This followup to 2011’s surprise hit has an even larger display than its predecessor. It is firmly in the “phablet” category — part smartphone, part tablet. Still, it leans toward the tablet side of things. It is going to be offered by all of the top U.S. carriers.
- Powerful processor, swift performance
- S Pen great for navigating device
- Excellent camera
- Feature rich
- Can be unwieldy, particularly for phone calls
- S Note not so useful
The Galaxy Note 2 is big and powerful, and a perfect match for power users. Heavy talkers and casual users might want to look elsewhere, however.
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