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Samsung GALAXY Note

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4949 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the battery and size are generally positive. The design and responsiveness are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the features. There are some mixed comments about the social networking functionality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung GALAXY Note is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note introduces a new class of handset which features a huge 5.3” display. Internally, we call this a “fablet”, but the Galaxy Note has truly been designed as a handet. As such it is pocketable (yes, even [...]

The Samsung Galaxy Note is one of the best 4G LTE device that we had the opportunity to test (the RAZR Maxx would be a contender for that title), and the combination of a large 5.3” screen, LTE speeds and a good battery life makes this a rather unique...

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Review Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 Smartphone Tablet/MID

 

Smartphone or tablet? "It's all in the screen size" - Samsung adv

Gigantic screen; Brilliant colors; Screen's good brightness; Powerful overall system

Mobility; Price

The manufacturer's RRP of €699 puts the Galaxy Note between the 16 GB (€629) and 32 GB (€739) iPhone 4S versions. The Note's street price is currently about €500.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Review

 

Very few smartphones deserve the attribution “courageous.” The Samsung Galaxy Note unequivocally does. It is courageous because it is a valiant attempt at breaking down the smartphone-computing device-tablet conundrum that so many of us have faced over...

Do yourself a favour and go get the Galaxy Note. It’s a powerful tablet, that’s very thinly disguised as a smartphone. You will invariably spend 80 percent of your time doing things on it that you’d otherwise be doing on a tablet or a computer even....

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Samsung Galaxy Note (T-Mobile)

 

T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Note is almost identical to the AT&T version . As a result, portions of this review come from the AT&T review. I assess differences in the OS, apps, call quality, and performance here.

T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Note comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the S Note app, and a 5.3-inch HD screen that's ideal for showcasing multimedia. It has 4G, a great 8-megapixel camera, and a souped-up S Pen stylus that brings new ways to...

The Galaxy Note's S Pen is small, has a delayed response, and requires a little training to use. The phone will be awkwardly large for some, and it doesn't fit easily into pockets.

With its huge screen and throwback stylus, the Samsung Galaxy Note with Android 4.0 is a polarizing smartphone that winks at tablet territory. Those who like their screens extra-large will find a top-notch device that lets multimedia shine. The S Pen...

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Samsung Galaxy Note (T-Mobile)

 

More Info Samsung Galaxy Note review AT&T Galaxy Note review T-Mobile officially confirms Samsung Galaxy Note, more details in coming weeks The Samsung Galaxy Note is among a rare breed of smartphones that need no introduction. It's polarizing,...

Beautiful display ; Excellent camera ; Top-notch S Pen productivity apps ; Cohesive user interface

Performance is no longer cutting-edge ; Lacks notification light

While the Galaxy Note's specs no longer feel bleeding-edge, we've yet to see a pen-enabled phone as pleasant to use as this.

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Samsung Galaxy Note (T-Mobile)

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note for T-Mobile ($249.99 with contract) is exactly what it looks like: the largest smartphone available today. And it runs a recent version of the Android OS on a fast, inexpensive network. If you want a big-screen device that's...

Huge Display. Fast Internet speeds. Ships with Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich

Too big for many people to use one-handed. 4.0 isn't the most recent version on Android any more

Starved for smartphone screen real estate? The 5-inch Samsung Galaxy Note for T-Mobile gives you the biggest window on the world that you can still fit into a pocket.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Review: Now With Android 4.0

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note ($300 with a two-year contract; price as of February 14, 2012) has been out for a while internationally, but on February 19, the 5.3-inch phone with a stylus-like pen will arrive on U.S. shores exclusively on AT&T's 4G LTE...

Large, bright display ; Snappy performance ; Pen works well with user interface

A bit too large for a phone ; Not enough apps support the pen

With its large display and stylus-like pen, the Samsung Galaxy Note is a refreshing departure from the smartphone pack, but its design won't please everyone. Additionally, not enough apps support the pen right now.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Review

 

In the last few years, Samsung has risen to become the second largest phone maker in the world, and it's already nipping at Nokia's heels. The key to a lot of its success in the smartphone market has been to mimic Apple's devices and interface, but now...

Built-in stylus is a nice option ; Huge 5.3-inch AMOLED screen ; Decent battery life ; LTE network is fast

Awkward to make calls on ; Difficult to use with one hand ; Writing and drawing isn't the best on a touchscreen ; Strange screen size causes some app issues ; Bloatware apps are annoying ; Camera is slow

Samsung hasn't made a huge mistake with the Galaxy Note, but for a majority of people, it's a bit too large to be a good phone.

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Galaxy Note

 

It was once said that if a phone or tablet used a stylus its hardware designers had blown it. It was also said that if the software on that device contained a task manager that coders had similarly missed the mark. The Samsung Galaxy Note on AT&T...

Solid battery life ; Screen as beautiful as it is spacious ; LTE speeds

A bit too large for some ; Performance and battery life not as good as international release ; No Ice Cream Sandwich yet

AT&T's version of the Samsung Galaxy Note isn't the best in the world, but it's still very, very good.

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Samsung Galaxy Note (carbon blue, AT&T)

 

If you ask me, Samsung began marketing its Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T on the wrong foot. It was a smart move anticipating reactions to its oversize 5.3-inch screen when the unlocked version first launched in Europe, but the problem with claiming that...

The Samsung Galaxy Note's 5.3-inch HD screen is ideal for showcasing multimedia. It has 4G LTE, a great 8-megapixel camera, and a souped-up S Pen stylus that brings new ways to interact with your phone.

The Galaxy Note's S Pen is small, has a delayed response, and requires a little training to use. The phone will be awkwardly large for some, and it doesn't fit easily into pockets.

With its huge screen and throwback stylus, the Samsung Galaxy Note is a polarizing smartphone that winks at tablet territory. Those who like their screens XL will find a top-notch device that lets multimedia shine. The S Pen adds some artistic...

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication:No / Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:Super-AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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