It finally happened. After week's at number 1, the Samsung Galaxy S III falls to second position in the Official Smartphone Rankings. Samsung and Android fans don't worry, it was to their new bigger Galaxy device, the Note II.
"Tad bit better than S3" By JOHN KAKASHI POWELL on November 3, 2012
The S3 started to lag in some apps just a bit. SO I jumped at the opportunity for the Note 2.
Display+Size- Perfection. I sometimes look at the screen and say this isn't big at all. Love watching my media and taking notes in S-Note. It has the Palm rejection from the Note 10.1 and it's prefect. A 1-3 second transition from Viewing mode to edit mode in S-Note but I barely notice it anymore.
Reception- T-mobile service...that's all I can really say about it. Low reception is carriers, so I've had a few dropped calls, maybe 2 or 3.
Battery- Home charger, car charger, and work charger so my battery never dies. I have used S-Note alot and it definitely drains your battery.
Design- It really does feel solid and way less plastic than the S3 but still remains light given the size.
Apps- With the S-pen as a side kick apps are great. I changed email apps from gmail to the samsung email client just so I could use the pen features Air View. I use it in just about everything. Note, pop-up browser doesn't play media links, you have to go straight to the browser. Wish I could default to chrome for the pop up browser.
Overall, really great phone. My favorite, just right for me. Love the S-Pen
Battery Life 4/5
Apps & Media Support 5/5
Reception & Call Quality 4/5
Design/Form Factor 5/5