Recently Samsung Launched Galaxy Note in India. We got the smartphone on hands. The android phone is smart and fast enough to be the king, but we are NOT going to leave it without full testing. Here goes the detailed review, benchmark, etc.
Samsung Galaxy Note Introduction:
Galaxy S2 went to gym and got itself lean and mean. Now it’s called Galaxy Note. The phone has got awesome hardware configuration which runs Android Gingerbread 2.3.5. Samsung represents it as a choice between a phone and tablet and that’s true too. The device is not so bulky as a tablet and not as small as a phone. So if you are a tablet lover, but can’t find suitable pocket for it then this device is for you.
The device has got powerful 1.4GHz processor running on 2500mAh battery? Quite big numbers, huh? The phone comes with Super AMOLED Plus Display 5.3″ screen, which is 1″ bigger than Galaxy S2. The resolution is fairly higher compared to Galaxy S2. 1280×800 pixels WXGA resolution lets you have the experience richer, sharper.
The phone has 8 MP camera which has inbuilt shooting modes like smile shot, panorama, etc. Picture quality is very good, it can beat a dedicated digital camera. It has got 2 MP front camera for video calling, alternatively can be used for self shots.
In addition to the features from Galaxy S2, the phone also includes a capacitive stylus which can perform many actions on the phone.
We performed benchmark test on Galaxy Note using two standard benchmark applications available in android market. The results are outstanding.
We got 3346 score, which is more than double of other all device scores. Further testing using AnTuTu benchmark we got 6176 score, standing above all the smart phones.
As the phone is having 5.3″ screen we get QWERTY keyboard with large buttons and good spacing. You can use keyboard in two modes: Landscape and Portrait. By default, the system includes Samsung & Swype keyboard. Though, many additional keyboards are available in android market.
As its Samsung Galaxy Note you have got stylus as an input which can be used to write a memo.
Moreover, you can take a screenshot using pen and edit them instantly.
S Memo, Calendar and other in-built applications:
S-Memo is the one of the best newly introduced feature in Galaxy Series. You can create new To do, Event, Reminders even paintings using S pen.
You get around 24 lines screen length practically which is useful to estimate screen size for those who are thinking to buy it.
You can manage your events, To do, etc. using in-built calendar and pen.
Web Browsing, Internet & Data Speed:
Web browsing speed is the same as Galaxy S2, but advantage you get here is less scrolling. The phone supports 4G data networks. Stroke browser is nice to use, but if you are a Firefox fan, you can get that too from android market.
We connected Galaxy Note on Galaxy S2 Wi-Fi Hotspot and performed speed test. Galaxy S2 was using 3G data network.
Music quality is pretty good. Speaker is loud enough. Stroke music player does the job very well though you can have VLC player, real player from android market. Box headphones are awesome. It has got 5.1 surround which gives you rich music experience even in noisy environments.
High screen resolution, Super AMOLED Plus display, 5.3″ screen all together makes gaming experience richer most. The graphics processor and cortex processor makes the device capable to run any game available on the android market. 3D graphics performance is good enough.
Screenshots from game Air Attack HD, one of the best game to be played on the device using motion sensors.
Samsung Galaxy Note Price in India:
MRP printed on box is 34,500 Rs. but you can get discounted price on web stores and grab the device in as low as 32,000 Rs.
Display: 5/5 [Reason: Super AMOLED Plus 5.3"]
Battery: 5/5 [Reason: 2500 mAh Battery]
Performance: 4.5/5 [Reason: 1.4 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM]
Usability: 5/5 [Reason: Android]
Value for money: 4/5 [Reason: Android with Super processor, camera could be given high megapixels as Nokia N8]