Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 Full Specifications & Review

 

Key Features

  • 1.6 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 processor & Exynos 4412 Quad chipset, Mali-400MP GPU, 2GB of RAM
  •  5.5 inches  Super AMOLED  display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution @ 267 ppi pixel density
  • Android v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) OS with brilliant TouchWiz UX UI
  • 8 MP AF camera with FHD recording, 1.9 MP front camera with HD recording
  • S-Pen stylus with innovative features
  • Huge 3100 mAh battery

 

Market status: Available, released – September, 2012

Specifications

DISPLAY Size 5.55 inches (14.097 cm) Largest display on a phone till now. It’s very colourful, responsive & smooth but the brightness isn’t great.
Technology Super AMOLED, 16M colors
Resolution HD ie. 720 x 1280 pixels @ 267 ppi
Type Capacitive, Multitouch (10)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 2
EXTERIOR Dimensions 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm (5.95 x 3.17 x 0.37 in) One hand operation doesn’t feel comfortable though after few days of uses, you will get used to it. There are a lot of options in the phone to make the size user friendly, so don’t panic! The build is overall good, the looks & feel of the phone is quite pleasing specially the front look of the white one is very soothing to eyes.
Weight 183 gm (6.46 oz)
Ports & Keys Home [hardware], Menu & Option keys (front), Volume rocker (right), Power key (left), 3.5 mm jack (top), microUSB port & S-Pen (bottom), Camera with flash (back)
Sensors Proximity & Ambient Light Sensors
Colors Titanium Gray, Marble White, Red & Brown
PROCESSINGPOWER Processor Quad-core 1.6 GHz, ARM Cortex-A9 Excellent, you can play almost all the hard-core games & apps available. There is no lag I have experienced on the UI.
Chipset Samsung Exynos Quad (4412)
GPU ARM Mali-400 MP
MEMORY System Memory 2 GB of RAM 2 GB of RAM is just amazing, though the intensive UI & OS eat up around 1 GB. In India, only 16 GB storage version is available at this moment.
Internal Storage 16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB
Expansion microSD, up to 64 GB
SOFTWARE OS Android v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean), v4.1.2 available The TouchWiz UI on this device is the most intensive & the most intelligent user interface in the history of mobile phones UI. There are so many innovative features that you may need months to discover all of them!
User Interface TouchWiz UX UI
CONNECTIVITY SIM Micro SIM, single slot Standard connectivity options with good 42 MBPS HSDPA, LTE (Category 3) with 50 MBPS UL & 100 MBPS DL speed.
Operatingfrequencies GSM – 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHzUMTS – 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHzLTE – 800, 900, 1800, 2600 ( N7105) MHz
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
3G 42 MBPS HSDPA, 5.76 MBPS HSUPA
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
USB microUSB (MHL) v2.0, USB Host
NFC Yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
CAMERA Primary 8 megapixels The camera on this amazing phone is totally disappointing. The images are distorted & noisy, in-door image quality is unacceptable. Check the camera quality here. Gadgets Portals rating : 3/5 (for the price & hype of the device)
Secondary 1.9 megapixels
Video Up to 1080p @30 fps (Primary), 720p (Secondary)
Flash Single LED
Features Auto focus, touch focus, simultaneous video and image capture, geo tagging, face and smile detection, image stabilization
BATTERY Capacity 3100 mAh Li-Ion Very good, you will get 2 days backup with normal uses & 1-1.5 day with heavy uses.
Talk Time Up to 35 h (2G) / Up to 16 h (3G)
Standby Time Up to 980 h (2G) / Up to 890 h (3G)
OTHERFEATURES
  • Other sensors : Accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
  • Voice & face unlocking, Voice commands & dialling
  • S-Voice personal voice assistance
  • Dedicated mic for noise cancellation
  • S Note
  • Air View
  • Quick Command
  • Multi window true multi-tasking
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
This phone is feature rich & most of these are very handy & intuitive. You will get amazed by the versatility of the S-pen. Check the special “Tips & Tricks, Helps” videos (total 5) uploaded by Gadgets Portal.
SAR INFO 0.171 W/Kg (UK), 0.23 W/kg (head), 0.95 W/kg (body) Far below the limit.
PRICE Approx. 36,000 INR ~ 660 USD Reasonable pricing, value for money rating 4/5.

 

Strong points: Smartest UI with hundreds of awesome innovative features. The brilliant & versatile S-pen makes web browsing & texting more enjoyable. Superfast 1.6 GHz quad-core processor & 2 GB of RAM make the phone buttery smooth. This great device with large 5.5” colourful display can serve as a phone as well as a tablet.

Weak points: The camera & the sound quality isn’t great considering the hype of this device. The pixels on the display are also not very crisp, outdoor visibility is not up to the mark as well.

Suitable for those people who wanna taste the latest & the smartest UI possible on a mobile phone. Gaming, web browsing, watching movies, taking notes – everything feels amazing on this superfast & innovative phone.

    

 

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