Review: Samsung Galaxy Note

We’ve all heard the noise about the Samsung Galaxy Note – slated as a “new type of smartphone” and supposedly providing the “best multi-input experience on the go”. But talk is cheap (unlike the Galaxy Note itself), so we checked out what the reviewers at TechCentral had to say:

Samsung appear to be strong proponents of the ‘gap argument’ – i.e. that consumers need something to fill the gap between the smarphone and the tablet. The Note is meant to do just that and what you’re presented with is an anomaly – with the most glaring oddity being the huge 5.3 inch screen.

The stylus (or S Pen) is the next stand-out thing about the Note – it is supposed to provide “the most advanced pen input technology featuring an array of functions including pressure sensitivity, preciseness, speed and more”, but according to the TechCentral guys, there is some degree of lag between moving the stylus and the input registering on the display.

On the performance side, the Galaxy Note’s dual-core 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and 1GB of RAM simply gives it wings. It also has all of the connectivity support and common smartphone features you’d expect from a high end device. The Note runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface overlay.

There are few downsides too – including annoying additions to the TouchWiz interface, poor battery life and the risk of social embarrassment…

Click here to read the full review and get TechCentral’s verdict on the Samsung Galaxy Note.

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