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U.S. Galaxy Note vs. U.K. Galaxy Note: Similarities and Differences (Video)

by Jon Rettinger | February 20, 2012February 20, 2012 12:15 pm PST

The Samsung Galaxy Note isn’t for everyone. For the average consumer, the device’s 5.3-inch screen is a bit overkill, especially for those used to the 3.5-4-inch range. For me, however, the Note has become one of the best smartphone experiences I’ve ever had . During my day-to-day, I’m constantly looking at messages, following feeds and sending out emails, so the extra screen real estate, not to mention the stellar battery, is incredibly helpful for productivity. Even nearly two months later I’m still enamored with the gargantuan device, and I’ve played with a lot in between.

Now that the U.S. iteration has arrived, I’m finding myself enjoying what the Note has to offer all over again, this time with the added bonus of LTE. Aside from LTE, though, I’ve come to realize that Samsung didn’t give the U.K. and U.S. markets like-for-like devices, which isn’t a particularly bad thing. But having used both as my daily driver, I’ve noticed some obvious, and not-so-obvious, differences between the two.

In my comparison video above, I go over what’s similar (design) and what’s different (processor, TouchWiz, battery) between the two versions, and I also run a quadrant score comparing the two with some very surprising results.

Check out the video, and let us know how your Galaxy Note experience has been thus far, likes and dislikes.

Jon Rettinger

Jon, perhaps best known by his YouTube alter ego Jon4Lakers, has a love for technology that can never be quenched, no matter how hard he tries. If...