Awesome phone and very interesting review, I enjoyed reading it. Still i can't agree to the mentioned main disadvantages, because most of them aren't really cons. Now I'm even more convinced that the Note's going to be my next phone!
Biased review by AppleArena
let's see the cons:
-Won’t fit comfortably in every pocket: This shows how stupid the reviewer is because it's a phone-tablet of course it wouldn't be easy to fit your pocket can an ipad fit your pocket?
-Much harder for one-handed use than a regular smartphone: same goes up it's phone-tablet it should be big
-All-plastic body: not all people want metal bodies i prefer plastic it is much lighter and can tolerate the heat of the phone (Dual cores) otherwise why we make oven handles from plastic? There are uses for plastic and uses for metal!
-No dedicated camera key: same stupid thing goes for every phone not Note only and i don't know why they keep mentioning it over and over even me i don't like camera button to be pumped up it will increase the rates pushing it accidentally more!
Non-hot-swappable microSD card: it's like you can swap your sd! it will ruin the card if you do that while the open is still running so it's a good point you can't swap it easily!
malcolm, 17 Nov 2011this review is correct, the reviewer mention this is just a improved version of SGS2 with larg... moreWRONG.... the iPhone 4s change the camera and processor, not the screen build etc... the not has a inch bigger screen (high def), an excellent s pen which is industry leading along with faster processor. To say the least this phone is pioneering as far as smartfones are concerned and to compare the advancement from the s2 to the iPhone 4 - 4s shows exactly your knowledge. Ps. Gingerbread is meant for single core, when this baby gets ics, it will be WAY faster than iPhone 4s
S-Pen and the display make this phone worthy enough. Extremely useful for couple of occasions.
Great review, Thank you very much for it!
I already ordered a note, before reading this, and was really anxious about receiving it. But now, I'm just going insane@!!! 2 weeks of wait??? What am I going to do? :)
Amazing Phone...want more apps for S-Pen
I know some people don't like the SPen, but for me, that's what I love about it.
this review is correct, the reviewer mention this is just a improved version of SGS2 with larger screen. it didnt bought anything to the mobile world. This does not mean that its not good. its just mean its better but not fasinating.
The very same reason why Iphone 4S is a good but not fasinating.
you forgot barometer in features on first page...
this matters for all GPS apps as well
AnonD-14018, 16 Nov 2011gsmarena made it sound dissapointing . They were dissapoinjted even with the display . Its ... moreThe disappointment is probably there because Samsung is the manufacturer of the screens, so there is less of an excuse not to give the best.
Getting this badboy tomorrow ;) it is only coming out tmr in sg ;) but most imptly this phone is gonna rock! I hope nt many ppl buy cuz i wanna b special :)
I know PhoneArea love to boast about how good iPhone 4S FullHD video quality is in every review. Unfortunately, you guy never point out the fact that Apple sacrifice video compression in order to give us very high resolution video but also very BIG file!!!! 10min FullHD video cost 1GB++ of memory....Those poor iPhone 4S owner can only shoot 14?? videos.....Bye bye to your holiday shoot.
Only con for me is that cpu isn't the exynos(4212) that is manufactured in 32nm node, but again it is still exynos(4120).
Pinch to zoom & scrolling a bit laggy on this phone
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.
AnonD-4098, 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.