Samsung Galaxy Note Review
Over the past year, cellphones have had a hard time differentiating themselves. With so many Android phones released this year, it is getting difficult to stand out from the pack. Some phones have offered additional processing power that was not really needed. Others have attempted to change the user interface, but those attempts have not been well received by consumers. As the marketplace gets increasingly competitive, Samsung is one company that is pushing the envelope when it comes to cellphone design. Their most recent effort, the Samsung Galaxy Note, is a shining example of a phone that will stand out from the rest.
The first thing you will notice upon seeing the Galaxy Note is the massive 5.3-inch display. It uses HD Super AMOLED technology. Despite being so large, there are no compromises when it comes to quality. The screen is bright, vivid and responsive. With a display of this size, the Galaxy Note is surprisingly easy to hold and can even fit in your pants pocket.
This being the first phone to offer this large screen, offers a number of benefits. With tablets becoming more popular, this is a true convergence device. With this phone, you do not feel the need to have to carry two devices. When you purchase the Note, you won’t have spend additional funds on a tablet. Additionally, it is perfect for business travelers who want to travel light, but not compromise on having a true mobile office on the go.
Samsung also delivers a new accessory in the form of the S Pen, which comes with every device. Integrated with the on board software, users can easily draw their creations with laser point accuracy. You can easily take notes, highlight something on a website and more. This is a perfect example of modern technology merging with the convenience of using a pen. The screen is extremely responsive to the S Pen making it a joy to use.
As for software, the Samsung Galaxy Note comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The company promises an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the coming months, which will also be a free update. All phones from this manufacturer comes with a unique user interface overlay called TouchWhiz. These are various improvements over stock Android and very welcome changes.
The hardware itself is a polycarbonate plastic. If you purchase the Galaxy Note in the US, AT&T is the exclusive carrier. This is expected to change in the coming months. This particular model comes in a Carbon Blue. Those of you outside of the US can purchase the international model which comes in a beautiful ceramic white. Other carriers including Sprint, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile are expected to carry this phone by the third quarter of 2012.
Last year became a year where phones releases started to blend into each other. Even companies are changing their release strategies in 2012, announcing their intent to release less models. Thankfully, the focus is on creating less models, but phones that really push the bar. The Samsung Galaxy Note is stunning example of how this strategy is working and consumers will certainly benefit. (Source Ezine Articles)