Samsung Galaxy Note II Scores Big Sales: 10 Reasons It's So Popular

NEWS ANALYSIS: Samsung’s Galaxy Note II has sold 5 million units in just two months, making it one of the more popular slates on the market.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note II is officially a success. Samsung announced on Nov. 26 that sales of the device, which launched just two months ago, have hit 5 million units.

To put that into perspective, Samsung noted that the first Galaxy Note took five months to reach that same milestone. It’s even more surprising, considering the device’s half-smartphone, half-tablet design has confused some customers who aren’t sure how they would use it.

The Galaxy Note II’s success has come both from consumer and enterprise sources. In the consumer market, customers are picking it up as a replacement for their outdated smartphones and view it as an effective bridge to tablets. In the enterprise, the stylus has caught some eyes, making it a worthwhile option for a surprising number of companies. Like Apple, Samsung has found a way to be all things to nearly all customers. And its success makes that all the more clear.

But why is the Galaxy Note II such a success? What has it been able to do that so many other products on store shelves simply haven’t?

Read on to find out:

1. The design is outstanding

The Samsung Galaxy Note II has one of the nicest designs of any mobile product. The device comes with a big, 5.5-inch screen and is just 9.4 mm thick, making it thinner than the vast majority of products on store shelves. According to those who have used the product often, the big display is arguably the best feature, and creates a fun and useful experience for all users.

2. The stylus works really well

The special thing about the Galaxy Note is that it comes with a stylus. So, in addition to tapping around the display with their fingers, users can employ the stylus perform various tasks. Debates rage over the usefulness of a stylus on a smaller screen, but at least so far, consumers and enterprise users seem happy.

3. The multi-window support is nice/strong

The Galaxy Note II’s Android software allows for multiple window support. In other words, users can look at two open applications on the screen at the same time without fear of losing their spot in either program. It’s about time mobile users have more desktop-like features.

4. It’s a powerful little device

If the Galaxy Note II has anything, it’s power. In fact, the device ships with a 1.6GHz quad-core processor. Add that to its powerful graphics chip, and customers find an experience that can handle resource-intensive tasks, such as running productivity suites, as well as gaming. Not bad.

Don Reisinger

Don Reisinger

Don Reisinger is a longtime freelance contributor to several technology and business publications. Over his career, Don has written about everything from geek-friendly gadgetry to issues of privacy...