Aaron does a very early review of Samsung's newest iconic smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note II.  In regards to specs, the Note II features a 1.6 GHz quad-core CPU, 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display (1280x720 pixels), 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, a 3,100 mAh battery, and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with TouchWiz.  It's clear that the design is an evolution of the Samsung Galaxy S III, and the added software features (not to mention the new things the S Pen can do) are great updates.  It'll be launching in October, with US availability to come.

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George Lake
George Lake So tell me why you can"t take pictures on your Samsung note 2 phone when you are on a call? is there a fix, setting, or am I doing something wrong?
Jerry Cantrell
Jerry Cantrell Yes I hope so verizon better carry it im waiting.....
Tony Van Horn
Tony Van Horn When will t-mobile have it?
Leon Williams Jr.
Leon Williams Jr. to expensive for me
John Anthony
John Anthony no! to expensive for me
Alex A. Amaya
Alex A. Amaya too expensive!!
Kirk Ngo
Kirk Ngo yes if it comes to verizon
Bella Delos Trinos
Bella Delos Trinos Definitely! :)
Chad Allen
Chad Allen I will probably hang on to my Galaxy S3 for a few more months but it is tempting it looks like its going to be an awsome phone just like the S3 is!
Naqi Haider
Naqi Haider I'm definitely gonna buy it althiugh i was gonna buy s3 but i'm gonna go all the way with note 2
Gaurav Bhardwaj
Gaurav Bhardwaj Yes marble white
Idalí Beltré Acevedo
Idalí Beltré Acevedo Big yes!!!
Justin Kang Bae
Justin Kang Bae hopefully
Sindre Olsen Fagermoen
Sindre Olsen Fagermoen No one would like to get that kind of a rubbish phone. It´s too big, it´s impossible to learn how to use it, it´s slow, it´s not fluid and all in all it´s a bad phone. The phone you should get it the iPhone. The iPhone is more than big enough, it´s completely possible to learn how to use the iPhone, it´s extremely fast and fluid so all in all, the iPhone is the perfect smartphone for everybody that lives on the planet called Earth. As a bonus, when you purchase the iPhone, you´ll get a smartphone that runs iOS, which is the world´s BEST, MOST POPULAR and MOST ADVANCED MOBILE OPERATING SYSTEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sean McCollum
Sean McCollum Is it really lower res than the original? Hmmmm
Tasos Tselepatiotes
Tasos Tselepatiotes Nope it's too huge to use it as a phone.
Gaspar Heller
Gaspar Heller If Sprint gets it, hell yes. If not, then GS3 for me. :)
Marco Antonio Balbo Motta
Marco Antonio Balbo Motta yes
Timothy Michael Spease Sr
Timothy Michael Spease Sr I am thinking so
Ibnul Sharar
Ibnul Sharar No. First of all, No money. Second, too big! :P
Gaurav Bhardwaj
Gaurav Bhardwaj Yes...yes ..yess
Chase Sundiata
Chase Sundiata Apple sucks. After this, Apple will probaly sue Samsung for this. They don't want anyone to be better than them.
Richard Waring
Richard Waring got the note wil up grade when contract is up to note 2
J Litz Van
J Litz Van No
Sheeraz Sarwar
Sheeraz Sarwar I bet after tim cook will see this release he is definitly going ti delay the launch of so called NEW IPHONE
Kyle Diggy
Kyle Diggy If it comes to Verizon
Eduardo Ordaz
Eduardo Ordaz This phone is great. But if the new iphone doesnt look anything the new iphone will be raped by this and other phones coming out soon i mean phones that run on the OS dat starts with the Letter A the first letter of the alphabet.
Carmen Jessica
Carmen Jessica Just bought the SGS 3, so no but i like it eitherway:-)
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????????? ??t???? ???sta?t????-??e?a??? No. But iPhone 5 will.
Raju Poudel
Raju Poudel Yeah
Maxi Fabián
Maxi Fabián Na, i'll take the risk with Optimus G, i was hoping that Gnote2 would have Exynos 5250 or Snapdragon S4 Pro quad..
Huey Liggins
Huey Liggins @amie android key boards do suck. But you can also download keyboards. At least virtual keyboards. If you mean actual keyboard then I can't help you there. That might be a personal problem.
Santiago Alexander Cruz
Santiago Alexander Cruz If it comes to Sprint, a BIG yes!
Amie Lee Greenway
Amie Lee Greenway Hell no! Android sucks! Had 2 in the past year and both of them had a bad keyboard. Coincidence? Or is Apple just better?
Rich Wydra
Rich Wydra I think so!!
Jozef Sakac
Jozef Sakac Thinking when this comes out I will sell my GS3
Patrick George Jr.
Patrick George Jr. Multi carrier release is way better for the gnote 2.... exclusivity to a specific carrier sucks
Lewis Hall
Lewis Hall Yepp sold soldd
Antonio Red January Morales
Antonio Red January Morales I'm sold...
Eldon Ong
Eldon Ong One day , 7" tablets are considered as phones . Lol. I love samsung btw.
Marvin D. Minion
Marvin D. Minion Had my galaxy note for couple of months.. I don't think if I'll still use a phone smaller than this...
Billy Brown
Billy Brown I sure do love my skyrocket
Lewis Hachmeister
Lewis Hachmeister Duh.
Cree Ross
Cree Ross I want it!
Bernie Fen
Bernie Fen F no.. abnormally huge for a cell.
Teresa L Smith
Teresa L Smith Yes! I been waiting months for this phone.
Jason Mason
Jason Mason Nope,got the sg3 on sprint
JD Punzkie
JD Punzkie Yes yes yes...!!
Joel Arce
Joel Arce Yes
William Plotner
William Plotner Quadcore with an adrino 320.
Ayo Q Sipho
Ayo Q Sipho Naw just picked up my white galaxy s3 and its the perfect phone for me so far especially coming from the HTC sensation
William Plotner
William Plotner Jarred Sambataro- my guess is going to have a snapdragon S4 Pro processor. Which destroys the exynos. Most powerful CPU on a phone yet.
Grétar Orri Kristinsson
Grétar Orri Kristinsson Nope... way too BIG!
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz yess
Brandon Thompson
Brandon Thompson It will be this or the new iPhone...has to be on Verizon though to make that choice. If it does not go to verizon, iPhone it is
David Kaylor
David Kaylor WINDOWS 8......... HELL YES
Zach Cline
Zach Cline No Phil . This and the galaxy S3 rape the iPhone . Next question please
David Kaylor
David Kaylor HELL NO !
Jarrad Sambataro
Jarrad Sambataro I have the siii and for me upgrading to this depends on two things....the cpu and the gpu....is it going to have the quad-core in the US? wil you use qualcomms to stay compatible with LTE or will you find a way to use your own quad core? will it have the mali400 or the newer adrino gpu?
Antonio Horn
Antonio Horn If it doesn't come to sprint I might do the unthinkable and leave a good deal for a great phone. And yes Sprint works fine for me.
Edgar Emanuel Rivera Rojas
Edgar Emanuel Rivera Rojas The Samsung Ativ S WP8 roocksss :-D
MinnieMouse Lovingu Waddell
MinnieMouse Lovingu Waddell Yes this will be my next phone along with my White Sexy Samsung galaxy S3 phone and Samsung galaxy note 10.1 also in white. Now I just need this to come to Sprint.
Phil Jackson
Phil Jackson Has it got iPhone features :)
Gregory Holbird
Gregory Holbird I would love to buy it, but i dont know if i can wait til xmas to get a new phone and contract.
Rahul Harikumar
Rahul Harikumar Hell Yeah.. But I did wait for Galaxy Note 2.. :D
Mark Harmon
Mark Harmon Looks great! Now, let's dumb it down for the U.S. market... change it from a quad core processor to dual core... release it in early 2013... Oh, wait... delay it due to litigation...
Anthony Bailey
Anthony Bailey Is there some reason why you need more than 8MP, Yves Peier? Are you some professional photographer that needs the ability to produce giant-sized photos? Clearly, you have no clue what megapixels really mean. You're one of the 90% of people who think that has something to do with image quality.
Zach Cline
Zach Cline Megapixels don't matter that much people.... FFS it all comes down to the quality of the sensor .
Naj Khan
Naj Khan Definitelly will be a big hitvphone
Tom Schulte
Tom Schulte hell no, xperia t it is!!!!
Joanna Enrique Ramos
Joanna Enrique Ramos Loving my galaxy 3 got it in marble white best smartphones out there right now!
Yves Alain Roulin Peier
Yves Alain Roulin Peier Sad to see another 8 mpx camera...
Wutthichai Rit-Uan
Wutthichai Rit-Uan Yeah
Chase Sundiata
Chase Sundiata I hope. I want to try a HTC phablet.( there are rumors of one) I'll see if HTC comes with anything
Joanna Enrique Ramos
Joanna Enrique Ramos Love my galaxy 3!!!!
Moon Kim
Moon Kim Yes I've waited long time
Mark Belkowski
Mark Belkowski nope but my galaxy s 3 will be here tomorrow.
Ilija Jovanovic
Ilija Jovanovic maybe
Liz Hermann
Liz Hermann US release date?
Anthony Bailey
Anthony Bailey I can't say. I feel rather let down. Most of the software improvements will probably be made available to the original Note, so I may stick with it.
Henry Lavender
Henry Lavender No. Not having the best experience with the original Galaxy Note.
Ahmad Sachoo
Ahmad Sachoo looks DOPE
David Bailey
David Bailey Yes. Nov 2 upgrade
Angel Jewels
Angel Jewels i was very interested in this phone. But by the time it gets to the US it will be antiquated.
George Millhouse
George Millhouse its just a small update over the previous
Christopher Gronde
Christopher Gronde I've been waiting SOOOOO long for this phone! I'm assuming they will change the body so it looks less like an apple product...(not that a 5.5 inch phone looks anything like a tiny 3.7in apple phone
Angel Jewels
Angel Jewels it has none of the features it was rumored to have.
Ian Baylon
Ian Baylon Sure if it comes with bacon, HTC phones have Bacon.
Calvin JW
Calvin JW Lol @ windows phone comment. Android is far above Windows phone 8.
Andreas Høieggen Steensæth
Andreas Høieggen Steensæth NEVER!
Aleksandar Sataric
Aleksandar Sataric My next smartphone wii be Samsung ATIV S :D
Tim Nix
Tim Nix Will it come to Verizon if so then maybe but I'm still rocking the galaxy nexus and love it
Grant Thommen
Grant Thommen i hope
Alejandro Castro
Alejandro Castro Nope. The Samsung ATIV S (WP8) will be next when its released.
Edwin Rodriguez
Edwin Rodriguez Hell yea, Verizon please..!!
Mohammad Salman
Mohammad Salman price??
Dale Junior
Dale Junior Yes.
Abram Wenevermet Dennis
Abram Wenevermet Dennis Maybe.. Depends on what the new iPhone has 2 offer..

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