Samsung Galaxy Note review

Is it a very big phone or a very small tablet? Julian Prokaza takes a look at the unusual Galaxy Note in our review.

the Nokia Lumia 800 and Motorola RAZR simply isn't evident here.

The large screen and high resolution also make web browsing on the Galaxy Note much more manageable than on a smaller screen, since less reformatting is required to make tiny text legible. The proportionally bigger keys of Android's on-screen keyboard make it more comfortable to type on too, although we're not sure these two things are sufficient mitigation for the portability problems that this size smartphone creates.

An app called Kies Air turns the smartphone into a mini web server for transferring files across a Wi-Fi network.

As with the Galaxy S II, Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Note GT-N7000 with an app called Kies Air that turns the smartphone into a mini web server for transferring files across a Wi-Fi network. This is easy enough to use, but a USB connection is quicker for copying music and other multimedia. Samsung has removed the simple option to enable USB mass storage' mode from Android's pull-down menu though, and instead hidden it away in the Wireless and network settings and for some reason it must be enabled before the USB cable is plugged in.

Featured Resources

The ultimate law enforcement agency guide to going mobile

Best practices for implementing a mobile device program

Free download

The business value of Red Hat OpenShift

Platform cost savings, ROI, and the challenges and opportunities of Red Hat OpenShift

Free download

Managing security and risk across the IT supply chain: A practical approach

Best practices for IT supply chain security

Free download

Digital remote monitoring and dispatch services’ impact on edge computing and data centres

Seven trends redefining remote monitoring and field service dispatch service requirements

Free download

Most Popular

Best Linux distros 2021
operating systems

Best Linux distros 2021

11 Oct 2021
Apple MacBook Pro 15in vs Dell XPS 15: Clash of the titans
Laptops

Apple MacBook Pro 15in vs Dell XPS 15: Clash of the titans

11 Oct 2021
Windows 11 has problems with Oracle VirtualBox
Microsoft Windows

Windows 11 has problems with Oracle VirtualBox

5 Oct 2021