Cellphones have been through quite the transformation since the first commercially available one was introduced in 1983. It weighed one and three quarters pounds and was ten inches long. Needless to say it was big. Fast forward to 2007, Apple introduced the very first iPhone which launched us into a new era of electronic devices.

Since the smartphone became the norm, we have been looking for the perfect setup and size. There is a lot of debate in the big vs small conversation. Samsung has been one of the top companies in developing Android phones and continues to churn out phone after phone both big and small. In 2012, it became the first company to successfully market and sell the phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note.

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What defines a phablet? Wikipedia defines it as a class of smartphone with large screens that are intended to straddle the functionality of a traditional tablet with that of a phone. Typically they measure from 5.1″ to 6.99″. In other words, it’s a tablet in the form of a phone.

So far we have seen a total of seven Galaxy Note phones ranging in sizes 5.29″ to 5.7″. They all come with their trademark stylus pen used for note taking, which is where the name comes from. Between 2011 and 2013, over 50 million Notes had been sold. A new Note is right around the corner which makes it the perfect time to take a look back at the previous editions.

Samsung Galaxy Note-August 2012

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  • Processor –Qualcomm APQ8060 Snapdragon S3
  • Display –5.29″ HD Super AMOLED (800 x 1280 pixels)
  • RAM –1 GB RAM
  • Camera –8MP main camera, 1080p video, and a 2MP front-facing camera
  • Battery –Removable Li-Ion 2500 mAh
  • Operating System –Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung Galaxy Note II-September 2012

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  • Processor –Exynos 4412 Quad
  • Display –5.5 inches” Super AMOLED (720 x 1280 pixels)
  • Memory –16/32/64 GB,
  • RAM –2 GB RAM
  • Camera –8MP main camera, 1080p video, 1.9MP front-facing camera
  • Battery –Removable Li-Ion 3100 mAh
  • Operating System –Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean

Samsung Galaxy Note 3-September 2013

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  • Processor –Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Exynos 5420 Octa
  • Display –5.7″ Super AMOLED (1080 x 1920 pixels)
  • Memory –16/32/64 GB
  • RAM –3 GB
  • Camera –13 MP main camera, 2160p video, 2 MP front-facing camera
  • Battery –Removable Li-Ion 3200 mAh
  • Operating System –Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo-February 2014

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  • Processor –Exynos 5260 Hexa
  • Display –5.5″ Super AMOLED (720 x 1280 pixels)
  • Memory –16 GB
  • RAM – 2 GB
  • Camera –8MP main camera, 1080p video, 2MP front-facing camera
  • Battery –Removable Li-Ion 3100 mAh
  • Operating System –Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Samsung Galaxy Note 4-October 2014

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  • Processor –Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Exynos 5433
  • Display –5.7″ Super AMOLED (1440 x 2560 pixels)
  • Memory –32 GB
  • RAM –3 GB
  • Camera –16MP main camera, 2160p video, 3.7MP front-facing camera
  • Battery –Removable Li-Ion 3220 mAh
  • Operating System –Android 4.4.4 KitKat

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge- October 2014\

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  • Processor –Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
  • Display –5.6″ Super AMOLED (1600 x 2560 pixels)
  • Memory –32/64 GB
  • RAM –3 GB
  • Camera –16MP main camera, 2160p video, 3.7MP front-facing camera
  • Battery –Removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh
  • Operating System –Android 4.4.4 KitKat

Samsung Galaxy Note 5-August 2015

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  • Processor –Exynos 7420 Octa
  • Display –5.7″ Super AMOLED (1440 x 2560 pixels)
  • Memory –32/64/128 GB
  • RAM –4 GB
  • Camera –16MP main camera, 2160p video, 5MP front-facing camera
  • Battery –Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh
  • Operating System –Android 5.1.1 Lollipop