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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a 2012 smartphone. It measures 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm and weighs 183 g. It has a Super AMOLED display measuring 5.5" inches. The resolution is 720 x 1280 and 267 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 1.9 MP. The main camera is Single with 8 MP.

It runs on Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU with 16/32/64 GB, 2 GB RAM memory. The battery is 3100 mAh.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 specs

General specs

Brand and model Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Release date 2012, August
Dimensions 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm (5.95 x 3.17 x 0.37 in)
Weight 183 g (6.46 oz)
Body build Plastic body
Colors Titanium Gray, Marble White, Amber Brown, Ruby Wine, Pink, Blue
Battery 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

Screen

Technology Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5.5" inc
Screen area 83.4 cm2
Screen format 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio68.6%
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
Functions LED flash
Video 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 1.9 MP, Single
Specifications 1.9 MP

Performance

Operating system OS Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to 4.4.2 (KitKat); TouchWiz UI
Chipset - Exynos 4412 Quad (32 nm)
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
Antutu 7 score7825 (Rank 1882 of 2084)
GeekBench 4 Single Core490 (Rank 769 of 987)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core1519 (Rank 687 of 984)

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
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
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
Others
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

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

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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).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
No, it does not support fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Single main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.