The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was released in 2012, with a base price of $299.99. The price for used models fluctuate according to the condition, location and availability of the unit.
The Note 2 was rated as one of Samsung's highest-rated phones at its release, according to CNET. It features a 5.5-inch screen, and 5.9-inch overall construction. The phone's CPU features a quad-core processor that makes it capable to complete several tasks simultaneously.
The body of the phone is several inches larger than the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3. Even so, it manages to maintain a lightweight build, due to its plastic housing.