A look into my new gadget: Samsung Galaxy Note
I had been wanting to buy a smartphone for quite a while due to many obvious reasons. My sister got herself a Galaxy S II some time ago and seeing it firsthand and actually using one, I’m amazed at it’s vast functions. ‘I need to buy one’ I thought. It had a lot of uses, and would serve as a great multi-tasking tool. I can watch youtube videos on it, read light novels, read manga, play some fan-made visual novels, mess around with some apps, read some news/anime news, blogging smartphone-style, twittering, facebook.. oooh.. the possibilities! For most of you who know how I manage my time, you all should know how much my time prioritizes multi-tasking, but before multi-tasking, one must need a good device, and my old.. as in very old Nokia 6680 is obviously not up to the task.
So my thoughts of ‘I need to buy one’ turn to ‘I must buy one.’ After seeing a nearby store, restocking on the phone, I went and bargained with them, and bought it at $999 (beautiful number eh?). I will be paying it in a 12-months loan so I guess it’s going to take a while to complete this payment. As you can see from the pictures, the box is quite small. I didn’t buy the package deal, which costs more then $1100, one which actually comes with more accessories. For mine, it just comes with a phone’s basic needs: adapter, usb charger and a manual book. There’s actually an earphone too so that actually comes as a slight surprise. I guess the downside is that there’s no stylus pen, no screen protectors, no casing and other things. I plan to buy these separately soon.
So far though, my phone had been way more then satisfying. Some of the apps are cool, some are fun and some are fancy, I don’t need to worry about itunes or buying or anything like that whenever I wanna get a new app or games since with androids, most are free anyhow. Galaxy Note’s is massive, a 5.3″ screen which could even pass as a mini tablet as well. I still need more time setting up on the stuffs but overall, Galaxy Note is a beast.
I also want to take the chance to have a proper “burial” for my old phone, Nokia 6680, which I had used for nearly 10 years. While it is pricy and epic at the time of it’s purchase, fast forward to 10 years after that, the phone is nothing but scrap metal. Technology improvement is scary.. Anyhow, a happy 10-year anniversary for my Nokia 6680! You had served me well over the decade my phone..
On a related note, I really need to work on my camera skills more since some of these are pretty bad. Though on an unrelated note, a belated Happy Valentines Day to everyone^^ I wanted to make a proper post about it but I kinda missed the date.