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Samsung Galaxy Note I717 / Samsung Galaxy Note 4G

We have collected and analyzed 203 expert reviews and 2071 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 81/100 and users rate it 83/100. The average review date is Apr 28, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 2674324 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy Note I717 / Samsung Galaxy Note 4G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 229 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note I717 / Samsung Galaxy Note 4G from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability and portability. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the reception. Many are less positive about the reliability.

performance, screen, design, portability, usability

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Note 4 SIM-Free Smartphone - Black (EU Model, UK Charger)Samsung Note 4 SIM-Free Smartphone - Black (EU Model, UK Charger)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Note I717 / Samsung Galaxy Note 4G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 765 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note I717 / Samsung Galaxy Note 4G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the size and screen. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

performance, usability, portability, screen, size

reliability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-i717 Smartphone (Unlocked) - Carbon Blue, US 4G LTESamsung Galaxy Note SGH-i717 Smartphone (Unlocked) - Carbon Blue, US 4G LTE

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Zachary Lutz (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note for T-Mobile review

 

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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.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note I717 review: Pushing the envelope

 

Samsung has high hopes for the LTE packing Galaxy Note I717 in the United States. Since its launch during CES, the AT&T exclusive device has enjoyed a marketing push like no other Samsung offering to date, including the Galaxy S II lineup. It appeared...

Quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G support ; 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; LTE network connectivity ; 5.3" 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of HiDef resolution (800 x 1280 pixels) ; Android OS v2.3.6 with TouchWiz 4 launcher ; 1.5 GHz...

Won't fit comfortably in every pocket ; Difficult for one-handed use ; No dedicated camera key ; The Exynos chipset of the global version is significantly faster- both in benchmarks and real life ; HD screen uses PenTile matrix lowering perceived...

Like it or not, there is nothing else like the Samsung Galaxy Note I717 on the U.S. market at the moment. The Korean giant deserves a lot of credit for carving a new niche in a market, which is seriously saturated with all sorts of smartphones and...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

AT&T Galaxy Note review

 

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

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.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Zach Honig (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note review

 

Remember the display on your first mobile phone? If you've been chatting on the go for as long as we have, it was probably barely big enough to fit a

Excellent performance ; Enormous, high-res Super AMOLED display ; S Pen is a clever, no-compromise addition

May be too large for some ; Awkward to use for voice calls ; S Pen button rather small

Samsung's Galaxy Note is massively good but simply too massive for some.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note hands-on: First look

 

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Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note (T-Mobile)

 

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.

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.

The new version has fixed some of the complaints I had about software on the original Galaxy Note, but not others. You still can't download tablet-only apps like Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and the Adobe Touch apps. TweetDeck and Facebook still don't use...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

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.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Michael Calore (wired.com)

Review: Samsung Galaxy Note

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note's massive, 5.3-inch display is great for watching movies and playing games. But it's just too big for everything else.

It’s too big to carry comfortably, and too bulky use with one hand. The stylus is nice, but the software to support it isn’t there yet. Also, it has a stylus. Android 2.3 with Samsung’s TouchWiz skin makes me yearn for ICS. Astounding amount of AT&T...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note review

 

Note: Our original review was of the unlocked, £499.99 ($784) GSM Galaxy Note. We've updated the review to reflect our impressions and tests of the $299 (with contract) AT&T model as well. Check out the Connectivity and Software sections, in...

Solid HSPA+ performance ; Gorgeous display ; High quality camera ; Runs Android 4.0

One size fits none ; A couple of software bugs ; Handwriting recognition could be better

The ultimate converged device or just a 5.3-inch gimmick?

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note (AT&T)

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note is an unfortunate tweener, satisfying neither phone nor tablet buyers.

Gorgeous screen. Slim. Pressure sensitive stylus for drawing.

Phone software doesn't take advantage of large screen. Impossible to use one-handed.

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:2500 / 4600 / 7000 / 8220
Battery performance:2500 / 4600 / 7000 / 8220
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):9
Continuous audio playback time:122
Continuous video playback time:10
Standby time (2G):960
Standby time (3G):82 / 820
Talk time (2G):26 / 26.1
Talk time (3G):13.5

Call Management

Call timer: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash:LED / Yes
Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3 / 1.9 / 2
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800 / 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Photo effects:Black&White, Negative film, Sepia / Negative film, Neutral, Sepia / Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.9 / 2
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

SAR value:0.256
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.256

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Grey / White
Device type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Form Factor:Bar / Slate
Product color:Grey

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:10 / 10.1 / 5.29 / 5.3 / 8
Display number of colors:16.0 / 16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800 / 2560 x 1600 / 800 x 1280
Display Technology:TFT
Display Type:AMOLED
External display: No
LED backlight: Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: No

Media Formats

Audio formats supported:3GPP,AAC,AAC+,AMR,AMR-NB,eAAC+,MP3
Video formats supported:3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,WMV

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, AMR, MP3 / MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression format:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Video formats supported:3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G:Y
2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1900 / 850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA,HSPA+ / HSPA,WCDMA / UMTS
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SAP, SDAP, SPP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SAP, SPP, SSP
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS / 4.0 / 4.0 LE
Data network:3G / No
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Camera included: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Intel visual technologies: No
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Rechargeable: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio formats supported:3GA, 3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV, WMA, WMV, XMF / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, eAAC+, MP3 / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, MP3 / AAC, AAC+, AMR, ASF, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3
Direct printing: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
GLONASS:Y
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.3
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Themes
Position location:N / Y
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes
Video compression format:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / ASF, AVI, M4V, MP4, VP8, WEBM, WMV / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Video compression formats:3GP, H.263, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264
Video formats supported:3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,WMV / ASF,AVI,M4V,MP4,VP8,WEBM,WMV / DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,WMV

Phone Features

Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:Y
MHL version:2.0
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
TV out:Y
TV-out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
USB version:2.0

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.3
Processor:4412
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.4 / 1.6 / 1.9
Processor model:4412

Processor special features

Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.3 / 4.0 / 4.1 / 4.1.2
Platform:Android
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Included memory card size:16
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:32 / 64
Storage media:Flash
USB mass storage: Yes

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.311 / 0.313 / 0.35 / 0.38 / 8.9
Height:10 / 5.35 / 5.78 / 5.79 / 6.73 / 7 / 7.09
Weight:12 / 19 / 20 / 20.5 / 21 / 21.2 / 6.28
Width:10 / 10.3 / 3.26 / 3.27 / 7 / 8.31 / 9.57