DrStrangelove: So the Note 2(N7100) has the 11-pin MicroUSB / MHL port?
DrStrangelove:Does that lend itself to using MHL _AND_ USB OTG at the same time while the device is powered?
I've seen discussions on this on the S3, but they haven't gone anywhere as there doesn't seem to be an adapter to effectively use the 11-pin port in such a multimedia way.
Cannot be done at the moment to the best of my knowledge. I know Samsung have been reported as saying that it what the 11-pin arrangement allows for, however nobody has got it to work no matter what permutation of cables/hubs etc they tried. I can only presume that if it is indeed possible then it will require yet another adapter.
DrStrangelove:Does the Note-2 have 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi which then means it could also/maybe support MiraCast?
I haven't looked at the spec's cause I'm being too slack. :-)
Yes, has dual band WiFi.
DrStrangelove:I can lie and I'm not a big fan of big phones, but I do appreciate that for some people they prove very functional.
Nice to see someone who appreciates that *their* choice isn't necessarily everyone elses too (seriously tired of people just fixating on their own use, and somehow coming to view anyone elses usage scenarios as invalid).
DrStrangelove:183g is not a light device to be carrying around with you all the time.
True, but then half the time its in your pocket, and when you're using the phone it tends to be two-handed, so I think not as unmanageable as people tend to think. The large surface area of the phone and weight distrubtion create an illusion that it is lighter than the specs sheet suggests too.