I had that years ago with the original Samsung Galaxy Tab.
I either put the phone on speaker if no one was around or if I was at home, or I used headphones, it wasnt really that big a deal. Trouble was, out and about anywhere carrying it could sometimes be a pain if I didnt have cargo type trousers or a big coat.
I think the Galaxy Note is probably a better solution...
"I'm using an Asus FonePad, no its rubbish!"
You just need baggy trousers :)