Samsung Galaxy Note-2 Reviewing {Pros & Cons} – Harshad singla

An updated version of the surprisingly successful Galaxy Note, this device is half phone, half tablet, offering a large-scale screen and a (just about) pocket-sized frame.It was a concept that really shouldn’t have succeeded; a phone with a finger-stretching 5.3-inch screen by rights should be a laughable spectacle, yet it found a receptive audience and at the time of writing has sold five million units worldwide. Such was its popularity that Samsung has released a successor in double-quick time and true to form has equipped it with an even larger display. We can hear trouser pockets all over the globe groaning with discomfort already.

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Screen size isn’t the only thing the Galaxy Note 2 brings to the table. It’s packing a Exynos 4412 chip-set which contains a quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, aided by a roomy 2GB of RAM. There’s some fearsome power contained within the imposing frame of this massive mobile, as well as Android 4.1 (also known as Jelly Bean) and a smattering of exclusive Samsung applications which take advantage of the phone’s signature S Pen stylus.

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Utilizing Electro-Magnetic Resonance (EMR) technology, the stylus is incredibly accurate, even more so than the traditional pressure-based pen you’d encounter on a device like the Nintendo 3DS or the Wii U Game-pad. Its most impressive party trick is the fact that it works even when the tip isn’t touching the screen – this “floating” state (dubbed “Air View” by Samsung) is used to show additional information about menu selections, similar to rolling your mouse pointer over an image on your PC monitor.

When we (harshad & Himanshu) – part of Reliable 4 You worked over & indulged in some pretty heavy use on the first day of the test – surfing the web, playing games, watching HD videos, that kind of thing – yet the Galaxy Note 2’s battery was still goading us for more punishment as the day came to a close. With a more moderate usage pattern you can easily get two days or more out of a single charge – something that, in our personal experience at least, has never been possible for Android power users. Even better, the battery is replaceable, so you can always carry a spare for those long trips.

Samsung Galaxy Note-2 Specs:-

  • Dimensions: 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4mm
  • Weight: 183g
  • Chip set : Exynos 4412
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex A9
  • Graphics Core: Mali-400MP
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Screen: 5.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus 720×1280 pixel screen (267 ppi pixel density)
  • Storage: 16GB and 32GB variants available, MicroSD card slot for expansion (up to 64GB in size)
  • Camera: 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p video, front-facing 1.9 megapixel camera for video calls
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Other Features: 3100 M.Ah battery, NFC, Gorilla Glass 2, Micro-SIM slot, S Pen stylus
Pros: Brilliant screen; Excellent performance; Extensive multimedia support; Great battery life; Packed with features;camera
Cons: Uncomfortable for single-handed use; S-Voice is worse than Siri.
– Discussed by Reliable Team

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Box Contents:-

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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  • S Pen – Stylus
  • Battery
  • Micro USB Cable
  • 3 Pin UK Mains Adapter
  • Stereo Headset with replacement ear-buds
  • Documentation

Samsung GALAXY Note II
MRP: Rs 41,700
Street Price (As On 12-Dec-2012): was Rs 36,000(INR)

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