Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100

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OS Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Battery Standard Li-ion 3100 mAh
Rear Camera 8.0 MP
Front Camera 1.9 MP MP
Display Size 5.5 inch
RAM 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB
Processor Quad-core 1.6 GHz, Cortex-A9
Chipset Exynos 4412 Quad
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General Information
Announced Aug, 2012
Form Factor Bar
Released Sep, 2012
Box Content Charger, Headset, USB Cable
Shades Titanium Gray, Marble White, Amber Brown, Ruby Wine, Pink, Blue
OS Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Languages English
Hardware
Processor Quad-core 1.6 GHz, Cortex-A9
Chipset Exynos 4412 Quad
Graphics Processor Mali-400MP
Camera
Rear Camera 8.0 MP
Camera Resolution 3264x2448 pixels
Video Resolution 1080p @ 30fps
Front Camera 1.9 MP MP
GeoTagging
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Auto Focus
Camera Flash LED
Digital Zoom LED x
Resolution (Front) 1600x1200 pixels
Primary Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Digital Zoom, autofocus, LED flash
Display
Display Colours 16 Million
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (H) 720 pixels
Display Resolution (V) 1280 pixels
Display Size 5.5 inch
Multi-Touch
Pixels Per Inch Density 267 ppi
Display Type AMOLED
Memory
RAM 2 GB
Call Log
Memory Card microSD, up to 64GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB
Dimensions & Weight
Height 151.1 mm
Width 80.5 mm
Thickness 9.4 mm
Weight 183 gms
Battery
Maximum Standby Time 980.00 hours
Maximum Talktime 35.00 hours
Stand-by (2G) 980.00 hours
Stand-by (3G) 890.00 hours
Talktime (2G) 35.00 hours
Talktime (3G) 16.00 hours
Battery Standard Li-ion 3100 mAh
Internet & Connectivity
Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
USB microUSB v2.0 (MHL)
Handsfree
GPS
A-GPS
Browser HTML5
SIM Type Micro
Networks 2G+3G+4G
GPRS
Data Speed HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
EDGE
2G Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
4G Network LTE 800/900/1800/2600 MHz
Features
Java via Java MIDP emulator
Calendar
Voice Dialing
Voice Memo
Clock
Alarm Clock
Organiser
Office Applications
Noise Cancellation
SNS Integration
Stylus
Entertainment
Radio
Music Player
Video Player
Voice Recording
Image Viewer
Video Recording
3.5mm Jack/Port
Games
Ringtones
Vibration
Ringtones Polyphonic, MIDI, MP3
Messaging
T9 Dictionary
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Sensors
Accelerometer Sensor
Compass LED
Gyro Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Other Sensors Barometer

Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 Review

29 Jan, 13 06:44 PM

Overview

Powerful Smartphone Tablet

Pitched as one of the most powerful tablet smartphones to enter the market, the Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 is the sibling of the Note N7000.

Design and Build Quality of Galaxy Note II N7100

Taking its cues from the Samsung Galaxy S3 – “inspired by nature” - the N7100 is a sophisticated yet slightly bulky looking handset that bears a striking resemblance to a certain Apple smartphone. The new phone is available in either Marble White or Titanium Grey, with the grey the more pleasing option. Wider and shorter than the original Galaxy Note, the Note 2 weighs a hefty 180 grams, making it one of the heaviest phones we’ve seen yet from Samsung. However, the shape of the phone makes it considerably easier to use single-handed than the original Note, demonstrating that the Samsung design team has taken on board the user feedback received about the predecessor. The phone features a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280x720 and 267ppi, and it’s a gigantic 5.5 inches, meaning that the phone’s visuals are absolutely top-notch.

User Interface and Comfort to Use Galaxy Note II N7100

Samsung Galaxy Note II comes equipped with a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, a considerable step up from the original Galaxy Note, although it features an identical Mali-400MP GPU, which means that graphical rendering is much the same as the older device. With double the RAM of the original Note, the Note 2 is noticeably more capable and responsive, which is handy for running the brand-new Android 4.1.1. Jelly Bean operating system. Notably, it offers the revised Jelly Bean notifications system, which is a significant improvement on previous Android offerings. Missed calls are tagged with a “Call” response, SMS messages have a “Reply” response, and app notifications can be easily switched on and off to avoid irritation.

Telephony and Phonebook

Samsung Galaxy Note II’s Phonebook app steers the user toward the Google app suite, and integrates well with apps such as Google Talk, but is disappointing when it comes to social media integration beyond Google+. The lack of Facebook and Twitter will certainly annoy many users, as installing these apps is very time-consuming, while most phones offer this functionality out of the box. Nevertheless, the Android interface is smart and clean, with easily customizable menus and widgets, and a decent favourite function that makes calling your nearest and dearest very quick. Call quality on the Note 2 is excellent, in no small part thanks to its active noise cancelation. The dedicated mic performs particularly well, rendering voices cleanly and clearly even with high atmospheric noise.

Messaging and Emails

Samsung Galaxy Note II offers support for threaded SMS, MMS, IM, RSS, Push Mail and Email. A particularly welcome feature is the smart-gesture function, Swype, which greatly simplifies and speeds up entering text and controlling the phone’s functions. Configuring email and message accounts is very straightforward. The phone’s on-screen QWERTY keyboard is easy to use with generously sized keys that can be used by large fingers without difficulty, and supported by a decent predictive text system.

Gallery, Photo Viewer and Video Player

Media junkies will appreciate the 50GB of DropBox storage available for free to users, but it’s hardly necessary, given that the phone comes with an in-built 16, 32 or 64GB of storage. Images and video look fantastic on the phone’s high-resolution display, via the typical Jelly Bean Gallery apps that smartphone users are familiar with. There are plenty of editing options, although the reduced social media integration is again irritating.

Music Player and FM Radio of Galaxy Note II N7100

Supporting a wide range of audio formats, the Music player that comes as part of Jelly Bean runs well on the Samsung Galaxy Note II and is pleasing to look at: album artwork looks particularly great on its generous, colourful screen. The Music Hub is fantastic for adding new artists and playlists to your collection, and the connection to the Google Play store adds even more options. The FM radio is present too, and offers quick detection of local stations. Overall, audio quality is very good, and the equalizer settings help you to customize your listening experience as needed.

Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 Still Camera and Image Quality

Samsung Galaxy Note II’s still camera is very similar to that of the original Note handset: a 8-megapixel rear camera. However, the whole camera function has been revamped and the app repackaged to enable faster still captures and more options, including an excellent panorama mode that produces some truly great shots.

Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 Video Camera and Video Quality

Samsung Galaxy Note II’s video camera is on the same level as that of the original Note, capable of recording 1080p videos at a frame-rate of 30fps. Video captures are good-looking, with excellent dynamic range and responsivity to light, although there is some blurring with objects in motion.

Connectivity Options in Galaxy Note II N7100

Samsung Galaxy Note II offers similar connectivity options to the original Note handset, namely USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 (compared to 3.0), Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA and dual-band, but also offers the brand new NFC technology that has smartphone users so excited, and international 4G support, which many users will appreciate.

Organiser and Other Utility Tools

Samsung Galaxy Note II is well equipped with organizational tools and utilities, optimized for use with the S Pen. It also includes great document support, with an in-built document editor for PDF, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Web Browser and Applications

Samsung Galaxy Note II comes equipped with the Premium Suite – Samsung’s special app pack designed specifically for use with the S Pen. The apps are well built and easy to use, allowing users to annotate apps and photos, make quick notes, and use handwriting recognition. Integrated with Wolfram Alpha, it can also provide quick answers to basic problems and factual questions. There’s also the suite of Google apps – Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and Picasa.

Google Maps and GPS

Google Maps is the maps application of choice, and a pleasure to use on the large screen. Maps are detailed and well-defined, and populated with plenty of useful information. After quick location detection, the phone provides clear instructions, and can be controlled by voice or pen as needed.

Value for money

While the Samsung Galaxy Note II is almost certainly the most powerful smartphone available on the market, its eye-watering price tag will deter more than a few power users, and only very serious buyers will consider it.

Verdict of Galaxy Note II N7100

Supremely powerful and highly impressive, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is a capable smartphone tablet (Phablet) with excellent functionality and plenty of great features – but unless you’re a particularly demanding user, you’re better off with the Galaxy S3.

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Venu kumar

03-02-2013 09:19:00

mob is nice nd i wil get soon

sneha

21-01-2013 08:44:00

drooling over this one...hope i get a chance to buy it soon

Buzzing Android

10-01-2013 13:32:00

note.

Guest

04-01-2013 10:34:00

white is nice

Buzzing Android

03-01-2013 13:22:00

note 2.

Uma

20-11-2012 19:28:00

Its really a good mobile (or tablet)

Kamendra Singh

16-11-2012 10:23:00

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 launched with really big screen and comes with S Pen stylus that can be used optimally with the Premium Suite software pack of apps and many others awesome features. themobileindian.com/news/8579_Samsung-Galaxy-Note-II-coming-to-India-today

gaurav samor

12-11-2012 19:08:00

BEAUTY AT ITS BEST

Sreerag S Kumar

02-11-2012 12:08:00

nice tab

Dhananjay Singh

26-10-2012 09:03:00

The finest phone.. a small review is here: http://www.dualwarez.com/2012/08/samsung-galaxy-note-2_30.html

Muthu

11-10-2012 17:19:00

Nice Tablet...but costly!!!