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saa001's review of the Samsung Galaxy Note II (GSM)

original version, submitted May 25, 2013, 5:47 PM:

A good phone, not a great phone

I have had the Note 2 for about two weeks. Good phone but it has a couple of serious issues.
Pros: -Screen size is outstanding, allows my aging eyes to see screen better
-Great reception
-OK apps

Cons: -Poor volume control placement (I oftentimes hit the down key when turning off the scree with the button on the opposite side)
-Apps not quite as good as with Apple

I overall like the phone, I wanted to try something different (I love the iPhone but had grown complacent with it). Many times when I go to turn off the screen, I accidentally push the volume button down causing me to miss a couple of calls. Poor placement of the buttons. Most of the apps for my old iPhone have their counterpart on the Android but there are several missing ones that I would really like to have.

I was drawn to this by the screen size. HUGE. Sometimes I want to check things out without having to put my reading glasses on. Making the text larger helps and with more screen real estate, I can read more on one screen without having to scroll constantly.

Reception is pretty good also.

If iPhone made one with a screen this size, I would gladly go back, until then I am on this phone for the foreseeable future.

edited Jun 1, 2013, 10:30 AM to the current version:

A good phone, not a great phone

I have had the Note 2 for about two weeks. Good phone but it has a couple of serious issues.
Pros: -Screen size is outstanding, allows my aging eyes to see screen better
-Great reception
-OK apps

Cons: -Poor volume control placement (I oftentimes hit the down key when turning off the scree with the button on the opposite side)
-Apps not quite as good as with Apple

I overall like the phone, I wanted to try something different (I love the iPhone but had grown complacent with it). Many times when I go to turn off the screen, I accidentally push the volume button down causing me to miss a couple of calls. Poor placement of the buttons. Most of the apps for my old iPhone have their counterpart on the Android but there are several missing ones that I would really like to have. Also the headphones that came with this are HORRIBLE. A lot of distortion. Plugged in my iPhone headset and the music was MUCH better.

I was drawn to this by the screen size. HUGE. Sometimes I want to check things out without having to put my reading glasses on. Making the text larger helps and with more screen real estate, I can read more on one screen without having to scroll constantly.

Reception is pretty good also.

If iPhone made one with a screen this size, I would gladly go back, until then I am on this phone for the foreseeable future.

 

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