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.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II's Battery Life Entices Me!

Posted by

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.

Samsung Galaxy note battery test

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

8 comments

  1. That battery is impressive. Even in the original note that has only 2500mah. I don’t go about searching for chargers. I used to pity those blackberry users carrying their chargers around.
    The stylus is back. This time, back to stay for good. I don’t request for paper to jot down stuff anymore. Just draw out the stylus and start writing.very productive. Instead of sharing a whole internet page, you can just cut out the part you need, write your own additional note and share. Its just beautiful.

  2. Samsung has a Notebook that makes use of solar energy to support the conventional battery.

    I am wondering why that technology has not made it into their smartphones and tablets yet.

    Maybe Apple will beat them to that, as I read somewhere that Apple is planning displays with integrated solar panels…

    The company that is able to come up with a much more effective way of powering these devices should rake in tonnes of money..

  3. Maybe Apple will beat them to that, as I read somewhere that Apple is planning displays with integrated solar panels…

    The company that is able to come up with a much more effective way of powering these devices should rake in tonnes of money..

    I think you are right but you should also note that the iSheeps are hardwired, so unless such technology is to come from Apple, it will not tempt them away from iDevices. In fact, most of them won’t even know such technology exists until it comes from Apple.

  4. If I tell you that I’m not bamboozled by the Note II, then I tell a lie. I should’ve opted for a Galaxy S III, but the kind of tasks that I saw being achieved by the Note 2, inclusive of running two apps at the same time and being able to resize the windows while using them simultaneously, changed my mind.

    The stylus is not really a stylus but an S-Pen. Why? Because it has infinitely more functionality than a mere stylus.

    The battery life is only a plus. The Note is truly an innovative device IMHO.

  5. Afewgoodmen,

    The stylus is not really a stylus but an S-Pen. Why? Because it has infinitely more functionality than a mere stylus.

    My dear sir, easy on the steroids. “S-Pen” is simply branding. A stylus is a stylus, functionality or not.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *