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I love my note too :)

I'm still waiting for my case so I didn't customized it yet (plastic cover still on it :P).
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Old June 8, 2012, 10:51 PM
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Have the Galaxy Note now for a few months and I love it and would do it again. A few 'notes':

- LTE is a bit messed up. I live in an area where LTE is not official, but I do get a signal in some parts of town. When I move in and out of LTE areas often, the Note will lose all connectivity (HSPA, Calls, sms, 3G, etc). You can reboot, or disable LTE to avoid it from happening. Bell employee put me on to this solution, as she had seen it a few times before. If you have Gingerbread, use mobile network settings to select "gsm/hspa(auto)". In ICS, hit *#2263# in the dialer to select "wcdma" and then "wcdma all" to disable LTE and just use HSPA.

- ICS update time is awful. Bell sales person told me end of April, then I was told May, and now its by the end of June. FYI, Telus has just pushed this update back to July....

- GREAT rom and support over at XDA forums. Several to choose from. The new "S-Note" app is awesome. I am using a rom by Team Perfection called Objection: [RoM/THEMES]~[UCLE2]~TEAM PERFECTION'S ICS OBJECTION~6/08->Fast/Gr8 Battery/Instagram - xda-developers I also used one by the Onlyone developers called HYFER that is also very good. Both could be used daily until Canadian carriers get their acts together. Some of these roms include apps and touchwiz from the Galaxy S3, including S-Voice.

- carrying this thing in your pocket is really no big deal. I wear boot-cut jeans and they fit in the pocket easily. Now that I am in cargo shorts its a piece of cake as well.

- tried many screen protectors, and sadly, many of them mess with the S-pen. Forget about a Zagg protector, as it leaves lines in the screen that lasts for days. Tried a Moshi that was generously given to me by a forum member here, but the S-pen lost sensitivity there too. I finally settled on the Glas.t glass protector and it is just like having no protector at all and the S-pen works great. Its is a good $30 though, but worth it. Folks don't believe I have a protector on it.

- got some Andida batteries and a charger on Ebay. They have slightly extra capacity, but I can't notice the difference from stock battery. In any case, I paid about $30 (iirc) for two batteries and a charger. That gives me three batteries.

- got it SIM unlocked for $30. Works on Rogers and Bell so far. Will take it to Asia this summer so I'll report back then.


I have left Apple for good I think. Several other people at work (for those who know my place of employment) are getting the Note or the S3 as their next phone after seeing my Note. Heck, even Kevin O'Leary was gushing over his S3 on Lang and O'Leary Exchange tonight and thinks the S3 and Android blows Apple out of the water at this time.
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Have the Galaxy Note now for a few months and I love it and would do it again. A few 'notes':

- LTE is a bit messed up. I live in an area where LTE is not official, but I do get a signal in some parts of town. When I move in and out of LTE areas often, the Note will lose all connectivity (HSPA, Calls, sms, 3G, etc). You can reboot, or disable LTE to avoid it from happening. Bell employee put me on to this solution, as she had seen it a few times before. If you have Gingerbread, use mobile network settings to select "gsm/hspa(auto)". In ICS, hit *#2263# in the dialer to select "wcdma" and then "wcdma all" to disable LTE and just use HSPA.

- ICS update time is awful. Bell sales person told me end of April, then I was told May, and now its by the end of June. FYI, Telus has just pushed this update back to July....

- GREAT rom and support over at XDA forums. Several to choose from. The new "S-Note" app is awesome. I am using a rom by Team Perfection called Objection: [RoM/THEMES]~[UCLE2]~TEAM PERFECTION'S ICS OBJECTION~6/08->Fast/Gr8 Battery/Instagram - xda-developers I also used one by the Onlyone developers called HYFER that is also very good. Both could be used daily until Canadian carriers get their acts together. Some of these roms include apps and touchwiz from the Galaxy S3, including S-Voice.

- carrying this thing in your pocket is really no big deal. I wear boot-cut jeans and they fit in the pocket easily. Now that I am in cargo shorts its a piece of cake as well.

- tried many screen protectors, and sadly, many of them mess with the S-pen. Forget about a Zagg protector, as it leaves lines in the screen that lasts for days. Tried a Moshi that was generously given to me by a forum member here, but the S-pen lost sensitivity there too. I finally settled on the Glas.t glass protector and it is just like having no protector at all and the S-pen works great. Its is a good $30 though, but worth it. Folks don't believe I have a protector on it.

- got some Andida batteries and a charger on Ebay. They have slightly extra capacity, but I can't notice the difference from stock battery. In any case, I paid about $30 (iirc) for two batteries and a charger. That gives me three batteries.

- got it SIM unlocked for $30. Works on Rogers and Bell so far. Will take it to Asia this summer so I'll report back then.


I have left Apple for good I think. Several other people at work (for those who know my place of employment) are getting the Note or the S3 as their next phone after seeing my Note. Heck, even Kevin O'Leary was gushing over his S3 on Lang and O'Leary Exchange tonight and thinks the S3 and Android blows Apple out of the water at this time.
Where did you get that screen protector? I've been thinking about one, but I just don't want to ruin the awesome sensitivty of the naked screen, but I've got a few surface scratches showing up (something that NEVER happened with my SGS) and I'm gettin kinda pissed about it, so i think a protector is necessary. If you say it's like having none at all then I'm interested.
BTW, team perfection objection ROM is the shit. Works amazing, I'm on RC3 and I'm not going to update until something official comes out with a OC kernel, it's just that good right now.

And for anyone reading and thinking about the note, amazing phone. I was going to wait for the S3, I'm glad I didn't. The extra size is worth it. Amazing phone. My only complaint is that scratches form like mold on cheese
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Old June 8, 2012, 11:22 PM
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This protector, from this seller: SGP AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note Screen Protector GLAS.t Tempered Glass Oleophobic | eBay

Only really get one chance to put it on, and the instructions are misleading. You take film number 2 off first, then film 1 (see instructions on website for the Glas.t)

Just ordered one of these bad boys for my wife's 4S.
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I picked up the Note, and love it.
Despite new phones appearing so soon after my purchase, I'm not really finding myself wanting for more.
Though I should probably get it unlocked and learn to start rooting like the rest of you.

Are you folks using your "s-pen" much?


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This protector, from this seller: SGP AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note Screen Protector GLAS.t Tempered Glass Oleophobic | eBay

Only really get one chance to put it on, and the instructions are misleading. You take film number 2 off first, then film 1 (see instructions on website for the Glas.t)

Just ordered one of these bad boys for my wife's 4S.
I second this recommendation for Spiggen

They have some sweet product, and yes as ChrisK mentions... be VERY careful installing the glass screen protector.
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Old June 13, 2012, 03:55 AM
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I don't use the stylus all that much to be honest. I like to show people the new S-Note and the cool math functions it has (Grampa you will have to wait for this if you are on the stock rom ;p), and I use the stylus when I want to take a screenshot.

If I were playing Angry Birds on it or Draw Something then maybe I would use it a bit more but I don't tend to play many games on my phone (or games at all anymore).
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