Galaxy Note 2 http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/galaxy-note-2/all en-GB Samsung Galaxy Note 2 video preview http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-video-preview/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Note 2 is back, bigger and better than before, and throws up a rather rude hand gesture to its critics in the process. Find out why by watching our video preview </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="363" height="278" title="Samsung Galaxy Note 2" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-2_1.png?1370357836" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1817492543001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1817492543001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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Before we put it through its paces for a full review, why not witness us release this seemingly giant Galaxy S3 from its cardboard confines. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="380" height="296" title="Samsung Galaxy Note 2 box" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 2 box" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung%20Galaxy%20Note%202%20box.png?1371562510" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1881003037001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1881003037001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/samsung-galaxy-note-2-unboxing-and-first-look-video-review#comments Android Galaxy Note 2 Samsung Smartphones Sat, 06 Oct 2012 00:32:34 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1423717 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Note 2 video review http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/samsung-galaxy-note-2-video-review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung&#039;s supersized smartphone and in exchange for your cash, the Note 2 offers a a gorgeous display, slick Android Jelly Bean software and a newly-styled digitiser stylus with Wacom smarts. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="368" height="294" title="Samsung Galaxy Note 2" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung%20Galaxy%20Note%202.png?1371562153" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1897104066001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1897104066001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/samsung-galaxy-note-2-video-review#comments Galaxy Note 2 Samsung Tablets Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:59:44 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1423714 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Note 2 hits 5 million pockets in two months http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-hits-5-million-pockets-two-months/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looks like there are plenty of large hands out there to lovingly embrace Samsung&#039;s 5.5in beast </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="770" height="578" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/galaxy-note-2-balloons_0.jpg?1364398126" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_399.jpg?1364398126" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung's over-sized superphone - <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/samsung-galaxy-note-2-0" target="_self">the Galaxy Note 2</a> - has smashed its predecessors record by selling 5 million units in a mere two months.</p> <p>That's mighty impressive given that the original Note reached that same 5 million figure in five months, and goes to show us that there are plenty of shovel-handed gadgeteers out there who are hankering for large chunks of pocketable screen real estate.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/samsung-galaxy-note-2-hits-5-million-pockets-in-two-months </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-hits-5-million-pockets-two-months/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-hits-5-million-pockets-two-months/news#comments Galaxy Note 2 Samsung Mon, 26 Nov 2012 09:38:41 +0000 Esat Dedezade 423552 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Smart Dock turns your phone into a PC http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-smart-dock-turns-your-phone-pc/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Connect your giant phone to a TV, keyboard, mouse and even hard drive – making your Android mobile a PC powerhouse </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung_galaxy_note_2_smart_dock_1_0.jpg?1364398208" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung_galaxy_note_2_smart_dock_4_0.jpg?1364398208" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_498.jpg?1364398208" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/motorola-atrix">Motorola Atrix</a> may have fallen by the wayside, Samsung is ploughing ahead with the idea of combining mobiles and computers. The new Samsung Smart Dock lets you drop in your <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/samsung-galaxy-note-2-0">Galaxy Note 2</a> for a smorgasbord of connectivity – effectively turning it into an Android-powered home computer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/samsung-galaxy-note-2-smart-dock-turns-your-phone-into-a-pc </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-smart-dock-turns-your-phone-pc/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-smart-dock-turns-your-phone-pc/news#comments Galaxy Note 2 Samsung Thu, 01 Nov 2012 11:35:24 +0000 Luke Edwards 423346 at http://www.stuff.tv New video! Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a 5 star smartphone http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/new-video-samsung-galaxy-note-2-5-star-smartphone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A gargantuan smartphone or mini-tablet? Watch our video review and make your own mind up... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen-shot-2012-10-12-at-19.03.51_0_0.png?1364399445" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_639.jpg?1364399445" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Bag yourself Samsung's supersized smartphone and in exchange for your cash, the Note 2 offers a a gorgeous display, slick Android Jelly Bean software and a newly-styled digitiser stylus with Wacom smarts. Want to know more? <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/samsung-galaxy-note-2-video-review">Watch the review</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/samsung-galaxy-note-2-0">Read the review </a></p> <p><strong>You may also like</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/new-video-samsung-galaxy-note-2-is-a-5-star-smartphone </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/new-video-samsung-galaxy-note-2-5-star-smartphone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/new-video-samsung-galaxy-note-2-5-star-smartphone/news#comments Galaxy Note 2 Samsung Fri, 12 Oct 2012 18:23:48 +0000 Lucy Hedges 423095 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Note 2 http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-2/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A brute of a smartphone or a puny tablet? We put the Note 2 through its paces as it squares up to the Galaxy S3 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-2-review-gallery_0.jpg?1376582766" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1024" height="768" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-2-review-press-shot-one_4.jpg?1376582766" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="950" height="580" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-2-review-side_0_4.jpg?1376582766" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="500" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-2-review-s-pen_4.jpg?1376582766" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When we first saw&nbsp;<a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-note">the original Galaxy Note</a>, our initial reaction was that this beast couldn't possibly be a phone: it was just too big. So big it had to be a mini tablet. Then came&nbsp;<a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-s3">the S3</a>, which could also be too big for the smaller handed gadget fan, but ultimately proved simply too powerful and too full of next-gen tricks to dislike.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £550.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design and build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Put the Galaxy Note 2 next to <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-s3">the 4.8in Galaxy S3 </a>and suddenly – as Goldilocks once said – the smaller of the two starts to look just right. Suddenly the best phone in the world looks like a tiny handset that suddenly seems easier to hold in one hand.&nbsp;</p> <p>Side by side, it's obvious that Samsung has made the Note 2 a scaled-up version of the <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-s3">Galaxy S3</a>: same white plastic, same removable back cover and curved silver sides. It makes the new Note much easier to grip than the original 5.3in version and fools you into thinking it's slimmer than it really is. One of the few minor gripes we have with the S3 is that its power button is a little easier to knock than is ideal, and the Note 2 is the same – accidentally turning off the screen during a frantic brawl on GTA III is not awesome.</p> <p>If not especially premium, the Note 2 feels just as solid as the S3 – no flexing or creaking here, as we grumbled about on the <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-note-101">Note 10.1</a>, although the S Pen can jiggle about a bit in its slot. Under the cover you get the replaceable battery, microSIM and microSD slots that users of the S3 will be familiar with, but the speaker is lower down on the Note 2 than on the S3. One small annoyance: as with the S3 the giant screen means there's so little bezel, you'll find yourself pressing the two Android keys either side of the home button more than you'd like. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>At 182.5g, the Note 2 is tipping the smartphone scales, but consider the humongous-ness of the HD Super AMOLED screen, not to mention the massive 3,100 mAh battery needed to push all those pixels around, and it starts to seem like a reasonable trade-off. Holding the phone to your ear to make a call does stretch the hand somewhat – not to mention make you look a bit ‘Dom Joly’ – so at home we found ourselves using the speakerphone function more often than usual, and if we were to permanently adopt the Note 2 we’d be buying a Bluetooth headset forthwith. One with aptX, now we think about it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1897104066001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1897104066001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="398" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-2-review-versus-galaxy-S3_3.jpg?1376582766" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-2-review-battery-sim-microSD_2.jpg?1376582766" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5.5in HD screen  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 720p Super AMOLED display is as glorious as Sammy makes it look in the adverts – there's no bump in resolution to fill the extra 0.2in of height from the <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-note">previous Galaxy Note</a> but it's still eye-poppingly good. It's now 16:9, too, the ratio du jour for late-2012 smartphones like the <a href="/review/apple-iphone-5">iPhone 5</a>, and suffice to say whatever you're watching on the train will gain you an audience of sneaky (and not so sneaky) fellow commuters. Samsung has also maximised that extra space for the lockscreen by squeezing in an extra, fifth icon.&nbsp;</p> <p>Colourful icons do seem to jump out at you a little more on the <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-s3">Galaxy S3</a> but text is noticeably improved on the Note 2 – when you peer up-close, letters don't look as though they've been hacked into this display as they can do on PENtile screens. The same warm hues that you find on a Galaxy S3 screen also permeate images and video here, and while that means you don’t get the colour neutrality that you find on an iPhone 5, the larger-than-life vibrancy is certainly exciting.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-2-review-GTA-3_3.jpg?1376582766" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-2-review-main-hands-on_3.jpg?1376582766" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power and performance  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, the mighty Note 2 wouldn't be too bold in claiming to be the most powerful smartphone on the planet right now. And it really does fly. With the help of Jelly Bean, opening up and transitioning between apps is a touch quicker here than with the already mighty <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-s3">Galaxy S3</a> – swiping through images, browsing and firing up the camera all save you fractions of a second, and we all know that those fractions count.</p> <p>That's not to say that this is the perfect OS experience: we suffered through a few crashes when using the built-in Gallery app and streaming a vid from the web – it was nothing truly drastic, but a pain nonetheless. On the other hand, gaming is smooth and Popup Play is built in, so you can watch a video in a small window while playing a game in fullscreen underneath, if the mood takes you. Overall, the experience is so fast that you can end up playing catch-up with the handset: the touchscreen is so responsive to even the lightest tap it's very easy to accidentally open up apps. No, ChatOn, it's never on purpose.&nbsp;</p> <p>Of course, we couldn’t help but do some benchmarking to find out if the figures backed up our real-life experience of the Note 2. Sure enough we got a total score of 13657 on AnTuTu, with the Samsung Galaxy S3 managing ‘only’ 12533. Impressive stuff.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android 4.1 Jelly Bean  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The fact that Samsung has resisted the urge to tinker too much with the stock Jelly Bean OS clearly helps keep things snappy, although power users will spot the little tweaks – even the notifications have been sprinkled with a little TouchWiz. Everything else is just as you'd find it on Ice Cream Sandwich – multi-tasking, apps and widgets on multiple homescreens, but we’d recommend you get rid of Samsung fluff like S Suggest as soon as possible. &nbsp;</p> <p>One useful addition is Google Now, which you can access by hitting the search bar on the central homescreen. This opt-in feature learns your behaviour via your location, calendar entries and searches before displaying 'cards' with helpful info. Within a day or two, we had the local weather, ideas for restaurants and bars near us, and a bus timetable showing the nearest real-time departures. You can also ask Google Now to let you know the travel times to your next calendar appointment – looks like Siri has some work to do.&nbsp;</p> <p>It's worth mentioning here that all of Samsung's extra features found on the <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-s3">Galaxy S3</a> are present on the Note 2 – that includes Smart Stay, which uses an eye-tracking forward-facing camera to keep the display on when you're looking at it. New to the Note 2 is Popup Browser, which is one of those awesome little features that you soon won’t be able to live without. Essentially a smartphone version of flitting between tabs on a laptop or tablet, when you open a Facebook message containing a link to a YouTube video, for example, the Note 2 throws up the option to view it in a moveable window while you remain in the Facebook app. That’s the Note 2’s power and multi-tasking capabilities put to impressive and genuinely practical use.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-2-review-google-now_3.jpg?1376582766" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-2-review-popup-browser_2.jpg?1376582766" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S Pen  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We were quite taken with the S Pen when <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-note-101">we reviewed the Galaxy Note 10.1</a>, and Samsung has really gone to town with ways to incorporate the mini digitiser stylus into everyday smartphone use. Handwriting is much improved from both <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-note">the original Note</a> and the 10in tablet, with S Note picking up most of our scrawls quickly and without mistakes. This improved confidence means we’ve become far more likely to use the S Pen instead of the keyboard, although even that has been improved with a feature that lets you shift the keypad to the left or right to make one-handed messaging easier regardless of which one you’re using.</p> <p>On the other hand, Air View – which lets you hover over gallery folders, emails or video timelines to see previews – is a clever idea that’s sadly not quite intuitive enough. It's tricky to remember when to press down on the S Pen button, and you don't get enough information to stop you just clicking through to what you want to see. More useful is unleashing the S Pen when you're on a call to bring up S Note for scribbling down directions or a phone number. We're also a fan of using the S Pen to crop around images from the web to paste into Scrapbook or an email – it's messy but the process feels closer to ripping out magazine pages.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-2-review-S-Pen-ho.jpg?1376582766" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-2-review-calendar-airview_2.jpg?1376582766" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> camera  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Note 2's 8MP snapper gives very similar results to the <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-s3">Galaxy S3's capable camera</a>, though due to its size and weight it’s more difficult to keep steady when you're setting up a shot. It's a close call but we prefer the colour reproduction on the S3, which also provides a touch more detail. The Note 2 keeps the LED flash, 1080p video, 20-photo burst mode and the ability to take photos while filming, and adds the nostalgic feature of being able to write the time and place on the 'back' of each image with the S Pen.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-s3-review-hands-on-white-blue-art_3.jpg?1376582766" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> battery life  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We looped a video on MX Player with the Note 2's Wi-Fi on and medium brightness and got very impressive results, considering that this Samsung has to power a 5.5in 720p screen. The battery drained at about 6% an hour which should mean you'll get at least eight hours out of the Note 2 with intensive use, which isn't too far behind the <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-s3">Galaxy S3's amazing stamina</a>. While we were testing it with browsing, games, messaging and calls, it performed even better – so you won't be tied to a microUSB cable.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-2-review-jelly-bean-notifications_3.jpg?1376582766" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S3  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you're looking for one device to use as a phone and a mini tablet, the Note 2 is your best bet as it does everything the S3 can do, but on a larger scale. For most people, though, the S Pen won't be used on anything like a daily basis and a leaner, lighter handset that's better for calls makes more sense. Our advice? Head to a shop, hold each smartphones up to your ear and watch a video on both screens before you make your decision between these 4.8in and 5.5in Samsungs.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4G and price </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don't be scared by the sky-high £550 price for the 16GB version of the Note 2. Less than a week into its UK release and it's already going for £31 a month on a contract with Three and £528 on Clove. Scout around and you'll be able to pick up a Note 2 for much less than an <a href="/review/apple-iphone-5">iPhone 5</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you're hankering after a LTE Note 2 though, you'll have to wait until October 15th when this handset will go on sale on EE 4G contracts. The EE network is only in its testing phase at the moment in cities around the UK but if you're agreeing to a 24 month contract and you want superfast browsing (up to 50Mbps) then you may want to pay a little extra for 4G.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> verdict  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is one seriously powerful device that treads the dangerous line between smartphone and tablet but ultimately comes out as a winner. That means it graces our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten">Top Ten list of the best smartphones you can buy.</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you can find space for it in your pockets or bag, the Note 2 will reward you with a big, beautiful screen, impeccable multi-tasking, the latest version of Android and S-Pen shaped fun. And if nothing else, it will make people with spade-hands feel better about themselves, which can only be a good thing, right?</p> <p><a href="http://ad-emea.doubleclick.net/clk;265002741;90678182;h " target="_blank">Click here for the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 2 deals</a></p> <p>Review by <a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/100316166955509219073/posts">Sophie Charara</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Note 2 is easy to love thanks to one huge screen, speedy multi-tasking and the S Pen</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/samsung-galaxy-note-2-0 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-2/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-2/review#comments Galaxy Note 2 Samsung Smartphones Sun, 07 Oct 2012 17:50:39 +0000 Esat Dedezade 423004 at http://www.stuff.tv New video! Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – bigger, beefier and unboxed http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/new-video-samsung-galaxy-note-2-%E2%80%93-bigger-beefier-and-unboxed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Giant 5.5in screen, superbly powerful quad-core engine and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean straight out of the box. Introducing the Samsung Galaxy Note 2... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen-shot-2012-10-06-at-01.40.04_0.png?1364399468" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3941.jpg?1364399468" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung's super-sized smartphone is back and miles better than before. Before we put it through its paces in a full review, why not witness us release this seemingly giant Galaxy S3 from its cardboard confines. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/samsung-galaxy-note-2-unboxing-and-first-look-video-review">Watch the video</a>.</p> <p><strong>You might also like</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/life-etc/news-nugget/inflatable-bike-helmet-saves-brains-offends-eyes"></a></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/new-video-samsung-galaxy-note-2-%E2%80%93-bigger-beefier-and-unboxed </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/new-video-samsung-galaxy-note-2-%E2%80%93-bigger-beefier-and-unboxed/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/new-video-samsung-galaxy-note-2-%E2%80%93-bigger-beefier-and-unboxed/news#comments Galaxy Note 2 Samsung Sat, 06 Oct 2012 00:54:54 +0000 Lucy Hedges 422998 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Note 2 hits shelves today http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-hits-shelves-today/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen aficionados rejoice, for the day of the 5.5in superphone has arrived. Will you be getting one? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-2-03_1_0.jpg?1364399489" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-2-03_4.jpg?1364399489" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3977.jpg?1364399489" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/news-nugget/samsung-galaxy-note-2-uk-release-date-revealed" target="_self">Samsung Galaxy Note 2</a> is officially out in the UK today, eagerly awaiting large-handed gadgeteers with its 5.5in screen and new and improved S-Pen.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/samsung-galaxy-note-2-0">Read our full, in depth Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review. </a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/samsung-galaxy-note-2-hits-shelves-today </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-hits-shelves-today/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-hits-shelves-today/news#comments Galaxy Note 2 Samsung Mon, 01 Oct 2012 15:46:20 +0000 Esat Dedezade 422925 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Note 2 UK release date revealed http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-uk-release-date-revealed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shovel-handed gadgeteers listen up – the second coming of Sammy&#039;s gargantuan Note is right around the corner. Click on through for all you need to know </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-2-03_0_0.jpg?1364399517" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-2-03.jpg?1364399517" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4010.jpg?1364399517" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung has revealed the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/ifa/news-nugget/samsung-galaxy-note-2-launched" target="_self">Galaxy Note 2</a> will hit the UK on October 1st, hoping to impress big screen aficionados across the country with it's 5.5in Super AMOLED display and improved S-Pen.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/samsung-galaxy-note-2-uk-release-date-revealed </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-uk-release-date-revealed/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-uk-release-date-revealed/news#comments Galaxy Note 2 Samsung Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:39:51 +0000 Esat Dedezade 422878 at http://www.stuff.tv Pre-order your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 now http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/pre-order-your-samsung-galaxy-note-2-now/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get your giant hands on the Galaxy Note 2 before anyone else, if you’ve got £545 to spare </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-2-pre-order_0.jpg?1364399470" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4139.jpg?1364399470" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/ifa/news-nugget/samsung-galaxy-note-2-launched">Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2</a> was the talk of IFA this year, impressing us in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/hands-on/samsung-galaxy-note-2-hands-on-review">hands-on review</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/samsung-galaxy-note-2-video-preview">video preview</a>. And why wouldn’t it with that 5.5in Super AMOLED display, new super sensitive S Pen, mighty 3100mAh battery, and speedy 1.6GHz quad-core processor?</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/pre-order-your-samsung-galaxy-note-2-now </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/pre-order-your-samsung-galaxy-note-2-now/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/pre-order-your-samsung-galaxy-note-2-now/news#comments Galaxy Note 2 Samsung Mon, 10 Sep 2012 07:36:08 +0000 Luke Edwards 422669 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Note 2 hands-on review http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-hands-review/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We got our seemingly small mitts on the mighty 5.5in body of Samsung’s powerhouse Note 2 smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-2-04_0.jpg?1364399690" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-2-08_0.jpg?1364399690" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-2-0_0.jpg?1364399690" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-2-02_0.jpg?1364399690" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-2-01_0.jpg?1364399690" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-2-03_0_0.jpg?1364399690" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-2-07_0.jpg?1364399690" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4213.jpg?1364399690" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Power</strong></p> <p>With a super-fast 1.6GHz quad-core and 2GB RAM to back it up everything runs smoothly. Plus the buttery smooth Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 4G LTE connectivity mean this is one of the fastest mobile experiences available.</p> <p><strong>Design</strong></p> <p>It looks very similar to its predecessor, albeit slightly larger with a 5.5in HD Super AMOLED screen. That said, the body is only 9.4mm thin at it weighs just 180g. It will be out in white and black from the outset.</p> <p><strong>Screen</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/hands-on/samsung-galaxy-note-2-hands-on-review </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-hands-review/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-hands-review/news#comments Galaxy Note 2 Samsung Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:18:04 +0000 Luke Edwards 422530 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Note 2 launched http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-launched/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Second generation phone-tablet hybrid features 5.5-inch screen and new functionality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-2-03_0.jpg?1364399690" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4216.jpg?1364399690" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung has, as expected, taken the white sheets off the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/news-nugget/first-look-at-samsung-galaxy-note-2-in-this-teaser-video">Galaxy Note 2</a> today, revealing a phone-tablet hybrid that’s outwardly very similar to the original note (<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/samsung-galaxy-note">read our review</a>).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/ifa/news-nugget/samsung-galaxy-note-2-launched </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-launched/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-launched/news#comments Galaxy Note 2 Samsung Wed, 29 Aug 2012 17:40:43 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 422525 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Note 2 specs leaked http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-specs-leaked/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Korean website claims to have acquired the upcoming phablet’s vital statistics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/galaxy-note-2-leaked-specs_0.jpg?1364399690" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4240.jpg?1364399690" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/news-nugget/samsung-galaxy-note-2-gets-set-for-august-29th">Galaxy Note 2</a> phone-tablet (aka “phablet”) is just two days away from an official reveal, but a Korean site may have spoiled Samsung’s surprise somewhat. Seoul newspaper has published an image that purports to show off the device’s specs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/rumour-mill/samsung-galaxy-note-2-specs-leaked </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-specs-leaked/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/samsung-galaxy-note-2-specs-leaked/news#comments Galaxy Note 2 Samsung Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:02:29 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 422496 at http://www.stuff.tv First look at Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in this teaser video http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/first-look-samsung-galaxy-note-2-teaser-video/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the lead-up to Samsung Unpacked a teaser has been released and it looks like the Note 2 is coming for sure </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-2_0.jpg?1364399727" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4304.jpg?1364399727" /> </div> </div> </div> </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/first-look-at-samsung-galaxy-note-2-in-this-teaser-video </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/first-look-samsung-galaxy-note-2-teaser-video/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-2/first-look-samsung-galaxy-note-2-teaser-video/news#comments Galaxy Note 2 Samsung Mon, 20 Aug 2012 07:51:09 +0000 Luke Edwards 422415 at http://www.stuff.tv