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Bad: nothing really
Comment: I have owned quite a few smartphones.The battery life on the note is superb don't know why your tests showed otherwise.I'm sure you didn't just go off the first charge.
Good: Everything pretty much
Bad: One hand use very difficult to impossible. Size is daunting at first. Battery life, but usb charger helps
Comment: One thing not mentioned in the review is the fact the the charger is a mini usb. So it is very easy to get access to a charger or even carry a tiny cable with you and then plug it into any usb port. This eases the battery life problem. I think practically speaking the fact that you will use this as a phone and a tablet automatically means that it is a strain on the battery. So it is not so much that the battery is poor as much as the fact that you tend to use it more than any other device. I also own a galaxy tab, so if I am going to go somewhere for 10 hours, like office, then I take both. But for just normal outings like a customer visit, going out to lunch, meeting a friend, going shopping, pretty much anything other than a full day event this device is perfect.
Just also worth mentioning, this thing does fit into your pocket very easily. You dont need large pockets.
Good: A readable screen for reading work documents
Bad: Too large for teenagers with tiny pockets
Comment: Just seen this phablet in the store. Beautiful screen. The scribe is really for taking down phone messages only or making to do/shopping lists rather than writing essays but that's fine.
It suits someone like me - a professional who drives to different sites and is fedup with carrying a laptop and a phone. Its more like a kindle really for size - you can read proper text documents e.g. detailed letters
and actually see email attachments properly.
Good: Screen, speed, battery life, portability, style
Bad: S-Pen could be improved (both SW and HW), Touchwiz is cartoony
Comment: Comparing the smartphone to my expectations it has equaled or surpassed them all; the screen is beautiful, crisp, reproduces strong contrasts and the colors are impressive. The size of the screen is indeed something to get used to, but portability is not an issue at all; it fits perfectly in any trousers I own (none of them specially wide or baggy). One-hand use is of course not so easy, but possible (I don't have big hands). The finish is very sturdy, and the device has a very nice design, worthy of its premium price tag.
As I'm used to the Samsung Galaxy S2, the interface (Touchwiz) and general use are very easy and straightforward. configuring the app tray and widgets, wallpaper, tones, accounts etc takes some time, but when done you've got the perfect phone for your needs, which is the beauty of Android.
battery life is impressive too. As mentioned in all reviews, the big screen and horsepower of this smartphone are a considerable drain on its power source, but, being a heavy user, I get the same life out of it as the SGS2 (21 hours, having 2 SNS synched, 3 push emails accounts, some video, some music listening, some browsing, some gaming, quite some emailing).
As this Site always compares everything with the iPhone, my colleague using his iP4 in the same way as me has to recharge it twice a day.
The only mediocre element is the S-pen, which is not as precise as I would like it to be, and therefore can not be used yet for writing text in a efficient manner. The pen feels flimsy too and is too thin, as is the button placed in a difficult spot.
All in all, the Note is one of the most spectacular phones on the market: quick, beautiful, multifunctional.
My only remaining wish is getting ICS 4.0 on it soon.
Good: that finally you can have a phone/tablet of the right size!! lately to carry a tablet to do some work out of the office you had to carry a special strong bag!!
Bad: The price and availability in N.Z.
Comment: Finally you can have a phone/tablet of the right size!! lately to carry a tablet to do some work out of the office you had to carry a special strong bag!!
Comment: We women have bags to carry it in so yes, maybe in that sense it's a girl's phablet. If so, I'm the original "phab girl" and I want one on Sprint for XMAS!
Guys, true, it might be bulkier in your pocket, but it's a lot better than a tablet! I see no reason to be self conscious about how big the phone is when it's held up to your faces - an issue male reviewers seem to dwell upon. What difference could it possibly make, unless it gets hot to the ear or hand?
That's a question I would really appreciate an answer to. Does anybody know yet? Thanks!
Good: Everything you want from a smartphone!
Bad: For me there's nothing, whats a big deal, just get a bluetooth headset if you wanna make calls!
Comment: The review sounds not so right as there are too much iPhone came into subject until I get the feeling that the writer has too much love for Apple. its okay thou..
Coz if you compare the review from other tech site such as ( techradar.com or engadget or even gsmarena ) all of them agree that this is a great device.
Especially from Engadget, they really run a proper battery test and here i quote from their review
`` Battery life is phenomenal. While you'd expect solid performance from a 2500mAh battery, it's having to power a massive screen (both in terms of size and pixel count) and ultra-fast CPU -- energy vampires for sure. Our battery rundown test (playing a video in a loop starting from a full charge) achieved an impressive 9 hours and 36 minutes, putting the Galaxy Note right into iPad territory.''
See that? 9 hours 36 minutes, currently there is NO smart-phones including iPhone 4S can achieve that. Which for me, IF we take it for normal use, i will be more than that.
With the Note, Samsung has managed to create one of the world's largest smartphones, but cunningly it's also an incredibly compact tablet with a high-resolution display -- the same as the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet -- without the high-resolution footprint. It's compact enough to slip in your pocket and powerful enough to replace both of your portable devices.
I will get it by end of this month and i just cant wait! yeah! and oh, to other readers, dont just believe me, go and read the review for Note on other site as well.
Comment: Comment below is for this box
Good: Well made and exclent screen
Bad: Probly the battary life
Comment: Execlent pho-let
Good: The size! (I was one of the Dell Streak users), and it's a powerful piece of kit.
Bad: Battery life may be an issue but you're never to far away from a power socket or USB socket...
Comment: I'm looking forward to this. I was mocked mercilessly for my Dell Streak in the office but the advantage of having a big screen was completley worth it. The Streak fit just fine in my jacket pocket and at a push into my jeans so I never really found handling it an issue. The Streak however did have other issues (old version of Android, some build quality problems) and unfortunatley died when I dropped it on laminiate floor and shattered its "Virtually Inderstructable" gorrilla glass. Hopefully with improvments in Android and a better quality build quality, this will be a hell of a tablet/phone.
Upgrading next month and I think this one's definately for me :)
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