• Safwan Chowdhury

    it looks like 'titanium grey,' not 'titanium black.' i dont think samsung offers a black variant of the note2 unless i'm mistaken?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

    seriously are we still bitching about the verizon logo? Why are you staring at the button? Damn we just have to find something to bitch about

    • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

      and I will take my verizon logo any day over Sprint's HORRIBLE network

      • PAPINYC

        Me too, I don't even know that logo is there unless I'm reminded by a blogger writing a random story and attempting a cheap shot. And, for the record, Amazon could drop down the Sprint G-Note II to $0.01 and you still couldn't get me to sign a contract; I'll take my logo'd full retail Verizon G-Note II any day over anything on Sprint. Besides, VZW is the only one of the top 4 U.S. carriers with Multi Windows, 4G and LTE!!

        VZW = Multi Windows, 4G, LTE ★
        Sprint: no 4G and LTE in many markets
        T-Mobile: no Multi Windows and no LTE
        AT&T: no Multi Windows

        • yarrellray

          Verizon with NO UPDATES, POOR RECEPTION/DBM signal, Horrid battery life on 75% of all it's LTE devices. Crappy bloatware that disables devices. Usless WIFI notifactions and on and on.

          • squiddy20

            1. The only Verizon phone you've ever owned was the Galaxy Nexus, which had signal issues, and you didn't even try to get a replacement. How the heck would you know that "75%" of it's LTE phones have "poor reception/dbm signal" (which is the same thing, idiot)?
            2. It's sad that you still don't get that all this "crappy bloatware" can be disabled in any Android 4.0+ device, which is just about every handset Verizon currently sells. You're making an issue out of a non-issue. Congratulations on your stupidity.

          • yarrellray

            Blah Blah Blah.....This bozo from Sprint with his 3g Galaxy Nexus please give us a break. At least He is on Verizon and I use to be. You came from Boost mobile then to sprint had that crappy Samsung Moment and now your useless Nexus. I can't help but laugh at you and your useless posts daily regardless of the site. Your life must pretty humdrum...

          • squiddy20

            I love how you say I was on Boost Mobile when you don't even know my name or my history, and despite the fact that I've said I've been with Sprint for almost 10 years. I also love how, over the years, you've claimed I had the Moment on everything from Virgin Mobile to Metro PCS to Simple Mobile (a GSM/HSPA+ carrier), despite the fact that it was only ever sold on Sprint, a CDMA carrier.
            I can't help but laugh that YOUR life must be so humdrum for you to around screaming your ignorant head off about how "BOSS" or "pimp slapping" whatever phone you currently own is, and how you'd like to "piss on" Verizon.

        • casinrm

          Verizon Note II:
          No blocking mode (one of the most useful features of touchwiz)
          Excessive bloatware
          No wifi toggle, just an annoying persistent wifi notification
          And many more features stripped out

      • bille123

        I have a note 2 on sprints lte service and I have no problems at all. My company uses verison for our phones and I get better speed on my note 2 than I do on the iphone 5 they gave us both on lte

    • yarrellray

      I can't help but laugh at how helpless you guys truly sound. Verizon is the BIGGEST JOKE in the industry. It's a crime how they MESSED UP the Verizon version of the Galaxy Note 2 with all that infantile branding and cosmetic changes that were truly unneccessary to say the least. The saddest part is the internal changes that shouldn't have taken place in the first place. 1. the constant WIFI NOTIFICATION that remains in the pull down menu, 2. The infinite scrolling feature that was taken out of the application tray. 3 the comical bloatware which is totally not needed. 4 This is not how Samsung wanted the device to be given to it's customers. Verizon has gotten to big for it's britches and clearly they have over stepped their bound. Just like Google KICKED VERIZON to the curb and placed the Lg Nexus on Tmobile due to the fiasco with the Verizon Galaxy Nexus last year you can count on Samsung NEVER putting another Galaxy Note product on Verizon again. Bottomline it's pretty clear that Verizon has some kind of inferiority complex when it comes to the other carriers and so do their customers. I personally KICKED verizon to the curb June 28th 2012 for Tmobile and haven't looked back. They are the WORST CARRIER EVER and we won't even discuss updates they couldn't even update the stock Galaxy Nexus to this day. People on Verizon remind me of people who walk around with iphones totally clueless joe's uneducated when it comes to technology.

      • squiddy20

        1. I can't help but laugh at how moronic you sound. You clearly didn't even read his comment because he in no way sounds "helpless". It's a crime how you're making this whole branding issue out to be way bigger than it is. Most "normal" consumers (those of us not commenting on these articles) probably won't even notice or care. Out of 83 reviews of the Note 2 on Verizon's website, only 1 person even mentioned the home button branding.
        2. Also, most people probably won't mind the Wifi notification. You're just parroting the issue because a few other websites have done so. Stop spreading the BS.
        3. The "infinite scrolling feature" can be fixed with *gasp* a 3rd party launcher, of which there are dozens of good ones.
        4. The "comical bloatware" can be disabled on any device running Android 4.0 or above. You're an idiot since you preach about being with the "latest and greatest" but still don't know/understand this feature, despite my having told you numerous times.
        5. How do you know what Samsung wants or doesn't want? Do you work for them? No, of course not. Samsung wants it's products out there. It doesn't care if it has to slap on a silly little Verizon logo to do it either, or the Note 2 would never have been offered. Do you even think about what you're saying before you so stupidly say it?
        6. You talk of these "clueless joe's uneducated when it comes to technology" but if I recall, it was you who said Verizon's *low* frequency LTE couldn't prentrate building well, when it's *high* frequencies that exhibit that behavior. It was you who said rooting was for "2plus year old devices" despite at the time owning an Evo 4G which had a huge root community behind it. If I recall, you're the idiot who said he was "looking into" rooting his Verizon Gnex for upwards of 2 months, but never did. Talk about "uneducated when it comes to technology"...

        • yarrellray

          Give it a rest squiddy20 I own the Galaxy Note 2 as well as three other friends and we all are on different networks. I know exactly what Verizon has and doesn't have. You are on Sprint with that poor Galaxy Nexus that's not getting any support from Sprint. Yeah root your life away moron your device is still garbage regardless of your rooting. Why don't you you purchase something worth wild for a change guess money is something hard to come by in your case. At least I know I will purchase the Galaxy S4 if I want it in April and will also purchase the Galaxy Note 3 in 2013. I always get what I want whenever I want I don't need hand me down devices such as yourself....

          • squiddy20

            "Why don't you you purchase something worth wild for a change" 1. It's spelled "worth while". Why don't you spend that boatload of cash you say you have on something greater than a phone, like a decent spelling tutor. For god sakes, you're 50 or so years old while spelling and talking like a 10 year old. Act your age. 2. While I may have the money to ditch my current phone for a *slightly* better one, why would I? It's a waste of money. I'd rather put it towards my college education, gas for my car, and other things that make actually make my life better/more enriched. Sad that you put your phone as your top priority. No wonder you were broke and living on the streets of NYC 5 years ago: http://boweryapplications.org/Images/mmDocument/Red%20Door%20Jun2007.pdf
            "your device is still garbage regardless of your rooting." I think the thousands of people who own this same phone and are rooted would beg to differ idiot. Why don't you go over to XDA and scream your BS? You'd be banned in a heartbeat.
            "I always get what I want whenever I want" This coming from the dope who, months before the Note 2 was even out, said he would be getting it "day one", but that date rolled right on by and still no Note 2. What a joke.

      • PAPINYC

        Look Mr "Bojangles", your just jealous and bitter: jealous cuz' you're stuck with T-Mobile and their sans LTE in their limited 4G; bitter cuz' it was yo' fault you didn't pay your Verizon bill on time and they had to keep charging you late fees. Stop being a Bug-A-Boo and do what the song says, 'pay your telephone bill'!! For all we know, Verizon probably kicked your Bug-A-Boo @$$ to the curb and not the other way around. You want to talk updates?? Why don't you call T-Mobile and ask one of their outsourced customer service reps' when T-Mobile's version of the Galaxy Note II (T889) is going to get the update to add Multi Windows, one of the new key features and part of the Marketing Specifications for the Galaxy Note II. They will probably tell you the same thing they told me when I called on behalf of my brother who bought the T-Mobile version of the G-Note II on November 28th, "well Sir, at this time, since I am unable to find any information on this Multi Window part of the Galaxy Note II, I am going to have to recommend to you that you try contacting the manufacturer, Samsung, since, at this time, I have searched through the manual for the Galaxy Note II and I can not find this Multi Windows you speak of." (Directly from the mouth of a T-Mobile rep' on November 29!!)

        As for the logo you whine about like a little school girl who just got her braids pulled; the "Home" button is the LAST thing on this phone I fixate on because, in the end, I have Multi Windiws, along with 4G and LTE.

        T-Mobile's Galaxy Note II:
        1. NO MULTI WINDOWS
        2. NO LTE
        3. TALK ABOUT BLOATWARE, my brother's on his second T-Mobile Galaxy Note II because T-Mobile's build, along with their T-CrapWare has created alot of Force Closes, seemingly from software conflicts created by their build. I've advised him just to return it until T-Mobile updates, just in case they don't update.

        You can keep your crappy outsourced service!!

        • yarrellray

          Both of you dweebs are pretty comical I laugh at you one with battery draining LTE and the other guy with Sprint 3g. Can't help but laugh at you guys while my umlimited Galaxy Note 2 is enjoing 19plus hours of battery life with 8plus hrs of on screen time I am having a feast...Oh yeah I forgot your stuck on that useless shared data on verizon we won't even talk about what Sprint is doing...

          • PAPINYC

            Scarecrow pleeeeze,

            nothing draining about my battery on LTE and since I am grandfathered (like your age), I have Unlimited Data on my Galaxy Note II. My last bill cycle showed 45GB of Unlimited & Unshared Data. Like I said before, keep your crappy non-LTE outsourced service.

          • squiddy20

            You know what your "8plus hrs of on screen time" you have tells me? That you have nothing better to do with your time than screw around with your pitiful phone, and for a minimum of 8 hours a day no less. Excluding at least 7 hours for sleep, that's almost half the day gone staring at a 5 inch screen. How pitiful.

  • Julian Watkins

    $150 is only for new accounts. As of 12/8/12 upgrades are $280,not much of a deal.

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

      The title states so.

      • Idle Time

        Yes, but the article also said: "and you happen to be on Sprint, then today might be a good day to pull the metaphorical trigger". If you happen to be on Sprint, you would not have this deal.

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

          Ah, you're right. Pinged Eric about it.

  • Russ

    With my subscriber discount and over 10 years on Sprint, it will cost me $279.99 on Amazon or $300 on Sprint for the phone plus a new 2 year ball and chain, I mean...agreement. For all you newbies, you get it for $150 plus a 2 year. It's like making a deal with the Devil. Good luck with exceptionally sub-par service and network speeds on your bleeding edge tech Smart Phone. Yes it's all Unlimited, but not really because the network speeds are abysmal. 4G WiMax is not the same as 4G LTE. Yeah, no thanks. As soon as I have the $650, I'm buying the International Note 2 outright, dumping Sprint and getting on Straight Talk. I'm done. No perks for loyal customers.