The Samsung Galaxy Note represents something of a hybrid between a smartphone and a tablet. This is sure to appeal to many who want the screen resolution, battery life and power of a tablet but also the portability of a smartphone.
In this article I will provide an overview of the key features of the Samsung Galaxy Note, and you can decide for yourself if this concept is right for you.
Arguably the most noticeable thing about this handset is its size. As mentioned. It represents something of a stepping stone from smartphone to tablet. It measures 146x 83x 9.7mm, meaning it comfortably houses a whopping 5.3 inch screen. The screen is one of the handset’s crowning features; along with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, it is one of very few newly released phones to outdo the iPhone 4 in terms of its pixel resolution. At 800x 1280, the resolution provides stunning image display quality which has to be seen to be believed. The screen can be operated by the standard touchscreen function, or with the included stylus pen, a nice feature which many will surely appreciate.
The Samsung Galaxy Note offers decent levels of storage, with 16 and 32 GB versions available. This means that all your files will fit comfortably in the phone, be they music tracks, videos, work files, photo or applications which have been downloaded from the Android Market. As if this wasn’t enough, a further 32 GB of storage can be attained by utilising the built in microSD card slot.
Those of you who regularly browse the internet will surely appreciate the data download speeds that the Samsung Galaxy Note is capable of. When a Wi-Fi signal is not accessible, the phone utilised the 3G coverage whereby an HSDPA connection can provide download speeds of up to 21 Mbps, which is currently the fastest achievable speed on a smartphone.
Of course, there is a built in digital camera on the Samsung Galaxy S2. The 8 megapixel unit perfect for everyday use; it is simple to use and produces good quality results. The camera comes with the all the features you would expect, ranging from an LED flash, autofocus, face & smile detection and geo-tagging.
With a spec list like this, a phone needs serious computing power under the hood. The dual-core 1.4 GHz chip is more than up to the job, and like several other aspects of the handset, is among the most powerful available.
The latest version of the Android operating system (v2.3) called Gingerbread is the OS of choice, although it is almost certain that the upcoming “Ice Cream Sandwich” update will be supported by the device.
There is much to like about the Samsung Galaxy Note; not only does it offer some of the most impressive features in several areas of its spec list, but provides an innovative and appealing introduction to a new platform which bridges the gap between smartphone and tablet.
Ideal for business users, it is also powerful enough to cater to the needs of even the most discerning multimedia user. If versatility is high on your list of priorities when choosing a new smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note comes highly recommended.