Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung Galaxy Note 2Product Classification: Smartphone

Title: Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Release Date: Jan 2013

Manufacturer: Samsung

Included: Samsung Apps/Hub, Game Hub, Media Hub (US customers), Learning Hub, Music Hub, Video Hub

Description
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the perfect combination of technology and practicality. It includes 3G network combinations including HSDPA 21Mbps and HSUPA 5.76Mbps. The 4G LTE specification is either 100Mbps or 50Mbps. The device boasts a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor which is well complemented by an Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system. The display is a 140.9 mm (5.5″) state-of-the-art HD Super AMOLED which is capable of 1280 pixels by 720 pixels. This is a substantial smartphone measuring 80.5 by 151.1 by 9.4 mm and weighing 182.5g. Its Li-ion 3,100mAh standard battery is effective if not spectacular.

Key Features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with 2GB worth of RAM as well as options for 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. There is a microSD slot which adds up to 64GB to the user memory. Its S Pen optimized features are a real bonus which includes an S Planner, an S Note and the ability to send handwritten emails. A series of Quick Commands are complemented by an S Pen Keeper, a Photo Note and an Easy Clip. It allows the user to access the Paper Artist facilities. You can choose between the Formula and Shape Match depending on your needs.

Tasking: User will get both step and multitasking features. These include the famous Air Video as well as the ability to use a Popup Video and Note. You get a Word, Tag and Page Buddy for good measure.

Connectivity: The sharing features include a Bluetooth facilities with v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support) LE specifications. There is a USB 2.0 Host and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n . This is available at both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz). The Wi-Fi HT40 is particularly impressive. You get Wi-Fi Direct, S Beam and NFC. The branded features include AllShare Play and Control as well as AllShare Cast on the WiFi Display. This allows for extension and mirroring. The Samsung AllShare Framework is a unique feature that adds lots of practical elements to the product.

Perks: As if that powerful specification was not enough, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 includes the TouchWiz and Live Panel. The Kies Air package is complemented by the ChatOn mobile CS. Try their Screen Recorder, Direct claa and Smart Stay. The S Suggest might be cumbersome but in fact some people find it quite useful.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has two main cameras. The main is found in the rear and is of the 8 Megapixel Auto Focus variety with LED Flash as well as BSI. Likewise the Sub camera on the front is a 1.9 Megapixel VT Camera with the same BSI specifications. You get advanced features such as Low Light Shots, Best Face and Best Photo. The extensive video specification covers Codec MPEG4 as well as H.263 and H.264. The VC-1 is followed by all the modern formats (DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, and VP8).

Verdict
The estimated starting price of $500 is based on USA availability but that is likely to change depending on the region. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a smartphone with fabulous features so be prepared to order.

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