AT&T Galaxy Note Pre-Review
The Galaxy Note is due to be released on AT&T on February 19th. This of course is the US variant of the already internationally available Galaxy Note. There are a few differences in US version. Cosmetically, the US version loses the large physical home button its internation cousin dons. Instead it has the tradition Android capacitive buttons we’re so used to seeing. As for the guts, the AT&T Galaxy Note has a 1.5ghz dual core S3 Snapdragon processor as opposed to the 1.4ghz Exynos found in the international version. The reason for the different processor is due to high speed network incompatibilities with the Exynos. Which brings us to our next difference, the radios. The AT&T Galaxy Note has a LTE radio that the international does not have. Depending on how you look at it, that could be considered good or bad. Personally, I’d rather have the better processor than LTE due to the fact that data is not unlimited.
Specs: 1.5ghz dual core S3 Snapdragon, 5.3″ Super Amoled HD screen, 1gb of RAM, NFC (according to a Samsung tear-down), LTE
I expect the device to be large. I’m not sure how comfortable it will be to hold, but I definitely expect it to feel quite different in hand than other devices that I’m used to.
Though it does not have the Exynos processor in it I expect it to be fast and responsive.
With a Super Amoled HD screen, I expect the screen to be gorgeous.
The stylus will feel like a gimmick and feel unnecessary
With that kind of screen real estate, I expect the browsing experience and multimedia experience to be top notch
It should be able to stream flash hd movies without stuttering
I don’t expect it to be a device I’d use as a daily driver
With Pre-Review expectations laid out, the table has now been set. We will soon be seeing how the Galaxy Note stacks up against my expectations. Be sure to check back here on the 19th.