Dropping a spot on the Official Smartphone Rankings, the Note II found third after the Galaxy S 4 moved into second place. Is being the third top smartphone where the Samsung Galaxy Note II should be? Vote for your favorite smartphone each week.
"The Note II exceded my expectations in multiple areas." By Usman Rasul on May 1, 2013
The Note II has an above average display. It shows really nice videos, from YouTube, Netflix and other websites. The call quality from my provider is very nice. For a big phone, it also has a big battery which can withstand a full day of work. The display really kept up well with my needs. The quad core processor really helps boost it's performance. Given it's massive size, it did feel awkward at first, but it really is a comfortable size with a good aspect ratio. The design fits in my hand well, but I need both hands to text in regular mode. This phone can handle Grand Theft Auto with ease and stream live videos, and also handle lots of maps while still operating at optimal performance. The S pen is a nice added feature to have. Doing precision tasks and writing notes and drawing not only make it fun, but very easy to do. Overall it's a great phone.
Battery Life 5/5
Apps & Media Support 5/5
Reception & Call Quality 4/5
Design/Form Factor 5/5