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!

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Ada Clarke
Ada Clarke I wish I could merge the galaxy note with the droid razr maxx! That would be my ultimate phone I hope the executives at Verizon are reading this lol:-)!!!!!!
Mika Kokko
Mika Kokko Samsung Galaxy Note
Matin Raj
Matin Raj Galaxy note 2 but if it was in 2013 note 3, 2014 note 4 and it will continue.....(that is if the world doesnt ends and it is until i die)
King Ebora
King Ebora Note2
Bellebeauty0304 Nokia Lumia 920 :)
John Anthony
John Anthony Nokia lumia 920
Jimmy Pai
Jimmy Pai Can you make a dogfight between Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Vs Apple Iphone 5...
T Louis Michael
T Louis Michael Samsung Sunburst.
Sanket Prabhu
Sanket Prabhu Galaxy Note II 30 day challenge question: Does galaxy note has FM recording feature? There is small red button to record live fm radio on galaxy s 3s fm radio app, does Note II has same ?
Lenn Liggins
Lenn Liggins Nokia Lumia 920.
Jack Spradling
Jack Spradling Love my Samsung Note i717
Suryo Lee
Suryo Lee GS3
Tino Cabello
Tino Cabello Storm trooper 920
Elijah David Kleehammer
Elijah David Kleehammer Preferably my phone.
Isthikam Mohamed
Isthikam Mohamed s3 obviousssly
Shahul Hameed
Shahul Hameed Nokia 3310:-)
Robert Arias
Robert Arias The one Doctor Who carries
Norharishan Nordin
Norharishan Nordin Any apple phone!
Gabriel Martinez
Gabriel Martinez Note 2 hands down
Still Dre Dane
Still Dre Dane A remade Nokia 3315
Mohd Helmy Mahat
Mohd Helmy Mahat Samsung galaxy note 2.
Teresa L Smith
Teresa L Smith Galaxy note 2!!!!!
Milton Gfl Williams
Milton Gfl Williams The one I'm carrying now,, the Samsung galaxy s 3!!!
Chester Candelaria
Chester Candelaria galaxy note 2
Wendy Reid-Greyson
Wendy Reid-Greyson iPhone
Tyler Saddington
Tyler Saddington Defs the BlackBerry Curve 9300! Who wouldn't???
Tan Chong Ling
Tan Chong Ling Samsung galaxy note
George Isenhart
George Isenhart I'd love to take the 30 day Galaxy Note 2 challenge.
Jack Duggan
Jack Duggan Galaxy s3 or htc desire z
Maria Cardenas
Maria Cardenas Galaxy s 3
Ernest Purugganan
Ernest Purugganan Galaxy S III
Ranjit Thomas
Ranjit Thomas galaxy note 2 + headphones
Jonathan Swanagan
Jonathan Swanagan windows
Malik Hyatt
Malik Hyatt iPhone 5
Brian Jones
Brian Jones Samsung S4 that comes out in March
Peter Blanco
Peter Blanco Galaxy Note 2 without a doubt. I've been nuts about it even before the official announcement at IFA. I want it!
Doug Smith
Doug Smith My old G1.... The start of it all!
Marv Cabatic
Marv Cabatic Samsung Galaxy S II. It suits my needs... if I could afford it.
Sam Crabbe
Sam Crabbe Poor kathy
Rashaud Cook
Rashaud Cook Nextel i930
Lance Hill
Lance Hill The Droid Razr Maxx its the phone I have and honestly with the biggest battery ever its the best phone so far even if it just recently got 4.0.4 and may not even get Jellybean I still feel like any other phone would feel like a downgrade so bring on the Droid Razr Maxx Hd It feels awesome not having to charge my phone for 3 days
Sebastian Bagger Hadi
Sebastian Bagger Hadi HTC One X+ of course... :D
Steve Coyle
Steve Coyle Anything but the IPhone... I'd rather carry a flip phone than an IPhone....
Blake Wilson
Blake Wilson HTC One X+. Duh.
Trinity Kolarova Hoodrich
Trinity Kolarova Hoodrich Or latest bb bold 4g
Trinity Kolarova Hoodrich
Trinity Kolarova Hoodrich Kyocera dual screen
Anthony Peña
Anthony Peña Kyocera Hydro because its water proof take that iPhone
Fred Wong
Fred Wong iPhone 5....and not the paperweight of a BlackBerry that I currently have in my pocket.
Chris Northcutt
Chris Northcutt Mine... I have the Galaxy S3 and love it!
Perro Rosello
Perro Rosello First pick: Nokia Lumia 920 Lamborgini Yellow. Second place: Titanium Grey Galaxy Note 2
Anonymous Galaxy s3
Ethan Maness
Ethan Maness Either the galaxy note 2 .or galaxy S3
Larry Deshields
Larry Deshields Galaxy Note ll
Ezekiel Carsella
Ezekiel Carsella lumia 920
Kevin McQuade
Kevin McQuade GALAXY S 4
Julian Scott
Julian Scott Samsung gs3
Julian J. Perry
Julian J. Perry Def my s3
George H Nguyen
George H Nguyen Samsung galaxy note 2
Jerry Cantrell
Jerry Cantrell Cant wait for the note 2 for verizon im ready hurry up....
Stephen Victor
Stephen Victor a yellow Nokia Lumia 920.
Zac Luna
Zac Luna Palm pre
Javier Sanchez Ojeda
Javier Sanchez Ojeda Note 2 of course
Wais Hamidi
Wais Hamidi Blackberry Bold 9900.
Ryan Rees-Williams
Ryan Rees-Williams Lumia 820 without hesitation
Jesus Montalvo
Jesus Montalvo This isn't a challenge!! You've probably Been looking forward to carrying it ever since you saw it in Berlin like the rest of us!!
Anthony Means
Anthony Means Well I'm carrying the best phone out there the Galaxy S 3 to be exact I think it beats the note by far then note is just too large for iPhone and too small for a tablet
Sebastian Gomes
Sebastian Gomes At the moment, it would be the gs3. I would use an iPhone as a coaster for beer. Still have a few months to my next upgrade so Samsung might release something even more amazing lol
David DiPilla
David DiPilla My iPhone 5 and s4
Marco Raymond
Marco Raymond Nokia Lumia 920!
Khurt Escoffery
Khurt Escoffery The one i currently carry, the SGS III!!! I will admit the Note 2 looks very impressive
Sheeraz Sarwar
Sheeraz Sarwar I would prefer this over i-remote 5
Jdcrz Psn
Jdcrz Psn ... or the s4, whenever it comes out : )
Chris Backster
Chris Backster Blackberry bold 9900 running android jelly bean
Magnus Larsson
Magnus Larsson L-920
Josh Pieters
Josh Pieters Verizon LTE Nokia Lumia 920!!!!! I want it !!!
Jdcrz Psn
Jdcrz Psn ... the note 2 sounded pretty good!
Marcus Edwards
Marcus Edwards It wouldn't be the note because it is way too big.
Michael Vowell
Michael Vowell iPhone 5 of course. Nice phone. I like the S3 too tho. But iPhone 5 is my preference.
Mason Fant
Mason Fant Moto Droid Razr M
Buddy Koenig
Buddy Koenig I don't like you no more Aaron
Maegan Babcock
Maegan Babcock iPhone 5!
Corey Hockett
Corey Hockett Sidekick
Olivér Dunár
Olivér Dunár That new htc windows phone. I dont know what its called. :D
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz note 2 obviously
Patrick Luna
Patrick Luna http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj_MNqBx-C8
Bonnie Kettrick- DiCostanzo
Bonnie Kettrick- DiCostanzo GS3 and i do ;)
Arpan Nexus Roy
Arpan Nexus Roy note 2 or S3....
David Rushing
David Rushing Nokia Lumia 920
Angel Hernandez
Angel Hernandez Happy w/ my s3(:
Clint Harris
Clint Harris The one I have! HTC One V !
Sam Gonzalez
Sam Gonzalez I had the first note and now I want the second one with the iPhone 5
Eric J. Powers
Eric J. Powers Oh, and screw apple!!!!
Sameer Biala
Sameer Biala Gr8 choice for the 30day challenge. Saw an actual phone on display today myself (Delhi, India). Wanted u to confirm first abt how well the battery fares with heavy full day usage. Samsung devices usually have run out of steam by 2pm for me on a regular day (data on, 3G, plenty of calls during the first half, FB and other general browsing etc. This has happened right thru Google nexus , SGS2 and now the Note 1 (5.3). Biggest upside for me wud be if the 3100 mAh batt can last a day (or even till 6pm). Waiting 4 ur comments!!!!!
Eric J. Powers
Eric J. Powers I would love to try out the note 2 but I love my HTC droid incredible 4g!
Devin Martinez
Devin Martinez The one I carry ATM iPhone 5
Alberto Garcia Flores
Alberto Garcia Flores I'm carrying the best smartphone out there.. Samsung Galaxy S III
Carmen Jessica
Carmen Jessica Got the SGS III about a month ago but would live to get me a Note II..
Ken Scott
Ken Scott iPhone 5 .
Jared Ribic
Jared Ribic Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
Matt Smith
Matt Smith Jitterbug
Zach Chapman
Zach Chapman The brick! Ohhh yeahhh.. 80s style.
Samir Barik
Samir Barik The hot-shot Htc one s :)
Tyrone TyeBeezy Martin
Tyrone TyeBeezy Martin Samsung GS3
Anthony Bailey
Anthony Bailey Well, I've been carrying around my Galaxy Note I for the last 6 months with no regrets. The Note II will be the next thing I'm carrying around.
Bobby Delaney
Bobby Delaney Note 2, htc one 5, one x, and/or one of the new windows phones
Ahmed Sherine Xaki
Ahmed Sherine Xaki any thing i take for free
Brandon Paul
Brandon Paul The Note 2
John Luttrell
John Luttrell Htc x5 if its real
Octo Verduzco
Octo Verduzco Note 2
Hamza Khan
Hamza Khan Nokia 3310...
Tariqul Iblis
Tariqul Iblis Lumia 920 or 8X
Michael Castaneda
Michael Castaneda Samsung Galaxy Note II
Geoff Sauder
Geoff Sauder Samsung galaxy S III
Gary Bollinger
Gary Bollinger Samsung Galaxy Note II
Eric Huxtable
Eric Huxtable The HTC one X+
Eskias McDaniels
Eskias McDaniels Moto Razr flip
Angel Higuera
Angel Higuera HTC EVO 4G LTE
Anthony Evans Jr
Anthony Evans Jr galaxy note 2
Anthony Ochoa
Anthony Ochoa galaxy neuxs
Eric James
Eric James Note 2.
Kesha Sellars
Kesha Sellars galaxy s3 even though I persuaded my husband to buy the galaxy Note...lol
Alex Dalton
Alex Dalton iPhone 5 or Nokia Lumia 920
Hubert John Abiera
Hubert John Abiera Lumia 920
Gordon Christie
Gordon Christie note 2
James Warren
James Warren Note 2

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