Aaron's back for a day 16 update as part of the Samsung Galaxy Note II Challenge.  The smartphone continues to impress thanks to a fast quad-core CPU, large battery, and gorgeous display.  The S Pen features have been vastly improved, and are great for everyday tasks.  That said, the size is becoming an issue yet again, as the phone doesn't fit well in the pocket.  Is this the best phone to consider this holiday season?

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Mare Reymundo
Mare Reymundo Optimus "G'
David Go
David Go LG Optimus Gangnam Style ?
Teeony Walz
Teeony Walz I have the I phone 4. But gs3 hands down !!
Raunak Dave'
Raunak Dave' Galaxy S III
Shoaib17 Note II
Kenshi Press
Kenshi Press I have a question: since this Phoblet, can it run tablet sized apps? such as Photo shop Touch? if it does, I am sold for it...
Angelos Kontas
Angelos Kontas note II and htc one x+
Nodir Masharifov
Nodir Masharifov Galaxy S3
Bernard Adjodha
Bernard Adjodha Ascend D1 Quad XL :) but would love the Nokia 920 if it had AWS GSM 1700
Teresa L Smith
Teresa L Smith Note2!
Ivan Dominis
Ivan Dominis Htc
Fayez Noor
Fayez Noor Galaxy S3
Isthikam Mohamed
Isthikam Mohamed Galaxy S III
Jose Villa
Jose Villa No Idea yet.
BG Michael
BG Michael Optimus GANGNAM STYLE Rocks...............
BG Michael
BG Michael LG Optimus G. WON! best Display! best ELEGANT DESIGN premium polarized glass materials. more ACCURATE video recorder & photo shots. TRUE HD IPS plus. Q-Slide, Dual screen,Dual Play. MOST POWERFUL PHONE SUPER BEAST! almost all perfect! NO DOUBT THE BEST PHONE IS LG OPTIMUS G.
Tyler Kirchman
Tyler Kirchman optimus g SPRINT
Kyle Mezrahi
Kyle Mezrahi Lumia 920
Prince Nyaga
Prince Nyaga ONE X+ all the way
Hansel Starley
Hansel Starley I'm waiting for the HTC JB :)
Johan Neethling
Johan Neethling Note 2 ftw...love my white unicorn!
William Plotner
William Plotner One X+ or Optimus G
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz note2
Andrei Jelin
Andrei Jelin Htc One X+ or Optimus G
Shawn Sedha
Shawn Sedha IPhone 5
Angel M Otero
Angel M Otero HTC ONE X+
Kevin McQuade
Luis Arturo Batista Aquino
Luis Arturo Batista Aquino S3
Reese Woodson
Reese Woodson I have a GS3 but Note 2 ftw..........
Christopher L De Vlugt
Christopher L De Vlugt Samsung galaxy Note 2 bigger is better! Right or wrong???
Eric J. Powers
Eric J. Powers Note 2
Corey Hockett
Corey Hockett HTC j butterfly
Warren Saunders
Warren Saunders Love HTC sense UI, definitely HTC one X+
Garrett Vincent
Garrett Vincent GS3 WITH CM10
Alberto Garcia Flores
Alberto Garcia Flores I don't like HTC Sense and LG... Well we all know there UI has always been ugly and this time isn't the different. My Galaxy S3 is the best
Noriel Dacer
Noriel Dacer HTC one X+ for sure!!!
Sulaiman John
Sulaiman John One x+
Anthony Bailey
Anthony Bailey Note II without even needing to see what the other inferior phones are.
Roy Groh
Roy Groh Galaxy Note 2 is easy winner!! I love my Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G!!!
Juwon Donte
Juwon Donte Note 2 then my s3...don't know what happened to HTC they aren't what they use to be
Sebastian Gomes
Sebastian Gomes Still liking the gs3. The Optimus G is no competitor since it's LG lol. Note 2 is too big for me personally. I've been iffy with HTC (probably because Verizon gets crappy phones from them)
Matthew LaFave
Matthew LaFave Rooted galaxy nexus with cm10 nightlies ota updates
Jason Dickman
Jason Dickman It's nice to have options. HTC baby!
Joel Diaz
Joel Diaz All of them.
Markus Howard
Markus Howard Note2!
Lawrence Sindayen
Lawrence Sindayen Galaxy Note II All Day. wtf quad core in a phone? enough said
Hector Alvarado
Hector Alvarado Open up some apps to see how it fills the screen Aaron
Dre Ill
Dre Ill @Robby Olko. Me, I already have JB on my GS3 and rocking 4.1.2 on my Galaxy Nexus!
Keeland M Crosby
Keeland M Crosby Note II
Alex Teclaw
Alex Teclaw s3
George Cruz
George Cruz Finally more options!! But I'll stay with my iPhone 5
Carmen Jessica
Carmen Jessica SIII baby:-P
Robby Olko
Robby Olko The next Nexus > All have fun US galaxy s3 users getting 4.1 after 4.2 is out lol
Casey Knott
Casey Knott GS3 !!!
Josh Babilonia
Josh Babilonia Samsung galaxy 3 all thw way
Charles W. Y. Wong
Charles W. Y. Wong Note II
Susan Hugus
Susan Hugus I will have no problem with the size of the Note 2 since I never have any pockets. I really wish a small phone bag were designed to hold a phone and a charging unit that one could carry. It has to be easy to get into, and I do not want to carry my phone in my purse since it is too hard to find when it rings.
Chan Yi Tian Thomas
Chan Yi Tian Thomas S3
Eric Hook
Eric Hook S3
Jackson Hollingsworth
Jackson Hollingsworth Note 2
Angel Higuera
Angel Higuera One x
Allen Lien
Allen Lien hTC J Butterfly !!!
Shahmeer Chaudhry
Shahmeer Chaudhry one x+
Michael Scott
Michael Scott Note II
Mark Belkowski
Mark Belkowski you guys sure like to compare phones don't you? gs3 all the way.
Anthony Aaron Fernando
Anthony Aaron Fernando one x+
Donovan Fraser
Donovan Fraser got s3 but I want that note 2
Mike Lysholm Offenberg
Mike Lysholm Offenberg Iphone 5
Danny Spaide
Danny Spaide Torn.....want S3 but note2 looks so good....T-Mobile
Douglas Ong
Douglas Ong one x+
Matin Raj
Matin Raj Note 2.... There best there was. The best there is. And the best there will be.
Steve Choi
Steve Choi Note 2
Tim Moore
Tim Moore Galaxy Nexus for now. I like actually getting my updates before the next OS update comes out.
George H Nguyen
George H Nguyen Note II all the way!!!
Zane Fairbanks
Zane Fairbanks Note II. Nothing else comes close to providing the same features.
Diyan Fonseka
Diyan Fonseka Gs3
John Dalisay
John Dalisay HTC J Butterfly minus the stupid name. :D
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Noe Zuniga
Noe Zuniga I have my heart set on the Note 2 for Christmas Time =)
David Piepho
David Piepho Note II !
Ricky Bonilla
Ricky Bonilla Note II
Vishal Gaud
Vishal Gaud one x+ ... htc all the way !!
Demahj Hook
Demahj Hook Without a doubt Samsung Galaxy Note II
John Dalisay
John Dalisay Note IIIx+ G.

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