Samsung hasn’t made a huge mistake with the Galaxy Note, but for a majority of people, it’s a bit too large to be a good phone. It’s difficult to use it with one hand, and talking on it feels like you’re holding a brick to your face. At the same time, though the included S-Pen is nice, the Note is a bit small to be an effective tablet either. Almost everything you do on the Note can be done without much sacrifice on a 4.3 or 4.5-inch phone, which themselves push the limits of size. If you have big hands or often use your phone with two hands, then the Note may be a good device for you. Aside from its size, most everything else about it is pretty solid. At $300, it’s a bit pricey, but no more than any of the other top-of-the-line 4G LTE phones on AT&T and Verizon.
Take a look at our full written review here.