Samsung Galaxy Note 16GB

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Samsung Galaxy Note 16GB

A new type of smartphone, borne of insight and innovation. It is the ultimate on-the-go device which consolidates core benefits of diverse mobile devi...

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Review of "Samsung Galaxy Note 16GB"

published 27/01/2012 | mozzie76
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Pro A phone and a tablet
Cons Expensive
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"Samsung have broken the mould with this device"

One of my presents from my wife, at Christmas, was the Samsung Galaxy Note also known as the GT-N7000. As my wife bought this for me, I don’t know the exact price of it, but it retails for about £500-600. It can be found on amazon for £519.99 at the moment if you are after a good deal. This phone is marked by Samsung as a hybrid of a phone and tablet, benefiting from the best qualities of each, utilizing a touch sensitive screen.


Technical Details

I’m not knowledgeable when it comes to the technical details, so most of these terms mean nothing to me, but may be useful to you. This phone is supposed to be ultra-portable with a brilliant Super AMOLED display which means that it has a large screen for viewing content. The screen is best described as between a smartphone and tablet size. The dimensions are as follows, (WxDxH) 83 mm x 10 mm x 147 mm. It features a fast 1.4GHz Dual Core processor which should make for speedy processing of data. The weight of this device is 178g, so it is not too heavy to carry around in your pocket or handbag. The operating system google android 2.3.

Memory

The user memory 16 GB which I have barely used and it supports flash memory cards up to 32 GB.

Camera

The camera is sensor resolution 8 megapixel with still image resolutions 3264 x 2448 and adjustable automatic focus. You also have a timer and time delay if you want to be included in your photos. The video recorder camera has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and can accommodate formats such as JPEG. A nice feature is being able to customize photos and videos using the advanced S Pen allowing you to scribble in personalized notes and drawings on your photos.

Messaging

When it comes to sending messages, the device allows you to send normal text messages, keeping a record of individual conversations, which is one thing that I really like. As with most smartphones, you have the keyboard which appears on screen to allow you to type your message. Emoticons are also available to use to help liven up your messages. I find myself using the emoticons all the time for my messages. You have the added benefit of using google talk which is linked to your googlemail email address to chat to other users. This is similar to the way yahoo chat works online.

Planning Tools

The S Planner is smart & intuitive scheduler where you can manage complicated schedules in an easy and intuitive way. There S Memo allows you to record and sketch down ideas as notes or voice recordings which is great for creative people.

Maps

If you get lost easily, the GPS maps on this device allow you navigate your way to your chosen destination. You can also download a Tom Tom application which takes advantage of the GPS as well.

Battery Life/Talk Time

The battery is bigger than those found in normal phones and is a 2500mAh battery which is apparently a strong battery which helps prolong your experience on the Galaxy Note. The talk time is about 600 min and the standby time is about 550 hrs.

Internet

The internet connection is great and you can open multiple windows which are easily accessible compared to older android phones. Your previous pages are also stored in the internet listings, which is helpful.

All the other stuff not listed above

The device comes with Bluetooth, a micro-USB, a headset jack for the radio on the device, calculator, calendar, stopwatch, alarm clock, speaker phone, a stylus pen, pull down screen to activate silent mode, GPS, internet etc.

I absolutely love the Samsung Galaxy Note and I’m still trying to get used to all the functions. It is a device that is smart in every way with great features to entertain, help and amuse you to your heart’s content. It may be a bit pricey if you buy this phone without a contract, but it is advanced enough to entertain you for years.

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Comments on this review

  • Stargirl101 published 24/04/2012
    I want this phone so bad!
  • rikogida published 11/03/2012
    Thanks for that, i think i have found my next phone :)
  • Coloneljohn published 10/02/2012
    Well reviewed. John
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Product Information : Samsung Galaxy Note 16GB

Manufacturer's product description

A new type of smartphone, borne of insight and innovation. It is the ultimate on-the-go device which consolidates core benefits of diverse mobile devices while maintaining smartphone portability. It empowers you with everything you can ever desire so that you can simply, feel free. It is truly smart.

Product Details

Long Name: Galaxy Note

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Classic

Cellular / Technology: GPRS; EDGE; UMTS; HSDPA

Cellular / Band: Quad Band

Cellular / Integrated Components: Digital camera; FM radio; MP3 player; GPS receiver

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 8

Display Type: Super AMOLED

Weight: 178, 178 g

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

OS Provided / Type: Android OS 2.3

Display / Diagonal Size: 5.3000048828125

Communications / Wireless Interface: Wifi; Bluetooth

Manufacturer: Samsung

Cellular / Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Cellular / Operating System: Android

EAN: 8806071819129; 8806071784465

Talk Time: Up to 600 minutes, Up to 1570 minutes, Up to 1560 minutes

Operating System: Google Android 2.3

User Interface: Samsung TouchWiz, Samsung TouchWiz 4.0

Instant Messaging Services: Google Talk

Standby Time: Up to 550 hours, Up to 960 hours

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Yes

Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen (multi-touch)

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 8 Megapixel

Dimensions (WxDxH): 83 mm x 10 mm x 147 mm, 82.95 mm x 9.65 mm x 146.85 mm

Mobile Services: Video Call, Google Play, YouTube, Samsung Apps, Google Search, Gmail, Google Search by Voice, Google Calendar, Google Latitude, Samsung ChatON, Samsung Social Hub, Samsung Readers Hub, Samsung Music Hub

Smartphone Memory: 16 GB

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G, 4G

Product Type: Android Phone

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Form Factor: Touch

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Service Provider: Not specified

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, FLAC, OGG, M4A , MKV, VC-1, FLV, AVI, XviD, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, 3GP, H.264, H.263

Supported Memory Card: microSDHC - up to 32 GB

Display: OLED display - colour - 5.3" - HD Super AMOLED, OLED display - colour - 5.29" - HD Super AMOLED

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, FM radio, digital player, GPS receiver, GLONASS receiver, voice recorder

SAR Value: 0.26 W/kg, 0.21 W/kg, 0.39 W/kg, 0.62 W/kg (body) / 0.21 W/kg (head)

Colour: Ceramic white, Carbon blue, Black

General

SAR Value: 0.26 W/kg, 0.21 W/kg, 0.39 W/kg, 0.62 W/kg (body) / 0.21 W/kg (head)

Weight: 178 g

Height: 147 mm, 146.85 mm

Depth: 10 mm, 9.65 mm

Width: 83 mm, 82.95 mm

Form Factor: Touch

MPN: GT-N7000ZBAITV, GT-N7000RWAXEU, GT-N7000 GALAXY NOTE 16GB, GT-N7000, GT-N7000ZBAXEU, GT-N7000ZBADBT, GT-N7000ZBA, GT-N7000ZBANEE, GT-N7000ZBAVDI, GT-N7000RWADBT, GT-N7000RWAXEF, GT-N7000ZBAXEN, GT-N7000ZBAXEF, GT-N7000ZBALUX, GT-N7000RWAXEN, GT-N7000ZBAXFA, GALAXY NOTE_Fotovista

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, FM radio, digital player, GPS receiver, GLONASS receiver, voice recorder

Product Type: Android Phone

Body Colour: Ceramic white, Carbon blue, Black

Cellular

Input Device(s): Multi-touch, Multi-touch , capacitive

Installed Games: Sudoku

Application Software: ActiveSync, Google Places, Polaris Office, S Planer, S Memo

User Interface: Samsung TouchWiz, Samsung TouchWiz 4.0

Operating System: Google Android 2.3

Service Provider: Not specified

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G, 4G

Handwriting Recognition: Yes

Software Platforms Supported: Java

Messaging & Internet

Mobile Services: Video Call, Google Play, YouTube, Samsung Apps, Google Search, Gmail, Google Search by Voice, Google Calendar, Google Latitude, Samsung ChatON, Samsung Social Hub, Samsung Readers Hub, Samsung Music Hub

Instant Messaging Services: Google Talk

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Messaging & Data Features: PDF support, Microsoft Word support, Microsoft Excel support, Microsoft PowerPoint support, RSS feeds, Adobe Flash support

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Yes

Supported Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP4, SMTP

Communications

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth 3.0, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+

Bluetooth Profiles: Hands Free Profile (HFP), Headset Profile (HSP), Object Push Profile (OPP), Serial Port Profile (SPP), Generic Access Profile (GAP), Service Discovery Application Profile (SDAP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Human Interface Device Profile (HID), SIM Access Profile (SAP), Phonebook Access Profile (PBAP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Secure Simple Pairing (SSP)

Organiser

Personal Information Management: Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, countdown timer, stopwatch, alarm clock

Processor

Clock Speed: 1.4 GHz

Type: ARM Cortex-A9, Samsung Exynos 4210

Processor Core Qty: Dual-core

Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards: microSDHC - up to 32 GB

User Memory: 16 GB

RAM: 1 GB

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 8 Megapixel

Features: Smile shutter, Multi-shots, video recording, Geo-tagging

Video Recorder Resolutions: 1920 x 1080 (1080p)

Camera Light Source: LED light

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia, Cartoon

Self Timer Delay: Yes

Digital Zoom: 4

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Still Image Resolutions: 3264 x 2448

White Balance: Automatic, presets

Still Image Formats: JPEG

Display

Features: Wallpaper

Colour Depth: 16.7 million colours

Display Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels

Diagonal Size: 5.3", 5.29"

Technology: HD Super AMOLED

Type: OLED display - colour

Multi-language Menu: Yes

Connections

Connector Type: MHL (Micro-USB) - 5 pin Micro-USB Type B ¦ Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm

Battery

Run Time Details: Talk - up to 600 min ¦ Standby - up to 550 hrs

Capacity: 2500 mAh

Technology: Lithium Ion

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Power adapter, Stylus, headset, USB cable, power adapter, Data cable, headset, power adapter, Stylus, power adapter

Compliant Standards: RoHS

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature: 50 °C

Min Operating Temperature: -20 °C

Phone Features

Additional Features: Intelligent Typing (T9), picture editor, world clock, Radio Data Service (RDS), DLNA Certified, Text-to-Speech (text recognition), video editor, multitasking, widgets support, intelligent typing (SWYPE), Wi-Fi direct, Samsung AllShare, sharing media via DLNA, S Pen multi-input, Screen capture

Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, digital compass, barometer

Ring Tone Formats: MP3

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, voice control, call timer, conference call, flight mode, vibrating alert

Polyphonic Ring Tone Voice Qty: 32

Media Player

Supported Digital Video Standards: MKV, VC-1, FLV, AVI, XviD, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, 3GP, H.264, H.263

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, FLAC, OGG, M4A

Navigation System

Navigation Software & Services: Google Maps, Google Maps Navigation

Navigation: A-GPS/GLONASS receiver

Graphics System

Graphics Accelerator: Mali 400

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