AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note Unboxing and Initial Hands On Review [Video]

When Samsung announced the Galaxy Note back in September, we all wondered when the U.S. would get this bad boy. It may have taken longer than we wanted, but hey, better late than never right? You will have your chance to buy one in either carbon blue or ceramic white starting this Sunday at AT&T for $299.99. Of course if you pre-ordered, you will receive it today.

The AT&T version features a 5.3-inch (1280 x 800) Super AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8660 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 16GB internal memory, microSD for up to an additional 32GB, HDMI though MHL/USB 2.0 port, NFC, 4G LTE, HSPA+ at 21.1 Mbps, 2500mAh battery, and Android 2.3.6. It’s definitely big, but it’s also fairly thin at 9.65mm while weighing 183 grams.

We will do a full review, but I’m not sure you should even wait for it. Just go and buy it and be prepared because everyone will be starring at you with envy. How can you not be the most popular person at any party with the Galaxy Note?  Here’s my initial hands on.


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.


  • Wgonzvega

    Way to big. It kill the concept of mobile unless you use very big jeans or carry a bag around :-)

    • Pete Peddle

      Maybe you should try it first…I wear natural Jeans and it fits easily….the phone is absolutely awesome and you will adjust and love the size after less than a day….sent from my Galaxy Note LTE

    • Anonymous

      It’s not that big IMO.  I have an iPhone and have thought about moving to the Note on my next upgrade.  I went to an ATT store to check it out and it’s not as big as I thought it would be.  There are several vids that show guys wearing regular jeans and fitting it into their pocket comfortably.  

  • Ray of Perth

    This concept of size for a “phablet” will only become popular after Apple copies it and tells the fanboys that it was one of their original ideas which was copied by Google. Then it will be the “best” thing in phones ever!! HaHaHa. Its like Apple (Steve Jobs) has said for ever that no-one would want a phone screen bigger than the iPhone! Tell that to the million people that have already bought this and other models like it – Dell Streak anyone? The iPad concept was stolen from a 1980′s demo model produced for a International Newspaper/ Magazine company – look it up, and the final design concept was stolen from a Samsung Digital Photo, Music and Video frame unit produced years before Apple had it !! Like Steve used to say ” The best ideas are stolen from others” and he employed people that “were better at stealing others ideas than coming up with their own!” And that concept was stolen from a Picasso statement!!