The Samsung Galaxy Note really is different, but not necessarily in a bad way (for some people that is!). We’ve all heard of 3.5” smartphones, but have you ever heard about a 5.3” smartphone? No, we didn’t make a typing mistake there! The Samsung Galaxy Note actually has a 5.3” screen, and not just any screen either. It has a HD Super AMOLED screen, easily one of the best screens that have ever been used for any smartphone so far. Some people would rather call it a tablet since it’s so big, but we’ll call it a smartphone for now!
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Obviously the first thing that most people will notice on this phone is that the screen is massive in comparison to all other mobile phones, but you’ll also notice that it’s very, very fast! It has a 1.4GHz dual core processor which we’ve never come across in any smartphone in a long time as well as having a huge 1GB of RAM. Some people have netbooks or even laptops that don’t have this much RAM! It really makes you realise how quickly smartphones are improving, soon it could be the norm to have a smartphone with a couple of gigabytes RAM! We think that it’d be nearly impossible to make the Samsung Galaxy Note freeze due to using too many applications and so on which is a huge bonus if you don’t want to be worrying about closing apps every so often. What’s even more impressive about the Galaxy Note is just because it’s a really big phone compared to others, has a great processor and has a huge amount of RAM it’s still one of the thinnest smartphones available. It’s not even 10mm thick, although it’s a bit on the heavy side at around 180g but what can you expect with a 5.3” screen?
The Samsung Galaxy Note comes with 16GB inbuilt storage which would be more than enough for the majority of people but if you think that 16GB wouldn’t be enough you have the choice to buy a Micro SD card which can be up to 32GB. Even though the camera is capable of taking 8MP pictures and recording HD videos at 30 frames per second you could still fit a decent amount of photos and videos on your Samsung Galaxy Note without leaving yourself with not enough space for all of your favourite songs and so on.
At the moment the Samsung Galaxy Note is running from Android’s Gingerbread operating system but this will soon be upgraded at some point in this year when Ice Cream Sandwich comes out which is expected to be available to the public within the first three months of 2012. Just like any other Android smartphone, you’ve got a huge selection of apps from the Android market as well as some apps that have never been seen before on any other Android mobile phone! The stylus (or the S pen as it’s called) might come in handy for some of the apps so make sure you’ve always got it with you, which is easy since it fits in to the phone.
Overall we think that the Samsung Galaxy Note is one of the best smartphones that is out right now but it’ll obviously not appeal to some people since the screen is bigger than most (or all) other phones. If you’ve got a tablet and a smartphone maybe you should consider getting the Galaxy note since it seems as if this is a mix between the two? Although some people think that you couldn’t use this as just a smartphone since it takes up too much room for your pocket and so on, we disagree. Some people would love the bigger touchscreen for their own reasons, whether you like playing games all the time, find other smartphones too hard to read text messages from and so on. We think that Samsung has done a great job once again on the Samsung Galaxy Note.
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