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Samsung Galaxy Note
by baybreeze - 3/11/12 1:37 PM
In Reply to: to buy or not to buy ? by arri_s
I was really wanting this phone, but it wasn't originally available on Verizon, so I didn't (I bought the Samsung Galaxy Nexus at the time.....the Note wasn't available yet) I might in the future, though. It is a great phone and it's a nice, big size. I think that is one of the major points of this phone, the size. I think it might be the largest (or one of the largest) smart phones available right now. People are actually calling it a "phablet".
Samsung has great phones, very quick indeed, great quality.....but you need to think about what you want to use it for. I personally use the internet a lot on my phone, so I wanted as large a screen as possible. The bigger the screen, the better the internet experience and it's easier to read things on a larger phone. I'm female and I always carry around a handbag, so the large size is not an issue for me since I carry it around in my hand bag. If you're a guy, then it might be a little bit of a hindrance having a large screen as far as how to carry it around. Not sure if it would fit in pockets. The Note also has a stylus and apps geared for using a stylus. I personally would have liked this feature as well. As far as battery life, I can't say too much about that as I'm not too familiar. I do know that many smart phones dont' have great battery life. My Nexus, for example, will last 1/2 to one day, depending on what I do on it. If I don't do much and keep it in sleep mode it still has battery left the next morning. If I use it a lot during the day for different things, the battery can drain very quickly. Different activities/apps use more or less battery life. However I also have an extra extended battery on hand to swap out if need be. While at work, I keep it plugged into it's charger.
If you like to have as large a screen as possible, then I would recommend the Note. It really makes a difference when web surfing. If size is not an issue, you might want to research some other phones that might have a little longer battery life.
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