Many people understand that the Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphone/tablet delivers what is possibly the largest display of any smartphone currently. You probably also know that the handset offers 4G LTE speeds, a powerful quad core processor, double the average amount of smartphone RAM memory and a quad core graphics processor as well. And most everyone familiar with smartphones knows that the Galaxy Note II comes equipped with a smart stylus S Pen which allows you to doodle, draw, take notes, create original artwork and write in your own handwriting.
But one of the best applications for increased productivity and multimedia enjoyment is not as well known. The Galaxy Note II 4G smartphone, the first handset from Samsung to deliver Jelly Bean 4.1 out-of-the-box, also offers you the ability to split the large 5.55 inch display in half. This creates two separate windows, and the powerful quad core central processor allows you to carry on two entirely different activities on each of the screen halves. The split screen works in either portrait or landscape orientation.
You can choose to watch a movie on one half of the screen while you check your e-mail on the other, or surf the web in one window while downloading an application in the second. But probably the coolest part of the split screen feature is the ability to interact between the two. If you are composing an e-mail in one window, you can use the second window to browse the web until you find a link or file that you want to share. Simply drag and drop from one window to the other, and send your e-mail.
The multitasking and productivity applications are virtually limitless with this split screen feature, and as mentioned earlier, the Super AMOLED display on which this feature is offered runs a large 5.55 inches. A 16 to 9 aspect ratio delivers perfect viewing for HD video, and display resolution on the Galaxy Note II runs high at 720 x 1,280 pixels. A single charge of the oversized battery delivers a full 15.0 hours of talk time, as well as 12.0 days in standby mode.
The quad core processor mentioned earlier is an Exynos chip which has been clocked at 1.6 GHz, and it teams up with an ARM Mali 400 MP4 quad core GPU, 2.0 GB of RAM system memory and 16 GB of built-in data storage space in the handset’s hardware package. The Galaxy Note II also offers a microSD slot for storage expansion, and a Stereo FM radio with RDS display capabilities joins a YouTube video player and the multimedia suite. Video capture is possible in 1,080P HD resolution with the rear facing 8.0 megapixel camcorder, and popular online destinations Facebook, Twitter and Picasa have been pre-installed.