Samsung - Galaxy Note 4G Cell Phone - Carbon Blue (AT&T)
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- Phone StyleBar phone
- Battery TypeLithium-ion
- Touch ScreenYes
- Device ManufacturerSamsung
- Color CategoryBlue
- Data Plan RequiredYes
- Product LineGalaxy
- Product ModelNote
- AMOLED ScreenYes
- Dual Rear Front CamerasYes
- Mobile Operating SystemAndroid
Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews(95 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Samsung is redefining the word "Smartphone."
Samsung is redefining the word "Smartphone."Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
The Galaxy Note. You've heard about it for months and here it is on AT&T. This phone is THE best Android phone on the market today and without a doubt it shows here. Honestly I didn't think an Android experience could get any better then the Galaxy S II. I'll jump right into the review because there are so many things I have to say about it. First off I want to point out that I own an iPhone 4s, a Unlocked Galaxy Note and the AT&T LTE version of the Galaxy Note. Screen and Multimedia: The HD Super AMOLED is so beautiful, its just so eye popping to look at every time you look at the Raw HD screen of the Galaxy Note. its hard to look away for even a moment. I was use to the iPhone 4s small screen until I've decided to give this one a try and now I think I've been desensitize. I don't think I can go back to smaller screens anymore with phones or at lease its going to be hard too. There was no problems with my screen at all. Its breathtaking simply put. it Decodes DVIX and Xvid movies so watching on this screen is a blast but Netflix also has great quality! HD wallpapers and wonderful looking on a screen like this. Gaming on this device is fun, pure enjoyment every time. Build Quality and feel: Yes its a big phone/tablet but really it feels nice in the hand. I can fit it in my pants with no problem. It's thin and light and easy to hold. if your worried about txting on this thing there is an app called "thumb keyboard" in the android market that really makes it comfortable typing. As Samsung is in love with plastic that's what this phone is made out off but it isn't a bad thing. Anything like metal added to the would have added weight to this phone and really would have made it uncomfortable. Call Quality / data speeds / GPS / Wifi: Call quality is great but I wish the volume could be a little louder. Speaker is also yet to be desired, really wish it was a little louder. Data speeds is BLAZING fast on LTE and getting between 12 MB/s to 20 MB/s where I live but I didn't mind HSPA+ on AT&T with the unlocked version of the Galaxy Note. If you don't want to be on contract just buy the unlocked one and data speeds would surely please. HSPA+ is very pleasant but of course LTE is just way faster on this phone if you care about data speeds. Highly recommend. GPS locks on so quickly! and Wifi is working perfectly especially with range. Battery: It Last! Really it does last well but I don't really keep LTE on with this phone and haven't did any test yet because its too early to tell. Normal usage has gotten me over 26 hours of battery life and heavy usage gotten me about 11 hours. To me that's very good for a smartphone but if battery is really a main concern to you I recommend Droid RAZR MAXX but you won't be disappointed with the battery life in the Note. UI Speed: Fluid for the most part. live wallpapers (depending on which) jitters a bit. Moving from home screen to home screen is very smooth. and it handles alot of widgets without ever slowing the phone down. Not sure if AT&T version will get ICS (android 4.0) but from what I seen this phone handles ICS very well and it makes the phone even faster. APPS: Comes with a bunch of Samsung APPS which I found myself enjoying compared to what people say. Allshare Connects to my Samsung 2011 LED TV and any DLNA TV making it easy to listen to music on my sound system, watch video content from my phone to my TV and view photos. it also allow me to listen to music, watch videos and view photos right from my PC! kinda like my own home personal cloud. Kies Air is one of the things I've been looking for which lets me text from any PC and get data to and from my phone. I really enjoy it. Email app works fine which easy to read and the browser is super quick on this phone as well. most of the AT&T apps are lame though and the only useful one is the data counter which I don't need. There are some more apps on this phone like the ebook reader which are good but its nothing for me to write about. S-Pen: I am going to be honest with you, I don't use the pen that much and I am a artist. I will tell you this though the pen works super smooth and actually does have pressure sensitivity. Not as good as buying out a full wacom tablet but it gets the job done especially on the go. Camera: Takes great pictures up to 8 MP and the best I've ever seen on a mobile device, the pictures are just so colorful. 1080p Video recording has good frame rate and looks very good when being played back on DLNA / Allshare. Great job Samsung! Bottom line: Get this phone if your interested...There isn't phone like it out there right now besides the ill fated Dell streak. I don't carry around my tablet anymore and I make phone calls with this thing. Its everything I wanted in a phone. I know some are worried how big it is but its really not that big of a phone when you get use to it. Its easy for me to carry around. I will my iPhone 4s as a backup phone now due to this. myself personally might go back to using the unlocked international version of the Galaxy Note but there is nothing wrong with the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy Note at all or what people lead you to believe. Its still fast as the unlocked version (at lease to me I don't notice a difference.) It's something you have to see and use for yourself. This is the best phone I've used up to date. I recommend a few apps in the android market with the note "iMediaShare" (Ultimate app for DLNA users) "Thumb Keyboard" (Great keyboard for phones like this) "HD Widgets" (Wonderful weather widget that fits the note screen perfectly) and Google Navigation (Perfect phone for GPS!)Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This phone is a mini laptop.
This phone is a mini laptop.|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I love this phone. It can do everything my laptop and tablet can do. It is large, but it could fit into your pocket. I use headphones when I'm driving or shopping. Other than that, I have the phone on my ear. Some people are surprised to see a phone so large, but when I show them some of the features, they are shocked. One of my favorite features is 'face recognition. I took a picture of myself/if someone else tries to unlock the phone they would not be able to b/c the phone recognizes my face. My bestfriend sold her i-phone 4s just to get one. The battery life is awesome. It takes quality pictures and videos. I have dropped this phone several times, and its still in good shape. If you want a mini laptop, I advise you to get this phone before Apple gets it off the shelf. Apple is suing Samsung b/c this phone has better features than the i phone.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Wait for the Skyrocket HD or get the Note now...
Wait for the Skyrocket HD or get the Note now...Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
GET THE NOTE NOW! - My previous phone was a Captivate and my wife's current phone is an Infuse 4G. While both have great screens, the one on the Note is by far superior in size (duh), PPI and resolution. Size: 4" and 4.5" respectively vs 5.3" PPI: 233/207 vs 284 Resolution: 800x480 for both vs 1280x800 - I've also enjoyed how quick the phone is with regards to surfing the internet, playing games and downloading Apps and such. The 1.5GHz, dual-core processor with 1Gig of RAM is much more robust than both of our other phones. - The stylus if pretty cool. I've already used it to take quick notes, send messages to friends and doodle on a pic I took of the kiddos. - The 8 megapixel camera seems to take pretty decent photos for a cell phone camera; not to mention the "shutter speed" is much quicker than my older phone's. There's no actual shutter. I'm just referring to the time it takes for the picture to process. - I won't kid you, this phone is big. In fact, it will not fit into a cupholder in your car. You'll need to find some other place to put it while charging it. Fortunately, it isn't so large that it is uncomfortable to carry in your pants pocket or hold up to your ear. My wife's hands are rather small, and after a few minutes of playing with it she stated that she wouldn't mind having one... especially since she'd keep it in her purse. I like the size of the phone. After all, I didn't buy it 'cause it was small. I love my Note, and I'm glad I got it instead of waiting for the G-S II HD to be released.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Too big? not so!
Too big? not so!Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
If you are looking for a phone that is lot of fun, has excellent camera, big font so you dont have to zoom every time and with excellent battery for a smart phone, this is your pick. I have the following data points if you wish to see how the phone performs in real world: Touch: if Iphone is rated 100, the touch fluidity is around 95. Does the Phone Freeze? Did not see it so far, sluggish maybe twice in past 5 months. Battery: Excellent. Initially without many apps running it used to give me 1d20+ hours. With antivirus and phone recording running, it is around 1d 16 hours. The latest stats from a full charge to almost dead Total : 1 day 13 hours with 30 min voice call over 3 hours of display with surf + poker + other apps I have seen days when i got over 5 hours of display (netflix etc). Cons: The battery takes close to 4 hours to charge 0-100. That is lot of time compared to my previous nokia E63. Worried about size, dont be? Good things: Easy to read and surf. Bad things: Too difficult to type numbers with one hand. So dialling when you are driving is difficult unless you use the voice dial using bluetooth (samsung voice recognition is better than google) Fitting it in your pocket bothers you? dont worry, I can fit two of those in my pocket easy. Its slim. Surfing speed: Much better than iphone. This phone is much faster when you companre with iphone side-side for same content on ATT. Apps: I use webroot antivirus, call recorder, email running all the time. Other fav apps: 1) Taptu (best for news feeds and topics of your interests) 2) friend locator 3) widgets love them! - I have five screens on the phone. Each either has a widget or shortcut. One screen has player which can turn on on one touch. Other things i like: 1) The Stylus!! yeah, that might look archaic, but its very handy when your hands are wet, or its too cold outside. I use this as back up. Also, it helps you paint, hightlight pictures, take screenshots which is very very helpful 2) Pictures: These are next level. All my friends want pictures taken on this phone. Its very crisp, high def. Take some pics of flowers and you will see the colors are very vibrant and you can zoom in to see the great detail of the texture of the flower.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
AmazingPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
The Samsung Galaxy Note is one big hulk of an amazing device. I'll never be able to go back to a small screen again. SCREEN: Speaking of the screen, it's 5.3" of HD resolution, super AMOLED beauty. When my friends first see the screen, their response isn't, "the screen is huge", but rather, "that screen is beautiful". I wish my iPhone screen looked like that. SPEED: The phone is very responsive. Apps load quickly and I haven't noticed things bogging down. However, while it's pretty smooth most of the time, there is the common Android jerkiness when swiping through screens from time to time. It doesn't bother me so it's no big deal. Besides, Android 4.0 fixes that problem and should be available soon. I can hardly wait to see ICS on this beast! SIZE: So, about the size...it's BIG. I don't have huge hands--I'd say more like average for a male. It's a little bit of a stretch to reach to the opposite side of the screen with my thumb, but I can do it. Males with smaller hands, or females may want to take a two-handed approach. Most things you need to do with one hand can easily be done with a little foresight--like placing core icons nearer to your thumb on the edge of the screen. Problem solved. As for pocketablility, I don't have a problem, even in jeans. The phone is so thin, the other dimensions don't make that much difference. Skinny jeans might cause a problem, but for most people wearing skinny jeans causes enough problems as it is. :-) CAMERA: The camera is amazing--best on the market in my opinion, and according to a few reviews. Stills and videos are very good quality. STYLUS: The stylus adds functionality not present on any other phone. Precision drawing, the ability to capture screens, edit them, and share them, etc. I haven't used it a lot, but it's nice to have when you need it. BUILD QUALITY: The phone isn't the lightest phone I've ever had. On the other hand, it's not overly heavy either. In fact, its weight makes it feel solid--well built. Some have complained about the "flimsy" plastic battery cover. It doesn't matter if it's flimsy or not--it is not a structural piece. It has a nice textured feel and it easy to remove. It does take a little effort to put it back on, but I like that because I know it won't come off. BATTERY LIFE: I've rarely had to charge the phone before going to bed at night. In fact, there have been times where I probably could have squeaked out almost 2 days from the battery. I have nothing to complain about here. And I like it that I can replace the battery. If I ever need additional power, I'll just purchase another battery and take it with me. OTHER FEATURES AND USES: I'd prefer to watch movies on my big screen TV, but when I don't have that option, the Note is the only phone I would ever want to watch a movie on. HD resolution and colors that pop make it a pleasure. Also, the large screen makes typing on the keyboard relatively easy. And surfing the web is amazing on the Note. Most web pages can be read without zooming even. One last thing--the Note saved me money. Now I don't have to buy a phone AND a tablet!Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best Phone I've Ever Owned...Hands Down
Best Phone I've Ever Owned...Hands DownPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
First off I have owned an iphone in the past and as smooth and well made as it was it was nothing compared to the Samsung line of Galaxy phones that have been introduced over the past couple of years. I have owned the Galaxy S1 and S2 phones and I have to say that nothing out there even comes close to the operation and customization that these Android based phones offer. Now, with all that being said the Galaxy Note is the culmination of the Galaxy grandieur mentioned above into one fast(4GLTE) bad boy of a phone. Here's a little a tidbit...I am an artist that does illustrations as a side job and this phone is great because I can get off the phone with a prospective client and draw them a quick rough sketch of what are needing and text or email it to them 5-10 minutes later which is convenient, not to mention plain awesome. The stylus on this just adds so much. All I can is just get this phone, trust me...you won't be sorry.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent phone for the iOS user! One week review.
Excellent phone for the iOS user! One week review.Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
First of all, I did not purchase this phone from Best Buy--I bought it from AT&T. This review is for the phone, not of Best Buy. I have been an iOS user since 2008, I own a Mac, iPad, and have had two iPhones (3G and 4). I love Apple products! They're simple and beautiful. It was going to take a lot for me to hand over my iPhone 4. I do a LOT of reading, namely PDF files for which I do a lot of annotations and highlighting on my iPad. This is one of it's great feats of utility--using Goodreader + iPad is golden. However, I now can do this on my Galaxy Note, without having to carry a Phone + iPad with me to get work done. The stylus is indeed pressure-sensitive for apps that are aware of it (they do exist, and the phone comes with one). When I use Adobe Reader, it will allow me (it's a free app, btw.) to make annotations to PDF files saved on the phone itself. It works fabulously! Granted, it is not as utilitarian as Goodreader but it gets the job done quite well, I was surprised how well it handles some of my 30+ page PDF files. The dual-core CPU really shines on this thing for these types of projects. The screen shuts off touch sensitivity if you are writing on the tablet portion--in other words, if you touch the screen with your palm while writing, it doesn't mess up what you're trying to write with the stylus. It's the closest thing to a Wacom tablet I've seen in a phone. It's also pressure sensitive. Moreover, I can, quite literally, pair a Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse with this phone and use it as I would a netbook. Yes, I'm serious. Point and click and all.... this is very handy when writing, something I've enjoyed on the iPad. The camera is quite lovely, it takes great 8MP shots. I cannot say that it is any better or worse than my iPhone 4 camera (which is a great camera, btw). There are apps for HDR photography on the android market that can be had for a dollar or two, I haven't yet had the time to discover or read up on them but from what I gather they're very good at this. The camera does have some nice functions that are missing from the iPhone--namely a timer! You'd be surprised how useful it is to have a timer on a camera but this one has one, I was tickled. It's the little things, right? I won't bore you with apps and all that but the biggest thing (obviously) is the phone and screen. The screen is gorgeous! The retina screen on my iphone is also gorgeous but obviously very small. This AMOLED screen on the Galaxy Note is massive, almost like the big screen TV of cell phones. However, you can really SEE things on it, especially when you are reading a website, book, or in my case a lengthy PDF file. Battery life is about the same as my iPhone 4 was.... I can use it all day and still have some juice left over when I get home. The call quality is excellent, no complaints on AT&T's 4G network here in Los Angeles. LTE is very quick here, where it exists--I've seen 12mbps downstream and 10-11Mbps upstream. Wow.... All in all, I'm very pleased with it and I am starting to appreciate some of the benefits Android has to offer. I confess that I'm not a fan of Samsung products in general but I have been delighted with this phone. Hopefully this delight will continue for the next few years! :)Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Awesome phone for staying organized.
Awesome phone for staying organized.Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I am a busy lawyer and this phone is perfect for me. I no longer have to carry around a planner, a note pad, and a phone, because this phone is actually the size of a small planner. Also, you can just click the stylus to the screen and start writing memos, which means I don't need yellow stickies all over my desk any more. The screen is huge, which means no more squinting to read e-mails, and videos are much more fun to watch than on my old blackberry. Even though it's a large screen, the phone is very slim and easily fits in my back pocket and my jacket pocket (where I usually keep my phones). I think Iphone's are awesome too, but after using this phone, I don't think I can go back to a smaller screen. The customization of this phone is sweet too. It is my first Droid, but I am finding it very easy to use and navigate. Some people think it looks ridiculous as a phone, but it's really not that bad. If you are self-conscious about talking on a giant phone then just get a blue tooth for your ear. Also, I linked my google calendar with my droid and now I can easily update my calendars. I have not played any games yet, but I am sure they will be fun. I'm especially psyched to try out Draw Something, since the stylus should make it much easier than using your finger. The battery life has been good so far; it will tolerate about 8-10 hours of moderate use. I also downloaded a power saving app and a data usage app that helps me regulate my usage and conserve data/power. I did notice a minor design flaw that they will hopefully fix in the next version: the pen is great at navigating around the screens, however it does not work on the home or back buttons on the bottom of the phone. You have to press the home and back buttons with your finger while holding the stylus, which is kind of awkward. Not a big problem, just a little annoying. Nonetheless, I think the pen is awesome and should definitely be utilized to get the most out of this phone. The write-to-text function is easy to use. The phone also has a voice-to-text option, much like Iphone's Siry.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.