Samsung GALAXY Note LTE hands-on

Samsung GALAXY Note LTE hands-on
Simply, there are people out there that aren’t afraid of mammoth sized phones, and based on what the trend are showing, we’ll continue to see these beastly devices pushing the limit on how large is too large. With that in mind, we can’t help but think about the Samsung GALAXY Note, which is bound for AT&T’s lineup packing 4G LTE connectivity for the masses.

We’ve seen this larger than life smartphone already, but not surprisingly, the only noticeable design difference with AT&T’s model is the prominent carrier logo it’s flaunting near the earpiece and the “Galaxy Note” name on the back. People with small sized hands shouldn’t even bother attempting to hold this device, with its wide figure and all, because it might simply be too much for them to handle. Again, we’re treated with a device that’s exhibits all of the design characteristics of a Samsung made phone – like its plastic construction and relatively streamline body.

Aside from its more than generous size, the AT&T Samsung GALAXY Note continues to impress us with its unbelievable 5.3” Super AMOLED display, which features a fitting resolution of 800 x 1280 – making it detailed enough to delight our eyes. Well, you still can’t count out the lovely looking colors that its Super AMOLED panel is able to produce. Complementing the fact that it’s going to be running off of AT&T’s 4G LTE network, its 1.5GHZ dual-core processors seems to deliver a resounding response with its operation as well.

Oh yeah, people are going to be astounded by its size, but more importantly, its S Pen is discretely tucked away on its side – giving us an easy way of jotting down notes or other stuff. Well, not to mention, it’ll come in handy if you’re simply too slow to type away on its keyboard. Overall, AT&T is surely blessed with some amazing devices from Samsung’s camp, so this one concretely reaffirms that reality. Curious to know more about the Samsung GALAXY Note? You can actually read our review of the European version that came out some time ago.

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  • Display 5.3 inches
    1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



13. orielwindow

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 23, 2010

Wishing I was on AT&T, not Verizon :(

14. sumdude

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

I've got an oar if there's room in the boat.

18. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Give it time....verizon should have a variant of the Note. I dont think that Verizon will let AT&T have a phone like this by themselves lol

12. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Come to Verizon and I'll sell my Nexus in a heartbeat!! Come to me lover.. come!

11. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Still shocked they are going to release it with out ICS

19. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I agree, but they should have an ICS update for it soon

6. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Take my money :-) lol

4. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

How do you not at least go play around with this beast? I am all shades of curious....

3. baldilocks

Posts: 1561; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

It has no pixelation whatsoever. You are really misleading a lot of people with this video.

2. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

the more I see this phone, the more i want it. as a big man(6'7" 230lbs), this phone is right up my alley and for it to have AT&T 4G-LTE on board, this is a win win for me. I admit that this phone is not for everyone, but it looks like a good blend between a phone and a tablet

9. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

It has more to do with big hands than how tall you are. I have lots of friends are are over 6' 4" and they aren't good at basketball because they have small hands and small digits -- i.e. they can't palm the ball. Big phones or phones with large displays are best suited for big hands. That said, a guy who is 5' 9" with long digits and big hands will have no problem with this phone.

17. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I have big hands, long fingers and glad that this phone can compliment that. I saw the Galaxy Media player which I think is a 5" device and it had a nice feel to it

1. baldilocks

Posts: 1561; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Umm, it has an HD screen, not WVGA. It's pixel density is nearly 270ppi. It has an excellent display. Do you even look at the specs before you make a video?? :)

7. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Big deal, he made a mistake. It may be misleading, but he's not gonna not post it. Anyways, if he sees pixelation, he sees it. You cannot tell him that he doesn't see what he sees... Some people might not see it, but they'll have to play with the SG Note themselves to confirm that.

8. baldilocks

Posts: 1561; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Out of the dozens of reviews out on this device, not one mentions pixelation. That and the 285ppi pretty much precludes any at all.

10. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Dude, reread my comment... If you don't like his reviews(He reviews nearly every phone on PA) then don't bother looking at them. Better yet, stop criticizing him and his reviews in the comment section.

15. anthony360

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

If he is a phone reviewer then maybe he should get his facts right. Instead of giving misleading info.

16. baldilocks

Posts: 1561; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Better yet, take your own advice.

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