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Samsung Galaxy Note II: Visual Tour
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NiteOwl_OvO
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NiteOwl_OvO,
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11/14/2012 | 3:56:27 PM
re: Samsung Galaxy Note II: Visual Tour
Anti-glare screens are significantly dimmer and of course less flashy, literally. We like shiny things. When comparing devices in the store, the one that's shinier gets more attention and more sales. When shopping for a big flat-screen TV, I found myself drawn like a moth to the shiniest displays. I agree, though, glare is a real problem. The brightness factor has also become a sales/marketing feature. A brighter display isn't always better, but the marketing people would like you to think so.
NiteOwl_OvO
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NiteOwl_OvO,
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11/14/2012 | 3:46:37 PM
re: Samsung Galaxy Note II: Visual Tour
What is intuitive for the average smart-phone user and what is intuitive for a noobie user can be surprisingly different. I suspect the Easy Mode would be for the smart-phone noobie and the Basic Mode for an experienced smart-phone user who is new to this particular device. I don't find the terms all that confusing. It could also be that Samsung is considering replacing the Basic Mode with the Easy Mode and is waiting for customer feedback. I agree it's a bit large for a phone, but as a compact tablet it looks quite useful. I've noticed a lot of people have trouble with touch-screen finger accuracy. The problem is all the more frustrating on smaller screens. A stylus or S-Pen would come in handy for many users.
Leo Regulus
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Leo Regulus,
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11/10/2012 | 7:36:18 PM
re: Samsung Galaxy Note II: Visual Tour
Unfortunate choice of article format.
moarsauce123
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moarsauce123,
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11/10/2012 | 3:32:18 PM
re: Samsung Galaxy Note II: Visual Tour
Why do all the new mobile devices have these glossy screens? There is always so much glare that it makes seeing the screen very difficult at times.


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