Advantages: Latest Android OS, Powerful Processor and RAM, Bigger & Better Screen.
Disadvantages: For some people, the size might be a problem.
Design and Looks: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a Phablet (hybrid of Phone and a Tablet) which has large 5.5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The screen has a pixel density of ~267 ppi, employs the new TouchWiz UI and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. There is a much improved S Pen stylus too in the offing.
Hardware and Software: Galaxy Note 2 comes with the latest Android OS v4.1 (Jelly Bean) in conjunction with the powerful Quad-core 1.6 GHz Processor and 2GB RAM which results in a very rich user experience without any slow down while multitasking. The phone has Exynos 4412 Chipset and Mali-400MP GPU makes the gaming experience very rich.
Camera, Music and Multimedia: The very capable 8 MP primary camera and 1.9 MP secondary camera combinations in Galaxy Note 2 adds value to this super phone. The primary camera comes with autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilization. Instant sharing adds to the social value of the phone. The music player can play MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3 andFLAC formats and the video player can play MP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264 and H.263 formats.
Internal and External Storage: The phone comes with internal storage options of 16/32/64 GB of which 16GB and 32Gb versions are available in India. External storage via microSD upto 64 GB also is available.
Connectivity Options: The phone can work on quad band 2G, quad band 3G as well as 4G LTE networks. In addition to GPRS and EDGE, Galaxy Note 2 can be connected to internet via 3G and 4G. 3G Speed of HSDPA 21 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps makes download and storage very easy. 4G option is country specific and India it is not available. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot and NFC.
Battery and Talk Time: The phone comes with Standard Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery and offers pretty good talk time of Up to 35 hrs for 2G and up to 16 hrs for 3G and Standy by Time Up to 980 hrs for 2G and Up to 890 hrs for 3G.
New in Galaxy Note 2: MultiWindow, Airview, Quickcommand, Popup Note, Easy Clip, Idea Sketch, Best Face, Photo Note, Paper Artist, Handwriting on SPlanner/Email, Improved SPen and SNote.
Our Verdict: Samsung Galaxy note 2 is one of the best phones available in India and the price also is very good.
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|Release Date||2012, September|
|Operating System||Android v4.1.1 Jelly Bean|
|Upgradable to||Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean|
|Processor||1.6 GHz Quad Core Cortex-A9 Processor|
|Chipset||Exynos 4412 Quad|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|RAM & STORAGE|
|Internal Memory||16 GB|
|External Storage||microSD upto 64 GB|
|Cloud Storage||Dropbox upto 50 GB storage|
|DISPLAY & TOUCH|
|Touch Screen||Yes, Capacitive|
|Screen Type||Super AMOLED|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels|
|Pixel Density||~267 ppi|
|User Interface||TouchWiz UI|
|Multi-touch||Yes, Touch-sensitive controls|
|Stylus||Yes, S Pen stylus|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 2|
|Rear Camera||8 MP|
|Front Camera||1.9 MP|
|Camera Features||3264x2448 pixels with autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network||LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 2100 - N7105|
|Dimensions||151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm|
|Color||Titanium Gray, Marble White|
|Browser||HTML5, Adobe Flash|
|3G||HSDPA 42 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps|
|4G||LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL|
|GPS||Yes, A-GPS support|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct|
|MUSIC & VIDEO|
|Radio||Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS|
|Ringtones||Vibration, MP3, WAV|
|Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS|
|IM||Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service|
|Battery Type||Standard battery Li-Ion 3100 mAh|
|Talktime||Up to 35 hrs for 2G and up to 16 hrs for 3G|
|Standy by Time||Up to 980 hrs for 2G and Up to 890 hrs for 3G|
|APPS & GAMES|
|Built-in Apps||Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration, Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), Image/video editor, Calendar, Organizer|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|S-Voice natural language commands and dictation, Smart Stay and Smart Rotate eye tracking, SNS integration, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Voice memo/dial/commands, Predictive text input (Swype)|
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