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Samsung Galaxy Note II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11332 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. People really like the portability and screen. The performance and usability also get good opinions.

size, usability, 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 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. People really like the screen and portability. The size and performance also get good opinions, but many are negative about the reception and reliability.

usability, performance, size, portability, screen

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

2018-06

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 also get good comments, but many are negative 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

2018-06

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 are impressed by the portability and battery. The usability and performance also get good feedback. There are some negative opinions about the reliability. Opinions are divided on 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)

2018-06

Expert review by : Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100) Review

 

This is a big one! Quite literally as it turns out as Samsung continues to push the limits of what we consider an acceptable size for a smartphone. The Note II or GT-N7100 polishes off most of the shortcomings of the Note N7000 along with a little...

The S Pen works based on Wacom’s inductive technology so you never need batteries for it. It’s also gotten a lot more sensitive to finer inputs so you can draw with a lot more precision, similar to the Note 10.1. The software is also a lot better this...

2012-10

Expert review by : Roydon Cerejo (tech.firstpost.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100) Review - Tech2

 

The Note II or GT-N7100 polishes off most of the shortcomings of the Note N7000 along with a little flavour from the Galaxy S III and a sprinkle of Jelly Bean to top it all off.

Publish date: October 16, 2012 11:35 am| Modified date: December 19, 2013 2:50 am

2012-10

Expert review by : Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

Wide and large screen, improved stylus, a great camera and powerful battery are some of its gratifying additions

Large chunk of users may find it expensive

All in all, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a great device with its state-of-the-art technology, favorable design and upgradable operating system, especially for those looking for a mind blowing engaging mobile computing experience.

2013-09

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy Note II

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 is a stylish phone with a large 5.5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and TouchWiz UI. This powerful mobile is meant for high level executives as well as business...

2013-07

Expert review by : PCQ Bureau (pcquest.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Full of Productivity Enhancement Features - PCQuest

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is great for someone who is looking for a robust Android smartphone with a large screen for reading, watching videos, and playing games. Its processor

2013-04

Expert review by : Chandrakant 'CK' Isi (techtree.com)

Samsung GALAXY Note II

 

An impressively powerful phone, but not designed for standard human hands.

Brilliant screen; Excellent performance; Extensive multimedia support; Great battery life; Packed with features.

Uncomfortable for single-handed use; Feels too plasticky; S-Voice is worse than Siri.

2013-01

Expert review by : Laique Khan (techmagnifier.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Review

 

Samsung Galaxy Note II can be marked as the device that brought revolution in the tech market. Available in the size of phone, this new age device is known delivering the performance of a PC. And it comes with a super sensitive stylus, which allows the...

Perfect viewing experience on-the-go ; Great audio quality ; Supports NFC ; Bright display ; Spectacular design ; Improved S Pen capabilities

No dedicated camera key ; Expensive ; Few issues with TouchWIZ ; Camera didn’t met the expectation

Better known as Phablet, Note II is a productive and entertaining communication device we have ever seen. Though exceptions are there and if you are thinking of striking Note II from your wish list because of its sheer size then let us tell you that it...

2012-12

Expert review by : Laique Khan (techmagnifier.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Review, Price in India.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note II is the successor of Note. It comes with Android Jelly Bean OS, which is up-gradable..

• Perfect viewing experience on-the-go ; • Great audio quality ; • Supports NFC ; • Bright display ; • Spectacular design ; • Improved S Pen capabilities

• No dedicated camera key ; • Expensive ; • Few issues with TouchWIZ ; • Camera didn’t met the expectation

Better known as Phablet, Note II is a productive and entertaining communication device we have ever seen. Though exceptions are there and if you are thinking of striking Note II from your wish list because of its sheer size then let us tell you that it...

2012-12

Expert review by (pcquest.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note II - PCQuest

 

On the heels of the success of the pioneer “phablet” device, comes Samsung's upgraded iteration, the Note II. Armed with enhanced hardware and S Pen, this device is perfect for those craving creativity and productivity on the go. We find out more...

2012-12

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones Vishal Mathur (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy Note II Review

 

What the first generation Galaxy Note did was to bring the hybrid device between the smartphone and the tablet to the masses. And the popularity of the Note surprised us as well, admittedly. What the Note II does is build on that, with a lot more...

Superb Performance ; Android Jelly Bean on-board ; More RAM makes heavy usage smoother ; Very good display quality ; Better than expected battery life ; Air-View is very neat feature

Too big for most users ; Pricey

2012-10

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
Front camera type:Single camera
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
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 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, 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:Y / 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 standard:LTE
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
RAM capacity:2
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