Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 Unlocked Phone--International Version (Blue)
This item at this price, sold by Amazon.com, is currently reserved exclusively for Prime members.Prime free trial and invitee customers: We will automatically apply an Amazon.com Gift Card to your Gift Card Balance in the amount equal to the Prime exclusive discount after you become a paid Prime member. If you cancel your paid Prime membership or return the qualifying smartphone within the first 3 months of your paid Prime membership, we may void your Gift Card or charge you in the amount of the Gift Card. Terms and Conditions apply.
- Cellular Band - Quad-Band 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 Mhz
- Cellular Band 3G - 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 Mhz
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Customers also shopped for
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
Compare with similar items
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900A Unlocked Cellphone, 32GB, Black
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A 32GB GSM Unlocked Cellphone, Black Sapphire
Samsung Galaxy S5, Black 16GB (Verizon Wireless)
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910A 32GB Unlocked GSM 4G LTE Smartphone Black
|Shipping||—||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping|
|Sold By||Available from these sellers||Cell2U4Less||PureCell||EXCESSDEALS||Fiestacellphonestx|
|Camera Description||—||13 MP||16 MP||16 MP||16 MP|
|Screen Size||5.3 in||5.7 in||5.7 in||5.1 in||5.7 in|
|Item Dimensions||1 x 1 x 1 in||0.33 x 5.95 x 3.12 in||0.3 x 6.03 x 3 in||0.32 x 2.85 x 5.6 in||0.33 x 6.04 x 3.09 in|
|Item Weight||6.28 ounces||5.93 ounces||6.03 ounces||5.1 ounces||6.24 ounces|
|Operating System||google_android||Android||Android 5.1 Lollipop||Android||Android|
Please note that international versions of cell phones are models developed for other countries that are compatible with US networks, but not all features may be supported. Before buying an international version ensure that it is compatible with your carrier by confirming the frequency bands used by your carrier’s network are supported by the cell phone. The device may not come with English as its default language. If instructions on how to change the language settings to English are not provided with the product or for additional details contact the seller. The Samsung N7000 Galaxy Note 16GB Android is the ultimate device which consolidates core benefits of diverse mobile devices while maintaining smartphone portability. It has a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED screen and sports an 8MP rear camera and 2MP upfront. Warranty card not included in box.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The mobile phone / tablet market seems to be heading towards touchscreen only devices, styluses not included. Market leaders seem to have forgotten that some of us like to "write" instead of type. By limiting their input methods, they're forcing us to adapt to them, not making their products adapt to us. The Galaxy Note is a product that goes in the opposite direction. It allows you the flexibility to use it the way you want, whether you prefer to type, write or touch.
I've purchased it unlocked and since I bought it, I leave my cell phone and tablet at home. I no longer need to carry them round. It was a hassle carrying around my tablet + a stylus for writing notes, my laptop for all the other stuff and a cellphone to make calls. The Galaxy Note replaced my tablet and cell phone in one easy swoop, with no adjustment issues. I still carry my laptop though ( for more demanding work)
As a product, to me. the Note makes perfect sense. A 1280 x 800 resolution(285 pixels per inch - high pixel density) 5.3 inch SuperAMOLED screen ( bright, colorful, sharp ), makes The Note the perfect size for for quickly jotting down notes as well as carrying with you. Games and videos look brilliant on the 5.3 inch screen. Reading E-Books is fun and you don't have to squint to make out words like on a regular phone.
Some reviewers have claimed that the phone isn't portable, that's not true. It fits easily in my pockets. I wear regular jeans though, not super skinny stop blood flow to my organs jeans. The Note is 178 grams, has a sleek profile and doesn't weigh you down.
It's backed by other high end features like a dual core 1.4 ghz processor, 16 gb inbuilt memory + a micro SD card slot (Compatible with 32gb cards) GSM cell phone capabilities, 8 mp rear camera (1080 capable at 17mbps bitrate - clean crisp video), 2 mp front camera, and most importantly, the S - Pen. This makes the G-Note a capable notepad replacement. Need to jot down an idea quick? Make a shopping list? It's easy with the S-Pen. The S-Memo app that was specifically designed for taking notes with the S-Pen is smooth and responsive. It's perfect for using in conjunction with the S-Pen to write stuff down. However, in case you don't like the S-Memo app, you could download for your G-Note from the Amazon android market, apps like CATCH and SKITCH. Both are free, support the S-Pen and are great note taking / annotation tools.
Battery life is brilliant, considering the screen and processor powering the G-Note it easily lasts for a 2 days if used heavily (Web browsing, emails, phone calls,Note taking, games) and goes up till 3 days if you stick to non-demanding activities such as phone calls and web browsing.
Some of the "real world" ways in which I've used this phone are
Click a photo, jot down notes on it, send it to an interior designer.
Make annotations to an email.
Jot down drawings.
Write a shopping list.
Make a Travel Expense plan
Surf the internet (with flash enabled on demand ) so if I want to watch a flash video, it's up to me. Not anyone else.
Make phone / Skype video calls
Read Kindle books
Connect it to a PC monitor through a (MHL) USB to HDMI adapter and used a bluetooth keyboard to type out emails and watch movies. (Just for the heck of it - considering the G-Note has the specifications of a top of the line notebook from a few years ago, I wanted to test it out. If you feel like doing the same, you'll need a Menotek Micro USB to HDMI MHL Adapter for Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Evo 3D, HTC Evo 4G Tablet, HTC Sensation 4G, Sprint Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy Nexus )
For me, the Galaxy Note shows what Samsung is capable of and what other companies should / could do if they weren't too scared of giving a customer a complete product instead of making him buy 2 products to do the job of one. Brilliant engineering, great design and a solid, flexible product that takes the place of two products in one easy move. In my opinion, in 2012, this is truly, the best of both worlds. Pocketable, portable, capable and fast. I no longer feel the need to buy an iPad2 or a Galaxy Tab 10 or any other tablet. The Note goes with me everywhere, in my pocket and does whatever I need it to do. It definitely gets my vote for best mobile phone / hybrid tablet for 2012. Highly recommended.
Technical Specifications (from Samsung.com) - for those who may be interested
Quad-band GSM and quad-band 3G support
5.3" 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of WXGA resolution (800 x 1280 pixels)
Android OS v2.3.5 with TouchWiz 4 launcher
1.4 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU, Mali-400MP GPU, Exynos chipset, 1GB of RAM
Pre-bundled with the S Pen active stylus
2MP secondary video-call camera
8 MP wide-angle autofocus camera with LED flash, face, smile and blink detection
Video recording of up to 1080p@30fps
Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g and n support; Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi hotspot
GPS with A-GPS connectivity; Digital compass
16/32GB internal storage, microSD slot
Accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensor
Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
Charging MHL microUSB port with USB host and TV-out (1080p through optional adapter) support
Stereo Bluetooth v3.0
FM radio with RDS
9.7 mm slim / weighs 178g
Full Flash support and GPU-acceleration for the web browser permit 1080p flash video playback
NFC support (optional)
2500 mAh battery
Hope this helps!
New update 3/22/12 at bottom of review.
Is it a Samsung warranty? A previous reviewer called Samsung and their rep said it isn't, but did their tech rep have correct information?
HassleFreeCell says they provide a 90 day warranty.
So I chatted with an Amazon rep, and he was quite clear, but did he know anything? You will have to judge.
Here is his reply:
You are now connected to Deepak from Amazon.com.
Me:Concerning Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 Unlocked Cellphone--US Warranty (Blue)
What are the warranty details? Is this a Samsung warranty?
Deepak :Hello, my name is Deepak. I'll be happy to help you.
Deepak :yes. it will be honored by the manufacturer.
Me:Is it a one year warranty?
Me:That is all. thank you.
Deepak :Thanks for visiting Amazon.com. We hope to see you again soon. Happy Holidays!
The phone back is a dark navy blue.
The phone fits easily in all my pants pockets (jeans and dress). The HTC Amaze feels like a brick in my pocket, and the Samsung Note is slightly heavier, but feels MUCH lighter - maybe this is because it is so thin. It fits in my medium size man-hands, but I would not want it any larger. I have never dropped a phone, but I am worried for the first time (see Cases, below).
Big and beautiful. What else can I say?
This was a main reason I got this phone because I always used a stylus for typing accuracy on my old Palm (4 inch screen) and my Sony P1i (2.6 inch screen). When I tried out phones with 4.3 inch screens I was not able to type accurately. Surprise! I find that I can type as fast with my finger since the 5.3 inch screen is so big, and I can go slightly faster with Swype. Voice recognition is much better than I expected and for everyday words is the fastest method of text entry. So my stylus sits unused.
A Samsung clock app comes with the phone. It is not well documented that you are required to select the icon at the top right of the screen to prevent the screen from timing out. The clock allows a pre-alarm of nature sounds to help wake up.
At least this version of the Samsung Note does have an FM radio and here in Indianapolis it receives about 30 stations. Correction: It DOES have RDS (I just had it turned off), and you can rename stations. As with all phones, headphones are required to act as the antenna.
The note comes with a set of ear-bud phones with microphone. Ear-bud phones depend on a good ear seal which can vary from person to person. I get a good seal and I find them adequate for casual listening.
Both the "iZel Innovative Hands-free Stand" and the "iCarpus Stand" fit the Note and hold it securely on a bedside table. The Motorola wall charger works well, but is larger than the Samsung charger.
I first bought a cheap TPU case and was disappointed with the thin non resilient plastic which I think won't provide enough protection if dropped. I then bought a TPU Gel case - the kind with an "S" design on the back. Despite the name, this is not resilient either, but it has rough edges on either side to give a much better grip to prevent dropping. I have now changed to a Armor Dual Layer Cover sold by DayDeal.com. It has a hard plastic outer layer and a soft silicone inner layer with extra protection on each corner, and it is very elegant with a red back and black accented sides. This should give significant impact protection, but it is slightly bulkier than the TPU cases although it still fits in my pockets.
This is a GSM phone so it will only work with T-Mobile and AT&T here in the US. It has been claimed that AT&T apparently will work with 4G data on this phone. T-Mobile's frequencies currently allow only 2G data (but it has been reported that with the failure of the AT&T takeover, T-Mobile may gain access to 4G data). However, consider if you need data. At home, work and almost every hotel I have access to wifi, and I use a TomTom for directions. Since I don't use a lot of voice minutes, I happily use T-Mobile prepaid (pay as you go). The 100 dollar prepaid card (1000 minutes/text messages, but no data) is good for one year and as long as I buy a new card before the end of the year, the minutes roll over.
Update 1/5/12 (10 days use):
I still think that this is the best phone for someone who needs a large screen. The only bad thing I can say is that I find the phone slippery, but with a case this is not a problem.
Battery life has been better than I expected - great. I typically make a call, check email numerous times and view the internet for 1 hr. I have gps enabled. Also I am in a weak cell signal area which increases the power draw on the battery. I write this as I am plugging it in for the night and the remaining battery is still an amazing 79%! The only time I had a problem was when I had installed and then deleted several apps. I thought that everything was OK until several hours later I discovered I had only 8% battery remaining (I shut it down, charged it and then restarted and everything was again fine).
Added 5/23/12: Watch out for battery apps! I had a battery app that quickly drained my battery. Other apps that have caused battery drainage problems for me are pedometer and compass apps. I deleted them.
Why get an unlocked phone?
This decision is best based on individual circumstances. In my case I mostly email and don't call or text much. In fact I can get by on a $100/1000 min prepaid card for a whole year. I find that I can use wifi for all my data use (at home, at work, at Meijer food stores, at my Honda dealer, at my Dad's house, etc). Let's say that AT&T has a contract price of $300 for the Note, and suppose you decide to get the AT&T Note on contract. So lets compare costs between you and me . . .
$300 Samsung Note contract AT&T cost + (per month) $40 voice + $25 2G data + $20 texts + $10 tax
Total for first year = $1440
Total for second year =$1140
$750 Samsung Note phone + 100/1000 min + free wifi where I can find it (most places).
Total for first year = $850
Total for second year = $100
I have effectively paid off my phone in less than one year (compared to you) so I could throw my phone in the trash and buy a new phone next year while you are still stuck on a 2 year contract!
Of course, the numbers will vary depending on the person, so you will have to calculate the difference based on your circumstances.
There may be a BIG PROBLEM with updates for the US Warranty phone including Ice Cream Sandwich (Amazon no longer sells the so-called US warranty phone).
Samsung is DENYING that they will provide any updates for ANY US unlocked phones.
For more, see Customer Discussions (at the bottom of this product page below).
Sigh. I am sad. I sent the phone back for a refund even though I love it! It is important to me to be able to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), and I have come to the conclusion that Samsung will NOT upgrade any "US unlocked" phone. If I decide to get the AT&T version of the Note then I will have to sign a 2 year contract. Because of the confusion concerning Samsung support for this phone, Amazon was very good about getting me a fast refund. 5 stars for the phone, 5 stars for Amazon, but 0 stars for Samsung's TERRIBLE US support.
The Note I had was a so-called US version (which Amazon no longer appears to sell), and I never was able to get any updates from Samsung. However, I noticed that some other Amazon reviewers claimed to have gotten updates, but they all had international import phones. So I decided to try again. This time I ordered from an Amazon store, PVCS 110-220 Electronics. They shipped so fast that I got the phone before getting the "phone has shipped" notice! Good thing I happened to be home to sign for the phone when the UPS man arrived. The phone box was sealed, but with an electrical converter plug in the package - a good sign.
After putting in the battery and SIM card and turning it on, the intro screen was in German with 2 buttons at the bottom. Luckily, I know enough German to realize I needed to press the right button to change languages. I then went to settings to enter my wifi password, and immediately a notice came up telling me an update was available for download from Samsung! HOORAY! I am happy again.
My Note has just been updated to Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It was not as big an improvement as I had thought.
Battery usage on the phone has been great (75% at the end of the day with light usage) for the most part. However, about every 2 weeks the phone runs through its battery in about 6 hours even when only in my pocket (even with Android 4.0.3). It may be due to an app, but I can't figure out which one.
I am convinced that Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)is NOT as efficient with battery usage as Gingerbread. I still can go a whole day with light usage, but sometimes I am down to 30% after 16 hours use. I have bought some generic batteries in case I run out 3X 2600mAh Battery + Dock Wall Charger for Samsung Galaxy Note i9220 GT-N7000.
I also have started using a heavy duty case although it makes the phone much bigger (Super Cover /Silicone Case + Protector Cover) Hard Case for Samsung Galaxy Note i9220/N7000 WHITE.