Call quality is ok, but I found disturbances during long duration call (3-5 minutes). Also, many times the voice is lost during the call for 10-15 seconds. This wasn't the case with my old phone. Carrying it may or may not be the problem, depends completely on user preference. I would say this is a phone for people who want to use it mainly for web browsing. For calls, this may not be considered as a comfortable gadget.
I had Note for some time now and when iam connecting it to PC for transfer of files only the folder content opens and i can access it, however when closing there is no safe to remove hardware button on the status bar.
I understand if i have Kies this might be resolved but i dont, i didnt receive Kies with Note. I just have Kies Air. I searched in the android market and only Kies air is available.
Any suggestions on how to get Kies for note....
You help much appreciated.
It uses the Corning Gorilla glass.
Look it up at the Corning Gorilla Glass website.
Anonymous, 09 Feb 2012Had used it less than 1 week, other than the size, really superb But for middle-age to elde... moreHow is it to carry?And is it well fitting on ur pockets?Also Give some light on the Call Quality and in-call clarity.
DESIGNERICON1984, 09 Feb 2012I hope u know we can connect mouse,joystick,pendrive to galaxy note by using usb cord connecto... moreI am familiar with that. Bluetooth mouse as well. I have yet to try a powered external HDD. Someone mentioned it works. This is really a fully featured device! I managed to convince 1 former iPhone user to get the Note so far, after just seeing how I use it.
Jin Kazama, 09 Feb 2012Im planning to buy the galaxy note, just few questions how is the sunlight visibility of note ... morevery good for outdoor use just put the brightness to full you only need it on half most of the time
TheNeighbor, 09 Feb 2012Best to get extra battery and charger. I event went beyond that... I charge the spent battery ... moreI hope u know we can connect mouse,joystick,pendrive to galaxy note by using usb cord connector... !! so finally external pen drives can b attached to watch movies,play games with joysticks!!
DESIGNERICON1984, 09 Feb 2012thanks for Your comments rose and neighbour!!!I just drained the battery to 0% untill it switc... moreBest to get extra battery and charger. I event went beyond that... I charge the spent battery with a portable power bank in my backpack. The 6600 mAh power bank can charge up to 2 drained 2500 mAh Note batteries. I recharge cycle 3 different batteries since I use my Note a lot WITHOUT having to plug in. With my arsenal, I can be mobile up to 35 hours of continuous very HEAVY usage, if needed. But carrying the charged extra batteries would just do the trick and recharge at home.
That full draining of battery and charging with the phone off can prolong the battery's life. It's also a precautionary method to avoiding a faulty battery from exploding inside your phone while recharging while on. A friend had unfortunately experienced that with his HTC.
i hv used s2 for more than 6 months, n recently bought galaxy note. the autofocus while taking video in Note is not comparable with s2, because while taking video of macro subject Note does'nt auto zoom like s2.
rose, 09 Feb 2012well, i have been harsh on my posts too. I bought note two weeks ago. At first i was excited w... morethanks for Your comments rose and neighbour!!!I just drained the battery to 0% untill it switches off itself.. and charged it fully for 3hrs,,and switched on the power saver option...now i see some progress of battery life.... though I uninstalled apps like FEEDS,TAPTU,SOFTWARE DATA CABLE ,VIRTUAL DATA CABLE...and now continuous battery drain has improved ...anyways just found BROTHERS IN ARMS from gameloft its free..also guns bro is nice game..
Had used it less than 1 week, other than the size, really superb
But for middle-age to elderly,the 'massive screen' is an advantage when reading it is so easy and no need to put on a reading glass if we are wearing spectacle for shortsightedness.
I am not complaining about the size,as those of you feel that it is too big, don't buy it, it is not make for those who like elegant phone
Note is for those who enjoy reading alot from the phone where even the iphone is tiring after a while.At the same time we do not want to carry a small tablet n phone at the same time
Those who really use a phone as a phone only(maybe with sms),then get a cute small phone n a tablet,but don't complaint
My few days experience tell me that in the software part, Android is still not as smooth as Apple, it cannot be denied. Iphone is cute n is an art in itself, but for clarity on reading (prolonged), it lose out to Samsung Note here
Im planning to buy the galaxy note, just few questions how is the sunlight visibility of note and how loud is the ringing volume and also how is picture quality of galaxy note when pics are clicked at night time or in dark
TheNeighbor, 09 Feb 2012Oops... I stand corrected. You sound so unsure about owning one. You just need time knowing th... morewell, i have been harsh on my posts too. I bought note two weeks ago. At first i was excited with the size and now a little uncomfortable with it. Carrying it to my work and using in busy times with two hands. You are right about my hand. I am gona upgrade. Again, sorry about my previous words. Bye.
rose, 09 Feb 2012what am i doing here if i don't own a note myself. In your word, i do own both passport sized ... moreOops... I stand corrected. You sound so unsure about owning one. You just need time knowing the device and research facts. I can imagine you have smaller hands. I'm tired of hearing owners of the Note about "hard to handle with one hand". You got this. Use it properly and it has a whole lot of benefits. If you don't like it, get rid of it and settle for something that suits you best.
As I have mentioned, the 2.3.6 OS update has the OPTIONAL smaller virtual key pad layout. Check the keyboard settings. I'm sorry as coming out as harsh.
TheNeighbor, 09 Feb 20124 hours is normal for the first 5 or so battery cycles. The battery will slowly increase capac... morewhat am i doing here if i don't own a note myself. In your word, i do own both passport sized phone and normal phone. :-P. My reply was not to you. Could u stop pulling my leg?
Hey guyz i bought my note on sunday and gotta say itz just amazing..........nothing can .....!!!!!!!! If you have any doubts i could solve you ca ask me.
zviki, 09 Feb 2012GSMArena,you should change specs for screen protection.It`s not Corning Gorilla Glass!Answer f... moreRead the official Corning list of products with Gorilla Glass:
You can find the Note in the list.
DESIGNERICON1984, 09 Feb 2012hello note owners, my note's battery life suddenly started falling down ... before on standby ... more4 hours is normal for the first 5 or so battery cycles. The battery will slowly increase capacity after a few cycles. Hard use time after that will be 7 hours. Medium usage will be 12 to 18 hours. Light usage will be 1.5 days. I have observed this from the extra original Note batteries.
Rose, don't comment if you don't own the Galaxy Note. You obviously are just picking up buzz words and using then to sound like you actually know what the Note is all about.