The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was the best-selling Android Smartphone in 2012. It has incorporated additional features like a larger 5.5-inch touchscreen, improved stylus functionality and an upgraded hardware design compared to the previous Galaxy Note. Some gadget lovers are still not able to decide whether it’s a phone or tablet, thanks to its larger than life screen. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 offers perfect viewing experience, entertainment on-the-go, easy tasking, amazing expression tools and power performance.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is aesthetically appealing with its chic trimmings on the side, sleek soft keys, and body that is a little wider and longer compared to its predecessor. The phone looks lean, less stubby, and comfy to hold. The buttons situated on the sides, which control volume and power, have been lowered for easy basic operation without shifting the grip. The sides are metallic in finish but made of plastic and the rear is covered with a thin plastic battery cover. The front is covered by a sheet of toughened Corning Gorilla Glass. The most important accessory of all is the re-designed S Pen stylus. It features an ergonomically-friendly triangular stem design, a select button on one of its sides and a rubber tip. The tech specs have improved and the phone even notifies the user with a bleat if it is left behind.
Built with a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, it runs on Android’s Jelly Bean 4.1 Operating System. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 features a 5.5-inch super AMOLED HD Display Custom Lock Touchscreen with 720×1280 resolutions, 2GB RAM Memory, 16GB internal storage, a microSD Slot expandable upto 64GB, a 8 Megapixel Rear Facing, and 1.9 Megapixel Front Facing Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash, Text (SMS) and picture/video (MMS) messaging option, AT&T Navigator, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 Connectivity, Full HTML Web Browser, 3G/4G Broadband, Samsung TouchWiz User Interface, 3100mAh battery, and talk time of upto 2100 minutes. What’s more, the device recognizes the Stylus’ proximity to the screen even before touching it. This creates interaction opportunities for new user experiences and behaviors. The phone also comes with a USB cable, power adapter and a pair of basic IEM-style earphones with an integrated hands free kit/remote. It is available in Marble White, Titanium Grey, Amber Brown, Martian Pink, and Ruby Wine case colors. Based on customizations by carrier, other features include charging pins, FM/TV tuner, and a Single-SIM card support. The Galaxy Note 2 is priced between $400 and $600 on various seller sites.
A true powerhouse of productivity and efficiency, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has improved in every single respect compared to the previous Galaxy Note. The technological aspects have turned up a notch and the phone looks classy and the stylus feels better. The only disadvantage is that the second edition is much pricier than the first.