nuke, 04 Oct 2012As always, a fantastic, fantastic, fantastic review by Gsmarena. Great work guys! Having read ... moreGsmarena has always been the best in mobile reviewing. My only request left is for them to release a gsmarena app for android. If other competitors like theverge, youmobile, cnet, ign can... so should gsmarena. Please!
here we go again, the usual iphone fanboys saying there iphone is better without any explanation to WHY its better.
Sorry, this is the best phone out there. What does the lumia have over this, except the camera?
Glad to have one more hover-enabled touchscreen. If there are enough such device out there, we can start building apps with hover/roll_over/mouse_over functions to add some degree of interactivity. Or we can expect this functionality to be supported natively by the OS.
But is the hover function limited to the S Pen? I mean, can you hover it with your finger too?
rotem, 04 Oct 2012If you could choose between a Note II handset with lumia 920 screen technology (without the ca... moreI like both the functionality and the size of the Note 2 over the Lumia. I don't really touch the screen with unusual objects, so that screen tech doesn't add value un me. I'd take a Note 2 any day. But that's my case.
god nokia/microsoft shills are annoying as fuck
this is BETTER than nokia,
its both inductive and capactive, it even can feel the pressure
As always, a fantastic, fantastic, fantastic review by Gsmarena. Great work guys! Having read almost all Note II reviews by other tech sites, this is the most through, balanced and fair - hands down. Indeed, I now want to get my hands on one. Thank you Gsmarena!
yeip, 04 Oct 2012I see you're quite civilized. I will go on to explain my point. I do appreciate the hyper sens... moreso i buy the special pen, and then my iphone is better than the note. apple wins again.
rotem, 04 Oct 2012If you could choose between a Note II handset with lumia 920 screen technology (without the ca... moreThat completely changes the whole story...
Lumia is on a different line than Note II...
yeip, 04 Oct 2012I see you're quite civilized. I will go on to explain my point. I do appreciate the hyper sens... moreIf you could choose between a Note II handset with lumia 920 screen technology (without the capabilities of the Note II stylus but the device lighter and smaller and you can use the ability of regular stylus) and regular Note II handset,
what would you choose?
yeip, 04 Oct 2012I see you're quite civilized. I will go on to explain my point. I do appreciate the hyper sens... moreWhy did you have to bring Apple in that discussion. I know that the phrase goes like that but really you should have picked another kind of fruit. Keep it in the range of Samsung vs Nokia bashing.
rotem, 04 Oct 2012You're not understanding what I mean, in Nokia device you can turn almost any object to Stylus... moreI see you're quite civilized. I will go on to explain my point. I do appreciate the hyper sensitive screen of the Lumia. That tech is nice and welcome.
However, about the part of "turning anything into a stylus", I beg to differ. The stylus in the Note 2 is not a simple stick capable of touching the screen. The Note has a built in digitalizer, which is why it's capable of detecting those 1024 degrees of pressure.
The difference with the Lumia is it has a super sensitive screen the Note 2 doesn't, but also lacks a built in digitalizer. Therefore, it doesn't support anymore than 1 level of pressure, unless you buy an expensive stylus.
Not all capacitive stylus are the same. The Lumia and the Note 2 are targeted to very different buyers, you can't compare apples to oranges.
I dont know why we are even comparing the lumina 910 and the note 2... they are totally different devices.
The 910 is thick and heavy (for its size), has a lot smaller screen, has no SD card slot and a pretty small battery. On the up side the camera is probably better, it has DCHSDPA and a higher res screen.
rotem, 03 Oct 2012Good Lord, what pants are you wearing that you could put that monster in your pocket???Stop your ignorant comments about something you don't need. It's the size of an A6 Moleskine notebook that fits an ordinary top pocket. Stop comparing this to an ordinary smartphone. The Note is a mini pocketable computer that happens to have cellphone capabilities.
You just need a smartphone that has incomplete performance and features that the Note embodies, just like a recently released metallic one. You're satisfied with even with something that hasn't been released yet! You stick to that and be limited as you desire.
Does it makes sense comparing a lumia to a note II? Well I can't launch an app with a Lumia using a fork or nail isn't it? That's the main indea of the stylus of Note II, added functionality.
TheNeighbor, 04 Oct 2012The Note's Wacom "S" Pen system is an active type, meaning it receives input from th... moreit's not a combination of capacitive and resistive.
Only two things missing from this review:
1) BATTERY TEST. On another site an hour of video (Airplane and max brightness) used 17% of the note, 13% of the S3 and 8% of the note 2 so i'm expecting big things.
2) SPLIT SCREEN. This is the biggest software feature to come out for a while. I think its probably not on GSMarena's version yet but would like an updated review when it is.
rotem, 03 Oct 2012If you want to carry the pen just to "hovering" to get aditional information it's yo... moreThe Note's Wacom "S" Pen system is an active type, meaning it receives input from the pen like the 1024 pressure sensitivity, and has an extra sheet of sensor behind the capacitor screen to sense the S Pen.
What you're describing the Lumia as having is a combination of capacitive (senses the magnetic input of your finger) and resistive (you need to tap pressure the screen). It's not "new" tech.
The Note works fine even without the using the S Pen and this Wacom tech has been used with pen tablets used for illustrating with the computers. The S Pen can be stowed away at the back and so you need not "carry" it around. The Note now even alerts you if you happen to forget to put it back after walking a few steps away.