The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is big, real big. This bad boy has a 1280x720 5.55 inch display, and you may call it a phablet, or a hybrid, but it's really a smartphone, and in the end, aren't most tablets just really big smartphones without the phone? (unless you add a Skype app, then well, it's a big phone).
With a 1.6 Ghz quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 16/32/64 GB storage, 8MP camera, yes it is a bigger Galaxy S3 in a lot of ways, but it really is pushing the boundaries of what most people thought a conventional smartphone could be. And a stylus? Very interesting indeed.
I really like this reviewer, a young man named Marques Brownlee. Nice overview of the phone, and good insights into what makes it special and what it's pros and cons are. Keep up the good work Marques.