Test: Samsung Galaxy Touch 2 LTE

What a hunk!
Samsung galaxy touch 2 LTE offers a whopping 14.1 cm display diagonal so about twice as much as the iphone 5! Yet that was touch with 13.4 cm record.

Is good for such a device even to make phone calls or is it enough just to the swank? Has samsung with reinstalled meaningful tablet functions? Voices camera quality and brightness of the screen? COMPUTER image has the LTE version of android giant tested.

Samsung galaxy note 2 in the video

Big and smart

What are the advantages of the large display? Quite clear: Much more fun apps and videos, web sites and E-books can be read almost as comfortable as on a tablet PC. For bookworms, the note has 2 way, a great feature on board: It automatically recognizes whether you’re reading then the display stays bright and always in portrait mode. Who sets out to read, needs the rotation function, so don’t turn off to comfortable read.

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Operation

But the larger a cell phone, more cumbersome it is also. So this is 2 with a hand not easy to operate touch no wonder, for the enclosure with eight centimeters is simply too wide. The setting of single hand operation makes but after all, ensure that the dial – up or on-screen keyboard shrunk slightly left or right on the display appears: So you can easily reach all letters or numbers with a thumb well on the phone. The two hand operation works, however, excellent. So, the place in the on-screen keyboard finally reaches for a top row of numbers.

A name S pen stylus

Nice practically: Who pulls out the screen pen recessed into the housing, can write note 2 on the galaxy, paint, and scribble like on a notepad. A push of a button on the pen automatically creates a screenshot of a website, and which can be then with doodles and comments provided, as well as by E-mail send.

Two cameras

The installed camera lenses are no surprise: While the 1.9 megapixel front camera, the back pendant with eight megapixels, works like in the S3, but that raises note 2 not so fast. An LED flash is installed. The photo quality was in the test properly.

Newest android

Not surprisingly: Android 4.1 (jelly bean) with samsung’s touchwiz interface is used at the factory. Jelly bean reacts faster compared to android 4.0, opens menus without delay and brings some new features with.

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Where thing?

Compared to its predecessor, the display surface is 2.5 percent larger, but the housing is narrower almost half a centimeter. So it can better include itself with one hand. Fits in your pocket the note 2 just, with narrow trousers cut it but uncomfortable. Also out of his shirt pocket, it stands out quite a bit. Except in extra bags, the note 2 feels right into the inside pocket of a jackets…

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The technique

Technically the samsung galaxy is similar to note 2 LTE test winner smartphone galaxy S3 LTE:

As mobile use: Weight and sound quality vote, SMS can easily tap. Something better reception and LTE on all frequencies
high pace of work thanks to quad-core processor with 1.6 ghz clock frequency and two gigabytes (GB) arbeitsspeicher.gutes, something dark display with the same resolution (720 x 1280) on larger surface. So, the sharpness is lower than when the S3/S3 LTE.
Ordinary camera, which raises but slower than at the S3.
Very long battery life: Holds in the typical mix of uses phone 17 hours by 10 hours longer than the S3 LTE and 3 hours longer than the S3.

Operation: Replaces the note 2 a tablet?

Note intruded the S pen in the galaxy. Drag the pen S from his slot, this time opens a home for the pen called the magic wall. The little pen can write notes, sketches draw or play games. At the push of the button on the pen to create screenshots. Clever: The galaxy note 2 enables pen gestures and moves to the next page. Of course, the device responds also to finger touches, the pin input is optional. The PIN is not the only function that has looked off the note 2 of tablet pcs. The multi window view shows two applications side by side on the screen, as a video and a facebook chat. To work such as on large tablets, but simply not.

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Conclusion: Samsung galaxy touch 2 LTE

At first glance, the galaxy has a note as a galaxy S3 in really big. In fact, samsung uses much technology that is already used in the S3. The difference: Everything is bigger, faster, modern a number. Help about the quad-core processor and the large amounts of memory, but also android 4.1 ensures a proper boost. The pen operation enriches the application possibilities and is cleverly integrated. The sheer size might scare off many, but already the 5.3-inch predecessor went very well. The samsung galaxy touch 2 is perfect for those who can’t decide between mobile phone and tablet. Who uses his cell phone as a digital notepad, E-book and video player, is currently nothing better. Price tip: No LTE tariff who saves approximately 150 euros with the variant without LTE and with slower UMTS (theoretically 21 mbps).

Test conclusion: What you should know

At first glance, the galaxy has a note as a galaxy S3 in really big. In fact, samsung uses much technology that is already used in the S3. The difference: Everything is bigger, faster, modern a number. Help about the fast quad-core processor and the large amounts of memory, but also android 4.1 ensures a proper boost. The pen operation gives the device a unique selling proposition that cleverly integrates samsung. (according to the test procedure until october 2014 the mark of 1.88 was) best price on the internet: 374,99 euro * per order this product at amazon large, high-resolution display high work speed clever pen operation cons no mark of 2.38 editorial good users rating (out of 1 reviews) .