I have the note 2 and DH has a galaxy S3, I LOVE my note! it's not hard to handle one hand alothough there is a option to change it to one handed use (I haven't used it) I love android 4.1.2
I did have their first galaxy tab and it was clunky and hard to fit on a hand bag, the note side by side to the S3 isn't too bad size wise. I love it's bigger screen as I spend half my reading or looking a picture heavy sites.
DH is very jealous