The next big screen smartphone instalment is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the first one was a success in the eyes of the many but will the “successor be a success or not?” Some have described the first Note to be a Phablet, which is crossed between a phone and a tablet due to the size of the display screen, it is the size of the screen that brings us to the questionable excitement.
We have to admit that the Galaxy Note was a little surprise to say the least, back in June the Note sales exceeded 7 million units around the world with the hope to sell 10-million units by the end of the year, ok this is no where near the Samsung Galaxy S3 numbers but then this is a much superior phone. To some the iPhone 4S is the perfect size handset, but we know through experience that Android users love the bigger display, but the Note 2 with a 5.5-inch screen is too large surely?
We have already talked about the Galaxy Note 2 raises questions as excitement mounts, but we would like to look further into the ‘release needs more thinking’. We personally thought the Galaxy Note would be a flop but we was mistaken, it has done well on the sales front, it now looks like there is a market for such a device and the Note 2 will most probably be welcomed with open arms. Samsung is planning on selling the Galaxy Note from August 29th and it has been rumoured to come with a 5.5-inch flexible AMOLED display, resolution of 1280 x 720, 13-megapixel camera, LTE connectivity, quad-core Exynos processor and 1.5GB of RAM, its predecessor has a 5.3-inch display.
Are you really interested in the Samsung Galaxy Note 2? We here at Phones Review have asked many people if they would buy one, some of them said that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is too big with its 4.8-inch display so a screen of 5.5-inches is just getting a little stupid, but then funny enough we asked a few Android only users what they think and they swear by the bigger screen option. We found it very hard indeed asking mobile devices users what they think of the Galaxy Note 2 because of course iPhone users and Android users will stick up for their side, we have been asked by both iPhone and Android users if they should get the iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and to tell you the truth this is a very hard question to answer and we are not ready to put our heads on the chopping block just yet.
We here at Phones Review personally do not like the big screen smartphone, but we cannot count out that we will not in the future, yes the Samsung Galaxy S3 is a stunning device with its 4.8-incher, but 5.5-inches is heading towards a tablet if you ask us. We also like the Nexus 4.6-inch display but we still believe this is just too big to be called a smartphone, the iPhone 5 has had many rumours suggesting a 4.65-inch screen and we believe they should just leave this alone and stick to the size of the 4S, is Apple going bigger to house the smart within?
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will no doubt be a powerhouse of a phone, and the specs within will have consumers in awe, but we still feel that it will not be as successful as the SGS3 or the iPhone unless the new Samsung phone opts for the multiple carrier list.
The Samsung Unpacked Event will kick of in Berlin, Germany on August 29th, which means a launch in United States will come a few weeks later. The most talked about Android operating system is Jelly Bean 4.1 and this should be running on the Galaxy Note 2 upon release, putting ICS on board with a Jelly Bean update at a later stage would be silly.
The confusing part is that the Samsung galaxy Note 2 is expected to be announced on August 29th, and the iPhone 5 is expected to be announced on September 12th with a release sometime in September, this is surely a little too close for comfort and we say Samsung is taking a major risk releasing to soon to the iPhone 5. If the next-generation Apple smartphone releases with 4G LTE, a bigger display, bigger camera and a new design then we know for a fact that the Galaxy Note 2 will not stand a chance in comparing sales.
Yes the Galaxy Note 2 will be a success and beat its predecessors sales, but releasing to close to the iPhone 5 is pure stupidity at its best, personally release the Note 2 a few months after the iPhone 5 and let it die down a little then smack the market hard with advertising, marketing magic and watch the sales ramp up. Samsung will still sell the Note 2 in its millions, but we say be careful and take a few steps back and wait for the competition to slow down.
The big Samsung Galaxy Note 2 really does bring the case of questionable excitement, millions will be very exited indeed but this will be short lived if Sammy does not release at the right time.
Let’s take a look at a few comments our previous Galaxy Note 2 article had
One reader said: If people say that the 5.5-inch screen is too big then they are complete idiots, they then go on to say Phones are no longer even really used for making and receiving phone calls, moreso they are media consumption devices. Even a lot of the phone calls that are made are video calls nowadays, in which the larger 5.5 inch screen is a distinct advantage, and that the iPhone 5 will be blown out of the water by the more superior Galaxy Note 2.
Another reader mentions: I will wait as long as it takes to get the Galaxy Note 2.
We say that those wanting the Galaxy Note 2 are not even contemplating getting the iPhone 5, some are even saying they are sick of Apple telling them what they can or cannot do and will opt for the Note 2.
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