Posted: March 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE LTE came to fruition back last fall pushing the limits of how big is too big for today’s smart’s a half smartphone, half tablet and all awesome “PHABLET”


This phone is AT&T’s version of the Samsung Galaxy Note, with LTE connectivity and a dual-core 1.5GHz processor.  1GB of RAM is aboard with 32GB of native storage included. That can be pumped up to as much as 64GB using a microSD card.The 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note is nearly two inches bigger than the iPhone—and a smallish touchscreen tablet. The 8MP camera on back has AF and captures video at 1080p (at 30fps). The front-facing camera weighs in at 2MP for self-portraits and video chat.

Samsung Galaxy Note LTE Review

The package contains:

1. Micro USB cable
2. Wall Charger
3. Quick Start Guide
4. Health & Safety and Warranty Guide

Overlooking its beastly figure, the Samsung Galaxy Note bears many of the same design characteristics that have been established by the Galaxy S II family. Sporting that typical Samsung construction, with its all-plastic casing and all, it’s hardly anything that stands out, but we’re grateful to find it retaining the same streamlined (0.38” thin) appearance of the international GSM version – especially when it’s packing an LTE radio. With its accompanying weight (6.45 oz), it’s minutely heavier than the original version, but warranted in giving it a solid sense of durability.
Overall, there isn’t a whole lot different with the handset’s design, but it now features the usual set of Android capacitive buttons beneath its display, as opposed to finding the physical home button like before. Additionally, it bears AT&T’s name below its earpiece, with its front-facing 2-megapixel camera positioned nearby.

Android capacitive buttons - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE ReviewFront-facing camera - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE Review


                                                     Equally as eye-catching as its ginormous size, the 5.3” WXGA (800 x 1280) Super AMOLED display of the Samsung Galaxy Note is undoubtedly blessed with so much real estate. Magnificent in so many ways, some might be bummed to know that it utilizes the less favorable Pen Tile matrix arrangement, but nevertheless, we’re impressed by its immaculate detail (285 ppi). Furthermore, it exhibits all of the qualities we adore with Super AMOLED displays in general – like its overly saturated color tones, deep contrast, wide-viewing angles, and a noticeably bluish tinge. Combining all of those elements, it removes the shock factor of being so large in size for a smartphone, but rather, it culminates all together to reel in prying eyes from afar to take notice of its polarizing beauty.

The 5.3” WXGA Super AMOLED display of the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE Review

In the rear, its 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash is perched in its usual spot, while yanking apart its plastic rear cover grants us access to its SIM card slot, microSD card slot, and generous 2,500 mAh battery. Inconspicuously hidden away, the included S Pen (don’t call it a stylus, says Samsung) is firmly held in place within its slot, which is located in the bottom right corner of the device.

                    Rear camera - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE Review      The included S Pen - Samsung Galaxy Note LTE Review
                                                                                               After all this isn’t a handset fit for those with small hands, because honestly, it’ll inevitably prove to be too much, as frustration to hold and operate the device settles in. Wide figured and all, we find it necessary to have a two-handed operation approach when handling the Samsung Galaxy Note, especially when our thumb is unable to encompass every corner of its display.

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