The Samsung GALAXY Note II is an amazing, wondering successor to the device that essentially big-banged the ‘phablet’ universe. It is bigger. It is better, and it is brimming with innovations that carry the expensive well beyond. A GALAXY of creativity.
The galaxy note II is still humongous; 5.5-inch is a notch larger, even, compared to the original note. Still, it is impressive for Samsung to fit it all in a slimness that is still pocket-able. The design screams quality. It might feel a little plasticky, but once you start hefting it the solidness shows. The power and volume buttons are also shrunk and placed at a naturally accessible position. It also looks good, with rounded edges similar to the Galaxy s III.
And the screen, 5.5-inches of super AMOLED with a 1,280×720 resolution. Images here are sharp, bright, clear and vibrant, something creatives could surely appreciate. To complement the size are equally monstrous hardware. The Note II is powered by a 1.6 GHz quad core Exynoa processor, with double the RAM of the previous Note. The result are blazingly fast performance, well capable of handling HD videos and the most intensive games.
The Note II is also the first Samsung device running Android 4.1, layered over by the TouchWiz UI, which does a fine job. Even the battery is huge: a 3100 mAh one of that, even when used constantly with Wi-Fi on, lasted well into midnight with plenty to spare.
There is a S-pen functionality, now improved with 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity. It is great to draw/write/doodle with the S-pen, but the functionality has also been expanded. However the pen over notifications and Air view kicks in with a preview of the content. Drew gestures for quick commands, or use it to easily note on pictures. It goes on and on.
Operating system: Android 4.1(jelly bean)
Processor : 1.6 GHz quad-core processor
Screen : 5.5-inch HD