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29 February 2012
Summary: While many of today's better smartphones offer dual-core processors and 1GB of RAM, alongside plenty of onboard storage, one of the easiest differentiating points between smartphones today has become the screen--size, resolution, and screen technology are all considerations.
Pros: 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM, Device feels speedy and responsive, Spacious and gorgeous 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display (1280x800), 4G connectivity
Cons: Phone looks a little large when held to one's ear, No Android 4.0—yet
Excerpt: On paper, the Samsung Galaxy Note is rich with top-of-the-line features. It has a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of internal storage and an 8-megapixel camera, all tied to AT&T’s speedy 4G LTE network.
Cons: It’s too big to carry comfortably, and too bulky use with one hand. The stylus is nice, but the software to support it isn’t there yet. Also, it has a stylus. Android 2.3 with Samsung’s TouchWiz skin makes me yearn for ICS. Astounding amount of AT&T shovelware out of the box.
Excerpt: You know what they say about guys with huge phones… They’re compensating for tiny data plans . Samsung’s Galaxy Note is a giant smartphone. Or a teeny tablet. After using AT&T’s version of this device for several days now, I’m still not quite sure which is the case.
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy Note has finally landed in the U.S. at AT&T, and this is one smartphone that has made quite the splash. Perhaps, the Galaxy Note first ...
Pros: Excellent Super AMOLED display with tablet-like resolution, 4G LTE on AT&T is blazing fast, S Pen works pretty well and has tons of potential, apps for S Pen is already growing, great accessory line-up, excellent camera
Cons: Device looks really odd when holding it to your head, handwriting recognition doesn’t work for everyone, S Pen experience is a bit laggy, comes with Android 2.3 for now – but a 4.0 update is on its way
Excerpt: It wasn’t all that long ago that a 4.3-inch screen on smartphone was considered too large by many. Now, there are multiple 4-inch and larger phones on every carrier . Even Google’s flagship device exceeds the 4.3-inch mark — the Galaxy Nexus comes in at a 4.65.
Excerpt: Samsung's new Galaxy Note is a unique device in the smartphone market. Straddling the line between a smartphone and a tablet, the Note features a massive 5.3-inch display, which is considerably larger than the screen on any other smartphone available today (just see the image below sitting alongside...
Hands on: Samsung's Galaxy Note engages, perplexes
17 February 2012
Summary: It's obvious that the S Pen is far more than a novelty and provides some pretty powerful touch technology. However, I would recommend that anybody who is considering buying the Note first give it a thorough road test in the AT&T store, especially the S Pen functions.
Pros: Large, impressive display; fine performance; good camera; high-capacity 2,500 mAh battery; digital pen (if you find one useful)
Cons: Big and heavy for a smartphone; calling can be awkward; digital pen (if you don't find one useful)
Excerpt: Note : Our original review was of the unlocked, £499.99 ($784) GSM Galaxy Note. We've updated the review to reflect our impressions and tests of the $299 (with contract) AT&T model as well.
Pros: One of the most potent Android devices to date, Stylus works perfectly, Gorgeous display, High quality camera, One of the most potent Android devices to date, Solid LTE performance, Gorgeous display, High quality camera, Solid HSPA+ performance, Gorgeous display, High quality camera, Runs Android...
Cons: One size fits none, A couple of software bugs, Handwriting recognition could be better, One size fits none, A couple of software bugs, Handwriting recognition could be better, One size fits none, A couple of software bugs, Handwriting recognition could be better
Conclusion: Reiterating the obvious (again), the Samsung Galaxy Note isn’t for everyone, and in fact, it might take some people a good amount of time to get used to accepting its glorified status as being some kind of hybrid device.
Pros: Extremely large display, Streamlined construction, Exceptional battery life
Cons: Some sluggish performance, Too large to use with one hand, No Ice Cream Sandwich (yet)