Recently announcing the sale of its five millionth unit, the Samsung Galaxy Note has proven to be one of the more popular Android smartphones for the manufacturer over the last couple of years. In this article I will take a closer look at a couple of the key features of this handset so you can get an idea of the user experience you can expect.
One of the first things you will notice about the Samsung Galaxy Note is its large dimensions. This is certainly one of the largest smartphones you are likely to encounter, with its measurements being a result of its 5.3 inch screen. Despite its large size, the Samsung Galaxy note remains surprisingly manageable, not being so large that it does not fit into a pocket, and can still comfortably be used with one or two hands. While it is a large phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note remains true to Samsung form with a very slim profile of just 9.7 millimetres and given its large size, it is also surprisingly light at just 178 g.
The crowning feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note is no doubt it’s touchscreen. At 5.3 inches, this really is a huge screen. You may be forgiven for thinking that the large size of the screen is detrimental to its display quality, however this could not be further from the truth. The pixel density is surprisingly high thanks to a resolution of 800x 1280, so users can still expect excellent display quality, especially in conjunction with its super AMOLED capacitive panel. This provides all the advantages found on previous Samsung smartphones like the popular Galaxy S2, and the new Galaxy S3. Users can therefore expect wide viewing angles and consistent brightness along with excellent colour rendering. Because the screen offers such good display quality and large dimensions, it lends itself to an array of different tasks. Naturally, the experience of watching a film or playing a game on the screen is superior to that of just about every other smartphone out there. Also, other types of user can benefit from the screen. For example, imagine how much easier it would be to edit a spreadsheet document on this phone compared to that of a handset with a screen that measures say 3.5 inches. This is especially true when you take into account that the Samsung Galaxy Note comes with its own stylus pen called an S-Pen which massively increases functionality of the device.
Clearly, the screen of the Samsung Galaxy Note is one of its most impressive features, however the rest of its spec list also delivers. With an 8 megapixel camera (with 1080p video capture), an upgrade to the latest version of the popular Android operating system and a powerful 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, it really ticks all the boxes. If you are looking for an alternative to the popular smartphone models which are currently dominating the market, or simply looking for a phone with a larger than average screen, the Samsung Galaxy Note would be my top recommendation.