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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a 2012 model featuring a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 8MP camera, and a 3100 mAh battery. Read more about the features of the Galaxy Note 2 to see if it's right for you.
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Key Features

  • Release Date:  2012, August
  • Price: 300 EUR
  • Chipset: Exynos 4412 Quad (32 nm)
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9
  • Memory: 16/32/64 GB, 2 GB RAM
  • Display: Super AMOLED 5.5 inches, 720 x 1280
  • Main Camera:  Single, 8MP
  • Selfie Camera:  Single, 1.9MP
  • OS: Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to 4.4.2 (KitKat); TouchWiz UI
  • Dimensions: 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm
  • Weight: 183 g
  • Battery:  3100 mAh,  Removable Li-Ion

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Discover the complete range of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 specifications in the detailed specs table below.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 specs

General specs

Brand and model

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Release date

2012, August


151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm (5.95 x 3.17 x 0.37 in)


183 g (6.46 oz)

Body build

Plastic body


Titanium Gray, Marble White, Amber Brown, Ruby Wine, Pink, Blue


3100 mAh,  Removable Li-Ion

Battery life

Stand by time- Up to 980 h (2G) / Up to 890 h (3G)
Talking time- Up to 35 h (2G) / Up to 16 h (3G)

Approximate price300 EUR





capacitive touchscreen

Display colors


Screen size

5.5" inc

Screen area

83.4 cm2

Screen format

16:9 (height:width)

Screen to body ratio


Screen resolution

720 x 1280 px

PPI /points per inch/

267 PPI

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main

8 MP, Single

Camera specs

-8 MP, AF, f/2.6


LED flash

Video 1080p@30fps
Front (selfie) camera

1.9 MP, Single


1.9 MP


Operating system OS

Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to 4.4.2 (KitKat); TouchWiz UI


Exynos 4412 Quad (32 nm)

Other models with the same chipset include: Meizu MX2, Meizu MX 4-core, Lenovo K860, Samsung Galaxy Pop SHV-E220, Samsung I9305 Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy Note II CDMA, Samsung Galaxy Camera GC100, Samsung Galaxy S3
Processor CPU

- Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9

Graphics processor GPU

- Mali-400MP4

External memory

microSD, up to 64 GB (dedicated slot)

Internal memory

16/32/64 GB, 2 GB RAM

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Micro-SIM
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2(LTE)/21.1(3G)/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat3 100/50 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
USB microUSB 2.0 (MHL TV-out), USB Host
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.23 W/kg (head)     0.95 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.17 W/kg (head)    

Music and Audio

Radio Stereo FM radio, RDS - N7100 m
Headphone jack Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
- ANT+
-S-Voice natural language commands and dictation


Antutu 7 Score7825 (Position 1924 out of 2128)
GeekBench 4 Single Core490 (Position 807 out of 1024)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core1519 (Position 725 out of 1022)
Disclaimer: This information is based on public data and official specifications from Samsung. However, there may be differences in specifications.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was around 300 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2012, August.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is 183 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is 5.5" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm (HxWxD).

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