85
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Samsung Galaxy Note II review

The Galaxy Note II is a huge improvement over its predecessor, and offers fantastic performance and innovative features.

Pros
  • Much improved S Pen experience
  • Quad-core Exynos offers mind-blowing performance
  • Beautiful, vibrant display
  • Thinner and easier to hold than original Note
Cons
  • SIM-free version is a little pricey
  • MHL only works using Samsung adapter
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Scores

Engadget

85
 

User Reviews

90
kawingli
I have been iPhone user since 2007 but this year I decided to make a radical...read more
80
timchoi89
This is the very first Android phone I've owned that's not stock. I started...read more
100
BeingHitesh
I bought this phone knowing that it was big, but didn't realize how big it was...read more
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8.2
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

8.5
 

Display

8.3
 

Battery life

8.8
 

Camera

8.1
 

Ease of use

7.6
 

Design and form factor

8.1
 

Portability (size / weight)

6.7
 

Media support

9.0
 

Durability

7.4
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

7.8
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

82
 

User

93
 
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80
 

Critic

78
 

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Engadget

84
 

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81
 

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80
 
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Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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