Samsung Galaxy Note Challenge: Day 18

Aaron Baker
member from Dallas, TX
Published: February 20, 2012

I've made it 18 days with the Samsung Galaxy Note, and while some of the issues that I had from the beginning are still nagging me (mostly the size), I'm getting used to using this phone as my daily driver and have found new ways to use some of the included features.  In particular, I've found the S Pen functionality to be surprisingly useful.  The random doodling is fun, but I've found it to be beneficial when taking quick notes in meetings and on conference calls.  My S Memo app is now full of random to-do lists, notes, and the like.

Battery life on AT&T's 4G LTE variant is noticeably worse than the HSPA+ international version.  With moderate to heavy use, I struggle to make it through a full day of use, particularly when Bluetooth and other battery-hungry features are enabled.  Still, it outlasts most other Android devices I've ever worked with, coming in second only to Motorola's DROID RAZR MAXX and its 3,300 mAh battery.

(I'd also like a white one.  What can I say, black gets old after a while.)

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