Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T unboxing
After stirring up some noise overseas, the Samsung Galaxy Note is about to do the same on our side of the big pond as AT&T is poised to launch this beastly of a smartphone starting on Sunday, February 19th for $299.99 with a contract. Spending just a tiny bit of time with the wide figured smartphone back at CES, it’s finally here in retail form to give US consumers a taste of the big life – and by big, we mean extraordinarily BIG.
Needless to say, one would assume that a larger than life device like this would garner some kind of attention grabbing packaging, but alas, it’s sporting nothing more than the usual AT&T colors that we’ve come to know and love by now. Although the image of the handset on the front cover is undoubtedly a tease, the rear one is actually accompanied by its stylus…err….we mean that S Pen! Rummaging through its contents, there’s nothing out of place as we’re given its usual set of documentation, compact style wall charger, and its microUSB cable. Of course, the S Pen is also included, but it’s discretely tucked away in lower corner of the smartphone. Aside from the obvious functionality that accompanies the S Pen, like being able to jot notes and paint drawings, it can be used to navigate around the platform as well – much like what we do with our digits most of the time.
Holding onto the smartphone with one hand, it doesn’t try in any way to hide its girth, but it’s nice to see that it doesn’t add any more bulk to its casing, while maintaining the same streamlined construction found with the international version. Even more impressive is the fact that AT&T’s beauty is packing an LTE radio inside of its body. Aside from that, the only visible differences between it and the international GSM version is the AT&T logo it’s sporting below its display, the full set of Android capacitive buttons, and the “Galaxy Note” branding in the rear.
Did you happen to forget about the Samsung Galaxy Note already? For shame! We’ll be forgiving this time around, but as a refresher, it features a 5.3” WXGA (800 x 1280) Super AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 processor, 1GB RAM, LTE connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, aGPS, 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, 1080p video recording, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, 2,500 mAh battery, and a microSD card slot.
1. cybervlad81 (Posts: 83; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)
I want one... but not going to AT&T hell.
3. darkkjedii (Posts: 7802; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
AT&T's network is so much better than it used to be. Much improved,and my galaxy s 2 skyrocket consistently beats my friends galaxy nexus on Verizon. I hear AT&T LTE is faster than Verizon's. Give em a try u never know. I'm n Vegas,and AT&T is better out here... I didn't like Verizon n Vegas.
4. cj100570 (Posts: 189; Member since: 12 May 2009)
"my galaxy s 2 skyrocket consistently beats my friends galaxy nexus on Verizon"
That statement is as suspect as R.Kelly in the vicinity of young girls.... O_O
8. darkkjedii (Posts: 7802; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Only if he has to pee lol. Really tho jus try it,and if he doesn't like it return it.
10. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
At&t's LTE will slow down as more users get LTE phones, just as verizons network did.
12. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
i agree at&ts network has improved A LOT i live in los angeles and been to san fransisco yes san fransisco were att has a bad rep and worked fine no dropped calls on my skyrocket data was good also. Been to arizona, vegas , seattle, and lastly puerto rico at&t worked fine in all those places not once did i have a problem. SiSter has verizon went to all those places i mentioned with me also didnt have a problem on her droid razr only in puerto rico she was roaming LOL and data didnt work at all on her razr only worked to call. But anyways i have been shocked how good at&t has worked in all my travels works as good as verizon in terms of coverage with the exception that at&t totally wins in puerto rico cuz at&t gets LTE in PR while verizon is roaming and only gets 1G (1x) . Well im happy with at&t because i get service everywhere i have gone to much better than my friends on t-mobile heck even my friends with boost get better service than my friends on t-mobile how embarrasing lol good thing i dnt have t-mobile.
2. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
i like it even tho i have at&t and dont have problems with at&t in my area i would not get it im a small guy this phone would not look good on me :S i think ill just wait for the xperia ion.
5. Netolic (Posts: 139; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I dont have a purse to store this phone. My pocket is too small for this. And im a guy. Im fine wd.my skyrocket
6. CalebSmith (Posts: 6; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)
I thought it was a 1.4 GHz dual-core exkynos processor
9. darkkjedii (Posts: 7802; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
That processor isn't compatible with USA LTE yet.
7. -box- (Posts: 3470; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I know it will do well with AT&T, but I wish T-Mobile could get a version, and/or that another manufacturer (HTC, Dell Steak 5.3?) would make something similar, as I'm not a fan of TouchWiz, and wouldn't care to root something with so many different features made exclusively for it
13. haydenb (Posts: 20; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)
I am interested in this device for sure. It looks like a really nice device. I have a feeling a bit too big. Im kinda leaning towards the Xperia Ion though.
14. Phaze0085 (Posts: 94; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
I don't know why they act like Super Amoled HD is nothing compared to Super Amoled Plus. There are pros and cons to both of them, but so far I haven't seen a video that describes this phone as it is. And WTF happened to the NFC capability? Samsung actually said that it did in fact have one. I just don't know understand what the hell is going on with all this BS false advertising.
15. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 884; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
This is a must get for me. Im a big guy (6'7" 235lbs) and ive wanted a phone thats big enough for my hands and also for my eyes because I have the Inspire and even its screen size is too small for me. The price has kept me away from upgrading to it right away, but my birthday is in march so i could get it then!
16. ricking (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)
5 minutes on the contents of the box...who gives a s**t lets see the phone in action
18. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 242; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
I was beginning to wonder if I was the only one who thinks all the unboxing nonsense is a pile of inane geekery. Why can't people just post a picture like they used to? The time spent getting the video ready could be better spent on a review.
19. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 196; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
I understand that this phone may be too big for some people to handle. Hopefully I'll get a chance to play with it in store soon before I make my final decision on whether to get it.