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Samsung Galaxy Note II Review

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:40

The GALAXY Note carved a brand new niche for itself, and more than 10 million units have been sold so far. Now we have its successor, the Note II, which transitions the Note family feel from the I’m-with-dork to an oversized-Galaxy-S-III-with-stylus impression. It also ups the ante with a much more ergonomic S Pen stylus that learned new tricks, a larger 5.5” screen in a thinner, narrower body, die-shrunk quad-core processor, and 2GB of RAM. Are there other improvements in store? Read on our review to find out...

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posted on 24 Sep 2012, 21:35 1

97. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

Best Smartphone by Samsung! I just wish they used a different back panel so it could be more comfortable to hold but nevertheless, everything that this phone has to offer is simply amazing!

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 08:57

104. ddeath (Posts: 169; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)

Yeah man! Fantastic phone. Anyway, most of us will use a case so the back isn't too big a deal. :)

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 22:11 4

98. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

iPhone 5 = X-Wing

Samsung Note 2 = Imperial Star Destroyer

End of review

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 02:23 1

100. fenixsama (Posts: 32; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

at last! a confirmation. it's microsim. ^_^

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 09:21

105. sweetokhan (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)

Best i wl get it

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 19:35

110. juvane (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

Day one purchase for me!....is At&t getting it first or what?

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 18:50

112. abrinson (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

Is it possible to adjust the icon size so you get 5 app shortcuts across the screen like on the original Note? That is one of my favorite features, actually using the real estate the screen provides. Otherwise it's just a big screen with big icons.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:53 2

113. fineazzpc (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)

When is the Note 2 coming to US? Got to have it! Sorry HTC, been with HTC for over 8 yrs!!!

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 02:46

129. yajia1 (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)

I can't even imagine how horrible that can be. Been with them for 3yrs. I was always afraid to get my phone from my pocket and turn the screen on because the battery would drip and not last for a day! Blinded by brand loyalty no more, I ditched my last HTC, the OneX, bought this beast. Lasts 3 days with 12hours screen-on time. Couldn't be happier. Gone are the horrible battery life days.

posted on 29 Sep 2012, 07:16 3

114. GrosseFatigue (Posts: 149; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

They rated the Note II below the S3. It is in fact better in every way, it is better than the iphone 5. Apple has peaked. Soon Samsung will bring to the US a two Sim cards Note II and Apple will be left in the dust.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 23:59 1

117. techviral (banned) (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)

Read latest review about samsung galaxy note II here


it covers all the main features of note II and also software and hardware specification.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 10:01 2

118. avinashmunnu (Posts: 15; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


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posted on 06 Oct 2012, 05:37

121. JohnnyCageisagirl (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)

I own a note 2 and the audio and noice cancellation was pretty good

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 08:26

122. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

The day when samsung is able to sell 1 mil phones in a day signifies the end of apple.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 08:58

123. nexusrocks (Posts: 7; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)

I really like phone arena. Just discovering the site. Will be a regular reader. I will definitely try this out at gizmotakeout or rentacell. The size does concern me

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 02:29 1

126. TonyStark (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)

Why not 10?

Ah, I see. No bitten apple on ts back.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 06:31

127. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3818; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

People say such stupid stuff on this site...name the last Apple phone that got a 10 from PhoneArena. In fact, name any Apple product that's ever reveived above a 9. Good luck with that.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 02:49

130. yajia1 (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)

The fact that it scores a 9 is more than enough proof. 9 for that crap? LOL.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 07:48

131. GrosseFatigue (Posts: 149; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

Listen it should rate more than 9, more than the iphone, more than the Nexus, more than the new htc, still too small with a 5" screen to surf the net and read the newspapers. It is the best "cell phone". It is nearly flawless and next year it will have a 1080p screen. I have no intention of carrying a tablet around.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 23:10

132. JuanitaAlfonzo (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

My biggest fear in holding a phone this big and heavy is dropping in the sinks at my hair salon in Atlanta. I carry it everywhere! Since we got the 4GLTE here in Austin, I've been tempted to get this with AT&T; taking notes would be great. But I've heard HTC phones are great around water.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 14:20

133. johnriii (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

I hadn't even considered the note 2 until I actually held one. didn't know anything about the specs, nothing. now, 7 months can't go by fast enough until I upgrade to this beautiful beastly piece of technology. Razr maxx HD was on my radar, but now...I can barely even look at it! the only thing that would change my mind is the S4, which should have the same basic specs, in a smaller package.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 11:36

134. koiboy (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)

This phone has to be without a doubt the most un-user friendly phone on the market. We are on our 3rd one (returned the other two) as they could not be set up. Had dozens of experts try to set it up and no one has been able to do so. Wish we would have bought a BlackBerry but we wanted the big screen of a Samsung.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 13:08

135. johnriii (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

sorry to hear that. I played with one in the verizon store a few days ago, and had no problem whatsoever getting into settings, changing homescreens, etc. apparently it's not a common issue, seeing that this is one of the top selling phones out there, but I hope you can get it set up soon.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 23:52

137. transgressor01 (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Aug 2013)

this phone is a BEAST :D

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 10:15

138. danishaslam (Posts: 4; Member since: 22 Sep 2013)

Galaxy Note 2 is so big that if you put in airplane mode, you can climb it and go flying.!

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 07:51

140. visammansur (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)

The video camera makes one feel like SH*T when one runs or tries to edit the movie on computer. With Nokia camera, regardless of the position of the camera while filming, the film is played in the proper way on computer screen. With Samsung Note ll camera, unless you hold the telephone with the Samsung sign pointing to your left hand with the volume key on the side of the phone pointing to the ground, you are likely to have your videos playing upside down on a computer screen. I have now tons of films I shot in different places at home and abroad playing obliquely or completely upside down on computer screens and TVs including a smart Samsung TV. So far, I have no idea how to reverse this problem. Help!!!

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