Samsung Galaxy Note Hardware Review

In this video we demonstrate the hardware of the new Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000). As a hybrid between an Android smartphone and tablet the Galaxy Note boasts some very impressive hardware. Powered by a 1.4 GHz dual-core Exynos processor with 1GB of RAM produces an extremely fast mobile experience. Out of the box the Galaxy Note is capable of achieving some of the fastest benchmarks we have seen on any mobile device.

The Galaxy Note has a few more goodies that set it apart from other Android devices. The first is the large 5.3 inch WXGA* Super HD AMOLED display (1280 x 800) behind a Gorilla Glass capacitive multi-touch digitizer. The pixel density is jam packed at 285.3 pixels per inch, providing indistinguishable pixels with the human eye. The second is the S-Pen, a unique feature that we have not seen on other tablets or smartphones. The S-Pen uses the same Wacom technology that graphic designers and architects use with their Bamboo writing tools for the computer. This stylus has a secondary button that activates gestures and actions exclusive to the Galaxy Note.

The dimensions of the Galaxy Note are 83.95 x 146.85 x 9.65 mm and weigh 178 grams with the battery included. The internal memory is 16GB and can reach 48GB with a microSD card (not included). The device has many radios included such as; quad band GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900), quad band UMTS (850, 900, 1900, 2100) which is capable of HSPA+ 21Mbps speeds, an FM tuner with RDS, Bluetooth 3.0, assisted GPS, and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n. The sensors included are; light, proximity, gyroscope, barometer, and accelerometer. There are dual microphones for noise cancellation, and a mono speaker for audio playback and speakerphone. The ports include a 3.5mm headset jack and a microUSB 2.0 multiport.

The main camera of the Galaxy Note is capable of capturing stills up to 8 mega pixels resolution and record at 1080p HD video at 30fps. The rear camera also has a single LED flash. The secondary camera is 2 mega pixels and is able to record video up to VGA resolution.

The Galaxy Note comes equipped with a huge 2500mAh lithium-ion battery which delivers over a day, if not days, worth of juice. Samsung has not provided battery details, but the Galaxy Note seems to live for days on a single charge, even with vigorous use.

Stay tuned for the software and final reviews coming up next and check out the unboxing video to see all of the accessories and other items that come bundled with the Samsung Galaxy Note.

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