By Michael Oleaga / m.oleaga@latinospost.com (staff@latinospost.com) | First Posted: Oct 04, 2012 10:17 AM EDT
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The Samsung Galaxy Note II tablet device is pictured during Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 event in Berlin (Photo : Reuters)

With the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 scheduled to debut in the US later this month, it was time to test the durability of the device known as the "phablet."

The "phablet" name was created due to the device being too big for a standard mobile phone but too small to be considered a tablet.

The people from Android Authority obtained the Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100), and performed the drop test.

Before the test started, it was noted the Galaxy Note 2 has a similar build as the Galaxy S3, but it is heavier and bigger.

In efforts to be the test as "realistic" as possible, the device will fall from three levels: from the pocket (two-feet six-inches), from the chest (four-feet high), and from the ear (five-foot six-inches).

During the pocket-drop, the Galaxy Note 2 did "really, really well" despite minor damage to the side. The display was unharmed.

From the chest level, the device broke.

The back case and battery broke off, but the display is "still intact."

Android Authority so far says the Galaxy Note 2 is more durable compared to the Galaxy S3.

From five-feet six inches, the back case and battery once again fell off.

"It's still in great shape...five-foot six-inches, where the Galaxy S3 fractured already twice, there's no cracking to the display, just a few minor scuffs on the side."

The display still survived and added they were impressed.

In case you've missed the features on the Galaxy Note 2, the device will have a Super AMOLED HD screen measuring 5.5-inches and a resolution of 1,280x720. The Galaxy Note 2 will run on the latest Android operating system (Jelly Bean), and have a 1,6GHz quad-core processor. The rear-facing camera will have eight-megapixels and a front-facing camera with 1.9-megapixels. The S Pen Stylus will make a return and will have major features on the latest Note device than before.

For the drop test results on the Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 5, click here.

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