Excerpt: Pushing the boundaries of smartphones with its massive 5.3-inch display, the Samsung Galaxy Note (AT&T) promotes itself as a cross between a smartphone and a tablet -- a "phablet." While it comes with a speedy processor, fast 4G data speeds, an impressive camera and a superb display, experts say the...
Pros: Colorful, large screen, Fast processor for gaming and browsing, Touch-sensitive stylus for writing and drawing, Excellent camera
Samsung Galaxy Note vs Galaxy Nexus – similar hardware, different experience
13 March 2012
Conclusion: Both the Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Nexus cost about the same, but provide a different experience in everyday use – the Note’s bigger display is better for work and play, but the Nexus is a lot more portable, and the 4.65 inch display is still good enough for anything you’d want to use it for –...
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Note has a terrific set of features—LTE speed, excellent HD display, superb camera, fast processor—that make it one of the best phones on the market. And on those features alone, it's easy to highly recommend it.
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: 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...
Samsung Galaxy Note I717 review: Pushing the envelope
19 February 2012
Conclusion: Like it or not, there is nothing else like the Samsung Galaxy Note I717 on the U.S. market at the moment. The Korean giant deserves a lot of credit for carving a new niche in a market, which is seriously saturated with all sorts of smartphones and tablets.
Pros: Quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G support, 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, LTE network connectivity, 5.3" 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of HiDef resolution (800 x 1280 pixels), Android OS v2.3.6 with TouchWiz 4 launcher, 1.5 GHz dual-core Scorpion CPU, Adreno 220 GPU, Snapdragon S3...
Cons: Won't fit comfortably in every pocket, Difficult for one-handed use, No dedicated camera key, The Exynos chipset of the global version is significantly faster- both in benchmarks and real life, HD screen uses PenTile matrix lowering perceived resolution, No FM radio (the global version has one)