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... (continues)
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.
Hi. 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.
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... (continues)
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... (continues)
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... (continues)
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.
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.