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Errr....it has rounded corners.


Wait for it....
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hmm no mention of NFC..... not sure if want to upgrade from my note
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hmm no mention of NFC..... not sure if want to upgrade from my note

Personally, I don't want NFC.

I'd never use it, and it's another possible way to break into a phone.
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The first note had screen resolution of 1280x800.The note 2 has 1280x720.Couldn't they increase the resolution and install an quad core a15 proccessor?
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The first note had screen resolution of 1280x800.The note 2 has 1280x720.Couldn't they increase the resolution and install an quad core a15 proccessor?

Changes the aspect ratio from 16:10 to 16:9 most likely for supply issues. The note is still sold out almost everywhere here.
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hmm no mention of NFC..... not sure if want to upgrade from my note

It has NFC.

http://www.samsungmobilepress.com/2012/08/29/Be-Creative,-Be-Expressive-with-the-GALAXY-Note-II

I'm still trying to find out if it has 4G in the UK.
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It has a 1.6Ghz quad-core A9, and a 5.5" 720p Super AMOLED. That's pretty nice if you ask me. No need for the A15 at this point, I doubt much will even utilize the A9.

So? Where the heck would you need four cores? I've freaking underclocked the CPU of my international Note down to 800Mhz max, I see no difference.
Also cpuspy confirms this, when I ran with 1400Mhz max it barely even visited the 1000Mhz 1200Mhz and 1400Mhz states with heavy browsing/youtube/1080p mkv's etcetera.
I even have been playing with tegrak 2nd core app and haven't noticed any huge difference running with only 1core available vs 2cores available.
And as well with the Exynos 5250 being faster clock for clock it's going to consume even less battery compared to Exynos 4210/4212/4412 when the cpu can complete the task faster and can go to idle state faster.
The lower the battery usage of a cpu the better in a phone with a screen this huge.

E: Also, so what if it has 720p 5.5" HD Super AMOLED screen? My Note I has 800p 5.3" HD Super AMOLED screen.
Note II has lower PPI and less space for stuff on the screen while the screen is 2.46% bigger. I'll rather have higher PPI and more space than insignificantly larger display
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Personally, I don't want NFC.
I'd never use it, and it's another possible way to break into a phone.
With you there.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by akromatic View Post

hmm no mention of NFC..... not sure if want to upgrade from my note

It has NFC.

http://www.samsungmobilepress.com/2012/08/29/Be-Creative,-Be-Expressive-with-the-GALAXY-Note-II

I'm still trying to find out if it has 4G in the UK.

 

Why does it matter?

 

There's no 4G network in the UK anyway.

 

Even then the only one you'll want to be on is Three with an All-You-Can-Eat data plan.

 

Orange/T-Mobile only do 500MB FUP.

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It has a 1.6Ghz quad-core A9, and a 5.5" 720p Super AMOLED. That's pretty nice if you ask me. No need for the A15 at this point, I doubt much will even utilize the A9.

So? Where the heck would you need four cores? I've freaking underclocked the CPU of my international Note down to 800Mhz max, I see no difference.
Also cpuspy confirms this, when I ran with 1400Mhz max it barely even visited the 1000Mhz 1200Mhz and 1400Mhz states with heavy browsing/youtube/1080p mkv's etcetera.
I even have been playing with tegrak 2nd core app and haven't noticed any huge difference running with only 1core available vs 2cores available.
And as well with the Exynos 5250 being faster clock for clock it's going to consume even less battery compared to Exynos 4210/4212/4412 when the cpu can complete the task faster and can go to idle state faster.
The lower the battery usage of a cpu the better in a phone with a screen this huge.

E: Also, so what if it has 720p 5.5" HD Super AMOLED screen? My Note I has 800p 5.3" HD Super AMOLED screen.
Note II has lower PPI and less space for stuff on the screen while the screen is 2.46% bigger. I'll rather have higher PPI and more space than insignificantly larger display

My point was that the specs are already sufficient for 99% of the users out there, what would an increased PPI, or A15 really have done for this device?
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