T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note Review


Luckily there’s no waiting around with this one, as T-Mobile’s version is graced with the updated Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich experience with the accompanying Premium Suite. Honestly, it’s a welcomed sight, but as we’re all too well aware by now, it’s nothing that we haven’t seen before. Nonetheless, the underlying core features of Android are all there – while satisfying our productivity side with its Premium Suite of apps.


Not a shocker at the very least, this Galaxy Note is packing a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. Relying on the older S3 CPU, its age is starting to show as evidence of choppiness is evident when navigating around with a live wallpaper. Besides that, it manages to maintain a good amount of responsiveness with other basic tasks. It’s no speed demon when compared to some of the newer things on the block, but it’s enough to convince us that it still has some gas left in the tank.

Quadrant Standard AnTuTu NenaMark 2
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3417 6491 35,1
Samsung Galaxy S III 5335 12016 58,6
HTC One S 4867 7012 60,7
Google Nexus 7 3599 0 55,7


As a whole, the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note is passable enough to use for capturing photos and videos. On the still shot side, it handles most outdoor scenarios with few issues, but indoors under low lighting, it strains the eyes with its noisy and bland appearance. Conversely, its 1080p video recording quality fares better with its sharper visuals combined with its smooth capture rate.

Samsung Galaxy Note T-Mobile Sample Video:


There’s nothing out of the ordinary with its TouchWiz music player, but then again, it shouldn’t come to be a surprise to us. Thankfully, its speaker is able to belt out some powerful tones that resonate with a good amount of vibrancy at the loudest volume – plus, it helps there are equalizer settings to enhance its quality.

Movie watchers better listen up, mainly because the Galaxy Note is the perfect device for the occasion. Using out test video that’s encoded in DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution, it comes to life on the smartphone’s massive display.


Perhaps, we’re still reminiscing over the LTE connectivity attached with AT&T’s variant, but nevertheless, T-Mobile’s HSPA+ speeds are enough to load pages with minimal wait. Rounding out its lovely appeal in the web browsing department, it maintains a responsive rate with all of its actions – even when it’s confronted by Flash heavy sites.



5. cangie

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

too late in the competition.. note 2 is coming out soon

4. Rayzin

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

LOL, I love the video review when he starts to say there is no lag or delay while watching movies and at the exact same time the movie starts to lag..... at 3:40

6. ghostkilla1388

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

haha epic timing!

2. thavet

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

IDK what t-mobile was smoking when they decided to put out a phone thats close to a year old and price it at $250 after a mail in rebate why on earth someone would buy that when they can get a new just released Samsung Galaxy S3 for close to the same price is beyond me

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GALAXY Note T-Mobile
  • Display 5.3 inches
    1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware , 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0.3

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