I think it's fair to say that I've had a Galaxy Note in my Pocket for the past 10 years. Fine, 9 if we were to consider that I laughed at the first one, but you know you did too. It was hard to even consider such a large phone, at a time when one-handed use dominated smartphone design.. And yet, have you noticed how that quickly faded away after?
Thing is, ever since Generation 2, and even through the fiery times of the Galaxy Note 7, this lineup quickly went from mockery, to the one product I would always go back to, regardless of what phone I was reviewing. I know for some, the appeal of this phone was its size and for others the endurance, but for me it was actually what it could do. See, even if stylus input wasn't new, most companies got it all wrong before the Note. For Palm and Pocket PC it was all about navigation, while Samsung followed on WACOM's ideal of a pen that could either blend with existing content, or help you create it.
Now, what's ironic is that this isn't a video about a Galaxy Note. Sadly it seems that lineup is officially dead. Samsung has spent a good deal of time exporting its Note DNA to its other assets, all while turning a different phone into a more powerful Note. This is the Galaxy S22 Ultra, what Samsung calls a Note-Worthy new look, and what I'm gonna call my favorite Galaxy Note Ever, but for reasons that really contradict its purpose. I'm Jaime Rivera with Pocketnow and let me explain why in our full review.
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