The Teen First Look: Samsung Galaxy Note 2

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At an event late last week in New York we had a chance to check out some really cool things coming out over the next couple of months. One of those cool new things was Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 2. The Galaxy Note 2 is the successor to Samsung’s popular Galaxy Note “phablet” (phone/tablet) that was released earlier this year on AT&T and a few months ago on T-Mobile.

The new Note 2 looks to take this giant superphone to new heights, with a 5.5 inch HD Super AMOLED screen (up from 5.3 inches on the original Note), 1.6 GHZ quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM (so anything you do– text, watch YouTube, check Facebook, play a game– is fast and doesn’t freeze or lag), 8 megapixel back camera with 1.9 megapixel front camera for HD video chatNFC and 4G LTE support, and 16 GB of built-in storage (with room for another 64 GB through microSD). Oh, and the Note 2 will also launch with the latest and greatest version of Android, version 4.1 Jelly Bean.

After playing with it for a few minutes we gotta say, it is one very nice phone. Read on for our Teen First Look of the Galaxy Note 2.

We only had a few minutes to check out the Note 2, but if you’re up for an upgrade and want something bigger than the iPhone 5’s 4 inch screen or even the Galaxy S III’s 4.8 inch screen, this looks to be a great choice. The Note 2 felt surprisingly comfortable in our hands, something we weren’t expecting seeing as they made the screen even bigger on this one. It really feels like a bigger version of the S III, which is definitely a complement.

galaxy note 2 hands on 3The HD screen on the Note 2 is equally incredible and one of the best we’ve seen on a phone. Everything we looked at was so clear and spacious that it took us a minute to readjust to our iPhone 4’s 3.5 inch screen.

Software wise, the Note 2 was what you’d expect from a top of the line Android phone running the latest and greatest version of Android, version 4.1 Jelly Bean. Everything we did– like watching a video while at the same time browsing the web– was extremely quick, with no stutters or lags. And while we didn’t have a chance to check out the front camera, we did get to try the back camera and it took some pretty nice looking shots even in the dark room we were in (the pics were much better than the iPhone 4 we used to take the ones you see here). Samsung also updated the S Pen on the Note 2, making it much more responsive and better for well, actually writing notes.

galaxy note 2 hands on 1We couldn’t get any more information about a price or exact release date, but you know that once we have that we’ll make sure to let you know. All in all, while this isn’t the phone for everyone (particularly those with small hands), if you’re looking for a great new phone with a giant screen you should definitely try to wait for this.

The Galaxy Note 2 will be available later this year on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile.

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Posted on September 24, 2012, in Cell Phones, First Look/Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Whao!dis is cool,is a must have

  2. This is a game changer, can’t wait to get my big hands on it.

  3. I abandoned Apple for the Galaxy note, and can’t wait to get the Note 2. Kudos to Samsung for coming up with this excellent concept

    • I am looking at abandoning the iPhone for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Have you been happy with the switch?

      • same here… I switched from iphone 4 to Galaxy Note. Will be upgrading to Note 2 when it comes out. The phone itself is phenomenal. But if you consider screen real estate as paramount, then Note is a MUST for you. Once you go Note, there’s no going back to iphone.

  4. Former Iphone User

    fuckin release this fone already….im going crazy waiting

  5. Iphone 5 dun impress me

    totally agreed with ‘Former Iphone User’, can’t wait for Note 2, the waiting is driving me nuts 😀

  6. I still run the original Intel Quad Core CPU, “Q6600” in my home built PC back in 2008. With four cores it was considered “future proof”. Paired with a fast SSD hard drive and almost 5 years later, it suites my needs.
    Back to the Note 2-
    As a Samsung Fan and having the first of the the big Screens (Infuse 4g), I am happy and excited for the Samsung Based Quad Core, LTE capable phone to arrive. Even though the Dual Core, 2gb ram of the S3 is zippy enough, I was dissapointed that only the International version had the Quad Core (non-LTE coverage). Now with the Current Specs of the Note 2, I will soon have my dream smart phone. Come on now already!

  7. This phone is perfect except for the resolution 😦

  8. Looking forward to this device!! An S3 on Viagra!! Love it Samsung great job!!!

  9. Also a former iPhone user sick of the same old boring ios and tiny screens! IPhone 5= 4 inch screen LOL lame!

  10. Oh yeah forgot…… Cant Wait to get my Galaxy Note 2!!!!

  11. Damn it…Come on Verizon get off your red ass..Get this phone, your phones BLOW !!!!

  12. This is the father of all phones. IPhone 5 has primitive specs compared to this bad boy. I left the 4s because the screen was tiny. I was literally going blind! Lol. Nice job Samsung you are killing these fools!

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