Samsung Galaxy Note hits an impressive Quadrant score of 3,624, pricing revealed
posted by Victor H. / Sep 05, 2011, 7:23 AM
The barely holdable, supersized phone that is the Samsung Galaxy Note packs not only a huge 5.3-inch screen, but also a dual-core 1.4GHz Samsung-branded processor. But having just the pure number, you wouldn’t know just how good the whole system performs - a task probably best measured on Android by the Quadrant standard benchmark.
scored an impressive 3,624 in the application, ranking it on par with the Samsung Galaxy S II and putting it in the forefront of Android smartphones performance-wise. Check out the video below to see for yourself - the benchmark starts around the 5:07 mark.Folks over from Techblog.gr took the huge smartphone for a spin on the showroom floor at IFA and the Galaxy Note
Initially, the Galaxy Note isn’t expected to land in the States, but in the UK it’s expected to arrive as soon as Q1 2012. Samsung has also revealed details about the pricing of the new superphone in Scandinavian countries including Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. There, the Galaxy Note is awaited even earlier, in November, carrying a price tag of the whopping $1,060 (750 euro) off contract, slightly varying across countries, but that's the price you pay for innovation.
- Display 5.3" 800 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 4, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 2500 mAh(13.50h 3G talk time)
Interested in hearing more about that processor. That is pretty big, but I wouldn't mind checking it out.
posted on Sep 05, 2011, 8:39 AM 0
Is it just me or the browser seemed kinda slow, and pinch-to-zoom was taking a split second to perform and not instant?
posted on Sep 05, 2011, 9:34 AM 0
Hopefully, this is not a finished product. So it will probably be as good as SGSII in performance.
posted on Sep 05, 2011, 10:13 AM 3
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you still have a few months until international launch. they got plenty of time. This thing is pushing more pixels than anything else out there so im sure there is some thread optimizations that still need to be done. In the end resolution on these little phones doesnt hurt the processor all that much. It just needs to be optimized better.
posted on Sep 05, 2011, 1:32 PM 2
Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009
I so want this! Don't F us again Sammy like you did with the GS2 and bring it here 5 months after the EU release. I'll go to Sprint/Tmob/Verizon if it goes there, sorry no ATT tho!
posted on Sep 05, 2011, 10:12 AM 1
Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011
Honestly why do you even think that won't happen again? I gave up on Samsung. I suggest we say screw them for screwing us and just wait for 2012's releases. Honestly I doubt the sg2 is going to even sell as well as they predicted because of announcing this behemoth.
posted on Sep 05, 2011, 10:23 AM 0
Its weird that samsung took so long with the release of the SGSII because i live in chile (latin america) and we don't get too much high end smartphones but we got the SGSII before the US (USD$600 on an 18 month contract. YEAH that's a lot) there could be 2 possible explanations 1. Sammy hates the US 2. They are having problems with apple because of the patent thing and they don't want to loose such an important market.
posted on Sep 05, 2011, 11:37 AM 0
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It's huge screen and I don't like it. unlock the phone will be harder, 4in screen is perfect for phone and anything bigger than that is too cumbersome. The phone look great but I will any phone bigger screen unless developer come up ratical design.
posted on Sep 05, 2011, 11:22 PM 0
WOW!! Is samsung crazy? A price like this will destroy their product. Up till now they competed in price with Apple that's why their Galaxy S II was able to sell so well. Now, with such an expensive device, I not only will not buy the device, I will convince my friends and family not buy this device, just to teach samsung a lesson on pricing their device.
posted on Sep 06, 2011, 9:35 AM 1
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I won't ever spend more than $600 dollars on anything smaller a 10.1 inch screen again. It's definitely going to be interesting to see how Samsung plans on pursuading buyers to dish out more than a $1000 for a device that won't be at the top of its class in a few months.
posted on Sep 06, 2011, 8:32 PM 0
Everyone has their budget on technology products, some people splash over 5k for a good laptop, whilst others are not even willing to spend more than 1k. Thing is, whether it is bang for the bucks. If the product is really good and lives up to its expectations, there will be buyers.
posted on Oct 06, 2011, 11:39 PM 0
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