Thursday, September 27, 2012
Next Big Thing: Galaxy Note II
The Samsung Galaxy Note II will be another monstrous phone much like the original Galaxy Note. The original Galaxy Note has a 5.5 inch display, the Galaxy Note II has a 5.55 inch display. For reference, all iPhones (except the iPhone 5) have a 3.5 inch display and most Android phones have between 4 to 4.8 inch display. Bottom line, the Galaxy Note line of phones is gigantic. The tech blogs refer to these phones as "phablets". The offspring of a phone and a tablet.
Yesterday, while at Costco on an errand to pick up some garlic french bread, my wife wandered over to the jewelry section. At the speed of lightning, I took that as an opportunity to visit the phones section. While at the phones section, the original Galaxy Note grabbed my attention. I picked up the gigantic phone and wondered, "Could I walk around with this thing in my pocket? Will I look goofy talking into this enormous phone?" The answers were both yes. I did not care that I would look goofy, the size seemed manageable to me. In fact, for my personal use, I want a large screen, since my phone's main purpose is to read articles from the web. I love the size of the Galaxy Note so much, that now instead of waiting for the Mototorla Razr HD Maxx, I will wait for the Samsung Galaxy Note II.
I have not been this excited about the release of a phone since the Nexus One!