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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T
21 February 2012
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)
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)
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)
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
PHOTOVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Note Android 2.3 Smartphone with Stylus
28 January 2012
Excerpt: Announced back in September last year, the Samsung Galaxy Note is quite a unique Samsung device since it's a mix between a smartphone and a tablet. Officially seen as a smartphone, it comes quite close to a tablet, thanks to its huge 5.3" HD Super AMOLED display.
Excerpt: It's review time! Is it a phone? A tablet? A phablet? Call it what you will, but the Samsung Galaxy Note is one big device. Packing a 1.4 GHz dual-core Exynos processor, Galaxy Note comes to the table with a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED HD (800x1280) display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video...
Excerpt: Aaron reviews the giant Samsung Galaxy Note , a hybrid between a smartphone and tablet. Galaxy Note offers a 1.4 GHz dual-core Exynos CPU, 5.3-inch Super AMOLED HD (800x1280) display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, a large 2,500 mAh battery, and...