25
Apr
Samsung-Galaxy-Note

Does your pocket feel too empty with that pathetically small phone in it? What you need is a bigger phone at a reasonable price. It just so happens that the Samsung Galaxy Note is on sale through eBay's Daily Deals today, and even better, it's the unlocked HSPA+ version. For the price of $519.99, you can get the device delivered to your door at no additional cost. That's even better than the last deal at $550.

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With the Note spreading across the globe like a flu pandemic, it can be hard to keep track of which version of the phone is which. This device is compatible with AT&T's network in the US, but only the HSPA+ bands (specifically 850MHz and 1900MHz). The 700MHz AT&T LTE radio is not present in this edition of the device.

While you don't get 4G LTE, this Note comes with the 1.4GHz dual-core Exynos chip, which is better than the Snapdragon S3 in AT&T's Note by most measures. The bottom of the front panel has the international button layout, so no hardware search key next to that big home button. You will, however, get the same massive 5.3-inch Super AMOLED HD screen, inductive stylus, and TouchWiz'd up Android 2.3 software you've come to know and love.

[eBay]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • sssgadget

    *open box* from Hong Kong

  • olbp

    Still too expensive. Think I'll wait and see that the Galaxy Note 2 brings in a few months.