Performance on the Note was great, I pushed it with my usual multi-tasking, where I'd be running applications over the entire day and it never broke a sweat. The included 1.4GHz dual-core processor cranks along without hesitation. I would go in-between e-mail, social networking, surfing the web, snapping photos and it never missed a beat. Performance is something you truly don't need to worry about on the Galaxy Note.
Toward the end of my use of the Note, I began to notice the smartphone would slow down and almost crash with certainty in certain apps, such as Google's own Chrome browser. I found if I had 4-5 tabs open and tried to access one of those tabs after an extended period of time (4-6 hours or more) then it would either lock up the app and I'd have to force close it or I'd have to fully reboot the Note. I never experienced this with my Galaxy S II.
Other than that Chrome-related hiccup, the Note ran admirably. If you've ever handled an S II, the Note is virtually identical in terms of performance, multi-tasking and general use.
3G performance on the Note was impressive, where in the middle of the CBD of my home city (Adelaide, South Australia) I received a downstream speed of a little under 13Mbit and an upload speed of just under 1Mbps. Other tests saw down speeds of 9Mbps and upload of 2.5Mbps.
Battery life on the Note was surprising; I used the phone moderately during the day and more heavily during the night. I had the screen on automatic brightness, every now and again changing it to full brightness if I was watching a video or playing a game.
I was able to get through an entire day most days without needing to charge it, which is an impressive feat considering the device is powering a 5.3-inch screen.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction and Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 2 [Look and Feel]
- Page 3 [Features]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- The Last Guardian goes gold after 9 years in development
- Bethesda throws a massive game sale on Steam
- PS4 Pro upgrades of PS4 games take no effort, says Sony
- New Moto Racer 4 gameplay trailer revealed
- Skyrim hasn't yet been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch
- Battlefield 1 Multiplayer Gameplay Thoughts
- GA-PH67A-UD3-B3 Resume fail after suspend with Linux
- h61m-dgs gigabyte not see DDR_A1
- BSI3H-6100 long time to post
- Patriot Memory LX 200GB microSD Memory Card Review
- Eurocom launches the ultrathin 15.6' Sky M5 R2 VR Ready gaming laptop with Intel Core i7 6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5), 4G LTE support, 64 GB DDR4 memory, 6 TB SSD storage
- ENERMAX releases Steelwing aluminum case
- ENERMAX Platimax D.F. PSU is available now
- ENERMAX launches Revolution Duo power supply with DUOFlowTM design for active ventilation
- Razer unveils new Razer Blade Pro gaming notebook