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Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 review: Writing home

Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 review: Writing home - read the full textSamsung has produced many great handheld devices in its time, but few have reached iconic status. The company builds its success on great adaptability, an eye for trends and a knack for improving on others’ successful formulas. And yet...


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Hi there,

First of all, thnx to you guys in GSMarena for such a complete, great, handy review. your good job helped me a lot to choose Samsung GN2 rather than Samsung GS3.

for me, the big screen, software capabilities in jelly bean and samsung touchwiz, FM radio, good battery life and stylus of galaxy note 2 are the most important features which make me eager to buy this expensive phone. (in Iran, this phone costs me 4 month of my salary)

and you might be happy to know that the most well known IT-Blogs and magazines in Iran, translate GSMarena's articles and reviews to persian because GSMarena is very popular in my country.

and sorry for my weak english. I've tried my best!



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  • 2012-10-04 09:47
  • 3bea

This is the one and only phone i need for now .Great review

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  • 2012-10-04 09:42
  • Tr}X

Pathetic Display resolution,Ram management only ~300 mb free ram out of 2gb,total rip off.
Ipad FTW

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  • 2012-10-04 09:34
  • K6uw

Awesome review! almost makes me want to buy it :)

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  • 2012-10-04 09:17
  • tUcb

> In reply to true @ 2012-10-04 04:08 from 85@i - click to readYou seem to the most intelligent Apple fanboy of all ROFTL...
Now I know why people buy IPhones:), they read reviews of a truck and think that they can put wheels to their phone and drive it. They read reviews of a plane, they think they can stick wings and their phones will fly.

Get Real dude!!!

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  • 2012-10-04 09:15
  • QPVU

> In reply to iphone @ 2012-10-04 08:52 from v0en - click to readits not a pen... good luck using a pen on your ipad... by the way, S-PEN is not just a pen... read the review closely if you can do with a pen on your ipad on what an S-Pen can do to Note II... iSheep!!!

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  • 2012-10-04 09:09
  • wHr4

kind of ipad with a pen??

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  • 2012-10-04 08:52
  • v0en

guys, the S-Pen is not just a stylus... its far better than that... stylus can not interact with the phone... spen has lot of interactions... be sure to compare objectively guys before trolling and saying something about S-Pen vs stylus... many of you here are dumb...

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  • 2012-10-04 08:50
  • wHr4

Optimus G is a beast

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  • 2012-10-04 08:09
  • Rxbv

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-04 07:27 from v0qu - click to readLol apple will need more than a pen to beat the note 2. But yes a pen would be a good start so they can start writing down some innovative ideas lol

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  • 2012-10-04 08:05
  • jn@x

OMG..! tell me.. how can a person compare this phone with an iphone? I read every single page. Not to compare.. apple not even closer to this.. not even next year..

in OS, JB, can't imaging how they got these types of ideas to add on...

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  • 2012-10-04 07:39
  • pXj2

> In reply to true @ 2012-10-04 04:08 from 85@i - click to readNope, even with the most expensive iStylus you can buy, your iphone cant do hover functionalities because it requires a special digitizer. Your iphone loses again :)

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  • 2012-10-04 07:27
  • v0qu

> In reply to nuke @ 2012-10-04 04:53 from 9Ga2 - click to readGsmarena has always been the best in mobile reviewing. My only request left is for them to release a gsmarena app for android. If other competitors like theverge, youmobile, cnet, ign can... so should gsmarena. Please!

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  • 2012-10-04 07:24
  • vaNH

here we go again, the usual iphone fanboys saying there iphone is better without any explanation to WHY its better.


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  • 2012-10-04 07:03
  • th3f

Sorry, this is the best phone out there. What does the lumia have over this, except the camera?

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  • 2012-10-04 06:48
  • tSu2

Glad to have one more hover-enabled touchscreen. If there are enough such device out there, we can start building apps with hover/roll_over/mouse_over functions to add some degree of interactivity. Or we can expect this functionality to be supported natively by the OS.

But is the hover function limited to the S Pen? I mean, can you hover it with your finger too?

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  • 2012-10-04 06:41
  • Kivd

> In reply to rotem @ 2012-10-04 03:04 from 0@dE - click to readI like both the functionality and the size of the Note 2 over the Lumia. I don't really touch the screen with unusual objects, so that screen tech doesn't add value un me. I'd take a Note 2 any day. But that's my case.

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  • 2012-10-04 05:24
  • Ps}}

god nokia/microsoft shills are annoying as fuck

this is BETTER than nokia,

its both inductive and capactive, it even can feel the pressure

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  • 2012-10-04 05:16
  • PvYx

As always, a fantastic, fantastic, fantastic review by Gsmarena. Great work guys! Having read almost all Note II reviews by other tech sites, this is the most through, balanced and fair - hands down. Indeed, I now want to get my hands on one. Thank you Gsmarena!

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  • 2012-10-04 04:53
  • 9Ga2

> In reply to yeip @ 2012-10-04 01:39 from E@gj - click to readso i buy the special pen, and then my iphone is better than the note. apple wins again.

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  • 2012-10-04 04:08
  • 85@i

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