Aah, the Samsung Galaxy Note. Unless you have been living in the proverbial cave for the last few weeks, you will have seen this little beauty grace a million TV advertising spots, a ton of web page space, and plenty of advertisements on YouTube, as well as a zillion other outlets. Okay, a little bit of hyperbole there, but this little gadget is seriously exciting. For the first time ever, it seems that a company has cracked the hellish dilemma of making a device that will readily appeal to both smartphone users and tablet owners. This thing, apparently, is very much both.
Super AMOLED Plus Display
The first thing you are looking at with the Samsung Galaxy Note is a display to die for. This is sharp and glossy, and full of color. The full Super AMOLED Plus display pretty much makes the world a better place. If you’ve never seen anything like this before, get yourself down to a shop now, and witness the best looking smartphone display in (and tablet) history. But the thing is very, very big at 5.3 inches.
The Samsung Galaxy Note: Does size matter?
Not a problem? Well, we don’t think the size is that much of an issue, but it is a lot bigger than your average smartphone. The Galaxy Note is marketed as the next step forward, a perfect hybrid between a smartphone and a tablet. If that is the case, we think Samsung need to realize that smartphones just should not be this big! But we are perhaps being a little cruel here. To pull off any kind of hybrid of this nature, something has to give. And you most definitely are not looking at a regular tablet size device.
Samsung Galaxy Note Official Advert
Advanced 8 Mega-Pixel CameraThe camera on this device is pretty much the one that you get on the S2 at 8 Mega-Pixels. This is no bad thing because the S2 takes great pictures. The Note doesn’t disappoint in that regard either. There are plenty of settings available for you to play with and it all looks to be very much in control of the camera thing. Then you realize that actually taking a picture can be fiddly beyond belief. The size of this tablet come smartphone makes it difficult to just point and click. You do get there, but you may find that it is not a camera that your friends want to use, just because it feels so awkward.
If you want one of these beauties, and we really cannot see why you wouldn’t, then there is only one tiny bitter pill to swallow. The Samsung Galaxy Note does not come automatically fitted with Ice Cream Sandwich. The update is due later in the year, but it is making some people mighty cross, especially when they see their friends with humble smartphones walking around with the newest Android OS whizzing and flashing away in front of them. This is not the end of the world, but we are definitely in the camp that is a little miffed.
The Samsung Galaxy Note is lovely, and it looks superb. It feels just a little more like a tablet than a smartphone, and it is still without Ice Cream Sandwich. Oh well..
If you are looking to get your hands on one of these huge beauties but don’t know the price on contract or pay as you go, the good news is we’ve done the hard work for you. The Samsung Galaxy Note is available on contract from FREE! on Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone and most other networks Galaxy Note Prices.
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