Review: Samsung Galaxy Note II (LTE) – GT-N7105
Finally, I managed to get my hands onto the new Samsung Galaxy Note II (LTE) after quite a wait for the re-stocking to take place where it went out-of-stock islandwide. Even though the demands during the launch was less crazier compared to Apple iPhone5, supply was pretty low and resulted in many failing to get one. The phone is available in white and titantium color casing, and I chose the white color version. My first impression of the Note II upon powering it on was that the usage was smooth and snappy. This is likely due to the quad-core CPU that is running this device. Installing apps was a breeze, and even loading GPS application such as Sygics was fast. The super AMOLED screen was indeed crisp and sharp, and made viewing of pictures and videos a fantastic experience.
A small complain would be that the Note II came with quite a number of applications which were useless. Guess that must be part of the marketing applications paid by vendors to the telco that loaded the firmware. The default firmware that came along was the latest, Android Jellybean 4.1.1.
Samsung Galaxy Note II Specifications (Full Details can be found here)
- CPU: Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9
- Chipset: Exynos 4412 Quad
- GPU: Mali-400MP
- RAM: 2GB
- Display: 140.9 mm (5.5″) HD Super AMOLED (1,280 x 720)
- Storage: 16GB (Internal), expandable by micro-SD of up to 64GB capacity
- Camera: Main (Rear) : 8 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash, BSI, Sub (Front) : 1.9 Megapixel VT Camera, BSI
- Battery: Li-ion 3,100mAh
- Connectivity: Bluetooth® v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support) LE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), NFC
- GPS: A-GPS, Glonass
- OS: Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
Some shots taken using the 8MP rear camera. These images were taken from more than 10-storey high.
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