UPDATE: 11/17/2012 – I was able to delete my Microsoft Exchange account last night, and reinstall it with push, and so far (knock on wood), it seems to be stable again, and not just burning battery like kindling wood!
After 1 day, 17 hours, 3 minutes and 13 seconds (according to the graphic below), it was time again to charge my Samsung Galaxy Note II. This smartphone lives up to everything a smartphone should be. Don’t let the size of it dissuade you from purchasing one. The battery life alone should be a great indicator of how much care the Samsung group put into releasing a quality product.
Once again, I ended up having to stream my way to the end of my battery life late last night. I still was running on nearly ~30% after over ~36 hours of normal use. I did the stream on 4G LTE to speed up the pace in trying to kill the power, and that still took a long time. I ended up watching some old Ah-nald (Arnold Schwarzenegger) flick called The 6th Day. I think I was into a good part of the movie before it was hitting that ~1% you see below.
Personally speaking, I’m quite satisfied with Samsung Galaxy Note II. Don’t let the legions in the peanut gallery who are just there to snicker and leave you with snide remarks or babbling commentary of “Ooo.. it’s too big!” – “I don’t know if I could take a call on something that big, it would be a like a tablet up to my head!” – etc. etc. etc. stop you from getting what I have already termed, “BIG is actually BETTER!”
Remember the other week when all the sheep were jumping on the iPhone5 release? Remember how they are basically the same jealous friends who thought the iPhone 5 was the bomb? Well, the iPhone5 fits comfortably inside the screen of this phone. While the iPhone5 looked big a ~few weeks ago, this phone shows what big really is. Not to mention the 1.6 Ghz overclocked quad core processor and 2 GB of ram, it’s pretty much a buttery smooth experience.
Once again – get this phone! People that haven’t walked around with it for nearly a ~week now, are about the only group telling everyone to not get this phone. Why would you not want to get this phone? Ah, yeah – that’s right you probably are in that congregation of people who like small, tiny, microscopic screens, with slide out keyboards in 2012.
I for one like always looking forward. I like progress, and I definitely like seeing screenshots like the one below. If you want a screenshot like this and want a true powerhouse of a smartphone, you’ll be heading up to the phone carrier that you are with and saying, “Give me that Samsung Galaxy Note II, and give it to me now!”