The Samsung Galaxy Note is now available from AT&T for $ 299 with a two year contract. It features most of the same specs as the international version aside from a processor swap and LTE connectivity. We’ve gathered a few reviews from around the web for you and put them here in one place. So if you’re on the fence about whether or not the Galaxy Note is right for you, read on to help sway your decision to one side or the other.
- Engadget has a very in-depth review as you would expect. The loved the screen, battery life and AT&T’s LTE network. They did note a few drawbacks of the S-Pen, but did say it makes games like Fruit Ninja more fun. I think their bottom line sums it up best: “AT&T’s version of the Samsung Galaxy Note isn’t the best in the world, but it’s still very, very good.”
- The Verge has updated their original review of the international Galaxy Note to reflect changes in the AT&T version. They have an interesting view, saying the Galaxy Note is a bad idea, done extremely well, yet still rated it an 8 out of 10, a very good score.
- Mashable’s review of the Galaxy Note left me wanting more, as they didn’t go as in-depth as Engadget.
- The Tech Block doesn’t really review the Galaxy Note, but instead offers us some humorous alternative uses for the Galaxy Note, it’s worth a look.
- Instead of actually doing an honest review of the Note, known iPhone apologist Johnathan Gellar has taken the time to tell the world why the Galaxy Note sucks. Here’s a few choice snippets from the article: “this is a device fit for use only by such a small subset of the human population that I can’t fathom how AT&T and Samsung are putting so much marketing resources behind it” … “You will look stupid talking on it, people will laugh at you, and you’ll be unhappy if you buy it.”
- TechCrunch decided to take a different route with their review and compares the Galaxy Note to the next closest thing in size, the Dell Streak 5, as well as Google’s flagship device, the Galaxy Nexus.
The real takeaway from all these reviews is that if you can get over the size, the Samsung Galaxy Note is a very good phone. And believe me, after you spend some time with the Note, even a 4.3 inch device is going to feel downright cramped.
Source: The Android Site