If you have been impatiently waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note II to arrive on T-Mobile, we are happy to announce that finally here it is. The smartphone loaded with 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, powerful quad-core 1.6 GHz Exynos processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is for sale online and in stores and will set you back $369.99 with 2 year contract after $50 mail-in rebate. The price is $70 more than expected to be on AT&T and Sprint networks. However, in the long run when we compare all plans, expenses and fees, it looks like the T-Mobile version may be the cheapest option to have Galaxy Note II for the next two years. We recommend to do the math before purchasing this phablet.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II comes in Titanium Gray and Marble White versions and according to the carrier it is “most powerful device,” which seems to indicate this will be a key flagship offering for T-Mobile this holiday season.
Samsung Galaxy Note II for T-Mobile – Overview
The Samsung Galaxy Note II for T-Mobile features a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, with 267 ppi pixel density and a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, which translates into a wide-screen 16:9 aspect ratio. Thanks to the size and capabilities, the device is called phablet, which combines phone and tablet features in one ultimate mobile device.
Under the hood you will find a super powerful quad-core 1.6 GHz Exynos processor optimized for 4G LTE networks, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card slot.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is the first Samsung smartphone to launch with Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, which brings stunning graphical capabilities and an upgraded Google Now service, including new features such as contextual search. Of course, you will have access to the full suite of Google apps like Gmail, Google Talk, Google Maps or Google Play to mention just a few.
The new Galaxy Note is equipped with strong 3.100 mAh battery which is powerful enough to keep up with the Note II’s specs. According to the manufacturer, it should withstand up to 12 hours of constant usage without the need to recharge.
The device also has an 8 megapixel rear camera with auto focus, LED flash, BSI, best photo, best face and low light shots as well as full HD 1080p recording; a 1.9 front camera for self-portraits and video chatting; a music player with SoundAlive, and a video player.
In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy Note II offers Bluetooth version 4.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz), Wi-Fi HT40, Wi-Fi Direct and NFC (Near Field Communication). The Note II’s features include S Beam, which allows to share large video files, documents or S Notes In an instant by just tapping the back of the smartphone against another S-Beam-enabled device; Share Shot, which shares photos to other phones from up to 200 feet away; and AllShare Cast and GroupCast, which serves to share video content, mobile games and movies and TV shows from Samsung Media Hub wirelessly with Samsung Smart TVs, laptops, tablets and other devices.
The smartphone comes with an S Pen stylus, which allows to combine handwriting with any digital content directly on the screen. The most important S Pen apps include EasyClip, which allows you to instantly outline and crop any content on the screen in any shape to save, share or paste; Air View, thanks to which you can preview the content of image gallery, email or webpage without having to open folders or launch the full site; Quick Command, which quickly activates applications and services you use most often; and Idea Sketch, with which you can add images simply by handwriting keywords on the S Note.