Samsung Galaxy Note Android Smartphone Price in Singapore, Features and Other Info: In today’s world where mobility and connectivity is almost as important as the air we breathe, it is no wonder why gadgets such as ultraportable notebooks, tablet computers, and smartphones are just some of the most sought-after items that a person should have in his arsenal of weapons. In fact, if you come to think of it, technology rules your life from the moment you open your eyes in the morning until you close them at night.
This is the reason why the tablet and smartphone market right now are so dynamic and ever expanding with the flooding of many devices from different manufacturers. Never have you had this many choices in terms of gadgets say, 10 years ago. Today, the sheer plethora of options can literally make your head spin thereby choosing the best smartphone for you becomes an exercise in tedium.
However, since the proliferation of the tablet computer and the smartphone has been going on for quite some time now, manufacturers decided to blur the line between the two gadgets. Dell was the first company to attempt to make an oversized smartphone that behaves like a tablet but failed miserably with the Dell Streak 5.
Samsung follows suit with its Samsung Galaxy Note unveiled at IFA 2011 in Berlin. Having said that, what then can we expect from the Galaxy Note? What kind of specs sheet does it bring to the table? What features does it have that gives it an edge over the competition? What kind of price tag comes with the device once it hits the shelves? Will it be another case of the Dell Streak 5? Read on to get more acquainted with the Samsung Galaxy Note.
Design and construction
One look at the Galaxy Note and you’ll know immediately that it is a big device. It has measurements of 146.9 x 83 x 9.7 mm and tips the scales at 178 grams. It might be a bit humongous for some people’s taste but surely they wouldn’t complain about its slim waistline. At this svelte a package, you would wonder at the amount of technology crammed into the device.
In terms of build quality though, we expect the Galaxy Note to be as solidly built as the previous high-end smartphones that came out of the Samsung stable. In this department, we can confidently say that the Korean electronics giant has the necessary experience so the Galaxy Note would surely be as well built as possible.
Under the hood
As always, this is the part that always interests most people – the components and the amount of power that lurks under the hood of a particular device, in this case the Galaxy Note. The device relies on an Exynos chipset to maintain harmony and integration between the many components that it packs.
Atop the chipset sits the device’s ARM Cortex-A9 processor that has two cores and runs at a speed of 1.4 GHz right next to it to take care of graphical matters is the device’s integrated Mali 400MP GPU.
To ensure a smooth and snappy operation, the very capable processor of the device is complemented by a full gigabyte of RAM. Users on the other hand would have options of choosing 16GB or 32GB in terms of storage space. The space may be something you can never have enough of but a dedicated media card slot ensures that memory expansion is always an option for you by making use of high-capacity microSD cards.
The Galaxy Note packs a massive 5.3-inch SuperAMOLED capacitive touchscreen panel. This display boasts of a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and has a pixel density count of 285 ppi. In addition to that, the whole panel is covered in Corning’s famed Gorilla Glass for added protection.
The display as expected supports multi-touch in addition to packing the usual bevy of sensors that seem to add to the functionality of the device such as accelerometer, proximity sensor and gyroscope. Also, right below the display sit the touch-sensitive controls of the Galaxy Note. And before it slips my mind, aside from multi-touch, the Galaxy Note packs support for pen input and in fact, the device comes with a stylus with a specialized slot in the Galaxy Note.
Packing a stylus might make the Galaxy Note a bit business-oriented but when it wants to have some fun, it can rely on its dual shooters. At its back, the star of the show is its 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. It also has features such as image stabilization, geotagging, face and smile detection along with touch focus.
Switch the shooter to video mode and it will enable you to shoot 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. The front-facing camera on the other hand for video calls purposes is an equally capable 2-megapixel snapper. Aside from video calls, the front shooter can also be utilized for capturing self-portraits.
The bottom line
The Samsung Galaxy Note is one formidable device that is getting a lot of attention. Given the device’s classic good looks combined with the powerful components that are lurking under its hood in addition to having support for pen input that resurrects the almost-forgotten stylus and the Samsung Galaxy Note will surely be one nice stuffing for your stockings come Christmas morning.
Samsung Galaxy Note Android Smartphone Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approximately S$ 850.00