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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note Review

Samsung GALAXY Note T-Mobile

Posted: , by John V.


Call quality:

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note Review
Calling quality hasn’t changed with this one, as the earpiece still produces some soft tones – though, at least voices are clear, distinct, and noise-free on both ends of the line. Turning our attention to the speakerphone, it’s obviously strong, but tends to have some muffling with its output.

In high coverage areas, the handset receives a solid connection to the network – with no fluctuations or dropped connections during our usage.


Unless you’re constantly using the handset to its limits, battery life with the handset is nothing more than average. In fact, we’re able to get a solid day out of normal usage.


Let’s be real here folks, the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note is a wonderful device on so many levels, but taking into account its late arrival onto the scene, it no longer has the same appeal and allure when it first arrived. Unless you desperately love its large display and ideal note taking capabilities, it’s really hard to choose this one as opposed to newer offerings out there – namely the Samsung Galaxy S III. We fell in love with this smartphone twice already, but with this third time around, it’s hard to uncover those feelings once again with this version.

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 4.0.4
Kernel Version: 3.0.8
Build Number: IMM76D.UVLF5

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note Video Review:


  • Extremely large display
  • Running ICS out of the box


  • Late arrival
  • Somewhat pricey
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posted on 31 Jul 2012, 07:33 5

2. thavet (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 Apr 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

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 15:11

4. Rayzin (Posts: 83; Member since: 27 Oct 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

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 15:49

6. ghostkilla1388 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

haha epic timing!

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 15:33 1

5. cangie (Posts: 14; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

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

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Display5.3 inches, 800 x 1280 pixels (285 ppi) Super AMOLED
Camera8 megapixels
Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Snapdragon S3 APQ8060 processor
Size5.78 x 3.27 x 0.38 inches
(147 x 83 x 9.65 mm)
6.35 oz  (180 g)
Battery2500 mAh, 10 hours talk time

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