Summary: I researched and researched before buying this product, but I didn't research enough. I definitely wanted an unlocked Note with both phone and wifi capacity. I did not realize it was coming from Germany. Initially, directions in German threw me, but I got past that. Next, I found out that the wifi capacities appear to be limited. For example, I have to download a special app to send photos taken using the Internet capacity.
Summary: The over performance of the note is good. My biggest complaint is the camera, most of my pictures are dark and blurry- using the flash and adequate lighting does not help, unless you have outside day light.
Simply not worth the money is the hot tablet market.
6 January 2014
Summary: As the flagship tablet for Samsung, expectations should be high. They are however, not met. Samsung lack of product support (a historical problem for Samsung who is only interesting in selling the newest thing) mean that this unit is full of bugs right of the box. Google search does not work. No kidding, how do you fix it? By rooting the tablet. Seriously Samsung, this is a black eye.
Summary: I purchased this tablet in September 2013, and approximately two months later it stopped working. The screen when blank while in operation and fully charged. Can someone advise on what might have caused that to happen, and what needs to be done now to make it operational again. I must say that for the few days it worked, it was impressive, wonderful tablet.