This phone sorely needs a breather light to notify messages, missed calls and emails. Nokia's older smartphones win in this department.
Imagine having to manually check that massive screen every half an hour for updates.
The Galaxy Note has Gorilla glass. Most likely even Gorilla Glass 2, as far as when Corning introduced Gorilla Glass 2 last January 10 link I've posted before. Here is the link that finally confirms this fact:
This brings me more peace of mind not having to add a screen protector. Well worth getting.
bigboy4eva, 13 Jan 2012What are the differences between the Galaxy Note l717 and the Galaxy Note. Is the Galaxy Note ... moreI am not from the US and I think it's probably for the US market. I has the same features as the earlier GALAXY NOTE. I would suggest you to go for the EARLIER galaxy note. Have used mine for the past 2 months. So far I have no problem with it.
TheNeighbor, 21 Jan 2012That's what some people said when 4.3" mobile phones came out. You can also use Bluetooth... moreTalking on bluetooth when you alone is not good and I agree with your comments. I've seen quite a few talking to themselves coming out of cars in a parking lot pacing back and forth and at the roadside.
Sometimes I thought they are just releasing tension. Believe me I know and seen 1 waitress/kitchen helper at a cafe who always speak to herself everytime she has the chance all by herself at the sink washing dishes. She is a weido.
tbalt, 20 Jan 2012it's freaking huge, i mean...4 inch..4.2 4,3 it's acceptable but 5+ inch....how many of you se... moreThat's what some people said when 4.3" mobile phones came out. You can also use Bluetooth ear pieces with the Note. Bluetooth ear pieces are not exclusive for Tabs only. Samsung actually finally placed an ear speaker on the new Galaxy Tab Plus. Someone out there wished that the first 7" Tab had one probably they might run out of power on the Bluetooth ear piece, and would prefer some privacy in a phone conversion by not using the load speaker function of the Tab. Don't you also will look silly with an Bluetooth ear piece sticking off your ear and talking alone? Most sensible people buy gadgets based on durability, design and features. Form follows function. It's like not wanting to use powerful head phones since you look funny with a pair on.
tonmoy from bd, 20 Jan 2012yes. It is too big for a smartphone. And too small for a tablet. Not userfriendly. Besides it ... moreIt's too big in your perception since you are use to less than 5"phones. It hits the spot for those who work with A6 sized notebooks. it's perfect for us who actually use the S pen for digital art but fits the pocket. It's a useful to instantly get your ideas across by sketching what you really mean and can relay them to the rest of the design team. Power is just right with its powerful functions with a heavy usage of 6 to 7 hours in my experience. Unlike phomes with fixed batteries, I can change my drained one with a fresh battery. I can go on for 18 hours standby on moderate use - 1 hours of games, 1.5 hours of video, 20 minutes of call, 20 SMSs, 1 hour of internet browsing, and 1 hour sketching. I use Juice Defender Ultimate to save precious power when it turns off radios automatically during standbys. It has the HD resolution of a tablet computer, more than twice the picture taking camera resolution at 8 MP than 3 MP on the Tab. All that in a pocket.
In fact, this is what I carry to work on most days. So much handy. You can still stick to your smaller phones if you don't need such advantages. You're free to choose.
Anonymous, 20 Jan 2012to expensive !!!It's cheaper that IPHONE 4S in my country.
tbalt, 20 Jan 2012it's freaking huge, i mean...4 inch..4.2 4,3 it's acceptable but 5+ inch....how many of you se... moreThe size of the Galaxy Note is not that big. Try buying it, you will appreciate the screen size. I've had the Galaxy Note for 3 months now and I really appreciate the size and will never go back to smaller size phone. I've been after bigger size phones for 2 years and finally got it after my DELL STREAK 5. You know what? I've had IPHONE 4, SGS, SG2, HTC SALSA to name a few but had sold off to friends as they are not for me.
I use my phone to read/compose work email when I'm not at the office. Receive/makes about 30 calls on average day, plays some youtube music vidoes, minimum web browsing, use my phone as HOTSPOT when at home. All in all my phone usage start from 8 am until 10 pm, I still have about 50% of battery remaining. What do you think of it?
But I don't play game with my phone. My next hope is to wait for APPLE to start producing 5 inch phone.
tbalt, 20 Jan 2012it's freaking huge, i mean...4 inch..4.2 4,3 it's acceptable but 5+ inch....how many of you se... moreyes. It is too big for a smartphone. And too small for a tablet. Not userfriendly. Besides it has bettary issues because of its big screen that drains damn energy. Good for using indoor.
it's freaking huge, i mean...4 inch..4.2 4,3 it's acceptable but 5+ inch....how many of you seen it in reality. it barely fits in your hand. not to mention the fact that it's not "pocket friendly". ok in most aspects as performance but....it's better if you buy a tab of 7 inch and a Bluetooth headset and voila. it's not a smartphone, not a phone, not a tablet, it's more like a semi tablet sorta phone where you would look ridiculous talking at it. Peace
when is it going to be available in aus at shops and will we be getting the 1717 or the other version. i soooo want this phone i have been waiting so long for a decent 5 inch phone.
I just bought it 2 weeks ago at Indonesia, its called Galaxy Note N7000, very ssatisfy with its performance, some office features is helpful, and I like the size its more than usual phonecell size yet its smaller than tablet, it s very mobile. thanks