Galaxy Note - what a beast of a phone

A colleague in work has just started showing off his new Samsung Galaxy Note. What a beast! (the phone that is). Very impressive screen size and clarity. Another colleague is so impressed that he's sorely tempted to 'jump ship' after just purchasing an iPhone 4s and regretting it. This bearing in mind that this is his third Apple phone and he's got no small investment in the iPhone platform.
The Note really does seem to offer the best of both worlds. I use my phone more as a web connected device than for making calls so once I got over the surprise at the 'presence' of the device, I have to admit i'm just a little bit Jel, comparing it against my Sensation.......

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Treab  Nov. 21, 2011 at 11:26

but the question is... does he look like a tool when making calls ;)

mrew42  Nov. 21, 2011 at 11:34

He doesn't make any calls..... He's got a work phone for such stuff so he's really just using the Note as a portable Web device. I'll keep me eye out though just in case he lets his number slip :)

Treab  Nov. 21, 2011 at 11:41

you disappoint me mrew ;)

so in his case its more a giant pda..

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 21, 2011 at 12:21

a significant number of smartphone users have never used their smartie for calls. A lot of the current power slabs are used for web, vid and games...
Last year someone in the USofA asked people in public if they knew how to even make a call/speed dial etc on their smartphones - majority of them hadn't used the most 'basic' phone features...(and by "basic" I don't mean p*rntube ;) )

And remember when the HD2 came out - a lot of people said the same...4.3in! Or years ago the XDAs etc...2.8in

Treab  Nov. 21, 2011 at 12:33

now now now jan... thats not fair...

comparing a significant number of smartphone users

and someone in the USofA asked people in public

is hardly fair... most americans are stupid... i mean common they have a world series of 'baseball' where they are the only teams playing .... at a recent olympics there team failed to qualify...

americans still think george w bush is a good president... even after comments like... 'I am driven with a mission from God'. God would tell me, 'George go and fight these terrorists in Afghanistan'. And I did. And then God would tell me 'George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq'. And I did."

so lets have a reasonable convo without bringing that lot into it... its hardly fair to compare the rabbit to the lettuce it eats..

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 21, 2011 at 13:10

Yeah, yeah... still, a LOT of people rarely make actual phone-to-ear calls on their fancy-phones. It's twitter this, faRcebook that... Did you notice how many reviews these days don't even mention call quality and related things?!

Treab  Nov. 21, 2011 at 13:13

tbh. these days smartphones tend to be internet/messaging more than calls... i know when i wanna talk to someone i am more likely to text them..

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 21, 2011 at 19:42

Casual racism, well nationalism, there, Treab ;).

Though I do agree with someone (I'm not sure who exactly), I rarely ever make calls on my S2, I'd be more likely to drag the Nokia 1100 work gave me out of the drawer if I needed to make a lot of calls for any reason.

Treab  Nov. 21, 2011 at 19:44

how dare u matt... its not racism its racialisation... after all they are british decendants so we cant be racist to our idiot child...

even austalia has had a better run than the usa... :p

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 21, 2011 at 20:38

You made me laugh with "our idiot child", that makes me as bad as you, so I'll be quiet haha :D.

Has Aus. ever made anything useful (bar the rotary washing line)?

Treab  Nov. 21, 2011 at 20:46


Treab  Nov. 21, 2011 at 20:52

pah... useful maybe not...

but they encouraged the yute... such as below...

or the holden minaro...

which led to the top gear joke of whenever the traction control came on it had a speaker which said...

"well look here boys theres a pom driving what a little girl" etc...


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