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Watchout how the google voice on note II is better and faster than iphone 5's siri
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Android Central full review: http://www.androidcentral.com/samsun...-note-2-review

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....it’s by far the best screen you’ll find on a Samsung phone.

(regarding battery performance) The end result was an average of around 12 hours of very heavy use on Wifi and HSPA+ during our first full day with the Note 2. Later on, with more normal usage patterns, we managed well over 24 hours on a single charge.

It’s the fastest, smoothest user experience you can have on an Android smartphone.

The international Galaxy Note 2 is just has hacker-friendly as any other Samsung smartphone. Rooting the device is simply a matter of flashing the relevant files across in ODIN mode, and work on ClockworkMod recovery for the device has already begun.

The Note 2 delivers thoughtful hardware and software improvements over the first Note, with solid build quality and surprisingly competent ergonomics. The screen is gorgeous, the camera matches the high-end competition, and the device’s performance and responsiveness are nothing short of buttery-smooth. The S Pen, though still not a required in everyday use, has become more useful -- and usable -- in the Note 2.

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..... the Galaxy Note 2 is the best large-screen smartphone available by a considerably wide margin. ... the best device available, by the very longest of country miles. LG’s Optimus Vu and Intuition don’t even come close.
 
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Watchout how the google voice on note II is better and faster than iphone 5's siri
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Wow Siri got smoked. Can the Google search be used to start apps or only set alarms.

Man I can't wait till this thing hits AT&T
 
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Battery life review...

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Default Complete review of GN2

Read complete review of GN2 including all of its cool features and hardware and software specifications here http://www.techviral.com/gadgets/sam...note-2-review/
 
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Default Galaxy Note 2 Unboxing and review

Greetings XDA members, Just got my Galaxy Note 2 a few days ago, it was launched on 1st October here in the UK. Just though I would share a quick unboxing and review with you that I put up on my You Tube channel. I'm not a tech reviewer, just an Android fan. I thought It might be good to get the perspective of an ordinary user. Since I'm just a new member I can't post a link yet but you can find it here -

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gocg6SbEv58

Hope that's right. If not my channel is rowanjparker and you can find it that way as well. I'm a musician so I threw in some 'non conventional' review techniques you may think but I hope you enjoy it anyway. Please leave a comment if you like it.

All the best to you all

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You can store apps on your sdcard. Use the app called directory bind.

Sent from my GT-N7100 using Tapatalk 2
Since https://play.google.com/store/search...ry+bind&c=apps doesn't list it I assume you are referring to http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...-galaxy-s-iii/ ?

Why did Samsung impose the limitation & do any reviews discuss dealing with it?

I still hope more than 16GB will be available initially in the US..
 
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