Smartphone and tablet device that uses the Android operating system it now has become a trend. Because, comfort wear on any Android device, its function was already similar to a computer device. Smartphone device that has a small dimension, easy to carry, and compact, but small screen, or on a tablet with a large screen is comfortable to use, but has a heavier weight. For those who want to have a device that is a combination of smartphones and tablet, you can choose Samsung Galaxy Note.
Samsung’s use Note terms because the device is ana tablet that has a smartphone and dimensions capability This smartphone us 5.3 inches screen size not too small and comfortable to use like a tablet. Although not the first time, but Samsung manages to combine two devices into one Galaxy Note is very interesting.
Pen S is make the diferent on this smartphone. Not only for write on resistive screen, In fact S Pen is a special pen that can only be used (currently) on any Galaxy Note, and there are several commands that can be done by using this pen.
These devices use the System on Chip Samsung Exynos with fast dual core processor 1.4 GHz and 400 MP GPU Mali. RAM memory on the smartphone is paired with a 1 GB capacity of. For the internal memory, Samsung NAND Flash memory 16 GB and there is also 32 GB option. For its screen size, 5.3-inch screen with 1280 x 800. The operating system on this gadget is Gingerbread 2.3.5.some rumor says Samsung will make this device is upgrade able to Android Ice Cream Sandwitch (ICS).
Touch screen display that use on Samsung Galaxy note uses the same technology found in the current Samsung Galaxy S2 and new Motorola RAZR known as Super AMOLED screen for a bright, sharp and crisp image even in direct sunlight at outdoor area. This results in great image quality, as the resolution is increased to match the large dimensions of the screen. The large size of the screen is likely to appeal to many types of user; from those who like to watch movies on their phone, to frequent web browsers, to business users who want a large screen to maximise workspace.
When talking about the camera , Samsung also is one of the producers who have good shots from their camera. On the Samsung Galaxy Note also use two cameras, main camera has 8 megapixels resolution. And 2 megapixel fron camera. On some test back camera produce good iamage quality both for outdoor and indoor use. But in low light room you will some picture details.
For multimedia functions. Samsung Galaxy Note has good audio player. Galaxy Note sound generated by default has been very good. However, users are given the option to make the sound better for their ear with customization on the Equalizer. With fast processor watching 1080p resolution HD movie is fantastic.
For battery life is average, playing MP4 audio files continuously over 10 hours With default setting. Samsung Galaxy Note batter is Lithium Polymer 2500 MaH.
Performance and benchmark-On Open GL ES 1.0 and 2.0 Samsung galaxy note reach 56.7 FPS this is bit lower than smarphon that use Nvidia Tegra 59.3 fps, but better than Qualcomm MSM 8255T 47.3 FPS.
On Linpack test, Linpack is a benchmark to measure the performance of a device in calculating floating point. Results for the value of floating point operations per second or MFLOPS (Million Floating Point Per Second). The higher the value, the better. Because wearing fast processor, Samsung Galaxy Note outperformed both the comparison.Even at the same rate, Samsung Exynos MSM8255T can outperform the single thread test. Samsung Galaxy note reach 98.46 MFLOPS, Nvidia Tegra2 Tablet 66.73 Mflpos and qualcom only reach 48.99 MFLOPS. On AnTuTu Benchmark that use measure Processor and GPU performance Samsung Galaxy note is also better than 2 others tablet. (see the picture)
Overall, Samsung Galaxy note is a good performance Android tablet/smarphone with clear and beautiful image from Amoled screen. The pen function is also interesting with good character recognize writing in the display is faster than use virtual keyboard. Smartphone and tablet function in the same device is wonderful things, but it bit hard to hold it and put in my ear due the size is not small or my hand to small for this gadget. Other issue is price, even this gadget is beautiful and awesome performance but the price is not cheap.