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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 Sir Awesome @ 2012-10-05 14:23 from sy1Y - click to readYes, the Nokia lumia 920 is a great phone

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  • 2012-10-05 15:16
  • 0@dE

I saw the display phone today. Ridiculous, ridiculous size.

Between late 90's to early 00's, every phone manufacturers that I know tried to make smaller(compact) and slimmer.
I swear one day I saw the cartoon on the newspaper that mocks those insanity of phone manufacturers by predicting the people will use a magnifying glass to type the text on the phone, because the keyboard is too small!

...and now they are in war which company makes a bigger screen?

I mean no one cares about pixel density before the media builds a massive hype about it, because the consumers know that 20' hd(1920x1080) monitors are less than 200 ppi.

When LG(I'm sure it was LG) released a full metal phone and I know any critics talk about this ambiguous "premium feeling" of material.

Those display size war, build quality war, pixel density war are absolutely beyond me. Why don't companies just focus on what we need - solid, longer lasting phone?

Nokia made dull and same looking phones over a decade but they were successful, because they made solid phones.

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  • 2012-10-05 14:30
  • YPb1

where is battery test?

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  • 2012-10-05 14:25
  • sbWf

> In reply to iphone fan @ 2012-10-05 13:52 from 0@dE - click to readHave you used a lumia 920 yet?
No so shut up.

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  • 2012-10-05 14:23
  • sy1Y

> In reply to TheNeighbor @ 2012-10-05 10:57 from v0qx - click to readBut Nokia lumia 920 is much better device .

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  • 2012-10-05 13:52
  • 0@dE

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-05 07:52 from jn@x - click to readNot unless you find the S Pen functions and bigger screen as advantages and really need the power& RAM, you should just stick to the S3.

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  • 2012-10-05 10:57
  • v0qx

You know, Samsung releases this few months afterter the s3. Now that all s3 users already did or upgrade with or survive provider, who is left to buy this, the rich? They should have released s3 and note same time so they target two audiences tithe same time and not one at a time months apart. I state this because I don't know how I will get the note 2 now :( even though I love my s3!!!!

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  • 2012-10-05 07:52
  • jn@x

I have already ordered this in india and it will be shipped to me on 6th october with a free bluetooth waiting like crazzy its a nice upgrade from sgs2 to sgn2 for me. Samsung rocks .

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  • 2012-10-05 07:17
  • u7Kf

I bourgt the note 2 some days ago and the screen is good visseble in sunligt and flashigt is very strong the note 2 takes pretty good pictures in low ligth very good batterylife

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  • 2012-10-05 07:04
  • pcEv

Samsung GS3 and Note 2 are back on top of Daily Interest. Well deserved! :)

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  • 2012-10-05 06:28
  • Kg%S

Why group message limited for 10 only.
Anybody tell mei best application for group messages

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  • 2012-10-05 05:25
  • rJZw

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-04 11:10 from K7c{ - click to readWe all seem to remember Steve Jobs shamelessly saying they have "stolen" the best ideas to come up with the iPhone. Yes, concepts from Windows Mobile, the concept of the touch screen, icons and integrations of digital organizers with phone functions. Even the concept of video playback capabillities was taken from Motorola. HTC is trying to replicate the success the Galaxy Note. Nokia is getting back in the game with the smooth animation interface speed of the iPhone. Motorola and Sony are trying to replicate the fixed battery and non-card slots concept of the iPhone.

In fact, every portable gadgets are based on the discoveries, innovations and inventions of the type writer, electricity, microprocessor, basic computer language, light bulb, television, telephone, pager, diary planner, and so on.

So, why are you complaininng?!

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  • 2012-10-05 04:39
  • v0qx

Thanks gsmarena for links in articles.

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  • 2012-10-05 03:45
  • iwpE

Why are there so many negative comments about the S-Pen? People who don't like it don't need to use it. The large screen means the Note 2 is one of the best touch screens even idf the S-Pen is never used.
However for people with an open mind, the S-Pen is a great addition. As someone who already has 2 Wacom devices- a Lenovo Tablet PC and a Wacom Intuous Tablet, I have been waiting for a phone with a well implemented Wacom stylus. This is invaluable to me in business. Everyday I have to mark up / annotate several PDFs. Whilst I will still mainly use my Tablet PC, being able to annotate documents while on the move using the Note 2 is a huge benefit to me and my business.

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  • 2012-10-05 03:16
  • mXwY

Will we ever see the battery test? I want to see how much improvement they've made this time because the first Note was just terrible.

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  • 2012-10-05 00:19
  • 2Am2

I have had the note for 10 months after migrating from iphones and the SGS2.

I could never imagine going back to a small screen device.... the SGS3 feels small and the iphone 5 is just pathetic.

The Note 2 will be the best device (for me anyway) of the next 12 months.

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  • 2012-10-05 00:17
  • 2Gpx

> In reply to TheMan @ 2012-10-04 11:14 from fqe{ - click to readWhats your point man. Who cares about the marginal hardware differences. What about the software differences. I have a Note 1 and also a BB9900 for day usage. I travel a lot so want better business product integration and better personal management tools than what Android has to offer. So what with games and camera. I will wait to see what WP8 has to offer. Samsung will eventually do a Note II WP8 device if WP8 is as good as expected. And yes I will always have a Blackberry for emailing and messaging. Games, hell man go an get a life. And of course Samsung is the best at what they do.

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  • 2012-10-04 23:14
  • y$gT

The best review I've ever read, GSMArena. It covers all the aspects I would have asked for. Keep it that way!

One small thing is you could add is that Galaxy Note II locates itself based not only on GPS, but also GLONASS.

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  • 2012-10-04 22:27
  • 0@}w

Gee, cant wit till it appears in the Czech Republic. Its in a network provider catalogue but noone knows the exact day... I wanted the iP5 but when seeing this I just couldnt resist :-D. Move ur arse Samsung :-)

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  • 2012-10-04 21:07
  • 6sQL

> In reply to GN2 @ 2012-10-04 09:15 from QPVU - click to readoh yeah, i will buy the special pen for my iphone on the istore and then laugh at the note2 owners hahaha.

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  • 2012-10-04 20:47
  • 85@X

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