A bit too big for my liking. I would consider a chinese clone if it could be trusted for reliability and could be rooted.
you can get the S3 versions too,so smaller. They can be rooted, as I have done mine with no issues. I have had mine 2 months now, with no issues whatsoever. it is 'almost' identical to the official Note 2, and is 1/5 of the price
Plus, i get to use twin sims! ideal for home and work