2 major concern that have kept me for spending $$$$$$$ (yes it's expensive!!!) for this device:
1. battery power is not enough to enjoy all the advance features this device has to offer (what's the point then?)
2. upgrade to IceCreamSandwich 4.0 is still questionable (especially with the S Pen Stylus feature on this device)
I am one of those guys that has been testing and checking out over a hundred devices per year on how they perform, how to use them as an end user etc. For both a job, and for fun.
If your like me, a Google user with Gmail, Calendar, Reader, G+, and want to stay on top of every bit of news, socials and email, this is the one device that meets the need. At least, if its size suits you. To mee, it's ideal. I can use the onscreen keyboard with one hand (I was a goalkeeper with size 10.5 gloves) and using it with both hands in landscape mode is perfect. If you do not own a tablet because it doesn't quite match your needs, this is probably what you do need; It's full browsing experience on the go. If that's what you need, go for it. Throw away your prejudices about the size. Just try it for one day and overnight. You'll be surprised.
I have been using this phone since couple of weeks and here is he genuine user opinion;
Bought from: Reliance Digital (Rs 34,298)(Box+Flip Cover+ Bluetooth headset+ 2 Years Warranty+ Insurance)
Call Quality: 9/10, i have used many phones, but haven't seen a better call quality.
Reception: 10/10, Superb reception. It receives signals where my other phones never used to receive.
Size: 7/10,Its huge, initially you will find trouble handling it... but with time you will get used to it.
you will not have trouble keeping it in your jeans pocket or front pocket. well i even sit while its still in my pocket.
Display: 10/10, Superb display... no issues found here.
Sound: 7/10, 5.1 surround sound applicable only with earphones. else speaker sound is quite less a compared to Nokia devices.but again good sound quality when used with earphones.
Camera: 8/10, nice 8 MP camera still i thing 5 MP would have been enough with sensors as in galaxy nexus. but still no issues with the camera. LED is just superb.
GUI & Running: Messaging, Email, s-planner user interfaces are awesome. switching across the application is smooth. thr is no lag whatsoever.Email interface is almost like MS Outlook.
gestures: just move your palms over the screen. you will get the screen shots. thr are many more gestures. and they are awesome.
ICS: many ICS functionality are provided. something similar to Iphone 4s' SIRI like feature is also present. And yes its up gradable to ICS.
FM: Awesome FM Clarity.you can even record the songs playing on FM.
Barometer: it will be really useful with google maps 6.0.
TV Output: connected it with TV. No lag was found.
Hanging issue: i am using this since last 2 weeks. it hasn't hung even once. 2-3 times i just needed to Force quit some applications. But device never froze.
Heating Issues: No heating issues found even after using heavy applications like Skype video calls, heavy games etc..
Battery: Even after heavy usage (1 hour bluetooth music, 5 hours of GPRS, 9 hours wifi, 1-2 hours phone calls, 2 hour browsing on net) 20 % battery remains. overall its good.
this phone has everything you can ask for...
If you like this phone and have the money to spend, don't think twice... go for it... its worth every penny spent.
if you have any more questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
salman, 02 Dec 2011i had used ths ph and i think its touch is not to much good in terms of response its not frien... moreYes, you go back to your Apple Iphone. Yes, the Iphone 4S beats this phone in every aspect... at least most Apple users keep saying to themselves. We converted Android users say otherwise.
Hardcore Apple users will put down this super phone. The G Note happens to be the best phone at the moment. 2 weeks owning it and I have no major complaints.
i had used ths ph and i think its touch is not to much good in terms of response its not friendly experience lolz iphone 4s is the best
I got the Note to replace my s2. Can anyone tell me how to bring across the mini diary from s2 to note? KIES does not work. Samsung support say only by email or mms but that does not work.
Hey all ... What about the ram capability of this device ??
Since it is (800 Mb) less than S2 ram (832 Mb) and there are new demanding applications in the galaxy note like S memo and others !!! see this link for an image from the review itself :
only 104 Mb available memory :(
To @Manny - Shut up Manny people can put what they want if it's phone related, it's a forum and information site!! you want to keep trash talking i'll come to what ever inbread village you live in and smash you and your fugly battle-axe mother.. wasteman
I bought it on the 1st day of the launching. I love the size, it's so light. Large & clear screen. S Pen has lot of functions too! Too bad this model still yet to have wide range of accessories.
Fially i purchased the ebst of the best phone ever battery impressive for the sake of trying it out till phone died this is what happend whatched whe whole Godfather saga all 3 of them beign a US Marine i whatched Full metal jacket, 1 hour web,30 min games, 9 phone calls aprx 5 min each, music over bluetooth 2 hrs finally i reached low battery now what phone in todays markt can do this i ant no fan boy of any particular brand ,simply want my moneys worth and neevr have to worry about battery going low in critical times our saying as helicopter pilots W>W>F PB weight weather fuel and Phone battery With my Note the last is non existant Sammy this time arround YOU DID US WELL .
now for on simple compalaint the note us USB on the Go Sammy where in God green earth do i buy ,find one its not in sammy's phone box inventory not aable to special order, and not in any shop i have looked unlike nokia they supplied the USB cable with my N8 & E7, anybody know where to buy one ?? please reply i want be able to use my pen drives thanks happy noting
GEEK OF HELL, 02 Dec 2011Everything about this phone is great, except one thing: Like the rest cool, entertainment orie... moreWhat sort of special stereo built-in speaker technology are you wanting on the Note? Sorry, not all people use it to play music for other people to hear. We all have different tastes. You can always connect to high-end speakers at home.
You can always have better earphones for your personal listening pleasure. Get the Bluetooth stereo pieces with better remote still and play controls, and you're set the whole day privately listening to your collection of music.
The built-in speaker on the G Note is just meant for the alert audios, not for quality playbacks or else the form factor increases.
I used the galaxys2 for 4 months till the note came out. My God what an
Incredible phone.If sth can amaze u so much after an s2 then its worth every
Penny or $ ;),,,,,,,. Am in love absolutely amazing
Everything about this phone is great, except one thing: Like the rest cool, entertainment orientated phones it has NO STEREO SPEAKERS! Big HD screen but no stereo. Samsung, are you serious? You should put some super audio chip in your smartphones before anything else because most people use smartphones MOSTLY FOR MUSIC and only then goes internet & stuff.