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Samsung Galaxy Note Smartphone/Tablet Review

Samsung Galaxy Note Smartphone/Tablet Review

Samsung Galaxy Note Smartphone/Tablet Review

Samsung Galaxy Note Tablet/Smartphone Review

It is probably fair to say that everyone who likes tech thinks they want a tablet… with the new iPad raising the stakes as far as potential performance and screen quality go and ASUS launching the ultra-flexible, superbly built Transformer Prime the desirability is definitely there. The thing is though that tablets do have the potential to be yet another device to throw in a bag and when on the move it is near essential to have a 3G/4G model for continued use.

It is for that reason that my own tablet sat on my desk, mostly unused for several months… when working it is always on the PC, calls well that’s a phone. Out and about on short journeys or quick trips and it’s on to the phone again to pick up mail and perform basic tasks. Anything more means carting a whole machine about.

What if one device solved the need to have a separate 3/4G enabled tablet, or laptop in addition to a phone? Well that is what Samsung aim to achieve with the Galaxy Note. Sitting very much above the phone space, yet below a full blown tablet, with its 5.3" screen it could be the answer… then again it could also be too big to be a phone or too small to be functional for other tasks. Today we find out which way our experience went.

Packaging and Bundle

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Samsung package the Galaxy Note in a box which gives us a clear view of the handset along with one of its key features. Inside we find product documentation, headphones, plug and a USB cable which can be used for data transfer, or charging. The final item of note is a stylus which can be used on the Note’s capacitive touch screen.

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Stuart Davidson

Stuart Davidson is Senior Editor at HardwareHeaven having joined the site in 2002.