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Samsung Galaxy Note Unboxing – A Compromise of Phone and Tablet

by Jon Rettinger | December 30, 2011December 30, 2011 11:48 am PST

When the Samsung Galaxy Note was announced a few months back, many wondered whether it was a phone, tablet or something we’d haven’t even heard of. At 5.3-inches of screen, the device absolutely towers over smartphones currently on the market. We got a brief hands-on in September and came away impressed despite its massive size.

It’s a phone, just to clear the air. And it’s huge. In a world where devices are only getting bigger, the Galaxy Note jumps past the 4-inch range altogether and lands at a massive 5.3-inches. Why move up in increments when you can up the ante in one swing? What we previously considered big – Galaxy Nexus, HTC Rezound, Droid Razr – is now slight and tiny. What we want to know: will the size hinder or improve the experience? And is the Galaxy Note daily driver material?

To match its size, the Galaxy Note comes equipped some immense specs: 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 5.3-inch Super AMOLED HD display (800×1280), 1GB RAM, 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording (2 megapixel front), 16GB and 32GB versions (expandable with microSD), bluetooth 3.0, Android 2.3 and 2500 mAh battery.

Check out the Galaxy Note unboxing, and stay tuned for further coverage.

Update: Be sure to check out our Samsung Galaxy Note review video!

Samsung Galaxy Note Specs:

  • Dimensions: 5.78×3.27×0.38″
  • Display: 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED (800×1280)
  • Processor: 1.4GHz dual-core
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB/32GB (expandable with microSD)
  • Camera: 8 megapixel with LED flash and 1080p HD video recording, 2 megapixel front
  • Weight: 6.28 oz
  • Battery: 2500 mAh, 13 hours of talk time, 570 hours of stand-by time
  • OS: Android 2.3
  • Bluetooth: 3.0

Samsung Galaxy Note Gallery

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Jon, perhaps best known by his YouTube alter ego Jon4Lakers, has a love for technology that can never be quenched, no matter how hard he tries. If...