Scoop TechLab | Samsung Galaxy Note II
A Pocket Rocket Designed For Digital Travelling And Business Productivity
Two of Scoop Techlab's two Galaxy Note II reviews will be winging their way in from abroad.
- Kiwi Digital Pioneer Brenda Leeuwenberg ( @brenda09 ) is in Austria touring with her Samsung Galaxy Note II and tweeting rather a lot about how cool it is.
- Former Hansard Reporter, founding Columnist at Scoop Independent News, and sometimes Scoop Muse Rosalea Barker ( @RosaleaBarker ) will report to us as a guinea-pig user on Telecom NZ's breakthrough new roaming services, testing them out whilst posing as a tourist in her home city of Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area. (NOTE: New Telecom NZ roaming rates will came into effect onl 21st December )
- Former Scoop Duty Editor and newly qualified young lawyer George McLellan will be assessing the Galaxy Note II as a productivity device for a young urban professional.
Samsung’s smartphone/tablet in-between
The comparatively large 138mm screen on Samsung’s Galaxy Note II is clearly aimed at those who don’t want to carry two devices. It is large enough for browsing and watching videos, though may be a bit large for some peoples’ pockets. This is Samsung’s second generation of phones with what it describes as S-Pen functionality – in which its enhanced handwriting capability enables penned notes to be sent by email.
- Android OS v4.1 (Jelly bean)
- Rear-facing 8 megapixel camera (3264 x 2448 pixels), with 1.3 front facing camera for video calling. Geotagged, face and smile detection, image stabilisation
- 16GB of internal memory
- Huge 138mm 1280 x 720 resolution AMOLED capacitive screen