Samsung last month launched the successor to its hugely successful Galaxy Note phablet. The 5.5-inch smartphone arrived in the United States in the last couple of weeks and it still isn't available across all carriers. However, the phone has been enjoying limited availability around the world for over a month now. In fact, Samsung today announced that in the first 37 days of availability, it had sold three million units.
Back in August, Samsung revealed that it had sold 10 million units of the original Galaxy Note. Despite straddling that awkward space between smartphone and tablet, the South Korean company managed to sell 10 million Notes in less than a year (the original was released October 2011.
The Galaxy Note II was announced last month at IDF and features a 5.5-inch display (up from 5.3-inches on the first Note), a quad-core Exynos CPU, 2GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage, LTE, WiFi, an 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash, a 1.9 MP front-facing camera for video calls, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
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It's not that the note 2 doesn't fit in a pocket, or that it can't be held with one hand. It is that the size is just pushing that almost uncomfortable boundary of both pocket fit and one hand holding. This is completely 100% personal preference though, and that should be "noted" if your shopping around for something like this. Just because I don't enjoy it's size doesn't mean you won't. On the contrary, I think people carry small bags (purses, messenger bags, backpacks) around all day and don't mind double handing a device would probably really like the note 2.
The cool thing about it is it really depends on a persons day to day habits and how you manage your personal belongings. I'm a straight up pocket guy. I don't tend to bring backpacks or small bags with me unless I really need to.
he says that they it can fit in a pocket, but just that it's borderline uncomfortable size
I simply could not resist!
I honestly got to play with one of these and it didn't seem big or cumbersome nor did i have a problem with it in my pockets. I do have rather largish hands though.
Phone will probably get the same extended battery treatment as the incredible, nothing like actually having the battery life to USE your phone all day and still have enough left over when you get home.
I likey largey cellphones.