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I'm almost at the halfway mark with the Samsung Galaxy Note, and I have a confession.  Originally, I said I would keep the Galaxy Note on my personal line for 30 days.  I have accounts with all four carriers, and have nine personal lines of service.  So I threw the Note on another personal line (nice little loophole, huh?), and reactivated my iPhone 4S on my main personal line. 

Here's the kicker.  After a few hours of use, I found myself missing the Galaxy Note.  I'm still not sure what happened or if I'll keep a phone this large after 30 days, but I switched back and have been pleased with the experience since.  Otherwise, 4G LTE connectivity is a welcome feature on the AT&T version, though I find myself missing the physical home button on the international build.  Battery life has remained decent, despite the expected battery drain that comes from LTE connectivity.  It's noticeable, but I'm still able to make it through a full day with plenty of juice to spare.


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Kirk Ngo
Kirk Ngo Yes i am
Jonathan Owens
Jonathan Owens that android sucks
ComputerChris2
ComputerChris2 If you want it to get smaller just switch to the Galaxy S II
Chances N Michael Thompson
Chances N Michael Thompson No
Henry G Nerida
Henry G Nerida you'll be wishing you had gotten the note. when you see me standing next to you playing with my G-Note you'll cringe with envy and kick yourself for not getting the G-Note. go big or go home!!!
hopes_liaison
hopes_liaison I have found that your updates have really sold me on the Samsung Galaxy Note; however, still debating if I'll run out and spend the $299 to acquire the device. The Samsung Infuse 4G is more within my budget; seeing as how I can get it for free, through Best Buy, with a 2-year upgrade. LOL
Aaron Latham
Aaron Latham yep
Jean Robert Hunter Deuling
Jean Robert Hunter Deuling I am a big fan of the Note. I have been looking for this phone for years. And I was a bit disappointed you cheated. But glad you learned your lesson. The Note has a strange way of attaching itself to you.
Henry G Nerida
Henry G Nerida i was throttled once by AT&T only cause i was abusing Pandora. i now use my nano for music and no more date overage and no more throttling. i held the phone in my hand at Best Buy and this phone is the PERFECT size for an all-in-one device! i can't wait to get mine that i pre-ordered!!!!!!! haters will hate and i will still LOVE my G-Note!!!
Bryan Wall
Bryan Wall aaron your getting too skinny now
Tom Parker
Tom Parker Lets see how much you like the Note after AT&T throttles you!!
LaQuise Murphy
LaQuise Murphy Yes i would REALLY love it!!
Jerome Taylor
Jerome Taylor How many of you who say you dont like the note have actually put one in your hands!!!!!
Genaro Escobar
Genaro Escobar BIG PHONE ? DOPES, JAJAJAA I TOLD YOU GUYS HE HATE THE SIZE I TOLD YOU HE HATE THE SIZE AARON HATE THE SIZE AND THE SPEED
Ethan Shrago
Ethan Shrago I would of bought it on sprint if they had it a few days ago. But I'm rocking the epic 4g touch and I'm so loving it!!
Jose Ramos
Jose Ramos Just wondering if the note will ever become available for sprint customers
Utkersh Ghiya
Utkersh Ghiya Im in love
Zach Cline
Zach Cline @ Steve- Because that's what it is
Sumeet Deshmukh
Sumeet Deshmukh Yeah, but display is too large
Brandon Le
Brandon Le Too big. Won't fit in pockets. Fin.
Steve LeBoeuf
Steve LeBoeuf No. Its too big for a phone. Its like carrying around a mini tablet.
Trever Pitts
Trever Pitts Verizon needs this phone
Jose Angel Santiago
Jose Angel Santiago Ill stick with my galaxy s2 epic 4g touch :)
Joey Drew Bucek
Joey Drew Bucek Yes I can slap you with it
Shannon Manns
Shannon Manns @Bill I hope you are right...
Marc Finnegan
Marc Finnegan No, its like palm Treo all over again
Chris Northcutt
Chris Northcutt I want one!
Erica Reid
Erica Reid I am over Samsung. I just picked up the Sensation
Richard Taylor
Richard Taylor Guess yu knt trust nun dese sites
Miles Justin McNairy
Miles Justin McNairy Already pre-ordered last week and yes. I can't wait until it come to my house tomorrow!
Mark Fisher Jr.
Mark Fisher Jr. Hell naw. Too dam big. No homo.
Shawn Poling
Shawn Poling I'm getting this phone next week
Nick Chimento
Nick Chimento Sprint LTE please! Well when sprint starts to launch LTE aha
Lennes Shaw
Lennes Shaw Sprint need this
Zach Cline
Zach Cline It's not just a "phone" It's a tablet hybrid.
Zach Cline
Zach Cline Verizon isn't getting it
Bill Siembida
Bill Siembida Verizon is getting it and its coming with ics .. won't be long now . Probably after mwc ...
Michael Singer
Michael Singer the note is badass! just not really sure if I like the stylus having a slot on the phone... might get lost
Marco Antonio Balbo Motta
Marco Antonio Balbo Motta Yes
El Solitario Cazares
El Solitario Cazares Not at all!
Mackenzie T. Milburn
Mackenzie T. Milburn gay phones are gay
Carolina Elisa Perez Parra
Carolina Elisa Perez Parra I was waiting for a phone like this for years, I think it's awesome even if I'm a girl and have smaller hands than guys, this phone has everything. The best of a table and the best of a phone.
Cy Ferrer
Cy Ferrer No.
Charles Klima
Charles Klima Grabbin it asap
Rick Conrad
Rick Conrad I know the trend is bigger better but the note is just to big for a phone. Sweet spot 4.5
Chris Schaffner
Chris Schaffner And regardless of benchmarking, Aaron still says the Qualcomm is "faster". Battery life best out right now. Ok, now I'm even more excited!
Brian Marshall Haycraft
Brian Marshall Haycraft This with ICS would be the bomb, and YES Verizon needs this like yesterday !
Mehul Patel
Mehul Patel Richard he atleast was honest....u never know others might cheat n they never tell you.. aaron at least told us...n besides that note was still on one of his primary line...so technically he didnt cheat.
William Martin
William Martin definitely. unless something major is announced at mwc i think i'm going to get this next month, i've been wanting a tablet for a while and this beast looks like it could be even more useful for my particular uses
Abram Wenevermet Dennis
Abram Wenevermet Dennis Samsung phones are trash..
Hazher Yahya
Hazher Yahya s2
Shannon Manns
Shannon Manns Verizon needs this ASAP!
Alek Liskov
Alek Liskov Too large. I'll stick with my Galaxy Nexus.
Jan Michael Cruz
Jan Michael Cruz tmobile por favor
Richard Taylor
Richard Taylor Fuk dat bruh you cheated im done with phonedog couldnt even do a honest challenge....guess ill hit up technobuffalo
Joe Czo
Joe Czo Verizon please!
Nick Strite
Nick Strite Maybe?
Chris Schaffner
Chris Schaffner Yea
Buddy Koenig
Buddy Koenig No
Neil Harrison
Neil Harrison Yes
K.j. Littlejohn
K.j. Littlejohn Nope
Justin DesRoches
Justin DesRoches Yes.




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