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The Samsung Galaxy Note measures 147mm (5.78in) tall and 83mm (3.27in) across, which means that it feels absolutely massive when held in the hand. However, despite its large dimensions, the Note remains very thin at only 9.7mm (0.38in) thick. Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Note with impressive internal hardware: a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage (with just under 13GB available to the user). It comes with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread and Samsung's TouchWiz interface.
Colorful, large screen.
Fast processor for gaming and browsing.
Touch-sensitive 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
Fast HSPA data speeds.
Great voice quality.
Not the latest gen CPU.
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.
Typing a pain.
Less than expected battery life.
No HDMI output.
Poor call quality.
By TechSpot on February 20, 2012
Samsung's new Galaxy Note is a unique device in the smartphone market. Straddling the line between a smartphone and a tablet, the Note features a massive 5.3-inch display, which is considerably larger than the screen on any other smartphone available today. Because of this, the Note is rather unwieldy in the hand, and nearly impossible to use one handed.
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 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...
By Smarthouse on March 23, 2012
When the iPhone was first released in 2008 it set a new benchmark for mobile phone screen size. Three models later Apple has not changed the screen size despite applications become screen hungry and video exploding to make up a large chunk of traffic...
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