Today, the vast majority of smartphones are equipped with displays with a diagonal of more than 5 inches. However, just a few years ago, these types of devices simply were not on the market. This situation has changed dramatically due to the unique and can say a unique series of equipment – Galaxy Note from Samsung.
How did it all start and how did the Korean revolution with a large screen and a stylus in the background look like in individual stages? Of course, from the first model Galaxy Note, which debuted in 2011.
Samsung Galaxy Note
It seems to me that I tested the first Samsung Galaxy Note only a few months ago, but since then it has been 7 years. You have to honestly admit that a few weeks after its premiere , this device has aroused much more interest than appliances under the sign of a green apple . When I used this phone in public transport and at work, everyone showed a great deal of interest. They asked what it is – whether it is definitely a phone or a tablet.Yes, it definitely could be used. Although half a decade ago smartphones were not as slender as today, and the 5.3-inch phablet was considered a real pan , the first Note was pleasing to users who bought up to 10 million copies of this device. How innovative the equipment was is the fact that Samsung did not know exactly what to call the category it belongs to. The names were considered, such as tabfon or phablet. The latter won, but after a few years and she was practically forgotten, because smartphones have grown by this time. How did the Samsung Galaxy Note look at specifications? Phenomenally! In the end, he was the older brother of the top Samsung Galaxy S II. The components used in the first phonet on the market are a Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, dual-core Exynos 4210 processor with 1.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 16 or 32 GB flash memory and a camera with a matrix 8 Megapixels, which was able to record the image in FullHD resolution. The whole was operated under the Android 2.3 Gingerbread system with TouchWiz 4.0. Today, these parameters can only bring a smile of pity, but the devices were really delightful at the launch . Samsung Galaxy Note, however, was not an ordinary smartphone. This device was advertised as the perfect assistant at work. All thanks to the S-Pen stylus, which allowed for easy selection of specific elements on the screen and easy taking of notes.
Samsung Galaxy Note II
The first device from the Galaxy Note series was an attempt to create a new branch of the market, and its sales results could not be complained, but it was only the second version of the device that convinced a really large number of users. The proof of this is the fact that Samsung Galaxy Note II in just two months went to 5 million customers . It was a result five times better than in the case of its predecessor. Samsung has not decided to make huge changes to its device. Instead, he greatly improved his specification.Above all, a larger, 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels is used. As you can see, the proportions of the screen have changed, thanks to which the equipment has become narrower and taller. He was also slightly thinner. This trend has been preserved in the following years and almost every next Samsung Galaxy Note was thinner, taller and narrower and offered an ever-larger display. Ot, progress. In addition, it uses a quad-core Exynos 4412 processor with a frequency of 1.6 GHz, 2 GB RAM and 16, 32 or 64 GB flash memory. The battery has also grown, the capacity of which is now 3,100 mAh instead of 2,500. The equipment operated under the control of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The biggest distinguishing feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note II? It was the Air View function that allowed you to operate the phone without touching its display. Later, it was implemented on the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone and is available today. With time, as an update, the implemented possibility of running several applications in windows was also implemented. Unfortunately, at the beginning it worked only with pre-installed programs. Both solutions are developed and are used today.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
It was a phone !!! If I had to mention the most distinguished, refined and interesting representative of the series Samsung Galaxy Note, I would just say about this smartphone. What was especially important was the back casing of the device, which looked like a natural skin. If anyone had doubts that Samsung's phablets are business devices, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 fully dispelled them . Initially, I regretted that instead of natural leather, the Koreans used her plastic imitation. Admirable was also the ergonomics and thoughtful construction of the device. Samsung went here on the whole and decided to reduce virtually all dimensions and weight of the device. This is not impressive, but remember that Galaxy Note 3 had a huge 5.7 "Super AMOLED display that was covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Samsung also decided to increase its resolution to 1920 × 1080. pixels.Other parameters are Snapdragon 800, 3 GB RAM and 32 or 64 GB flash memory. If someone bought this device in 2013, it can be used comfortably today. Gently, up to 3200 mAh level was also increased battery capacity and a better camera with a resolution of 13 Megapixels. Samsung also decided to use the new microUSB 3.0 charging connector, which was very fast, compatible with the previous microUSB 2.0 standard and … very ugly. The idea of applying it was never returned. In addition, Galaxy Note 3 was the first representative of the series to support wireless charging . The smartphone worked under the control of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean enriched with a Samsung overlay. This system worked great with the stylus with an additional button. After pressing it, a special menu appeared with functions dedicated to this accessory.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
The last model that I had the opportunity to use in person. Finally, on the occasion of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the Koreans have found a good way to develop their series of large devices. That's why they decided to stick to the chosen path and put on proven solutions. Samsung decided to re-use plastic backs that pretend to be a skin . It enjoyed the use of metal frames. This time, the dimensions and weight of the device were also minimally increased.However, in return Samsung has used slightly better components. Among other things, he again raised the resolution of the 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display (covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 4), this time up to 2560 x 1440 pixels. In addition, he used an octa-core Exynos 5433 or Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB flash memory. Almost never changed the battery, whose capacity in this case was 3220 mAh. Samsung gave up the bizarre charging port and returned to the standard microUSB 2.0. A slightly better camera with a 16 Megapixel sensor was also used. Similar size of the housing and screen, almost identical performance and a slightly larger display. If someone had a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, he did not have to exchange it for newer devices. It simply did not make sense in the world, at least in my opinion. Anyway, this smartphone can be used comfortably until today , unless of course the plastic casing does not hurt anyone.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Samsung knew perfectly well that the Galaxy Note 4 was slightly different from its predecessor, so he released the Galaxy Note Edge. This equipment was a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with a slightly smaller battery and a 5.6-inch screen curved on one edge . This solution was not particularly useful and was mainly used to quickly launch the most needed shortcuts.Nevertheless, if someone at the end of 2014 wanted to have a device other than all other available on the market, he should buy the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. This smartphone was somehow the beginning of fashion for curved screens – I do not hide that I belong to the group of users who liked the very curved screens.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
The Galaxy Note 5 was a great unknown. Everyone expected a completely different business phone, instead they received an enlarged, flat Galaxy S6 with a stylus. That's roughly enough. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was for the S6 model exactly what the S6 Edge was S6 Edge +. A bigger, slightly younger brother.As for the components, an Exynos 7422 octa-core processor made in a 14-nanometer process was used here. It had four powerful Cortex-A57 2.1 GHz cores and four energy-efficient 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 cores. 4 GB RAM and 32/64 GB flash memory worked with this system, which could not be extended. The screen of the device is a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels, of course covered with the latest Gorilla Glass. In addition, a 3000 mAh battery was used. The whole worked under the control of Android 5.1. Phablet was not officially available in Poland .
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
This is the shortest "living" Note on the market. The smartphone was shown by Koreans on August 2, 2016. If you are surprised by the lack of Samsung Note 6, I explain that such a model has never been made, Samsung decided to "jump" from "five" to "seven" to synchronize the Note series with the top Galaxy S smartphones – in this case from Samsung Galaxy S7 . Unfortunately, the troubles of the Note 7 with the power section (batteries burning) caused that the model was withdrawn from the market on October 11, 2016. All this history has been written many times, so let us give in to this unfortunate model.
Samsung Galaxy Note FE
On 7 July 2017, in selected countries (not in Poland), Samsung introduced the Note FE model to its offer. This is really a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but with a completely modified – reduced – for battery safety reasons. Samsung Galaxy Note FE – was an attempt to "repair" the situation with a malfunction with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Galaxy Note 8 visually resembles the Galaxy S8 + model. Like him, he has a casing made of two sheets of glass and a metal frame and, like him, has a large display surrounded by very narrow frames.The whole structure has less curves. This applies to both the rounded corners of the screen and its curvature at the edges. This, of course, makes sense considering the "notebook" nature of this device. The screen is to be conveniently operated with a stylus, so all stronger curves would be inadvisable. In comparison with Galaxy S8 + the phone has:
- slightly larger screen (6.3 instead of 6.2 inches);
- a double camera instead of a single one;
- more memory (6 instead of 4 GB);
- more internal memory (64, 128 or up to 256 GB – availability depending on the market);
- slightly smaller battery (3300 instead of 3500 mAh).
Currently, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best smartphones on the market . https://www.gsmmaniak.pl/759874/test-samsung-galaxy-note-8/
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is fast approaching. The Unpacked conference, during which we will see this phone, will be held on August 9, 2018. Galaxy Note 9 will be the next stage in the evolution of Samsung products or if you prefer a reheated chop, but this will not prevent him from becoming one of the best smartphones on the market. As every other Note, so Galaxy Note 9 will be the only and unique equipment, because as the only model on the market will offer stylus service at the master level . Are there former or current owners of any Galaxy Note among manieKów? If so, I would ask for a brief description of your adventure with this unique series of Samsung.