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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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  • 2012-10-04 11:44
  • 44%D

to gsm arena!
where is multitasking part? split screen and else?

btw other part of review is exceptionally good :)

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  • 2012-10-04 11:28
  • m1Yx

> In reply to rotem @ 2012-10-04 03:04 from 0@dE - click to readTell me what Lumia has over Note II or S3?
1-Note II > Lumia 920: Stylus ( from 01:50 shows wireless function for the stylus and complete revolution of technology.
2-Note II > Lumia 920: Display size and quality (SAMOLED>TFT) Plus NoteII is non pentile which beats the over DPI of Lumia 920
3-Note II > Lumia 920: weight and thickness
4-Note II > Lumia 920:Internal storage (64GB VS 32GB Fixed!)Note II has MicroSD up to 64GB = 128GB vs 32GB!
5-Note II > Lumia 920: BT 4th generation while 920 still on 3.1 like S2
6-Note II > Lumia 920: DLNA and Wifi direct... Your Lumia can't be connected directly to the advance TVs or devices with DLNA
7-Note II > Lumia 920:Front Camera 1.9>1.3 also Note II has slow motion and zero shutter lag and brust mode while 920 has fake camera quality
8-Note II > Lumia 920:CPU/GPU Exynos always better since the old ages because Samsung always provide best quality with K+ saturation for their Chips
Here how S3 International Exynos beats S3 US Krait
But in benchmarks its something else because Qualcomm seems to make their chips optimized for Benchmarks and this proves how Exynos is better in real life experience not in faking results by some tweaks for Benchmarks.
9-Note II > Lumia 920: (GSMarena comparison also showed = Note II is better than 920 in having: Radio FM RDS - Java - Supporting more Video extension Divx Xvid MKV with HD acceleration for Note II - 50GB from Dropbox - MHL)
10-Note II > Lumia 920: JB is more advanced than WP8 its smoother 300FPS rate and full customization and more apps and games...
11-Note II > Lumia 920:Most important Battery life 3100 and removable while 920 2000 and non removable!
Note II battery life is like the double of Lumia 920
Standbye/Talk time Note II = 980/35
Standbye/Talk time 920 = 400/17

And don't forget WP8 is battery hog
S2 has 1650 mah Battery with dual core beats Lumia 900 1875 mah and its a single core!

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  • 2012-10-04 11:14
  • fqe{

... does anybody know if the Note 2 will have Photoshop Touch included or can it work with it?

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  • 2012-10-04 11:10
  • Mq$x

"but the most interesting one is called Music square - it's quite similar to the SensMe feature of Sony Ericsson phones. It automatically rates a song as exciting or calm, passionate or joyful and plots those songs on a square (hence the name)."
Nice Samsung. Who's next after apple, dell & sony? Nokia? Ideas of features from scratch;
Icons, some concepts...etc. from apple. Audio from Sony. SoundAlive ala Beats from HTC. Size from Dell (streak). Camera...??? Beware Nokia. What's amazing with COPYCATS? No originality.
Ban the copycat devices. FAKE

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  • 2012-10-04 11:10
  • K7c{

Great phone! As I saw it I thought in the first moment "far to big" and you will look a little bit foolish with this on your ear. But why? I think size is just a habit. On my desktop is a Ti-30 calculator and gues what it have nearly the same size like the Note2 and I can put it in the pocket of my jeans. Or my old made of paper pocket scheduler. When I opened it it have also the same size like the Note 2.
Well right now I'm thinking the Note 2 will be probably my next phone!

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  • 2012-10-04 11:08
  • Mq$x

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-04 01:19 from v0Xt - click to read:P better ? how ? or just better cos u decided so ? Facts pls, Facts....

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  • 2012-10-04 11:07
  • mEw7

> In reply to rotem @ 2012-10-03 22:30 from 0@dE - click to readThis video doesn't show finger touch beats stylus? Only that Lumia has sensitive to gloves! All phone are too... Nokia fans only think that Nokia first came with this and that! And i can't believe i found a video shows that too and its for 2010 phones!
Show mean how can you write a note with 10 line on Lumia screen with a finger...Or write this Asian sentence with your finger

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  • 2012-10-04 10:42
  • fqe{

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-04 09:54 from v0Xt - click to readyou just don't know anything, right?

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  • 2012-10-04 10:33
  • ujXm

And why is Samsung going backwards. Stylus is so last season.

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  • 2012-10-04 09:54
  • v0Xt

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

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