Samsung Note cell phone review. New York, Sept 5th 2011 by 1800mobiles editorial team.
For years, we have been asking manufacturers to combine emails and phones in one handy device. We would avoid carrying a phone and a laptop, and the RIM Blackberry was invented. Then we saw the advent of the iPhone and later on, the iPad. Besides the lack of flash, the iPhone was too small to browse the net and the iPad did not include phone service (with the exception of Skype. When the first Dell Streak Tablet came out, the first thing we asked the carriers was if the Streak was also a phone. To our surprise, the answer was no.
What manufacturers don't get is that we can handle a large phone, if it helps us avoid carrying a huge iPad or a laptop. However, we don't have enough pocket space for a tablet, a phone and a laptop. The main reason claimed by manufacturers is that a large tablet is not ergonomically correct for a phone call. That is until now. They likely got the memo about the invention of headsets and finally are starting to deliver large enough phones to be a table as well as offering regular wireless phone service. Frankly, we are now so used to only carry tablets to meetings (of course with a phone) that we wouldn't mind answering a call by corded or bluetooth headset from the tablet itself. Why only allow skype? Obviously if one could combine a large enough screen to better browse with a d=full fledged smartphones, we now have what Blackberries did for emails.
Samsung Note is one of the first of this kind sporting a 5.3 inches 1280×800 high-resolution Super AMOLED touchscreen with pen input. The stylus fits in the phone like a good old fashioned PDA; remember those? It is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread with TouchWiz phone and with such a display it can operate Android applications in split-screen mode. To us, this is the ultimate cell phone and a must buy for cellular first adopters. If the screen wasn't enough, the Samsung Note has it all: 2-megapixel user-facing camera for video chats dual-core; 1.4GHz processor; 8-megapixel main camera with autofocus, flash, and 1080p HD video capture. It is Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS enabled and it can be used as a wi-fi spot. It is a global phone running on quad-band GSM/EDGE and quad-band 850/900/1900/2100. It is also rumored to be LTE enabled.