I’ve written before about the newly-launched Samsung Galaxy Note and how you’d want it if you want something bigger than a smartphone and performs as well as a tablet. The size was something that baffled me, but when I saw it in the flesh a week or so ago, I was surprised that the Note wasn’t as cumbersome as I expected. Size-wise, it can compete with the Galaxy S2 in terms of portability. Here’s the two of them together when placed side by side:
For those of you who are curious (like me!), here’s a quick rundown of the comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note and Samsung Galaxy S2:
1. Samsung Galaxy Note has a more powerful dual core 1.4 Ghz ARM Cortex A9 processor
whereas S2 has 1.2 Ghz ARM Cortex A9 processor
2. Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display of the Note is 5.3 inches while the S2 is 4.3 inches
3. The Note weighs at 178 grams with a thickness of .38 inches and dimensions of 5.78 x 3.26 (height + width). The Galaxy S2 is 116 grams, .33 inches thick and has H+W of 4.9 inches x 2.6 inches
They’re the same in terms of having Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, camera resolution of 8 mp, 1GB RAM and the usual features like wi-fi capability.
Still, I would think techie users would want to buy the Galaxy Note if 1)they’re planning to upgrade their present smartphone and 2) covet the Note’s features which they can’t find anywhere else. The Samsung Galaxy Note possesses the latest in pen-input technology called the S Pen which accurately digitizes sketches, artworks and handwritten texts. And with the S Memo, there’s no more looking for paper and ballpen when you need to put down your thoughts and ideas!
This artist at the Samsung launch event was able to draw me and I liked the result. I loved the fact that this phone won’t just let you play those Angry Bird games, it will actually let you while away the time with creative pursuits like drawing and doodling. Who knows if you can create the next Hello Kitty character that will change the world just by using this phone? 🙂
The Samsung Galaxy Note approximately retails for P35,990 and will soon be offered by Smart with a special Christmas offer. Watch out for it! 🙂