Since the Galaxy nexus, the 5.3 inches with a 1280 x 800 pixel count Galaxy Note is a massive smart phone, certainly one of its kind. Due to its overwhelming dimensions, it is difficult for most people to adapt this phone into their lifestyle. Many people will be conscious holding this ‘super-smart phone’ to their ears to receive a call, despite the impressive call quality and speakerphones.The ATT version of the Note features differ from those of the internationally released one.
The ATT Note is slightly heavier (183g) than the original Note(178g). This might not be appreciated much by users since the Note is pretty much already a huge phone.One of the different features is a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor as compared to the 1.4GHz Exynos processor in the original Note. This has increased the speed of the phone, however, the responsiveness of ATT Note is reported to be actually lower than the international version. On the downside, this drawback doesn’t come with an increase in battery life. As there is no way to disable the LTE, with LTE enabled but not connected, the battery life lasts 90 minutes less than the original Note does.
Given the not so impressive battery life and decline in performance, one would assume that consumers would not prefer to purchase the ATT Note. But ATT is currently selling the readily available Note for $300 on contract. Perhaps this is why a typical American smart phone customer will not hesitate to purchase the ATT Galaxy Note despite its obvious flaws in comparison to the original international version.