"A tablet that fits nicely in your hand"5.0 starson by adamsmark
Pros: 1. Large screen (if you don't want a large screen, choose another phone)
2. Good battery life even with heavy use
3. S-Pen, or stylus -- totally optional, but very useful
4. Processor runs fast
Cons: 1. No bottom home button
2. Bottom buttons can be activated quite easily and accidentally
Summary: I switched from iPhone to the Galaxy Note, and I've been very satisfied. Truth is, I want a tablet that I can hold in one hand (I can do this with the note -- I suppose I have big hands). Now, in one device I've got a Kindle and Nook reader -- not just apps, but a device with a screen comprable to those other readers. Plus, I have a phone, and, no, it's not to large, especially if you use Bluetooth devices to talk (which I do).
I think the Note will go down in history as a game changer.