Giveaway: Samsung Galaxy Note

Giveaway: Samsung Galaxy Note
Guys and girls, take out your lucky horseshoes and hold on to those rabbit feet! Starting February 27 and all the way through March 4, Samsung and PhoneArena will be hosting a Samsung Galaxy Note giveaway. Yes, one lucky reader of ours will grab a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note, the international version powered by an Exynos processor, to be more specific.

Participating is as easy as pie. Just answer the following question:

  • Why would you demand having an Exynos processor in your smartphone and/or tablet?

Give us your answer by dropping a comment below, and cross your fingers! The winner will be selected at random and will be notified via the email address they provided upon registration. That said, you need to be a registered PhoneArena user, so if you do not have an account yet, register here. Once again, entries will be accepted until 11:59:59 PM U.S. central time on March 4, and the winner will be drawn on the very next day.

*update*: the lucky winner is shawndog1. You will be contacted shortly for details, so please check your email

Good luck to all!

Giveaway terms:

  • By entering this promotion, participants agree to be bound by these terms and that the decision of Phone Arena is final and binding in all matters relating to this promotion.
  • The draw is open only to USA residents aged 18 or over, other than employees of, its agencies or their families.
  • Phone Arena reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if this is necessary for reasons beyond its control. No cash alternative to the prize will be offered.
  • The winner will be notified by email, he or she has provided upon registration. Phone Arena reserves the right to re-draw the prize if the prize-winner cannot be contacted within a reasonable period of time (to be established at the promoter's sole discretion).
  • Phone Arena accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant resulting from entering this prize draw or by the entrant's acceptance of the prize.
  • Phone Arena reserves the right to alter, amend or foreclose this Free Prize Draw without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances, which make this unavoidable.

Related phones

  • Display 5.3 inches
    1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2



683. jabberjaws1979

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

It will make doing my homework on the go, sooooo much easier! Plus looking up info during class will put me "in the front of the class" by ascertaining the answers way faster than my classmates. I will proudly be the nerd or teacher's pet, if I win (:

684. Matt34Bears

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Sorry to ruin the fun, but this giveaway ended on March 4th and the winner was "shawndog1". See the update on the main article.

685. jabberjaws1979

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Thanks, I noticed that right after I hit submit. Blonde moment (;

682. Marques

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 04, 2012


681. Tarzan

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Congratulations Shawn.

680. Kwonie

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Congratulations Shawndog1! Looks like I'll be sticking with my Samsung Galaxy Gio XP

679. galbert1555

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Nice, good job shawndog1, I was sure I would be the winner.

678. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

My birthday is March 18th and Id love to have this beast of a phone on my doorstep!!!! my Fiance would be SOOOOO jealous lol!!! im abig man (6'7" 235lbs) and i need a big phone

677. shawndog1

Posts: 34; Member since: May 21, 2011

Holy cow ! I've never won anything , Thanks PA you guys rock ! My best birthday present !

676. GeekMovement unregistered

Congrats Shawndog1!!

675. spindoctor55

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Sing it with me phonearena folks...I'm dreaming of a White Chris...Um Exynos...

674. alculatr

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

I have been following this phone since it came out overseas. I waited and waited. Until. It finally made it to the U.S. Now I want both versions in the palms of My hands. To hold destiny in them would be a dream come true. The bestvof both worlds.

673. scummins07

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

All i can say is "SHOW ME THE SPEED"!!! Jerry Maguire reference haha. Id really like to get my first samsung phone ever! and what a great addition it could be!

672. Marques

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

I heard this phone is a lot better than the iPhone i have now. If received the new Samsung Galaxy Note phone I would give my iPhone too someone I know without a cell phone.

671. Marques

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

In 2010 Samsung launched the S5PC110 also known as 'Hummingbird' (now Exynos 3110) in its Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone which featured a licensed ARM Cortex-A8 CPU. In early 2011, Samsung first launched the Exynos 4210 SoC within its Samsung Galaxy S II mobile smartphone. The driver code for the Exynos 4210 was made available in the Linux kernel.[2] and kernel 3.2 support for the Exynos 4210[3][4] In later 2011 Samsung introduced Exynos 4212, as a successor to the 4210, that features a higher clock frequency and “50 percent higher 3D graphics performance over the previous processor generation". Built with 32 nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process it promises “30 percent lower power-level over the previous process generation.”

669. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

some one decided to thumbs down comments complementing the Exynos processor... I don't know if it's the same person doing it, and whether that person was doing it for fun or from boredom, but it's annoying... Anyways, second post on this article, I could really use a Galaxy Note with an Exynos dual-core cpu inside it!!!

668. spindoctor55

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

This is my third post in an attempt to win the phone of my dreams. I was lucky enough to visit the ATT store in my hometown. While there two folks were checking out the Note. I thought they were considering a purchase of the Note. It turned out that they were representatives from Samsung. They learned as much from me as I did from them. The gentlemen who hailed from Korea had the international Note with him. So there they were right in front of me. The Snapdragon 1.5 and the Exynos 1.4...Verdict: The Big E was faster. Do I want this phone with that Big E processor. You bet your sweet Phonearena @ss I do!!!

670. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Wow, the Exynos simply outperforms the Snapdragon, huh? I mentioned how the SGSII with Exynos (Sprint & AT&T) was better than the SGSII with Snapdragon (T-Mobile). The T-Mobile SGSII showed signs of lagging, despite the Snapdragon cpu being clocked at a higher frequency than the Exynos cpu... I was surprised to be proven that numbers don't say it all... Exynos just is a better cpu than Snapdragons, and I see why there are a lot of people bashing on Snapdragon cpu's. I could really use a new phone as well, can't live with a single-core smartphone, too much lag, freeze, and crashing... Btw, my phone has a Snapdragon cpu, may be she's the culprit behind my phone's degrading performance...

667. xcasasx

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

The exynos is top of the line, it makes the Note just that much better the power it holds isoutstanding and raises the bar for processors in phones , this processor is the cherry on the sundae

666. SoXratys

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

I 'demand having an Exynos processor' in my smartphone and/or tablet because the Exynos New chip can come in dual-core and quad-core configurations which can switch frequencies from 200 MHz to 2.0 GHz; this means optimal battery efficiency whereby when the device is idle it will clock-down to preserve battery life and when needed it will clock at its' optimal performance speed while conserving battery life, what other CPU can do this [as well]? The new Exynos CPU are fabricated with 32nm technology, which makes them way more efficient than previous generation 45nm process; this obviously means greater performance with less power consumption. The new Exynos processors also come with a new 4-core GPU (also called 4 pixel processors) and 1 geometry engine with 128KB L2 cache. With integrated standard 3D OpenGL ES 2.0, the new Exynos can generate upto 57 mPolygons/s [That's per SECOND folks!!]; making it ideal for HD resolution games on Smartphones, Tablets and, yes, Phablets!!! Think about it: who wouldn't want a processor in their Smartphone, Tablet or Phablet, that can improve battery life by upto 50% (if your battery lasts 1 day, it will last upto 1 day and a half; if your battery lasts 2 days, it will last upto 3 days; etc). This is what the new Exynos Chip will do and this is why I demand it; welcome to the New Generation of Exynos. I'll be honest, if I don't win (I hope I do:}), I will probably just sell my current smartphone with all of its' high-end accessories which would probably net me around $450 and use the cash to leverage the cost of the Galaxy Note. This is what I've wanted since my very first Samsung, circa 2003, the SGH-i700; thereafter, smartphones got smaller (and, smaller) and, now, they're BIG again but definitely better. I have a Samsung Galaxy Tablet T849 but, I can not use it as my only device because T-Mobile has disabled the "Phone" feature (or, you can enable the "Phone" feature and lose 3G); we need Android Life to be fair; we need one Super Smartphone that can be a Tablet; we need a Phablet with Exynos; we need (and want) a Galaxy Note. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease????????????​???

665. bangkokbobby

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

I would demand an Exynos processor in my phone or tablet because a beautiful car is only as powerful as its engine. The Exynos chipset is the supercar engine of the mobile world. When a device that was either expected to have an Exynos and doesn't...or had an Exynos but was switched for a variant can almost hear the collective groan among sweep through the techie world. Make mine an Exynos!

664. eclipseentity

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

Exynos currently outperformes most other processors on the market. With the introduction of the new 32nm Exynos, it promises to deliver more processing power with less energy use and smaller chip size, a very exciting improvement.

663. boskim

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

I want a lag free mobile experience and I am sure that exynos is not perfect but best choice I have.

662. bobswagget

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

i want an exynos processor in my phone, because i need a processor that wont lag and can handle everything i throw at it ! :]

661. coria791

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 12, 2010

Because Samsung makes better phones with super rich color screen and display good job Samsung Team

660. Caseyh71

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

Because the Exynos is a beast! Fast and easy on the battery. Plus, I don't have one! ;)

659. Marques

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

Exynos refers to the name of a series of ARM based System-on-Chip's (SoCs) from Samsung Electronics. Exynos 'SoCs' are purpose-built for mobile devices. This chip powers The Samsung Note that I really would love to have. #Benoteworthy on twitter. I would love a opportunity with such an amazing fun with a huge beautiful screen. I am very grateful.

658. seksiswoll

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

I would want the Exynos processor because its will be unique and strickly use on Samsung. Plus Samsung been tearing up the market lately and having something that good can only be great =)

657. scummins07

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

I personally love the processing power, it competes well and isn't necessarily they best in some categories but when you can outrun your competition and last longer who really cares about strength!!! :)

656. kindofabigdeal

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

Exynos is the best because it is super fast and we all crave speed

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