jp, 10 Oct 2012Thank you verry much , but just one question u said that u can't copy apps from ur phone to ur... morePositive, its also the same with the S3... you can root if you want. Personally its silly but I imagine its something to do with stability and speed? I am not sure if big apps would copy some data to the card? i would think they would.
Bunyip, 10 Oct 2012MINI REVIEW I have had my Note 2 almost 24 hours so thought I would do a mini review for anyo... moreThank you verry much , but just one question u said that u can't copy apps from ur phone to ur SD card ??! R u sure? :o
Bunyip, 10 Oct 2012MINI REVIEW I have had my Note 2 almost 24 hours so thought I would do a mini review for anyo... moreThat's nice of you and thank you for the info. I suggest that you use it for a few months and tell us again.
I have had my Note 2 almost 24 hours so thought I would do a mini review for anyone looking at getting it. I previously had a Note and a SGS2 and Iphone 4 before that. I purchased a N7100 Grey 16GB international phone with a 64GB sandisk card.
APPEARANCE Ė The Note 2 looks awesome, the 16:9 screen makes it look a lot less clunky than the note and the brushed grey looks schmick. The back is more prone to finger prints than the note. The device looks a lot narrower than the note and feels smaller. Despite this the screen width is almost the same and the screen height is a fair bit more.
BUILD QUALITY Ė The build quality is first rate, the back cover feels a lot thicker than the note and the body is rock solid with no creaks or flex.
SCREEN Ė The screen is a big step up on the note. Font is defiantly sharper than the note and whites no longer have a blueish tinge. I would say the screen is brighter than the original (despite what GSM says). The colours are vivid and blacks are black, the only down side is that skin tones tent to look a bit bright tending to orangey pink. The text sharpness is a smidge below the SGS3 (if you really look close) but still awesome and a lot brighter than the S3 with no blue tinge.
PERFORMANCE Ė There is absolutely zero lag or stutter. Jellybean, quadcore and 2GB of ram do an excellent job and opening and running all apps is quicker on the note 2. The 2GB of ram is a big improvement. With a lot of apps installed I still have 500MB left, if I clear ram it drops to 780MB with 1GB available but soon jumps up. Rebooting is super quick.
BATTERY Ė GSMís test is about right. The N2 battery life is about double the note. Standby with several active apps was using less than 1% per hour. Internet use is about 10-12% per hour which is half the note. I havenít watched any videos yet. The battery takes about 4hrs 20min to charge from 0%. I think you could get 3 days on light use, 2 on moderate and even heavy use would be a good 12+ hours
OS and SOFTWARE Ė I was going to try touchwiz this time but itís still not intuitive. Samsung should purchase Go Launcher or similar and re-start from there. Go launcher is now super smooth and a lot better option for ma. A lot of touchwiz features come through anyway (widget shuffle etc). In general Jellybean and Samsung have really thought about the little things as well. The whole interface is just a lot better looking and laid out (i.e. add contacts button on the top right not top left, $ symbol on the first symbols page). The lock screen is really nice with weather, news and 5 customisable quick launch icons which can be any app. The notifications area is even better. Smart rotation and especially smart stay are really handy features. Help and hints are really well implemented as you set up your phone.
SPLIT SCREEN MULTI TASKING Ė I didnít have it out of the box but it came as a 40MB firmware update. This feature works really smoothly with no delay. I havenít looked to closely butdont think you can add to the standard 13 apps (which cover most things anyway)
CAMERA - The camera feels really quick, burst mode is great and panorama works really well. I havenít looked at the video, image quality or other features.
S PEN Ė I havenít used this a lot but it is a big improvement on the note in feel and the functions it offers. Taking notes in a call is a great feature as is the ability to clip parts of pages. The airview feature works well but probably isnít that handy for me.
DOWNSIDES Ė There are a not too many issues with the Note 2. The big one is you cant copy apps from your phone to the SD card. You can root your device to get this option. I donít know if this is Jellybean or Samsung but I donít know why the minimum phone isnít 32GB. I havenít installed any apps over 200MB yet. Unless you have heaps of video or music a 64GB micro SD is probably overkill. Touchwiz still isnít an intuitive or customisable piece of software (compared with Go launcher or others). There is no flash but this can be loaded, I am not sure but think you need to root your device (which I probably wonít).
Also the Note 2 doesn't support Telstras 1800MHz LTE or DC-HSDPA like the iphone 5.
CONCLUSION Ė The note 2 is a big step up from the note. All the weaknessís of the note have been fixed (Pentile screen, battery life, Ram and processor performance, build quality, appearance) and you have a device that is almost perfect. I feel sorry for the Note 3 because thereís not much to improve on.
This is my personal opinion only after 24 hours, itís not a magazine article so I havenít proof read it or checked my English sorry. If you have any questions on the Note 2 leave them and I will get back to you.
sorry for the long post :-)
Hi guys plz explain 2 me about the LTE in this device ?
i m living in dubai and i realy want to know if its have 4g and its will work with 4g in my country
Samsung seems to be fooling it's customers in India as there is :
1)No LTE in the Indian version of N7100.Korean version has LTE.
2)HSPA 21 Mbps whereas no provider gives such speed in India
3)No screen recording
4)No second battery,Korean version has it.
5)No TV Tuner,Korean version has it.
6)No dock,Kurean version has it by default.
Is Samsung charging less to those in India? No.
Then why this partiality ?
Other users can mention more features absent in Indian version of N7100.
I am not buying this N7100 yet and will wait till LTE version or DUAL SIM version is launched.
[deleted post]You said that again, battery back up! Are you using battery back up on top of the original battery?...If you do that what it called
[deleted post]We bought this from PreLaunch booking on Samsung website. Not available in market yet. Still you can buy this from Flipkart and ebay.
Just bought it few hours ago for 750$. And its a worthy investment. Amazing technology!
hi, sold my s2 n planning to buy Note2, but I don't understand why is the black color not available for this. guys, which one looks good grey or white as per its design.
parrysingh, 09 Oct 2012Cool dude, hope they listen.This was one main feature why i upgraded to Note 2 ..
And holy shit its not present.
parrysingh, 09 Oct 2012On youtube it is showed that Screen Recorder is activated by pressing Home button with Up Volu... moreI have mailed about the same to samsung technical and executive support team.
Hope it will work.
This is to bring to your information.
As per all demo videos of galaxy note 2 one very higlighted feature was the
but its not present in the galaxy note 2 neither of the updates support it.
its sheer breach of trust ....
I expect a early reply back on the above said.
The video link demonstrates the feature.
Both link demonstrate the same feature.
Saubhagya, 09 Oct 2012Guys just got my Note 2 ...... Superb device ...... 2 updates found via sw update . It brin... moreOn youtube it is showed that Screen Recorder is activated by pressing Home button with Up Volume button, but I think in Indian models it is still not available, I have only one disappointment that is Polaris Office Editor is not provided, though that is solved by Kingsoft Office.
Guys just got my Note 2 ......
Superb device ......
2 updates found via sw update .
It brings the multi screen view ...
But none of the updates have screen recorder.
This was the main feature which attracted the most ...
Where is the SCREEN. RECORDER ???????????
parrysingh, 09 Oct 2012MicroSimI don't understand you. I mean you previously had the OneX then you sell it to buy this beauty (GN2). Could you kindly give me a few reason why you go for the Note2 afterall the OneX is also a very good phone. Or maybe you are rich. Haha. Thanks in advance.
awesome phone.very fast speed nd it can easily fit in pocket not like note 1.