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Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 preview: A closer look

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Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 preview: A closer look - read the full textThe Samsung Galaxy Note II is the epitome of the "go big or go home" mantra. From the screen, processing power, through the software package and the revival of the stylus, everything has been pushed right to the very edge of current technology...


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Available for Pre-Order - White: 2,599 SR (694 USD), Titanium: 2,699 SR (720USD).

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  • 2012-09-15 11:10
  • 0BR8

> In reply to Sammy Fanboy @ 2012-09-13 09:10 from t1$A - click to readSeriously the waiting game again...

You wait till S4 launch, then they will announce Note III which will b better than u will b in two minds again to wait or buy...

What's the point

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  • 2012-09-15 03:14
  • vjti

Available for Pre-Order @ Rs:55,000

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  • 2012-09-14 12:59
  • XM4$

> In reply to yes its me... @ 2012-09-13 16:03 from U{Re - click to readMe 2 Waiting To yar.......

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  • 2012-09-13 18:29
  • PF0i

When is this beast coming into the market... Can't wait to get my hands on it...

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  • 2012-09-13 16:03
  • U{Re

I'm a huge Samsung Fan. I can't wait to put my hands on the Galaxy Note 2. It's simply amazing and irresistible for a gadget freak like me. I am using Sgs2. But there's only one thing which is preventing me from buying this beast. Its none other than the Samsung's next flagship device Samsung Galaxy S4 which will probably launch in april,2013.
It's pretty obvious that the S4 will have a 12mp camera,and the next time sony & lg won't stop it from having so. Expecting a Hd camera though.
2ghz quad processor or maybe the new Exynos 5 Dual core(this will make it fast).
Expect the next Android version 5.0 k.l.pie(whatever the name maybe).
It may sport the rgb matrix like the one in Note 2 with a higher ppi for instance 300,Samsung should do away with pentiles.
I read an article which stated that s4 will focus on media development. Heard that it may sport dual speakers,sound quality will increase and be better than galaxy s3. After all you'l have to accept that it's the Samsung's S-series which are the flaghsips and not the Note series. But they both attract different consumers all together.
Coming back,the battery shulould be atleast 2500Mah.
Resolution should be higher.
2gb Ram is pretty good.
The most ipmortant and distinguishing feature maybe the size.
I probably believe that size should be below 5"inches. Probably 4.9" inch is good and will distinguish itself from Phablets and thus will come under the Smartphone category. But I just pray that Samsung introduces the stylus pen(S-pen) in the Galaxy s lineups along with features like Airview and Pop Up play etc in their S4. Designers should come up with a new design. The color,i prefer white and black. Titanium Grey looks a little dull to me.
The back plastic cover should be made a little more attractive. But I really want the S-pen in S4. Battery life should be long lasting and also removable. I don't like the concept of nano sim cards though. Nfc is a must along with 4g.
I gues My wish list and expectations will be dealt with in the new S4. But it requires lot of patience and will power to wait for the s4,because note 2 os simply a beast. I wont go for lg optimus g and lumia 920.
Apple iphone 5 sucks,nothing special about it. Just an extended version of 4s. And apple is heading for legal problems this time because Samsung is ready to sue them as a revenge because Samsung holds many patents for 4gLTE.
What do you guys suugest ? Do I buy this or wait,because I want my next gadget to last for 2 to 3 years and its very obvious that s4 will be released in the second quarter of 2013.

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  • 2012-09-13 09:10
  • t1$A

> In reply to rec @ 2012-09-12 15:12 from SgvH - click to readyou both are to far off

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  • 2012-09-13 07:06
  • 4{Nf

Dear Gsmarena,

Any chance you got to see what was the file system of the internal memory?


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  • 2012-09-12 21:01
  • sp4b

i hope samsung patents this "phablet" size n specs for it will be the next big thing. there's so much you can do on larger smartphone screen and portable enough compare to a tablet. Smartphones are smarter in phablet form.

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  • 2012-09-12 18:57
  • HBAc

> In reply to SOURCE @ 2012-09-12 11:21 from y$gv - click to readDude, mobile phones are all about user experience and no cpu, screen or fancy features are going to change that. They can help improve overall score, but at the end of day, for average user they're just numbers (ie. benchmarks). I'm not saying Note 2 is bad, I think it's awesome device, but not for everyone out there.

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  • 2012-09-12 15:12
  • SgvH

Cool smartphone waiting so crazy.....

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  • 2012-09-12 13:13
  • 7w4k

> In reply to qazxali @ 2012-09-11 15:30 from ucxa - click to readit's not "just"


mobile phone is all about CPU, SCREEN, FEATURES, BATTERY! and when a new device can show something more of those, that means A LOT!!! not a "just"!


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  • 2012-09-12 11:21
  • y$gv

Can you see that on any of the pictures? :
"The ambient light sensor and the status LED are on the left side of the phablet"
Asking as, my main upgrade objectives (from Galaxy S) are:
- better performance - will have
- longer batter life - could have - if not eaten by CPU and screen
- status LED - which I miss so much...

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  • 2012-09-12 10:42
  • HHHH

> In reply to mikael @ 2012-09-11 18:28 from mI6V - click to readactually , the maali in the s2 and note 1 is dual core and this is a quad core maali 400 in the note 2 and gs3 .

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  • 2012-09-11 23:23
  • nD$v

Does anyone know if the black crush issue from the original Note has been fixed on the Note 2?

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  • 2012-09-11 21:21
  • S35r

I have 2 purchase a note..shud i go wid n7000 or shud i w8 fr note 2..i m big cnfusd..!help me out

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  • 2012-09-11 20:58
  • tY@U

> In reply to apple @ 2012-09-11 14:32 from IVJ8 - click to readIphone 5 or the new Galaxy Note 2 ????? Maybe both !

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  • 2012-09-11 20:06
  • Y1%0

> In reply to Windows Phone Fan @ 2012-09-11 08:02 from PZUs - click to readgalaxy s was 5 mp not 8
and galaxy s2 indeed had the same mali 400 but it was single gpu in the s3 and note 2 its dual gpu mali 400
plz google before u post and dont be a blind fanboy and indeed nokia is way back in this fieled as 4 wireless charging its not their innovation and its not an important feature but its cool and non gloves screen also not an important feature rather a luxury..speaking of wireless charging yeah u need to charge nokia lumia 920 always because its 1650 battery but in note 2 its 3100 although it has huge screen it still last longer so the only thing i liked in the new nokia was the screen ppi as i stated before i am not intrested in phone cams

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  • 2012-09-11 18:28
  • mI6V

For all people that complains about "CAMERA" mega pixels really does not matter what the prior generation had.. S2 vs S3. They are not the same camera lenses!!.. S2 does not have burshot nor zero lag shutter.. People who complain about camera please check what is the difference.. Mega pixel does not mean anything.. if you really go over 5mp.. It is all about lenses... MP will matter at certain times but.. i don think most people will notice with their own eyes the difference unless you are printing a picture that is like a size of your car.

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  • 2012-09-11 17:02
  • YHRG

> In reply to LazyGeek @ 2012-09-11 10:10 from 9EZH - click to readThat's quite debatable sir. Qualcomm's half node 28 nm A15 based Krait design does perform better in some tests, but in many others it just falls short to the Exynos 4412 @ 1.4GHz. So, yet again, I'll say the only edge the 920 keeps over the Note is the camera.

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  • 2012-09-11 15:56
  • N9xA

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