Monster Galaxy Note 2 has 288GB of storage, 9300mAh battery, dual SIM support

by: Chris SmithJuly 8, 2013
Custom Galaxy Note 2 288GB

Custom Galaxy Note 2: 288GB storage, 9300mAh battery case | Image credit: xda-developers

A custom dual SIM Galaxy Note 2 model packs a lot more memory and battery life than your average supersized smartphone, although such features come with a high-cost and can affect the looks of the device.

While smartphone makers are constantly trying to make devices thinner and thinner, one Galaxy Note 2 owner decided that a thin phone profile is not as important as added functionality.

Thus, he ordered a dual SIM 32GB Galaxy Note 2 (model number N7102) from China, which he then took apart to add some components of his own. In addition to the Galaxy Note 2, for which he most likely paid full price, an xda-developers member also ordered a $27 microSD to SD card adapter, a $999.99 256GB Lexar Professional 600x SDXC UHS-I Card and a $17 8500mAh battery to personalize his smartphone.

He later replaced the battery with an even bigger one, a 9300mAh ZeroLemon battery case that can be purchased for as low as $45 from some retailers.

His initial modified Galaxy Note 2 featured 288GB of storage and a 8500mAh battery but didn’t look that great (see following gallery):

But once he replaced the 8500mAh battery pack with the ZeroLemon model, he automatically fixed the overall appearance of the device, even though the handset is definitely bulky (see images below):

In case you are interested to customize your own Galaxy Note 2 like that, you should check out the thread available at the xda-developers forum, where explicit instructions are given alongside some answers to potential questions.

  • harrold

    erm…. WOW! :D

  • Luka Mlinar

    From a thing brick to a regular brick.

  • Mohd Danial

    If samsung were to lengthened and widened the product i think it will fit into the body nicely, that realy look… MOnstroUS! Like!

  • toni


  • TheTechnoToast

    I think if we ditch wanting impossibly thin phones, we can expect phones like this in the market.

  • michael centeno

    Thats alot of porn buddy.

    • Dedi Muliadi

      L O L

  • Aniruddh

    Now that’s what I call REAL MUSCLE YEAH

  • Caleb Harr
    • Simos Katsiaris

      that is the one he got, they have them on sales now

  • deondraee

    Realistic NOTE 3 specs… (UPDATED as requested)

    1) 3 GB RAM
    2) 2.3 Ghz cpu (The snapdragon 800 for s4 LTE-A -Korean is clocked at 2.3GHz)
    3) 16MP camera & atleast a 5MP Front facing Full HD
    4) Android 4.3 (Already leaked and working on the s4 just isnt official by google)
    5) Improved Touchwiz (No lag and to take up less on board storage)
    6) Bluetooth 4.0
    7) LTE Advanced
    8) Super AMOLED 1080p with Gorilla glass 3 or resolution higher than 1080p
    9) 4K recording – Snapdragon 800 supports 4K encoding
    10) 5.7 or 5.9 inch screen (5.7 will definitely fit in the note 2’s body) not 5.9
    11) 802.11ac New Wifi standard (Three times faster than “n” / your current phone – apple is already using ac this in its recent releases)
    12) Bigger battery up from 3100(note 2) to 3500mAh
    13) Better PPi at 400+ (S4 has 441 at 5inch and Mega 6.3 has less than 300 and reviews show that the screen isnt good) so gotta find a sweet spot.
    14) Slimmer bezels and slimmer design so 5.7 in the note 2 body

    15) Less weight meaning slimmer or more weight, bigger battery

    • thereDEONDRAEE

      sammy may use their rumored exynos 5420 with mali 450 mp8

      also there are rumors that we may see flexible oled… maybe?

      but if not i want an all pholed screen– I don’t think we will see anything beyond 1080 unless sammy use igzo, but seriously i doubt anyone can see tge difference at this point.

      as far as cameras go I’m pretty sure we’ll see the same stuff from the s4 with updated firmware

      • deondraee

        whats the cpu speed for the exynos 5420 with mali 450 mp8 and what do all those numbers mean ?

        i had flexible in there but had to edit it out as many were complaining about it i would gladly swap the flexible for a 2k because if its flexible yet the phone wont bend then its pointless

        lastly: why did you make my name your name lol?

  • King

    If an end user can make a phone like that, Samsung, with all its resources, has no reason to limit users with a paltry 16Gb (or even 32Gb) internal storage memory (on top of the included external MicroSd Card support). Please Samsung, make the Note 3 with at least up to 128Gb internal memory (the more the better tho) and you can add me to your list of customers.

  • Ben Enos

    Hell yeah! Sign me up for one, now that’s a phone worthy of signing a two year contract to get. I honestly could care less if it’s twice as thick as a regular one, look how much more comes under the hood.

  • Chirabrata Bhattarjee

    Samsung Should hire that guy.

    • B3nlok

      Now add a beefier processor (cortex a57+rogue gpu) and you end up with a
      device that its way beyond typical smartphones in therms of
      functionality potencial. In a way a device with this kind of battery,
      storage and processing power could pave the way to a whole a new class
      of mobile devices and blur lines between smartphones and traditional pc
      devices like laptops.

  • gommer strike

    What’s the screen up time? Please don’t cheat by turning the brightness to zero, like those crooks at XDA when they show off their GSAM stats.

    You are not fooling anyone when with your supposed 6 hour screen time. Max your brightness, turn off Wifi, connect to LTE and tell me how long your screen lasts.

    • Lil bit

      Good point. The amoled display on the Note 2 does not look good with low brightness, the lack of detail become significant. Galaxy Mega 5.8 is actually better this way, it also is best with high brightness but unlike Note2 it’s not annoying to use at low brightness. For me the Note 2 never impressed with its battery life, it was no more than I had expected from a battery that size. Just meh, nothing special.

  • Locutus

    I’d love one! A lot of phones have become too thin and have compromised in battery (exc Note 2)

  • Chris Boots

    Now that’s what I’m talking about some serious storage!

  • Mvrcel Lgt

    that shows what comapnies are missing. People might want thin phones, but also they want a big battery. I would love my phone to be bulky if it lasts more than 1 day…and you cant have enough storage, can you?

  • Jusephe

    But still Lags…

  • Ahmad Mysterios Chmail

    pimp my phone ?

  • Anthony Brosseit

    Those ZeroLemon batteries are great. I’ve got one for my S3, and it makes a HUGE difference

  • bigbison420

    i remember seeing this for the first time LOL

  • NarutoNamikaze1010

    Where’d he get the
    $27 microSD to SD card adapter?
    Been looking for it?

    • Richard Middleton

      They have some on Ebay. And it would actually be an SDHC/SD card to micro SD TF extension adapter FPC cable for mobile phone.

  • Micro Shaquer

    I will costomize my phone similar to this once it has a higher PPI density of at least 441ppi.

    Probably the GNote 3 is possible for this move.

  • Force Meow

    Want. But I’ve always wondered if these Chinese knock offs run as smoothly and fast as normal ones?

    I mean they’re building them so they SHOULD be but I’ve bought cheap china stuff too many times and had to return it to just assume that’s the case.

  • djpc47

    I did this already quite some time ago on my s3, it’s fun to tell people you have 12% storage left when that means roughly 32gb~; seido obex with a bit of modding + stock battery fits nicely for anyone who wants to try it, I am working on extending the seidio case using random stuff and plastidip(work in progress)