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My Samsung Galaxy Note II Review


As with my previous reviews, I won’t be going into too much technical jargon regarding the Sprint variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note II such as specific numbers when it comes to performance and internals since I try and gear these towards a broader audience. With that, let’s begin.


My Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch Review

I’ll start this off by saying that yes, I’m very well aware that I’ve been dormant for over a year now.  That aside, I’ve decided to take my first stab at reviewing a smartphone, in this case the Sprint version (Epic Touch 4G) of the Samsung Galaxy S II.  Let’s begin.


Design / Build

samsung Galaxy SII

Prior to buying the Galaxy, I owned an EVO 3D.  As a result, when I opened the box, I was amazed by how thin and light the Galaxy is considering the huge horsepower packed into the device and how big it seems.  As for the choice to use plastic instead of higher end materials, it didn’t really bother me as much as other reviewers have mentioned even if it does slightly reduce the “premium” feel of the phone.  I already managed to drop it once and it seems to have survived just fine which means the plastic may actually be more durable and perhaps less scratch prone than it may initially seem.

One thing that concerns me is the camera lens.  Unless you have a case that gives the Galaxy a little more girth, resting it on top of any surface means running a risk of potentially scratching the lens or the flash.  Considering the amazingly great pictures this thing produces, you most certainly do not want to take such a risk.

Tales of a Tech Slave

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Last week I jumped ship from T-mobile to Sprint after barely having the former for four months.  Prior to that, I had renewed my contract with AT&T in order to own the iPhone 3G S only to ditch it before my time was up.

Now my decision to leave AT&T was largely due to the hefty price I was paying for the luxury of having an iPhone while with T-mobile, my 3G coverage was terrible.  However, I’d be lying if I said my decision wasn’t at least partially swayed by the prospect of having a brand spanking new smartphone will all the latest bells and whistles.

This is particularly true with my switch to Sprint.  While I did my research before deciding on Sprint, I came very close to switching to the much higher priced Verizon just because I wanted to own the Droid Incredible.  However after I had the chance to play with an HTC EVO 4G and its gargantuan screen, I was sold and I was instantly enamored.  Never mind the fact that 4G coverage has yet to arrive in my city and that I’m paying an extra $10 dollars for it.  I wanted the EVO and I was going to get the EVO. (more…)