T-Mobile Galaxy Note

Yeah, we know that T-Mobile's take on the Samsung Galaxy Note is already officially official, but now its really super-duper official, and we've got all the gritty details. The magenta network is launching the Note on Aug. 8 for $249.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate (c'mon, stop it with those) and an industry-standard two-year contract. If you elect to go with one of T-Mobile's Value Plans, it'll cost you $199.99 up-front, and $20 installments thereafter until the handset is paid off.

As far as specs, it's pretty much the same Note we've seen before, with a gigantic 5.3-inch 800x1280 screen, dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and the addition of a 42mbps HSPA+ radio for T-Mobile's "4G" network.

Interested in knowing every bit of information possible about the Note? Of course you are. Be sure to read our full review, and check the official press release after the break.

Source: T-Mobile Newsroom

Samsung Galaxy Note

The Samsung Galaxy NoteTM provides a unique, all-in-one experience that is perfect for work, play and everything in between. With a large, 5.3-inch HD super AMOLEDTM touch screen – the largest screen on a T-Mobile smartphone – the Galaxy Note is elegantly designed to handle both business and home tasks with ease. The Galaxy Note with Premium Suite offers productivity-enhancing features, including S PenTM, S MemoTM and Polaris Office, so users can write notes, to-do lists and annotate documents; share ideas and edited content; and create documents, presentations and spresdsheets to maximize efficiency while on the go. The Galaxy Note also provides Wi-Fi Calling capabilities and, with a qualifying service plan, can act as a Smartphone Mobile HotSpot for up to five devices.


As one of T-Mobile’s fastest (HSPA+ 42 technology) devices and featuring AndroidTM 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Galaxy Note is an ideal device for business users always on-the-go. Productivity features such as T-Mobile 4G Pro App Pack make it easy for professionals to access the latest business apps, and with SAFE (Samsung Approved for EnterpriseTM) support, the Galaxy Note is prepared for any business scenario with the ability to sync corporate email, calendars and contacts. With access to T-Mobile TV in mobile HD to watch live TV programming and Samsung Media Hub to rent or buy the latest movies and TV shows, plus an 8- megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, the Galaxy Note is well equipped to keep users entertained and connected via T-Mobile’s fast 4G network.

Samsung Galaxy Note Features:

Enterprise and Productivity:

  • SAFE (Samsung Approved for EnterpriseTM) technology delivering business-friendly capabilities such as syncing corporate email, calendars and contacts and enterprise-ready security features
  • S PenTM, S MemoTM and Polaris Office allows customers to write notes and annotate documents; share ideas and edited content; and create documents, presentations and spreadsheets
  • T-Mobile 4G Pro App Pack for work on the go with an aggregation of key apps, including Dropbox, Evernote, Square, TripIt, CamScanner and LinkedIn
  • Wi-Fi Calling and Smartphone Mobile HotSpot

Entertainment features:

  • 5.3-inch HD Screen to view movies, videos, games and more
  • T-Mobile TV in mobile HD offers access to live and on-demand TV shows
  • 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and zero shutter lag; 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Samsung Media Hub provides the option to rent or purchase movies and TV programs in HD

Additional Features

  • 1.5 GHz, dual-core, Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM S3 Processor
  • AndroidTM 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Integrated GoogleTM services: Access to Google PlayTM, Google SearchTM by voice, YouTube® and turn-by-turn directions with Google MapsTM
  • Voice Talk allows users to give voice commands for voice dial, text message, navigation and more.
  • Samsung Kies Air to connect to your PC via Wi-Fi
  • Samsung’s TouchWiz® 4.0 user interface
  • Swype® for easy text input on the virtual keyboard
  • Full HTML Web browser
  • Support for Adobe® Flash® Player
  • 16GB of internal memory; expandable to 32GB via a microSD card
  • DLNA and HDMI out capability via MHL adapter
  • Support for Bluetooth® 3.0
  • 2500 mAh battery
  • Wi-Fi for data (802.11 a/b/g/n) and WiFi Hotspot
  • Quad-band 4G UMTS/HSPA+ 42 (Bands I, II, IV & V)
  • Quad-band GSM world phone: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Dimensions: 146.85 X 82.95 X 9.65 mm; weight: 6.34 oz

Availability:

The Samsung Galaxy Note is expected to be available at select T-Mobile retail stores and online at www.T-Mobile.com starting August 8. Qualifying customers can pair the Galaxy Note with a Value voice and data plan with a two-year service agreement for $199.99 with an out-of-pocket down payment and 20 equal monthly payments of $20 per month with T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). Also offered with a Classic voice and data plan, the Galaxy Note will cost $249.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two-year service agreement.


T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ 42 Mbps network not available everywhere. For details about coverage, please visit http://www.androidcentral.com/ext?link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jdoqocy.com%2Fclick-7293382-11031750%3Furl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.t-mobile.com%252Fcoverage. Use of some features may require additional charges and/or a quialifying data plan or access to a Wi-Fi connection. Mobile HD TV can deliver a bitrate of 800kbps and 16:9 resolution; the bitrate & resolution you experience will vary based on many factors, e.g., programming & network connection.

 

Reader comments

T-Mobile Galaxy Note price and availability: $249 on Aug. 8

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T-Mobile customers have been waiting for the Samsung Note for a long time. Great phone, being a T-Mobile customer for a very long time I will probably get one. I also have service with Verizon with unlimited data plan on LTE but if I was to pick just one Carrier it would be T-Mobile. In my area I get LTE speeds with great battery life. HSPA+ is great if you are in a great location. I am lucky to be in a great area.
Thank You T-Mobile.

T mobile is missing the mark with that price. Either raise your monthly prices to compensate for the subsidized price or don't sell the damn thing. This should be $150 on contract. After being nearly a year late. Disappointed...

Two reasons:
1) Nexus 7 is a break even device. Phones need to make money for companies.
2) You can't compare hardware. Larger storage on the Note, plus cellular radios and the engineering that goes along with adding cellular radios.

I believe the biggest mistake most people make with the Note is trying to compare it to a regular smartphone. This error leads people to think the pricing of the Note should be comparable to that of a smartphone.

The Galaxy Note is an all-in-one device, like no other on the market. People interested in buying and using the Note find the price point to be reasonable because for that price point you not only get a very capable smartphone, but you get a adequate sized tablet, and electronic note pad all in one portable device.

A person could buy the Note, and never again feel the NEED to fork out another $200-$500 to own a separate dedicated tablet.

If T-Mo made any mistake it was waiting so long to drink the kool-aid. Had they seen the potential of the Note much earlier in the game, they would and could have drank up sooner.

Nonetheless, any T-Mo customer that doesn't want to spend money for a smartphone and tablet, and can see the benefit of this all-in-one device will welcome this offering. The average consumer is probably not even aware a Note 2 is in the works, and I'd bet that many T-Mo customers walking into their store for the first time will be asking "what is it?" Unlike the folks on this site most cell phone users are in the dark about this type of stuff, and simply want a device that makes their life easier.

While it's a fantastic device, it seems strange that it's taken nearly a year for it to become available and just seven days before Samsung are expected to announce the Galaxy Note 2

With the Note 2 coming out soon, there is no reason to buy this device right away. Wait a month and there will for sure be a price drop.

The only caveat is that the Note 2 may not be available for T-Mo customers right away, unless of course Samsung can negotiate a cross carrier release like they did with the Gs3.

If I was a T-Mo customer and wanted the Note, but didn't want to switch carriers to get it, I don't see why this would not be good news.

Granted it seems a little late based on the rumor mill (and it is just a rumor)about an announcement of the Note 2 due out soon, but I'm sure T-Mo and Samsung discussed all of this in their negotiations for this launch (at least I would think so).

I think this is a good option for T-Mo customers. As a previous Sprint customer who did leave Sprint to go over to At&t just for the Note, I can say I would switch back to Sprint in a heart beat (saving me $60 a month) if this original version was made available in Sprints lineup.

With the Note 2 possibly due out in a couple of months, this phone is NOT worth it.

Problem is.. the Note 2 probably wouldn't work on TMo's network anyway but on ATT's network since TMo has its own proprietary network that's different from ATT and many international carriers!