Tried it and learned that it is too good to be true
30 June 2014
Summary: I was excited when I got the phone because it was a very good size. Unfortunately I was not expecting to encounter so many problems with At and T. I took the phone to the local At and T store; because I couldn't get the phone to take my 3g card. They switched it and gave me a new sim card and promised that everything was going to stay the same; since I have an old plan that is no longer available.
Excerpt: Main plus side is the screen size, but this is where the problems start since bigger screen equals more drain on the battery so you can literally see the battery power going down before your eyes if you are a frequent user of this beast. The build quality in relation to its price is poor. I had mine for about 13 months and the power button got stuck, plus all sort of other niggling problems.
Excerpt: People thought I was crazy. Now its 2013 and everyone wants a phablet. This was and still the original champ. Loved everything about it. Granted I got tired of TouchWiz but this phone was still the best at everyhting. Phone calls are clear, screen quality is superb, touch screen is responsive and the camera is still one of my favorites. The build is great overall and after 3 years of use the plastic materials are still in great shape.
Summary: Pros: Note has great screen, really nice colors, Super Amoled really shows off the difference. Phone is great for those people who want something between the regular smartphone and a small tablet. Battery can last one day of moderate usage. Cons: Software that came pre-installed is awful. Note is lagging, constantly running out of memory, applications randomly closing or taking MINUTES to start up (yes, minutes). I would try some custom roms.
Summary: I originally could not wait to get this phone. I paid over $450 for it and I thought this was an okay price. However, it has not held up. This note wont hold a charge because that part of the phone doesn't work properly any more and when using the phone from the handset everybody says it sounds like i'm in a tunnel but on speaker phone it's fine. after having these problems i learned I bought it as is but I thought it was brand new.
Great Phone, but several recomendations and improvements...
F. Cruz, Amazon
23 July 2013
Summary: I got this phone a little more than a year and a half ago and its still kickin asss PROS Great screen size, very nice view, high brilliance and definition, HD LED. Rugged yet slim construction, very high quality, resistant to intenste impacts, pratically waterpoof with good skin. Great android interface, you can get jellybean installed if it isnt already very easily, live chat support from samsung will also be happy to take you by the hand to do it.