The Ultimate Samsung Galaxy Note II Review: T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon & Sprint

The Galaxy Note 2 is finally here, the Phablet successor to the original Galaxy Note is finally here. currently available on T-Mobile & Sprint and hitting Verizon & AT&T in the coming weeks. Measuring in at 3.16 inches (80.5mm) wide, 5.95 inches (151.1mm) tall and 0.37 inches (9.4mm) deep, the Galaxy Note II is slightly thinner, narrower and taller than its predecessor. Sporting a  5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen with 16:9 aspect ratio, the standard for true HD video viewing, and comes with a 3,100 mAh battery, which is 24 percent larger than the original Galaxy Note. It features a 1280 x 720 HD Super AMOLED display, quad-core 1.6GHz Exynos processor ( yes with LTE for AT&T, Verizon, Sprint & yes even T-Mobile, though dormant), 2GB RAM and ships with a skinned version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Plus an even larger S pen with a whole new bag of tricks.

The Galaxy Note II is the first Samsung device to ship with Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.1, ). The whole experienced is enhanced with Android 4.1 with TouchWiz feel written all over. This includes Google Now (long-press the menu button to activate it), expandable notifications and predictive keyboard, even the Jelly Bean easter egg is there.Also Samsung services from the Galaxy SIII are added to the Note II, such as Smart Stay, S Voice, AllShare Cast and S Beam. (S Beam, by the way, adds the ability to transfer Note II docs to other Note II devices as well as the Galaxy SIII ( So it is safe to say it will work with future Samsung Devices), Popup video, which allows your selected video to “hover” over other apps, allowing you to multitask,really works well with the Galaxy Note II larger 5.5-inch display

The S Pen on the Note II has also been give a major boost. with improved featured, for starters S Note can be activated once you remove the S pen from its holding bay; to give you quick access to your note pad. Improved feature sets with email, calendar and PowerPoint documents. Better cropping features by using the S Pen to trace your cropped outline on screen and clip the image to any location of choice . Airview allows you to hover the S Pen over a video timeline to get a preview in the Airview window of what’s ahead or where you like to jump to in the video. Also in the gallery app, you can hover on you photo albums and airview will expand the album to show you what’s inside.

To sum up the Galaxy Note II; I would call it the Galaxy SIII on steroids, its got a faster better processor with 2GB of ram, an improved S Pen with and a bigger battery. So may say its too large. Then Samsung has an answer for you with the One handed operations function that allows you to use certain functions on the device to fit your needs, like the dialer and keyboard. Overall the Galaxy Note to from Samsung is a worth successor tot the original Galaxy Note and a fun device to use.