The biggest feature that is worth mentioning on the Galaxy Note II is the S Pen stylus support. When the S Pen is removed from the Galaxy Note II, you're greeted with a message telling you that your 'S Pen has been detached' and it will provide you with a list of things you can do.
As you can see from the above shots, there is a bunch of things you can do. There's options for a Note, Idea note, Meeting note, Magazine, Diary, Recipe and many more. If using a stylus on your smartphone is something you might do, then the Note II is for you.
The S Pen options are quite vast, where you have the option of changing the dominant hand in case you're left handed. You can set a pen attach/detach sound, have the Note II automatically open up the Popup Note when the pen is attached, disable the pen detection when the pen is attached that can help with the battery life, and have a sound alert and pop-up when you walk with the device without attaching the pen - a great feature, in case you lose the S Pen.
Samsung will notify you by alert if you walk away from your S Pen - this little option, shows how much Samsung are thinking of you, the consumer.
To the left of the screen on the Note II is a multi-tasking window. Tap and drag it out and you'll be greeted with your most recently opened applications.
This is a nice way of doing your multi-tasking, but I found the button on the left annoying when reading text.
Samsung provide a bunch of power saving options, where you can limit the maximum performance of the CPU, use low power levels for the screen, change the background color to save power, and finally, disabling haptic feedback can save battery life.
There's some Motion support built-in to the Note II, which is disabled by default, but when enabled gives you some very nice features to play with.
The phone portion of the phone - that's what we're here for, isn't it - is great. The buttons are absolutely huge thanks to the 5.5-inch screen, making this a great option for those with poor eyesight, or older consumers.
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