gGadget > Samsung® Galaxy Note Full Phone Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Note has only been on the market for a little over a week, and it’s already made a name for itself. The Galaxy Note is best known for its enormous 5.3 inch screen, which allows the phone to double as a mini-tablet. And, fortunately for Note users, the phone has the processor and battery necessary to give users a basic, entry-level tablet experience. If you’re interested in learning more about the smartphone with the biggest display on the market, keep reading.
The Samsung Galaxy Note comes in either white or carbon blue. Since most phones are only offered in black, the Galaxy Note stands out for giving consumers a choice of colors.
This phone comes with a stylus called an “S Pen.” Galaxy Note owners can use the S Pen to easily take notes or draw on their phones using a built-in app on the phone called S Memo. The S Pen can also be used to navigate the phone and type on the phone’s touchscreen QWERTY keyboard.
The Galaxy Note’s dimensions are 146.9 x 83 x 9.7 mm. The phone is able to maintain a slim and lightweight body, even though it’s so long and wide. In fact, the Note only weighs 178 grams, which means your hands won’t grow tired from holding it for extended periods of time.
This new phone from Samsung has a Super AMOLED touchscreen that boasts 800 x 1280p screen resolution. Don’t expect dull colors and pixelated images on the Galaxy Note. Its Super AMOLED display keeps everything crisp and clear. Additionally, the phone’s screen is made out of Corning Gorilla Glass, which helps prevent scratches and cracks. The Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen is especially useful on the Note because its large size arguably makes it more susceptible to slipping out of a user’s grasp.
The Galaxy Note is one of the few AT&T 4G LTE connected phones. This means that it gets super fast internet speeds in cities that have the AT&T 4G LTE network. This is only 28 cities right now, but AT&T plans to expand dramatically over the next several months in 2012. Those who don’t live in a 4G LTE area can get 4G speeds on their Samsung Galaxy Notes.
The Galaxy Note runs on the Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread OS, which isn’t the newest Android OS on the block, but it still works fine for most Android users’ needs. Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy Note is expected to receive the update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich sometime in the upcoming months.
This popular, new smartphone has a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor that’s just speedy enough to allow you to switch from writing a quick memo to surfing the web to checking your email with minimal delays in between. Some smartphones in the Galaxy Note’s class come with 1.5 GHz processors. So, the Galaxy Note doesn’t necessarily come with the top-of-the-line processor. However, its 1.4 GHz dual-core processor is powerful enough to maintain the speeds users expect from a top smartphone and average, entry-level tablet.
The Galaxy Note’s 2500 mAh litium ion battery is enough to satisfactorily accommodate the phone’s large display and 4G LTE connectivity. The Samsung Galaxy Note’s battery makes it possible for users to talk on their phones for around 13 hours between charges. And the battery allows for around 820 hours of standby time. If you plan on using apps and the internet on the Samsung Galaxy Note often, you might be disappointed to discover that it only lasts about a day before it needs to be charged again.
The Galaxy Note has an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and 2 megapixel front-facing camera. Plus, users can record HD videos in 1080p using the rear camera. The 2 megapixel front camera will likely impress users who are accustomed to the 1.3 megapixel front-facing cameras on other popular smartphones. The Note’s slightly better quality front-facing camera lets users video chat with their friends without having to worry about poor video quality.
The Galaxy note has 16GB of internal memory as well as a microSD slot that enables users to add up to 32GB of memory. The 16GB of internal memory plus 32GB of external memory is usually enough to satisfy users who download a lot of apps and music on their phones.
Speaking of apps, the Galaxy Note has access to all the apps on the Android Market and comes with some exclusive apps already loaded on the phone. Some of the phone’s pre-loaded apps include a memo, planner, and Cisco’s WebEx, an online business meeting app. Additionally, the Note comes with calendar, email, and GPS navigation apps, as you probably expected.
All things considered, if you want a smartphone with competitive specs that looks and acts like a mini-tablet, the Galaxy Note is the perfect choice.