Simon from best-mobile-contracts.co.uk outlines some of the features that make the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 a unique device that will appeal to all sorts of creative individuals.
Some people are not quite sure if the Galaxy Note 2 is supposed to be a phone or a tablet. In terms of size it certainly falls into a grey area between the two. Its 5.5 inch screen makes it much larger than some of the largest Android phones available today, yet it is much smaller than the sort of devices that come to mind when the word “tablet” is mentioned. Samsung are quite clear though that the Note 2 is a phone, not a tablet.
If the Galaxy Note 2 were merely a Samsung Galaxy S3 with a larger screen then there would perhaps be little demand for it, but the Note 2 is much more than just an oversized phone. So what makes the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 so special? Unlike most touchscreen phones on the market today the Note 2 comes with a stylus known as the S Pen. Rather than its larger screen size, it is this stylus that distinguishes the Note 2 and makes it a truly unique device.
The S Pen is ergonomic and has a rubber tip, so using it will feel just as natural as using a real pen or pencil. Just like a real pen, the S Pen makes it much easier to write or draw and many apps come included with the Galaxy Note 2 to help you with these tasks. The Note 2 supports handwriting recognition, so you can use the S Pen to write just like a normal pen. This is certainly much easier than trying to type with an on-screen keyboard and is a great way to quickly jot down notes or ideas.
Apps for the Galaxy Note 2
S Memo is an app that has been designed specifically for this purpose. S Memo allows you to take down notes using handwriting recognition, which can be automatically transformed into digital text if you so desire, and you can also augment these memos with images and sound clips. While S Memo was available on the original Note, the Note 2 adds a new Easy Clip feature. This allows you to take irregular shaped screenshots which can be pasted into your memos, or shared via email and social networks. Using Easy Clip, you simply draw with the S Pen around the portion of the screen you wish to copy and then select what you wish to do with it.
S Memo is ideal for jotting down ideas, writing minutes or taking notes during a lecture. But the Note 2 does not restrict you to taking down notes with S Memo – you can also add notes to images and videos. Load a video that you have transferred from a computer, downloaded, or recorded on the Note’s camera, and you can draw directly onto to it to add comments, funny moustaches or other annotations.
Along with the many apps included on the Note 2 there are many more apps available from Google Play which have been designed specifically for use with the Note 2 and its S Pen. Many of these revolve around artistic endeavours such as drawing and animation, and make the Note 2 an ideal device for artistic individuals.
The Note 2 comes with S Planner which can help you to organise your week, and it is a great device for catching up on your emails thanks to Wi-Fi and 3G connections. Air View is a new feature that has been added to the Note 2 which allows you to use the S Pen to get a quick preview of messages in your inbox without touching the screen. Simply hold the S Pen over the desired message and you can get a quick glance of its contents without loading in its entirety.
So why buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 2?
The Galaxy Note 2 is not just a larger smartphone. While Samsung classifies it as a phone it has much of the functionality you would expect from a tablet, and the S Pen allows it to offer a unique set of apps to help you unleash your creative side. As well as being ideal for artistic individuals the use of handwriting recognition and an ergonomic stylus makes the Note 2 a great device for quickly jotting down ideas while you sit in a café or wait for a train. The unique features of the Note 2 may appeal to some people more than others, but anyone who plays around with the phone for just a short while will start to feel more creative within a matter of minutes.
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