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Galaxy Note 2 replace a camera, camcorder, tablet, PC, cell phone, mp3 player in one swoop?
I'm interested in the Note 2. I had tablets but returned them due to various issues. I carry an mp3 player, cell phone, and tablet(use to) when I am mobile. I have a pretty cool computer that has a nice sandy bridge dual core processor. My digital camera is an old sony consumer type that still takes great 1080p pictures, but uses the older sony memory sticks! My cell phone is an out dated black razer flip phone. I do not own a camcorder! My mp3 player is a Sansa Fuze 8GB model with optional micro sd option. The tablet I use to have was a google nexus 7.
A. Can the Galaxy Note 2 replace a PC?
1) I know HDMI on the note 2 is possible, and with bluetooth I can easily connect my mouse and keyboard. The Quad core specs bring it to a level where productivity isn't limited by hardware, but by the software most of the time. As far as media, videos, and apps, android offers tons of advantages over windows, and vice versa.
2) Problem #1: Is there really a suitable replacement program for MS Word Or Open Office on Android, where I could create everything that Word or Open Office can?
3) Problem #2: Printing? How in the world can you print from the Note 2? It's not like you can download printer drivers for the Galaxy Note 2 right? Maybe there is a way you can PRINT DIRECTLY FROM the Note 2.
4) And obviously if you are a power user on the pc and need to video edit, play advanced pc games, adobe photoshop, etc. then it's not possible...but I was thinking that it might be possible for someone like me who uses word, checks emails, surfs the web, etc.
B. Can the Galaxy Note 2 replace an mp3 player, cell phone, camera, camcorder, and tablet when on the go?
1) MP3 Player: This is an area where I think it's more feasible. The Note 2 would be a huge mp3 player though. MP3 players are great for working out in. With this device, you might have to get one of those old waist band holders that you would use to carry portable cd players in for the gym in the 90s? Return of the fanny pack anyone?
For car use of course it would be fine. I don't think the Note 2 could replace my Sansa Fuze for running, biking, etc. If just lifting weights I can see using the Note 2 on those days.
2) Cell Phone: Obviously it can but maybe the size factor might detract some? It's huge for a phone I think.
3) Camera. Obviously were not talking professional grade here. But can the quality be good enough to produce great pictures? From the reviews I've seen, absolutely.
4) Camcorder. From videos I've seen so far it's just ok. The hd quality is nice but it's a jittery. It would be more than overkill for someone like me who probably won't use it much.
5) Tablet: I think it does this well unless your eyesight is unfortunately poor. 5.5 might be a small tablet for some especially when you are coming from a 10 inch tablet like the ipad 2.
All in all I think some people could really use the Note 2 instead of the five mentioned devices. I'm not going to sell my pc or portable mp3 player any time soon. But this is the closest device that I've seen that can in one swoop, replace these six major electronic devices(PC, Camera, Camcorder, Cell Phone, Tablet, and MP3 player. Phones like these will make great travel companions and eliminate the need for most to carry a bunch of devices with them...not to mention the batteries, chargers, and other accessories needed when you do carry a ton of devices with you.