T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note Review

Call quality:

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

PhoneArena Rating:




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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