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By ChodTheWacko, Senior Member on 30th October 2011, 08:31 AM
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I decided to read the entire english manual for the Galaxy Note.

I took the following notes (stuff I found useful) and thought I'd share.
It's a big ramble, but hopefully it's useful to someone.
I come from an mytouch 4g so I may note stuff which is 'common knowledge' to samsung phones. I basically wrote anything that I wasn't aware of before.

- Frank

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page 20: shows location of antennas - it warns not to cover the GPS antenna, but doesn't say anything about the main antenna

page 27: pinch the idle screen is the same as menu -> Edit
page 31: you can mute your phone by doing app list -> phone -> keypad -> and holding #

You can't capture a screenshot while using a camera or playing a video

page 51: lists languages supported by handwriting. Note list for cursive is smaller.
page 52 has hilarious example of cursive korean that doesn't work.

The s-memo app supports zoom in/out. I wonder if that means you can automatically fake a larger piece of 'paper' by zooming in/out.

video calling:
You can sent an alternate image and/or hide your current image.
You can tape/hold the screen to copy the other party's image and/or record the video call.
You can set it to try a voice call if video call doesn't work.

Other notable settings:
sound: vibration intensity
screen font
clock/weather on lock screen
Location and security:
SIM change alert
set e-mail/contact recipients for the alert message.
Remote controls - control a lost device remotely via the web.
Allow mock locations - allow mock locations/service information to be sent for application develpment.
Pan to edit - set to move an item to another page if you tap and hold the item, then pan the device from left to right.
Shake to search for bluetooth enabled devices.
Turn over to mute
Tile to zoom - hold two points with your fingers and tilt the device.
Turn on voice mode by tapping device twice.
Voice recognition settings:
set to launch voice talk by pressing home key twice.
Text to speech settings:
Driving mode - activate driving mode to read contents (messages, etc) aloud
Font sizes for planner/e-mail/etc/
Torch light - turn flashlight on/off
mono audio - enable mono sound if you listen to audio with one earbud
Pen settings:
Dominant hand - select the hand you write with to enhance pen input reactions.

Holding power key for 10-15 seconds does a forced reboot.

Stuff the galaxy note has that HTC sense doesn't:
Call log can be sorted.
Auto rejection from certain phone numbers
Call barring - restrict certain types of calling or prevent others from making calls on your device.

you can pinch to zoom while shooting
Has a panorama assist mode (shows a part of the prior image so you can line them up better)
If multiple phones are hooked up to each other via wifi direct, you can take a picture and sent it automatically to all the phones.

There are a gonkload of camera settings - see page 81/82. There's some interesting ones, like blink detection and 'outdoor visiblity' (?!?)

video recording:zoom may be unavailiable when recording at the highest resolution
video player : Each time you lock the screen while playing a DivX Video-On-Demand, one of your availiable rental counts will be decremented.
Music player supports lyric playbacks (ID3v2 tags)

FM radio:
has a 'record this FM station' button
When playing in background, you can control it from the notifications panel.
Can set an alternative frequency to change to if the current signal gets too weak.
Uses the headset cable as an antenna so you must have one to use FM radio.

The manual does tell you that they have a label inside that turns color if there is water damage.

adding facebook (or whatever) contacts:
contacts -> menu -> more -> View SNS Friends
Adding comments/etc: contacts -> a contact -> activities/media

can create groups of contacts/ send message to entire group, etc.

memos can be locked with PINs.
memos can be wallpapers or widget images (good for reminders/to dos)
memos can be converted into gallery images.
memo 'handwriting to text' may fail if multiple languages are used at once

web browser:
has a specific brightness for browser brightness. (set in the browser)
has a 'most visited sites' webpage list.

The WLAN can be opereated in the EU without restriction indoors, but cannot be operated legally outdoors in France.

Alarm - 'Smart Alarm' - activates simulated nature sounds with the alarm screen prior to the main alarm.

Kies air app - connect to your device via WLAN, and from a browser, view/control media files/contacts, messages, other data saved on the device.

calling has an auto redial setting.

Your device conforms to European Union (EU) standards that limit
human exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy emitted by radio and
telecommunications equipment. These standards prevent the sale of mobile
devices that exceed a maximum exposure level (known as the Specific
Absorption Rate, or SAR) of 2.0 W/kg. During testing, the maximum SAR recorded
for this model was 0.256 W/kg.

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30th October 2011, 02:41 PM |#2  
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Very useful thanks

Dont know if u already covered this

Samsung dive

One of the most interesting and useful app that samsung has is called samsung dive.
Its like "find myiphone" in IOS.
This app can also do a few other things like retirve call log, erase phone, ring your phone.
You will have to register at

1. press button and tap - screen grab
2. press button and double tap is note
3. Clicking on the space above goes back to the app behind
4. flick stylus up is menu
5. flick stylus left is close menu
1. picture - press and rotate
2. slide side of hand from rright to left screen grab
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30th October 2011, 08:02 PM |#3  
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Wow guys good job
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I'm liking the sound of the Note more with everything I read!
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Originally Posted by htc6500uk

I'm liking the sound of the Note more with everything I read!

yeah, sounds like it's got loads of new features, can't wait to get one.
1st November 2011, 08:25 AM |#6  
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Don't feel like opening a new thread for this -

Samsung uk released some new videos of the phone.
Had a some interesting things:

you can scribble a note like ' meeting with jon tomorrow at 9 pm' and it will directly enter it into the s-planner.

THe battery meter has some sort of 'history chart' so you can see (I think) when and at what rate your battery started dropping.

social hub lets you sync with facebook/linkedlin contacts
There is a way to sync with itunes - see the 'switching' video

- Frank
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