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Old 17-04-2012, 20:02   #1
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Samsung Galaxy Note - Anyone own one?

Thinking of this phone as my next upgrade, own a S2 atm.

The main issue i see is the size of it, i thought the s2 would be too big but now find it fine. Been iphone user before the S2 so no way can go back to a 3.5 screen now.

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Old 17-04-2012, 20:40   #2
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I have one, love it!! I too thought it would simply be too big but thats so not the case, phone is fantastic in everyday use, screen is fantastic, battery life is the best I have ever experienced on a smart phone and I have had them all.

Cant fault it to be honest! my wifes iphone 4s seems like something from the iceage to me and I am a fan of iphones but the screen is way too small having come from a galaxy S II and now having the note.
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Old 17-04-2012, 21:01   #3
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Does it fit in jeans pockets?
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Old 17-04-2012, 21:35   #4
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Does it fit in jeans pockets?
Not really a phone in jean pocket kind of guy but yes if need be I could fit it in my jeans pocket.
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Old 17-04-2012, 21:59   #5
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Thanks, do you carry it around like a mini tablet?

Sorry to keep on with the inane questions. I'm just trying to get an idea of the the day to day use, bearing in mind the size.
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Old 18-04-2012, 01:32   #6
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Got one 2 months back and I love it, beautiful screen fits in your pocket fine despite the guff some people spout about it.

I use it as a mobile e-reader, media player, podcast listener, web browser and the occasional game. My Asus tablet stays at home these days as this has replaced it for my travels. Battery is pretty great too considering previous android phones and the size of the screen. With moderate usage (4-5 hours a day calls/texts/web browsing/music etc) get 2 days out of the battery, 3 if I'm very conservative.

Camera is pretty good too also for video but I'm no expert.

I would say try it in your hand at a mobile store, I'm 6ft 5 with big hands so it's perfect for me, small hands may struggle. It's certainly not designed for the 50th percentile like most phones.

The only snag if it is one is the stylus, I have limited use for it, but it hides away well for the rare occasions it's needed.

ICS is due in a month's time too
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Old 18-04-2012, 09:16   #7
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Is the Note a better phone that the SG2 ?

A work colleague has the Note and I was really impressed with it. Does the Note have a removable battery and a micro SD Card slot? The HTC One X doesn't have a removable battery or a micro SD Card slot which is giving me second thoughts about buying one.
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Old 18-04-2012, 11:23   #8
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Pretty sure it has both
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i have one, brilliant brilliant phone
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Before I got mine I got the measurements from a website and cut a piece of cardboard to size, then held it to my ear and put it in my pocket and other silly-looking stuff to see if I was happy with the size. I even drew a homescreen on it in biro...
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I want to buy one but I am not sure how much keep his battery I need something which will keep 2 or 3 day.

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Old 23-04-2012, 12:40   #13
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Had one a couple of month, great phone. Size is not an issue for me at all.
Download tv series straight to it and watch on the phone, everything looks awesome!

I charge mine everyday, but its usually above 50%, so could probably get a couple of days good usage.
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I picked one up just after Xmas. Wouldn't be without it now - a fantastic device which, to my clumsy hands, is just the right size.

I do a lot of book/mag/comic reading on my Note, so the screen's perfect for that. Performance wise, it's never let me down - far faster and more reliable than my old Galaxy S.

On battery life, I'm a fairly heavy user and charge mine every couple of days
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Best 5.3 inch phone out there.
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Got mine at the weekend, Loving it, I use my phones for internet more than calls so its a dream.

Gone from Iphone 4 so just getting used to Andriod and having to stop going fo the power button at the top which isn't there, not sure i would wantto go back to a smaller phone.

Few people have gone whats that but I am happy with the size.
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Had mine 5 months now and its a pleasure using this phone no way back EVER to using a postage stamp size one for me now

got mine on a 12 month contract with the idea that when its up sell it for a good price and get a Note 2
like I said no going back
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I'm due an upgrade in a few weeks so have decided to go for the Note. Currently got an iPhone 4 but fancy a change and I like the idea of a bigger screen otherwise I may have gone for the Galaxy SIII.
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Bish - I would consider the S3 more. THe screen will definitely be bigger than your iPhone and you will notice it!

The Note is brilliant but the S3 is a better all rounder.
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I'm due an upgrade in a few weeks so have decided to go for the Note. Currently got an iPhone 4 but fancy a change and I like the idea of a bigger screen otherwise I may have gone for the Galaxy SIII.
I was in the same boat and went for the HTC One X. Best move I've made as I'm loving Android. Wouldn't want a phone much bigger though.
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