Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 16GB Unlocked Android Smartphone - Dark Blue
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- AndroidTM 2.3(Gingerbread)
- Camera Main(Rear) : 8 MP with LED Flash / Front : 2 MP Action Shot, Beauty, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot
- 5.3" WXGA (1280 x 800, 285 PPI) screen* HD Super AMOLED
- Multi Input Full touch + S Pen (Advanced smart pen)
- 3G: 850/900/1900/2100 EDGE: 850/900/1800/2100
- Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM cards (e.g. H20, Straight Talk, and select prepaid carriers). Unlocked cell phones will not work with CDMA Carriers like Sprint, Verizon, Boost or Virgin.
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|Camera Description||—||16 MP||13 MP||5 MP||16 MP||16 MP|
|Screen Size||5.3 in||5.1 in||5.7 in||5 in||5.7 in||5.7 in|
|Item Dimensions||3.27 x 0.39 x 5.79 in||0.35 x 5.72 x 2.89 in||0.33 x 5.95 x 3.12 in||2.8 x 5.7 x 0.3 in||0.3 x 6.03 x 3 in||0.3 x 6.03 x 3 in|
|Item Weight||6.28 ounces||6 ounces||5.93 ounces||3.32 ounces||6.03 ounces||6.03 ounces|
|Operating System||google_android||Android 4.4.2 KitKat||Android 4.4 KitKat||Android||Android||Android 5.1 Lollipop|
Run by an Android OS v2.3.5, this smartphone features an innovative touchscreen display to let you browse through the phone applications with your fingertips. Furthermore, its Wi-Fi Connectivity provides a seamless access to the world wide web. You can also take candid shots using this device's 8MP camera and store the captured images on its 16GB internal memory. The Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 Unlocked Cell Phone is absolutely a must have phone for you.Network Type: GSM
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Section I: General Information (22 Nov 2011)
Section II: Some accessories: Chargers and Cases (24 Dec 2011)
Section III: Data for T-Mobile Users (14 Jan 2012)
Section IV: Some other 5" Minitab phones (28 Feb 2012).
Section V: Tidbits (07 Mar 2012)
***** Section I: General Information (22 Nov 2011) *****
I have had my Galaxy Note for over a week now and have completely deserted my Nexus S. Concerns about size or whether it will fit in my pocket are long gone. Any sense of what people may think when I hold it to my ear have completely disappeared and I hardly get any weird looks from anyone anyway except to ask to see the device and marvel over it.
Pros: (Updated 3/21/12)
- Fantastic specs.
- Beautiful to behold.
- Fast, fast, fast (1.4GHz Dual Core Processor).
- 5.3" HD Super AMOLED screen makes every thing easier to do and beautiful to look at.
- Ideal phone for those who mostly text/chat/email/web but need to have phone capabilities handy (I use the Motorola HX550 Universal Bluetooth Headset, Black which allows me to talk and still do stuff on the Note).
- Excellent Battery life of 20 to 40 hrs (I recommend you first get a baseline of the battery life before you add too many apps. Watch especially the widgets you add, I have found a couple to be battery drainers).
- Movies and pictures looks brilliant. As to be expected, movies will drain your battery faster.
- Apps are more functional and a lot of fun to use.
- A dream come true for frequent travelers as it will definitely reduce the number of devices you carry on trips. For example, I don't even travel with my kindle anymore as the kindle app is easy to read on the Note.
- S pen (S Memo): Comes in handy for jotting down quick notes and lists. You can also share these notes via your favorite messaging app. A few days ago, I lost my s-pen; cost $30 to replace :( Samsung ET-S100EBEGSTA Stylus Pen for Galaxy Note with Samsung SGH-i717 - Data Cable - Retail Packaging - Black
Cons: (Updated 12/31/11)
- May not be ideal for those that spend the majority of their time talking especially because of its size. The advantage of the device is when you interact with it.
- Only edge (2g) for T-mobile USA users. This may not be an issue if you spend the majority of your time in fast wifi environments. (See section III of the review for some information of data speeds).
- It does feel fragile and I fear dropping it.
- Web browsing hugs battery life. For example, visiting several web pages over a 10 min span reduced my battery life by 4 to 5%. My usual web use on an average day is about 30 minutes so I don't feel the drain that much (see comments for more details). Also, using the Note as a GPS with google maps is a big battery drain - be sure to use a good car charger when you do GPS over long distances.
The Galaxy Note is a beautiful device in all ways and a big brother to the successful SGS2. It now tops the small class of similar devices started by the Dell Streak (See Section IV for a list of some other 5" devices). These devices in the 5 to 6 inch category are not your classic smartphones or tablets so don't try to pigeon hole them into one of these extremes. You have to view the Note as we did the SUVs when they first came out. The Note is a perfect fit for those who mostly text/chat/email/web and want phone calling capability. It is also a dream come true for travelers as it will definitely help reduce the number of devices you carry on trips. It has quickly become my #1 device.
***** Section II: Some accessories: Chargers and Cases (24 Dec 2011) *****
** Phone Charger **:
My phone came with a British 3-prong charger (Output 5V/1A) which I have since replaced as it is bulky and requires a US adapter. If you are looking for an American (US) style charger you can try one of these, all of which I have, and match exactly the 5V/1A output of the original charger:
* Samsung USB Travel Adapter (ETAOU80JBE): (Updated 4 May 2012)
Samsung OEM 1.0A Original Home Wall AC Travel Charger Adapter + USB 2.0 Data Sync Connect Transfer Charge Cable
Amazon now carries an original OEM adapter that works perfectly with the Note - yay!!!. It costs about $8, much cheaper than the 15 bucks I bought mine before it became listed on Amazon.
* PowerGen 1000mA Heavy Duty USB Charger & USB Cable for Apple iPhone 4 4s / iPhone 3Gs 3G:
The PowerGen cost me $6. This cube shaped charger has a similar feel and size to the Samsung charger above at less than half the price.
* Power Bug & Cable -ipod/iphone
The Power Bug charger costs about $9. It is a bit bulkier that the other two above and has a glowing blue light around the usb port that some may find annoying. Other than that it is made by Phillips (a well known brand) and the outlet prongs fold in.
I use all three chargers - one at home, one in the office, and one in my travel bag and have not had any issues with any of them.
** Inexpensive Cases ** (updated 22 May 2012)
The choices of cases to buy on Amazon are now so varied and numerous. Several nice expensive case exist for around $40, however, if you are looking for something inexpensive but decent until the prices drop or want to try a range of product types before settling on a final expensive one, here are some inexpensive alternatives to try:
* Samsung EFC-1E1COEGSTA AT&T Galaxy Note i717 Flip Cover - 1 Pack - Retail Packaging - Orange: I got this free with my new note (old one was stolen). The back replaces the original back so there is no added protection there. The flip cover is a nice concept and adds protection to the screen. It costs about $18. Reviews show it may not fit the ATT version.
* Black S-Line Soft TPU Gel Case Cover For Samsung Galaxy Note / i9220 GT-N7000. I used this gel case with my old Note. It is very inexpensive ($2) and adds protection to the sides and back of the phone. It does take away some of the beauty of the phone (as any gel cover will do IMO, but you get a bit more comfort that your Note is more protected from drops.
* elago G4 Slim Fit Case for at&t, International Galaxy Note - (Soft Feeling) Black - ECO PACK. This hard gel case has a nice professional feel and costs $11. However it does not cover the top and bottom of the phone like the TPU case does.
A few expensive alternatives to the above are:
* elago G4 Handmade Genuine Leather for at&t, International Galaxy Note - Folder type
* Melkco - Samsung Galaxy Note / GT-N7000 / i9220 Ultra Slim Handmade Premium Genuine Cowhide Leather Case Jacka Type Face Cover Book Type Black
* elago G4 Handmade Genuine Leather for at&t, International Galaxy Note - Bar type
***** Section III: Data for T-Mobile Users (14 Jan 2012) *****
This is some info for those that want the Note but have to stay on T-Mobile and can't switch to AT&T. I have collected some data speeds around my area (I am sure this will vary from area to area). I am fortunate that T-mobile is testing 3g/H+ on their 1900MHz band in my area (around Oxford Valley Mall, Fairless Hills PA) but not my home :(.
Here's the data I collected:
TYPE ... PLACE ..... PING ..... DOWNLOAD ...... UPLOAD
Edge ... Home ...... [385 ms] .. [199 kbps] .... [195 kbps]
3g ...... Town ...... [50 ms] ... [2,009 kbps] .. [1,108 kbps]
H+ ...... Town ...... [119 ms] .. [5,866 kbps] .. [1,240 kbps]
WiFi .... Home ...... [36 ms] ... [19,658 kbps] . [11,237 kbps]
As you can see, Edge is pretty slow. Since, I am with WiFi 95% of the time (at home and in the office) I do not feel the disadvantages of Edge that much and I do get 3g/H+ in some areas when I am in town. So IMO if you are around fast wifi the majority of the time, and have to stay on T-mobile, the Note is still a great phone to have. For those that want additional info on the areas that t-mobile is testing 3g/H+ on the 1900MHz band used by the Galaxy Note, please see Howard Forums under the T-mobile section "Post here if you have noticed 1900MHz 3G on an iPhone or other device".
***** Section IV: Some other 5" Minitab phones (28 Feb 2012) *****
Given that the Galaxy Note has now revived the 5" tablet/phone niche initially established by the Dell Streak, what are we to expect in the near future from other companies. Here is a short list of some new/soon-to-come models:
Lenovo LePad S2005
LG Optimus Vu
BLU Studio (Dual Sim)
Pantech Vega No. 5
Panasonic Eluga Power
Plum Mobile The Might (This one looks like the Note without a stylus. It is also dual-sim)
Thomson 5.3-inch X-view 2 (Dual-SIM)
Hopefully as the list grows we will likely see greater innovation in this niche market :)
***** Section V: Tidbits (07 Mar 2012) *****
Over the past few months I did a little experiment in respond to the famous "What is that?" question when folks first see me with the Note. The conversation generally takes one of two paths depending on my response:
Other Person: What is that?
Me: It's a mobile phone that's also great to use as a tablet.
Other Person: Wow, that's a huge phone isn't it?
Me: It's a mini-tablet that's also great to use as a mobile phone.
Other Person: Wow, that's really cool.
So based on my unscientific experiment, it looks like folks tend to accept the Samsung Note more as a minitab than as a phone. Thought it was kind of interesting. Give it a try and let me know what you find :)
Now however, my phone also serves as my tablet without me needing to carry an additional device or have an additional data plan. That's huge for me, since I would carry my tablet in a bag and now I just don't carry the bag. I can also do a lot of real work that I normally do on my laptop.
I used to have my tablet at home for media consumption and communications, and carry my laptop with me from work to home for more serious work. Now I have given away the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet (btw was/is a great tablet), and I leave my laptop in the office most nights. The only thing I move around is my Galaxy Note. Big change.
The Swype keyboard works quite well for me, and I've written multiple paragraphs without discomfort, but I'm thinking of getting a bluetooth keyboard to put in my travel bag, in case I want to do a lot of writing on the plane.
Android 2.3.6 works well. I'm hoping ICS will be even better when it arrives, supposedly in a few months. A small thing is that when a text box appears and the cursor is blinking in it, why do I need to touch the text box to bring up the keyboard?
I transferred my AT&T Sim card from my iPhone to the Note, and then entered the APN information given in one of the other reviews to get the data working. It all worked well, EXCEPT that I didn't realize that the iPhone uses a micro SIM, but the Galaxy Note uses a standard size SIM, which cost me two days. Maybe ATT would have swapped SIM cards for me, but I didn't ask; I just ordered a micro Sim to standard Sim adapter for a couple dollars from Amazon and waited for it to arrive. The adapter works well, and now I can swap my Sim amongst devices, regardless of what size Sim they use, at least until the industry inevitably invents the next smaller size Sim card.
I bought an HDMI adapter for the Note, and it works well, although I was surprised to learn that it needs a separate usb power input in addition to connecting it between the Note and the TV. So now I can watch videos on the TV. The TED Air app let's me download the TED talks in HD to the Note. The Note's screen is plenty big enough to watch the videos comfortably on the Note, or the HDMI adapter lets me watch them on the bigger screen, where they look great. Non-HD web videos will not look as good of course.
The USB power adapter that came with the Note is European with a US adapter on top. So it's a little long. However, the Note's cable is standard USB on one end and standard Micro B USB on the other, so I've just been using my old iPhone USB power adapter. No doubt this is only an issue with the unlocked phone; I'm sure when the US carriers finally start selling the Note in the US, it will come with a standard US adapter. I was worried that there might be more issues with the fact that the phone was not made for the US market, but that's all I've noticed so far, except that when it starts up for the first time, the question of what language you want to use is asked in German. What's being asked is sort of obvious to anyone who's started up a phone before, but just in case they include in the package a little piece of paper to tell you which selection to make to switch everything to English. Just takes a second.
Of course there's a lot to say about how good the screen, the camera, etc. etc. are, but you can get that info from the specs and other reviews. This phone really is excellent in just about every respect. In this review, I've tried to focus on 1) "Is it too big, or is it exactly the optimal size to do the multi-function job I want while staying as fully portable as my old phone." [Answer: the latter.] And 2) "Is it going to be a problem buying an unlocked non-US phone?" [Answer: It's mostly fine, although a) you may need to exchange your micro Sim for a new standard Sim card form factor or buy an adapter in order to switch your Sim from your current phone (don't put a micro Sim in the Note's standard size Sim slot or it may go in deep enough to be difficult to get out), and b) you might find it a little weird entering the APN settings in order to get your data connection working--I had never done it before, but I just followed the steps outlined in the Amazon review by "san diego best weather" and it worked immediately.
I've only had the Note a week. So far, I'm very, very pleased.
If you are planning to sign up with ATT GoPhone, this might help:
I went with ATT GoPhone for $25 a month plus $5 data. I got this activated on GoPhone but my data connection doesnt work!. I was not ready to believe that this is a faulty phone and went to the local ATT store. Here is what they had to do to fix the phone to start working with ATT data. This may not be obvious as the store person had to ingeniously work this out from another ATT branded phone after the Tech Help was unwilling to help saying that they dont support non-ATT phones. (ATT Phone = Phone that has "ATT" branded on it).
If you are like me where the phone works for making calls over ATT network but data doenst work, follow these steps:
Settings > Wireless and network > Mobile networks > Access Point Names. You should have two entries here:
1. AT&T PTA
2. ATT WAP
If you dont see one or both of these entries, add them following these steps:
Menu > New APN
Name: AT&T PTA
MMS proxy: proxy.mobile.att.net
MMS port: 80
APN type: internet + mms.
Menu > Save.
Menu > New APN
Name: ATT WAP
MMS proxy: wireless.cingular.com
MMS Port: 80
APN type: internet + mms
Menu > Save.
Go to previous screen, Select "ATT WAP". Previous screen, uncheck "Use Packet data" and turn it on again, your 3G should catch up.