Excerpt: My SGS II become too small and I bought Note. It's an excellent phone and tablet in one device. Excellent big SAMOLED display with 16:10 ratio is perfect for book reading and web surfing. Even two years old, this smartphone can cope with almost every android app.
Pros: - excellent display 5.3 SAMOLED HD, 16:10 ratio, - excellent connectivity, - good processor and graphics performance, - S-Pen
Cons: - laggy and unoptimized TouchWiz, - black color clipping
Summary: The SGH-I717 Note is great. Get ready for SIM Card HELL. The phone started off with a sim card issue. This must be a common problem. Stated no sim card installed. Then it would work, then it wouldn't. Then it stopped recognizing the sim card altogether. I put in a sim from a working T-Mobile phone. Did not work. Put the sim back in the t-mobile phone and everything was fine with the t-mobile. I will update if Tablet Distributors can help.
Summary: at&t has not include multi window up to this date and there is no update after Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 that's for at&t (i717) it stinks and the battery life is no good don't buy it... Take my foolish advice... The charger is not able to charge the phone now. Its hard to believe that Samsung put their name on a product like this and Amazon is even selling it wow, well i guess that's what happen when these big corporation "make it they" start producing low quality...
Excerpt: Ijust use the phone and felt it is good after using an iphone.Clearly it is indeed a great smartphone to replace with as it fulfil my needs as a person who loves to watch movie on smartphone while travelling.About the battery,i cant complain much as the os is still not on the upgrade yet but still the battery life is good enough and os is still functioning great.Performance wise.Simply love it
Summary: Tried the Notes 2,3 & the latest 4, and none came close to being as varied as the first Samsung Galaxy Note made. Love the Stylus (great for chubby fingers to use) and the Camera editing options are much more varied, almost limitless, and easy to figure out than the latest Notes; fantastic for tweaking & fine-tuning photography into artwork! I might have to buy another Samsung Note One, just to have ready for when (if ever) I need to replace the one I have. Love it!
Summary: I bought this note on September, I've read a lot of reviews regarding its compatibility with wireless carriers, all I can say is that it's working on my carrier, Metropcs in south Florida, great 4g speed where available, I guess they are using t-mobile network cause they are receiving sim card phones, average call quality, overall I'm happy with my purchase.