It is no news that I am a sucker for a number of things on mobile. One of them is outstanding battery life. I really do hate having to nurse a phone and having to plug in every three or four hours. I am a mobile-first person. That means that I would rather have my mobile in hand than sit at my desk with a PC or carry my netbook. This makes long-lasting batteries important to me. It is why I am in love with Motorola’s RAZR MAXX.
The Galaxy Note II is an impressive device on its own: a 5.5″ display, a superb stylus, 8 megapixel camera, and a Quad-core 1.6 GHz, all smoothed up on Android Jelly Bean. Now, throw in a 3100 mAh battery (the RAZR MAXX’s battery is 3300 mAh), and the impressive results from GSM Arena’s Battery tests, and I want one. I am talking about almost 17 hours of talk, 9 hours of web browsing, and 11 hours of video playback. I can leave home on a full charge and not worry my head about the battery dying on me before the end of the day.
That’s what I’m talking about! The test results put the Galaxy Note II a close second after the RAZR MAXX in terms of power management. Well, you know, if you miss gold, silver cannot be so bad.
Besides battery life, it will be nice to try out one of these new generation styli. I have always loved having and using a stylus. My last mobile with a stylus was the HTC Touch Pro2 back in 2010.
As I have been unable to get my hands on a Motorola RAZR MAXX, let me see which one of our partners I can arm-twist to make a unit of the galaxy Note II available for me. PS: Don’t tell anyone this, but I have no intention of returning it once it gets into my hands! Shhhhh.
Image Credit: GSMArena.com
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.