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Samsung Galaxy Note I717 / Samsung Galaxy Note 4G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2337 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note I717 / Samsung Galaxy Note 4G. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability. The portability and screen also get good comments, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Note I717 / Samsung Galaxy Note 4G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy Note I717 / Samsung Galaxy Note 4G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 229 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note I717 / Samsung Galaxy Note 4G from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability and portability. The design and screen are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the reception, and some have doubts about the reliability.

performance, screen, design, portability, usability

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Note 4 SIM-Free Smartphone - Black (EU Model, UK Charger)Samsung Note 4 SIM-Free Smartphone - Black (EU Model, UK Charger)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Note I717 / Samsung Galaxy Note 4G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 822 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note I717 / Samsung Galaxy Note 4G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the size and screen. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

performance, usability, portability, screen, size

reliability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-i717 Smartphone (Unlocked) - Carbon Blue, US 4G LTESamsung Galaxy Note SGH-i717 Smartphone (Unlocked) - Carbon Blue, US 4G LTE

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Phil Lavelle (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note review

 

How does the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update fare?

Amazing screen ; Great contacts management ; Excellent call quality ; Fantastic camera ; Samsung's own apps

Not that different to the S2 ; Expensive ; Only seven home screens ; May be too big for some ; Camera prone to scratches

The phablet phenomenon continues with Samsung's flagship (for now) larger phone-tablet hybrid updated to run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note review

 

Samsung's 5.3-inch Android smartphone is big in size but is it big in ability?

Stunning 5.3-inch display ; Solid ; stylish construct ; S-Pen stylus

Lack of physical camera button ; Back button sensitivity ; Flimsy back panel

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note - Pocket-lint

 

The Note offers undoubted quality throughout, from its dual-core processor to superb display. But it's a strange hybrid device that may struggle to find

Incredible HD Super AMOLED display with vibrant, searing colours and excellent sharpness, great with video playback, S Pen stylus is an interesting idea, massive footprint

Too big for a smartphone, not a whole lot of "S Pen" compatible software

There’s much to like about the Samsung Galaxy Note. The screen is quite simply stunning; colourful, radiant and as finely defined as the word "dictionary". It’s super quick, and Samsung’s Touchwiz UI on top of Gingerbread is a joy to use. Watching...

Nov, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: Ardjuna Seghers (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note

 

Is it a tablet or a phone? The Note straddles the line with a 5.3in HD sAMOLED screen, powerful internals, pressure-sensitive pen and long battery life.

Gorgeous HD screen ; Slim and light ; Powerful yet long-lasting ; S Pen useful and versatile ; Great for playing and recording video ; Excellent value

Too large for some ; Calibration issues with S Pen ; Difficult to use one-handed ; Gingerbread (but ICS update soon)

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Expert Reviews Staff (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Note review

 

A monstrous handset with a fun stylus and amazing screen, but the Note is likely to be an acquired taste

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung Galaxy Note review

 

"It's not a phone, it's not a tablet," says Samsung of the Galaxy Note. But is it any good?

Exceptionally fast with a beautiful screen, the Note isn't for everyone, but for some people it'll be just what they're looking for

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Note review

 

It was a surprise, therefore, when Samsung designed the Galaxy S for version II and this year came out with a smartphone that was closer in appearance to other Android handsets. Fans of the original design will be pleased to see it make a reappearance...

The Samsung Galaxy Note is a very likable device with portability, a great screen and responsiveness on its side. The issue, of course – other than with its possibly high price tag – is whether there really is a market for something that straddles the...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note

 

Could this big-screen Samsung Galaxy Note replace your phone and tablet?

Big screen is great with video and web browsing; Samsung’s take on Android is smart; clever S Pen

Interface is a little sluggish at times; sound and battery life is so-so; not too pocket-friendly

We did warn you that we expected to keep coming back to the size, and of course we did. In a sea of smartphones, the huge screen is the obvious feature that sets the Galaxy Note apart from the pack. And essentially, it’s a success.

Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note Review: In Depth

 

Measuring in at somewhere between big and bigger, the Samsung Galaxy Note literally looks like a Samsung Galaxy S2 that has fallen down the rabbit hole and consumed a sizable chunk of growth cake. Touted…

Screen is huge, crisp and vibrant. ; S Pen is useful and fun. ; Battery life is good. ; 1.4GHz Processor is fast.

Simple tasks can stutter. ; TouchWiz may not be for all. ; Images overexpose. ; Stylus a bit small / fiddly.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note

 

In comparison to the tiny phones of not that long ago this Android offering is huge. But as a friend of mine said it can do ‘everything I want' so I do not need a PC and if you are a light PC user then why not as the screen is huge.

Overall it is 14.5x8x.6cm and the viewable screen is 11.5x7cm, this last dimension means a lot of screens can be viewed with no or very little enlargement even with my old eyes. The weight of this lovely item is only 180grams. The one and only drawback...

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:2500 / 4600 / 7000 / 8220
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):9
Continuous audio playback time:122
Continuous video playback time:10
Standby time (2G):960
Standby time (3G):82 / 820
Talk time (2G):26 / 26.1
Talk time (3G):13.5

Call management

Call timer:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3 / 1.9 / 2
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800 / 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Sepia / Negative film, Neutral, Sepia / Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:1.9 / 2
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / auto, Cloudy, daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.256

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Grey / White
Device Type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Form factor:Bar / Slate
Kids tablet: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:13.4 / 13.5 / 134.4 / 20.3 / 25.6 / 26
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800 / 2560 x 1600 / 800 x 1280
Display Technology:TFT
Display Type:AMOLED
External display:N / No
LED Backlight: Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:N

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 3

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, AMR, MP3 / MP3
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G: Yes
2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1900 / 850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA, HSPA+ / HSPA, WCDMA / UMTS
4G: No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SAP, SDAP, SPP, SSP
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS / 4.0 / 4.0 LE
Data network:3G / No
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Camera included: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player:Y / Yes
Polyphonic ring:Y / Yes
Rechargeable: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback:Y / Yes
Voice Recording:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio formats supported:3GA, 3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV, WMA, WMV, XMF / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, eAAC+, MP3 / AAC, AAC+, AMR, ASF, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3
Direct printing:Y / Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
GLONASS: Yes
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Themes
Position location:N / Yes
SyncML:Y / Yes
vCard:Y / Yes
Video call: Yes
Video compression formats:3GP, H.263, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / ASF, AVI, M4V, MP4, VP8, WEBM, WMV / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV

Phone features

Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
MHL version:2.0
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
TV-Out :Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
USB version:2.0

Processor

Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.3
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.4 / 1.6 / 1.9
Processor Model:4412

Processor special features

Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.0 / 4.1 / 4.1.2
Platform:Android
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Included memory card size:16
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:32 / 64
Storage Media:Flash
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.9 / 7.95 / 8.9 / 9 / 9.65
Height :13.6 / 14.7 / 146.85 / 17.1 / 18 / 26
Weight:178 / 340 / 540 / 580 / 597 / 600
Width:18 / 21.1 / 24.3 / 26.2 / 8.29 / 8.3 / 82.95