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Samsung Galaxy Note 5.3" - impractical and silly. But I want one!

Discussion in 'mobiles and tablets' started by editor, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

  2. 100% masahiko

    100% masahiko i is a professor and is magical like totoro

    I was pushed into a meeting this morning and didn't have me note book and used me mobile instead.
    Was impressed!

    Texting one handed now, real useful when riding the bike.

    Now this is not bad - I was looking at this exact deal a couple of weeks ago.
    Do the free minutes include voicemail?
  3. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Sadly not
  4. 100% masahiko

    100% masahiko i is a professor and is magical like totoro

    Extra £2.50 then.

    It's that 900 mins bit. Can regular folk make that amount of calls on a monthly basis? Really?
  5. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Daft eh?

    Some women must do though
  6. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 Straight Outta Compton Bassett

    Give me 250 mins, unlimited texts and web and I'll be happy. That's why giffgaff have a very tempting reason to buy upfront with only £10/month and no contract to commit to thereafter.

    I don't even like having long conversations on the phone, or long text message conversations anyway. Waste of battery for using the internet lol.
  7. 100% masahiko

    100% masahiko i is a professor and is magical like totoro

    Fuckin' damn stupid

    women - bloody whinge bags. less talking. more doing.
    that way, normal phone users will get better tarriffs.



  8. Elvis Parsley

    Elvis Parsley http://www.etsy.com/shop/Woodnting

    ...er? Texting one handed, while riding a bike on a brand new, top notch device? Good luck with that :)
  9. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 Straight Outta Compton Bassett

    There's a neat little video here of the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy S II both running the Quadrant Standard benchmark.



    There seems to be fair difference in performance of the Note over the S2.
    100% masahiko likes this.
  10. 100% masahiko

    100% masahiko i is a professor and is magical like totoro

    Wasn't this obvious?
    Been reading reviews and it's the best in class for processing speed and screen resolution.

    Update:
    Been using the Stylus pen alot now - getting use to the short cuts and finger movements (similar to Apple trackpad).
    Evernote app is seamless with the G-Note.
  11. 100% masahiko

    100% masahiko i is a professor and is magical like totoro

    The Note kicks the shit out of the Nexus as well

  12. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 Straight Outta Compton Bassett

    How are you getting along with the battery? Has it improved in the last few days? How many hours are you getting on moderate use?
  13. 100% masahiko

    100% masahiko i is a professor and is magical like totoro

    I fully charged the phone at 12pm.
    It had a busy day (son's birthday), and lots of pictures and about 10mins of video recording. I also let some of the kids play on it for about 30mins.
    Now the battery is sitting at 63%.

    Not that good.
    The extra processing power and crisp screen are huge guzzlers.
    But it's fuckin' quick.
    Had a race with my cousin's 4S on the wireless and it was cool to see an Apple product lagging behind. 'Yeah but you don't have Siri. '
    Whatever.

    Has it improved? Yes and better since switching some services off and setting to Power Save mode. Battery is still average.

    In short, the power, screen comes at a cost... I'll probably will invest £20 on emergency battery (moderate user - 40 min on Internet, 20mins of gaming, Kindle read 30mins, and music 2 hours can expect it to last a day but only just).

    My experience so far?
    You will get alot of attention. The phone is a like a wet slapper with humongous fake tits, and it's unnatural and wrong in every way. It goes against the idea is sleekness, and subtleness etc. Very crude, in your face - think a turbocharged Hum Vee on a quiet pedestrian road.

    If anyone buys it, I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do...damn awesome :)
  14. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    I am still dithering here.
  15. 100% masahiko

    100% masahiko i is a professor and is magical like totoro

    Pros -
    Amazing screen.
    Faster than iPhone 4S and fastest Samsung phone.
    Best multi-media phone on market.
    The Stylus-pen is real handy (but takes some getting use to).

    Cons -
    Standard battery life - needs charging once a day.
    Poor back cover (even the official Samsung flip case is worn out!! WTF! I only had it what, 3 weeks!).

    Do you know how it's selling?
    If it's doing shit, big chance the pricing will be changed (again).

    I read a few people have bought the phone for under £500 - on amazon.de
  16. 100% masahiko

    100% masahiko i is a professor and is magical like totoro

  17. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    That is not bad at all at £400ish

    This one is £723.49 but with a reasonable tariff

    I am thinking I am going to hang on until Jan now though :(
  18. 100% masahiko

    100% masahiko i is a professor and is magical like totoro

    yeah no point in rushing it.
    new tech prices only stay at a premium for a short-medium length.
    and so many factors can affect the pricing...

    and there are lots of nvidia/ quad core phones out next year!

    i wish i had stuck it out tbh. should have waited and bought it from Germany...would have saved over hundred quid.
    live and learn.
  19. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

  20. 100% masahiko

    100% masahiko i is a professor and is magical like totoro

    there's not much in it when it comes to final cost.

    the question is if the Galaxy Note will last 2 years...
    It's most advance now but for how long?
  21. Global Stoner

    Global Stoner baseline neural therapy

    Well it's not going to be top spec in two years, but will still do everything you need I'd have thought.
  22. 100% masahiko

    100% masahiko i is a professor and is magical like totoro

    Ouch!!!

    £491 from Handtec now!
    or if you wanna risk it, £381 - on Amazon Warehouse Germany.

    My next buy, I'll wait for sure!
  23. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    £381 is crazy talk.
  24. 100% masahiko

    100% masahiko i is a professor and is magical like totoro

  25. Global Stoner

    Global Stoner baseline neural therapy

    The Desire HD seems to be selling for around £280 - £300 second hand on ebay, which wouldn't make it that expensive to upgrade. :hmm:
  26. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Really? Mine is mint. That is an idea......
  27. Global Stoner

    Global Stoner baseline neural therapy

    Yeah, tbf mine isn't, so probably wouldn't get quite that much, but you could be onto a winner. :)

    That said, despite it not being cutting edge any more the thing still impresses me. The only thing I'd be upgrading for is screen size.
  28. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    I really like the Desire HD.
    Mine is only mint because of the Otterbox case mind :D
  29. 100% masahiko

    100% masahiko i is a professor and is magical like totoro

    How many phones do you have Badgers?
  30. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Working or broken?

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