Samsung has sold 10 million Galaxy Notes since launch
The Samsung Galaxy Note was, and remains a controversial device, due to its enormous 5.3" screen. Its specific size made it feel somewhat uncomfortable to be used as a phone, and didn't exactly provide a spectacular experience if you were looking for a tablet-style device. Still, after some heavy marketing activity, it looks like quite a few people have decided to set themselves up with a Note.
So far this is the most successful device of this caliber. You may remember that before the Note, we had the Dell Streak, which was marketed as a 5" mini-tablet, but it couldn't get very popular. Now, LG is also trying to set its foot in this space with the Optimus Vu, which has already sold 500k units in South Koria, and is expected to become available through Verizon soon.
What's your stance when it comes to 5+" touchscreen devices? Are you OK with this form-factor for your daily usage, or would rather get a smaller phone, or a larger tablet?
1. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 365; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Finally,people are accepting bigger screen smartphones.
3. joey_sfb (Posts: 3823; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I know quite a few people using it with no regret in fact getting a bit spoil..
This phone is a hit with the more mature audience that need to strain their eyes on smaller screen.
2. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
Ok I admit, I underestimated the device.
10 million is way cool.
Lets see what the successor is capable of.
6. kanagadeepan (Posts: 751; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
Me too... One CRORE GNote in 9 months is a very great achievement...
4. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
All I can say is, my hands aren't getting any bigger..... and no matter how much adevertising and units it sells .....my hands are still gonna remain the same size....people just really believe that bigger is better and its a sad case In my opinion................4.5 inches is where I draw the line for smartphones.....period
14. speckledapple (Posts: 886; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
it depends on what you use it for. For businesses for instance, a pda styled device would be better for many reasons. If you want just a phone then there should be a limit to the size and you should not be interested in something like the note.
5. Zayuh24 (Posts: 149; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
I like bigger smartphones ONLY if there is some kind of incentive to justify the screen size. Samsung did the right and smart move in creating the S Pen with its own apps (that are actually USEFUL) to target both students and business professionals. I can definitely see myself scribbling down notes in one of my long lectures, or using the S Pen in meetings to secretly play single-tap games haha.
7. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Okay, to answer the question in the article's last paragraph, let's see:
as much as I would love to have my XOOM as a 'daily driver' I know it's way too big and might cause just a tad bit of discomfort, especially since I definitely have to hold it with two hands; my iPhone 4S on the other hand is way too small and only requires my pinky to fully operate; and, while I really like my Rezound (got really lucky, no connectivity issues and staying on GB), it's still a bit small for my taste and my mAndroid hands. Therefore, to answer the question at hand, I would definitely want the G-Note 2 on VZW and would be willing to even buy at full retail.
8. hung2900 (Posts: 843; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Not bad compared to the number of the 1st-gen Ipad
"In total, Apple sold more than 15 million first-generation iPads prior to the launch of the iPad 2" (11 months) - Wikipedia
9. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1011; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
Im glad that this phone isnt just designed for big men like me (6'7" 240lbs). its designed for everyone and the specs, at the time, was competitive. Now that the Note II is coming in about 2 weeks, this should be considered "The year of the Phablet" because both LG and HTC are trying to plant their seeds into the new Phablet market
Its good to see Samsung take a financial risk with this phone. its definitely paying off.
10. cncrim (Posts: 612; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
I love this phone, have no regret with this phone However something I like galaxy Note2 offer that original Note not offer is quad core and 2gb...... JB will fix the lag and bammmm I have more truth laptop in my pocket.
11. kindlefireowner (Posts: 480; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
How about a CDMA Galaxy Note. Verizon and Sprint customers would love the Note.
12. mas11 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Congrats Samsung for a phone that's considered a niche device to sell $10 million units that's pretty impressive.
13. speckledapple (Posts: 886; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
This is pda territory and that is something I am heavily interested in as I love my 4.3 inch phone but wish it had more pda functionality and the ability to make phone calls. Not to mention just the extra screen space for other things. I still think the software for it needs a nice kick in the boot to increase its ability but overall, I love the bigger sizes. Saves me trying to get a 7 inch tablet. A phablet just might be my next device.
16. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 535; Member since: 20 May 2012)
As a person who left Verizon after being a long time customer just to get a Note and jumping on to AT&T for one, bring on Note 2, cause i'll pay the price if samsung does it right! I can't go back to less then 5'' screens now, its just too "inconvienent"
Haters for whatever reasons can enjoy their narrow minded lifestyles with their 4'' screens, the rest of us have moved onto something greater and bigger then you can imagine.
As for the whiners about "not being able to pocket a Note" Maybe if you didn't wear tight ass emo jeans and or butt tight spandex outfits, you could actually pocket a Note but you have other issues beyond that for wearing that type of clothing anyway....