As everyone should know, by now, I like big phones. When it comes to mobile phones, I’m like Professor Peach in The Italian Job, I am; I like ‘em big. BIG. As such, it should come as a surprise to absolutely no-one that I’m a tiny little bit in love with the Samsung Galaxy Note, and so, when PocketNow did a review of it, I perked up and take notice.
Naturally, my first reaction was the same as what I predict most people’s first reaction will be upon seeing the Galaxy Note: dear god, look at the bleedin’ size of it! That alone would be enough is enough to get me interested, but it turns out that the Galaxy Note ain’t just big. No sirree, it’s powerful, too. And innovative. And I think I may actually be in love with it…
Y’see, part of why I’ve fallen in love is that S-Pen that comes with it, a dibber (nope, not calling it a stylus, try and make me) for the 21st Century. It’s something that you just don’t get on other smartphones, like the HTC Sensation XE, these days; the thing is, though, that it’s also not, as I first assumed, a capacitive stylus, which is why I’m not calling it a stylus. Instead, it’s basically the same kind of pen as you get on a Wacom tablet (you know, the kind you use with PCs, like what graphic designers use), which makes it utterly unique in the world of mobile phones.
So, there’s that. There’s also some of the rather neat gesture tricks they’ve built into both the S-Pen, and the phone itself. Case in point: you can hold two fingers on the screen, and tip the phone, to zoom in or out on a webpage. We’ve all seen pinch-to-zoom, so seeing tip-to-zoom is, basically, funky as all hell. And it has the Swype keyboard built in. And a massive 2500mAh battery.
Awesome, awesome stuff, and I cannot wait to get my hands on one of these beasties, to try it out for myself.
And I never thought I’d say this, but HTC, you have some competition in the race to be my next phone…
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