Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE review
We review the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE, S Pen, quad-core, HD Super AMOLED display and 4G in tow
If there was ever a smartphone destined for web supremacy, it's got to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Not only does it pack a giant 720p display, it's a pocketable size and is powerful too. You can imagine our joy when we heard this quad-core powerhouse of a handset was coming to Everything Everywhere complete with superfast 4G. Marriage made in heaven doesn’t even cover it.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE review - Design
Other than an LTE insignia on the rear, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the same as the original Note 2 which suits us just fine. Available in a faux-metal or ‘Hyperglaze’ as well as a clean white, it looks like a large S3, being incredibly light, curvaceous and plasticky. High-gloss all the way, this phone is slippery when wet, though the sheen also means it slips easier in the pocket which is priceless for a phone of this size.
We might have suggested some time ago that the original Note and in turn, the Note 2 simply isn’t for everyone given the 5.3-inch plus screen size, but we’ve seen both in enough hands on public transport and out and about to know people are buying these phablets in the droves. Having used the Note 2 as a main mobile ourselves, we can safely say - don't let it put you off, just bear it in mind.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE review - Screen
The first reason the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE is such a flaming web crawler is its screen. It isn’t just big at 5.5-inches, it's sharp too. With its HD Super AMOLED display adopting a non-PenTile pixel formation, its detail is great. It also still packs the boldest AMOLED hues and deepest blacks around. It’s responsive, looks good outdoors and manages to pull off great angles of view as well.
|Typical Price||£41 per month + 139.99 up front (24 months)|
|UK Launch||November 2012|
|Connectivity||4G, 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC|
|Battery Standby||890 hrs|