AnonD-55045, 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.
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.