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So I managed to get my hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note or as some are calling it The Phablet.

I’ve only had the phablet for a day now and I can safely say, that it is more phone than tablet and has the feel of a larger Samsung Galaxy S2. It’s large 5.3 inch screen size makes it hard-ish to hold one handed, but not impossible. It fits fine in my jeans pocket with a slightly noticeable flat rectangular bulge. The phone itself is actually fairly light considering its size and it has a typical Samsung look to it.

The Specs…

  • 1.4GHz Dual-Core Exynos Processor (Same model as Galaxy S2)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal Storage
  • Amazing 5.3″ HD Super AMOLED screen (1280 X 800 at ~285ppi)
  • Stylus Wand
  • 8MP Camera
  • So the Note runs a fairly standard TouchWiz 4 skin over the top of Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) and has optimisations for the larger screen and the stylus input.
    The phone is fast and snappy as you’d expect with the current Dual-Core Exynos processor performance.

    The extra stylus features include…

  • Screen capture & notation by pressing button on pen while holding it on the screen
  • Back button function by holding pen button and wiping backwards
  • Menu button function by holding pen button and swiping up
  • Quick Stylus Memo Pad by holding pen button & double tapping the screen
  • To see more of a rundown of the unique features of the Samsung Galaxy Note, watch the video below.

    I will be using the Note as my phone for the next week and will have a more detailed review after I’ve put it through its paces. But if you’re an early adopter and have to have this beautiful piece of hardware while it’s still hard to come by, head over to the source link.

    Companies: Samsung
    Devices: Galaxy Note