Samsung’s Galaxy Note II is easily one of the best devices — Android or otherwise — available on the market. It’s fast, extremely powerful, and runs the latest (well, Android 4.2 is now the latest) version of Google’s mobile OS — all ingredients, coupled with some of Samsung’s signature touches, that combine to make a flagship handset.

The only thing about the international version we reviewed, however, was the fact that it lacked LTE. But now we have the AT&T version in our possession, which runs on a super fast LTE network. We’re in smartphone dreamland.

The Note II on AT&T is essentially the same one we gave a 9.0 to earlier this month. It packs that enormous 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 3100 mAh battery, 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8-megapixel camera. Those are some beastly specs for a beastly phone.

I can’t wait to take this version for a spin, and see if the experience is any different with LTE on board. Check out the video for a full unboxing and hands-on.

Samsung Galaxy Note II for AT&T specs:

  • Release Date: Available for pre-order, Hitting Nov. 9
  • Price: $299 with a two-year contract
  • OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Dimensions: 5.95×3.17×0.37-inches
  • Weight: 6.35 ounces
  • Display: 5.5-inch, 1280×720, HD Super AMOLED, 264 ppi
  • Battery: 3100 mAh, 15 hours of talk time
  • Processor: Exynos 4412, 1.6GHz, Quad-core
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB, expandable with microSD
  • Cameras: 8-megapixel, LED flash, 1080p recording; 1.9-megapixel front
  • Network: AT&T, LTE
  • Bluetooth/NFC: 4.0/Yes
  • Notes: World phone, enhanced S Pen