My last 30 day challenge centered around the Samsung Galaxy S III, and since the conclusion of that challenge just under four months ago, I've carried it as my personal device (albeit in a few different colors). The Galaxy S III answered nearly every problem I had with Android prior to that date - overall fluidity is fantastic, the OS is user-friendly, and the specifications are fantastic. For the first time in recent memory, I've had no desire to switch phones; a testament to the fact that it offers a lot out of the box.
With a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, a giant 3,100 mAh battery, and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with TouchWiz, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is, in essence, the Galaxy S III on steroids. The size will be something to overcome (yet again), but the prospect of better battery life, quad-core processing, and 4G LTE (when the US version comes) is something to be excited about. Has Samsung improved S Pen functionality? Does Jelly Bean and Project Butter mingle with TouchWiz as well as Ice Cream Sandwich did? Stay tuned!