Samsung Galaxy S5
Prospective Galaxy Note 2 buyers will want to take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S5 before settling on last year's model.
Samsung's current flagship offers some likeable features including a dust and water resistant design, tons of storage space, a fantastic camera, beautiful display, and more. It doesn't come with the S Pen but it does offer a whole lot of firepower.
Best of all, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is available for cheap through retailers like Amazon. It's not as cheap as the Galaxy Note 2 but with a sub-$100 price, it's certainly worth a look.