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The Time for a change, in the way we look at smartphones, has come to India, funnily enough technology has started to come  to our shores than faster the time it takes to penetrate the Western Hemisphere.

The Samsung Galaxy Note is a device that is being targeted as a Hybrid device and trust us, its doing wonders for Samsung aswell. So why does the Samsung Galaxy Note spin a different note? We’ll tell you why!

Build Quality

The Galaxy Note is simply well built, with an awesome bezel  that looks like metal – feels like metal – is strong like metal, but is actually a plastic composite. The back cover is a larger version of the flimsy plastic we saw on the S2 Review, somehow it seems a bit more durable on the Note. The front of the Note features a gorilla glass-type reinforced display, which is a very tough, scratch and impact resistant glass. But, its not invincible and the glass is raised above the bezel, which makes it a point of worry for us considering the large size of the Note (5.3 Inch Display).

Hardware

In terms of specs, the Note is really top notch. check out the full list below.

Manufacturer Samsung
Phone Style

Touchscreen + Hybrid Pen Input

OS Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread + Touchwiz
Thickness 9.7 mm
Length 146.9mm
Width 83mm
Weight

178g

Built-in Memory 16/32GB, 1 GB RAM
Additional Memory Up to 32GB, 2 GB included
High-speed Data GPRS, HSDPA,Wi-Fi,
Connectivity Bluetooth, USB
Screen Size 5.3-inch screen Super-Amoled Display
Processor Dual-core 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor
Screen Colours 16M colors
Camera 8 megapixels + LED flash + HD Video 1080p

 
Radio Yes
Speaker Yes
Internet Yes
Browser HTML 
Games Yes
Battery Li-Ion 2500 mAh

 

 

Display, Camera and Multimedia

One of the most beautiful displays to cross our paths the Note has a gorgeous 5.3 inch Super AMOLED display which has a resolution of 1280x 800 px. The display replicates black on the screen and the depth of color actually shows on the screen. Pioneers in the AMOLED display industry, Samsung has really proved their point. Watch movies or play games, the end resultant is stunning Visuals. The MultiTouch capacitive display has 10 point input system, which makes for a brilliant touch experience. Fruit Ninja anyone?

The camera has an 8MP sensor that does wide angle imaging and a stunning video at full hd 1080p. The endless list of settings in the Note allow for users to really tweak their cameras before they go about snapping the world or themselves using the 2MP front camera.

Sound quality from the device is good, the speaker is loud enough and media is simply amazing considering the large AMOLED monster of a display. The movies playback really smooth and its actually an experience to watch on this device. Brilliance in all multimedia aspects, including the most unused feature of an FM radio.

Tablet-Phone and S PEN.

The device is not quite a tablet and is definitely much more than a simple phone, hence a hybrid title. The device has the most impressive form factor to deal with both aspects. Although it runs Android 2.3 GB, it going to be one of the first devices to get ICS by Samsung. The TouchWIz user interface cleans up the Note to a much deeper level than ever possible on Android. The custom editing and look of the device when you power it on is very clean and therefore is preferred by users.

From Editing documents , to making presentations, the Note has the screen real estate and the juice to do what the work demands. Combined with the realistic and lifelike S Pen the Note actually hands you a Magic Wand to play around with. We detailed the S Pen in a  video you will find in the links below, but to sum it up, you can crop, edit, scribble, write and draw, convert writing to text and even sign documents with the SPen, great job Samsung!

Phone Calling and Messaging

The Samsung Galaxy Note is a brilliant phone, considering it comes with a  loud earpiece and a very good quality mic. The network reception on the Note is also very solid. With no dropped calls and excellent network connections including HSPA and 3G , we were impressed with the network handling of the chipset within the Note. 

The screen is large enough to accommodate the largest of fingers, and with a 10 point input, its practically impossible to miss the keys while typing. The standard keyboard includes swype for the drag and type – types. The Samsung keyboard can also be replaced with a host of others available in the Android Marketplace for free as well as a minor premium.

Internet and Battery Life

We found the performance of the Galaxy Note great in all aspects especially the internet and data transfer access. The Note handles all apps in a wonderful fashion so allows the full use of the World wide web and its applications. The device is a great bit of joy to read your books on , or even get the latest news, get updates on your stock purchases all with the flick of your wrist.

Battery life was bit of a shocker initially, especially when we got really low run times with a massive 2500 mAh battery pack. The culprit was data usage, and the OS is not optimized in the best possible fashion to handle media. A few tweaks of the background data usage setting and we got the following usage life :

  2G Usage 3G Usage Wifi Usage
Calling 7 Hours 4.8 hours - NA-
Standby Time  3 Days 2 Days 7 Days
Internet 7 Hours 4 Hours 11 Hours
Gameplay Multiplayer 4 Hours 3.75 Hours 5 Hours

Conclusion

The Galaxy Note is an amazing device, the best possible device, but only if you plan to use it intensively the way its meant to handle the usage. The S-Pen adds functionality we only dreamt of on devices during the time of i-mate and O2 XDA phones. Its definitely a great device for a business user, also for a person looking to make a consolidated investment b/w phone and Tablet. The screen is beautiful the performance great and the experience difficult to replicate with any other device available today. The device is slim enough to fit a pocket, yet large enough to feel awkward when you hold it to your face.

We Rate the Note 4.75 /5.0

Price : Rs. 32500/-

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19 comments
diyareddy2000
diyareddy2000

when will the upgraded android version of galaxy is gonna release????

diyareddy2000
diyareddy2000

when will the upgraded android version of galaxy is gonna release????

sunilrajkg
sunilrajkg

HI,

 

How to turn off the "Refreshing SIM data" which occurs frequently in GT 7000. Its really annoying.

sunilrajkg
sunilrajkg

HI,   How to turn off the "Refreshing SIM data" which occurs frequently in GT 7000. Its really annoying.

Nishant
Nishant

when the upgraded version of android sanwich will come on note ? and if i buy the present model of note , then can i upgrade  it to latest version , ?

Nishant
Nishant

who is best option between note and htc one x

Lakshay Sharma
Lakshay Sharma

Guys there is a serious black clipping issue with Note..n its a common problem with every Note worldwide..u will see grey squares n circles on blacks n dark backgrounds while watching videos..I even approached samsung regarding this n they said that its a feature n not defect of Note..the black will have grey squares n spots..check your phones people it has this issue n lets bring samsung down...they have duped us..

Sharmanpreet44
Sharmanpreet44

 hey guys i buy a galaxy note i never seen a phone like note buy only note if you will buying smartphone around Rs.30,000

Gaurav410
Gaurav410

hi great review dude :) Is there a Samsung tablet (or any other company's tablet) other than The Galaxy Note in the market which can also be used as a smartphone?

Ehansmith712
Ehansmith712

does samsung galaxy note has nfc or not? When U were showing in depth review of galaxy note it showed the option nfc but when i am going to retail stores and using the galaxy note it does not shows nfc option or nfc connectivity.

Arunbhola7
Arunbhola7

will all games work on full screen in galaxy note ????????

Samerfernandes
Samerfernandes

cant u find better place to click picture of the device?? is it an water proof or dust proof phone to click it keep under mug??  make it royal guys

Sansash Sa
Sansash Sa

Hea guys galaxy note is simply superbbb......

zaheer
zaheer

Hi... i want's to buy this.... when it become low cost.....?

Paras Singhi
Paras Singhi

hey guys....I"m using this device & i think Its AWESOME !!!!!!

Gadiraju Devi prasad
Gadiraju Devi prasad

Ofcourse man.. i have galaxy note.. but dude you better wait.. i heard that galaxy note 2 is going to come to compete with iphone 5..