The 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.
The big Galaxy Note 10.1 slate took a lot of time getting to market and, for all its cool features, it probably won't be able to sort the Android tablet problem. The Note II will ride on the success of the original, not to mention that it actually beats its tablet namesake in some aspects - and no, we're not just talking portability.
Samsung threw everything but the kitchen sink in. If you don't believe us - just check out the following list.
We've already seen the overclocked Exynos 4212 Quad chipset come out on top in a head-to-head with current high-end Androids and it will probably keep its lead at least until the arrival of Qualcomm S4 Pro with its four Krait cores.
Samsung has also packed the Galaxy Note II with so many various tricks and features and gestures that it gets hard to keep track. And while keeping things simple is generally a good thing, we can't help but love the gazillion or so tweaks to the user experience that the Note II brings.
We can't talk about the Note II without mentioning the signature feature of the series - the S Pen. The advanced stylus has been nicely integrated throughout the interface, sprinkling cool features all over the place and we'll do our best to cover them all.
Enough small talk, big things await on the following pages - like the brand new 5.5" 720p Super AMOLED screen.