Summary: While it’s certainly not for every hand size, Samsung’s Galaxy Note proves itself to be one big and impressive phone, making it a solid choice for someone after big buttons, a big screen, or anyone who isn’t quite sure whether they need a tablet at all.
Pros: Beautiful screen, Decent battery life, Surprisingly comfortable to use and hold
Cons: No 4G, Speed issues pop up occasionally, S-Pen is pressure sensitive, but only just, Runs older version of Android
Excerpt: Samsung's Galaxy Note is enormous, sparking the debate that the Note owes more to the tablet than the phone, or that it’s some sort of hybrid of the two. With a 5.3-inch screen, it dwarfs even the Sensation XL. In the course of reviewing we constantly received “hilarious” comments about the size of the Note. But it’s worth noting (no pun intended) that it’s only 15 grams heavier than the HTC Sensation XL and actually only 0.4 mm thicker than the iPhone 4S.
Samsung Galaxy Note review: The appeal of the Galaxy Note will depend on whether you can handle its large size
Good Gear Guide.au
12 April 2012
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Note is an interesting device that’s been designed as an all-in-one smartphone and tablet. Whether it holds any appeal will depend on you getting your head (and hands) around its mammoth size. If you’re comfortable with the design of the Galaxy Note, you’re left with a phone that has a brilliant display, excellent performance and slick software.
Pros: Excellent 5.3in Super AMOLED screen, S-Pen is unique and works reasonably well, Great battery life and excellent performance
Cons: Uncomfortably large, Feels awkward when making phone calls, Button on S-Pen is poorly designed
Excerpt: Having first got a taste of what the Samsung Galaxy Note can offer at this years CES we were grateful to Clove for sending us a review sample so we could then have a proper go on what we can only describe as an ideal compromise between a smartphone and a tablet device.
Excerpt: , I found the idea intriguing. Here was a jumbo-sized smartphone with all the benefits of dual-core processors, an eight-megapixel camera capable of 1080p HD video recording with the added convenience of a large, vivid screen.
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy Note is of particular interest for three reasons: it has a ginormous screen, it’s designed to be used with a stylus, and it sits in a category of devices that has seen more than its fair share of failures. It may sound like a niche product on paper, but Samsung designed the Galaxy Note for the masses, and it’s already moved a ton of them. It turns out there’s a lot to like about the Galaxy Note, and it all starts with the shamelessly large screen.
Excerpt: The Galaxy Note was a surprising addition to Samsung's smartphone stable when announced last year, it seemed a bold step to release a handset which blurred the boundary between mobile phone and tablet, and nobody expected it to do as well as it has.