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Fast processor for gaming and browsing.
Touchsensitive stylus for writing and drawing.
Built-in stylus is a nice option.
Huge 5.3-inch AMOLED screen.
Decent battery life.
LTE network is fast.
Pen works well with user interface.
Beautiful 720p display.
Crisp 8MP camera.
Difficult to use one-handed.
Awkward to make calls on.
Writing and drawing isn't the best on a touchscreen.
Strange screen size causes some app issues.
Bloatware apps are annoying.
Camera is slow.
Not enough apps support the pen.
No HDMI output.
Poor call quality.
By TechSpot on February 20, 2012
The Samsung Galaxy Note is tough device to recommend. It hits a lot of high marks with its gorgeous display, great camera, and speedy data services. But it fails to meet some necessary requirements to work as a phone for me -- namely it's impossible...
By TweakTown on September 12, 2012
Overall, I loved the Note. It has really made me think twice of just how big a smartphone can be, if done right. The Galaxy Note is an impressive piece of technology, from its lightweight feel, to its gorgeous 5.3-inch screen. I didn't use the...
By MobileTechReview on July 30, 2012
Do we like the Samsung Galaxy Note? Yes we do, and that hasn't changed from the international and AT&T versions that we reviewed several months ago. This Android smartphone with a huge high resolution display and digital pen is aging very well, and...
By Android Central on July 09, 2012
We go hands-on with the Android 4.0.4 update for the AT&T Galaxy Note, with Samsung Premium SuiteAT&T will soon be pushing out Ice Cream Sandwich for the Samsung Galaxy Note, and we got a chance to have an early look at the update, with it's own...
By GadgetSpeak on May 25, 2012
In comparison to the tiny phones of not that long ago this Android offering is huge. But as a friend of mine said it can do ‘everything I want’ so I do not need a PC and if you are a light PC user then why not as the screen is...
By Phone Arena on May 07, 2012
The Samsung Galaxy Note not only has a certain charm to it, but is very capable too. Charm because it is the sole member of a special 5”+ screen club, and offers a built-in stylus to doodle on it, certainly evoking nostalgia, even if it didn’t have...
By Overclockers Online on April 03, 2012
The testing of a phone for a review is a new concept for me and we’re going to cover the topic in two different steps. In the next few lines I’ll show a few benchmarks comparing the Samsung Galaxy Note to my Galaxy Nexus (ICS 4.0.2) and...
By Mobile Magazine on April 02, 2012
The Samsung Galaxy Note, oh what a debate this 5.3-inch Android smablet (smartphone-tablet) has created. Some haters hate it, because, well, they love to hate things. And others love it, mainly because of its beautiful bright display. I’m going...
By Gadget Guy Australia on March 30, 2012
Samsung’s Galaxy Note is the biggest phone we’ve ever held to our ear, pushed in our pockets, and held on a bus. With a 5.3 inch touchscreen, it’s positively huge. Does bigger mean better? Samsung’s first huge screen phone, the...
By Hardware Canucks on March 25, 2012
At the beginning of this review, we mentioned that the Galaxy Note can't be classified as a smartphone or a tablet even though it incorporates elements of both. It doesn't even bring any unique features to the table since the whole stylus / mini...
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