When Samsung first launched the original massive Galaxy Note last year which sported a 5.3-inch screen, my first question was “What the hell were they thinking?!” It was too large for a smartphone and too small for a tablet so it didn’t fall into any of those categories. Adding more to this already taboo product was that Samsung highly promoted the S-Pen which was the stylus for the device which went away as soon Steve Jobs claimed, “if you see a stylus, they blew it.”
Despite the Note’s enormous size, the phablet gained a huge fan base of users who found the phone to be very practical as it effectively eliminated the need for having to carry around a phone and a tablet. The S-Pen was actually one of the Note’s greatest selling points as Samsung lead a successful marketing campaign that sold millions of units to artists, tech enthusiasts, and road warriors alike.
The Galaxy Note II has gone through somewhat of a redesign and an upgrade with more powerful hardware. The Note II closely resembles the Galaxy S3 and now sports a quad-core Exynos processor, double the RAM, an even LARGER display and an updated S-Pen with more functions. Is this enough to replace your smart phone and your tablet? Let’s find out!