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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139463 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 3:31 PM

With a 5" screen. It's way bigger than my current smartphone and not shirt-pocketable - 136.6mm in height.

But maybe this could be an alternative to a tablet?

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21791023

(Writing this on my phone! Wink)

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Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 175 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 4:02 PM

And as a SONY DSLT user i am glad to see that thay are using Sony lenses in the Samsung's cameras Grin

robthecamman
15 Mar 2013 - 4:56 PM

another toy for play Smile

MartinBrown
MartinBrown e2 Member 4132 forum postsMartinBrown vcard England
15 Mar 2013 - 6:14 PM

Beats the iPhone on spec but with everything synced with my iMac, NAS, and Time Capsule a major upheaval to change operating system and transfer data to Samsungs horrible software - KIERS i think or something like that.

cameracat
cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 6:37 PM


Quote: Sony lenses in the Samsung's cameras

In the phones perhaps, But an 8mm lens is an 8mm lens and all that jazz, Makes no odds who makes it, It is still a tiny spec of plastic.....Grin Not really a product endorsement as such.

That said I thought Zeiss where responsible for Sony badged lens....Wink

Last Modified By cameracat at 15 Mar 2013 - 6:38 PM
Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139463 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 6:41 PM

I think Zeiss is the badge on the lens - not sure why Sony would be involved.

As I'm not an Apple hostage, this has got to be a possibility, not just as a phone replacement, but as a means of avoiding buying a tablet as well.

keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023045 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 7:20 PM

A tablet it is not. Far easier to type the simplest of things on a tablet than a phone...any phone. The Galaxy Note comes closer and would be the obvious photographers phone-cum-tablet.

lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014146 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 8:29 PM


Quote: The Galaxy Note comes closer and would be the obvious photographers phone-cum-tablet.

Works for me Smile Oh and The Note is "Shirt Pocket-able", That is where mine lives most of the time.

Last Modified By lobsterboy at 15 Mar 2013 - 8:34 PM
keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023045 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 9:11 PM

Its also handbaggable so should suit CB. Wink

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139463 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 12:06 AM


Quote: A tablet it is not. Far easier to type the simplest of things on a tablet than a phone...any phone. The Galaxy Note comes closer and would be the obvious photographers phone-cum-tablet.

Why would that be? The Galaxy Note has a 5.8" screen compared to the 5" screen of the S4..... not a huge difference, surely?

Even on the 3.5" screen of my current phone , and using Swype - as I am doing right now, I don't have any problem. Smile


Quote: Its also handbaggable so should suit CB.

Fair point! Smile

keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023045 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 5:02 AM

The S Pen, CB and that .8 can make all the difference.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139463 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 11:29 AM

Ok, thanks. A cousin of mine has the Galaxy Note, I think. I'll see if I can have a play next time I'm over there.

discreetphoton
discreetphoton Site Moderator 93453 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 11:18 AM

I'd disagree. I'm currently using my S3 as a mobile router for my laptop, and it also gets daily use as a sat-nav and mobile computer. I picked up a cable for it (only cost a quid), and can plug in portable hard drives or my DSLR for data transfer on the go.

.8 of an inch is almost a twenty percent increase CB. Think of it as the difference between a 36 and a 42 inch TV.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139463 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 11:34 AM


Quote: Think of it as the difference between a 36 and a 42 inch TV

I wouldn't regard that as a particularly significant difference. Smile

hobbs
hobbs  101222 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Mar 2013 - 2:38 PM


Quote: Think of it as the difference between a 36 and a 42 inch TV

I wouldn't regard that as a particularly significant difference. Smile

You showing off again Wink

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