|Popularly known as the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Samsung Note SGH-I717 cell phone is a powerful part tablet, part smartphone. This smartphone has a built-in internal memory that is expandable by 32 GB and up to a total of 40 GB with the addition of external microSD memory cards. The Samsung Note runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual core processor, which operates on a GSM quad-band network, supporting 850, 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz bands, as well as LTE, dual band 4 and 17 UTMS. It is capable of both 3G and 4G data transfer speeds.|
The bold and vivid 5.3-inch full touchscreen on the Samsung Note displays images, applications, and webpages in 1280x800-pixel resolution, and the HD super AMOLED screen resists bumps, nicks, and scratches, giving the device longer life.
The Samsung Note is also capable of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections, as well as Bluetooth profiles, HID, and a Wi-Fi hotspot that allows phone users to share a data connection with up to five other users or devices.
For those who appreciate image capturing and sharing, the Samsung Note SGH-1717 cell phone is equipped with dual cameras, including an 8 MP rear-facing lens and a 2 MP front-facing lens with 4x optical zoom and autofocus. It also functions as a camcorder with high-definition DivX HD recording and playback.
This smartphone connects its owner with a multitude of entertainment, shopping, and social networking opportunities and presents all of them in an easy-to-access format. The Samsung Media Hub makes it simple to listen to music and watch movies and television shows from popular subscription services, such as Hulu, Netflix, Pandora, and Last.FM. There are several widgets on this smartphone that lead to popular social networking hubs like Facebook, Twitter, Photobucket, and Flickr. The Media Hub also includes a multi-function music player that can handle MP3 and MP4 music files as well as FM music channels, thanks to the built-in radio receiver. Downloads that are available from the Google Play collection include a plethora of games, widgets, and applications.
A distinctive feature of the Samsung Note SGH-I717 cell phone is its S Pen – a pressure-sensitive stylus that mimics real pen and paper drawing, writing, notetaking, and sketching. This pen, along with its sensitive touchscreen, allows users to capture handwritten notes, shopping lists, and drawings made on the go, so that they can be saved for later and also edited and shared with colleagues, friends, and family over several social media platforms. The smartphone owner can also create virtual postcards with the Touchnote application and remove unwanted objects and people from photos with the TouchRetouch widget.
People who are interested in using the Samsung Note for business purposes will find a plethora of business and enterprise-ready applications, widgets, and programs pre-installed to enhance corporate communication and productivity. These include the Mobile Device Management (MDM) tool, which enables on-device encryption for sensitive information and documents. The Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync version 14 server lets users sync corporate email messages, calendar entries, and contacts with VPN servers so that all the information that would be available on a work computer can be accessed from the convenience of the Samsung Note smartphone. The pre-loaded Polaris Office productivity suite is exclusive to this smartphone model so that documents and presentations can be created on the go. In addition to Polaris Office, the Samsung Note can effectively run applications powered by Microsoft Office Suite, Google Documents, and Samsung SAFE.
The Samsung Note is ideal for smartphone users who appreciate a powerful device that can be held in the palm of one’s hand. Nearly any common process that can be executed by a computer can be completed by the Note in a portable format.
|Family Line||Samsung Galaxy|
|Model||Note LTE SGH-I717|
|Storage Capacity||16 GB|
|Network Technology||GSM / GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / HSUPA|
|Band||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) UMTS 850/2100|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSDHC|
|Battery Capacity||2500 mAh|
|Display Technology||HD Super AMOLED|
|Diagonal Screen Size||5.3 in.|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||No|