"I have finally found the one!"5.0 starson by vspin_nin
• Huge 5.5" display
• Outstanding battery life
• Multitasking ability
• Camera & video capture
• Call clarity & volume
Cons: The lack of available accessories at the time of purchase (11-10-12)
Summary: The Note II's combo of a quad core processor and 2GB of RAM coupled with the Jellybean 4.1 OS make it incredibly fast. I like the included stylus / S pen. The large 5.5" display size of the Note II is amazing. I have big hands and it is very easy for me to hold and handle the Note II. No more fat fingering a text message for me. The Note II is very light regardless of the size, in my opinion.
Coming from a RAZR MAXX, the Note II feels like it's about the same weight, but the Note II exceeds and outlasts the extra log battery life promised by the RAZR MAXX. I am also very pleased that the battery on the Note II is removable & replaceable, unlike the battery in the RAZR MAXX.
The Super AMOLED HD display is very sharp and bright. The camera takes decent pictures (for a phone) & the video capture is really nice. Call clarity has been excellent with T-Mobile. The Note II paired with my Bluetooth devices immediately and the speakerphone is loud and clear - it was quite muffled on the MAXX.
It looks cool - everyone is amazed at how big it is, often mistaking it for a tablet. Guess that is why they call it a "phablet." I got mine in titanium, but the white finish will show less fingerprints and white gives the illusion it is even bigger.
Only downside I've come across is the lack of available accessories - cases, screen protectors, etc. I have heard about S voice not being very good so I didn't both to try it out. Not going to waste my time until they fix it. I was thinking of exchanging it for the white finish but the restocking fee for that from T-Mobile is insane.
The Note II is well worth the minimal extra cost over the Galaxy S III. It isn't even a fair fight, it's a total TKO. Samsung advertises the S III as the next big thing being here, but they have to eat their own words, as the next BIGGER thing is here in the Note II! I am very pleased with this product from Samsung & T-Mobile.