Conclusion: It might not be for everyone, but we really like the Samsung Galaxy Note and more to the point, we’re quite partial to its stylus S Pen. It isn’t your run of the mill handset, and that works in its favour, with two strong USPs when so many releases don’t even have one. Firstly, with the S Pen you can annotate to your heart’s content which we actually did despite initially casting it off as a gimmick.
Pros: Screen is huge, crisp and vibrant, S Pen is useful and fun, Battery life is good, 1.4GHz Processor is fast
Cons: Simple tasks can stutter, TouchWiz may not be for all, Images overexpose, Stylus a bit small / fiddly
Excerpt: AT&T has sent us the very divisive Samsung Galaxy Note for review which is one of their newest 4G LTE Smarphones running Android. The Samsung Galaxy Note straddles the line between phone and tablet.
Summary: I've gotta say, I was a little skeptical about the Galaxy Note when it arrived at my door. I'd seen people using it, and the concept of a jumbo smartphone seemed a little goofy to me. I thought my iPhone 4 fit in my hand just right, and although I wasn't opposed to the idea of something slightly bigger, a 5.3" smartphone just seemed... well, too big.
After using the Note for about a week and a half, I think I've warmed to it. Now, it's my iPhone that feels too small.
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 Note's enormous size may turn users away.
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 – the choice is pretty difficult, indeed.
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. But the real wildcard is its size, and that's a question you need to decide for yourself.
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. It handles voice calls like a cell phone and it runs Google’s Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread smartphone operating system, but it feels very much like a tablet and it includes a stylus, which hasn’t been seen...