First Samsung GALAXY Note commercial surfaces: makes you rethink the stylus

First Samsung GALAXY Note commercial surfaces: makes you rethink the stylus
The Samsung GALAXY Note shocked us with its 5.3-inch display and built-in capacitive stylus, but come to think about it, there's a lot of meaningful use for such rich screen estate. First to the mind, comes image manipulation. While you can view images on every smartphone, most if not all of them only allow you to easily consume media, but not create something. That's not the case with the Galaxy Note – just look at the way you can combine, enhance and retouch photo with the stylus (dubbed S Pen) on the huge screen of this half phone-half tablet. Impressive!

That creative layer is certainly improved by the amazing 800x1280 pixel resolution on the 5.3” Super AMOLED screen and speedy performance of the 1.4GHz dual-core chip inside. The rest of the specs of the Galaxy Note put it firmly in the top tier: an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p videos, a front-facing 2-megapixel snapper and a huge battery.

But for many, the screen size might be a tad bit too large. Is that the case for you or is just bigger better? Let us know in the comments below.

source: Samsung via PocketNow

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16. Dude2

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Most business and technical professionals will have a devise like this with a styli. This is something that can be used for productive work, not just consumption.

15. jbquigley

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

As a business owner, I say build the darn thing with solid materials, make it available on the Verizon network as a 4G phone, include ICS and I will buy 100 of them!!!

14. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

i said it before and ill say it again. AWESOME!!!! I FOUND MY DELL STREAK REPLACEMENT!!!!

12. twashington4

Posts: 81; Member since: May 24, 2010

As a phone...way too a pad...almost too small, but good for a mom to drop in her purse. :-) I don't see a lot of sales of this.

10. chuckyoo

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I am liking this phone more and more. I hope it can be updated to ICS.

5. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Most of Samsung products are made from plastic if you like aluminum go to Apple but every in Apple products are not made by Apple.

4. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

now is it gonna be priced as a phone or as a tab???? i want this but i'm NOT dropping around $400 for this on contract i would spend $500-$600 off contract but i have the feelings this is gonna be expensive ($700-$800)

6. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Split the difference? $300? I think they're marketing it as a phone, even though I can't imagine holding that giant slab up to my face. I'm sure anyone with sidetalking nostalgia will enjoy it though.

3. iShepherd

Posts: 38; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

It's nothing my man-purse can't handle.

2. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

sure apple is going to steal the idea and put a patent on it

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

iphone5, now with the newly invented stylus! now taco can claim apple invented that first.. lol

1. android_hitman unregistered

i have to feel it in the hand... samsung dissapoints me at build quality

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you mean build materials? their actual build quality is second to none on flagship devices.

9. 2fasst

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Yes, build material needs improving. Samsung typically uses cheap plastics. Where as Motorola Droid series are usually very nice high-end aluminum

11. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

That's changed. The Droid 3 and Bionic have plastic backs for weight savings. Motorolas still feel better though because they use soft-touch coatings.

13. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Samsung uses carbon fiber in their flagship phones...

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