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Samsung GALAXY Note Review

0. phoneArena 02 Nov 2011, 10:17 posted on

Have you ever wondered how big could phone screens get? Of course, we're talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note. This beast of a phone actually carries a 5.3” display – the biggest you can find on a device, marketed as a “phone”. We can already see the debate over whether the Galaxy Note should be considered a giant phone or a mini-tablet...

This is a discussion for a review. To read the whole review, click here

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 05:27 1

103. Jshrd (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


Are you insane or what...? Seems like Paki to me lol.. FYI...I am from US and have no problem with India...

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 14:15 11

18. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Very under-rated score, they should seriously have someone better to review it.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 14:28 9

19. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


totally biased review.

you did not put the awesome screen quality and resolution as pros. but after seeing your preview, I was kinda expecting this.

Now why is typing messages and emails on a large screen too much of a hassle? Please do your job right. Some trolls here make more sense than this review.

I'll be waiting for gsmarena's take on the note.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 14:57 13

20. 10aera (Posts: 35; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Ha, ha... Put an apple logo on the back of the Note and it will get a 10 in the review!

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 15:14 13

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


"Our opinion is not affected by any relationships we may have with phone manufacturers, carriers, developers or any other party." Lol really Ray S? Or should I say Ray 4S?

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 07:02 3

54. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


LOL good one

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 15:15 7

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


Why do you list "screen size" as a pro, and then list it as a con because "it only brings marginal improvements in certain areas"? Even if they're only marginal improvements, shouldn't it still be a pro?

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 15:47 10

23. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Someone fire this reviewer and get someone who can objectively examine & review mobile hardware. What a joke

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 17:53 8

31. JGuinan007 (Posts: 685; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Seriously poor review I should remember not to read anything by Ray S.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 18:26 8

32. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


This review is a joke !

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 16:09

108. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Your birth was a joke...

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 18:40 3

34. itsius1 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


hold one ray, why are you beeing so negative as giving a 7 where all i see is just a measily 3 page review, and those 3 pages arent exactly what i called a in depth review. the main part of this phone is the pen, where i dont see an in depth part about in... i think PA should just stop with the preview and just stick with a single full review so that there is no excuse to skip a full indepth length video...

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 19:03 3

35. weishin92 (Posts: 9; Member since: 08 Sep 2011)


Initially when pa posted this it was only 6, then they changed it to 7.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 19:48 7

36. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Just for the lol, Ray 4S got girly little hands, hated the fact that the 5.3-inch screen is the exact opposite of his beloved 3.5-inch 4S.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 20:07 2

37. unspec1fied (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


I have huge hands. If I don't get a 9900, I'd get this simply because text/email is a chore for hands that can palm a basketball or small child's head.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 20:30 7

38. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Hi Ray S. Your review is certainly not agreeable. Why did you say that typing on the Galaxy Note is poor due to its large screen? Common sense dictates that thumb typing on a bigger screen is easier. The keys are just bigger as compared to an iPhone which has a smaller screen, and therefore, the keys are cramped up.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 22:34 4

39. andulas (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Dec 2010)


i actually got it and it I recommend! Everything about it is FLAWLESS except for the voice which is not the best but its more than enough to get by. I'm in high school in the states and about 5'4 but texting is awesome on the phone even though i'm pretty small especially in portrait. Its AMAZING!!!

posted on 19 Nov 2011, 13:40

92. RamyAbdelbadea (Posts: 17; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)


So Please Come On Give US more information about this phone .. The screen, How do carry it ?? Cause this review is ... ( let us say Incomplete )

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 23:47 3

40. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Wow, people because you feel that this product should a higher score don't mean that you are right and he is wrong. Have any of you use the phone before? Okay then STFU and phone arena being biased. It is funny because all the top of the line Android phone been rated around a 9 or how are they being biased? And for call quality it base on a group test not the one reviewer. You people need to read the review first.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 00:37 5

42. Retro-touch (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Giving a 7 is downright biased. Comparing the specs and performance of the galaxy note to those high end should give you a clear indication that it deserves a similar score.It provides the same package as the S2 in a larger package,faster stock processor plus stylus in tow. Just cause the reviewer couldn't understand how it would be successful and is at best a niche product. All his opinions btw, his analysis doesn't represent reality as everyone in the iPhoneArena office could agree with him but ultimately its success will depend on consumers and 99% of them don't come to phone arena.The small minority that decide to research before buying might have their opinions swayed by this crappy review.

Great device, challenging the boundaries between smartphone and tablet that provides great performance and good (acceptable) call quality,deserves and 8 or 8.5

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 03:47 1

47. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


@ngo2dd, Are you blind? The guy on top of you just answered your question with a resounding YES, so shut up!

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 00:36 1

41. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Are you blind? The guy on top of you just answered your question with a resounding YES, so shut up!

posted on 19 Nov 2011, 15:42

93. RamyAbdelbadea (Posts: 17; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)


yeah that is right .. all the guys who have this phone tell how it is so awesome .. i Know someone had some problem with the phone but still can't Give up that phone !!

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 01:13 4

43. Mozarrt (Posts: 301; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


People getting all worked up because their precious Android only got a 7. I thought the review was okay.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 06:58

53. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


You my good good friend, are an idiot

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 07:10 2

56. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


You my friend are one of the few people here with a brain.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 04:21

50. AngusNG12345 (Posts: 37; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


lol it dosent work for me too.

"Your post contains banned words. If you believe this is due to a mistake, please email us, copying your whole post. Thank you."

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 06:37 2

51. longhairbilly (Posts: 66; Member since: 23 Aug 2010)


Please bring this to the United States Samsung.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 06:56 2

52. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Hmmmm, if you are interested in this then you are one of two people,

1. Those who should get a GSll or other 4"-5" phone
2. Those who should get a galaxy tab 7.7

And could they have not been a little more original with the design?

I think Mr. S makes a point, you're paying little under $850 for this beast, if i I were making that investment, I'd be wanting something a lot bigger such as an iPad2 or a 13-inch notebook.

Hell! for that price you can get a good ultraportable let alone a small tablet.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 07:13 2

57. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


It's funny how a lot of the commentors think they will die if the Galaxy Note didn't get a good score.

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