Pros screen size, 8mp hd camera
Cons the long wait for ice cream sandwich 4.0
Summary over all a great phone , needs to be supported better with software upgrades and tweeks. if this samsung flag ship phone of the future they need better effort with att to make updates faster ... i lke the phone and the s pen abilities the new s pen suite should bring alot of great things for productivity stand point look forward to july 10 ics update day
Pros -big bright colorful screen
-very responsive and fast phone
-Ease of use
-Handwriting to text
-good battery life
Cons -it's big (but you know that going in
-no ICS yet...
Summary For those who complain about the back cover being thin...it's mean to be. To keep thickness to a minimum they designed it that way. The back cover is extremely flexible and shatterproof (which is good when dropped...unlike the iphone which will shatter). If you load up your phone with widgets you can expect poor and laggy performance....be smart about widgets. Also, if you sync up tons of accounts (like the wretched Facebook app) you can expect poor battery life. I was an owner of the OG Droid and this phone is light years beyond that one. It's like having a computer in your pocket. It may seem large at first, but after a while you will really appreciate this phone. I will root it after ICS is released for it and take off all the ATT crapware.
Pros - Really fast phone for switching/opening aps.
- GPS works exceptionally
- I really love the stylis for reading online material.
- Reading articles is easy on the eyes.
- Skype works great on this phone, "Hi Mom :)"
- 32GB upgrade =+
Cons - ATT bloat-ware, I would pay for the app that takes this crap off my phone.
- Really flimsy/cheap back cover
- Low Volume
- Big Phone! It is in my lab coat at work and cargo short pocket on my days off.
- For an 8MP camera, the photos seem soft.
Summary I just upgraded to the Note from the Samsung Galaxy Captivate two months ago. The Note works essential the same, but is much much faster. I work in a clinical setting and find that I keep much more reference documents on my phone, because it is quick to access.
- SEIDIO Extended life Battery-5000mv. I bought a Seidio for my Note and find it to be a high quality product. It adds about the twice the multimedia use time. I can get around 8-10 hrs use with all the bells and whistles going (wifi, streaming music, phone, gps and surfing) and for days if I only use it as a phone. It makes the bottom half of the Note about twice as thick, but I find that since the phone is already big, it does not seem to have a big effect on the overall size. The battery comes with a modified back phone cover. Negative: For some reason Seidio does not make a protective case for phones using their extented battery, which is ironic since protective covers are also what they specialize in.
- 32 gig SD-Card- The phone is even faster with music, pics and documents on the external card.
- My next investment will be the latest blue tooth
My captivate had an ingenious sliding lock for the back cover, but the Note has a surprisingly cheap back cover design for such an expensive phone. I haven't had the inevitable crash and burn phone drop to the floor, yet. I am really afraid that the phone could break when it finally happens (especially with the the larger battery).
I am a stylis Geek. I don't use it for writing so much but for scrolling through articles. When Reading a CNN or CNet article, an entire paragraph usually fits within the screen (sideways), and it does not require magnifying glasses. The stylis allows fine tuned scrolling without smugging the screen.
Calendar function works well. I have an insane schedule, and the gmail based calendar has an expanded monthly veiw that gives a quick glance of the month's agenda. My wife makes schedule changes on her tablet which makes the updates to my phone.
Conclusion: I don't have the patience nor time at work for a tablet, because I am constantly on the move. The Note excells for those who find that their breaks for surfing the internet or reading are in between work stations. I find that as a phone it is much more cumbersome on my days off. I am generally not one to carry a backpack so finding a place to put the Note has been an issue- It's great in the coffee shop, but it's getting it there that can be painful.
- ATT bloat-ware, WHO BUYS THIS CRAP WHEN YOU CAN GET IT FOR FREE? I would pay for the app that takes these app icons off my phone.
Functions I love: GPS works great (the captivate's was horrible). The screen is perfect for Netflix in bed. Facing cam for Skype works well. Voice Cammand is adequate- I am still learning. I have big hands and find that texting is much easier with this phone. Good luck- I haven't regretted it
Pros Fast, crisp screen, easy to use, comfortable to hold, storage, battery life, picture quality.....The list goes on and on....
Cons None that I can think of
Summary I absolutely love this phone....I've owned several phones including an Iphone4 for several years.......I tired of never being able to really customize my Iphone4...only to the short limits they would allow.....with the Android OS I can what I want to the phone and personalize it to my liking....
Samsung has done an AMAZING job with the quality of this phone.....I find myself using this for most things other then my graphic programs....it's so easy to carry around in my purse without have to lug around my laptop. The screen is a wonderful size to be able to view most anything....and perfect size to read books.
Samsung got it so right with this phone/tablet........I consider it more a tablet then I do a phone...and it pairs perfectly with my bluetooth earpiece and keyboard. I am very thrilled I purchased this phone!! Would highly recommend it to everyone!!!
Pros Nice big screen
Great quality screen despite pentile display
S-pen is fun and handy
Looks great all around
User replaceable battery and microSD slot
Camera and video quality is very good
Cons No quad core
No ICS from start
Battery life isn't greatest
No covers to keep microphone/micro USB jacks clean
Speaker ain't great
Summary After passing the Note over initially my Droid X started to really show its age so I started researching and the more I delved into the Note, the more I really wanted one.
Got to the point where I found out Verizon wasn't getting it, so I dropped em, switched to AT&T so I could get a white Galaxy Note.
An expensive switch, but well worth it!