Summary: I got mine shortly before the Note2 came out. I was wanting the Note2, but sadly fate forced my hand and I love the Note I got. The single issue I have is battery life, and even though it doesn't last as long as I would like it still last a long time for what it is powering.
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Durable, Realistic color, Lightweight, size big but not too big
Summary: The screen is almost too big when you first put it in your hands and start playing with it but that goes away in the first week. Now I'm so used to big phones that I couldn't imagine going back to something under 5 inches! This comes with Gingerbread however which is known to be a battery hog. If you buy this I recommend rooting your phone and flashing Jellybean on to it.