I got mine the day it launched (kudos to Flipkart) and trust me guys - this is the best phone till date! Not too big to embarrass you, but big enough to give you a "Phantabulous" experience.nnIn case you're still deciding whether to buy or not, read this:nnSize:nFirst impression that people get is it would be way too big to hold in hands. Believe me - it's bigger than SII and any other phone in market BUT not at all bulky! Easily goes in pocket and is easy to use. BTW, it's size is what bowled me over! ;-)nnNew Features:nSPen/SMemo - these are what takes this phone to the top! No stylus is not a backward step at all-- infact Samsung did a pretty amazing job with it and it's super-smooth to draw/write.nnBarometer, Glonass - iPhone 4s doesn't have it yet! These are primarily used in the phone to enhance the phone's GPS locks thereby being more accurate, fast & consuming less battery by quickly acquiring locks. Barometer can also be used for other things (measuring altitude etc.) once apps are developed for it.nn1.4GHz Dual Core Processor - Awesomely fast!nnLoads of others - look at the website for more.nnBy the way, I was waiting for iPhone 4s to be launched in India but I guess "Apple" got rotten with the price they set in India. Then I got to know about Note - I was impressed by the looking at the phone and it's features on it's website and ordered without even trying the phone in person! nnI love it already!! :-)
I was using iPhone since 3 years ago and I absolutely LOVED it. Then it broke around 1 year ago, so I replaced it with some cheap phone which I used until now. Then I bought Samsung Note 3 days ago and using it since then.nnToday at office, I took an iPhone from my friend and while using it I thought that what a tiny and puny phone is that. I couldn't believe that this is the same phone that I loved so much.nnMoral of the story: If you have Samsung NOTE, iPhone feels like a cheap, last decade phone.
Just when i bought the handset from the retail market, Flipkart drops the price! :)nnI got this baby 3 days back, and still havent explored all the features. Not as big as it is being made out to be in negative light...fits well in jeans and trousers, unless you are still stuck in the 70s with jeans that were wrapped around your legs and then stiched. :DnnExcellent screen, quick and responsive applications, intuitive interface, and loads of applications from the android market to take advantage of. nnThe S-Pen takes some getting used to, and once you do, it is quite addictive. The camera is nice, and does its job without a hitch. If you want more from a camera, invest in a DSLR.nnI have already downloaded Angry Bird, C&H, Kindle for Android, Corporate Address book, Social media clients, and they all work very well! the native email client is good enough as well. the music player is good, and the output, though not mindblowing is loud and clear. The handsfree is surprisingly of extremely good quality, with the in ear types of ear pieces...comes in a pristine white color..nnMessaging is easy thanks to the Mother of all screens sizes!nnThere are some applications that are preloaded (bloatware) that may not be useful..eg i couldnt get the voice assistant to work with me... for some reason it doesnt dela well with sarcasm :D... seriously...i wish i could delete those, without rooting the phone, which would void the warranty.nnThe initial batch comes with the flip cover, which is quite dandy...nnAnd talking without the handsfree or bluetooth is not quite as detrimental to your image at people would have you think... I use it without the handsfree all the time... nnThe only people who have a problem with this device is the iFanboys, who cannot come to terms with reality. :)nnGo buy it!
Its been two days now since I've received my Galaxy Note and goodness, am I glad! The Note has utterly redefined the way I look at smartphones, no longer can I look at anything less than a four incher without cringing...the Note's supreme five point three inch super amoled display has set the visual bar so high I'm afraid no phone will ever surpass the glory that has been revealed unto me. Pardon the emotion.nnThere's a good reason why I beleive the Galaxy Note is the best phone on the planet as of now. Period. You see I've been using the HTC Desire HD for the past couple of months and although it was a great phone, it did have some very serious issues. The most annoying of which was the earth-shatteringly poor battery life. The Desire HD lasted a day at best, no matter how much I coaxed the bugger it would just blink off and die at the end of the day and that was annoying. To make matters worse, there were no reliable extended battery packs, the handful that were there were extremely limited thanks to HTC's unibody design...a power nightmare.nnSo you could imagine the look on my face when Samsung announced that the Galaxy Note would be packing a stellar twenty-five-hundred mah battery, I think my Desire HD's twelve-hundred and thirty mah battery curled up and called it quits. So indeed my expectations for the Note were high. I was not disappointed. The beast gave me two hours of 3G surfing, three hours of video, an hour and half of calling and an hour of playing games...at the end of which, it still had a good thirty percent juice left! And this with the battery literally new- gobsmackingly brilliant!nnAlmost everything is a comfort, from typing to using the s-pen. Although I must admit I do miss HTC's predictive keyboard- which in my opinion is the best darn keyboard. Now a couple of words about the s-pen. First its the best thing since sliced bread, no seriously its that good, it makes me wonder why no other major manufacturer thiugh about it. No the s-pen does not work with the Galaxy SII or other capacitive phones and yes I've tried using it so. Secondly, and the only grouch, there is a noticeable lag if you swipe quickly while say making a sketch. This is most likely a software issue and I do hope Samsung will fix it in their IceCreamSandwich update. Fingers crossed!nnIn every other area the Galaxy Note does not disappoint. The speed at which the phone goes about its regular "chores" is staggeringly fast and the browser opens more than seven web pages without breaking a sweat. YouTube 1080p playback is smooth and glitch free while watching videos and playing games is second to none. Again there is no other phone that has a display as mesmerizing as the Note's. The front and primary cameras are stellar. Video recording is second only to the iPhone's, its worth mentioning that video recording is the only area the iPhone surpasses the Note. Office documents and pdf files open utter ease and the finesse with which the Note accomplishes its tasks is admirable.nnI don't think I'd ever want another phone. Sigh.
I have been using Galaxy Note for a week now. It is simply awesome and gives a 'new class' of smartphone(&beyond) experience.nBrowsing is a pleasure on this device... the good side of this phone has been discussed to death.nnSo let me add some quick personal experience... nn1. It is possible to carry it around in trouser pocket (I had planned a visit to my tailor to get the pockets extended for carrying this phone :P)nn2. You cannot use this phone with just one hand... If you do, you got to be extra careful. I am 5'10" and have a reasonably large palm & lengthy fingers but still... nn3. No complaints about the battery life. The display at least brightness setting is more than enough for indoor use. But in direct sunlight, I could hardly see the screen. With couple of hours browsing on Wifi & using BT with handsfree for 6-8 calls, a dozen messages... I get upto 30hours.nn4. Lack of notification LED is annoying, but NoLED app came to my rescuenn5. I am not giving up my old phone (Blackberry pearl) that was compact yet powerful for my purpose, as I don't think I can casually carry around this super-size phone to trekking, road trips or parties. nn6. Impressed with S-Planner & S-Memo though I haven't found a practical use for it yet, it is quite interesting and will give it a try...nn7. The flipcase offered free with Note adds few mm extra thickness but worth it. Helps to safeguard the phone and gives a neat look. (Got a screen protector too within couple of days)nnHappy to clarify queries... Did a lot of research before going from BB to Android. I can understand the anxiety of Smartphone shopping spoilt with choice :)