When we first saw the Samsung Galaxy Note, we had a lot of reservations. While we loved the 5.3-inch 800 x 1280 Super AMOLED display, we felt it was a bit too big to be a smartphone. As a handheld gaming device we did like 178 gram weight compared to a 7-inch tablet which weighs twice as much. We loved the fact that it came with a stylus. Still we were not sure whether this phone cum hand held tablet had a place in the market, especially after the modest sales of the Dell Streak.
With 5 million shipped it looks like while Samsung has been having a hard time gaining traction in the tablet market, they have successful created a new category, the Note (or "phablet" as other have labeled it).
At Php29,000 or free at Smart Data Plan 2000 it does offer a lot of phone (and a little of tablet) for the money