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.
Another excellent Samsung product. All it needs is the Blackberry messaging and email system and the WP8 office integration, and you have an unbeatable tool. As it stands at the moment, bragging rights, photo manipulation, movies and games are all it really has to offer, but it is still no great business tool.
AnonD-55045, 04 Oct 2012These are the Note 2's touch capabilities
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZxrpIC4ohg&t=19... moreI do not know how steady your hands, but try to take a pen and hover close over your phone screen without touching the screen.
Be honest and tell me how you succeed, for me it's very hard .
AnonD-55045, 03 Oct 2012Now let's ignore the rest of the features I mentioned like pressure sensivity, lateral button ... moreYou're not understanding what I mean, in Nokia device you can turn almost any object to Stylus, even a fork
The only thing I liked in Note screen is the pressure sensivity(I do not know the pressure sensitivity in the lumia 920).
woo hoo should be getting the note 2 today.
Had the original note and it was fantastic. The note 2 is an upgrade but I would say not major though.
My only concern is the reduce width but lets see when I get it.
Can't wait to have this beast in my hand
Definite my next phone, hope will drop within $500 range before december.
Awesome phone. Still an 808 fan though. And well, I'd rather have the Xiaomi mi-2
rotem, 03 Oct 2012If you want to carry the pen just to "hovering" to get aditional information it's yo... moreNow let's ignore the rest of the features I mentioned like pressure sensivity, lateral button press and slot removal trigger functions. Stylus in the Palm series has nothing to do with this one. A Wacom stylus is a more fair comparison, and that's not the "past" as you wanna put it.
That tech is leading and whether you like it or not, we'll be getting more and more stylus compatibility in the upcoming years.
I saw the Lumia "future" tech in the link you provided. Nothing to be impressed about. If you do use gloves or fingernails A LOT (I'm male so my fingernails are always short, plus I've never put on a pair of gloves a single day in my life, there's no snow here) that could prove to be a somewhat useful feature.
Back in May I saw the Xperia Sola's floating touch and that was impressive. A nice feature but the device itself is subpar. The Lumia is a nice device, but there's no "future" display there mate. Now that's a gimmick, the stylus in the Note would be a gimmick too if it simply didn't pack so much functionality.
You truly know it is innovation when it has larger screen and lower screen resolution than previous generation. I'm glad they finally listened to some reason and chose 16:9 format but still lowering resolution because of that is lame move in my book.
AnonD-55045, 03 Oct 2012Do those "objects" allow you to get aditional information by just hovering them? Nop... moreIf you want to carry the pen just to "hovering" to get aditional information it's your choice, but I want the future(lumia 920 screen) not the past(stylus).
Zach Morris couldn't fit his phone into his pocket, and yet he still looked cool...
rotem, 03 Oct 2012in the lumia 920 you can use any object you want to touch the screen.
the big screen is good ... moreDo those "objects" allow you to get aditional information by just hovering them? Nope.
Does that technology allow 1024 degrees of pressure sensivity? Nope.
Do those objects give you additional functions on button press / slot removal events? Nope.
The stylus is meant for much more than simply activating the "touch" event on the touchscreen. If you don't get the point of the stylus, don't come to talk BS about it.