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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T

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Oct 26, 2012, 7:31 PM
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Problem with ICS 4.0

Does anybody has a Note with Ice Cream Sandwich, having probles wit it openning stuff on itself and double-typing letters?

Sep 21, 2012, 1:19 PM
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Looking for some place to buy

I have service through Cell one and they want 726$ for this phone but I dont want to pay that much. Where is the best place to buy safe but cheap?

I looked at ebay and saw things like "battery light blinks for no reason but other than that phone is in great shape" is that normal for this phone

Mar 22, 2012, 12:12 AM
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Warning: AT&T says Note is a tablet & must return in 14 days

They claim the Note is not a phone and not subject to the 30-day return rule. $345 early termination fee b/c I returned it on day 16!
I thought, AT&T's Tablet policy, was 14 days to return/exchange the device AND remain a customer but if you wanted to return it and cancel the service completly you still had 30 days?
I work for AT&T and can tell you it IS a phone. Return policy is 30 days like any other phone. If you're buying it from an Authorized Retailer, their return policy may vary.

May 28, 2012, 8:41 PM
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My Note has started to become sluggish. Are there any cures for this?

Feb 9, 2012, 11:58 AM
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simply just..

its simply just way too big, unless you use the calling feature with a bluetooth 100% of the time
many people said the X was going to flop due to a massive screen.... and it was a huge success and was follow by several droids the same size... 2012 is the year of the 5 inch smartphone screen... which i look forward to
I want a tablet phone. Darn it, they just don't make screens big enough! It may take both hands to hold the massive device next to my head and need a belt holster the size of Noah's Ark but I wanna big phone!

I'm joking of course, I hate these ma...
this phone is amazing size can be a factor sometimes like with one hand texting but over
all great device

I was about to buy this despite the size because it had all of the features I want, but due to the unusually large size I decided to head to Best Buy and check it out to be sure I could deal with the size.

Boy, am I glad I checked it out...

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Apr 24, 2012, 2:43 PM
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Using the Note as a GPS

Do any of you have physical expierence using the Note as a stand-alone GPS device.?? I want to explore some of the Mountains, and A.T., and other Remote places (where there's No Cell phone coverage available - by any carrier).
Thanks, I am very interested if the Note can function in this capacity - as a stand-alone GPS device.
I use the Note as a GPS device while driving, with Co-Pilot Live as the application software. I'm not sure whether its the larger screen or the latest version, but it is a much improved user experience over both my iPhone and HTC Inspire.

For walk...

Feb 9, 2012, 5:53 PM
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No ICS on launch

Tsk! Tsk!
While I understand what you're saying. Outside of the GN, no phone "offically" has ICS. I'm sure it will have it sometime.

Feb 13, 2012, 5:14 PM
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Leaving Sprint early for the Note

I am leaving Sprint early in order to get this phone when it's released. My contract end date is March 26, so pretty close. Any tips on avoiding penalties?
You can try telling them you are mentally handicapped and don't understand what an early termination fee. Otherwise you can wait a little less than a month to buy a different phone.

Feb 18, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Is it out?

Seems PS took the tentative off the info section. Was in Best Buy today for another reason, they still don't have them out, nor will they sell them till tomorrow.
Ya it's out
$250.00 at Amazon.

Make sure you keep your old data plan, in case you have unlimited data now.

Feb 10, 2012, 11:46 AM
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At&t deceptive pricing – unlimited extra $100 for the phone

Preordered mine, but the price on the web site said 399 - 100 instant rebate. My shopping cart ended up not getting the $100 instant rebate. Called AT&T to see if that was a mistake on the web, and of course they said, since you opted to "KEEP UNLIMITED DATA, you are not eligible for $100 rebate."

Needles to say, I talked to the manager, tried to persuade them about my (wife's) low data usage, keeping 10+ years customers happy. Nothing worked. I canceled the order and will move on to Verizon as soon as I figure what phone to get there. The Note (version of) is coming to them as well. At least the VZ has LTE network too.
And I was wondering IF AT&T was going to allow one to keep the unlimited data plans with this phone period. At $499 and no rebate, instant or otherwise, I think I would just spend a bit more and get the international one. No contract, exynos cpu and...
I suggest that you go into a store instead of the website. Prices vary from website to store. It's only online that there is a rebate, in stores the Note is just $299.99. No matter what data package you go with. So before you switch to another carrier...

Feb 9, 2012, 10:28 AM
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old news

this has been out in euro since October
this is for AT&T...

Feb 15, 2012, 9:27 PM

Successor to my Streak?

I've been following the Note with interest as it is very similar in overall size as my Streak while gaining a little screen size. I'm not sure about the pen, I doubt I'll use it much. The 4x3 screen is a little odd in today's 16x9 market but I don't know if that will have any impact on my usage.

As for the size of 5"+ devices, you get used to it quickly, I can't imagine returning to a smaller device now. I'll grant you that this size is not for the small handed if you are a heavy phone user, though bluetooth solves that easily.

I, and most Streak owners, tend to use it in landscape orientation; a must for a screen this large. With the Thumb Keyboard app it is a joy to type on; often I will write email on it while sitting in front...
Go with samsung. The quality of the materials is way better, especially on the inside of the device.
Don't break the screen though, it will cost you about 300$ to get it fixed lol

Feb 15, 2012, 7:27 PM

A cross between a phone and a tablet?

Unless I missed it, I didn't see anything in the review that discussed how well this phone would act as a tablet. I wouldn't mind its odd size if I knew that having it could make me forgo a separate tablet purchase.
I don't think it can in terms of overall functionality, but it could feasibly offer enough usefulness that someone who doesn't want two devices could skip buying a tablet. That would depend on each, individual person's needs though.

Feb 15, 2012, 6:58 PM


I'm not typically picky, but under Form and Usability, you say "Galaxy Nexus" at the top instead of "Galaxy Note." It threw me off for a bit, I thought you were referring another review you wrote for a moment.

Feb 15, 2012, 5:17 PM

One of the Largest?

Please tell me - Which phone has a larger screen ? As far as I know, this is not one of the largest, it IS the largest.

Feb 15, 2012, 10:42 AM
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That's what you should call it

Feb 9, 2012, 12:53 PM
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