Please read the above review if you are considering this phone.
Let me start off by saying I read a lot of online reviews and this one is one of the best I have ever read. I admit I am actually posting this a few weeks later than what I would have wanted to. When I was hungry for information at this phone launch, this reviewer (or gsmarena team, if that's how you want to be identified as :) ) quenched my thirst.
I visit gsmarena day very often for the reliable specification of mobile phones. Never thought they could come out with reviews like this. Appreciate the attention to detail the writer has shown. There was only I thing I could do after reading this review, BUY the phone :)
Please don't interpret this as the reviewer being positively biased towards the product :P
I can now say (after owning the phone for 3 weeks) that this is a stunner of a phone. One of the best screens u could ever see on a mobile device, blacks are truly black and colors are vibrant as you love. Way better outdoor / sunlight readability than all other AMOLEDs / SAMOLEDs. Very intuitive software and UI, blazing fast operation and close-to-none benchmark results. Hate to give credit, but I have to give it up to Samsung for the work they have put in on this device. I have to admit this is the sturdiest feeling Samsung phone yet. Plastics aren't cheap one bit and it sure has a premium feel. I am not comparing this to the premium feel or look the iphone 5 gives but then if you are spending half the money and getting twice the performance, no price for guessing who wins the Bang-for-the-buck award! Also bear in mind the real estate of this phone, iphone 5 with its 4 inch screen looks like the wannabe kid next door trying to the fight the HULK! :D
Totally in love with the phone and would suggest readers to go buy it if your card and your girlfriend allows you to :)
Disclaimer: I neither mean nor intend to convey any offence to apple users, its just a fair comparison.
P.S: This reviewer has successfully managed to make me his fan :)
AnonD-13569, 25 Nov 2012lol.. its d only phablet in mkt?? so has to b d best in d categorysorry you sis not see droid dna , htc deluxe, zte and huawei and lenovo offerings , sony will soonly also enter and others ( only droids of course) , but however always samsung and sony will be the best! sony is premium and samsung is valuable and smart!
Amazing device, converted from an HTC one x and was the best thing I ever did. Not just screen and speed but things like filming in slow motion, best face is amazing technology and that easy clip thing with the s pen is so so handy!!
You won't regret buying this honestly from a once happy HTC customer
AnonD-77609, 25 Nov 2012Everything successor is just an improved version of it's predecessor. S3 is just an improved v... more920 is not as "revolutionary" as Nokia and Microsoft want you to think, it is only a very small "upgrade" from 900, and even every Eclair Android phone is far better than the WP8 920!
The 920 camera is not even as good as the iPhone camera, and the only, only, good thing about the 920 camera is in low light and when taking stable videos!
920 is not customizable at all, because choosing and be able to change colour and size of the "tiles" is not real customization, even though Microsoft and Nokia tries to fool you into think it actually is the most "customizable" phone-os of all!
PSY, 24 Nov 2012Best Phablet! lol.. its d only phablet in mkt?? so has to b d best in d category
Doesn't run fb properly through app mobile or regular. While reading webpages it randomly resizes. Calendar doesn't line up properly. While swiping it sometimes throws while words in the middle. Overall my worst phone since nokia days. I don't suggest this for anyone who uses there phone for greater than 10 hours a day
AnonD-252, 24 Nov 2012920 is just a "improved" 900, and it is really a bad design because of the very unco... moreEverything successor is just an improved version of it's predecessor. S3 is just an improved version of S2, Note 2 is just an improved Note, and so on
I have the note and the note 2 the note 1 has what seams to be a biger screen despite 5.3 and the note 2 a 5.5 and has more mp on the front camera it has more mega pixles and can stream football and tv straight from the net but it is slow. the note 2 is almost the same as the not one but a lot lot faster but then cant strean has less screen pixles and less mega pixles if the note was faster i would pic that the note 2 over 1 if it could streem any one know how i can make this happen. hope this helps a little. any questions please ask Tbird_taylor@hotmail.co.uk
AnonD-252, 24 Nov 2012Sorry, I missed your link before so this was "new" for me! There is always going to ... moreSorry Thomas its my mistake, it's really a new thing for me also. I thought you are showing usb cable to attach keyboard or mouse. But you are showing hdmi, thanks for that informatio. I will try that too :-):-):-)
Sorry, I missed your link before so this was "new" for me! There is always going to be a lot of repetion among these comments, and new users ask the same questions as have already been answered many times before...
AnonD-252, 24 Nov 2012Note II can be used as a PC http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9nh2NSLgaII Same things that I already posted here before :) 2 months ago:-) so nothing new :-) but he made video from my info that's good.
NOTE THAT you can use any android mobile like that.. i am using note 2 though and samsung galaxy ace plus.
I believe still huge things yet need to be discovered.. :-):-)
Note II can be used as a PC http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9nh2NSLgaII
Got a gnote2 a day ago, loaded it with some apps and what do i get, the next day, the phone just crashed, had free 268mb on the phone memory, all my apps and games were loaded on the phone memory cos they can't be moved to the sd card, pls i need some advice, why did it crash?
In my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 I have a problem with Gallery.When Itry to import a picture from Gallery to an app (just like picarts)It only shows Camera Album.If Anyone has this trouble or a solution for this, please tell me.Thank you so much!
dk, 22 Nov 2012Anybody can tell me , how to move applications from internal phone memory to External SD card ... moreWhat i heard from others is the Note II has to be mod to exchange the sd card with internal memory. I don't really know what does "mod" mean..
AnonD-11505, 22 Nov 2012Skype will not do video calls on my note 2. Tried everything. Asked it to use front camera a... morehey dude! are you sure you getting the original Note II? So far i've tried using Skype video call, viber voice call, and any apps i've downloaded, no problem at all so far.
tick tak Toe, 23 Nov 2012Anyone who is using Galaxy Note 2 - i want to buy a galaxy note 2 , plz suggest if it is wort... moreThe problem you need to think of is the size of Note II, because it's really bigger than a usual phone. Until now i'm still can't get used to it in my pocket, haha.. But it's worth it by sacrifice it as the screen is really awesome and crystal clear, you will know it when you use it to watch video, surf internet and playing games. Once you get used to this phone, you will feel that every phone is so small, haha~
Kigeng, 23 Nov 2012I am thnking of buying a dual sim phone but happy when I heard that note II dual sim was lunch... moreSo far i didn't hear any news about Dual Sim Note II, are you sure it's available in the market now? China has many fake phones there.. Be careful dude!