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Samsung Galaxy Note II

Samsung Galaxy Note II
alaScore 91

10980 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10980 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note II. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the portability and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and size are also appreciated.

usability, size, performance, screen, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Note II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy Note II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 665 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note II from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The size and performance also get good reviews. The reception and reliability get less positive opinions.

usability, performance, size, portability, screen

reliability, reception

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 16GB SIM-Free Smartphone - Titanium GreySamsung Galaxy Note 2 16GB SIM-Free Smartphone - Titanium Grey

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Note II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3209 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and portability. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

performance, usability, screen, portability, size

reliability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Note II GT-N7100 - factory unlocked- 16GB GraySamsung Galaxy Note II GT-N7100 - factory unlocked- 16GB Gray

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Galaxy Note II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note II from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the portability and battery are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good views. There are some mixed views about the price, while some have doubts about the reliability.

screen, performance, usability, battery, portability

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung GT-N7100 16 GB Galaxy Note II Unlocked Phone with 8 MP Camera and 1.9 MP Secondary Camera, No Warranty (Titanium Gray)Samsung GT-N7100 16 GB Galaxy Note II Unlocked Phone with 8 MP Camera and 1.9 MP Secondary Camera, No Warranty (Titanium Gray)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Galaxy Note II GT-N7100 Smartphone

 

Revamped phablet. The sleeves are too short or it tweaks at the waist - a clear case for a half-size. This was likely what Samsung thought when designing the Galaxy Note. The second edition just cannot be pigeonholed into a standard size. It is now...

Good workmanship, Very big screen, Powerful platform, Viewing angle stable, high-contrast screen, Very long battery runtime, Fairly good camera, Wi-Fi for 2.4 and 5 GHz, The courage to bridge the gap or, better, to fill the niche. Samsung does not need...

Mediocre choice of materials, Averagely bright screen, Slight bluish cast, Limited mobility, No LTE, A higher-quality material impression and a bit more brightness. LTE would be the icing on the cake

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Eliane Fiolet (ubergizmo.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Review

 

Last year at IFA, Samsung introduced a new class of handset with the launch of its original Galaxy Note, smartphones with huge displays (5-inch+) that we internally call “phablets”. Its successor, the Galaxy Note 2 features a larger display (5.5”), [...]

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is one of the best 4G LTE device that we had the opportunity to test (the LG Optimus G, the iPhone 5 or the Galaxy S3 would be contenders for that title), and the combination of a large 5.5” screen, LTE speeds and a good...

Oct, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note II (Verizon)

 

With its large display, improved pen features and epic battery life, the Samsung Galaxy Note II for Verizon continues to be the gold standard for big-screen phones.

Large display with sharp details and bright colors; Epic battery life; Useful pen features; Dual-view multitasking option; Strong graphics and performance; Blistering 4G LTE speed; Fast camera

Size can be overwhelming; Display dimmer than competing phones; Design has unnecessary logos

Click to EnlargeFrom its huge 5.5-inch display to the improved S Pen and fast quad-core CPU, Samsung took everything we loved about the original Note and supersized it while providing the longest battery life you can get on a 4G LTE phone. The...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note II (Verizon Wireless)

 

With a fast quad-core processor, a big, gorgeous display, and features galore, the Samsung Galaxy Note II delivers almost everything a huge-screen smartphone should—just make sure you look at the HTC Droid DNA first.

Massive high-definition screen. Fast quad-core processor. Includes a pressure-sensitive stylus and well-designed note-taking and drawing software. Runs Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" out of the box. Good call quality. Stellar battery life.

Very large. A few minor hiccups in gaming performance. Samsung's heavy UI layer isn't to everyone's taste.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Nathan Olivarez-Giles (wired.com)

Review: Samsung Galaxy Note II

 

If you must have a gigantic smartphone, the Note II is a solid performer. But the problems of the first-generation Note -- unwieldy size, messy...

One of the fastest, most powerful smartphones Samsung has ever built. Two-day battery life is phenomenal. Front and rear cameras are great. The same phone is offered on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, U.S. Cellular. The display is beautiful and great...

The 5.5-inch display and stylus make the Note II unwieldy, and it requires two hands to do just about anything with it. The stylus is a novelty and doesn’t improve productivity. S Voice is the worst digital assistant app out there. Samsung’s TouchWiz...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Daniel Howley (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note II (T-Mobile)

 

Samsung's Galaxy Note II for T-Mobile offers a gorgeous 5.5-inch display, innovative pen features and killer firepower, but you'll pay more versus other carriers.

Gorgeous 5.5-inch display; Powerful processor; Snappy camera; Improved S Pen; Very long battery life

No LTE yet; Pricey; Size makes it a bit unwieldy

Click to EnlargeWith a gorgeous 5.5-inch Super AMOLED Display, quad-core CPU, improved S Pen and industry-leading battery life, the Galaxy Note II from Samsung is easily one of the best phones on T-Mobile. But should you get it from this carrier? The...

Nov, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note II (U.S. Cellular)

 

The Galaxy Note II for U.S. Cellular ($299.99 direct) is many things, but above all, it's the most phone there is. It gives you more screen, more processor, and more OS than just about any other phone out there. It's also a significant improvement over...

Massive high-definition screen. Fast quad-core processor. Includes a pressure-sensitive stylus and well-designed note-taking and drawing software. Runs Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" out of the box. Good call quality. No bloatware

Very large. A few minor hiccups in gaming performance. Very limited 4G LTE coverage

With a fast quad-core processor, a big, gorgeous display, and features galore, the Samsung Galaxy Note II delivers everything a huge-screen smartphone should.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: David Eitelbach (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note II (Sprint)

 

With a bigger screen, faster processor and sharper S Pen, the only thing that can hold back the Galaxy Note II is Sprint's 3G-only network.

Strong graphics and performance; Large display with sharp details and bright colors; Fast camera; Improved S Pen

Size can be somewhat overwhelming; Slow 3G speeds; A tad pricey

Click to EnlargeWith a gorgeous 5.5-inch Super AMOLED Display, quad-core CPU, improved S Pen and industry-leading battery life, the Galaxy Note II from Samsung has the hallmarks of one of the all-time-greatest phones. Unfortunately, Sprint's 3G-only...

Nov, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note II (Sprint)

 

With a fast quad-core processor, a big, gorgeous display, and features galore, the Samsung Galaxy Note II delivers everything a huge-screen smartphone should, but Sprint really needs to build out its LTE network.

Massive high-definition screen. Fast quad-core processor. Includes a pressure-sensitive stylus and well-designed note-taking and drawing software. Runs Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" out of the box. Fast LTE, if you can get it. Good call quality.

Very large. A few minor hiccups in gaming performance. Sprint's 4G LTE coverage map is still very thin.

Oct, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note II (AT&T)

 

With a fast quad-core processor, a big, gorgeous display, and features galore, the Samsung Galaxy Note II delivers everything a huge-screen smartphone should. If you want a phone that doubles as a small tablet, it's the best you'll find.

Fast LTE. Massive high-definition screen. Fast quad-core processor. Includes a pressure-sensitive stylus and well-designed note-taking and drawing software. Runs Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" out of the box. Stellar call quality.

Very large. A few minor hiccups in gaming performance.

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (3G):10
Browsing time (4G):10
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.9
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8 / 9

Certificates

Head SAR category (EU):A

Design

Standard colour:Grey / White

Display

Screen shape:Flat

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GPRS / GSM
3G standards:CDMA, EVDO, HSPA+, UMTS / HSDPA / HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSPA, HSPA+ / HSPA+ / HSPA+, HSUPA / HSPA+, HSUPA, WCDMA / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA+, WCDMA
4G:No / Yes
4G bands supported:1900 / 800,900,1800,2600
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
Lightning connector: Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB port: Yes

Storage

Memory card hot swapping: Yes