Samsung GALAXY Note 16GB 

Released October, 2011
  • Android 4.1.2
  • 4G
  • 5.3"
  • Dual core 1.4 GHz
It feels very nice to the touch, but can be quite slippery and attracts a lot of fingerprints.
by GSM Arena (Aug, 2012)
It has a dual digitizer with both capacitive touch and a digital pen (included) that's much more precise than a capacitive stylus.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2012)
6.6 Out of 10

PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung GALAXY Note

Performance

Processing power and speed

GALAXY Note
7.7
Xperia SP
8.4
Geekbench, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

GALAXY Note
6.2
Xperia SP
7.9
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

GALAXY Note
5.2
Xperia SP
n.d.
Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time (3G), Standby time and 1 more

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

GALAXY Note
7.9
Xperia SP
8.2
Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com, fudzilla.com and 2 more

6.6

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

GALAXY Note
6.6
Xperia SP
8.1

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung GALAXY Note

geekbench Processor and memory performance

GALAXY Note
331
LG G2
2,572
iPhone 5s
2,523

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

GALAXY Note
4,343
Galaxy S III
2,559
iPhone 5s
4,905

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

GALAXY Note
1,021 ms
Galaxy S III
1,192 ms
Xperia SP
1,098 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

GALAXY Note
2,053
iPhone 5s
3,621

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

GALAXY Note
2,682
Galaxy S III
3,481
Xperia SP
n.d.

GLBenchmark 2.5 battery Battery life for 3D graphics apps

GALAXY Note
287 min
Galaxy S III
166 min
Xperia SP
n.d.

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung GALAXY Note


8.5
The phone's insanely high resolution 1280 x 800 pixel Super AMOLED HD display is easy on the eyes.

7.5
Luckily, its 1080p high definition video recording quality is much more pleasant looking, and as a whole, we find it to be extremely sharp looking.

8.0
285ppi is what it gives us, and not only are colours vibrant and sharp, but it looks easily as good as anything that Apple produces with a 'retina' label, even though it's obviously a lot bigger.

Overall

7.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type AMOLED
Size 5.3"
Resolution 1280 x 800
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
PPI 284 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.1.2
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0

form factor

Weight 178 g
Thickness 9.7 mm
Size 83 x 147 x 9.7 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.4 GHz
Number of cores Dual core
RAM 1 GB
Internal storage 16 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G
Networks
  1. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  2. HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
  3. Unknown (21.1 Mb/s)
  4. HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
  5. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  6. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 1,560 min
Talk time (3G) 810 min
Standby time 57,600 min
Standby time (3G) 49,248 min
Capacity 2,500 mA·h
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