Samsung Galaxy Note arrives on T-Mobile August 8 with Android 4.0 and the Premium Suite
0. phoneArena 30 Jul 2012, 11:00 posted on
The last pieces of the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note puzzle are falling into place today, as the carrier officially announced the arrival of the renowned 5.3" phablet on its airwaves come August 8 for $250...
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1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
you know if the Note II is supposed to be coming out so soon why did Samsung and T-Mobile even bother with this at all?
3. ogiveyakuza (Posts: 21; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
because one year later, they going to release Note II for T-Mobile user...
5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it'd be a shame if that were the case.
it would actually be ironic if Verizon got the Note II right off the bat (with the typical little Verizon delays of course) and T-Mobile had to wait for the Note to have adequate exclusive shelf time. xD
25. remixfa (Posts: 14056; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
because they could get some quick sales off of it. ATT had a 6 month exclusive on the Note.
That said.. why would u buy it when the SGS3 is sitting beside it? The S4 chip is bad enough.. but to buy a $250 phone with an S3 crapdragon in it? Hell no.
If it were exynos, I'd buy it.
27. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
that's what i'm saying. xD
it just couldn't be an original Note at all.
not with an S3.
not with an Exynos 4210.
the SIII just completely outweighs any variant of the original Note.
6. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
It's ashame it has an S3 processor; I have a friend who just returned his GS3 (yesterday) because I told him this would be coming out on August 6th or 7th (okay, I was off 1 day).
I'm still waiting on the G-Note 2 on Verizon :)
10. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
He has a "size" fetish; like many of us. Agreed, the processor and ppi should be better on the Note (especially for what it's supposed to be).
He paid full retail so, either way, he's not locked into a term contract.
11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
oh well if he can pay full retail more power to him. xD
17. bigdawg23 (Posts: 388; Member since: 25 May 2011)
The Note is very similar to the SGS3. Camera is slightly different but other things are very close.
18. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
and Spec-Wise they're very different.
24. bigdawg23 (Posts: 388; Member since: 25 May 2011)
They are not very different. RAM is more on the SGS3, however, Screens are very similar and 99% of people will not notice the difference. The resolution is better on the Note. SGS3 has fast burst on the camera, which I already mentioned. I have a Note and had the opportunity to get the SGS3 via ATT at no cost and still took the Note. When you root and rom your Note with Rom's like CM9 and soon CM10 performance is great.
Lastly, most people don't care about the latest and greatest when a previous model is still good, so its not stupid for T-Mo to get this device. Common people are still going with the SGS2 because of cost and other reasons. The SGS2 is still a great phone.
26. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
dude...you're wrong. the SIII and the Note have processors as different as night and day. the SIII is immensely more powerful than the Note and while screens are mostly the same the SIII uses a more refined version of the HDSA Display at the SAME resolution as the Note. the only advantage the Note has at all is the extra half inch it has on the display front. is it worth it? when considering the trade-offs hell noooooo...
7. iirundis05 (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)
The international Note was announced and released in 2011. The AT&T Note was released earlier this year. It will be a while before the Note II comes to the US. Their are many people who are interested in the Note on T-mobile, look at all the videos on youtube of people going through alot just to hack their AT&T Note on T-mobile network. It will do just fine.
I doubt the NOTE II will be released on Verizon, their has been rumors that they are working with HTC and LG to release something similar.
8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it was a while before the SII came to the US too but Samsung made sure that didn't happen with the SIII so it would be safe to assume that they've taken the same precautions with the Note II. anyone that's smart wouldn't take a Note over an SIII. anyone that buys a Note now is pretty much screwing themselves.
just because HTC and LG are releasing Phablets on Verizon doesn't mean that Verizon doesn't want a slice of what Samsung is offering, especially after the heat they got for not offering the original Note which was supposedly coming as the Journal if i'm not mistaken.
29. iirundis05 (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)
The Note and the SIII are in two different categories of phones. I don't understand why people continue to compare these two. Would you compare a Note to an iPhone, im sure that answer would be a NO.
30. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
you mean because the screen is half an inch larger? don't be ridiculous. next you're going to tell me that the SIII isn't comparable to 4.3" devices and btw yes, everything gets compared to the iPhone. bad example.
12. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 203; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)
its kind of how i felt when verizon launched the iphone 4 in april and then launched the 4s in october
22. The_Godfather (Posts: 158; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Thumbs up if you want our Note II to be able to dual boot with Windows 8 and Jelly Bean...It would blow Apple in big times :)
2. djteqneek (Posts: 8; Member since: 10 Jul 2012)
...did i just read this has an s3 processor and not the s4? are they serious?
4. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, it's a Note, it has an S3. that's why i've been saying to not even bother with this.
15. e.wvu (unregistered)
And yet, most people won't care that it has an S3 processor.
19. e.wvu (unregistered)
Why should they? Most buyers don't even know the differences between the two processors.
20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
no, I mean they should as in that it would be helpful to them.
21. e.wvu (unregistered)
Yes, but what I meant to say is most aren't gonna care.
13. torr310 (Posts: 423; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
That's correct. Don't even bother with this.
14. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
Im glad iirundis05 said what ive been saying for a while. I dont understand why Tmobile is getting the Note now when the Note II will be available within a few months (IF they're going to release both the international and US version at the same time)
For people like me that cant stand waiting for their upgrade eligibility to come, im going to get the AT&T version of the Note thru Ebay then wait till i get good reviews on the Note II
28. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
if it had exynos then people might buy it.
crapdragon s3 is terrible, especially since s4 is out and it is actually really good
31. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
If it comes with snapdragon s4 and touchwiz nature it's actually a good deal
But outdated specs at 249 on contract ? Hell no
32. koozie06 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)
last weekend i had called my local tmoblie store to see if the note was coming out on the correct date they had announce ,aug. 8. they said yes, we will be getting accessories for the note this monday and i said will the white version of the phone be out on aug 8th , they replied no but we will have the blue one. so today i called to see and make sure if the galaxy note was releasing tomorrow at a local t-mobile store. I had as if the phone was coming tomorrow and they had said " no not at this store they will not have it here because it wasn't approved in this city. so then i called a different store in the local area and had said same thing but they said that id have to go to LA or Chicago to get this phone, or id have to go to a "bigger phone vender like best buy" and well i called best buy and they said they dont even sell t-mobile contract phones. so i called tmoblie customer service themselves and told them what the other stores told me. customer service told me the note is now pushed back so its not coming out tomorrow. sound like a load of bull because people on youtube had received the phone for reviews, I just dont get it why hold off on putting this phone out?