Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung are certainly busy this year with their launch of the Galaxy S3 only a few months ago and not to mention the lawsuits. That hasn’t slowed them down at all and they have just launched their newest device which is the Galaxy Note 2. The successor to the hugely popular Galaxy Note which was deemed one of the best smartphones and only true phone/tablet hybrid. Samsung want to prove something with the Galaxy Note series and they are aiming high this time with the Galaxy Note 2. So let’s jump straight into the review and look at some specs first.

  • 5.55-inch Super HD AMOLED display
  • 1.6GHZ Exynos Quad-Core Processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Wacom Digitizer(S-Pen)
  • 8MP Camera with 1080p 30fps recording
  • 1.9MP front facing camera
  • WiFi B/G/N, Bluetooth 4.0
  • MHL/USB Host 2.0
That is the main list of specs for the Galaxy Note 2 and those alone will make for a great review, but check out the full list of specs below.

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Samsung GALAXY Note II Product Specifications


3G: HSPA+ 21Mbps (HSDPA 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps)4G LTE: 100Mbps/ 50Mbps (HDSPA 42Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps)


1.6 GHz quad-core processor


5.5HD Super AMOLED (1,280 x 720)


Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)


Main(Rear): 8 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash, BSISub(Front): 1.9 Megapixel VT Camera, BSIBest Photo, Best Faces, Low light shot


Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8, Format: 3GP(MP4), WMV(ASF), AVI, FLV, MKV, WebMFull HD(1080p) Playback & Recording


Codec: MP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, ACC+, eAAC+, AMR(NB,WB), MIDI, WAV, AC-3, Flac Music Player with SoundAlive

3.5mm Ear Jack

S Pen Optimized Features

S Pen Experience S Note, S Planner,Email with hand-writing integration– S Pen Keeper

– Quick Command, Easy Clip,Photo Note, Paper Artist

Air View
Popup Note, Popup Video
Shape Match, Formula Match

Sharing Features

Samsung AllShare Play & ControlSamsung AllShare Cast(WiFi Display) – Mirroring & ExtensionSamsung AllShare Framework
S Beam

Content Features & Services

Samsung Apps
Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air
Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel
Samsung Hub

  • Game Hub

Learning Hub* / Music Hub* / Video Hub* / Media Hub*(US only)

Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service
Samsung S Suggest
Smart Stay, Direct Call, Screen Recorder, Quick Glance
Page Buddy/ Tag Buddy/ Word Buddy

Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude
Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies
Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,
Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads


Enterprise Solutions

(upon request)

On Device Encryption (H/W)Microsoft Exchange ActiveSyncVPN(F5, Cisco, Juniper)

MDM(Sybase Afaria, MobileIron, SOTI, Good)


VMware MVP




Bluetooth® v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support) LEUSB 2.0 HostWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi HT40

Wi-Fi Direct




Accelerometer, RGB Light,Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer


16/32/64GB User memory + 2GB (RAM)microSD (up to 64GB)


80.5 x 151.1 x 9.4 mm, 180 g


Standard battery, Li-ion 3,100mAh


That is one big list of specs, Samsung really aimed high for this device. So let’s not waste anymore time, click over to the next page to begin.

Page 1 – Specifications
Page 2 – Design
Page 3 – Camera performance(Photos and Video)
Page 4 – Dispaly, TouchWiz and S-Pen
Page 5 – Benchmarks
Page 6 – Conclusion

Craig O'Sullivan

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