Posts Tagged ‘Samsung Galaxy Note’
About time Orange!
Just saw that AT&T in the states was rolling out an update a few days ago, I wonder what the connection is…
Maybe EE were just embarrassed about being so late?
Anyway Samsung were so lucky… as I had just made a promise to myself that I would be going Nexus 5, as the carriers were so slow with updates.
So to recap I have had 2 updates one to 4.04 and another to 4.1.2 in the 13 months I have had the phone.
They were pushing things this time but… OK.
The plan I have been following is:
Go with a flagship phone from a successful company, who updates.
Go with a phone company that updates.
Well if the Nexus 5 is a good phone, in 11 months, Google may have another customer.
- Big hi-resolution screen with LTE.
- Removable battery
- Upgradeable storage
1 is a dealbreaker, but 2 and 3, I think I can (possibly) live without.
|4.1||9 July 2012||
|4.1.1||23 July 2012||
|4.1.2||9 October 2012|
Yes it fits in your pocket, yes your jeans pocket. The key here is how thin and light it is.
Yes the battery is very good, it lasts at least a day and a half maybe 2 days with out charging.
Yes I use the phone bare – no case – no screen protectors. (I have a plan :-) ).
Yes the screen is as beautiful as the reviews indicate.
Yes you do use the stylus. I use it for scribbling notes which are show on screen as post-its.
Recommended accessories (to save you having to search).
The Backup Phone Plan.
As I am not prepared to compromise the user experience by using a cover/case/protector I needed to address what to do in case of breakage.
I an converting my previous HTC Desire into a backup phone, that is converting it to a pay as you go sim.
So in the event of an accident I will have the Note repaired on my insurance and swap the sim into the Desire until I get the Note back.
Of course if I am careful this should never be needed ;-)
I have been watching the price on the Note and saw a special offer for £20.50
Too good a deal to pass up :-D
Deal:100 cross-network mins + Unlimited texts + 500MB Anytime Mobile Internet Browsing + FREE BT Openzone WiFi + One FREE Swapables • 24 months• Magic Numbers • Orange Wednesdays
Well its all over bar the shouting ;-)
Deliver due this Saturday, and we will see if it is >Too BIG< or rather >Just Big Enough<
Also will need to pay £58 for terminating early and all that… messy messy messy.
Details: £492.00 total cost. Nearest offer is £624.00 and £684.00.
The Official Orange deal was miles out.
So I get a premium new phone for a pound or two more than my current deal YEAH!
When I first looked at pricing this phone was £46!!!
I also get to stay on the Orange network which is great, and one swappable… hmm Times Or Deezer… decisions decisions.
An update on my smartphone research:
I dropped in at a couple of Phone shops yesterday and here are my thoughts.
Not too impressed by the Samsung Galaxy SII (but it had been “got at” by some kids so not a fair test).
Hugely impressed with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, I had written this one off but its definitely a contender once you go hands on.
The Samsung Galaxy Note is a fantastic phone and as expected actually a mini-tablet.
So it looks to be a contest between the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Samsung Galaxy Note ATM.
At present I use a HTC Desire which is the best phone I have ever owned.
The research I put into the decision to go with the HTC Desire paid off handsomely, as its still a better phone than most even after 2 years.
Factors to consider:
A bigger HD screen is a must, as I have found that carrying two devices is a pain.
e.g A Kindle Fire and my HTC Desire.
So the idea is to get the biggest practical device that will fit in my pocket.
The Note looks like a shoo in but the Nexus is a beautiful device with great build quality.
Also the Nexus has the guarantee of constant OS upgrades direct from Google, unfortunately the camera supplied looks poor compared to the latest in the Note.