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By O_G, Moderator Committee - Life Can't Beat Me on 8th September 2012, 04:10 PM
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Samsung Galaxy Note Review Thread


As with the original note, i am sure there will be a massive influx of reviews for the upcoming Note 2. We are all keen to take a look at what this great device is going to be like, so i think a centralized place for all reviews is a good idea. Hopefully it should keep the general section clean(er) and give a great resource for future note 2 owners. I will ask all to keep this thread clean of idle chit chat, all we want is quality reviews to give a clear picture of the device.

Thanks in advance to anybody who contributes
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Talking The first review is out
Solid rating from PA:

http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Sa...-Review_id3134

I generally don't give much importance to PA reviews, but no harm in reading it whoever is interested.
25th September 2012, 09:46 PM |#3  
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Another preview: http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_gala...review-811.php
26th September 2012, 08:17 PM |#4  
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A Korean review (note II got released on South Korea today). Of course I didn't understand a word but I noticed a new feature @1:53, the Note II has the same split screen feature as in the Note 10.1. Pure win.

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27th September 2012, 11:26 PM |#5  
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BGR's short pre-review:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaZrC98fnOk

Dialaphone review:
http://www.dialaphone.co.uk/blog/201...play-of-power/
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Thanks guys, great feed back
any news about the camera unit? no change at all? i know they wanted to use Sony's new BSI 13mp units but the production yields were low and LG already pre-ordered them for its Optimus G so Samsung had to stick with 8Mp camera units, so did they actually get better ones or used the same ones that take REALLY REALLY bad low light pictures? :/

I'm not sure why you think the Galaxy Note II produces really really bad low light pictures? I have seen a Galaxy Note 1 & 2 picture comparison where it does seem like the Note 1 produces better pictures in wide dynamic range scenes.

http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Sa..._id3136/page/3

But the difference is still minimal. I'm sure there will be a HDR mode like on all Galaxy phones, so when told to, it should be able to produce better images during harsh lighting conditions where there is intense brightness and dark shadows.

From what I hear, the 13 megapixel sensor on the Optimus G isn't all that great. It is providing marginally better resolutions in optimal lighting conditions while doing worse in low light situations than a 8MP sensor. From all the reports I'm reading, I'm seeing that the Note 2 will have a BSI (backlit sensor). Is there an article saying otherwise?

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It may be of interest to some that the Mains charger that comes with the Note II has a 5 Volt 2 Amp output. With the large battery capacity, some of the existing
chargers you may have around your home (as well as car adaptors) are likely to be of a far lower output - typically 0.5 Amp to 1.0 Amp,

My Note II came from Handtec in the UK but the box clearly shows Samsung France and the default language on set up was French.


Not a review as such but a very recent Samsung promo from Korea showing many of the features including the split/multi screen mode (around 2min 10secs through video)
available only in some of the latest ROM versions.

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phones4u review:
(can you really trust reviews from a place that sells phones though?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGxTDlVuoIs
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I think he mentioned that bluetooth has to be ON for the phone to alert u when the s-pen isn't in place!??

No, he said bluetooth has to be on to detect if you walked away from the pen.

Regardless I don't believe this, and it doesn't say this in the manual.
I'll be testing it.


Another review:
http://www.autoomobile.com/news/sams...eview/1004297/
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1st October 2012, 09:12 PM |#11  
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As much as the comments are appreciated, this is a review thread. The idea was to give prospective note 2 owners a good list of reviews to aid there decision. All of the discussion is just going to dilute this. So please i ask you, only post reviews in this thread.

I have now moved the comments thread from the original note forum. Please use that for general comments.
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