Getting That Phablet Fix
Not that long ago, phablets were unheard of. Smartphones were a decent size, and for those who needed it, tablets offered something bigger. Then in 2011, the Samsung Galaxy Note came along, creating this whole new market for a thing called the phablet. Half phone, half tablet, this strange concoction was too much for some smartphone users to handle. But, for others, the phablet was exactly what they’d been waiting for. In the following year, Samsung released its upgraded model, the Samsung Galaxy Note II – also known as the Galaxy Note 2 – to consumers who were more than ready for everything this supersized phone had to offer.
So, what exactly did it have to offer? First up, it had a 5.5-inch screen. Compare that to the iPhone 5’s 4-inch display (also released that year), and it’s easy to see why some users were wowed. The HD Super AMOLED screen (1,280x720-pixel resolution) was also easy on the eye – especially for gaming, reading and watching video – offering up beautiful colour, contrast and clarity. In terms of usability, the Note II provided a stylus for navigation, but as for one-handed functionality, for some, it just wasn’t comfortable to use. With its quad-core processor, the Note II was super quick, while the latest Android OS was intuitive to use. Add to that its 8 megapixel camera, and this phone was most certainly a winner for many phablet fans.
Buying the Samsung Galaxy Note II
With a fantastic range of mobile phones and phablets, eBay is the place to go to compare all the newest options, as well as many of the classics. Check out what’s on offer with the Samsung Galaxy Note II, to perhaps save some money over newer phablet models, comparing options by lock status, colour, condition and price. From vintage mobile phones to the latest smart watches, eBay provides easy shopping for all tech lovers and gadget geeks.