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Good: Broad Screen
Comment: No more comments........
Bad: Looks a pretty silly make phonecalls. Price.
Comment: I try it for a several minutes and i love it. It's gigantic Galaxy S II but better with some news and usefull functions like S Pen. I try it to carry and fit very well in my back pocket but i can't sit. Really, looks a little silly make a call but stop and think, there're worst stupid looks and nobody cares, i use a bluetooth headset and looks pretty silly some early years, now it's normal. This is a very good smartphone and if you love big high quality screens and want watch videos, tv, nav in internet and use GPS, this is the right choice. I want it.
Good: Its the SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE
Bad: IT GOT THIS REVIEW!!!
Comment: I MEAN IT
Good: its subjective when it comes to ur taste on the size of the phone, i like its size..and pixel density, performance
Bad: should have given a better user interface ;-)
Comment: its said here that "This is a phone that demands to be carried in a bag."
IS THIS REVIEW FOR A KID? u can carry it in ur jeans' pocket!!
Good: Everything..Take it from me this Galaxy Note Smartphone is Absolutely Amazing in Every Dept.. I Am just bowled over by the Sheer Awesomeness of the Technology Onboard this beast of a Smartphone..
Bad: Absolutely Nothing That I Can Find..
Comment: A Truly Exceptional Smartphone Device For 2012 & Beyond... It's Not possible that you will ever get tired of using this Smartphone as time goes on because you will simply become more proficient with it & the multitude of things you can achieve using it..& there's possibly little chance that you will ever want to go back to a smaller screen after using this..
Good: HUGE Screen, can fulfil the role of a Tablet and a Smartphone in one!
Bad: You can't shrink it when making or receiving a call.
Comment: Looks like the perfect compromise for me.
I don't want to be carrying around a Tablet AND a Smartphone.
Brilliant screen, easy to access data and apps, good camera and HSPA+ ability. Perfect candidate for the Three Network ( and the others when they adopt HSPA+!) as their Premium handset.
It's very size means it's a bit clumsy when making and receiving calls so maybe a premium Bluetooth headset is one possible solution.
As and when I acquire one, I will be investing in a Zagg Invisible Shield and get Carphone to fit it.
Good: Go to the carphone warehouse and find out
Bad: can't find anything.....£50 cheaper would be nice though!
Comment: Aiming for this one in three months when i am due my upgrade, its spot on in every way
Good: Screen Resolution, Brightness and Size; BATTERY LIFE! ; GPS; Speed of Processor ; Movies, Games, Pen for jotting and sketching
Bad: Nothing other than a few months wait for IceCream Sandwich
Comment: Firstly, the battery life is AMAZING and this has been confirmed in many other professional reviews, so this review is misleading and should be changed please.
I last a whole day with Auto-Sync switched on, full brightness, make several calls, watch a movie, email and text, and play some games - and I'm still on 40% by midnight. The new massive battery definately helps.
The GPS achieves a lock faster than any other phone I've seen including the iPhone 4 and Galaxy S2.
The combination of screen resolution, brightness and size makes it a joy to watch movies, play games and for reading documents and ebooks. These features also make the updated calendar app easier to manage you diary than ever before.
Only drawback is the lack of IceCream Sandwich.
Please update your review regarding the battery life, as all other major reviewers have confirmed that it is a big improvement over previous Galaxy Smartphones, I previously owned the Galaxy S and S2, so I can confirm this.
Good: Screen Size, Stylus, Clarity, 5.1Ch Surround Sound simulator
Bad: Screen-off/Power button directly opposite volume button, in-call display always portrait
Comment: Poor battery life extended considerably using the free app Juicedefender.
Get rid of Samsung clutter in one go by using the free Go Launcher app.
Set screen always on when plugged in using free app WakeLocker.
Buy 3 more micro-usb cables. 1 for office, 1 for bedside, 1 for car, 1 for home PC.
Great for reading books on Amazon Kindle.
Had this phone a week replacing Dell Streak, hasn't crashed once.
Handwriting recognition from stylus great for tweeting and email.
Bluetooth connectivity in car much more reliable than Dell Streak.
WiFi gain seems stronger than Dell streak
5.1ch Surround Sound via headphones superb effect.
Good: Display, Power Processor
Bad: No camera Key, Big, Android still has bugs
Comment: Hey Kathy, Samsung SII is 4 inch mobile phone and galaxy note is 5 inch Tablet! now you got it? if you dont read this" http://computersight.com/software/samsung-galaxy-note-n7000-a-real-notebook/ " For difference between them!
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