TechSpot: Samsung Galaxy Note II Review

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is big. Colossally big. Comically big. Write down any adjective you can think of to modify how to describe something large and it will most likely fit the description of the Galaxy Note II. It's important to get that inescapable description out of the way because anyone who sees or holds the Galaxy Note II will have no choice but to be taken aback by how large the phone-meets-tablet is.

The same predicament made doubters believe that the original Galaxy Note was too big to succeed, but millions of phones sold later, that proved to be a false prediction. Despite the magnitude of its build, the Galaxy Note II is not excessive in everyone's eyes or hands.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is actually slimmer and thinner than its predecessor. Despite increasing the screen size to 5.5 inches, the phone's dimensions are 80.5mm x 151.1mm x 9.4mm (3.14in x 5.94in x 0.37in). That's slightly smaller than the original Galaxy Note, but the latest Note does not compress enough to be mistaken as anything but a juggernaut. Next to a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Galaxy Note II looks larger than normal; next to a Motorola DROID RAZR M, it looks larger than life.

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Loving my Note II, got it Saturday & so pleased I decided on this phone. All I need now is an official Samsung car dock & it will be awesome.

I bought this phone last week after returning my iPhone 5. It's not for everybody, but I'm loving it. It's not a big as some people make it out to be. I love watching movies on it, especially while texting or checking Facebook at the same time. Very impressive phone. This is my first Android phone, so I'm getting used to it still.

Bought one last week to compliment my iPhone 5. A pretty nice phone/tablet. Still getting used to Android though and I'm not sure I'll keep it past the 14 day return window.