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Samsung Galaxy Note: who is it for? (size comparison)

0. phoneArena 01 Sep 2011, 08:26 posted on

We just can’t stop thinking about the new Samsung Galaxy Note with its inconceivably big 5.3-inch display. It’s gargantuan! Is it a mini tablet? Is it a maxi smartphone?…

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posted on 01 Sep 2011, 08:29 3

1. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


wow, looks like they took 3 iphone5s and squished them into one giant phone.. lol

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 08:32 2

2. quakan (Posts: 1380; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


That wouldn't comfortably sit in your hand or pocket unless you wore cargos everyday.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 08:48

5. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


once they go bezeless and buttonless 5.3 will be a good size (its basically the same size as the SGS2 that way).. but as it is i dont think i could use it daily.. lol tabletmini? gargantuan-phone? I'd call it the samsung Titan.. lol

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 08:35 6

3. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


No, this defnintely is waaay to big. 4 inch is perfect, 5.3 inch is almost crazy, that's a tablet

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 09:11 5

10. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


4 is even too big.
The point is to keep phones mobile. Hence 'mobile phone'
I hate the HTC bricks plus dummy kick stand. This aint a bike.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 09:48 4

13. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


for me, 4 inch is perfect. Big enough to enjoy, yet small enough to fit in my pocket.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 23:33 4

50. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


haha u just like it cause thats the wave 3's size..

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 10:03 2

16. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


To each his own, I guess. I've had an EVO for over a year now and I've had no trouble carrying it around in my pocket or doing anything with it that I couldn't do with my old iPod touch. I'm not really into skinny, form-fitting clothing, so I have more than enough room in my pockets for the extra 0.3"x0.3"x0.13" of my EVO. I do agree that this 5.3 Note thing is WAY over the top though. If it is any consolation, iKingTrust, I'm almost certainly not getting an HTC next time around, and I'd definitely consider an iPhone5 if its screen were, say, around 4 inches.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 10:26 2

19. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


sir your fanboyism is showing. Sheep claim that 3.5 inch is the perfect size for a touch screen yet I know 3 people who had iphones(myself as well) who switched to android because the iPhones screen was too small. One of them admitted that if the iPhone had a 4+ inch display they would switch back.

Some people love the idea of having a huge display like tablet with the ability to make calls. You can sit there and defend your little iphone all you want but you know damn well you'd be going crazy if they released an iphone with a larger screen.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 11:15 3

27. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I don't think the problem is with being a fanboy. I'd love nothing more than for all the Android and iOS fanboys to debate the pros and cons of each OS till the cows come home. I just think people need to learn how to post in a civil, educated manner. And if some people prefer a 3.5" screen to a 4" screen, all power to them. I have nothing against that. (And to clarify my previous comment, its not that a 5.3" device is way over the top, period. I'm sure Samsung did extensive research to figure out if there is a niche for this behemoth or not, and they believe there is. I just think it's too large for my tastes.)

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 13:25

35. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


i was talking to iking lol sorry

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 14:54

44. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Don't worry, Rory, I knew who you were talking to, that was just something I wanted to get out of my head for awhile and your comment provided a way to do that. I meant nothing against you either.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 12:26 3

30. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Meanwhile if Apple releases the i5 with a 5" display, you would be posting how revolutionary Apple is. How great the display is. How everyone else will copy thier design. How you had to run out stand in line to get one.

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 07:34

53. quakan (Posts: 1380; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


if apple ever does something like that, they can forget my business

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 08:41

4. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 122; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


what ever you guys say,i believe when this phone finally comes out,many will dive on it

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 08:53 2

6. Totoro (unregistered)


5.3 is perfect! Just what I needed, a shame that Samsung double-timed me like that.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 08:53 3

7. sniperace (Posts: 95; Member since: 20 Aug 2009)


It should come with fold-out legs and a chair,or at least it's own midget to hold it up...lol j/k it depends on how it really futs in my hands.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 09:08 1

8. gotti88 (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


everything is so big lol!!! thats what my girlfriend said lol!!! j/k that phone is ridiculous they need to quit....!!

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 09:09

9. Padmasali (Posts: 15; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


i think Samsung GALAXY Note only for business use... after daily use of GALAXY S II i fell it is ok for my hand and i will hold in one hand... but 5.3" is too big to be called phone... i think 4.5" is more for any kind of SmartPhone...

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 09:12

11. iphone sucks balls (unregistered)


well at least it is another tool that can help crush the sorry outdated isuck out of existance. literally.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 09:13 1

12. hepresearch (unregistered)


Good luck holding that up to your ear to talk on... if you try to talk on it while driving, you now have a built-in blind spot the size of an 18-wheeler... if you talk on it in public, half of the crowd will think you are trying to hide your head... getting a Bluetooth headset for it is the only thing that makes usable sense; however, if you do use it in public and it becomes the "in" thing, I will be tempted to try to emulate you for a quarter of the price by pretending to talk on an Amazon Kindle.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 10:49

23. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


This would be perfect for me because I hate holding up any smart phone to my ear ( even the droid incredible is a bit large against my face) so I use a bluetooth headset most of the time anyways. Having the screen size would be the best for me. Too bad verizon hates its customers.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 12:32

31. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


There is no where in the civilized world where you should be holding up a phone to your ear while driving. I don't care if the phone is the size of a peanut. I hope your not driving next to me ever.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 13:37

39. ickyob (Posts: 24; Member since: 19 Mar 2010)


not everyone lives in California! It is certainly not illegal to talk on your phone while driving where I live.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 09:51

14. NeXoS (Posts: 288; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Just waiting for all the "that's what she said" jokes to start rollin in.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 10:42

20. hepresearch (unregistered)


I hope they don't... guys can truly be sick fools.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 11:34 1

28. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


u realize nexos is a guy right? lol

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 22:20

48. hepresearch (unregistered)


I have no clue. You can never tell these days, people can post any picture for their profile, so I'll just have to take your word for it... of course, the last time I took somebody's word for it, I ended up thinking 530gemini was a lady because somebody referred to them as a "she"... lol!

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 13:38

40. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


And women can be vicious b*tch*s

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 13:41

41. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


and BTW I worked as a bouncer in my younger years at a strip club that had a "ladies" night for the gals. Threw out more raunchy women each night then men the other six combined.

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