Samsung Galaxy Note II: Build Quality Review

Posted on Dec 5 2012 - 10:02pm by Brad Ward

To tell the truth, I honestly wasn’t sure how well the build quality of the Note II would be. I had felt how light the Samsung Galaxy S II was and it actually felt a little on the cheap side. Of course, the Note II and S II are two completely different devices, but I still was rather surprised as to how well put together the Galaxy Note II was. The battery cover feels like plastic, but it really didn’t feel cheap, which is a good thing. It’s definitely not the Nexus 4’s glass backing. I tend to like more expensive items feeling a bit more on the quality side of things though, which is great since the Note II feels that way.

This is my first Note device ever, so I wasn’t sure if it would be top heavy due to its size, but it feels just right. I can hold it in my hand easily, just like I could with my much smaller Atrix 2. The overall feel of the device is really solid. Samsung’s devices tend to be built a lot out of plastic, but that’s almost hard to tell on the Note II. Now,┬áIf I were to — for some inexplicable reason — drop it on the cement by accident or if it fell out of my pocket, I don’t see this bad boy breaking at all. There might be a few scuffs and all, but nothing very┬ánoticeable. I won’t be trying any drop tests with this guy though, there’s plenty of those on YouTube, I’m sure.

As I said earlier, I was a bit hesitant about the quality of this device after having felt the S II. Thankfully, I was not disappointed and it has surpassed my expectations.

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Residing in Eastern Michigan, Brad is a lover of all-things Android. Technology has always been a fascination for Brad, which has led to an interesting in writing. His first phone was the Motorola Atrix 2. He currently works at The Droid Guy and enjoys gaming, weightlifting, reading, creating ideas and watching start ups.