Something missing from this review: "What's In The Retail Box?" (besides _not_ the MHL dongles). Does it come with case? The preview at Mobile-review.com showed a slick folio case for the G-Note.
Would've liked to have seen some side-by-side comparison photos alongside a Dell steak/htc titan/sensation xl.
i bought this phone yesterday and ave to say i love it.Is excellent in everyway and never thought id let my gs2 go but this has.Dont be put off by the size the screen is the best ive ever seen and nothing comes close.
Excellent review. Thank you GSMArena. First comprehensive review of this thing. My Note should be arriving in the mail for me in the next few days - can't wait.
Resistant, 16 Nov 2011worst review for gsmarena ever....no games tested....some features were not tested
swipe ur h... moregsmarena made it sound dissapointing . They were dissapoinjted even with the display .
Its the first HD super amoled and all they can say is "our dissapointment was to see it uses pentile"
Really? I bet the iphone 5 will use super amoled and gsmarena is gonna be ... woooow the best display out there .
fortunately this phone isn't for everyone, you don't like it, well, move on and buy your dream phone. I'm getting this one soon, I love special gadgets.
Nokia Fanboy PRO, 16 Nov 2011I'm not impressed and it seems that even GSMArena isn't impressed as well. It's over hyped. I'... moreThis device is good for people who like big screens, for commercial and work stuff and don't want a tablet, Im not a fan of Samsung but kudos for them for making a lot of phone variety so people can choose for their needs and likes,if you don't like keep it for you, there are a lot of ppl who will like it... And btw about the overhyping i did not see any overhype on this device, If you really really need over hyping go check iphone 4 and the new 4S thats what i call over hyping.
"The right kind of users will be easily convinced of the advantages"
yes indeed. In fact, for the buniness, this would be a perfect phoneblet. There are the people who need this then why not?, especially the spec is pretty awesome and the real usage is good as well according to the review.
Certainly Samsung will gain some market share of this.
worst review for gsmarena ever....no games tested....some features were not tested
swipe ur hand to capture screen...kies air...samsung apps market included and warent shown in the market discussing oage,,,,the phone is amazing am using it for a week now...nothing compared to it yet ive seen...it fits ur pocket btw:D
Bomj, 16 Nov 2011Got one a week ago...LLLLOVE it! You can't see any pixels. Got to use one in every day stuff t... moreI've been switching back and fourth between the two and SGS2 is starting to feel tiny and inadequate
johnny devil, 16 Nov 2011It's faster, has the best screen by a country mile , as phones are now pmp's its way better th... moreI'm not impressed and it seems that even GSMArena isn't impressed as well. It's over hyped. I'm sorry but that's how I see it and I share GSMArena's view on this device. Just because people like me isn't buying into the G Note's hype makes me a troll? Oh, please. This is an open forum and everyone can share their views. What do you expect? Make this forums bias and pro-Samsung? lol
Nokia Fanboy PRO, 16 Nov 2011GSMArena is right about this "phoneblet". It's a niche device and that's it. There's... moreIt's faster, has the best screen by a country mile , as phones are now pmp's its way better than anything else, Nokia trollboy ! S pen is a bonus, nothing new ay ? Goodbye
aodxxl, 16 Nov 2011you wont be able to tell the diffrence between rgb or pentile. 285 ppi is more than enough for... moreGSMArena is right about this "phoneblet". It's a niche device and that's it. There's nothing to be wowed on this device. It's basically just like the rest of Samsung's dozens with a bigger screen. It doesn't really bring anything impressive. Samsung fans are over hyping this device and I applaud GSMArena for seeing through the hype.
I say GSMArena did a great job with this review. They called it fair and square.
Helo. I just want to know. Im upgrading in about a week and wondering wich one would be better to buy. The samsung galaxy s 2 or the samsung galaxy note.
Very badly reviewed. You guys at GSM arena don't know how to write and what should be written, all the goods are just like that mentioned and those which aren't noticable are made look like a disappoint.
This is a fantastic phone, wins in every department. I am very fond of mobiles, changes once in 9 months or less, using them as much as I can, I was a big fan of HTC, until I buy "NOTE".
One simple word about this is Marvellous, fantastic,exceptional, beautiful....Oh wait, didn't I mentioned one word?....:) Ouch I am carried away by its performance.
Got one a week ago...LLLLOVE it! You can't see any pixels. Got to use one in every day stuff to feel the difference. There is no way back after using this beauty.
g-man, 16 Nov 2011Pentile matrix res. and no dedicated cam key !! NO NO FOR MEEEEE :( :( ME SADD !!you wont be able to tell the diffrence between rgb or pentile. 285 ppi is more than enough for every1.
And GSMarena i'm kinda dissapointed on this review. Mostly was just copy paste from other reviews. No WOW's no "we like that" . You guys lost your touch when it comes to reviews. You just made the most powerfull superphone seem average and dissapointing.
g-man, 16 Nov 2011Pentile matrix res. and no dedicated cam key !! NO NO FOR MEEEEE :( :( ME SADD !!Here we go again with the pentile comment
I just got my note this morning and compared to the GS2, screen looks sharper and curved text (ie numbers) are less "jaggy" on Note