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The Samsung Galaxy Note is one of the surprise Android success stories of the past six months. And now British retailer the Carphone Warehouse is offering the device for free on a surprisingly reasonable £21 per month, 24-month service plan. In addition to a free Galaxy Note, the deal gets you 100 minutes, unlimited texts and 750MB on T-Mobile UK, which is a pretty competitive package for the UK market. Carphone says the deal will be available to new customers online and in-store for the next seven days.

Although it's more than half a year old at this point, the Note still stands up alongside current high-end Android phones, with a 1.4GHz dual-core Exynos chip, a 1280x800 SuperAMOLED display and an 8MP camera. Better still, it's just been updated to the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. If you're unfamiliar with the Galaxy Note, be sure to check out our full review of Samsung's 5.3-inch stylus-toting beast.

Carphone Warehouse Smart Deal of the Week – Samsung Galaxy Note (£21 per month)

LONDON June 15, 2012— This week’s brand new super money saving “Smart Deal of the Week’ from Carphone Warehouse is the practical and fun Samsung Galaxy Note.

For the next seven days, the Samsung Galaxy Note will available for free to new customers* on T-Mobile for just £21 a month. This deal, exclusively available with Carphone Warehouse, will give users 100 minutes, unlimited texts and 750 MB of data per month.

The Samsung Galaxy Note has the ability to capture notes like a notepad, the large practical screen f a tablet and the communication features and mobility of a smartphone. The generous 5.3” screen is the first to include HD Super AMOLED technology, making it one of the highest quality displays on any phone, and combined with an 8 MP camera means your pictures will never look better. The S Pen and S Memo also let you record your ideas, notes and memos instantly.

The Carphone Warehouse Smart Deal of the Week is available in store, online at or by calling 0800 925 925.


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Carphone Warehouse offering free Galaxy Note on £21 contract for next seven days


This really confirms my suspicions that the Galaxy Note 2 is just around the corner.

We hope that they would have a better screen, Full HD, like on the new LG screen, full 1920 x 1080P in an OLED, but NOT Pentile. And, completely water-proof and drop-proof, as well.

We would also like to see them make their screen truly superambiphobic (that is: VERY water (hydrophobic) and oil (oleophobic) repellant, to cut down on smudges and fingerprints).

A superambiphobic screen is able to keep itself completely clean of smudges, smears, water spots, oil stains, fingerprints, etc. Let’s get it on, Samsung! Recently I saw a friend’s phone after he signed in with gestures. From several feet away I could see the pattern he used smeared on the screen, even after several minutes of use. That is NOT secure, we NEED better glass, superambiphobic glass, to be exact.
Face Unlock should be available.

It should also try to be a bit more future-proof. 2GB of RAM and 32GB Internal storage these days is an absolute MINIMUM! We’d actually like to see 4 and 64, or more, standard, by the end of the year.

For expanded storage it should have a microSD card slot able to handle at least 64GB, and a micro-USB3 port for external access and drives.

The latest iteration of Bluetooth goes without saying, but so many aren’t paying attention, so I’ll say it. And for goodness sake, update and simplify pairing. Gracious what a mess everything seems to be, needlessly.

Further, it should have Dolby Mobile 3 with support for 5.1 sound via HDMI out.
Then, make sure it can play full HD for at least 10 or 11 hours, minimum.

Let’s not forget an updated, more useful Stylus. The stylus should have a finer point, and the stylus INSIDE a full PEN-sized adapter should fit inside the case of the unit. It should have less lag. The current stylus is just too small to handle well, and the point is too broad for fine work.

Voice control is a must, and must be MUCH improved.

NFC is a MUST! And you should include some of your own NFC TecTiles as a sample, too, say 5 or 6 of them.

Don’t forget, Android 4.1 should be loaded out of the box, with NO bloatware.

Then, of course, you can make it a Nexus device, to avoid bloatware and speed up updates.

Then, bring it to all carriers, as you did with the S III.

NOW, Samsung, you would REALLY be getting somewhere.

My requirements are not quite as excessive as yours Quryous, a quad core chip, improved GPU, but on the whole I expect Samsung NOT to disappoint, after all they do tend to succeed in the majority of their phones with the Galaxy SII,SIII as well as the current Galaxy Note being testament to that.

What ever Samsung release (If & when a Note II is released) I'm sure will be good enough for me.