Posts tagged with: Galaxy Note II
  • by | September 4, 2013 5:29 PM

    Compared to the Galaxy Note 2, the Galaxy Note 3 is familiar, yet different. It's an upgrade in every aspect, thanks to the use of 3GB of RAM and the brawny Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core CPU (or Exynos 5 Octa, depending on where you get yours). The display, a bit larger than before, also bumps the resolution from 720p to 1080p; this is one of the best displays we've ever seen. Visually, the two are similar, save for the much smaller bezels on the Note 3 and the reduced depth. The S-Pen is still there but with new software features. In terms of in-hand feel, the Note 3 feels just as ...

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  • by | August 28, 2013 4:32 AM

    We had a first glimpse at the alleged front panel of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note III and the internet is taking this a step further, with measurements, as well as comparisons to the current model. Let's start off with the measurements: those who claim access to the physical component state that, after measurements, the screen will be a 5.68-inch display, with 2.2mm bezels (the actual display is 1.8mm thick). How does that compare to the display of the Galaxy Note II? Check out the image below! As you can see, it is a tad taller and has more squared off corners. The bezel is definitely ...

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  • by | August 27, 2013 1:22 PM

    I admit, I wasn't on board with the idea of a 5.3-inch phone at first. I wrote a couple articles exclaiming how giant phones aren't all that much more useful than, say, a 4-inch phone, and that they would be more difficult to use, hold, and carry for most people. I despised the original Galaxy Note … until I held one at CES 2012. And that's when I fell in love. I came home from the trade show and bought one for myself. Admittedly, the original Note wasn't the greatest phone ever. So I sold it after using it for several months, and set my sights on the Galaxy Note II. In October, I went ...

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  • by | August 20, 2013 4:34 PM

    Let's face it, when Samsung announced the original Galaxy Note at IFA 2011, we all thought they were nuts. At a time when the most popular smartphone in the world had a 3.5-inch display, who was going to want to use that humongous thing that was almost twice its size? Well, as it turned out, a lot of people did. Regardless of the fact that screens were getting bigger in those days, the device was a full inch bigger than the already-big Galaxy S II, and people liked it. I know that not many people are fond of Samsung, but we've got to hand it to them for their expertise in experimenting ...

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  • by | August 9, 2013 1:07 PM

    Big is never big enough, especially when you're a smartphone manufacturer. Just when we think we've seen it all, another manufacturer comes along to announce an even bigger smartphone. Enter the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. The Z Ultra, although a look-alike to its smaller sibling, the Xperia Z, is a different beast entirely. It has a 6.4-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 chipset, and the footprint only a giant could love. We put it up against the Galaxy Note II. Which one comes out on top in this behemoth battle? Watch the video below to find out for yourself! And be sure to sound off in the ...

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  • by | July 4, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily in the comfort of your 4th of July celebration as we talk about Jay-Z's new album reaching select Samsung Galaxy smartphones. We later talk about more Samsung as we go through the future of their Tizen platform. The Galaxy Note III is next as we discover more information about the probable internal specifications. Nokia takes the spotlight later with the Lumia 925 camera technology being explained. We end today's show talking about the Nokia Lumia 909, or 1020, which is apparently the final name of the EOS project. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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  • by | June 26, 2013 5:13 PM

    The Galaxy Note II was once one of the fastest and most powerful smartphones on the market. But with newer Snapdragon chipsets and faster clock speeds, the Note II is begging to show its age, if only a tiny bit. The 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 chip is definitely no slouch, but it isn't quite as snappy or powerful as more modern chips. To speed things up, nothing ever works quite as well as wiping the phone and starting from scratch. As you load more games and fill up the internal storage, the phone will naturally begin to slow down. But if you don't want to take the time to set everything ...

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  • by | June 24, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and its release date for the US. Then we do some more Samsung talk as we've got another leak on the display size of the Galaxy Note III for this fall. Some deals are next as AT&T and Walmart have some significant discounts on smartphones for the rest of June. Apple's iOS 7 is next as we go through the recent launch of a beta for the iPad. We end today's show by talking about the iPhone 5S leak, which proves that there isn't a dual flash on the phone, but rather a light to assist the phone if the light is needed All ...

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  • by | June 18, 2013 2:56 AM

    As smartphone theft has become increasingly common in the last couple of years, we've seen companies like Microsoft and BlackBerry pioneer with security features to wipe your device remotely, or other companies like Apple who give you options to find the device without the need for a third party vendor, and with recent changes in iOS 7 to now even allow the unit to not accept re-activation after a wipe. This has left a tremendous amount of pressure on other smartphone vendors, and reports show that Samsung is already close to nailing a solution. We've heard rumors in the past about Samsung ...

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  • by | June 17, 2013 7:58 AM

    It seems that the "new thing" for 2013 is celebrity endorsements, as we've seen Alicia Keys join BlackBerry and Jessica Alba join Windows Phone, among others. For all of those curious as to what Samsung and Jay-Z had in store for us after some teasers last week, well, let the rumors reach a halt as of today. It turns out that Jay-Z's new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail" is slated for a launch on July 4th, and as a benefit to current owners of the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note II, Samsung will be offering an app on the Google Play store on June 24th that will give Jay-Z's new ...

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  • by | June 13, 2013 6:05 PM

    When Anton didn't immediately scowl at the thought of using an 8-inch tablet as a phone replacement, I called him crazy. I literally thought he'd lost it. The point of a cell phone – for portable communication – is completely negated by substituting it with a device that doesn't fit in your pocket. And when he got the Fonepad by ASUS, actually liked it and didn't change his mind like I thought he would, and scored it as an impressive (for a tablet) eight out of 10 in the review, I was fully convinced Tony had gone off the deep end. Exactly one week ago, I received an email from ...

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  • by | June 13, 2013 2:43 PM

    Before we begin, we'd just like to say something to everyone who's going to call us out for click-baiting with that "Galaxy S 5" title: your allegations are completely founded and true. But look here: even though Galaxy S 5 rumors are (to say the least) premature and indicative of a serious problem with our nasty-fast industry -an issue we discuss on the air- they're also important. That's because, as unreliable and, frankly, stupid as they are, they also give us an opportunity to discuss the future of Samsung industrial design. And any opportunity we get to talk about the Galaxy family in ...

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  • by | June 13, 2013 7:03 AM

    The Android phablet landscape is about to get very interesting. So far we've seen it dominated by Samsung's Galaxy Note, and more recently, the Note II. Sure, smartphones themselves have gotten larger sine the first Note arrived, but this mid-five-inch-and-up range is still the domain of the phablet. Now we're looking to add a couple new members to that club, and from where I stand it looks like Samsung just might have a fight on its hands; will the upcoming phablets from Sony and HTC be the ones to snatch phablet domination away from the Note series? Following the Note's surprise success ...

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  • by | June 12, 2013 9:40 AM

    Smartphones can't possibly get any bigger, can they? We all asked ourselves this after Samsung introduced the original Galaxy Note. Then came the Galaxy Note II, 0.2-inches larger than the original. And Huawei presented the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate to the world at CES in January. Again, we thought there is no way phones are getting any larger. Well, Samsung has done it again. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 is a gigantic phone. It towers over the Galaxy Note II, what was – and still is, for that matter – considered too large by many. But we would be doing you guys and gals a disservice if we didn't ...

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  • by | May 8, 2013 1:35 PM

    At Pocketnow, we have a responsibility to try the new, the fresh, and the weird - and that latter swamp is exactly the one Managing Editor Anton D. Nagy waded into with his recent review of the ASUS Fonepad - the tablet with an earpiece. Or the phone with a tablet screen. Whatever you want to call it, we've covered it - and Tony has some thoughts about using a seven-inch smartphone in this edition of one of your favorite tech podcasts. After we clear the giant-phone convo, we've got more to say. Lots more. And, doubtless to the relief of thousands, very little of it involves Samsung's ...

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