Although Samsung positioned the Galaxy Note GT-N7000 as a smartphone, but still quite large in size and far exceeds the phones in general and was in the middle between the tablet and smartphone. Galaxy Note according to Samsung is a new type of smartphone. Combining 5.3-inch Super AMOLED HD screen and Android 2.3 Gingerbread with S Pen interface powered by a 1.4 GHz dual core processor and 2500 mAh battery, has a 8MP and 2MP camera combined with 3.5G connectivity, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth. Could Galaxy Note plugging a new benchmark for Android smartphones?
Sales package :
* Charger + Cable Data
* Headset in ear type
* Warranty Card
* User Manual
Design and body
Regardless of the jumbo size, when viewed from the front, Galaxy Note looks like Samsung Galaxy S first. The sides was the same with Samsung Galaxy S, made of dark blue list. Meanwhile, the rear casing is serrated rubber existing in almost all Samsung smartphones are released after the Galaxy Ace. Ridged material has several advantages such as non-skid and anti-sweat. S-Pen which is a special stylus Galaxy note placed on the left in the back of the Galaxy Note, with a similar placement of the PDA-PDA output in early 2000. S-Pen can not be used for other capacitive screen phones. Rear cover of the battery cover can be removed, but to insert the SIM card and Micro SD you must open the battery first. Unfortunately there is no HDMI port on the Galaxy Note.
For the big size of the phone, it would be problematic when you hold the note with one hand, for example when you hold with your right hand, when you try to touch the far left of the screen then for you have a long thumb will be difficult though because it will get stuck between the base of the thumb and the display the right. Especially if you intend to reach the upper end of the opposite. If the pocket of your pants pocket narrow then it will taste very narrow when you sit down. Galaxy Note will maximal if using 2 hands, what may make due to the large screen in the use of sacrificing practicality. Although large, it turns out Galaxy Note quite thin, only 9.7 mm, 0.2 mm thinner than the Samsung Galaxy S i9000. Weighing is light, only 178 grams if compared to the Dell Streak 5-inch that have weight 220 grams.
The screen is one of the main advantages of the Samsung Galaxy Note. Specs among others, the Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels that meet the wide 5.3-inch diagonal, making the pixel density of 284.8 pixels per inch, far more dense than the Galaxy S II is 217 ppi and Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 is 215.63 ppi. Although still using PenTile matrix, where 1 pixel contains only 2 subpixels, so it will look less sharp than the usual RGB type, but the magnitude of the resolution on the Galaxy note make this does not interfere compare with PenTile Matrix on Super AMOLED screen Galaxy S first pixel density of only 233,24 pixels per inch.
For about the beauty and contrast of screen color AMOLED type was difficult compared to any type of screen. Mainly a matter of contrast, with the color black is really black, in the dark if you play a video that is not fullscreen then the boundary between the screen with phone body visible. Very high color levels and nice views, though not natural, but the beauty of color as if capable of bewitching anyone who saw it. Although the Galaxy Note screen looks cool with the bluish characteristic and not dazzling brightness even at the highest level, but when used in the hot sun screen is still clearly visible. Galaxy Note screen has several modes such as Dynamic, Standard and Movie, Movie mode where the screen that had bluish shades become of yellow characteristic are perfect for watching movies.
Galaxy Note interface is TouchWiz UI and a style of application icons that are similar to Gingerbread phones, Samsung confirmed that this is a phone, not a tablet. Lockscreen just a little different. Due to a bigger screen and sharper, the application icon is displayed either in the main menu and homescreen icons more than 5x5 compared 4x4 icons on the Galaxy SII. The icon remains at the bottom of the screen and become 5 pieces compared 4 item on the Samsung Galaxy S II. Homescreen consists of 5 pages and you can add widgets, folders, Shortcuts and wallpaper.Screen shot you can do by holding the Home button and power.
The main menu with the TouchWiz typical horizontal arrangement is divided into several pages. You can edit the order manually and add the pages and folders. Additionally you can see the main menu in the format of the List View. Typical notification bar TouchWiz UI, with 5 access shortcuts faithful in every Samsung Android phone, for WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Silent Mode, and auto rotation. Screenshot you can do by holding the Home button and power. In general, the use of the Galaxy Notes interface is fairly easy and friendly, especially if you previously used the Galaxy series phones.
For text input method there are two types namely the Samsung Keypad and Swype. At Samsung Input methods, you can switch to handwriting recognition by touching icons on the right. Handwriting can be done either by hand or S Pen is available in this Galaxy Note, evoking memories of the heyday of the PDA with its handwriting recognition. In addition QWERTY keyboard, there is a 3x4 mode aka ABC keypad mode for you who have difficulty typing on this phone. Even so the QWERTY keyboard in portrait position alone is sufficient width and fit to do typing. Another feature available is the Predictive text, sweeping keypad, auto capitalization and others. For handwriting recognition there are some settings such as type recognition, pen thickness, color and others.
In the menu there is a group and favorite contacts for easy grouping your colleague. Like other Android phones, contact can you synchronize with GMail account, Facebook, Twitter. From contacts you can see the profile picture, updates the status of the concerned, email addresses, and other information that he shared on your Facebook / Twitter. For new contacts, some additional fields that can be selected is the ringtone, IM, Email, Postal, Organization, Notes, nickname, Website and Internet Call.
SMS usage is very easy. Displayed in a threaded SMS like a chat mode. To change your SMS to MMS you enough to add attachment media to be sent. Quite varied settings, including font size, background color, text message limit, delivery report, SMS settings, and ringtone and notifications.
Using GMail version 188.8.131.52 , Google Mail perform perfectly and will help you to work with email, with fast push notifications, multi-account support and features a very complete as a desktop version of GMail like labels, starred, and Search.
Default instant messenger that is always there in the Galaxy Note and all Android handsets is GTalk. Notifications can be arranged, can be raised or not, when raised it will adorn the incoming message notifications on the bar screen. Vibration and ringtone notifications can also be arranged.
With a resolution of 8MP, plus autofocus and an LED flash, natural to expect the maximum image from Samsung Galaxy Note. Features that are available is the timer, white balance, ISO, metering, outdoor visibility, anti-shake, auto contrast, blink detection, guidelines, image quality and Geo tagging. The use of the camera is quite easy with an intuitive interface. But unfortunately there is no camera button, so the images will often jamming blur if your hand is not solid when photographing objects. Focus performed well with autofocus and touch to focus. Front 2MP fixed focus camera is perfect for your narcissism.
The results of a good camera, and produces sharp images with brilliant color with a fairly high contrast and detail. In a darkened room had good results and minimal noise. Especially if you shoot with flash, at the bottom there are pictures where we take pictures in a fairly dark room. In other words the camera Galaxy Note deserves thumbs up.
Fair enough if the Galaxy Note given 1080p video recording feature . With an identical interface with the camera, its features pretty much like: exposure, timer, effects, white balance, outdoor visibility, guidelines, and video quality. But unlike a camera, there is no focus at all on the feature video recording, both of autofocus and touch to focus not available, this is a drawback if you want to record video close proximity to the object.
The results of 1080p video recording different with 720p, 720p recording on an object that caught more and more widespread, although the quality and sharpness of superior 1080p. The results of smooth 1080p video recording and smooth, both inside and outside the room. With almost 17000 kbps bitrate and framerate of 29 frames per second is certainly not surprising that the results are good. Good result of course need big storage, where to record 1080p video in 1 minute need 120 MB storage memory.
Photo galleries and videos with the touch of Android typical 3D when tilted on Galaxy Note. Pinch and zoom can be done to perform zooming. Images can be instantly shared via Bluetooth, email, MMS and WiFi as well as social networks like Facebook, Twitter and others. For other settings you can copy, print, edit, crop, rotate left / right, slideshow, rename and details. Perfect picture displayed on the Super AMOLED HD screen, with a quick response and rendering.
Like the Samsung Android phone before, Galaxy Note has a dedicated video player application. The main difference is the view that there could be a list of videos in thumbnails mode, lists, and folders. Galaxy Note can play video files in many formats. We tried to play a file .Mkv 720p sized 1GB with a duration of 1.5 hours and the film went very smoothly and seamlessly. Moreover, the subtitle format .Srt can be read with ease and added some settings such as active or not subtitle, and synchronizing sound and picture out of sync, which wanted to subtitle file selection is loaded, language, and font size. Coupled with 5.3 inch screen is superb, the setting of brightness, color tone, features 5.1-channel and outdoor features of the direct visibility of the video player default, making the Galaxy note perfect as a portable video player that is suitable for you who like to watch. For other formats, file .Mp4 HD downloaded from Youtube and .Avi (divx / xvid) can also be easily legible.
Samsung Galaxy Note music player look and has the standard features of Android, which is remarkable. You can see the album art in thumbnail, list view, or view the disc. For songs that are not decorated with album art drawings made by Samsung to enliven the atmosphere. There are features of visualization where there will be an equalizer bar to the music with the album art as background. When the player minimized, in the notification bar there is a pause button, previous and next song to make it easier.
The quality of sound issued from in-ear headset congenital Samsung is pretty good. If the speaker is quite loud and clear, but yes because only 1 piece speakers, There are some sound effects like an equalizer that you can choose, namely: Auto, Normal, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Dance, Classic, Live, and Custom, where you can adjust the equalizer to your taste. In addition there is also an equalizer effect, the sound effects there are Normal, Wide, Concert Hall, Music clarity, bass enhancement, and Externalisation. You can also use a 5.1-channel effects, but the automatic equalizer and effects are you using transformed into normal, and when the effect is turned off 5.1 channel equalizer and the effect remained normal.
To play your favorite broadcasts, you must plug your headset. Region can be selected, and can show information that is currently playing radio station. You can record radio broadcasts, other than that there are features off automatically after 30 minutes, 1 and 2 hours.
Galaxy Note runs on Quadband network 850/1800/1900/2100 and HSDPA 900/2100. Then the local connectivity is a-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi (802.11 a / b / g / n) and micro USB. This phone can use the WiFi tethering (Mobile AP), you can be pulled to share your Internet network (3G or GPRS) via WiFi, and device that can connect maximum 3 pieces. Then there is the USB tethering, your phone become a 3G internet modems.
The advantages of HD screen with resolution 1280x800 pixel is very pronounced in the web browser, when opening the site with Techno-phones full you have absolutely no need to zoom if you want to read the article, although the letters are very small in size but still very clearly legible. For pages / tabs that can be opened up to 8 pieces. Perfect web performance and smooth, although the opening pages filled with lots of content. Similarly with Youtube, and even 1080p video can be played quite smoothly (there is a bit frameskip) and when scrolling is still running without lag. Anyway, have approached the display and experience of skating on the computer.
In addition to S.Memo application which is a special application Galaxy Note, there are also several other applications such as congenital Samsung SocialHub, MusicHub, ReadersHub, AllShare, Mini Diary, Samsung Apps and Task Manager. Google Maps are available is version 5.8.0 but you can download version 5.10 in here.
Basically this application is a substitute for scrap paper for you, can be written with your own hands but should scrap of paper, write it with S.Pen. You can draw or coloring with 4 different types of inputs : Pen, Brush, Pencil and Stabilo. In addition there are very many color choices as well as the option to add either an image from the gallery, camera, clip art, clipboard or folder. If an error occurs when writing or drawing, there are features eraser and undo (and redo). You can replace the background with white color, striped scraps, paper mathematical, and sheet music tones. This application is very fun, besides it can also be very useful. Each memo can you lock with PIN code and not to be opened and edited others. Pictures can you export to Gallery or shared via SocialHub, AllShare, Picasa, Facebook and so on.
Go Launcher Ex
With this third-party launcher applications we use a variety of transition effects on the homescreen and the main menu, ranging from the transition cube, globe and others but it all could be handled by Samsung Galaxy Note, though sometimes there is a lag that occurs but is generally quite smooth.
Asphalt 6 HD
HD game where you play cars and to race in the middle of a public road is very fun and exciting, coupled with an extra large screen and clear the Galaxy Note makes this game more exciting. Moreover, the game also runs smoothly without any lag at all.
Quadrant Standard : 3447 points
Neocore : 51.3 frames per second
Multitouch Test : a maximum of 9 touch
Not surprising considering the jumbo 5.3-inch screen makes the Galaxy Note administered a battery of 2500 mAh capacity. Apparently this makes a pretty good battery life, Note able to survive 1.5 days during working hours with the use of the internet using WiFi and other uses such as watching videos, listening music, and drawing through S.Memo.
Galaxy Note does not have a rival, with a 5.3 inch screen is hard to position it as "mobile phone" but Big screen very indulgent eye with Super AMOLED HD, coupled with high performance and S Pen which is quite useful as well as fun. Galaxy Note is a new species that bridges between cell phones and tablets, but unfortunately more expensive than both (Galaxy S II and Tab 10.1).
* 5.3-inch AMOLED screen Super HD 1280x800 pixels
* Thin body
* High performance
* S Pen and S Memo
* Camera and Video Recorder nice
* No HDMI Port
* Design is less luxurious
General InformationBrand : Samsung
Model : Galaxy Note
Weight : 178 g
Dimensions : 146.9 x 83 x 9.7 mm
Operating Frequency : GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Touch Screen : Yes, Capacitative Touchscreen
Display DetailsDisplay Color : 5.3 inches (~285 ppi pixel density) 16M colors
Display Size : 800 x 1280 pixels
Sensors : Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Gyroscope sensor
CameraPrimary Camera : 8 MP with auto focus, LED flash
Secondary Camera : 2MP
Camera Res. : 3264x2448 pixels
Camera Features : Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization
Video : Yes, 1080p@30fps
Video Player : Yes
Video Format : MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263
SoftwareGames : Yes
Java : Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Browser : Yes, WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Operating System : Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
MemoryPhonebook : Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records : Practically unlimited
Internal : 16GB/32GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Card slot : microSD, up to 32GB, 2 GB included
BatteryStand By Time : -
Talk Time : -
Li-ion : 2500 mAH
MusicRing Tone : Vibration, MP3, WAV
FM : Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Music : Yes
Music Formats : MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC
Speaker : Yes
Headset : Yes
DataGPRS : Yes, Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
Bluetooth : Yes, v3.0+HS
Wireless Protocol : Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Port : Yes, v2.0 microUSB (MHL), USB On-the-go
Edge : Yes, Class 12
Infra Red : No
3G : HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
GPS : Yes, with A-GPS support
CPU : Dual-core 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, Mali-400MP GPU, Exynos chipset
OthersColor : Black
Other Features- Touch-sensitive controls
- Gorilla Glass display
- TouchWiz UI v4.0
- Multi-touch input method
- S Pen stylus
- NFC connectivity (optional)
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- NFC support (optional)
- TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
- SNS integration
- Digital compass
- Image/video editor
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Adobe Flash 10.1 support
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input (Swype)
- Samsung ChatON
InformationAnnounced : 2011
Status : Release