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Samsung Galaxy Note Lightning Review: Wait, Who Ordered This?

February 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Great technologies are often met with the response “I never knew I wanted that!” So, uhm, here’s the Samsung Galaxy Note! It will only fit in raverpants, and its trademark feature is a stylus. One may wonder for its features whether they are magnanimous smartphones or tiny tablet?

Well, it looks like every other tablet, obviously a rectangle of glass. This is their cup of tea who have the love for scribbling with stylus and for media eaters. This is thin and that there is a stylus jammed into it. It feels a bit plasticky though – too bad that it is becoming Samsung’s specimen.

The UI trails, still the pen is a real kind of fun, it can also be said as a unique factor of using an outdated technology on a modern product. But the best of Samsung Galaxy Note is that its large, beautiful super AMOLED HD screen.

The Achilles’ Heels of Samsung Galaxy Note is that when the user tries to justify putting a pen in the phone, they need to nail a biddy. The stylus misses way too many touches. Stylus doesn’t work on capacitive home keys.

-Though the TouchWiz UI lags a bit, the Note performs pretty well once your app is launched.
-Despite the very large battery, I still had to charge up in the middle of the day—the gigantic screen and the LTE radio bled the phone dry.
-You want to have your finger on the S-Pen’s button so you can grab a screencap or to bring up S Memo, but if you accidentally press the button (and you will—it has a bit of a hair trigger) the stylus stops writing.
-The S-Pen’s is so short and thin that it’s actually hard to hold. It’s like trying to write with a bamboo skewer.
-Not being able to use the pen on the the capacitive buttons is extremely annoying.
-Camera takes excellent photos and video (as you can see in the gallery). Certainly on par with the Galaxy S II. BUT, the shutter is insanely slow. Like often more than a second between when you hit the button and when it takes the shot (even after focus was set).
-The pen is supposed to differentiate between hundreds of levels of pressure. I’d say there’s more like… 8. When you’re pressing very lightly it doesn’t sense the touch at all.
-Handwriting recognition was terrible.

The physical features of Samsung Galaxy Note are as follows:

Samsung Galaxy Note
• Network: AT&T
• OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
• CPU: 1.5-GHz Dual-core Snapdragon processor
• Screen: 5.3-inch 800 x 1280 pixel LCD
• RAM: 1GB
• Storage: 32GB + up to 32GB microSD
• Price: $300 w/ 2-year contract, $650 w/o

 

Source: gizmodo

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Samsung Galaxy Note launches on AT&T February 19th

February 5, 2012 Leave a comment

It is a happy news for those who covet when AT&T announced that Samsung’s gigantic Galaxy Note smartphone would make its way to America, your wait is nearly over. The wireless carrier announced on January 30, that the firm would unveil the device on Sunday, February 19th. The mobile will cost $299.99 with a two-year contract of extension. For the customers who are much more eager to buy the phone, they can pre-order the Galaxy Note. The pre-order starts today and get it delivered two days early. The Galaxy Note LTE will be in Carbon Blue and Ceramic White color choices.

The Galaxy Note has created quite a following since the original model was announced way back in October, at the IFA show in Berlin.The most spectacular feature of the mobile is its 5.3 inch 1280×800 Super AMOLED display, easily the largest and the most high-resolution screen than any other mobile being sold today. It is a credit that it packs a Wacom digitzer and old-school stylus (“S-Pen”) for pen based drawing and input. The mobile has several applications to take the advantage of the stylus, as well as the S-Pen SDK for developers who want their apps to integrate with the feature as well. The future of the S-Pen to make its way to other devices depends upon the whether the Galaxy Note is well-received.

The Galaxy Note uses a dual-core 1.4Ghz processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage space and an 8MP camera. These all features is powered by an admirably large 2500 Ah battery. The Note runs Samsung’s TouchWiz version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but an update to Ice Cream Sandwich is already in the works. The major difference between AT&T’s version of the Note and those already released overseas is the new radio, which will take advantage of the carrier’s LTE data network. Rumors of other US Galaxy Note variants, particularly the “Galaxy Journal” on Verizon, have yet to be confirmed.

Source: androidcommunity