The Samsung Galaxy Note, a so-called “superphone” that has a massive 5-inch screen, gives quite a first impression. Not only is it huge, but it sports an accessory that has waned in popularity over the last few years: a stylus.
Those odd physical qualities are why we took it out to the streets to see what real people thought when they were suddenly confronted with the gargantuan, pen-toting Galaxy Note (you can see our video below). It seems Samsung’s people thought the idea was good enough to do themselves, and they created a “street challenge” for the Galaxy Note, pitting the company’s quasi-tablet against an iPhone.
Sure, with challenges designed to highlight the Note’s unique features, the video contest is certainly rigged (Spoiler alert: the Galaxy Note wins). But it’s an effective way to highlight the Note’s interesting and sometimes-useful ability to draw on screencaps via the stylus. Can users crop images and then draw on them or even combine them? Yes. Will anyone actually do that? Perhaps. Is it a game-changer? That’s for you to decide. At least the exercise feels more real than that nutty Super Bowl commercial.
Can’t get enough of watching people on the street reacting to the Samsung Galaxy Note? Something tells us this isn’t the last of the street challenges. And of course, you can always check out our review and unboxing to tide you over.
Does Samsung’s new video make you want to take another look at the Galaxy Note? Share your excitement (or whatever) in the comments.