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Samsung Galaxy Note II

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Written by Brianna Smity

Samsung’s dynamite new Galaxy Note II is definitely going to set off some sirens on the smartphone market due to its marvellous capabilities.

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Firstly its style cues have been derived from the Galaxy S III and it has a bigger Super AMOLED screen (5.5” vs 5.3”). The screen offers better clarity and a 16:9 screen ratio – perfecting all viewing experiences. While its resolution is not as rich as the Galaxy S III, it still emits vibrant colours and the screen can be viewed from wide angles. The innovative design of the Galaxy Note II includes a bigger screen while maintaining a slim body to fit snugly in your hand. Running off a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and 3100mAh battery, this bad boy has an array of nifty features.

Call it a phablet as the line between phone and tablet has been blurred. It is a rather large phone but it will easily fit into your pockets as long as you are not wearing overly tight clothing. The design still is in keeping with the Galaxy range as it is burly and lightweight plastic. Its S Pen slot is laden with some great ability. It can open the S Memo application while you are still on the phone. The Air View allows you to hover your stylus over the display rendering you control over most, from messages to even videos without having to make actual physical contact with the display.

The only criticism we may have to muster is it a rather large gadget and holding it to your face may look a little peculiar since petite it is not. Overall it is an awesome gadget that is faster than the Texas Roadrunner when it comes to media and internet usage. It is another fine example of Samsung creating technology like a boss.

About the author

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Brianna Smity

Hey! My name is Brianna Smity and I'm majoring in Integrative Public Relations and minoring in Multimedia Design at University of Southern California (usc.edu). I love drawing and painting and I spend a lot of my time outdoors, more specifically on the water. I love to paddle board, boat, kayak, rollerblade, and bike. I LIVE for dogs and I would own 500 if I could. I have a black lab puppy named Luna and I miss her everyday I'm here at CMU. I love to listen to music, my taste is pretty diverse, but I am especially into 90s pop and alternative. My guilty pleasure is watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians, yes I know, but I am ADDICTED. My ultimate goal is to hopefully run social media platforms for a large company such as Victoria's Secret or Kylie Cosmetics.

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