Samsung Galaxy Note II Review (Video)

Daniel Bader

November 4, 2012 5:49pm

Who would have thought that barely eight months after the Canadian release of the original Galaxy Note we’d be at it again?

The Galaxy Note II embodies the very idea of incremental progress: its screen is bigger, but its body is narrower; its resolution is lower, but its display is clearer, brighter; its processor is more efficient, but its battery is larger. Progress.

Coming so soon after the original Note, the sequel isn’t necessarily aimed at the original fleet of owners. Rather, it is after a whole new demographic, one that has enough time to embrace phones with larger footprints — and higher prices.

The Note II boasts a number of excellent improvements over the original, and over the smaller Galaxy S III. But is it worth your money and, more importantly, the extra space in your pocket? Read on.


– Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean with TouchWIZ Nature UX
– 5.5-inch 1280×720 pixel HD Super AMOLED display
– 1.6Ghz quad-core Exynos SoC with Mali-400 GPU
– 2 GB RAM, 16/32GB internal storage, microSD slot
– 8MP back camera / 1.9MP front camera
– 3100 mAh battery (removable)
– 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm
– 180g
– EDGE/HSPA+ 21Mbps/LTE 75Mbps

Device & Display

There is no question that the Galaxy Note II body is based almost entirely on the soft curves of its smaller sibling. The Galaxy S III has a striking and divisive design; some users claim its plastic does not feel robust and scratches easily, while others love its ergonomic shape and feather-like weight. Due to its considerable size and heft, the Note II feels like a more premium product than the GS3, but is made of the same HyperGlaze-covered plastic.

Despite its size, it is far more pocketable than the original Note, largely due taller-and-narrower design. Its bezel is also narrower, compensating for the extra space taken by the modestly larger 5.5-inch screen. While this is very much a two-handed device, the Galaxy Note II can be used, with difficulty, in one hand.

It’s hard to overlook the fact that despite Samsung’s success in the smartphone market, it puts its products at a marketing disadvantage by using more inexpensive materials than its competitors. It doesn’t help that those competitors have drastically increased the amount of metal, glass and high-end polycarbonate in their phones. Motorola and LG in particular are creating gorgeous, well-designed Android phones with high quality materials at entry prices lower than Samsung’s flagships. Then again, neither company earned $24 billion from their mobile phone divisions in the last quarter, so plastic is clearly not impeding Samsung’s ability to sell phones.

The placement of buttons is where you’d expect them to be on a Samsung device: power button on the upper right side, single volume rocker on the upper left. The back cover feels sturdy, but comes off easily. Inside is a 3100mAh battery, larger by a quarter than the original Note and just under the standard set by the Droid RAZR MAXX. Being removable, one can order replacement cells for the device, making the Note II somewhat more versatile than the majority of recent smartphones.

Then again, the Galaxy Note II is no ordinary smartphone. While comfortable to hold, one is forced to make concessions to fit it into his or her life. The company takes care to ensure it is usable with one hand – a custom keyboard, dialer and lock screen are included – but most UI elements are just displayed larger than the average phone screen. Whether this is a positive or negative attribute depends on the person; as with the original Note, I do not recommend going into this purchase without first using the phone in store.

Despite the lower resolution, the Note II display is significantly sharper than the original. Samsung has managed to do away with the PenTile display of the original – and the Galaxy S III – and the Note II is better for it. Because the underlying technology is still AMOLED, colours are rich and vivid while black levels are perfect. Whites still retain a slightly blue tone, but are not as obviously discolored as earlier models.

Mainly, due to the new subpixel arrangement, text is much sharper and more pleasing to the eye. Viewing angles, too, are improved over the original Note. The Note II looks fantastic, and has by far the best Super AMOLED panel available on a phone today.

Then there’s the fact that Samsung added a Wacom digitizer to the screen to interact with the S Pen. The included stylus is more versatile than a regular capacitive pen: it is pressure sensitive, and allows for far more nuanced application over a finger.


The Galaxy Note II is one of Canada’s first quad-core devices to ship with LTE support. Until now, Samsung hadn’t been able to ship its Exynos 4 SoC with a LTE baseband chip, relying instead on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 solution to do the trick.

It’s possible that the Exynos 4412 inside the Galaxy S III, built on Samsung’s 32nm process, was too power-intensive to use with the smaller device’s 2100mAh battery, but it’s more likely that Qualcomm’s solution was cheaper at the time. Paired with a 3100mAh cell, the Note II does not suffer from poor battery life despite the 1.6Ghz CPU, higher-clocked Mali-400 GPU and a LTE baseband. And the phone flies.

Going head-to-head with Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro solution, the Exynos-powered Note II is one of the fastest mobile devices I’ve ever used. I regularly achieved benchmark scores 20-30% higher than the dual-core Galaxy S III in CPU tests, and 30-50% higher in GPU tests. Combined with the “buttery” speed inherent to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, the Note II is truly able to be a computing replacement.

Samsung has maintained the “picture-in-picture” mode from the Galaxy S III, allowing you to watch video while inside other apps. It didn’t work so well on the smaller display, but two things have made the feature worth using now: the physically larger display, and the ability to easily resize the viewing window. Even when watching 1080p clips the Note II never stuttered or showed any hint of slowdown.

Canadian carriers have yet to push out an important update to allow single-screen multitasking. This feature was pushed to international Note II’s in an update shortly after release, bringing the ability to use two apps side-by-side in landscape mode, with no appreciable lag. The feature debuted on the Note 10.1 tablet but from what I’ve seen, the Note II implementation is much better.

Like the screen, the Note II takes what made the original so fantastic and PC-like and improve upon it. Few high-end Android smartphones these days are slow; the Note II is just exceptionally fast.

S Pen

The new S Pen, built into a small slit on the bottom right of the phone, is improved over the original. It is slightly wider and therefore more comfortable to hold. It also brings far improved sensitivity, making the Note II the closest to a notepad replacement I’ve used to date.

Air View allows you to hover the S Pen above the screen, adding a third layer of interactivity to the mix. A small dot, like a mouse cursor, appears on the display, letting you preview images inside photo albums or find the right spot in a video without leaving your spot.

As always, the S Pen’s greatest virtue is in annotation. Remove the stylus from its slot and a “creative” home screen appears, begging you to create a diary entry or travel log. Simply, the updated S Note app is fantastic, combining a painter’s palette and a sketcher’s kit in one place. The interface is slightly clunky – it often takes too many steps to find what you’re looking for – but no other OEM is as dedicated to the creative crowd as Samsung. Indeed, that’s how they’re marketing the phone.

Simply, the S Pen is fun. I’m not a huge note-taker on a good day, but being able to take a screenshot and write a note to my friends or post it on Facebook is a huge draw for me, even if I seldom take advantage of it. The Note II comes at a premium, but even those who will use the S Pen once or twice a week, the added c0st is worth it.


The Galaxy Note II incorporates the same excellent 8MP camera as the Galaxy S III. Simply, it takes some of the best photos found on a mobile device.

From stable 1080p video to vivid, high-fidelity daytime shots, the Galaxy Note II is a great portable camera. It’s also a superior viewfinder, as the large screen means you can more easily frame your photos.

The quad-core processor and Jelly Bean software give the shutter an added speed boost, making an almost instant shot even quicker. While I yearned for a physical shutter button on the slightly-unwieldy body, Samsung’s camera UI is one of the best in the game.

There are some improvements to the camera experience over the Galaxy S III: Best Face is Samsung’s implementation of a blink suppressor. It will begin caching photos before the shutter is pressed, and if one or more subjects close their eyes, you can “rewind” a few frames to find one in which they’re open. Best Photo takes eight successive shots and asks you to pick your favourite; it’s almost like a game. Then there are the requisite HDR and Panorama modes, as well as Samsung’s highly-marketed Share Shot, which connect to other “S Devices” over WiFi direct to synchronize your recent photos with other Samsung owners.

Then there’s Low Light mode which, unlike solutions from other companies, actually seems to improve the state of low light photography. To the left is the photo taken with the setting turned on. You can see more noise, yes, but also far more of the actual subject matter.


The Galaxy Note II is the first non-Nexus device to ship in Canada with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. While I noticed few performance improvements over the Galaxy S III running Ice Cream Sandwich, the experience was consistently fast and fluid.

The two main benefits to using Jelly Bean are Google Now – the company’s Siri competitor – and expandable notifications. The former is accessed, rather unfortunately, by holding down the home button and tapping the too-small “G” next to the “End all tasks” and “App Manager” shortcuts. In other words, Samsung is burying Google Now in favor of its own S Voice solution. To put it mildly, S Voice is terrible, especially when compared to the passive intelligence of Google Now, recently updated to provide even more pertinent information. By default, Samsung uses a double-tap of the physical home button to activate S Voice; I’d love to be able to do the same for Google Now, but I imagine it’s impossible without rooting the phone.

Expandable notifications are another fantastic inclusion in Jelly Bean: the ability to preview your email or see which apps have updates available in the Play Store are more than merely “nice to have.” They fundamentally change the way you interact with your Android phone.

Most Android apps work quite well on the larger screen of the Note II. There were times I wished that the device would display the tablet version of an app, but for the most part I never felt as if UI elements were too big. Reading books on the Note II is a fantastic experience, as is browsing on Chrome or watching HD movies. While the screen is too small to replace your 7- or 10-inch tablet for productivity purposes, consuming content on the Note II is a joy. With a microSD card slot, the process of transferring music and movies to the phone is a cinch.

Battery Life & Network Speed

You likely already know the answer to this question, but how is the battery on the Note II? In a word: fantastic. Even when connected to LTE I was able to get nearly two days’ usage out of the battery. If you’re willing to spend $50 on a replacement battery, the phone can last even longer.

With heavy use – several email accounts, constant Twitter and Facebook notifications, several photos and videos, some YouTube streaming and the occasional phone call – the Note II lasted 16 hours on a single charge. Not quite the beastly lifespan of the Motorola RAZR HD LTE, but close.

By lowering the brightness, turning off Bluetooth and WiFi when not in use, and disabling LTE, the Galaxy Note II managed two days of moderate use.

The phone managed just under 10 hours of video playback in our battery rundown tests at 50% brightness and LTE turned on. With LTE turned off, the device eked out an extra hour and 45 minutes, bringing it up to nearly 12 hours.

Of course, the Galaxy Note II is LTE-connected, and available from Rogers, TELUS and Bell. We tested the phone on Rogers and Bell and obtained speeds of between 20Mbps and 50Mbps down and 6-30Mbps up depending on the network and the time of day. In other words, the phone is impressively fast.

Holding the phone to your ear may seem a bit absurd given its size, but if you decide to use the Note II as a phone you’ll be greeted with excellent reception regardless of network. The back speaker, like most mobile devices, is underpowered but sufficient to fill a room with thin sound.


Samsung recently boasted that it has already sold over three million Galaxy Note II devices. It’s not quite the monumental 30 million number of the Galaxy S III, but it’s on pace to outsell the 10 million number of the original in short order.

As an evolution over the original, the Note II is better in every way. It’s not for everyone, but one can’t penalize a purposefully large device for being cumbersome. It may fit in the palm of LeBron James’ hand, but for the rest of us regular-sized people, it takes a short adoption period before all other phones feel laughably small.

The Note II is screaming fast, extremely versatile, well-built despite its plastic body, and runs considerably newer Android software than the majority of recently-released devices. Whether it’s enough of an upgrade over the original to warrant breaking a three-year contract after eight months depends on your needs. To the uninitiated, it’s easy to imagine transitioning from the 4.8-inch Galaxy S III to the 5.5-inch Note II. Ultimately, it comes down to price, size and, well, the S Pen.


  • ConTroller

    This is S3?

    • l forgot my meds

      No retina. No good.
      Get a real phone. Get a iPhone.

    • Rio

      Nope it is innovation at it’s best!

      Instead of stretching only vertically like the iPhone Samsung did something new and stretched the S3 BOTH ways!!!!

    • phreezerburn

      No amount of trolling will make that “just bought the Brooklyn Bridge” feeling go away iFans. You’ll just have to live with your decision for the next 2 years. Oh and enjoy the chunky plastic adapters for your peripherals if you haven’t already gotten sucked into buying new kit with thunderbolt sockets.

    • Rio

      Better chucky plastic adapter than cheap plastic chunky phone

    • phreezerburn

      I’ll take Leggo over recycled beer cans any day.

  • Nathaniel James


    • phreezerburn

      Sure they can… expect playing catch-up to kick out an iPhone 5.1 out next spring. They can pick one up with the new-new iPad while they vainly try to convince someone to take that barely used iPhone 5 off of their hands.

  • nelly

    Very nice review. I wonder how well it scores being on wind or mobilicity

    • MattyMattMatt

      Divide the network speed by 100.

    • Droid Distortion Field

      Daniel always puts out great reviews when he actually rates Android smartphones well.

      For some reason when he writes positive things about Apple products such as the iPad mini, he somehow becomes a crappy writer, as well as an Apple shill and fanboy.

  • Gusto

    nananana hey hey hey

    goodbyeeee appleeee

  • zzZZzz

    Impressive battery!

  • TKG26


  • MysticD

    I want this phone bad lol

  • no.brainer

    I have an Iphone… and I am switching to android… my question is should I go for the Note 2 or wait for the Nexus 4!?!

    • EvanK

      I’m going Nexus 4. Don’t get me wrong, the Note 2 looks awesome, but you just can’t compete with the Nexus’ line of almost immediate updates, no carrier bloatware, branding or contracts, and the skinless beauty of Android 4.2. I love the Note 2’s screen size and performance is top notch, but after seeing what nightmares carrier updates can be and not wanting to shell out $700 for a phone, the Nexus 4 would be a better choice for me.

      No LTE is a little dissapointing, but the new entrants don’t even have it, it keeps the cost down, and if Google were to release an LTE version chances are it would be North America only, which would fragment the lineup.

    • monsterduc1000

      @no.brainer: If you are a bit techy and absolutely need lte, grab the Note II and root it (if you are not afraid of voiding your warranty. I’ve had no issues over the two androids I have/had) and you will get all the updates as soon as they are released via the incredible custom rom community.

      If you are not techy and want the fastest updates, no contract and a great price with the most advanced phone in Canada (other than lte) that will be released very soon, grab a Nexus 4.

      But all in all, Samsung is probably the best (now) for getting updates to their phones.

  • Is this Bb10?

    I want a Nexus 4 review!

  • lool


  • Parker

    Some features look like a bunch of apple features, but holy crap did samsung do it better.

  • maestro

    I got this phone on Saturday at bell. It is amazing. Don’t hesitate to it. All the great reviews of this device are true and then some.

  • Trev

    Great review. Note phones are way to big for me though.

  • Razesze

    What about the colour options? Ruby red, pepble blue and titanium gray?

  • Mike

    Got mine from Telus. Loving it. Loving the LTE so far. This thing is insanely fast. I didn’t think it would be that fast… This thing really surpassed my expectations.

    • phreezerburn

      2 negatives for your opinion of YOUR phone… ah the iFanboys can be counted on for something at least if not tech savvy banter.

  • Joe

    good on Samsung for using a lower res display but getting rid of Pentile. Specs aren’t everything.

  • EvanK

    Am I the only one starting to get pissed off about these Note 2 ads with LeBron James before EVERY Youtube video? 😕


      LOL.. He’s one of the few that can use this phone with one hand and pocket it in his suit.

  • Lakh Jhajj

    Can u please do a video comparison of S3 vs Note 2 vs nexus 4 vs iPhone 5, as I wanna see which one comes ahead in performance. Also do u know when will Samsung release an update to enable Single Screen Multitasking in Canadian Note 2s! Thanks and a true Mobile Syrup fan and frequent visiter.

  • Mr. Cgy

    For those who have it…compare the screen to the HTC One X?
    This and Nexus 4….tough call.

    • Geo

      I had the HTC OneX and now the SGNOTE2 …and screen is brighter on SGNOTE2 .
      not forgeting its faster i was so surprised.
      the call quality gr8
      the volum nothing to say juste so good

      no regret for the swich from HTC OneX

  • Kenny

    Now if only Rogers and Samsung step up their inventory and shipping, us Plebes can finally get our hands on it.

  • Brendan

    Great review! Can’t believe how fast LTE is. Glad to hear about the battery life as well, as I’ll be spending lots of time on the GO train with this puppy.

  • AWSGuy

    Got mine from Telus as well. I used to be a Nexus user (Nexus One). I dont think I will be rooting this phone anytime soon – the Telus version has NO BLOAT!! (Not even MyTelus app!). The phone looks gorgeous and is insanely fast!

    • Brendan

      What kind of speeds are you getting on LTE with Telus?

    • AWSGuy

      Really, really fantastic LTE speeds. At times, I get up to 0.85 Mbps but usually aroung 0.64-0.75 Mbps.
      Samsung has outdone themselves this time.

    • Brendan

      Daniel got almost 50mbps in the review. Less than 1mbps seems pretty bad by comparison. Or did you mean megabytes per second? Even then, 50mbps = 6.1MB/s…

  • Mr. X

    Switched from the Galaxy nexus to the s3, now going for the note ii…. When ever there’s stock of it lol

  • Nishant

    I am getting Nexus 4.

  • bembol

    Worst launch ever.

    Hopefully I’ll have it by Wednesday.

  • Ron Mexico

    Wednesday? I preordered at Best Buy if I don’t have it tomorrow they are going to like me very much at the store tomorrow I’ll tell you that.

    • Ron Mexico

      EDIT: they are NOT going to like me much 🙂

    • MattyMattMatt

      As much as I dislike BestBuy, you cannot blame them for a hurricane.

  • coco

    only reason that i choose nexus 4 over the note II is i am lack of cash

  • nate44

    So, one question left:

    Is getting Note 2 from Wind still beter than most carrier?

  • screamer

    I think it is to big for me! I’m happy with my S3! Screen power and performance just awesome!

  • outburst

    I can’t believe I don’t yet have this. Pre-ordered with a slap-down of money three weeks ago and Best Buy still doesn’t have it in stock for Bell, though it has stock for the other two carriers.
    Argh, maybe this is a sign that I should hold out for another product that could relase in the next 3-4 months and blow this out of the water.


      Rogers still does not have it. Telus had it at Dufferin Mall’s Best Buy Mobile on Sunday, November 4rth.

  • hmmmm

    “One of the best Android phones available”, Shouldn’t it be the best one, period?
    And you say your hands are regular-sized but the Note 2 doesn’t even look that big in your hand. The GS3 looks way too small actually…or is this an optical illusion due to a bad camera?
    Also can we write emails om Gmail with the S Pen or only copy to notes?

  • Mike

    This phone is dope… you may look a bit uncool holding a massive phone to your ear, but seriously, who makes phone calls anymore… soo 2008…

  • ActivesiN

    Very impressive device, I’m going to be going for the nexus 4 but this phone is also a great option

  • Yeas

    Why is the size even a point of review? People have the choice to buy a phone if they like the size or not. Debating the size is sort of irrelevant. Who cares if it doesn’t fit into some pockets? 50% of cell phone owners are women, of which a fair majority carry their cellphones in their purses anyway.

    If there wasn’t a market for it, it wouldn’t sell … and the Note sells awesome. If I hadn’t gotten a S3 I would be all over this.

  • Simian

    Great video! I’d probably consider a Note2 if it wasn’t for Samsung’s fugly-a*s UI. I wish Google would release the stock launcher as a separate download on the Play store similar to what they’ve done with Gmail / Maps / etc.

    • Ron Mexico

      Both Apex and Nova Launcher both look the same as the Google launcher, both available on the Play store.

  • New Note User

    Made the switch from a BB 9780 to a Note II on Friday. What an amazing device. Wishing I would have switched from bb years ago.

    Unfortunately, the sirius app doesnt work in canada 🙁 also, flash doesnt load on web pages. Kinda like browsing on an apple device…

    Overall is unbelievably fast and i love the device!

    • Brian

      You can download the SiriusXM player for Canada dude, works great on the Note.

      I’m not sure that posting links is kosher but Google ‘SiriusXM Canada mobile app’ and it’ll let you download the Canadian version from their site!

      Hope that helps

  • ebleyes

    What’s the difference between the Mobilicity and everyone’s else Note II?

  • Victor L.

    Galaxy SIII or Galaxy Note II?

  • sp

    great review.

    thank you for the unbiased review.

    just compared the review of the iPhone 5 and Note 2.


  • Mark

    This monstrosity shouldn’t even exist. People look so stupid when they use this in public. 5.5 inch phone should be ban. Yes the specs are crazy but this thing is just too big.

    • Ron Mexico

      I take it you aren’t used to handling large things with your hands? 😉

  • Vansfield

    Perfect device.

    I game on it perfectly. The device didn’t even hint it might need more power. I never use all the RAM. Popup video is incredible, the battery life is splendid. The screen is a beauty when you look at a video…

    Really i’m in love. You can’t say it’s too big unless you’ve tried it. Seriously.

  • jess

    you know when you look at the percentage of the time someone actually is making a phone call not inlcuding bluetooth is about 10% of what a person uses a day. On that note, (no pun intented) the bigger screen makes game play beautiful, watching movies and just surfing the web. I have nothing bad to say about this. I have a s3, and id give it up for the note but they are still built with beauty and design. Id like if they realeased brighter colors than white for the phone though, a purple or yellow note would make me giddy.

  • Ron Mexico

    And of course Best Buy still hasn’t received any stock. What a joke. What did I give them $50 for again?

  • Ron Mexico

    Gave up on Best Buy and got one from my local Bell dealer. So happy this phone is amazing 😀

  • Joshua

    I’m also debating between this and the Nexus 4.

    I’m in Sudbury so we don’t have any decent contract-free plans like Mobilicity or Wind, so if I’m going to pay $60/month, I may as well have a subsidy, right? I’ll be paying the same monthly price if I buy my phone outright.

    I can’t think of any financial advantage to going contract free other than being able to leave any time – but really, who will I leave to? Rogers, Bell and Telus are all the same. Koodo, Virgin and Fido are also basically the same.

    I’d love to move to a larger city. Maybe then, I’ll get an unlocked Nexus on WIND/Mobilicity.

  • screamer

    I wad thinking to get one but still happy with my S3 so note 3 you’re my!!!

  • BobbyD

    I want this phone real bad. I am getting bored with IOS however am still on the fence with anrdroid. I think waiting for the SGS4 is the best option as it is being hyped as the phone that will set the bar for future smart phones.

  • Srellister

    Hey Daniel,

    Great review, I agree with most everything you said. I would however go so far as to say that the N7100 is the finished version of the N7000. Having used the OG Note since release, I’m talking international release not Canadian arrival, the JB experience is WAYYY better than the initial GB and even ICS experience of the N7000’s Touchwiz UX. one last thing though, Google Now can be accessed by long pressing the menu button on any screen that is not searchable. Although maintaining consistency with Google’s design Samsung did make the Google Now available in a less clunky way then you mentioned.

  • BB10Sux

    Is there FM radio in any of the NA version?

  • Kat

    I just got the Note2 And am loving it! Just wish Icould figure Out all the Coo lfeatures. Also, any news On when split Screen will be available in Canada?

  • calculator

    your 9.2 final is not the average of all the scores you gave. the average of all the scores is 8.8. awesome phone though.

  • Yeria

    lol @ l forgot my meds for saying iPhone is a real phone for having a “Retina” screen.

    I know this is a really old news, but the “Retina” screen is, you know.. just a high resolution LCD screen that’s been around for a while. If the LCD screen technology that’s been around for about 30 years now is the reason to call the iPhone a real phone over Note 2 which uses OLED screen technology.. then I must say you did indeed forget your meds.

  • Andy

    I got it on Mobilicity. For those asking about data speeds, it’s the same for anyone else. Regular unlimited data is about 2Mbps real world speeds. Premium unlimited data gets up to 21 Mbps. (I don’t have premium 4G data so I can’t do a speed test for real world speeds)

    I got mine November 2 and right now most Mobilicity stores in Vancouver have both colours in stock still.

    Battery life is so awesome. I came from a T-Mobile S2 and had a second battery to swap when i came home from work. Don’t need one for the Note 2. Even without “Power saving” mode or juice defender, the phone lasts over 24 hrs straight in moderate use in my experience.

    I must say I love this phone 🙂

  • norollah saedi

    Very nice review. I wonder how well it scores being on wind or mobilicity

  • norollah saedi

    I’m very satisfied of this phone and it is so easy to work with

  • Darrell Teeple

    Google Now does not read back via the voice on my Galaxy Note 2. This is annoying. I have gone through the troubleshooting…. make sure it is US English. Nothing. If I ask the question what is 2+2 it just shows on the screen – THIS SUCKS. HELP!
    Using Telus I317M

  • Mischa Price

    how sad is it that my telus “high speed optic internet” only has 1mbps upload speeds i have truly never seen a result on speed test for me above like 1.2 and i am tying to do a time capsule backup after using my computer for a year and a half it is being HELL