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Samsung Galaxy Note II

Samsung Galaxy Note II
alaScore 91

10985 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10985 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. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The performance and size also get good feedback.

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. Views about the screen and portability are overall positive. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reception and reliability.

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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

Dec, 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 really like the size and portability. The screen and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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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

Dec, 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. People really like the portability and battery. The usability and performance also get good reviews. Many are negative about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the price.

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)

Dec, 2016

TECHRADAR 2013 - RECOMMENDED!

Expert review by: Phil Lavelle (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review

 

The Note is back, bigger and better

Enormous battery ; Expandable memory ; Amazing screen ; LTE capable ; Blazingly fast

Expensive ; S-Pen is still complicated ; Slow camera shutter ; Size may be a barrier

Update: The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 may be a few months old now, but it's been given some tweaks to make sure it can compete with the class of 2013, including an update to Android 4.1.2. We've updated our review accordingly.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the brand's next-gen hybrid phone and tablet

Beautiful ; bright ; screen ; Great battery life ; Lightning fast

Overbearing TouchWiz UI ; Disappointing speaker ; Very big

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 - Pocket-lint

 

We're in love. This phone may seem wildly illogical, but those fabulous Koreans have somehow managed to create a device that offers so much more than a

Fantastic screen, pen is great, loads and loads of power, great battery life

Handwriting recognition needs some work, it's expensive

When you get the Note 2 out of its box, your first reaction will be to its enormous size. Some will find it absurd, but those who want a big screen with loads of beautiful detail, a much better battery and some cool pen features will "get" it within 10...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Samsung has unveiled the eagerly anticipated and much rumoured Samsung Galaxy Note 2 at its Samsung Mobile Unveiled event at IFA 2012 in Berlin. Despite

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Note II review

 

The beast is back. A year on since Samsung wowed the world with its original Galaxy Note it's back with a new model and this time it's even bigger - with a huge 5.5in display. More surprising is a lack competition in those intervening 12 months, with...

An excellent phone and tablet hybrid with a superior screen and improved stylus, but its size may still put people off

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Expert Reviews Staff (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

 

An excellent phone and tablet hybrid with a superior screen and improved stylus, but its size may still put people off

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review

 

Samsung certainly has the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 pegged as a mobile phone, essentially a Samsung Galaxy S III with an even bigger screen. But with its 5.5in display, it's equally easy to see the Note II, like the last year's Note before it, as a...

Where the Galaxy S II and III were Samsung’s answer to the Apple iPhone, the Note II is a step in another direction for different users – those requiring something more like an old-school PDA, able to work with a stylus for reading handwriting input...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review

 

When we first saw the original Galaxy Note , our initial reaction was that this beast couldn't possibly be a phone: it was just too big. So big it had to be a mini tablet. Then came the S3 , which could also be too big for the smaller handed gadget...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

 

Samsung is responsible for two of the most highly anticipated phones of the year - we\'re talking about the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has another big plus point to shout about though - the S Pen. This is a stylus that uses a Wacom digitiser, making it much more advanced than the average capacitive stylus. It can sense varying pressure levels. To break it...

Oct, 2012

Recommended!

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

 

Samsung's giant phone is back and better than ever. More style, more stylus.

S Pen stylus feels accurate and comfortable ; Fast processor and loads of RAM ; Great screen

Will be too large for some ; A bit plasticky

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity: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:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:No / Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
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
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps
Second Camera:Y / 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:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Certificates

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

Design

Colour of product:Blue / Brown / Grey / Pink / Red / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:139.7 / 14 / 14.1
Display number of colours: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:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text prediction system: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, 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:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / JPG, PNG, TIF
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Speakers:STEREO
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, 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:Y / Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
GPS antenna: No
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / 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:Y / 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 / HSPA+ / HSPA+, HSUPA / HSPA+, HSUPA, WCDMA / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA+, WCDMA
4G:No / Yes
4G bands supported:1900 / 800,900,1800,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / APT-X
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Data network:3G / 3G, 4G / 4G
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / 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:Y / Yes
Camera included:Y / Yes
Connection to PC:Y / Yes
EDGE:Y / Yes
GPRS:Y / Yes
Java technology:Y / Yes
Music player:Y / Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring:Y / Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating:Y / Yes
Video Playback:Y / Yes
Voice Recording:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Digital / Rotary
Wireless Connection:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Office support:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / 4.1 (Jelly Bean) / 4.1.1 / 4.3
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:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector: Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / 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: Yes
USB mass storage:Y / 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:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15.1 / 8.1 / 9.4 / 9.45
Height :15.1 / 151.05 / 8.05 / 9.4 / 9.45
Weight:179 / 180 / 181.6 / 182 / 182.5 / 183 / 192
Width:15.1 / 8.04 / 8.05 / 8.1 / 80.45