The deeply-impressive Samsung Galaxy Note has followed in the footsteps of the white iPhone 4S and has taken the pearly hue on board, and it’s certainly the better for it. The stunning smartphone/tablet hybrid is one of the most technologically-advanced devices on the market today, and now has a funky colour that makes it all the more appealing.
The enormous 5.3″ Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen is yet to be beaten by any other manufacturer out there. In fact, Apple is rumoured to want to fit the same type of technology in the latest iPhone that is due out later this year! That’s how good the AMOLED screen is, if the mobile phone giants want to borrow their competitor’s technology. It allows a crystal-clear viewing area that has millions of colours all bursting with life. This means that you can watch full HD movies on your phone and enjoy it as much as you would a high-end HDTV!
As the screen is so huge, you would be forgiven in thinking that your poor fingertips would wear out skirting around the large surface area and that’s why Samsung has added the S-Pen, which has 250+ pressure sensors so you can write with varying thicknesses of lines. It’s also fabulous for playing on the most popular game out right now, Draw Something!
The 1.4GHz processor is one of the most powerful on the market and as it is dual core it means you can perform a myriad of tasks at the same time without worrying about the screen freezing and stuttering. It needs to be quick to relay all of those pixels, colours and be able to keep up with your scribbling with the S-Pen. It runs on the Gingerbread operating system but upgrades are available to the Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 OS that has taken Android phones up yet another level compared to lesser systems. This speed and clarity coupled with an easy to use interface that can be personalised is so impressive that you will wonder why you ever chose a different smartphone in the past.
The rear camera is the typical 8-megapixel unit that we see on other high-end Galaxy models and is perfect for capturing snaps while you’re on the move. It has the ability to create panoramic shots as well as low light situations the LED flash comes into play, which is really fantastic. There is a front-facing camera, which is perfect for video calls using FaceTime and GTalk, and you can record full 1080p HD videos with the rear one too. Coupled with the Super AMOLED Plus screen, you will rarely find a digital camera that can better it.
Connectivity is handled by Bluetooth and USB 2.0, and there is also 32GB of storage for your files. You can listen to your music with a 3.5mm headphone jack and there is even an RDS-enabled FM radio so you can stream radio stations directly through your phone.