Expert Review of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 Grey
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is one of the exciting gadgets that comes with a capacitive touchscreen and a long lasting battery backup. The smartphone comprises of a 5.5 inches super AMOLED capacitive touchcreen and is backed by Android v4.3 Jelly Bean operating system. With this OS, the gagdet supports Galaxy Gear and Samsung KNOX. Regarding the processor, the handset contains a quad-core 1.6GHz Cortex-A9 CPU along with Exynos 4412 quad chipset and Mali-400MP GPU. This stylish gadget is available in the colors of Titanium Gray and Marble White, and is powered by a 3100mAH standard lithium ion battery. Talking about the camera, this gadget comes with an 8 megapixels primary camera at the rear and a 1.9 megapixels secondary camera at the front. The dimensions of this handset are 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4mm and it weighs 180 grams. The S Pen stylus is what separates Samsung Galaxy Note 2 from the rest and makes the interaction of the user with the device, a totally different experience.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is powered by the massive 5.5 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors, a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and pixel density of 267ppi. To protect the screen from dust and scratches, it comes coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 technology. The device can be interacted through the multi touch facility.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes loaded with lots of multimedia features including the music and video players. With the music player, we can listen to all types of songs stored in various formats and with the video player, we can access videos in various formats. The audio can be heard through loudspeakers or earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5mm jack. The video player lets the user watch and enjoy videos on the 5.5 inches screen. The music player is compatible with formats like WAV, MP3, eAAC, FLAC, AC3 while the video player supports formats like MP4, WMV, DivX, XviD, H.264 and H.263. Apart from these, the facility of FM radio allows the user to access popular radio stations in their respective areas or cities.
Pictures and Video quality
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is loaded with an 8 megapixels primary rear camera that allows the user to click pictures with absolute clarity and comfort. The secondary camera at the front is also very formidable with the strength of 1.9 megapixels. The rear camera offers LED flash feature that makes sure that the user gets to click pictures in the dark with clarity when the natural light is not up to the required level. The autofocus feature allows the user to click pictures with precision by identifying the target image. Other features offered by the device include face and smile detection, Geo-tagging, touch focus, image stabilization. There is also the video recording facility that allows the user to shoot videos at 1080 pixels.
For the internet support, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with the facility of DLNA, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, and Wi-Fi hotspot which makes sure that the user can access the Internet at a faster pace even in the remote areas. The user can download data including music files, images, games and videos and do web surfing. The stylus pen makes it even easier for the users to surf the web and browse through web pages.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with three different variations of internal memory that is, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, which is a lot of space to store loads of media files which include games, music files, videos and images. If the memory that is been blessed in the gadget is not enough, the user can expand the external memory via the microSD card.
Applications and Gaming
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is bestowed with lots of application and games that would keep the user entertained. The device is administered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS with which, one can get access to the latest games as well as applications.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is loaded with a standard Lithium-ion battery of 3100mAh that makes sure that the user gets to operate on the device for long hours. With this battery, one can make use of the device for a longer period. The device has many features to offer, so the battery naturally had to be powerful and the company has not disappointed in that.
Talking about the connectivity part, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is blessed with lots of data connectivity features including EDGE and GPRS facilities. The GPRS feature makes sure that the user gets to navigate to the desired destination without getting lost. The Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot make sure that the user can surf the web and download whenever he or she chooses to. The Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, and LE allow the user to connect the handset with other gagdets and transfer data to that device or receive from it. The data that can be exchanged includes games, music files, images and videos. The device also comes backed by the latest NFC (Near Field Communication) feature that makes sure the user connects with other devices featuring the same technology. A USB port allows the user to transfer/retrive data to/from a computer wherein, the USB port can also be used as a charger.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2, when compared to Samsung Galaxy S III has the obvious advantage of having a bigger screen. For some that may not be an advantage as a screen of such size may not be preferred by all. However, both the handsets have screens which feature a HD Super AMOLED screen but there is an advantage in Samsung Galaxy Note 2 that is, it has a stylus pen that takes the screen interaction to a totally different level altogether. Regarding the camera, we can say that both smartphones feature a primary camera of 8 megapixels but Samsung Galaxy S III features a slightly better secondary camera of 2 megapixels as compared to the 1.9 megapixels offered by Samsung Galaxy Note 2.