Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Mar 2012 10:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Over the years, one thing has been very hard to grasp for some people: the fact that people want smartphones with 4.0"+ screens. These 'some people' seem to believe that because Apple chose a 3.5" display, any display size that isn't 3.5" is wrong. Keep that in mind when you read Samsung's latest little communiqué: the Korean giant has sold (not shipped, sold) more than 5 million Galaxy Notes. Which has a 5.3" screen.
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RE[2]: It is terrible though
by leos on Thu 29th Mar 2012 22:51 UTC in reply to "RE: It is terrible though"
leos
Member since:
2005-09-21

Your one of the few people that heard such negative comments from. There isn't one over sized icon on the thing


There are plenty. Most apps that don't have a variable content view will just make buttons bigger. Like the calculator for example. Perfect opportunity to offer more features on the main view with all that screen space. There are none, the calculator just has huge buttons compared to the same app on a normal sized phone. Most apps are like this. They don't take advantage of the screen real estate.

it has a 1280 x 800 screen resolution for goodness
sake.


Irrelevant. If app developers are not taking advantage of it by changing their app design (which they aren't), the resolution does not impact how many things can be displayed. Just because you have the space doesn't mean you can access more buttons faster.

How long did you get to play with it?


About half an hour.

Ah it doesn't matter if you think if its a piece of junk then there is no changing your mind.


I think it's junk by observation. Why?
- impractically large size
- horribly slow (may have been a defective unit though)
- terrible battery life for anything involving the screen.
- apps don't take advantage of the large screen. The benefit to a smaller screen phone is marginal at best.

Fine if you like it, but that's my opinion.

Edited 2012-03-29 22:54 UTC

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RE[3]: It is terrible though
by Gunderwo on Fri 30th Mar 2012 02:36 in reply to "RE[2]: It is terrible though"
Gunderwo Member since:
2006-01-03

If you played with it for only a half hour how did you determine the battery life was so terrible?

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RE[4]: It is terrible though
by leos on Fri 30th Mar 2012 04:44 in reply to "RE[3]: It is terrible though"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

If you played with it for only a half hour how did you determine the battery life was so terrible?


There is such a thing as a review where one can read these things:
http://st.gsmarena.com/pics/11/11/note-battery/gsmarena_002.gif

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