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Samsung Galaxy Note II (16GB) (AT&T)
 
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Summary:

The Samsung Galaxy Note II (16 GB) is a smart phone designed for use on the AT&T network, including its HSPA+ and LTE "4G" network. It runs on the Android operating system. This model has a 5.5-inch touch-screen display, an 8-megapixel camera, and a virtual QWERTY keyboard.

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About - Samsung Galaxy Note II (16GB) (AT&T)

The Samsung Galaxy Note II (16 GB) is a smart phone designed for use on the AT&T network, including its HSPA+ and LTE "4G" network. It can also be used internationally.

It has a 5.5-inch touch-screen display, measures 6.0 by 3.2 by 0.4 inches and weighs 6.3 ounces. It runs on the Android operating system.

The Galaxy Note II (16 GB) has an 8-megapixel camera that can record high-definition video, a front-facing camera, and a music player. It also features a virtual QWERTY keyboard that's useful for messaging and Web searches. This phone has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth for wireless hands-free communication, DLNA, and GPS navigation capability. Web browsing, e-mail, and texting capabilities are also included. It can act as a mobile hotspot for Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

This Samsung phone has a standard 3.5mm jack.

It has 16GB of built-in memory, and supports memory cards of up to 64GB.

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Samsung is well known for its innovative designs and has one of the largest lineups of smart phones that run on the Windows and Android operating systems. Samsung smart phones have the industry's most advanced technologies the Android platform has to offer. They include Multi window, which lets you interact with two apps simultaneously on one screen.  For instance, you can watch a video while viewing an e-mail, or you can use Google Maps and messaging. The front-facing cameras on many Samsung models monitor you eyes while you're reading a Web page or other documents to prevent the screen from timing out. Some Samsung phones can also wirelessly share large files between each other after the phones are bumped together.  Another innovation is touch-free gestures/controls (air gestures) that let you accept a phone call, move to another message, flip through photos, or skip to the next song in your playlist by waving your hand in front of the phone. Noteable lines include the Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, and Nexus series.  

Features & Specs - Samsung Galaxy Note II (16GB) (AT&T)
info Full retail price 575
info Other providers Not applicable
info Camera (megapixels) 8
info Camera recording resolution 1080p
info Memory card MicroSD
info Touch screen Yes
info QWERTY keyboard Yes
info Document editing Yes
info Music player Yes
info Voice command Yes
info GPS navigation Yes
info 4G broadband data Yes
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User Reviews - Samsung Galaxy Note II (16GB) (AT&T)
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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Excellent Phablet
3/25/2013
Pros
Battery Life
BlueTooth reception
Camera
Gps
Great With Larger Hands
I Can See The Display
jellybean os
lte
Phone Reception
Cons
Andriod Issues
Need Case For It
Smaller Hands
Best Uses
Connectivity
Phone Service
Photos For Work
Square Payments
With Bluetooth Head Set
Comment:
Big phone that does big things. Great reception! No consistant dropped calls (as with my iOS phones). Battery gets me through a day with much useage. S-pen great for taking credit card signatures over app services. Camera takes great pictures. Screen is a beautiful piece of kit. <br />I have had some issues with voice mail. Receptivity of the touch screen. My google maps voice went away. <br />Turns out the fix was to take the battery out while the phone is on (soft reset) and it also fixed most of my voice mail issues. <br />If the next version of andriod is as much of an improvement as this was over the last, it will be difficult not to get an even better phone even out of contract. Despite the fragmentation aspect, this almost a perfect phone for my uses. Just a couple of tweeks on the use of voice recognition would make this a GPS wonder!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Bigger = Better
3/24/2013
Pros
Big
Large screen
Massively Functional
Smooth os
Tiny
Cons
The
Best Uses
Mobile Information Device
Comment:
Technically, the CR review is close to spot on. However I'm reminded of a long-ago comment that CR could review a lemon & pronounce it too sour in their desire to be fair and balanced. <br />Yup, this device is larger than many (all?) of what are called smartphones. But that name always seemed silly -- they do SO many more interesting things than handle verbal communications. <br />And my fingers bleed as I watch others rapidly tapping away on their teeny-tiny devices. What are they writing? Haiku? Love letters for the ages? The Great American Novel? I don't know -- but I know I could never twine my arthritic digits into anything as breathless, desperate and minute.<br />So I LIKE that it's A LARGE -- yet still highly portable -- device. It's smaller than every phone I've ever used except for one. (That's what happens when you're over 60!) It fits in my coat/jacket/& backback pockets with no problem. I haven't tried to get it into my tighty-whities ... and I probably never will. We're just not that close, me and the digital world.<br />What I love about the Note II: expandable memory (really NOT that difficult to install said the man with the fat fingers, who swaps out two 64 GB mini cards with apparent aplomb); user-replaceable battery (battery life is very good -- but it's lovely to have a $15, fully charged backup on hand just in case .. try that with your iThing); a huge screen/keyboard for old eyes & fingers that were never petite & are far happier touch-typing on a full sized keyboard. <br />I have a three-hour commute & I've dumped a 10 tablet, a full sized MP3 player & a midsized Canon powershot camera in favor of the Note II. I can easily check my email, catch up on the news, keep up with my reading, shoot interesting photo/movie ops I happen to see ... and arrive home at night without fingers turned into stubs or eyes gone terminally bloodshot.<br />So: phone usage, for me, is around number 8 on the list of uses I have for this device. It works fine, but if you're used to a smaller device, this will seem BIG. As a way to make dinner reservations, to check the tides for Saturday's kayaking trip, the weather for a weekend sail or a Monday morning commute, the internet for local event scheduling, to check your email, to play solitaire on a brain-dead Friday night commute, to read that e-novel you've just bought, to identify that bird you've just spotted in your back yard, to find a speedy route to a hot venue ... all of these & many more are very well served, portably, by this device.<br />Knowing it will be superceded soon by something better, I've given it five stars because after checking the alternatives, & using it for several months I'm convinced that, at this moment there's nothing better for my purposes. More importantly (unless you HAVE to HAVE the latest bleeding edge device,) I don't expect it to be technologically useless in the next 30 days. Heck, I might just be able to keep it for ten more years.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Cynical User LOVES This Phone
1/7/2013
Pros
Great With Big Fingers
Cons
slippery without case
Vulnerable Screen
Best Uses
Comment:
Context----- I have used smart phones and PDAs going back to the very first Palm Pilot device. Initially to sync with my calendar and phone book, I carried a separate wireless phone. I am REALLY impressed with the Note II! I run product demonstration videos on this phone as well as more conventional data look up and as a phone. <br /><br />I am older and my early technology adopter days are less appealing than they used to be. That being said, this is a pretty polished device from a design POV. <br /><br />The onscreen keyboard is large enough for my arthritic and large fingers to navigate easily. The screen size and EXCELLENT RESOLUTION adapts well to my vision which is less than stellar with my advancing decrepitude. <br /><br />Docking IS an issue for me as I am used to a landscape format dock to physically sync with my desktop computer, etc. This is an annoying minus for the Note II IMHO. <br /><br />Sound quality is quite adequate and the touch screen works very well unless the humidity is REALLY LOW (dry fingers). Additionally, I would love to have a second Micro SD slot for additional memory as the 64gb on the add-in micro card just isn't enough for all the data that I carry about. 64gb is presently the largest available card 1/2013, heaven knows when 128gb will appear and if it will be compatible with this unit. Alternatively, I would have loved the option to have more than 16gb of internal memory.<br /><br />The performance of the Note II is stellar, almost no lag when changing applications. All and all, my favorite smart phone yet, ever! The first one which really satisfies the majority of my needs.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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