abey, 15 May 2012change the dominant hand (setting--> pen settings --> Dominant hand)It was fixed. I also figured it out, I switched it to my dominant hand (LEFT). LOL. AweSome Phone!
I have been using galaxy note for around five months. It great device and i love it it is fast , easy to read and study on, great camera and sound, very nice interphase , great applications , and i am using it as pocket pc. But though few things can be improved
1. Battery life
2. Wifi signal is weaker than other mobile devices though router is like 7 meters away with two thin wall interphase
3. Touch point location in internet browser in landscape view is not very precise
4 if possible not to put the power button facing other buttons ending in pressing it when ever want to change the sound volume or vise versa
I hope samsung work on these point to get ultimate device
BB74, 15 May 2012I have been Samsung Cell Phones user for long time, I will not claim that I have used/experien... moreThe upper left volume rocker position really does annoy me when I accidentally bump it. And yes, the power button too.
There are a few things you could do about what the Note lacks:
*No led indicator for missed messages or calls - the No Led app seems to work out fine for that. I just use the tiny light indicator mode with different colors to correspond to what exactly you missed.
*Speaker is weak - I recommend to plug in your ear phones, better yet with stereo Bluetooth with remote media control. A wireless setup avoids accidental pulling of your Note to fall. I think the built-in speaker was just meant for sound alerts.
*No premium material - I can't complain about plastic (polycarbonate) as the main exterior casing as it takes a beating against drops and better signal transmission. It makes more sense to use it than aluminum that dents, and a back glass that shatters. The Note Carbon Blue version has a textured back plate while the white version is more prone to scratches since it's glossy. A thin silicon casing, at the least, can give protection. But for those who want a casing that really keeps your Note protected, spend a bit to what Otterbox has just came up for the Note.
*Camera - I've seen someone compared the quality against the Apple unit's camera, and the Note has a clearer HD video recording. I'm very happy with the still shots of the Note. I can't complain, and image transfer compared to the Apple unit does not require for me to go through a PC.
*Not a hot-swappable micro-SD slot - yeah, it's a hassle to turn off the Note and take out the battery to get the card out. At least it has one unlike some newer units that eliminated the slot. I did get the original USB dongle for transferring or sharing files to a USB flash drive.
*Short battery capacity - no, the Note's 2500mAh battery is quite ok, giving me 6 to 7 hours of heavy multi-taking usage. Medium usage will give me some 18 hours. As I've been preaching before, get yourselves extra batteries and the original charger. Continuous 3D gaming can spend the battery to zero in 4 hours. Unlike the fixed battery in some newer units, we can just replace the spent battery with a fresh one. Some people don't understand that smartphones are extraordinary portable units that able to do what we expect desktop computers to do, (but on your palm) and require much power to run processes. They can't be compared to normal dumb phones that go on for the entire working week on one charge.
Pretty much, the Note has been a very useful and impressive device for work and play for the last 6 months that I've been using it. The S Pen Wacom system makes this even more useful than any other smartphones out there.
I have been using this unit for about 3 months and here are my comments:-
1. Screen size just nice, 2 in one, you carry phone and tabs
2. internet and application speed is excellent
3. graphic also not bad
4. sound quality and loudness is satisfactory
1. agreed with previous user comments, power button location is better on top.
2. specification wrote with tv-out but actually not directly tv out like nokia e6 which can connect to tv directly but have to buy optional gadget, the cost is quiet expensive
3. should have seperately charging socket rather than sharing with usb port which may cause the usb port easily fault due to frequent usage (sync and charging sharing same socket or port)
Other than that generally this set is ok, I rate 8/10
Rose, 14 May 2012Can someone tell me, what is the different betwen samsung galaxy note N7000 with samsung galax... moreN7000 is the international version of Galaxy Note,
And Galaxy Note Premium Suite is an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade feature which included some "premium" apps for supporting the s-pen.
BB74, 15 May 2012For all those, who want to update their GT-N7000 to official ICS and are unable to do so eithe... moreIsn't this a rooting sequence instruction for the Note? I'd hate to void my warranty just to get an ics update.
Ashley seh 1234, 15 May 2012Buy a new one, my dear akshay shah 123.hey bro...i m trying my luck....i hav IMEI number ..so lets see if i gets.. i am not loosing hope till now
Just called Vodafone (UK) who informed me that the ICS upgrade to the Galaxy Note is not due until the END of May. I asked if this was unique to Vodafone or in general and was unable to get a firm answer. Anyone else got any news?
user123, 14 May 2012i have used for 6 months,always hanged when loading HD games. battery drained like water flus... moreanyone having these type of issues with the phone probably isnt using it properly if you have loads of apps running or apps that have lots off addons and adware with them it will obviously rinse battery but if you keep an eye on your task manager use an app like addons detector to see wich apps have loads of ads you willo see substantial improvements on the [phone
I have been Samsung Cell Phones user for long time, I will not claim that I have used/experienced almost all (or at least entire leading/famous)models of Samsung but still I have used quite a few and in between have tasted 2-3 sets of other brands as well but unable to stay away from Samsung for long and that's why after a long wait, I finally purchased GT-N7000 in order to be with my Samsung again.
Initially, when I procured this set, I thought I will give it 8~9 (out of 10 marks) keeping in view its big and beautiful screen, light weight and other characteristics but after moderate use, I can give maximum 7/10 owing to following cons.
A. Wrong placement of power button (instead of being on top, it is on right side) and you are likely to turn-off/suspend the Phone (and/or screen) accidentally while using Camera or other features, which require you to hold the set in both hands.
B. Wrong placement of Speaker (instead of being on top, it is at bottom) and mediocre volume and almost 0% 3D/Surround effect.
C. Camera is good but not what was being expected. I believe (sadly) that IPhone 4S Camera easily beats Note especially in video.
D. No premium touch/finish and all plastic build, especially the back cover seems ready to be broken (do not even think to put scratch on it, it seems like made of Nacho).
Other issues are like no hot swappable SD card, no periodic SMS tome alert (available in majority of Samsung previous models), no light indication regarding missed call/SMS and few other small likewise matters ... battery most of the times is OK for me if I am using it only for calls and messaging (GPS, BT and WiFI turned off and Power Saving enabled).
Now, coming to bright side, it is quite attractive and when you take it out, most likely people around you will ask, hey which phone/tablet is this ... big and beautiful screen, speed is good (enough RAM, ROM and Internal Memory), does not get hot even after extended usage (inclusive HD video watching, which is quite enjoyable on Note. The built-in video and music players are capable to play almost any format you through on it) and number of other cool features.
As nothing is perfect, so in that context, it is a nice gadget especially if you like big and bright screens like me .... so you may give it a try.
peter kt, 15 May 2012hi dear users!
i have some doubts.please spend ur valuable time for me.please.
1.how to tran... moreHi Peter kt ,
1- transfer files , settings-wireless and network - USB utilities , and then on the PC you look in computer and you will find a samsung HD wich is the Phone and open it an ready to transfer both ways .
2- 3G , settings-wireless network-mobile networks-use packet data . thats it
For all those, who want to update their GT-N7000 to official ICS and are unable to do so either through KIES or OTA then please follow the below given link.
I have updated my Note through following the instructions given at the above link, it updated flawlessly and working fine; however what I was anticipating/expecting from this much awaited update (like moving from WinXP to Win7 or likewise), it did not meet that mark and therefore I am sort of disappointed, rest is OK.
The major issue is that after updating from GB to ICS, one can not differentiate the same at a glance and you have to go through menus/sub-menus to understand and feel the changes/improvements. Let us hope for some other worthy future update from Samsung which matches the potential of Note.
Demetrius, 13 May 2012Stop charging your mobile with solar panel and the use of a candle!!!i dont know what should i say to your reply......do you charge it(SGN) with solar panels......?
hi dear users!
i have some doubts.please spend ur valuable time for me.please.
1.how to transfer files to our sgnote(with out kies.i cannot install it on every computer please.)
2.how to activate 3g(is it wcdma).
3.how to install apps and games on that 11gb portion.
OneM, 15 May 2012Thank you. I'll try to do that. ☺It passed the calibration but it's still the same. Just a short distance from the tip of the S Pen. It's ok, I still love my Note.