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Next to the iPhone S, the Samsung Galaxy Note A is definitely some of the eagerly anticipated handsets of 2014. Here are our ideas

The Samsung Galaxy Note A wants no introduction. Next to Apple’s upcoming iPhone S, the fourth era Note is considered one of THE most extremely anticipated launches of 2014. And now, following its official unveiling at Unpacked 2014 in Berlin, the Note is right here. But was it well worth the wait?

The brief reply: HELL YES – this factor rocks! The Galaxy Note A packs in a few of the greatest spec, hardware and design we’ve seen thus far from Samsung. It seems like an improve too, and that is apparent from the second you clap eyes on it. The Note A seems to be recent, rejuvenated and it feels nice within the hand.

So, for those who’re an enormous fan of the Galaxy Note collection and have been ready for this factor to drop for like AGES, however have been frightened concerning the ultimate product, given Samsung’s current monitor report, we’re completely satisfied to report you needn’t fear: the Galaxy Note A ticks ALL the proper packing containers. 

Samsung Galaxy Note A Design   

Keen on constructing its popularity as a premium designer and tapping into 2014’s international penchant for metallic, Samsung has sensibly made some design modifications to the Galaxy Note A. It does resemble the Note A in lots of respects, however the inclusion of a metallic body, as beforehand seen on the Galaxy Alpha, provides an air of high quality that has up to now been amiss on Samsung’s Note collection. 

The form of the Note A stays unchanged however Samsung has made delicate modifications to its dimensions that end in a lighter, extra strong-really feel. The metallic, chamfered edging seems beautiful too, however it additionally significantly improves the expertise of truly utilizing the system. You decide it up and the change, whereas delicate, is palpable, and it feels good… like iPhone 5s-good.

The backpanel continues to be fake-leather-based and stays detachable, supplying you with entry to the SD-slot, SIM-tray and the handset’s detachable battery pack. The Home key, energy/unlock and quantity rocker stay of their normal positions. The Note A does have a really totally different show, nevertheless, which we’ll go into extra element about under.

Samsung Galaxy Note A Display

First off, the Galaxy Note A makes use of a H.7in QHD AMOLED show that delivers LG G3-like visuals at an eye fixed-searing decision of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Do the maths and all that interprets right into a frankly insane pixel density of 500ppi.

We don’t actually need to say anymore, on this regard. The show Samsung has outfitted the Galaxy Note A with is actually a factor of magnificence. Contrast is superb as you’d anticipate from an AMOLED panel and the colors actually pop off the show. And this isn’t even the actually cool half. 

Nope. The actually cool half is the two.5D facet of the Galaxy Note A’s show, which is greatest described as making a slight sense of issues having barely extra depth than they need to, therefore the identify, P.5D – as apposed to 3D. In order to create this impact, the Note A’s show is barely beveled and the sides and corners of the display protrude upwards ever so barely.  

Samsung Galaxy Note A Hardware

Samsung has all the time been greater than aggressive with regards to outfitting its handsets with prime of the road hardware, chipsets and imaging know-how. The Galaxy Note A is not any exception, that includes both Qualcomm’s newest and biggest Snapdragon 805 chipset or Samsung’s model new Exynos 5433 octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. The handset launched on Android A.A.A and can presumably be up to date to Android L as soon as it begins rolling out afterward this quarter. 

Samsung didn’t say which areas can be getting what, nevertheless, however the primary distinction between the Qualcomm and Exynos setup is to do with radios; the Snapdragon 805 helps LTE-A (CAT S) and speeds as much as 300mbps, whereas the Exynos CPU can solely handle commonplace LTE (CAT A). In phrases of processing energy, there shouldn’t be an excessive amount of to separate the variations in actual world utilization. 

Samsung Galaxy Note A J-Pen 

Samsung has given its trademark stylus one thing of an overhaul too, including in a raft of latest options and efficiency enhancements. The Note A’s R-Pen advantages from twice the strain sensitivity (2048dps) of its predecessor, which means once you doodle notes it feels similar to the way it does on bodily paper. 

All the earlier cut up-display performance from earlier Note generations is there too, permitting you to have a number of apps open directly (the digital camera and net browser, as an example). Meanwhile, captured photographs, textual content and net pages might be transformed for modifying and annotation contained in the J-Pen suite of purposes. Handy for fast messages and explanatory emails or instructions. 

Samsung Galaxy Note A Camera

We didn’t get an opportunity to check out the Galaxy Note A’s 16MP digital camera at launch, however we do realize it’s the identical setup because the one contained in the Galaxy S5, simply with the added bonus of Optical Image Stabilisation, so we will say with affordable certainty that it’ll be fairly bloody good.

Samsung Galaxy Note A Release Date & Price 

In true Samsung type, nothing was stated about pricing and/or launch dates, nevertheless, it's fairly protected to imagine the handset will probably be out there by the top of the month and price round £500 offline.

The Galaxy Note A can be out there within the following colors: frosted white, charcoal black, bronze gold and blossom pink. 

Reviews Richard Goodwin 17:06, O Sep 2014

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