We at tablet-news.com usually test tablets, but when faced with the Samsung Galaxy Note it’s hard to tell what we’re actually messing with here. Considering it has a 5.3 inch diagonal and it’s bigger than the Dell Streak, I’d say it’s safe to say it’s a tablet…

The Galaxy Note feels a bit like a bigger Galaxy S II and you can see its elegant package (that some people say ripped off Apple) in the video below. Inside the box I found the device, a bunch of manuals, the microUSB cable, the charger and headphones. On the lower back side of the Note there’s a tiny stylus that’s well hidden and discretely integrated.

The battery cover is plasticky, flimsy and feels fragile, just like the one on the Galaxy S II. The 5.3 inch device feels huge in one’s hand and using it to talk on the phone sounds like a pretty strange idea, although this slate does calls. It runs Android 2.3 with TouchWiz and I’ll be back in a couple of days for the full review!

  • Anonymous

    I like the concept of the Galaxy Note.  It is convenient for me to read on my smartphone but I have always wished that my phone had a bigger screen.  Also, I like to write notes wherever I go.  I carry my phone in a belt case so I don’t think having a larger case to carry this phone would make much of a difference.

  • Deian Stancu

    This is too small to use as tablet, too big as a phone. Maybe a Galaxy Tab 7 Plus, also a phone, is better, and bigger screen.