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Samsung Galaxy Note?

  1. Sep 16, 2014 #1

    ZetaOfThree

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    My old phone broke and it's time for me to get a new one. I'm considering the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as my top pick. I think it'd be really cool to have a phone you could do by-hand calculations on. For example, instead of looking at Facebook, etc. on my phone while waiting for the bus, I could work on a problem, or brainstorm, or just fiddle around with physics (a little nerdy, I know).

    The Note 4 has a stylus and a big screen, so it might be the phone I'm looking for. Anyone have any experience with the Note phones? Are the screens responsive enough to be able to do math on? The phone is pretty big too. Do you think it fits well enough in your pocket?
     
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  3. Sep 22, 2014 #2
    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 commercials are really going after the iPhone. I'd try to stop in at a cell phone provider store and test it out.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2014 #3

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    I don't think they're in stores now (though I haven't actually checked), it comes out in October. Looks like I'll just have to wait...
     
  5. Sep 29, 2014 #4
    For me personally, I think the screen is too small to take notes effectively. I've seen Surface Pro 2's for as little as $400 and MS Onenote (the full version, not the one that ships on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone) is about the most sophisticated note-taking program I've ever seen. It even has handwriting-to-math conversion, although it does not work nearly as well as their handwriting app, plus it can run just about any Windows desktop program (Mathematica, Word, Excel, Cygwin, et cetera).

    You might want to actually try-out a tablet with an active digitizer (mostly Windows but some Android tablets such as the Galaxy Note Tablet offer these) before you decide that you want to write on a tiny screen.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2014 #5
    In Samsung you may prefer this as its features and report is very good.
    :)
     
  7. Nov 14, 2014 #6
    I've had a Note 3 since the release and love it. I don't even have a desire to go after the Note 4 since it does everything I need it to do with no hiccups. I'm always using the stylus notepad with no issues. Good for jotting down quick shorter-ish notes, but probably not a good solution for anything where there's a lot of information on one topic. It fits very well in my back pocket, but it's a bit too large for the fronts. Responsiveness is exceptional. Plenty of ram and an excellent processor. The battery life is second to none. I can go two full days without a charge with intermittent usage.
     
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