Expert Review of Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 Black
Samsung Galaxy Note is blessed with a large and immerse screen with smartphone portability, it provides full screen utilization for fast and effective tasking, free capturing and creation and gives powerful performance with its amazing processor. Adorning a wide 5.3 inches super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M color display, it is engineered with Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system followed by 1.4GHz ARM Cortex A9 core processor. It empowers dual camera of 8 megapixels and 2 megapixels to support photography, video recording, and video chat. Supporting connectivity with GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB ports, it also enriches the user to access his mails and get connected with inbuilt HTML and Adobe Flash web browser. It is powered by a giant lithium ion battery of 2,500 mAh power that supports strong talk time and stand by time. Unlike other Samsung Galaxy brigade smartphones Galaxy Note is also available with two memory options of 16GB and 32GB accredited with 1GB of RAM to accede a wide array of functions at instant speed. It also supports external memory card slot enhancing user to store huge volume of data in their mobile handset. Assimilated with all these features Samsung Galaxy Note is a magnificent device to use.
User Interface and UI functionality
With a 5.3 inch super AMOLED capacitive touch screen with 16M color supporting display, it is supported by Corning Gorilla glass that protects the screen from scratches. It receives relevant support from TouchWiz user interface version 4.0 touch sensitive controls that navigates all the functions on handset with single finger impression. The device has Android version 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system as its platform and is powered by a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor that provides a speed of 1.4GHz to run the device fast and the Exynos chipset adds more speed to the device. Supporting connectivity with 2G network and 3G network at frequency of GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100, it also supports connectivity with LTE700 4G network for customers in the U.S. Market.
Designed on its erstwhile ancestors, Samsung Galaxy Note also supports a large number of advanced multi-media features. Samsung Galaxy Note has an in-built FM stereo radio with RDS followed by an MP3 audio system that enriches the user store huge set of his favorite songs that can be listened as and when required by the user. It also enables the user to enjoy MP3 ringtones that can be assigned to different users according to preference of users. Along with this, Samsung Galaxy Note also adorns video file formats that enables the user to record and watch the favorite videos of their pleasant moments in future. It also enhances the user to enjoy videos of their preferred movie songs on their device as this supports various audio and video formats such as MPEG4/ H.263/ H.264/ DivX, WMV, VC-1 video codecs and MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, FLAC and OGG audio codecs that give back up to multiple formats.
Pictures and Video quality
Samsung Galaxy Note has been beautified with dual camera at the rear and front sides. The primary 8 megapixels camera can be used for video recording also, apart from capturing images from it. This rear camera captures images with a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels and can record videos of 1080 pixels of resolution by taking 24 to 30 frames per second. The primary snapper is empowered by autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face smile detection, image stabilization, etc. to deliver high defined picture quality to the user. Thus giving a view of pleasant memories till years ahead. Apart from this, it also embeds secondary camera of 2 megapixels enriching the user to enjoy live video chat. The secondary front 2 megapixels camera can also be used for taking self portraits.
Assessing the needs of users to fast access of Internet surfing, Samsung Galaxy Note integrates inbuilt HTML and Adobe flash web browser. The inbuilt HTML and Adobe Flash browser enables the user to access their mails as and when they require. It also entails them to get connected to various social networking websites like Facebook, Orkut, Twitter, etc. The browser feature is anticipated to impress the youth users toward the device as they enjoy to access these websites for contacting their friends at an ease. With an increase in use of Internet in day-to-day life activities, users prefer to buy handsets that enriches them with direct connectivity to Internet without having internet modem.
Internal and External Memory
Smartphones manufactured now-a-days serve as multi-purpose devices that perform the functions of laptop on palms of the user. Samsung Galaxy also is not an exception to it. Unlike high-defined laptops, it is adorned with internal and external memory storage capacity that ensures the user to store huge volume of data to a large extent. Samsung Galaxy Note enriches the user to store huge volume of data set in his mobile handset as it is available with two inbuilt memory options of 16GB and 32GB followed by 1GB of RAM that accedes wide array of sundry functions at instant speed. Besides these memory options, it also empowers the user to store extra data in microSD flash card that can be stored in external memory that is capable of storing memory card up to 32GB.
Applications and Gaming
Samsung Galaxy Note supports wide array of various common applications followed by inbuilt various inbuilt games that can be played by the user during their leisure time or while they are idle or traveling somewhere. You can download loads of applications and games from the Google Play Store, previously known as Android Market. Additional applications integrated in the device include Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Organizer, Image/video editor, Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration and various others. Besides this Samsung Galaxy Note also adorns wide array of various common features for instance SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM and RSS.
For undisturbed performance of various applications whether it is talking, watching any video or listening any audio on mobile, Samsung Galaxy Note promises a long battery life that will keep the phone alive for several hours enabling smooth and uninterrupted functioning of applications and other heavy tasks. This phablet is powered by a giant lithium ion battery of 2,500 mAh that supports a talk-time of 26 hours and 10 minutes for 2G network and 13 hours and 30 minutes while the user is using 3G network. It also supports a stand by time of 960 hours when the user operates his phone on 2G network and 820 hours when user operates the phone on 3G network.
Samsung Galaxy Note offers a many connectivity options to the user, thus enabling them to get connected with other networks and devices within a click. It supports connectivity with GPRS Class 12 at speed of 32-48 kbps. GPRS is connectivity option provided by the mobile operator that lavishes the user to download data from the GPRS connectivity provided by them by paying applicable charges for data download. Connectivity with Wi-Fi empowers the user to direct access with Internet surfing while they are operating their cells in Wi-Fi zone without connectivity with internet modem. The wireless connectivity gets more advanced with connectivity supported by Bluetooth that enriches the user to transfer data to other Bluetooth enabled device at direct speed. Similarly connectivity with USB port empowers the user with direct connectivity to other devices with USB cord for data transfer.
Utility of any device increases when it is compared with other similar high-defined product existing in market. At present Apple iPhone 4S has grabbed the attention of whole world towards itself. Therefore, it would be injustice if we do not compare Samsung Galaxy Note with Apple iPhone 4S. To begin with, let us start with screen size Samsung Galaxy Note has screen size of 5.3 inches super AMOLED TFT capacitive touchscreen, whereas Apple iPhone 4S adorns 3.5 inches. The screen of Apple iPhone 4S is supported by scratch proof screen that adorns mult-touch input, accelerometer and gyro sensors. Samsung Galaxy Note adorns Super AMOLED screen protected with Gorilla Glass that gives protection from scratches and is followed by multi-touch output, auto-rotate, accelerometer, and gyro sensors. Although iPhone 4S supports smaller screen, practically it offers more features in comparison to Galaxy Note.
Apple iPhone 4S provides the storage capacity of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB with a RAM of 512 MB and does not support microSD flash card. On the contrary, Galaxy Note comes with 16GB and 32GB options with microSD flash card port that helps in increasing the external memory of the device upto 32GB. It also has a RAM of 512MB along with a dual-core 1GHz Cortex A9 processor whereas Galaxy Note adorns 1GB RAM well-integrated with a dual-core 1.4GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor. No doubt, there are certain features like processor where Samsung Galaxy Note is ahead of iPhone 4S, on the contrary, both phones carry same web camera features. In terms of memory capacity, iPhone 4S wins the race as users prefer to store data in its internal memory rather than external memory. However, the final judgement lays in the hands of customers who prefers to buy device of their own choice according to their requirement. In this way, both phones have their own pros and cons.
The other handsets that are ready to give a neck and neck competition to Samsung Galaxy Note are Apple iPhone 5, HTC One V, Samsung Galaxy S Plus, HTC Desire S, Sony Xperia Ray, Samsung Galaxy W, HTC Desire HD, Motorola Atrix, Apple iPhone 4, Nokia Lumia 710, HTC Radar, Nokia Lumia 800, Samsung Omnia W, HTC Wildfire S, HTC Sensation XE, HTC Sensation 4G, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Epic 4G touch, Motorola DEFY, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S, HTC Titan, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire X, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820, Nokia 808 PureView, and many more.