the Galaxy Note. The BEEFY 3100 mAH battery is such a HUGE plus. And the kicker Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean is the icing on the cake. This is in so many ways BETTER than the original Galaxy Note. I mean why would anyone be disappointed. What they want the Note II to transform & cook them some breakfast. Or maybe give them a warm oil massage. People get real!

17. wendygarett unregistered

Is not disappoint... It just that it can't give 'wow' to us tho...

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yo, im am down for the phone that cooks and "massages" just saying. lol

30. D3VR04

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Is Nick T, sure it's Super AMOLED+?! If it is AND hits the U.S with quadcore, I'll be the Happiest Man Ever... well that is until the lg optimus G ever hits the U.S specs in tact lol

38. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Icing on the cake has got to be the lack of pentile. Huge improvement.

49. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

yeah... lower resolution and crappier aspect ratio = lower ppi no thanks!

50. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

RGB, not Pentile.

4. Aeires unregistered

Option 5: really like it but I'll stick with my current phone (GSM GNex).

24. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Saying the same thing here

5. Trollonka_KeKe_Jackson

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

I think we expect to much. We need to give companies slack. Expect the iPhone 5 to disappoint. I actually expected worse but was surprised in the end. I will still buy this phone.

6. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

i believe that a phablet should be able to run both the phone and the tablet apps because its intended to be a phone and a tablet, until then, its too big for a phone and too small for a tablet......to be honest,its a huge phone......

8. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

I wish all phones shipped with 3000mAh+ batteries instead of getting uncomfortably thinner and thinner. The iPod Touch latterly hurts my hands after 15min of gaming. Also Sasmsung please put Android in the ATIV S metal body, sick of looking at the Wave and WP phones and felling like a second class citizen.

10. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Metal is know to diminish cell & Wi-Fi reception. Plastics is the best with reception in 3G, 4G, & Wi-Fi. Metal does look nice but it hurts functionality. I am willing to bet that the plastic Windows Phone 8's will have better reception that the metal ones overall.

20. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

actually, the reception issues can be avoided.....there is no problem with wifi on the ipod touch, there isn't any wifi, 3g or 4g reception problem in the ipad........the iphone 4s has two antennas and the structure can be used as an antenna itself so after looking at these devices, i don't think that the ativ should have any reception problems.....so if they can make it for the windows phones then they can also make it for the galaxy phones, if samsung is unable to do that, then they should make unibody galaxy phones

12. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

i love the design of the ipod touch 4g.....its great in every aspect i want samsung to make devices as thin as the ipod touch 4g....... yes, the ativ has good looks and it also has a huge battery......samsung has done a good job........samsung's windows phones always have better build quality than the samsung android phones.....maybe thats because they are on top of the android market so they can afford to make more money by compromising with the build quality...........a metallic galaxy s4 would be great

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.

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

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