Samsung Galaxy Note 2

price N/A launch Sep, 2012

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 10 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Better ergonomics, and slightly more compact body than the original Galaxy Note
  • Gigantic screen
  • Absolutely stunning AMOLED display (possibly the best display on a smartphone to date)
  • S Pen is longer and thicker now, and feels much more ergonomic in the hand (compared to the original Note)
  • S Pen apps and features are quite useful
  • Silky smooth Android interface
  • Super fast quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM
  • Super fast web browser
  • Very good camera
  • Excellent loudspeaker
  • Great music player with 'Music Square' that places your songs in a mood matrix
  • Excellent call quality
  • Very good battery life

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • As with the original Note, the main disadvantage of the gigantic phone is the same as its main advantage - its huge screen - you can forget about pocket comfort and one-handed operation

10 expert review(s)


video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.1, Upgradeable to 4.4
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • Scratch Resistant
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
Processor/RAM
Processor1.6 GHz, Quad Core
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes
Battery
Battery Capacity3100 mAh
Dimensions
Weight180 gm
Thickness9.4 mm
Camera
Camera8.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes
Other Camera Features
  • Touch Focus
  • Smile Detection
  • Face Detection
  • Image Stabilization
Secondary Camera1.9 MP
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
TV OutYes, via MHL
DLNAYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store, Samsung Apps
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • S Pen
  • S Pen Optimized Features- S Note, S Planner, Email with hand writing integration, S Pen Keeper, Quick Command, Easy Clip, Photo Note, Paper Artist, Shape Match, Formula Match
  • Smart Stay eye tracking
  • Direct Call
  • Screen Recorder
  • Quick Glance
  • Multitasking Features- Air View, Popup Note, Popup Play, Page Buddy / Tag Buddy / Word Buddy
  • Enterprise Solutions- On Device Encryption (H/W), Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, VPN (F5, Cisco, Juniper), MDM (Sybase Afaria, MobileIron, SOTI, Good), CCX, VMware MVP
  • WiFi Direct
  • S Beam
  • AllShare Play & Control
  • AllShare Cast (WiFi Display)
  • AllShare Framework
  • Image Editor
  • Video Editor
  • Barometer
  • Dropbox (50 GB storage)
  • Samsung Hub- Game Hub, Learning Hub, Music Hub, Video Hub
  • Kies Air (Wireless syncing with your PC)
  • S Suggest
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brand rating
3.15/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys