A great review of a brilliant device.
Easily fits in shirt pocket (or trouser pocket if you prefer) and the optional flip case provides protection and keeps the form factor really minimal.
The size is not an issue when making phone calls - and I find it works really well on loudspeaker when placed top down into a shirt pocket whilst driving. No need for a handsfree kit...
I prefer using it to my work supplied iPhone 4.
This Thing Too Expensive !!!
I Better Buy Ipad 2 or HTC Sensation XL !!!
andrazy, 05 Mar 2012just got the note two days ago. The phone is really nice. But I have 1 question. In gsm arena ... moreYou only get 800 mb ram because 200 is reserved for kennel, system apps and drivers.
just got the note two days ago. The phone is really nice. But I have 1 question. In gsm arena and other ads, gt n700 which is the NOTE says it has 1 gig ram. When i checked task manager I only have 800. Weird. I need to call samsung and ask why...
James, 18 Feb 2012I bought a Note and while it is great at video and camera, viewing pdf's, it is not a netbook ... moreAny phone sized device would be pushed to replace a netbook, if you need something of that size.
While the Note would probably be higher resolution than most netbooks, it is not going to be able to be used for hours on end.
However, for all of the purposes for which I used to carry a Tab (look at news sites, etc), the Note does better, without the weight.
AnonD-41223, 24 Feb 2012It fits in pocket, just one hand operation is not possible. Must buy it you will never regret ... moreThe latest update (70MB, not ICS) makes the phone/calc and hgeneral keyboards in portrait narrower, and capable of being biased to left or right to enable single-handed operation.
The general keyboard also includes numbers, which is great because I have found it a nuisance to keep toggling back and forth from alpha to numeric on other keyboards.
However, the biased keyboards are only available when selecting the Samsing Input Method. Swype is still full width.
I also have Thumb Keyboard which also includes navigation buttons (al la WM, which I missed), programmable keys, and the ability to specify the % of the display heaight the keyboard occupies in each of portrait and landscape.
AnonD-43429, 23 Feb 2012Will the External USB adaptor (for Samsung tablets) work on the Note? The microUSB to USB adaptor works for USB sticks and some mice/keyboards.
It works with Logitech Unified dongle for mice and keyboards, but not for the Microsoft Arcmouse. I don't know if other MS devices work or not.
It is quite amazing to use a mouse to navigate around the Note, though the pointer is rather small.
It fits in pocket, just one hand operation is not possible. Must buy it you will never regret why you never purchased tablet.
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Will the External USB adaptor (for Samsung tablets) work on the Note?
AnonD-21200, 16 Nov 2011I'm confused between 'SG-Note' and 'SG-tab 7.0 Plus'. I am more towards Note just because of i... moreHardware-based. The Galaxy Note has a Wacom digitizer, which no other phone or Android tablet has - yet.
This technology senses the position of the pen very accurately, and also takes input from a pressure sensor in the pen's tip. Therefore other devices will not have the same pen abilities as the Note, even after an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich.
I bought a Note and while it is great at video and camera, viewing pdf's, it is not a netbook replacement. In fact for what it can really do it is is well over priced and over rated. Great toy! Great fun, but way over rated at the end of the day.
You forgot to write that Vlingo - the voice dialling application is the only one which can be used with BT. Samsung locked this settings and it can not be changed. So if you do not like Vlingo or your language is not supported you are still forced to use this application.
I ADORE it!!!! Thanks for the review - help me with some options:)))