Released in October 2012, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is one of the largest and most advanced handsets out there (or “phablets”, if you consider the size and functionality), yet is also one of the most expensive. If you choose to purchase one through a carrier, the device would set you back by $299.99 on a two-year contract, or $100 more than your average high-end smartphone.
However, some buyers can save big-time on the Galaxy Note 2, simply by going to Amazon Wireless and purchasing Sprint’s on-contract version for only $69.99 upfront.
Take note, however, that there’s an extra catch aside from the two-year Sprint contract. The deal is only available for new customers, and existing subscribers will have to shell out $249.99 upfront if adding a line or upgrading. That’s still a discount of $50 compared to the usual contract price for the 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Users hoping for top-notch 4G LTE access may want to consider the Verizon or AT&T versions, though Sprint currently has 58 US markets for 4G LTE and continues to expand over time.
The Galaxy Note 2, aside from having a 5.5-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box and a quad-core processor and 2 GB RAM under the hood. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD recording support and, for extra protection, Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
Additionally, the Galaxy Note 2 comes with the S Pen stylus and several unique features that can be used together with the stylus pen.