Physical and Design
Note the look and design of the Galaxy are briefly shows the elegance of this product. But the touch, elegant impression was a bit washed out, because the body Note is made of plastic.
Amounting to 5.29 inch size is larger than other smartphones. For example, Galaxy S II is 4.3 inch or 3.5 inch the iPhone 4S. But size is somewhat troublesome when taken, and the shortness of the time bagged. Hold the Galaxy Note also somewhat uncomfortable.
Compact still looks elegant with curve angle. Display interface or user-interface seemed simple, by just putting the home as a touch panel. Was inserted in an elegant stylus. So, do not interfere with the overall design.
Note Galaxy screen uses a capacitive AMOLED Super touchsreen. Used were high-resolution, 800 x 1280 pixels, at 16 million colors.
Large display allows many features can be placed in advance, from the Google search engine, time and weather information, application icons, to the special features of S and S Memo Planner, which is used with a stylus pen. By default, there are seven pages which can be shifted, but these pages can be customized, as well as with applications that can set the size of the icon on the display screen. The user interface uses TouchWiz, and 5x5 area ikondi home screen.
Note wider screen also makes nice to be a place to be creative by using a stylus pen, let alone play the game.
Performance and Performance
With a dual core ARM Cortex A-9 1.4 GHz, the speed of the Note is outstanding. Similarly, the speed of the graphics, using the Mali-400 MP GPU, this makes the Note is very comfortable to use for any application, especially in need of specification.
But the specification is not too big an impact with wasteful batteries. If used continuously for playing games or browsing it will look extravagant. But in normal use, battery 2500 mAh Li-ion is able to survive more than a day, even last more than two days if you use a battery-saving applications such as "Defend Ultimate Juice".
For connectivity, Galaxy Note capable of running on a 4G or LTE networks. But we have not been able to test, since 4G networks not yet commercially available.
As for the internet, equipped with GPPR Note, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, and WiFi. Note though fast processing speed, but internet access is relatively exactly. Because internet access depending on the provider used.
Another advantage is the camera Note Galaxy. Note Galaxt equipped with 8 MP camera and front camera of 2 MP. Meanwhile, the video is 1080p Full HD, with the ability of recording and playback at 1080p resolution.
You can edit the images and video with the application "Photo Editor". Edits can be sweetened with a hand drawing or text, which is made using a stylus pen. Note this makes the user free to be creative.
For audio, the sound is pretty good note, as well as hear the speaker phone. Audio file support is also quite varied, namely MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, FLAC, OGG. While the video format is supported Note MPEG4 / H.263 / H.264 / DivX, WMV, VC-1.
Other unique features and Stylus
Stylus Pen, Memo's also a special app, seems to be the mainstay Note Galaxy. The concept of the stylus pen is actually not a new concept, because it is also used HTC Flyer, a 7-inch tablet. Its function is almost the same, but the stylus does not need batteries like Note Flyer.
Capture screen can be easily done. You just press the little button on the stylus, and when the pen tip touches the screen, capture will be done automatically.
This is definitely a convenience. Because the number of Android devices, you have to root for the first screen capture. Whereas in other Android devices from Samsung, you can press the "home" and "back" simultaneously for screen capture. But it is certainly easier in the Galaxy screen capture Note, instead.
After facing a lawsuit from Apple, Samsung looks to clean up and tried to make the technology a little different from the iPhone. For example, to open the lockscreen, Notes uses the same system as Honeycomb tablet, the system is no longer a circle and slide-to-unlock.
In addition, note also has a number of navigation systems and touch the different systems. For example, to zoom out or zoom in, you can simply move the Note by the movement of the hand such as fishing. But you can still do the pinching to zoom in or zoom out.
For any screen capture you can do without using the stylus. With palm sweep method (greasing the entire surface of the screen), screen capture will work.