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2012-10-25_20h24_13

As promised, the Galaxy Note II is now available for purchase on Sprint for $650 less a $350 instant rebate, for a total of $300. Though T-Mobile was first to the punch by a day, Sprint is offering it for a not-insubstantial $70 cheaper.

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$300 may seem a bit steep for a smartphone, but keep in mind that this isn't your typical device. It's got a 1.6Ghz quad-core Exynos CPU, 2GB of RAM, LTE, 5.5" 1280x720 Super AMOLED Plus display, plus that infamous S Pen stylus to help you get the most from the ginormous screen. And on top of all that, it runs Jelly Bean and packs a massive battery. All told, it's a hell of a phone that managed to impress even Ron, the toughest of critics.

AT&T is next up to bat with a November 6th ship date and November 9th retail availability. Verizon is dead last with an annoyingly generic "by November 27th" ship date.

[Source: Sprint]

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    I'd be picking this up if it weren't for the new Nexus and getting the hell off Sprint's shittiest network in the U.S. (of all 4 carriers anyway).

    • Lte_Addict

      Agreed lol, I am curious as to whether soft bank can make sprint a strong player..but as for phones, nothing like a nexus

    • jonathan3579

      I was seriously contemplating picking this up today due to my god awful cracked GS3 screen but I'm trying to hold out until Monday and see what the deal is. I just can't stand this cracked screen anymore.

      • David Tarling

        Have you tried calling Samsung to see how much it would cost for them to fix the screen for you? They replaced my cousins galaxy tab 2 10" screen for $200. It was damaged in a car accident.

        • jonathan3579

          Yes, I called them and they offered me a "freeĀ evaluation" because my phone slid off my chest while I was laying on the floor. (So MAYBE a 6" drop.) I cannot help but feel that's a manufacturing defect but they have to decide and I cannot afford to be without a phone. If they deem it my fault, which I'm sure they will, it'll cost me $177.

    • Bryan Cantos

      Just wait until Sprint's Network Vision comes to your area, it will make 3g, phones calls and everything else a lot faster with less drop calls and crappy signals. Not to mention that Sprint will move their LTE from 1900Mhz spectrum to 800Mhz. They will be on par with Verzion on having some of the best network around.

      • yankeesusa

        Very true, but when it comes to dropped calls sprint is already on par or better than sprint. Only problem sprint has right now is 3g and bad 4g wimax coverage and lte coverage. Like you said, it will be good to see what they do with the money from softbank. I will stick with sprint for at least 2 more years and see what they do. Good thing is that if they go bankrupt or get bought out completely because they can't handle the upgrade I will be able to drop out of my contract. But for now I will buy the note 2 and wait for improvments plus i'm saving a bunch of money compared to att and verizon.

  • JJ

    I can't believe how hard Sprint makes it to just walk in and buy one of these off contract. I've been to 9 Sprint stores and none of them will let me buy one at full price. They either want me to have an upgrade or open a new line. I can't just buy one for $650 even if I activate it on my current line. I guess it's Sprint's policy to let money walk out the door...even though I can just order it online.

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