Last week, I briefly handled a 4.3-inch Galaxy S2 smartphone and almost found it uncomfortable holding such a large device in my hands as a phone. I like the Galaxy S2 and will certainly give it a try inspite of my misgivings about the size.
As such, you can imagine my shock when I first read the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note – specifically the display size – 5.3 inches of SuperAMOLED goodness!
How in the world is anyone supposed to use a device that large as a phone? Yes; that was what we said when we first heard of 4-inch displays; right? So, we are likely to get used to this too; aren’t we?
Other specs include:
- Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
- WXGA (1280×800) display resolution
- stylus support
- dual-core 1.4GHz CPU, plus GPU
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB/32GB storage + microSD support
- 8MP autofocus camera with LED flash & 1080p video recording
- 146.9 x 83 x 9.7 mm and 178 grams of weight
- 2,500mAh battery
PS: In related news, have you heard of the upcoming Galaxy Tab 7.7 too? Runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb and the same processor as the Note.
Just yesterday, while on the road to Abuja, I asked Dayo to help carry out some tasks online on the 4-inch display Nokia E7. He picked it up and said, “Ahhh, this display is so small”.
I was taken aback, but I guess that coming from the 7-inch Galaxy Tab and 10-inch iPad, he would feel that way. Perhaps the 5.3-inch Note won’t be a bad idea exactly.
But, come to think of it, is the Note a smartphone or a tablet? Where does one start and where does the other begin? Does it matter anymore what we call these things?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.