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Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy Note

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82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

AT&T's version of the Samsung Galaxy Note isn't the best in the world, but it's still very, very good.

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82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

82
 

User Reviews

30
moto
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/10/03/apple-samsung-sanctions-grewal/My opinion...read more
80
daman09
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
80
Kalin
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
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Average Critic Score
 
80
Engadget
It is, in fact, one of the best phones to hit the market since another Samsung powerhouse -- the Galaxy Nexus. It's a device with a lot to love and is the kind of phone that would make almost every Android aficionado swoon.
 
70
USA Today
Galaxy Note grows on you as you get accustomed to its size (and that pen). I suspect, though, it will have a polarizing effect: Some will deem it gimmicky; others will happily take Note.
 
80
PC World
With its large display and stylus-like pen, the Samsung Galaxy Note is a refreshing departure from the smartphone pack, but its design won't please everyone. Additionally, not enough apps support the pen right now.
 
70
TechCrunch
Unfortunately, you might look a little crazy with that huge thing up to your face. I found that it was really difficult to get comfortable with the device, never feeling like I had complete control over it as I would with a smaller phone.
 
80
CNET
With its huge screen and throwback stylus, the Samsung Galaxy Note is a polarizing smartphone that winks at tablet territory. Those who like their screens XL will find a top-notch device that lets multimedia shine. The S Pen adds some artistic potential, but for some, the phone will just simply be too big.
 
80
Consumer Reports
Some knock the Note for being an inconveniently big smart phone and an inadequately-sized tablet. ... But for some people, including those for whom Web surfing and gaming are phone priorities, I think the Note might offer a welcome size niche.
 
70
Engadget
We're more than a little disappointed that Samsung didn't take the opportunity to update the Galaxy Note with modern internals ahead of its debut on T-Mobile. What was once a premiere superphone is now beginning to show its age.

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