Galaxy Note II


Discover the freedom to be creative wherever you are. The Samsung Galaxy Note II is the ultimate on-the-go creativity tool. You can bring your ideas to life and boost your productivity with the enhanced S Pen and digital tools like Easy Clip, Popup Note and more. Its bright and clear 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen also lets you enjoy all your entertainment in high-definition. You can even preview images without touching the screen or opening any folders, thanks to Air View, which lets you see pictures simply by hovering over them with the S Pen. 4.856 5 1490 reviews

Recycling Batteries Responsibly

  • The European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain. In the UK, regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were Introduced in 2009. The Waste Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from 3% in 2007 to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.

  • The battery symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste batteries at a designated collection point so that they can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of batteries at the time of dispo sal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that they are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. A comprehensive list of battery recycling centres can be obtained from:

  • All Samsung products that are subject to the Batteries Directive are compliant with the UK battery and accumulator Requirements. In accordance with national law, SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd is a member of an approved batteries producer compliance scheme. This scheme collects, treats and disposes of batteries on Samsung’s behalf.

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At a Glance
  • Write and draw with the enhanced pressure-sensitive S Pen
  • View content on a large 5.5" HD Super AMOLED screen
  • Express yourself and play with specially-designed S Pen apps
  • Enjoy true multitasking in the palm of your hand

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Perfect viewing on the go
See it all clearly and vividly – wherever you are. The Galaxy Note II’s 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen delivers outstanding clarity and a 16:9 screen ratio, so you can enjoy immersive entertainment and all other viewing experiences. Thanks to its innovative design, the Galaxy Note II provides a bigger screen yet its slim body still fits your hand perfectly.
Perfect viewing on the go
Preview pictures with Air View
Easily find the pictures you’re looking for, thanks to Air View. Simply by hovering the S Pen over them, you can quickly and conveniently browse your images without having to open any folders. You will save time and effort when previewing and choosing photos, so you can view, edit and share them without delay. Now managing your life’s contents is easier than ever before.
Preview pictures with Air View
Make notes instantly with Popup Note
Sometimes you need to note down details without delay. Simply click the S Pen and double-tap the screen, and the Galaxy Note II’s Popup Note feature lets you sketch a map or take down directions, phone numbers and other information conveniently while you’re in the middle of a call. There’s no need to run and grab a pen and paper when you’ve got the S Pen and Popup Note. The split screen functionality allows you to multitask with two applications open simultaneously.
Make notes instantly with Popup Note

Do it now with Quick Command

Connect with other people quicker than ever before. Quick Command lets you send emails and text messages, send meeting locations or call contacts with greater speed and ease. Just write your command on the pad and Quick Command will intelligently recognise it and do what you want.
Do it now with Quick Command

Take clippings with Easy Clip

Cut out content and share it in seconds. With Easy Clip, you can easily and instantly select onscreen content including text and images, then send it to your contacts. Click. Trace. Clip. Send. That’s all it takes to include what you want in email, messenger, S Note and Scrapbook.
Take clippings with Easy Clip

Enhanced handwriting integration

Use your own handwriting whenever you want. Thanks to its advanced handwriting support, the Galaxy Note II lets you send handwritten notes in email, and handwrite notes and memos to yourself in S Planner. It’s a more personal and intuitive way of sending a message or giving yourself a reminder. Say goodbye to your paper planner.
Enhanced handwriting integration

Mark every moment with Photo Note

Put your personal touch on your memories with Photo Note. You can add personalised handwritten notes to your photos, so you can capture the moment perfectly and remember it all. You will always have a reminder of what your friend said next, or what happened on the day when you took an amazing holiday snap. Mark every special occasion in your own way.
Mark every moment with Photo Note

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  • OS
    Android, 4.1
  • Display
  • Camera
    CMOS, 8MP

Network/Bearer and Wireless Connectivity

  • CommunicationEDGE / GPRS (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHZ)
  • Wi-FiWiFi a/b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi DirectYes
  • Bluetooth ProfilesBluetooth technology v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support) LE
  • NFCYes
  • AllShare PlayUSB 2.0, MHL


  • OSAndroid, 4.1
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  • TechnologysAMOLED
  • Size5.55"
  • Resolution1280 x 720
  • S PenYes


  • TypeQuad
  • Frequency1.6GHz


  • Memory16GB*


  • Camera ResolutionCMOS, 8MP
  • Camera Resolution(Front)CMOS, 1.9MP
  • FlashFlash-LED
  • Auto FocusYes


  • SensorsAccelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyro-sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Barometer

Physical Specification

  • Dimension (HxWxD)151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4mm
  • Weight182.5g


  • USB v2.0USB v2.0
  • Earjack3.5mm
  • MicroSDMicroSD External Memory Slot
  • Dual SIM Support3FF
  • ConnectorMicro USB
  • MHLYes


  • Talk Time (2G / 3G)17Hr (3G)
  • Capacity3100mAh
  • USB ChargeableYes
  • Standby Time510Hr (3G)


  • LocationAGPS, GLONASS

Services and Applications

  • Samsung AppsYes
  • Music HubYes
  • Readers HubYes
  • Game HubYes
  • ChatON, mFluent IMChatON
  • ActiveSyncYes
  • B-to-B CompabilityYes

Audio and Video

  • Video FormatMPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8
  • Video Resolution1080p
  • Video Frame rate30fps
  • Audio FormatMP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, ACC+, eAAC+, AMR (NB, WB), MIDI, WAV, AC-3, Flac

Ratings and Reviews (1491)

Overall Ratings

1349 out of 1491 (90%) customers recommend this product





- Gender: - Age:
Finally, the best of stylus *and* touch!

Ever since switching to Android, I have missed being able to use a stylus. I have a collection of capacitive styli that I bought for my previous phone, but they just don't feel the same.

I was used to using Graffiti/Graffiti 2-style text entry rather than onscreen keyboards; my thumb typing even on the one phone I had with a physical keyboard never caught up to my lettering speed. (As a touch typist, I know where letters are primarily by muscle memory. It takes extra thought to hunt and peck or thumb-type.) Needless to say, the Note II's built-in ability to use the S-pen for text entry was a major part of the decision to get this phone, but the handwriting recognition really exceeded my expectations. I thought I would be printing one character at a time, but instead, I'm writing whole words at once now! The size of the screen is a turnoff for some and I thought it might be too awkward for me to hold comfortably, but it turns out the phone is light enough that my hand doesn't get sore even though it's a slight stretch for my small hand to hold. My two previous phones were metal-bodied because I like the solid feel of metal, so the plastic body was initially a minus, but a metal phone this size would definitely fatigue my hand. So far, although feeling so much less substantial, the phone has held together just fine. The only other potential con for me, the screen resolution, turned out to be basically a non-issue as well; I compared the Note II and a higher-resolution phone in the store, and I really couldn't tell the difference on casual inspection between the higher resolution and the Note II. As far as day-to-day use is concerned, the Note II is the best smartphone I've ever had. The hardware specs are sufficient to run all the current apps I've thrown at it so far (probably around 100), and it has yet to have its interface slow down to the point where I need to start removing stuff and rebooting periodically. Can't say the same of my previous two phones! That creeping slowdown of *everything* on the phone is what made me buy a new phone each time.

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Kissimmee, Florida - Gender: - Age:
I love my NOTE II

I love my galaxy note II I have always in the past gone with Motorola Products by my son talked me into the Galaxy this time, and I am glad he did. Love the sleek design.

I am an Ebay seller and the picture quality on this phone is amazing enough that I have put my camera into retirement. The only thing that I dislike about the phone is that there is not a 1 touch feature to go to speech for text. Unless I am missing something you have to select two times from the keyboard to speak to text. a little annoying Only con that I could find!

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albuquerque, NM - Gender: - Age:
Great phone

I love my galaxy note II SOOO very very much I would have just love the design more if it was less curricular edges but other then that this phone is100% good!!!

- Gender: - Age:
Best Phone I've Ever Owned

I love the sleek look, the white color, smooth screen and its amazing functionality. I would be lost without my Note II. And I love all of the apps and s-pen.


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