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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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> In reply to Sammy @ 2012-10-15 17:54 from PSLa - click to readthanks Sammy. tried it at the store before commenting, but was confused since i did not want to spend rs. 40,00 and then regret. I felt i could get comfortable to it since i have used an omnia HD a couple of years back but was worried about its comfort level in regards to everyday use. Nevertheless, i bought it! :)
And with the kind of phones and phablets out there, skinny jeans should have been out of fashion a year back :p
thanks again!

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  • 2012-10-15 20:15
  • YMjH

> In reply to kmz098 @ 2012-10-15 05:41 from YMjH - click to readWhy don't you just go to a Samsung store and try it out yourself? Its all on your personal comfort level, isn't it? Only thing that has been said and I will repeat: Keeping it in pocket can be an issue if you are used to wearing skinny trousers, else you should be fine.

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  • 2012-10-15 17:54
  • PSLa

planning to buy a note 2 but im really worried about the size. im a short fellow and some of my friends suggest its not for me.
next option is an SIII but im not very excited about it and i dont want to move to iphone5 from my current iphone 4.
would be really helpful if someone who has used/ is using a note or noteII could comment on its comfort in use.

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  • 2012-10-15 05:41
  • YMjH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-14 10:54 from q8Q8 - click to readi reckon an iphone5 camera was used to film lumia 920 video, and you'r wrong, the only retina displays are apple's.

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  • 2012-10-14 23:38
  • 85@d

I'm curious about the audio comment saying the iPhone5 might be a slightly better choice for audiophiles.

In my opinion, clean audio is more important than loud audio plus you can always get an app or kernel to make a device louder. It seems difficult to get better crosstalk, etc. results without a hardware re-design.

This is not a trolling post. However, could someone explain where my logic is wrong? I'm considering several phones including the S3, Note 2, and the iPhone 5. Thanks for your time.

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  • 2012-10-14 19:20
  • Ydki

I am mostly happy with this phone. The thing I don't like is I can not lock the exposure to reframe in camera. I can do this easy in N8.

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  • 2012-10-14 15:31
  • ULSr

> In reply to dudin @ 2012-10-14 01:01 from 85@m - click to read-Sony has had so called retina display since like 08. Most of the top phones today have *RETINA* sometimes better....nowhere near a dealbreaker
-LOLOLOLOLOL CRApple maps is horrific joke right now
-BEST CAMERA?????????? Lol. Have you even used one? If you check the compare tool and reviews obviously purview is best but to be fair than you can go for Nokia 920 whish is way way better or even S3 which is mostly better....

Removable battery? Extreme downfall. No SD slot? Extreme downfall. IOS? Extreme downfall.

So You still have yet to mention anything except sometime Siri....

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  • 2012-10-14 10:54
  • q8Q8

> In reply to dudin @ 2012-10-14 01:01 from 85@m - click to readIcrap doesn't have micro sd slot,needs itunes for file transfer,so costly. Nowadays some mad peiple only going back of i craps.

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  • 2012-10-14 10:45
  • U{IR

> In reply to lfcindia @ 2012-10-11 13:46 from t1$F - click to readall that is nothing compared to iphone5:
-retina display
-3D maps
-camera better than any other (and i have DSLR which now i don't use anymore, why they keep selling those? )-and lumia is no better. were faked videos.

the only thing i accept iphone is not the best is the lack of replaceable battery.

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  • 2012-10-14 01:01
  • 85@m

Love the battery life of this phone

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  • 2012-10-12 14:38
  • PWct

Take note that 4G capability is not available in most countries. They wouldn't even dare put the 4G chip in the international version.

Why can't Samsung make 4G available out of the box? Apple can do it with their iPhone 5 can do it, why couldn't you, Samsung? Should we wait for Galaxy S4 or Note 3 before we get 4G as a standard?

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  • 2012-10-12 04:40
  • t7Wq

> In reply to will lee wanta @ 2012-10-05 20:17 from PASA - click to readBrilliant Quote and true fact...S-pen is not a stylus....its a magic wand...Fuck cant get over it...Brilliant Deviceeee

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  • 2012-10-11 13:53
  • t1$F

People People People,

After a long long confused weeks, I got to see both Iphone 5 and Galaxy Note 2...As a MAC lover waited for Iphone for a long time...Loved my first 5 mins with the device and then got bored as I was using Galaxy S2 prior to this and I hardly saw something new and exciting....But that was not the same case with Note 2....I litreally spent 30 mins and dint lose my excitment..

Features like:-
Air View
Page Buddy
Direct call
User Interface
Smart stay
Amazing S -pen
Wifi bonding
Idea sketch
Productivity tools
Best faces
Best photo
Jelly Bean OS
Battery back up
Video play back
The screen clarity 5.5 HD
Quick Command
Uff i can go on and on about this....Yeah if someone asks me will I use all these features...may be...but the fact is I aint paying for all these as I know other brands can add one of these features in future and charge for it too....

The things i wanted Great processor 1.6 quad core and GPU...gaming at its best....NO LAG...2 GB RAM....and all I paid was 60% of the money i paid for the hype i got from IPHONE....

SAMSUNG thank u so much......Cheersssss

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  • 2012-10-11 13:46
  • t1$F

I have a few small and a big addition and one error in the review to add.

Small additions:
-in the stock videplayer you can zoom in and out with pinch to zoom while watching a video (i dont mean pop up play)
-in the picture gallery in the mode rectangular grid and 3D spiral you can also pinch to zoom in and out
-when you make 20 photos with burst shot mode, you can then watch those in sort of a slow motion diashow with music

Big Addition:
-sadly you guys haven't mentioned the awesome multi windows feature which is just amazing

Small Error:
-with the video camera you can do slow motion videos up to 1/8 and fast motion up to 8x times the normal speed and not just 1/2 and 2x as you mentioned.

Besides that a great and comprehensive Review.

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  • 2012-10-10 12:04
  • meah

how to change the font of the keyboard? in samsung s3 if you change the font the keyboard also change. in samsung note2 it doesn't

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  • 2012-10-10 07:36
  • t7Tb

Best phone ever really beyond expectations, the battery is great 10 hours medium working and it still 49 % , the s pen is a legend now really usefull and it is a big jump from sgn1 to sgn2, great work samsung.

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  • 2012-10-09 17:57
  • sneD

> In reply to will lee wanta @ 2012-10-05 20:17 from PASA - click to readFilm quote from Alien vs Predator, "I have a gun as the same principal as a condom, I'd rather have one and not need it than need it and not have one"

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  • 2012-10-09 15:09
  • LaUA

Beastly phablet may be the best one out there next to the gs3, specs, size everything is like pergect for me, I hope it is awesome for yall out.
Might wait for the gs4 I.heard that it could come out in February 20213

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  • 2012-10-09 14:10
  • jBuL

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