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in LOVE with my new phone!!
Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2019
Samsung Galaxy Note 10, by seller: AradSystemCR
I was highly sceptical of the "Renewed" deal, but I need to save some money! I had never bought a phone sight unseen, certainly not in a degree of used and most defiantly not in this price range, but I am so glad I did! The Note 10, looks brand new!! I'm sure it is!! It came in the original box, covered with a Samsung screen protector, in the soft little bag. All of the factory accessories seem to be included: Samsung fast charger, usb-c cable, (Not usb-C, Samsung, headphone/earbuds) and the key needed to remove/install the sim-card. The S-Pen was in it's compartment on the phone. The battery had a 50% charge.
With previous Galaxy phones I seem to recall an instruction manual in the box? Perhaps they stopped doing that? Nevertheless the manual was simple to find on the Internet. There was a typed written note included, stating; that the phone had been tested on AT&T and/or T Mobile and that please address any issues or concerns to the seller: AradSystemCR.
When I first started the Note 10, before inserting the sim-card, it had a Verizon Wireless, splash screen. I'm on Verizon, so I was hoping it would go easy - and it did!! After connecting to my WiFi network, I let the phone charge completely, while I played a little with it a little, then turned off. I moved the sim-card to this; new Note 10, and turned the phone back on. Just as it started I received a text from a friend, I made a before I could reply to the text I received a phone call. Now I am really happy!!
Migrating Data & Apps:
I had read a recent review on the phone recommending Samsung Smart Switch. WOW, this worked flawlessly!! I had one issue with data and apps installed on a MicroSD card, which, of course, this phone cannot use. So now I have a folder; _ExternalCard_ that I cannot delete because I do not want to risk loosing my health related data for the past two years. I manually dragged all of the photos & videos to the default location, via Windows file explorer. I deleted all of the music and re-synced the PC with my Note 10's music app. All and all, migration and activation took me an hour, which was so much better than anticipated!!
I had to re-enter my gmail account and all app related passwords. Everything was in the exact location as my old Galaxy j7v, all of my paired devices were listed, but I had to connect them all once before using them.
The Note 10, did not seem to have any additional apps - bloatwear installed. It had nothing from Verizon, AT&T or anyone else, and only the generic Samsung/Android apps. I did have to install an Android update and restart. I installed the Verizon app, from Google Play.
My only Issues:
I choose the free shipping, which took a week. I knew this going in, but perhaps I am just spoiled to Amazon Prime, next day shipping. lol
Now I need to learn these awesome new features. The s-pen is Awesome! The Note 10 is so fast!!
I strongly recommend the seller: AradSystemCR, my brother is searching his store now and I have 3 good friends whom will be before Christmas.
Thank you AradSystemCR!! Thank you Amazon for connecting us!