Galaxy Note is a mix between a smartphone and tablet PC with stylus pen features. With a 5.3 inch wide screen, the handset is very good for watching high quality movies. "Galaxy Note" is the pioneer in wide-screen smartphone that meets the needs of consumers.
Galaxy Note is A new type of cellular phone, carried of understanding and advancement. It is the greatest on-the-go system which consolidates main advantages of different cellular phones while keeping cellular phone mobility.
It encourages you with everything you can ever wish so that you can simply, content. It is truly sensible. Customer research indicates that people always want to do more projects much better, even on the go, whether it is web exploring, email, game titles, or watching pics and vids. To do all this, customers bring several gadgets, because each system has exclusive advantages that work best in a particular scenario. Therefore, customers regularly swap gadgets to use the right system at the right time. Even for customers with several sensible gadgets, they still bring around a note pad for composing down thoughts. There is an growing wish for a main system for on-the-go use that could settle the main projects of several gadgets as well as reproduce the convenience and simpleness of using a pen and papers. The Galaxy Note was designed to indicate your wishes. Galaxy Note is a main system that will reduce the need to swap to other gadgets while on the go and open up the prospective of your cellular experience.
- Multi Input Full touch + S Pen (Advanced smart pen)
- AndroidTM 2.3(Gingerbread)
- 3G/4G: 850/900/1900/2100 EDGE: 850/900/1800/2100
- 5.3" WXGA (1280 x 800, 285 PPI) screen HD Super AMOLED
- Camera Main(Rear) : 8 MP with LED Flash / Front : 2 MP Action Shot, Beauty, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot
Now there is no need to carry both an iPhone/Android phone AND iPad/Android tablet! This phone-tablet device has better resolution (and pixel density of course) than the iPad, and it's a third of the size, so it's much easier to carry and walk around with. AND it's much more than just a 3G tablet, it's also a phone for those times that you wish to send SMS, and to have a 'normal' (verbal) phone conversation without voice over IP apps. I am one of those people that actually 'texts' a lot more than I speak into my phone, but the phone is a bit large, so hands-free earbuds or a bluetooth headset is recommended if you speak into your phone a lot.
Because of my impatience, I imported my Galaxy Note from a UK site before it was available on Amazon, but I would have preferred to purchase this device from Amazon instead of importing from overseas. I was so excited to receive my note, and I am simply amazed by the screen resolution and speed The build quality is excellent, the device is light (and thin if that's your thing), and a fully charged battery lasts from morning 'til night! I am going to sell my iPhone and Android tablet ASAP!
More on the screen resolution/camera:
Remote desktop/VNC access from the Note is amazing for those of us that sometimes work remotely, and this device currently has the best balance of usability and portability; For example, for remote desktop use, the iPhone 4/4S is limited by 960 x 480 pixels, the iPad is currently limited by 1024 x 768 pixels, and any Android tablet with 1280 x 800 resolution is nowhere as portable as the Note! Even if Apple finally releases a 9.7-inch 720p iPad in March, I will be staying devoted to my Note. (Tablet makers should be focusing on making 1080P tablets for 2012, in my opinion.) Speaking of pixels, the Note has an 8MP camera on the back and a 2MP camera on the front, so once again much better than any iPad/Android tablet camera, and on par with the cameras on any of the newer smartphones eg. iPhone 4S/Galaxy S2.
Also, if the 5.3-inch screen is too small for remote desktop or watching movies, say in a hotel room, the Note has HDMI-out via a MHL-HDMI adapter! (Samsung and other brands available on Amazon; Take a look on Youtube for NZtechfreak's excellent video reviews on HDMI-output and other amazing things you can do with the Galaxy Note!)
What would I improve about the Galaxy Note?
1. LED notifications; there are no flashing lights when a new push message is received, not cool man!
2. If it could have been just a bit smaller (around 4.9 inches), but not as small as the 4.65-inch Galaxy Nexus, which has a 1280 x 720 resolution (but only a 5MP camera by the way, and the home screen is still only 4 icons wide!).
In summary, the Samsung Galaxy Note is:
1. Better than any smartphone - matching camera/phone features but faster processor, more pixels/higher resolution = more home screen icons, and a longer battery life!
2. Better than any tablet - matching screen resolution and long battery life with any of the newer tablets, but has a better camera, and is still small enough to walk down the street with.
This is the best mobile device ever made!
I just want to add my two cents worth to the other reviewer's comments - and I understand many of you won't pay attention since I did not buy this from Amazon. One word sums up the Galaxy Note: Fabulous! Beautiful and very bright display and I love the pen input. Many things, including calendars, can be written on with the pen - it is very flexible in this regard. One point not mentioned above - it is enabled for GLONASS (Russian) GPS. I've taken it on two walks on the GPS accuracy and speed are great. It picks up location much faster than my other phones which I assume is due to the GLONASS GPS receiver. I do want to mention a couple of ankle-biters though: I've downloaded all of my Amazon games and I have to say Plants-vs-Zombies ran kinda slow. I tried rebooting it and playing it again - same story. So - I checked today and sure enough there was a 14+ mb update from Samsung which took the version to 2.3.6 (version when new was 2.3.5). Both games I checked ran just fine after the update. Second - it does go through battery fairly quickly when connected to wi-fi - but this is typical of Android phones. If you're short on data (I only get 200-mb per month on mine) then this could be an issue if you intend to use wi-fi a lot. Last but not least - I could not find any reasonably priced carrying cases for it. One was listed for sale here but was pretty pricey and would not ship until mid-December. So - I went to the local media store and found a Garmin pouch - intended to be used with 5-inch Garmin GPS's (ASIN: B00422KZQG). The fit is a little tight but it's perfect for $15 here on Amazon until a real case comes out. Anyways - the Galaxy Note really is the best thing since sliced bread - small enough to be with you all the time - yet large enough to serve as a fantastic tablet.
Added Comments on 26 NOV 11 I've had the Galaxy Note a few more days now and I wanted to update my comments. The update to 2.3.6 appears to have addressed the possible wi-fi battery usage issue I mentioned above. After a full charge, I have used the phone two days and two hours and the battery level was at 78% this morning. The past two days were light usage - but I did check e-mail using 3G both days and made a short call each day. So - if there was a wi-fi battery usage problem it has been resolved. And, I continue to be impressed by the beauty, color and high resolution of the display. This is a beautiful and highly functional phone/tablet that I highly recommend!
Added Comments on 16 DEC 11 The Galaxy Note continues to astound me! Just like another reviewer commented - this really is the best phone/tablet yet! Integration with Exchange e-mail (IMAP) is flawless. And, better yet, the e-mail client does the best job I have seen in handling e-mail with embedded photos. Screen caps are equally easy using the included pen - although the little button you have to hold down for screen caps is tricky to manipulate. And, this is the best device I have for battery life. With occasional use throughout each day - I have gotten as many as eight days of battery life I still think there is only one (minor) downside to the Note - the lack of a quality protective case.
Added comments on 31 DEC 11 I'm still thrilled with my Note and I cannot find anything to criticize. I continue to especially impressed with how it handle's email. I received a Gmail message with seven large photo attachments - the Note received it in a couple of seconds - and showed thumbnails within maybe five seconds. I use Apple Mail on my MacBook Air - and even after 24+ hours the little pinwheel is still spinning trying to pull in all of the attachments Despite all of it's good points, and based on a comment I just received, I would have to say that the Note (and any other device with less than a 7-inch display) is not the best device for hours and hours of web-surfing. A 5.3-inch display is just too small for that IMHO.
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