Aug 30 AT 3:54 PM Dustin Earley 35 Comments

Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note II video roundup

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When Samsung first launched the Galaxy Note, it received more criticism than praise. People said it was too big. A gimmick. And it had a stylus? It had to be a joke right? As it turns out, the Note was a huge hit. People couldn’t get enough of that vibrant display, the ultra-sensitive S Pen integration and sleek, surprisingly more pocketable than not design.

Yesterday, we got our first real taste of the true successor to the Galaxy Note throne. Rocking a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display at 1280×720, the Note II comes with a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM, a 3100 mAh battery, a backside illuminated 8 MP camera on the rear and a backside illuminated 1.9 MP in front, all wrapped up in Samsung’s custom version of Jelly Bean.

It sounds absolutely great on paper, but does that translate to a great first impression? We’ve gathered a list of the best hands on videos from around the web to give you an idea of just what people thought. Spoiler alert: it’s awesome.

What do you think, does the Samsung Galaxy Note II look like a winner, or is it too soon to tell? Let us know what you think about the Note II in the comments below.

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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