I have been using Note for a month now. It's more than enough time to get used to the screen size (consider the fact that my previous phone was a 3" LG KU990), as a matter of fact 5,3" seems perfect now. Here are my initial views:
=== PROS ===
- battery lasts forever
- plays absolutely all video files, no conversion necessary
- very responsive screen (vs. LG K990)
- takes fantastic photos of my dog! (lacks aperture setting but hey, it's not a DSLR)
- records superb 1080 videos of my dog!
- anything else you can thik of really
=== CONS ===
- S Pen, rarely but still, goes haywire (it's about a milimeter off)
- the optional original flip-case cover is fatter on one side, does not fit into the original navi unit! (I had to modify the navi unit) It's a big design fail, Samsung!
- loudspeaker volume may be a tad too low if carried around in a backpack
Now a tiny bit of explanation when it comes to battery life. Since the first few charges, battery life increased substancially (used to be around 2 days). It all comes down to personal preference but since it's AMOLED, I set my background to pure black (RGB colour profile!) with a hint of gradient at the bottom. I set the brightness to the lowest setting, switching to auto, half or full only when necessary. Wi-Fi switched on only when needed. When I hit the hay I put it in airplane mode.
I'll see what's changed and once ICS finally arrives and brings some changes (hopefully a processor clock setting). I'll get to know this beast better and post some more hands-on coverage.
For anyone struggling with the dilemma - Note or HTC One X - I say, dont think twice, Note, all the way! No questions asked.
is it possible to update latest android versions like ice cream sandwich....?
Is it better than any galaxy tablet? :)cuz' im using a galaxy tab 7.0 plus.. and a b;ackberru 9860. i love it.. but im thinking that i'd love this note more.. hmm???
antchin, 19 Apr 2012microSD, up to 32GB, 2 GB included...?? i bought it 2 weeks ago ... no microsd included ...why... moreSamething that came in my package. there is no memory card included when I got it. Im from the Philippines. I guess that's the package for South East Asia.
I have been using this phone for a week now and so far this is the best phone I've ever used to date!!! Better than my Blackberry or even my previous iPhone. :)
[deleted post]Hey...it depends on the time your screen was on in that particular 23 hours....the phone consumes a lot of battery even if no application is running and just the screen is on...
Been on ICS for while now with my S2, now I recently updated my GN to ICS and I think it's better than my S2 which is strange cause I never used the Note because I preferred my S2.Now I don't know... mb the Note is better.I feel it runs ICS better than the S2 although it gets much lower benchmark scores.
open this and register for to earn and you can earn enough to buy anew galaxy note or samsung galaxy s3
so guys wat r u waiting for
microSD, up to 32GB, 2 GB included...?? i bought it 2 weeks ago ... no microsd included ...why?
from Malaysia. Phone superb.
can some one plz help me that how to connect to the TV out .....please help me thanks.
rjzsteve, 18 Apr 2012Hi guys, even i had some doubt on the audio quality of Samaung note,which im gonna buy by nex... moreIf you are an audiophile why the heck are u buying a note???? Get a Colorfly C4 instead!! Audiophile ..right...
mr bli, 18 Apr 2012Should I buy this phone or wait for galaxy s3? What's most important for me that's the screen ... moreit's all you want in a phone :size,storage,camera &etc and you can think about S3 later ... cheers!!!
nas1516, 19 Apr 2012Why the battery runs out quickly? Please advise....Hi buddy,
Remember to turn off your data network mode by long press on power button...then select off.
Also, close applications running in the background by:
Lastly, keep your galaxy note on GSM mode unless you need duo-mode. i.e. Settings>>wireless and network>>mobile networks>>use packet data>>off.
Have a big screen 5.3'', experience.
I love note users, I love note....I love gsmarena.
****One of my friends got a text message from Samsung today that said, 'All beta testers must download ics today.' He is just a regular user, so puzzled and called the Samsung customer service and asked about the message. They said the message was sent to all Note beta testers and he received it by mistake.***
*****I see this in xda****
nas1516, 19 Apr 2012Why the battery runs out quickly? Please advise....Select data connectivity off when not in use. It will boost up your battery life.
Faster, bigger, better.....
No glitches, no flaws.... Njoyble xperience everytime.
one stop device for all entertainment.
fonzserge18, 15 Apr 2012which is louder if using stock headset? iphone or this giant galaxy note? coz i had a galaxy s... moreHI,
there is no problem at all in the phone it is just the handsfree that needs to be changed.
I have been using Note for almost two weeks and I must say it is exemplary. It is the best smartphone I've ever come across. However, I am facing major issues with the battery performance. Last night I charged it completely and went off to sleep and when i woke up this morning the phone prompted me to plug it to a charger. Only 16% battery was left. I wonder why it drains so much of battery power even when i dont use the phone. Let me also tell you here that the wifi and bluetooth was switched off and my NOTE is always in the batter saving mode.