I have bought first a GalaxySII and then a few months later a Galaxy Note and I can say that Galaxy Note is pretty much better than the SII. Don't be afraid of buying it, you won't be disappointed!
Siddhanth, 20 Feb 2012I have been using the note for about 10 days now. I checked this phone out multiple times at t... moreI forgot to mention the most advertised feature of the note- the S-pen. This pen is kind of a mystery to me. There is no battery in it, yet a button performs different actions. Anyway, the S-pen is shown to be the main feature of the note- Its not. The screen is the main attraction of the phone. The S-pen is probably the best stylus I have seen on a cell phone (even though it has been a long while since I saw a stylus in a phone), but the point is that it is still nowhere near as good as shown.
1)The pressure sensitivity is marginal at best. I can't see differences in pen strokes for different pressure applied. Only on applying a very light pressure, a thin line is formed.
2) Cropping a photo using the s-pen is harder than it looks, and it is really not as fun as shown in the ads.
3) There is a very noticeable lag, especially when writing something. Even in drawing the lag is there, and it doesn't feel natural. Drawing is a bit tough as your hand placement can create unwanted lines, etc
4) You will not be using the S-pen for anything useful. Its easier and better to use your finger for the normal phone and multimedia features. The S-pen button is also a bit hard to find.
So, the note is not essentially a replacement to an actual notepad, but it can essentially give you the multimedia experience of a tablet, in a body that is pocketable.
Just app compatibility is a bit problematic. (Ninjump looks crap on this, so does fruit ninja. But Shine runner or Samurai vengeance look alive on this device). I would recommend this device to anybody willing to spend a this much on a phone.
yiannis550, 23 Feb 2012Hey guys, Just wandering what would be the best way to carry this around. I am going to bu... moreThis device is too big to clip on your belt and move around comfortably. It should fit in your pant/jeans pocket, and it does not feel too uncomfortable. I am currently using the flip case samsung supplied with the phone-looks great. You could alternatively go for a pouch of some kind, not the kind that clips onto your belt, the one which acts like a sleeve for the phone which then goes in your pocket. Also, for the black white conundrum, the black looks great, and is the most common one around, but the white one looks amazing. Plus, the white one has matte aluminium sides (the black one has a darkish metallic one, and can get scratches). The only disadvantage of the white one is the back cover is glossy and prone to scratches. You could use a pouch, or use a flipcase which comes with the spare back cover attached, or any case which covers the back and sides. The white one certainly looks unique, and feels a bit smaller too (that's a good thing).
Muhannad Hamoody, 22 Feb 2012Guys PLZ advice me,Wiche one better to buy G SII or G Note?????PLZ UrgentlyThe note and the Galaxy S2 are almost the same. The only difference is the note has a bigger screen, and the quality is as good as the note. However due to the higher resolution screen, browsing the net feels very good on the note, you don't even have to zoom in to read webpages. On the other hand, you may note like the large size, or may note be able to handle it. You might like the note in the long run as most phones nowadays are coming with 4.6" screens and Hd resolution. Also, the note feels more solid. The S2 on the other hand is very pocketable and has more dev support if you're into rooting and loading roms. Get a look at the demo pieces in some mall or a samsung store. If you don't want to buy the note, wait for a few more days. Maybe some other HD phone might come up with a smaller screen. If you do like the note, get it as its price will hardly drop in the next few months, especially considering that the S2 still sells for the same price when it was released over 8 months ago (atleast in India).
note is good if u buy if right now, after a month may be in april-end LG optimus 4X HD will be launched it has screen pixel density arnd 320 ppi, with quad core cpu, capable of giving note a run for its money if LG prices it competitively.
can anybody let me know when ice cream sandwich is going to come in samsung note...waiting for the software before buying...
had anyone here upgraded your samsung galaxy note android gingerbread version to 4.0 ice cream sandwich?
will galaxy note available for upgrade to 4.0v ice cream sandwich in the future?
the best smartphone ever look at the hd screen with 1280 * 800 resolution damn this guy is smoking.
Just wandering what would be the best way to carry this around. I am going to buy this great phone soon (trying ot decide betwen white and black) and I want to buy a case as well so to protect it. I want something that is classy and good quality, preferably leather and if possible to clip on my belt.
Rajiv, 22 Feb 2012if anyone use mugen 4500mah battery in note what performence of battery where you buy it pl an... morei bought 2 of them kinda expensive mugen power if located in HK thery do not have any shops in china google muggen ,com andyou will get their website for orders, with moderate to real heavy use i get full 3 days along witht he battery you will get a new battery cover,it does not distract from the good looking phone i am very impressed with its performance
I still hope Samsung will release out the Galaxy Note 2 with more advance specs and longer battery life to compete with so many emerging best smart phones from other companies such as Sony, LG, HTC, Panasonic, NEC, Futiju, Nokia, Apple, etc., that are going to release out their products soon after the MWC in Bacelona. Then what happen if Samsung is late for the advanced smartphone release... I do satisfy with Galaxy Note, but everyone does not die... if Samsung still keeps up promoting existing products, probably others will take a step ahead and eat the market share fastly...
Just my opinion in supporting Samsung, and I also want to use the more advanced smart phone from Samsung soon--every client wants to spend their money in a wise manner, particularly in the midst of such an economic crisis...
Waste Of Time, 22 Feb 2012Go for the note you wont regret! but check the screen before u pay. and i think they fix it ... morewooo hoo. look what i just see u talking good abt note & refering other people to buy it. that makes me laugh out loud. but glad to see that u finally admitted that there is no other phone better than Note. good job mr waste of time. keep it up. finally u have taken an approach of being positive in life.
I own the Galaxy Note myself, and despite the fact that I hat to return it for the second time now because of hardbrick/bootloops, it's the best phone I've ever owned. But what's with the rating, when I last looked on this page it was at 8,4... ?!
if anyone use mugen 4500mah battery in note what performence of battery where you buy it pl any one help me