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Samsung Galaxy Note II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11331 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note II. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The performance and usability are also appreciated.

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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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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. Opinions about the screen and portability are generally positive. The size and performance also get good reviews. The reception and reliability get negative opinions.

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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, 2018

Consumer review (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. Some have doubts 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, 2018

Consumer review (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. People really like the portability and battery. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Views are divided on the price, while some have doubts about the reliability.

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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, 2018

Expert review by : Brad Molen (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note II for T-Mobile review

 

More Info Samsung Galaxy Note II (N7100) review Samsung Galaxy Note II (T-Mobile) hands-on Samsung Galaxy Note II (AT&T) hands-on The Samsung Galaxy Note II is coming to America, and unlike its predecessor, it's not being as quiet about the move. In a...

T-Mobile's best performing phone to date ; WiFi calling ; Wonderful battery life ; Compatible with T-Mobile's 42Mbps HSPA+ network

T-Mobile's version is more expensive ; Multi-window not available at launch

T-Mobile's Galaxy Note II is nearly identical to the global model, and is the best phone on its lineup so far -- as long as you're willing to pay a premium.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note II US review: One for all

 

Following closely the footsteps of its international sibling, the US Samsung Galaxy Note II takes on our review course. Just like its smaller brother, the Galaxy S III, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is launching across all major carriers.

Quad-band GSM and quad-band 3G with 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support ; LTE connectivity (carrier dependent) ; 5.5" 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of HD (720 x 1280 pixel) resolution ; Android OS v4.1 with TouchWiz launcher ; 1.6...

Large size makes single-hand operation problematic ; No dedicated camera key ; All plastic construction (would have probably weighed a ton otherwise, though) ; No FM radio (the N7100 has one)

A year ago, the Samsung Galaxy Note was barely taken seriously as a contender in the smartphone race. Several million units sold later, it is a wide spread consensus that Samsung has created and claimed for itself a brand new niche in the smartphone...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Brad Molen (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note II review

 

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Much improved S Pen experience ; Quad-core Exynos offers mind-blowing performance ; Beautiful, vibrant display ; Thinner and easier to hold than original Note

SIM-free version is a little pricey ; MHL only works using Samsung adapter

The Galaxy Note II is a huge improvement over its predecessor, and offers fantastic performance and innovative features.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : GSM Arena (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 review: Writing home

 

Quad-band GSM and quad-band 3G with 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support, Optional LTE connectivity, 5.5" 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of HD (720 x 1280 pixel) resolution, Android OS v4.1 with TouchWiz launcher, 1.6 GHz quad-core...

Large size makes single-hand operation problematic, No dedicated camera key, All plastic construction (would have probably weighed a ton otherwise, though), S Pen not as good as on the Note 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 is one beast of a droid and a major step forward for the class it represents. The second generation of the phablet is a massive upgrade, doubling the processing power of the predecessor, and bringing a bigger, and...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 preview: A closer look

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is the epitome of the "go big or go home" mantra. From the screen, processing power, through the software package and the revival of the stylus, everything has been pushed right to the very edge of current technology.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : es.engadget.com (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note II, análisis

 

Llega el momento de hacer balance de nuestra la experiencia con el Galaxy Note II tras estos días de prueba y la sensación general ha sido muy positiva. Nuestro protagonista demuestra sin problemas que segundas partes sí que pueden ser buenas (¡...y de...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note II preview: First look

 

The original Galaxy Note was a runaway success despite all the doubts that its size and stylus caused. It's understandable then, why the new Samsung Galaxy Note II was greeted with so much excitement. It brings a new and improved screen, boosts...

Aug, 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.

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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 software, gimmicky stylus -- still haunt the sequel.

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

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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3030 / 3100 / 4100
Battery performance:3030 / 3100 / 4100
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):10
Browsing time (4G):10
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11
Continuous audio playback time:67
Continuous video playback time:11
Standby time (2G):500 / 800 / 870 / 980
Standby time (3G):490 / 500 / 510 / 550 / 630 / 67 / 800 / 890
Standby time (4G):470 / 550 / 840
Talk time (2G):12 / 15 / 21.2 / 21.3 / 24 / 35
Talk time (3G):15 / 15.2 / 15.3 / 16 / 16.5 / 17 / 21 / 9

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing:No / Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3 / 1.9
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8 / 9
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Negative film, Sepia / Black&White, Sepia, Solarisation
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8 / 9
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps
Scan technology:CMOS
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3 / 1.9
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Certificates

Body SAR:0.369 / 1.30
Body SAR (EU):0.369 / 1.30
Head SAR:0.171 / 0.43
Head SAR (EU):0.171 / 0.43
Head SAR category (EU):A
SAR value:0.369
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.369

Design

Color of product:Blue / Brown / Grey / Pink / Red / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.5 / 5.55
Display number of colors:16.0 / 16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:AMOLED / SAMOLED
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch sensitive screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:Swype, T9, XT9 / T9
Text prediction system type:Swype,T9,XT9 / T9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AC3, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AC3, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AC3, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, M4A, MIDI, MMF, MP3, QCP, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, WVE / AAC, AC3, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AC3, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, WAV / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AC3, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AC3, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, TXT, XLS, XLSX
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / JPG, PNG, TIF
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Speakers:Stereo
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, MP4, MPEG2, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, DIVX, FLV, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV, WMV9 / AVI, DIVX, FLV, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / DAT, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, WEBM, WMV8, XVID / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV, XVID / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG1, MPEG4, WMV / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8 / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9 / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / H.263, H.264 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VMW7, VP8, WMV, WMV9 / MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV9
Video compression formats:3GP, DivX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / H.263, H.264 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,MP4,MPEG2,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,DIVX,FLV,H.263,H.264,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WMV,WMV9 / AVI,DIVX,FLV,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,WMV / DAT,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WMV / DIVX,H.263,H.264,MP4,MPEG4,VC-1,WEBM,WMV8,XVID / DIVX,H.263,H.264,MP4,WMV,XVID / DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG1,MPEG4,WMV / DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8 / DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WMV / DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WMV7,WMV8,WMV9 / DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV / H.263,H.264 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,VMW7,VP8,WMV,WMV9 / MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WMV9
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
GPS antenna:No / Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900 / 850,900,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GPRS / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,EVDO,HSPA+,UMTS / HSDPA / HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA / HSDPA,HSPA,HSPA+ / HSPA+ / HSPA+,HSUPA / HSPA+,HSUPA,WCDMA / HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA+,WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:1900 / 800,900,1800,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / APT-X
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Data network:3G / 3G, 4G / 4G
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
Connection to PC: Yes
EDGE: Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, Google Voice Search, Google+, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
T9 text input: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital / Rotary
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Customizable video ring tones:Y
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.1 / 4.1 (Jelly Bean) / 4.1.1 / 4.3
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Icons, Shortcuts, Widgets / Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector:Y
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Samsung Exynos / STE
Processor frequency:1.6

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.1 / 4.1 (Jelly Bean) / 4.1 Jelly Bean / 4.1.1 / 4.3

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSDHC / SDXC
Included memory card size:16
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory card hot swapping:Y
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, Google Voice Search, Google+, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.37 / 0.372 / 3.19 / 5.94
Height:0.37 / 0.372 / 3.17 / 5.94 / 5.95
Weight:6.31 / 6.35 / 6.41 / 6.42 / 6.44 / 6.46 / 6.77
Width:3.17 / 3.19 / 5.94