I have been using this phone for last 4 months and below is my finding -
1. size won't matter after a week of use, rather other phones will start looking unreasonably small. All my clothes' pocket fit for it. Also not clumsy while holding by my ear. Rather the grip and weight is quite handy.
2. big screen will help all aspect of net borwsing [thats the main reason I opted for it]
3. performance is as good (if not best) as any other best phones in the market.
4. video quality is above excellent.
5. no hardware or software problem encountered so far.
6. Best for the people who do much net activity and less calling [like me].
8. volume key position sometime causes miss pressed.
9. S pen pointer is not accurate (though I have screen guard), so it is bit unsatisfactory while drawing something with perfection.
vishnu, 07 Mar 2012Hi Frnds , I have been using Note for past 1 month and would like to write a genuine review of... moreupdate firmware of kernel,battery goes to 62 hrs..can u tell me more about this...thanks dude....:)
I did that 8 MB update thinking that lag issue ll be fixed..
But it's still there..It's quite an irritating to use the phone in this update..Just hope ICS will make my Note to work at its best again !!
I bought yesterday a galaxy Note. But it was GT-N7000B. Do ny of you know what is the difference between GT-N7000 and GT-N7000B? Your quick response is highly appreciated.
yuvrajmehra, 07 Mar 2012The spen is coverd under 6motnhs accessories warranty, mine too came with a faulty pen, samsun... morei hope u did not put the s-pen up ur s , only reason for it to get spoilt. anyways samsung hav considerd sum ppl do this and problem is sorted in next updaye icecream sandwich 4.0.
Hi Frnds , I have been using Note for past 1 month and would like to write a genuine review of it.
Design: Those who thinks this phone is too big to fit in your pocket or too big to hold. You are absolutely wrong. Yes ofcourse it will look big for 1 week on hands. Then you will get used to it and absolutely no problems in fitting inside the pockets. Volume key is a bit annoying as i frequently end up in reducing the ringer volume unknowingly. Samsung could have excluded that and keep an exclusive key for camera. So taking self pics are a bit difficult.
Performance: I would rate the performance is a bit slow compared with S2. Snapping while switching screens is a common and you cannot expect the speed equivalent to S2. Of course hopefully samsung will solve this problem in 4.0 UPDATE.
Videos: HD videos play amazingly and almost every format is supporting. You can eliminate the need for a laptop for watching movies. headphone effects can be better, but still Note clearly wins for this larger screen vids comparing with s2 and other high ends. If your are a movie freak go for it.
Apps: I dont like to write much about apps, as almost all android support all kind of android apps. So no issues. surfing mails, browsing, working with excel,word,pdf etc are too easy if you have note in your hand.
Battery life: So this section is what almost all newbies will worry about. Honestly my battery life was not more than 22 hours initially. And was quiet worrying about that.you can use juice defenders to get some 5hrs extra. But now i got a firmware update of kernel and guess what, battery life is drastically improved to 62hours. OMG i cant even believe myself. Im not exaggerating. Its real dudes. But i have not switched on wifi, bluetooth and sync. rest all apps was running effectively during that time. If you switch off the data transfers, battery life will further more. So donot worry about battery at present.
Portability: Its portable. But you cannot do fantasies like msging in one hand. You cannot use this in a crowded area.
Camera: Ofcourse 8MP looks to be a good one, but not much impressed, especially on the pics. HD videos captured were great but not the pics. I will be neutral on the camera part.I was using sony eric before which clearly excels in this section.
Pen: The S-Pen given with this is amazing.you can draw a lot of pics and upload it in facebooks :P LOL. Its lot of fun with that. I certainly love it.
Bottomline: If you are looking for a phone exclusive for entertainment , surfing office mails, working with MS office etc and using lot of apps, social networking etc this is the one you need to go for. But if you are often used to travel in crowd areas then this is not recommended.
Let me know if you need anyother details on this. Just message me @ 09994996223 . Pls do not call me at any cost. I dont like to be disturbed.
buy it and enjoy it.....5000mAh battery....
AnonD-31589, 06 Mar 2012guys . this S pen doesn't come in warranty .. nw i hate sumsung . The spen is coverd under 6motnhs accessories warranty, mine too came with a faulty pen, samsung replaced it with a new pen...
give me advize plzz all. i bay galaxy note.how is this mobail? plzz ans me.
love my galaxy but am frustrated about loosing my emails daily. Heard about the cloud but how can I keep all received emails on the phone. had no problem before with my blackberry
[deleted post]i hv updated the update of 72 mb and actually that is baseband version n7000ddla2
AnonD-18489, 06 Mar 2012when d ICS update is coming for Note..plz Help me by anwering d ques...thnx... INDIAeta is 15 march but i think it will delay a bit....
mankind, 04 Mar 2012hello,how can i update my glxy note?i'm in bangladesh,i tried lot of time but i
can't,can any... morehttp://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-galaxy-note-n7000-latest-xxla6-gingerbread-236-firmware/
a little help for thoe who have a laggy note, i tried this and it runs fabulous!
paulmurza, 06 Mar 2012you should flash with kies 2.3.6 xxla6, the latest firmware, i had the same problem having 2.3... moreeveryone with galaxy note should update to 2.3.6 xxla6, it's the latest and the smoothest!
symbian6600, 05 Mar 2012Hi, thanks for sharing. Actually I wonder why the temperature would increase so much on NOTE. ... moreyou should flash with kies 2.3.6 xxla6, the latest firmware, i had the same problem having 2.3.5, or try flshing with odin.
Can I Get The Advantages and Disadvantages Of The Galaxy Note Please ???
[deleted post]All ur expectations will b satisfied through this update.So do it faster. Every update will give u sum changes.
guys . this S pen doesn't come in warranty .. nw i hate sumsung .
Anonymous, 06 Mar 2012I had the Galaxy Mini for a month which ran on a 600Mhz single core. It was to have a glimpse ... moreOic...actually I do not have extra battery, but possess one 6600mAH power bank. It's quite expensive to purchase a new original battery ^_^
For the time being, I have tested the NOTE & found temperature heat up to 45℃ and above after few minutes browsing usage. Yesterday I even tried WIFI thethering as well with overall temperature increased up to 52℃. This makes me much worry if could burn the board??? @_@
I have also seen from other article that some people with their phones' temperature range from 35 to 38℃ with the same usage. If this is true, it really makes me "jealous" :)
I wonder if any friends here with such temperature condition?