Can anything stop the runaway success train of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 at the moment? The device has just amassed a cool 3 million sales since going on sale and the device hasn’t even become available on all US carriers yet. Verizon Wireless are seemingly keeping Note 2 release information a close guarded secret for now, but is there a clear black and white sign emerging that the Galaxy Note 2 is going to be the most popular smartphone ever in 2012, even eclipsing the iPhone 5?
At the moment, the Galaxy Note 2 is freely available to pick up on four of the big five US carriers, with the likes of T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and even US Cellular beating Verizon to the punch, with Big Red’s version not expected to go on sale until the end of this month.
Right now you can pre-order a Galaxy Note 2 on Verizon, with the company stating on their website that all initial orders will reach consumers on November 27, although this date may be subject to change as we grow nearer to the date. Has Verizon made a big error in not prioritizing a Note 2 release for its consumers, or in actual fact have they done it on purpose, so that they could focus on the upcoming Droid DNA smartphone exclusively on Verizon instead?
The Galaxy Note 2 is steamrolling all other devices at the moment and it could even end up as Samsung’s most popular Galaxy device after the S3. The Nexus 4 is going to be available for order within hours as we told you in a previous article here, but is the Galaxy Note 2 still the superior device overall?
The Nexus 4 is arguably the ‘hottest’ Android phone right now, with its ability to support the very latest version of Android, 4.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box – the first Android phone to tout such a feat. On the other hand, Samsung are still struggling to get Android Jelly Bean out to all carrier Galaxy Note 2 models, so is this the main danger that Samsung needs to look at as they try to fend off new competition from the Nexus 4? This device is a pure Google device remember, so they will have no problems getting the next version of Android first – the same definitely can’t be said for the Note 2.
Let us know what you will be owning during the busy Holiday season. Is the 5.5-inch Note 2 a clear winner in your opinion thanks to the massive display and dual form as a smartphone and tablet? Or are you actually interested in picking up a new Nexus 4 or iPhone 5 instead?
Don’t forget to check out some useful Galaxy Note 2 battery extenders here if you already have one and are looking to increase battery life.