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The Galaxy Note is no longer Samsung’s “enthusiast” smartphone series (opinion)

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When the Galaxy Note was introduced in September 2011, it was a revelation – to some. (I, personally, did not get it, much to my disappointment in hindsight.) It was big. It was bold. It was aggressively powerful. Put side by side with Samsung’s earlier Galaxy S (i9000) phone, the Galaxy Note was borderline overkill. A screen a full 1.3″ larger. Twice the CPU cores, RAM, and storage. A 1280×800 resolution – scarcely believable on a smartphone at the time.

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The Galaxy Note is no longer Samsung’s “enthusiast” smartphone series (opinion) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Has the “affordable” smartphone let us down? (opinion)

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I consider myself an advocate of the affordable smartphone. 2015, and the years before it, seemed to paint a picture of promise for the mid and low-end smartphone, a noble future as the no-frills alternative to the $800 wonder-brick. I cannot help but feel we have failed to watch that potential emerge in a way that we can really say has served consumers well.

Who’s to blame for the promising ZenFone turning into a bloatware-ridden pile of bugs languishing on Lollipop, seven-plus months since Marshmallow was released?

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Has the “affordable” smartphone let us down? (opinion) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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