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Last Updated: May 12th, 2013

In the movie 3:10 to Yuma, Ben Wade (played by Russell Crowe) said "even bad men love their mamas" right after laying trash-talking Pinkerton Byron McElroy to rest (for saying bad things about Wade's mother, of course). I think this paints a pretty true picture: everyone loves their mother; rightfully so – none of us would even be here without our mamas, after all.

And if you want to show your mom how much she means to you this Mothers' Day, there's no better way to do it than with a massive and powerful smartphone. Maybe your mom is still stuck in the old days of the flip phone, or worse – maybe she uses an old iPhone. Nothing says "thanks for birthing me" better than a smartphone upgrade.

This contest is now over.

The final results are listed below. If you've won, you will be contacted in the near future. Congratulations!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

  • Bevon Findley


Of course, not everyone has the funds to just go out and get a new phone for their mum, which is why we've joined forces with Samsung to offer up a Galaxy Note II for one lucky person to present to his or her loving mother on the day dedicated to how awesome she is (which really, should probably be every day).

This giveaway is US Only.

Entering is easy (isn't it always?) just follow the instructions below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway starts now and will run until Midnight (PT) preceding Mothers' Day. We'll randomly pick one winner on Sunday, May 12th and notify them shortly after. At that time, the winner will be able to choose which carrier (Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile) they'd like the device on.

Good luck!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Guest

    Itll be a great present

  • marco cendejas

    She needs a new phone and itll be a great present

  • Paul_Werner

    My mom would benefit by having a large screen and being able to keep in touch better with me

  • Nexus Lovah

    No more iPhone

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnnytresidder John Tresidder

    By keeping notes of her cakes

  • DeLeonR

    Size would help to see the screen...

  • http://www.facebook.com/tanmoydb Tanmoy Db

    My mom would love this. But not before i get to try it out first. :)

  • Ben Hagerman

    My mom would love the note 2, it would be big enough that she wouldnt need her glasses.... in it to win it!

  • Squiddles

    She could use an upgrade away from that iPhone 3G of hers...too slow, even for her.

    • qrps

      Same here, my mom has an iPhone 3G which the Note II would amazingly replace.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pol.roxas Johan Dior

    my mom really needs to replace her phone.. this is just perfect!

  • Layman76

    Maybe I can get my momma something she REALLY needs! She never has her notes with her anyways!

  • http://twitter.com/tweetyscute Theresa Janke

    The large size and screen will help with her eyesighte

  • ammai

    My mom love to have it.....I love u mom

  • http://twitter.com/suman_koirala suman koirala

    Missing u mom

  • Paul

    my mom still uses a flip phone, but she'd love to be able to use the korean language on the note II.

  • http://www.facebook.com/erin.mcclure1 Erin McClure

    Mom loves here GIII - A Note II would add even more fun!

  • Rossemberg Guzman

    My mom would love this!!

  • Daniel Kim


  • d_pyron

    My mom would love the big screen

  • http://www.facebook.com/marv.cox Marv Cox

    Pick me. Momma needs a new phone - that's how she'd benefit... NEW PHONE!

  • Karen Che

    My mom's been cycling through a bunch of free/old phones used in our family. Time for an upgrade!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=47603153 Justin Gabel

    Mom's getting older in age (near 60) and could really use a bigger screen to see what she needs to see.

  • http://twitter.com/tamshiwen Simon Tam

    This would make a great Mother's day gift!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ajm.maldnodano Ajm Maldnodano

    My mother is older not like old old but older and her vision is not at its prime so the sheer size of the phone would allow her to see everything better and she has trouble finding her phone when its ringing in her purse so again the size will help her to be able to actually answer her phone calls.

  • http://www.facebook.com/slacker57 Brandon Woo

    How would my mom benefit? Well, it would bring her out of the stone age for one. And she has trouble seeing small screens, so getting a Note II wouldn't be as much of a problem. :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1117807142 Disko Chuk

    must have!

  • Austin Witherspoon

    Yo mama's so awesome, she has a Note II.

  • quick

    My mother desperately needs a cell phone with Navigation, right now she only has a basic flip phone :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.abbott.3388 Brian Abbott

    Since my mother is in Indiana and I'm in Arizona, it would be nice to be able to Skype. God bless.

  • PudgyPanda

    My mom could use the pen tool to write to do lists for herself (which she loves to do)

  • Greek_Ice

    As gimmicky as they may appear, a lot of the Note's Samsung features (such as Muti-Window) would be quite useful for her day to day activities.

  • Bsaatbman

    i love my mom

  • Amanda Majewski

    I want the best for my mom. The note 2 is the best. It's what I use, and I love it!! I would love to be able to skype my mother and keep in touch that much easier. Regardless if I win, happy almost mother's day mom! I love you with all my heart and am so happy to have gained so much from you. "You raised me good, you did good." <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/kelly.commerford.7 Kelly Commerford

    I'd score some brownie points for giving it to her

  • Justine

    Her current phone is a Motorola Razr. She has always given her upgrades to me, so this is my turn to give her something. I would love to give her this phone. The smile on her face would be priceless.

  • http://twitter.com/Thickn31 Dee Adams

    A.P. is ALWAYS good to me. ♥♥♥

  • Mary Withrow

    I might be able to get organized! Lol

  • f ortiz

    my mom would really love have the galaxy note for tmobile so she Amy dad can communicate when they go to VA hospital appointments.

  • jalen venable

    My mom has given me so much thought out my life and I would love to show my appreciation to her even more by giving her this awesome phone!

  • http://profiles.google.com/bumpysig Matthew Johnston

    My mom has really been wanting a note. The bigger screen would really help her out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Greg.Allen.Martin Greg Martin

    My mom could ditch that Iphone and finally have decent service at her black hole for cell signals.

  • Lance Gartner

    Id be able to talk to my mother more. She is in poor health and spirit lately..

  • http://www.facebook.com/NiEMKHA Paula Lu

    My mom would love it. Shes been wanting one a while now. Shes still using her little flip phone.

  • Cole


  • http://www.facebook.com/pakole Piko Alphonso Neal

    She like the large screen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Jorgeaguilera0189 Jorge Aguilera

    My mom needs it for sure she been using a razor lol

  • Brandon

    Mom has and awful old android and her life is her phone and cpu!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ben.dreidel Ben J. Dreidel

    I hope my Mom wins!

  • http://about.me/pinter mpinter

    I talked my Mom into an Acer Iconia A500 two years ago. She likes it, but also keeps an old XP laptop. With a brand spanking new GNote II, I could probably get her off both and bring my support time down about 50% Thank you, in advance :)

  • trung

    pick me....

  • stewartsoda

    Maybe this could convince my mom to give up her iPad?

  • sway777

    My momma will really love this phone, she just started a little bussiness and I know it will help her A LOT! I was going to buy her one but I'm getting out of the military the end of this month. So I need to count my change and save, but she deserves one as she always loved me and had my back. So if I win...great! If not, ill probably buy her the T-Mobile version because she really deserves it. LOVE YOU MOM :-*

  • http://twitter.com/TheJauntyJester Jaunty Jester

    With a large screen, my mom may actually know what she's looking at!

  • Jason Mcreynolds

    What a great present for mom!

  • http://www.facebook.com/eltoro251 Lance Micheal Elioka Sherwood

    Mom has always been a Samsung fan. She has been wanting the note 2 since it came out. She just hasn't had the money to shell out. Being retired now, and on a fixed income, its just a little hard for her to get the new gadgets like she used to.

  • Mat Bartley

    A jitterbug smartphone - perfect for Mom!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Viks92 Victor Rubio

    All I Need Is A Chance

  • Andrew Do

    because i'm a lazy son

    • TornZero

      Good job with the honesty there, dude.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ZtrydR Aaron Guzman

    My mother's phone is still using Gingerbread. This would be a great upgrade for her.

  • gamafree

    Mom would be able to check her email on the go

  • magafree

    Mom could do her Sudoku

  • Alexzza R

    Ever since I was young, my mom did what she can to get me and my two sisters the phones of our dreams. She even got me my S3 even when she deserved a betyer phone at the time.

    My mom could benefit from having a new note because she'll be able to make calls for work & even webcam and facebook with her siblings in the Philippines!

    It would be great if I got this for her! She well deserves it ♥

  • http://twitter.com/Snowx2k5 Neil T

    I think my Mom would benefit from having the Galaxy Note II because it has such a large screen that it would be easier on her eyes to read emails and websites.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=793475656 Austin Scott

    My Mom would love to have the Galaxy Note 2, She has a Motorola Charm, so that would be a huge upgrade for her! Goodluck Everyone :)

  • HGamesTeamCato

    My mom is on a blackberry. She does so many things for my family over the years, and I would be so happy to get here this. I've kind of in the past been trouble for her, and I feel really bad about it. While some people probably have a really convincing story, I just want to be able to bless my mom. She recently got a new job to help support my family in a private school, and she is doing all she can for us. I feel that she deserves this phone more than a lot of people. She struggles with a blackberry and managing her life, and I would love to be able to help her out. Winning this would mean so much to my mom, and make her very happy. Plus I could finally get her on some new technology :)

  • Chris

    She can use the S Pen to take notes and will no longer have scraps of paper everywhere.

  • Jordan M. Williams

    My Mother works for the senior benefits and medical office and is a mother of four. Her eyes aren't the best so a phone that size would be great for her to use for both work and play

  • http://www.facebook.com/kendal.boucher Kendal Boucher

    my mother would benefit to help keep her struggling business afloat instead of having a samsung smart a cheap slide up full qwerty phone its junk lol but shes done so much for me that itd be a blessings from god in our struggling finanacial times that she recieve this gift all that shes done and sacfrificed for me would be nice to be able to give her something nice instead of just a mediocre gift thanks Ap for the chance to win u guys are the best win or lose

  • http://www.facebook.com/kyle.shank1 Kyle Shank


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005658543671 Pankaj Pandey

    Listen songs , watch movies . very usable phone

  • YoHoJo

    My mama has an iPhone 3GS, she NEEDs this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/larryjasonstorey Jason Storey

    Would love to do this for my mom.

  • http://www.facebook.com/EuanTheTan Euan Tan

    My mom has an old brick phone... wanting an Iphone 4 lol Note II is X100000 better

  • Richard

    Mom would look great with a new phone. Her old one has a 2 inch screen.

  • http://twitter.com/khiem_nt Khiem Nguyen-Trong

    My mom could use a bigger screen! She's getting closer to 60 by the years... and well, who doesn't want things bigger?

  • Sean Garland

    Gotta get my mom this bad boy! I own 2, one for me and the misses!

  • Danny Cotton


  • MJBigDeal

    she would love the pen tool.

  • TornZero

    My mother currently has an iPhone 4. I'm pretty sure everyone knows it's going out of date as the newest iPhone gets closer and closer. Three generations behind, it may never see iOS 7 — an upgrade is imminent for her.

    Along with it, both my dad and I have recently gotten an HTC One for each of us as our first smartphones, rather than getting iPhones ourselves. She's quite jealous of Android's capability.

    She also runs a business out of the home, using the Square card reader for controlling purchases; I have no doubt that she'd be able to make good use of the stylus. Not to mention her eyesight, like many others. She's in her forties now, but she's had glasses longer than my brothers and I have been alive. (Our oldest is hitting 22 this year.)

    Honestly, though, if my undying grandmother wasn't better off with the iPhone, she might have needed this a lot more.

  • Tim Harper

    My mom has the old school razr!

  • SJ Prettyman

    My mom would benefit from having a Note II, by me being able to track her every move so that she doesn't get lost.

  • Sparktweek

    My mom would benefit from having a Note II, just by having the Note II, and being able to get rid of her Motorola RAZR MAXX!

  • chbeango

    My Mother has touted that email is the best form of communication ever... now I would show her the wonders of texting and the rest of the greatness in mobility! For you Mom.

  • Sergio

    If my mom had this phone, she would be able to actually read the text on the screen.

  • Nataly Carbonell

    She loves reading the news, listening to music and watching her favorite shows and movies, she'll love it ♥

  • http://brgulker.wordpress.com/ brgulker

    Good luck! My mom would love it!

    • http://brgulker.wordpress.com/ brgulker

      The main reason: she's currently using a three year old smartphone! Would be a huge upgrade.

  • Jose Cuapio

    My momma is an entrepreneur and could really use an entrepreneur's best friend: a note 2 :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/itsjusttony Anthony Harper

    How would my mom benefit... well, you would be surprised at how tech savvy my 67 year old mother is! She would use this Galaxy Note II for everything from streaming music via Pandora to Skyping family and friends in Canada and France!

  • cesar dominguez

    Once mom wins this, the real present will be to take the time to teach her how to use it....

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.degregorio Steve S DeGregorio

    It would help her with so many things....mainly recipes

  • Pac

    She can write with the pen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.rastellini Tony Rastellini

    Let's bring mom into the smartphone era.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonas.bagwell Jonas Bagwell

    My mom jots everything down on a hundred Post-it notes a week. I think a powerhouse thinker's phone like this would save the worlds forests from my moms well-meaning scatterbrain.
    Also Angry Birds. This woman is still amazed by that game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lunaticprakhar Prakhar Vyas

    I don't have a mother . Lost her when I was young .... sob sob ....

  • Name

    This mom has wanted one since the first time she saw it advertised, a year ago it seams! I have checked on the computer every day, literally, waiting for the price to come down low enough to be able to afford it. This would be a true blessing, and a true gift. Happy Mother's day to the rest of you, and the best of luck, too! :)

    • Name

      (woops) it seems!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Phillipalarcon Phillip Alarcón

    My mom has been stuck with a ZTE device for the longest that its hard for her to read. A note 2 would benefit her because it has such a nice vibrant screen that would help her see letters better without the need of an over sized better font, although even a bigger font wouldn't look bad on this 5.5 inch screen compared to her 4 inch screen.

    I hope I can win for once. I never tend to win any contest in my life. :)

  • GMan

    She'll be able to view the videos and pics I send her.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fancyhatguild Kevin Zhao

    She'd get her first android phone :O

  • rookiecodemaster

    My mother deserves this phone because she has not experienced true Android power yet. She's been using low end phones, but she finally got a Razor Maxx, which now doesn't work because Jelly Bean runs slowly on the device. I would like her to finally experience the awesomeness of Android in a magnificent phone.

    She is the manager of two high-end retail stores, and could benefit from the larger screen to plan her busy days. Even though her screen is big enough now, she always says she wishes it was a bit bigger.

    She would also benifit from the Note II's camera to take stunning pictures of her dog, the hikes she always goes on with my Dad, and all the fantastic food she cooks up.

    Really, Mom should have this phone because she's been through a lot lately and I can't afford a great gift that I know she should get.

  • jonathon puckett

    hi just felt like entering for my mom
    nothing special

  • RolyColey

    My mom's vision has been declining for the past few years, partially do to a cancer that she had in her eye. The big screen would benefit her tremendously! My mom is also very business driven so this would be a perfect device for all of her multitasking needs.

  • Jeff B

    A note 2 would benefit my because she is still using an old flip phone and I could see her using the note 2 to jot down grocery lists and etc.

  • at00

    It'd be easier for her to send text with the Note II.

  • mistororange

    I love everyone trying to be all heartfelt an meaningful with there comment, even tho its just picked at random, aside from that Love ya Mom

  • Disconnect

    She's passed, so she wouldn't benefit that much. Dad would though. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1284685780 Muhammed Kashif-Reynald Panos

    My Mom deserves to have it. She's got it all as a mother...

  • http://twitter.com/Millyana82 Melissa Arnold

    This momma would like it for that big beautiful screen, My momma would Most likely enjoy the ability to read her favorite news sites while out and about!

  • Jenny Wong

    She won't have to squint so damned hard on her Nokia candybar. Not even joking. She could even learn at thing about what social media is (she still thinks a Tweet is a bird chirp).

    I'd like her to take photos and videos so she can share them to her kids (like me).

  • Dominica D’shonda

    My mother would benefit from having this phone cause she just started a.dance and beauty pageant clothing business. The galaxy note 2 would help her keep in contact with customers, order her materials needed for creating and making costumes and keeping track of all her expenses. This phone would be perfect for her and her business needs I hope she wins.

  • Marcus Crump

    My mom needs and upgrade from her old Stratosphere. It keeps on dropping calls, it lags seriously bad, and it is just getting worse everyday. The galaxy note 2 will be a very nice gift for her, she won't have her calls fail and she will have consistent service anywhere she goes, so we are always in touch :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kyle.rayner.372661 Kyle Rayner

    Hope to win this device!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kyle.rayner.372661 Kyle Rayner

    Hope to win!!!

  • melan26

    The S Pen would help her from accidentally 'clicking' on wrong link.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1659772845 Brian Gill

    Big screen would be good on her eyes

  • http://twitter.com/chestontang Cheston Tang

    My mother would benefit because her eyes are getting poorer and her 3" smartphone just isn't cutting it anymore.

  • HopelesslyFaithful

    tee hee tee hee yea i want to win and give this to my mom ^^ She would love this a lot ^^

  • Clayton Reeves

    My mom doesn't have any smartphone type thing right now, She is always losing notes she takes and needs access to her email when she isn't at a computer. This would be perfect for her.

  • idDobie

    My mom is a pretty cool lady. This is a pretty cool thing. Coincidence? I think not.

  • Reina Heart

    This mother's day I would like to be able to get something really nice for my mom. She has done so much for me and my sister and brothers. I feel that if she could get this phone it would be wonderful gift from Samsung and Andriod Police. I feel that if she could get this phone it would benefit her nicely because this phone can do so much. With the multitasking features my mom can do more things at a time. With the s pen she can take quick notes when she needs to write things done and with the big screen she would have no problems reading with a screen that big. Its such a wonderful phone and it would be a wonderful gift for a mom to have.

  • Zevi S.

    Me please

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karaklioumis-Vasileios/1245871712 Karaklioumis Vasileios


  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.gorzka Mark Gorzka

    Congrats to the lucky winner

  • Ricardo Arce

    Pick me

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

    Winner posted! Congrats to him and his mom.

  • bevon

    Woot. I won. Thanks so much :)

  • Ayinde

    So he can get rid of that old Blackberry he cant even text on!!