Android Central full review: http://www.androidcentral.com/samsun...-note-2-review
....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.
..... 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.