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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I'm pretty sure that's the original Note you have pictured there...Reply
The note 2 is an awesome little device. It is slightly too big for day to day portable use, when compared to devices under 5 inches. The slight half inch actually made a big difference to me, in two ways. One was pocket fit, the other, one hand holding.Reply
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.
Actually, Note 2 does fit in some pockets, but no chance if you're female.Reply
aragisActually, Note 2 does fit in some pockets, but no chance if you're female.Reply
he says that they it can fit in a pocket, but just that it's borderline uncomfortable size
Waiting for the Galaxy Note 7Reply
And none of those are on VZW yet. Still waiting :(Reply
boiler1990And none of those are on VZW yet. Still waitingAt least we know it is coming this time.....not just rumored and never comes (Galaxy Journal.....)Reply
SneakySnakeShe says that they it can fit in a pocket, but just that it's borderline uncomfortable sizeReply
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.
Just hope my carrier picks up the phone before black friday and puts it down for cheap or free with a contract as thats the day my contract is up as that is when my contract is up. Wouldn't mind having a bigger smartphone sadly my hand kills me trying to hold my Incredible even with the bigger extended batter after holding it for awhile, hopefully the larger phone will get rid of that.Reply
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 would love one of these. But I'd like to "test drive it" first to see how it fits in my hand and pockets.Reply
I likey largey cellphones.