Samsung Galaxy Note II
About a year ago Samsung presented an interesting concept that was supposed to become a real failure. Just imagine – a strange combination of a smart-phone and a tablet packed in a 5.8-inch gadget with a 5.3-inch touch-screen. It looked like Samsung has traveled back in time and got back with an idea to revive old-fashioned devices with big screens and styluses.
But you can imagine my surprise when after a month or so Samsung has managed to sell a couple of millions of the Galaxy Note devices all over the world and even now this gadget seems to be popular among Samsung and Android fans. But today I would like to talk about the Note’s successor that is called the Samsung Galaxy Note II and has lots of things to share with potential buyers.
Samsung Galaxy Note II has been announced at the end of August and is now available for purchase all over the world. Unlike the first model, the Galaxy Note II has a bit bigger screen but, for some reason, a bit smaller resolution capacity: 5.3-inch with 1,280 x 800 pixels (285ppi) on the first phablet vs 5.5-inch with 1,280 x 720 pixels (267ppi) on the second phablet. I know that things should have been just the other way round but probably in order to reduce the power consuming issues Samsung came up with a decision like this. The good news is that you won’t even notice the difference so, if a couple of pixels is not an issue – you should definitely consider the gadget to be your next helper.
From the outside the Galaxy Note II looks a lot like a bigger version of the Galaxy S III. If you recall, the very same story happened with the original Note and the Galaxy S II. In other words, you can expect the new Note to behave a lot like its inspiration – the S III. Being familiar with all the modern things that manufacturer put inside their gadgets, a regular user won’t be surprised to find a 1.6GHz Auad-core Exynos 4412 processor, 2 GB of RAM, an 8 MP rear camera and 1.9 MP front-facing one, NFC connectivity, microSD card slot that supports 64 GB cards and a variety of supported radios including LTE. But, there is something special about this device that will push you to make another step forward to the closest Mobile shop in your area: in order to keep things running properly as long as possible, Samsung equipped its phablet with 3,100mAh battery. It is better than 2,500mAh one the original Note has. Also, being inspired by the first Note’s success, Samsung integrated the “Note” possibilities even deeper. With a bigger screen and fresh Android Jelly Bean OS you can expand your opportunities and, for example, watch videos and take notes at the same time. Of course, the S Pen is included.
In conclusion I would like to say that the Galaxy Note is a decent device and it should be a nice choice for those people who would like to have universal mobile device for everything. This is definitely not a smart-phone and it’s a bit small for a tablet. But still it is an amazing Android based gadget that won’t lose its actuality for another couple of years.