Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Mar 2012 10:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Over the years, one thing has been very hard to grasp for some people: the fact that people want smartphones with 4.0"+ screens. These 'some people' seem to believe that because Apple chose a 3.5" display, any display size that isn't 3.5" is wrong. Keep that in mind when you read Samsung's latest little communiqué: the Korean giant has sold (not shipped, sold) more than 5 million Galaxy Notes. Which has a 5.3" screen.
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One size does not fit all....
by HangLoose on Thu 29th Mar 2012 11:05 UTC
HangLoose
Member since:
2007-09-03

Contrary to what Apple, and their worshipers *cough*grubber*cough*, would like you to believe.

On my non-scientific method of proving everything, the second biggest audience I have seen for the Note are women. I was astonished by the amount of women where I work, and on the street/subway/etc, with a note. Specially the white version.

I thought to myself that the bigger the screen the more women will run away. But after summoning enough courage to get out of my cubicle and communicate with one of them, I heard that they like the screen size since they can use it as a "laptop" replacement. Facebook/Pictures/Pinterest/Youtube

And of course the geeks are by far the bigger group but in my view we use it more because of it being a shiny gadget. Useful, but a gadget... Geeks like that.

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Women *LOVE* bigger phones
by Damnshock on Thu 29th Mar 2012 11:23 in reply to "One size does not fit all...."
Damnshock Member since:
2006-09-15

Because they have no trouble having it in their purse, this is my real life experience ;)

As for me, I like a phone as big as it can fit easily on my pockets

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abdavidson Member since:
2005-07-06

That's actually peculiar. I only personally know two people with Notes; both female.

Hmm. You might be onto something there... what you're onto, I have no idea.

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Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

That size matters.

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calden Member since:
2012-02-02

That's funny because my wife was the first one to have one. I bought it because I used hers and I loved it, it is by far the most useful device I have ever owned. I bought a Apple 4S to replace my Apple 4 and the biggest complaint I had was how small the screen was, not only that the resolution was to tiny for such a small screen. I've always been a Apple nut but I kind of feel like Adam right now. My wife, "Eve", also bought a Asus Slider and it blew me away so much that I bought an Asus Transformer Prime and it is so much better then my iPad.

So now I feel like a traitor to the Apple cause but so far their isn't a laptop or a all in one computer that will replace my Macbook Air and iMac. So I haven't completely turned over to the so called Darkside.

I to was once a person who used to yell Android is nothing more then a copy cat OS or Android doesn't have half the features that iOS has blah, blah and blah. I ridiculed my wife long enough for being a Android user, like everything else in my life she was right. Android is awesome, fast, open, I have every app that I had on my iPhone on my new Note, I have a real file manager and I don't care what anybody says I can't believe I didn't have one with my iPhone. Then of course there is the miniSD card and being able to plug my Note into any computer and it is mounted as a normal drive. The S Pen is also a really wonderful addition to the OS. I've completely ditched my pen and paper for the note.

I can not recommend the Galaxy Note enough, it is the best phone on the market today, easily leaving the iPhone 4S in it's dust. This is just my opinion and it really doesn't matter. Yes the iPhone is still a great phone but in the last two years nothing has changed much on the platform, it's getting boring guys. People now want a larger screen, a miniSD card for extra storage. The price difference between a 16GB iPhone and the 64GB version is crazy, especially when I can buy a 32GB Samsung class 10 miniSD card for 45 dollars. They even have 64GB cards for under 75.

iOS is also not as special as a lot of you think it is. The only thing is still superior is the number of Apps that can be found on Macstore. Let's be honest though more then 50% are crap anyway. I have found that all of the major apps can be found in the Google store so that doesn't really bother me anyway. As far as features are concerned there isn't one that I can think of that's missing from Android that iOS has. Actually if there is something that is missing you can better believe there is already an open source project to add it.

Please feel free to flame me for using such a great phone. I used nothing but a iPhone for the last three years and now that I've found something better well it's just the way technology goes. I have found my new best mobile friend and for the first time it doesn't have a Apple logo on it.

Edited 2012-03-29 20:49 UTC

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johnnysaucepn Member since:
2006-08-22

Samsung have made no bones, right from the start, that they were going to market this puppy to women. Handbag-sized, with a pen to write with - in a lot of ways it's much more of a successor to Palm devices and other organisers, and around the same size.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

with a pen to write with


Unfortunately Samsung screwed that up, they only designed the handwriting system for right-handed people and it fails horribly for left-handed people like myself. There is a setting in the options for choosing which hand is the dominant one, but it only changes the offset of the pen a little, the API or the handwriting system doesn't actually honour the setting at all.

I did e-mail them about it, doesn't look like they're planning to do anything about it.

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amadensor Member since:
2006-04-10

My wife actually has a LARGER phone. She uses an original Galaxy Tab 7 inch as her phone. It is kind of silly to me, but she likes it.

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earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

On my non-scientific method of proving everything, the second biggest audience I have seen for the Note are women.


So the first biggest audience is...men?

I was astonished by the amount of women where I work, and on the street/subway/etc, with a note. Specially the white version.


Ah, the joy of ambiguous modifiers. White women just can't get enough of that Note. (Just pokin' your ribs, buddy. ;-)

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