Samsung Galaxy Note Android phone

Samsung Galaxy Note review: The appeal of the Galaxy Note will depend on whether you can handle its large size

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  • Expert Rating

    4.00 / 5
  • User Rating

    4.50 / 5 (of 48 Reviews)
  • Price

    TBA (AUD)

User Reviews:

Paul

5.0

1

Pros
Big Is Beautiful
Cons
none i can think of
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The best phone pc on the planet, just useing it is 1st class. I dont squint with this baby. Kindle books is an easy read on this device. Buying and selling on ebay is as easy as my pc probably better because its always on and with me. I have a bluetooth larger keyboard and my phone has a case which can be used in the tilted position, just looking at the reaction on peoples faces going by some stop and ask where can they get this phone. But it also comes with navigon which is a garmin navigator with voice guidance, but i like to use the 3d google voice navigator better. So i read all the latest books from kindle i buy and sell on ebay and other sites, i use it as my navigator in the car and i also have loads of free music i have downloaded. I think this rates 5 stars :)

KB

5.0

2

Pros
Size, Speed, functionality, comes with NAvigon
Cons
With an Otterbox Defender case it is a bit bulky (but won't get broke real quick)
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After a couple of weeks using the NOTE with ICS, it really is a great device. Fits into any of my pockets, but use with earpiece or car kit. Wanted the big screen for GPS/mapping. It is great (Navigon for streets and PocketFMS for Aviation). Technology Convergence (I have now a PDA, Auto GPS, Aviation GPS, phone and Tablet in one device. For me, it is ideal - of course YMMV.

Olga

5.0

3

Pros
style
Cons
hope it battery last
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Getting this phone very soon!! =)

milad

0.5

4

Pros
ahady
Cons
hi
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good

Willy

5.0

5

Pros
Samsung G Note
Cons
HTC One X
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I had the choice to buy unlocked an HTC One X or a Samsung Galaxy Note; hard to make a decision, but I decided to buy the Galaxy Note which was more expensive than the HTC One X in a Phone Store in Sydney,Australia but after using it for a while I was happy a right decision was made. This phone is wonderful even though it is only a dual core and has only 16 GB in comparison with the HTC One X which has a quad-core and 32 GB. Looking forward to the Premiun ICS update in Australia.

Suzanne

5.0

6

Pros
Everything
Cons
nothing
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Perfect for interior designers on the go

MUKESH TANK

2.5

7

Pros
hang frquently
Cons
n.a
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hang frequently

Augustine Chun

5.0

8

Pros
Size
Cons
.
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Best smartphone

Mina

4.0

9

Pros
the price
Cons
price
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Kindly advice, how much is Samsung Galaxy Note ?
thanks

c4rrie

5.0

10

Pros
everything
Cons
nothing
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i havent received my phone yep but i cant wait for it to get here !!!!!

hakeem

5.0

11

Pros
superb phone
Cons
nothing
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really like this phone n ejoys with it

Dijait Evans

5.0

12

Pros
Tabulate Phones
Cons
Electric Static Fried Computer
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It's funny that people keep talking about the size of these tab or tab like devices when it comes to phone functionality and Holding it to your ear. I want a 10" iPad or Android that functions as a phone. I don't intend on holding it up to my ear. I only use my blue tooth ear piece for my phone, so I would only use my ear piece for the tab.

RJ

4.5

13

Pros
super
Cons
i don't know
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I do like this New Samsung Phone wish i have one of that someday....

casd

5.0

14

Pros
everything
Cons
nothing
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can't wait to get one soon.:D:D:D my iphone currently broken down.

Vinod

5.0

15

Pros
Application
Cons
Nothing
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This is the wonder phone, i bought this phone today amazing, hope the life of the battery last long

Lone Jafa

4.5

16

Pros
Everything
Cons
Camera a bit exposed
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I did not think I would use it much beyond reading and watcing movies, but man was I wrong. It's now my work PDA. It does everything but make a good cup of coffee, it can point me to the nearest local cafe though. Too big for my pocket? No!

Richard

5.0

17

Pros
Big is beatiful
Cons
still no official release date in Australia
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OMG every single review of this product is needlessly biased. Its so obvious you're all apple lovers, but this device is simply a league above that yet again. Anyone who's used it will vouch for the pleasure of having such a screen in your pocket. Apple is simply being exposed for being behind the trend now by choosing to stick to such a small titchy 3.5in screen. The stylus is also a great addition and I can't believe everyone has been hypnotised by Steve Jobs to hate them. Pro Tip: Steve Jobs is dead now, and Apple's heyday is fast fading as well. Samsung is becoming ascendant, so stop it with all biased reviews tech writers.

Sridhar

5.0

18

Pros
Like scrren size and resolution
Cons
nothing I dislike
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I have my eyes set on this and will but this gadget at any cost!!

rajeev

4.5

19

Pros
galaxy note
Cons
kkkkkk
• • •

great phone with all wonderful features...

Andreas

5.0

20

Pros
Super
Cons
nothing
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I am realy sutisfied of this phone. It has everything.
This is what HTC with the Tablet Tried to do. A device all in one and the Samsung Note is THE ONE.
It is big but confortable to do what you want.
I have to go....

Lance

5.0

21

Pros
Bigger Screen for us Big Guys!
Cons
availability/carriers
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Hey I have BIG HANDS and a bigger touchscreen would be welcome for us bigger guys. My EVO 4G had the biggest screen available when I got it 18 mos. ago and I would love a even bigger screen! And the bigger battery and longer run time too!

Can I buy one and get on air service c/o Sprint???

shahid

0.0

22

Pros
give many solution
Cons
tv out put isnt there
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over all nice but it has no tv output

Ross Catanzariti

4.0

23

Pros
Cons
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A list format (even in alphabetical order) is different to icons in a grid which is how most people want to view the applications menu. You can't sort the grid icons - that is the point.

TechmanUK

5.0

24

Pros
Galaxy Note
Cons
Nexus One
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Do writers learn English these days. Ware is not the same as wear.

Also, in this "review", the author may not have known that the menu button will allow the apps to be listed in alphabetical order if required. There are also a number of free apps that allow manipulation/sorting/grouping of apps.

robert bishop

4.0

25

Pros
size
Cons
$price, no ICS at launch
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This is what I would prefer over a tablet. It has a large enough screen spread sheets ans word docs on the business side. On the recreational side is big enough for movies and e-books. Plus the functionality of a phone.

Natalie

3.0

26

Pros
It's not an iPhone
Cons
its HUGE
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Great review!!! Too big! The S2 is better!

Jonathan

4.0

27

Pros
PCs
Cons
Apple
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That looks great - bit too big to be an ordinary phone day - more as a PDA + Phone i guess. Good review.

Murras

0.0

28

Pros
NOT samsung
Cons
Samsung
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Very Very Poor Custumer Support

Chris Sutton

5.0

29

Pros
Samsung galaxy note
Cons
Iphony
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I've got it.... the name for the galaxy note segment... Phablet as in fabulous phone tablet lol

Zig

4.0

30

Pros
Screen size & Resolution
Cons
??
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There must be a screen-size beyond which you look ridiculous holding the device next to your ear.

I can live with that so if I can get the Note into my pocket without too much trouble I will buy one.

David

4.5

31

Pros
android
Cons
apple
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Ross, I use the Samsung galaxy tab as an everyday phone and this one is smaller, I think people will start getting used to the idea that a phone doesnt have to be held to your ear. I use a bluetooth headset and i can take notes, check contact details etc whilst on the phone. Oh and the galaxy tab fits in my pants and jacket pockets.

Coy Swint

5.0

32

Pros
everything
Cons
it's all good
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This will be perfect with my bluetooth headset!

A phone, a tablet, and a PDA all in one!!!

I want a Samsung Note!

I want a Samsung Note!

I want a Samsung Note!

Kiwi Kev

5.0

33

Pros
More multimedia than phone. Size. Functionality. Android.
Cons
Not iPhone 4S
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This is the best of all worlds. More time to read, listen, update and watch. Take the occasional call. If it's too huge to make calls - surely it has a Bluetooth interface. Can you skype?

Chris

5.0

34

Pros
anything but iPads
Cons
iPads
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can't wait for this product

best tablet functionality in a phone since O2 Flame, touch screen and stylus for note taking ... WOW !

hope there is no limits on contacts

hope I can integrate with business software (eg: Office) on my desktop and laptop

finally a product to drag me away from Windows Mobile

AT

5.0

35

Pros
the idea
Cons
yet to decide
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if it has a very good battery standby time and apps. and Iphone 5 is not up for the job. I am getting Samsung Galaxy Note.

salah saman

5.0

36

Pros
galaxy note
Cons
-
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is it lunched in gulf area

Chuck B

5.0

37

Pros
Love the size and capabilities
Cons
Nothing.....
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I definitely WANT one of these - I have been waiting for a PAD-Phone Hybrid for a couple of years now. I think this will go over bigger than they can imagine. When and where can I get one in the US to use on Verizon!?

sardar khan

5.0

38

Pros
samsung
Cons
nnnn
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i can,t wait to get one. this something i have been waiting for, for long time.

Mazzy

5.0

39

Pros
The size.. Yeeeessss
Cons
We have to wait for it..
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Can't wait till this comes here to aus .. Well done guys very impressive... ;)

Peter

5.0

40

Pros
samsung galaxy note
Cons
iphone 4
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 can't wait for the Samsung Galaxy Note.Does anyone know when they be in Australia?

Ckiu LIuchiu

2.5

41

Pros
Me
Cons
Not Me
• • •

Phone is priced too high and it's taking too long to get released

Max

5.0

42

Pros
Big enough!!
Cons
Will the screen have the Green cast like my Galaxy S?
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Too big? I used to build electronics items for Engineers, they never knew what they REALLY wanted until I gave them a first iteration.. I'd wait to see what people say after they have one in their hands.. I checked my Jeans and Dockers pockets, it could be far bigger and be perfectly fine... I'd buy a bigger model if one came on the market!!

Doug

5.0

43

Pros
Note/Drawing Features
Cons
Price
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Great looking device. I've owned the Palm T/X, iPhone, N900, and Dell Streak 5, but I think the Galaxy Note blends the best features of all of the aforementioned gadgets.

Seb

4.0

44

Pros
size and pen are very handy
Cons
Price. At 600 pounds!
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Brilliant phone it seems. A nice in between fitting into a man pocket or lady purse and still big enough to so some fairly serious work.
PRICE however is prohibitive. 600 pounds is about a million Australia dollars so it'll have to stay on the shelf for now.

VPC

5.0

45

Pros
this
Cons
with pen
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Steve said if you see a pen it's a failure, after you see how many want this pen you may think the iXXX is a failure.

Jake

5.0

46

Pros
Everything
Cons
Stylus maybe not needed
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Oh really, is the price listed?

Ryan

5.0

47

Pros
Alanis Morissette
Cons
"I know, right?"
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WANT.

Miggle

5.0

48

Pros
Everything
Cons
Nothing
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Every time I see the promotional videa...I gotta see it like 3 or 4 times in a row, its that amazing...the specs are awesome, the size is fantastic, more screen real estate the better but not too big that its not as portable....This product is going to be the next Ipad type...all Android manufacturers should get rolling with this as well, I mean why not... the thing is so awesome, I can't say how awesome it is, I can't call it, its that awesome.

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