Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000

A review unit of the much coveted Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 spent the holidays with me last December 2011. It was really the perfect time because a lot of people in my immediate vicinity were interested in the unit. In fact, my sister-in-law actually ended up buying one after playing around a bit with it!
Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000Okay, so size-wise here’s how the Samsung Galaxy Note’s 5.3″ screen compares to my Samsung Galaxy S2’s 4.3″ screen. It looks kind of like a big brother. XD

Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000Yes, you can hold it in one hand, albeit it’s noticeably wider than a regular phone. You can pretty much forget about one-handed navigation (like texting while driving, which you really shouldn’t be doing in the first place!!!) so I guess for the general public welfare it’s for the better. Safer streets right?
Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000

For the screen size, it’s still pretty slim.


Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 S PenIt comes with an S Pen (advanced smart pen) which you can use to write, draw, or even vandalize existing photos. :p
Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 S Pen

It’s basically a stylus.

Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 S MemoI used the S Pen for the Samsung Galaxy Note’s built-in S Memo application.

Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 S MemoThe S Memo is a very versatile app. You can choose your “paper” or background, your pen (you can use a brush, pencil, highlighter, or technical pen)… even the ink color and point thickness. You can insert photos from your cam, your phone’s memory, or the web.

Samsung Galaxy Note ReviewSamsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 S Memo

For me, it’s really a fun app more than anything. I guess people in the creative field will have a more productive time with it, haha!

Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 S MemoMaybe even business people will have a field day with it too. (Disclaimer: I did not draw the above, it’s one of the samples pre-installed in the phone!)

Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000You can even have one entire screen dedicated to your calendar. This pretty much eliminates the need for a notebook type planner.
Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000Due to its large screen size, reading newspapers and magazines from online / digital sources is made very convenient.

Samsung Galaxy Note Review

Playing games is now a lot more fun and immersive too!

Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000It’s like carrying a pocket-sized LCD TV since you can watch streaming videos and stuff.

Samsung Galaxy Note ReviewSamsung Galaxy Note’s 8MP rear (main) cam comes with a flash. The front cam is 2MP.

Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000It can actually take decent photos. If all factors are optimized, great photos.

Photo by Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000This is the actual photo I took with the Samsung Galaxy Note. Considering it’s indoors at night under fluorescent lighting, I’d say it’s not bad at all.
Other features:

  • 16GB internal memory
  • 1.4GHz dual core processor
  • 1080p full HD video recording and playback
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
  • HD Super Amoled screen (bright even at the dimmest setting!)

My hubby commented that if you’re a guy who keeps his cellphone inside his pocket it could be tough lugging this around. It’s admittedly more convenient for us ladies with handbags. The Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 is what happens when your cellphone and tablet PC get married and have a kid. It can do everything both gadgets can do and even a bit more.

The Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 retails for P34,995.


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