Galaxy Note II, the phablet in the Middle
Has the best qualities of all the siblings
Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 23:09
When I first saw the walkthrough on YouTube of the attention grabbing Samsung Galaxy Note II , I didn’t know if it was a smartphone or a tablet. My dumbass was confused for a good 15 minutes until my friend told me it can be used as a phone, yet has the same qualities of a tablet. It comes out on October 21st.
The Note II is like the middle child with a tablet as an older sibling and the smartphone as its younger sibling. Malcolm, the character and his family from the TV show Malcolm in the Middle doesn’t completely meet that stereotype, but like Malcolm the Galaxy Note II has inherited the best traits over all its other siblings: the tablet and smartphone, thus being dubbed the “phablet” which makes it sound fab-ulous.
This phablet has many tools and toys on top of what I’m about to mention. Pop-up Play allows you to text/email while watching a video that will load in a smaller window, so you can text friends telling them how awesome the video is that you’re watching. The Note II also has a picture cropping tool that permits you to trace and cut out pieces of pictures to send. Guys, just try not to get too perverted about it, this can be used for more than just cropping boobs.
The Note II features a 1280×720 resolution, 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos CPU, 2 GB RAM, 8 MP rear camera/1.9 MP front camera, 3100 mAh battery, and a flavorful Android 4.1 Jellybean operating system. It will be slightly thinner than its dad the first Note at 9.4 mm, but it will be barely heavier at 180 grams. Depending on which model, this phablet can go up to a 4G LTE 100Mbps/50Mbps. It will be available in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB storage capacity options; each is expandable to a micro SD with a capacity of up to 64 GB.
With a screen that is 1.2 inches bigger than the Galaxy S III, you’re gonna have to buy fat man pants for this to fit into your pocket, but it will have you fighting with your friends like siblings over who gets to use it next. Just don’t resort to wiping your boogers on your friends.