Samsung Galaxy Note : 2 in 1

Since the very creation of the famous iPad , tablets have been a great fascination to many. This fascination has indeed been developed into a want, and in some...

Since the very creation of the famous iPad , tablets have been a great fascination to many. This fascination has indeed been developed into a want, and in some cases a need. The longer lasting juice and the extra large screen makes it a pleasure to swipe across.But the only problem is the portability and of course , the need for two devices – A smartphone and a tablet. Samsung has deleted both these problems from the equation and has released the Samsung Galaxy Note. A phone, a table and a notepad.

The Samsung Galaxy Note aims to squeeze the high-res screen and battery longevity of a tablet into a package that is still pocketable. And it does – but success is by no means guaranteed. I mean , yeah all this does sound good but the actually it feels more like an enlarged phone than a tablet. Would anyof you choose those advantages over compressing your tablet from 10″ or 7″ to a 5.3″? But there’s no reason to go into this with a skeptical attitude. Just look at that specs sheet!

Samsung Galaxy Note Key features

  • 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • 5.3″ 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of WXGA resolution (800 x 1280 pixels)
  • Android OS v2.3.5 with TouchWiz 4 launcher
  • 1.4 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU, Mali-400MP GPU, Exynos chipset, 1GB of RAM
  • Pre-bundled with the S Pen active stylus
  • 8 MP wide-angle autofocus camera with LED flash, face, smile and blink detection
  • Video recording of up to 1080p@30fps
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g and n support; Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 16/32GB internal storage, microSD slot
  • Accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensor
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Charging MHL microUSB port with USB host and TV-out (1080p through optional adapter) support
  • Great audio quality
  • 9.7 mm slim and weighs a reasonable 178g
  • 2MP secondary video-call camera
  • Full Flash support and GPU-acceleration for the web browser permit 1080p flash video playback
  • NFC support (optional)
  • Document editor
  • Extremely rich audio and video format support
  • 2500 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Note Cons

  • The Samsung Galaxy Note Won’t fit comfortably in every pocket
  • Much harder for one-handed use than a regular smartphone
  • The “Samsung” All-plastic body
  • No dedicated camera key
  • HD screen uses PenTile matrix lowering perceived resolution
  • Non-hot-swappable microSD card
  • Sub-par loudspeaker volume

So there you have it.. The Samsung Galaxy Note on the physical balance weighing the pros and Cons. Though the Pros seem more in number, the magnitude of the cons are pretty high. I mean not being able to fit it your jeans, just defeats the whole purpose of portability and also its high time Samsung moved on from its all plastic body.The Samsung S pen is a nice addition by Samsung but is all that enough. I personally feel Samsung can do far better.

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