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Old 09-28-2013, 02:04 PM
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Default What are your views on the Samsung Note III?

Just so you know, this thread was originally created by some sort of spambot (or whatever), but since there's a legitimate discussion going on here...hey, why not.

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Old 09-29-2013, 03:23 AM
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I am seriously thinking of getting a note 3 over an iphone 5s this cycle, pretty disappointed that there isn't an iphone 6 with a 5 inch screen.

A chillingo developer was just showing me his note 2, and recommending it over an iphone 5s. Just might bite.

The ipad 5 though looks sexy with apple joystick support, so will probably get one of those too.

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Old 09-29-2013, 03:47 AM
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I've my eye on the Note 3 as well I really like Samsung phones as the Micro SD is important to me and I like having all my media in my pocket.

I think the Note 3 will be a serious powerhouse have good battery and a good screen, I just want to see it in person before I make up my mind but it's definitely the favourite for my next phone.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:31 AM
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It's nice, my brother owns a Note 2... So this phone must be even better.
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:11 PM
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I've my eye on the Note 3 as well I really like Samsung phones as the Micro SD is important to me and I like having all my media in my pocket.

I think the Note 3 will be a serious powerhouse have good battery and a good screen, I just want to see it in person before I make up my mind but it's definitely the favourite for my next phone.
Gotta love the size of the screen, sd card support, and real stylus.

Anyone know much about the Samsung S5 rumoured to be coming out in April 2014? Would anyone recommend it over the Note 3?
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:11 PM
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A chillingo developer was just showing me his note 2, and recommending it over an iphone 5s. Just might bite.
He only cares about it in relation to his own apps. The terrible quality of everything else on the Android store is a separate issue to him, but to the informed consumer... it sucks.

Also, screw large screens. We have tablets, I just want a freakin' phone that I can take with me.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:48 PM
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He only cares about it in relation to his own apps. The terrible quality of everything else on the Android store is a separate issue to him, but to the informed consumer... it sucks.

Also, screw large screens. We have tablets, I just want a freakin' phone that I can take with me.
It was interesting that the Chillingo dev showed me his game on a note 2, not an iphone 5 (he had both on him).

He was raving how awesome the Note 2 was, and how much better it was than the iphone.

But you are right, for gaming, ios is better, that is why I will get an ipad 5, but for my phone, I use it mainly for web surfing since I am rarely at home.

So for that size of screen is important to me.

Also, my main gripe about even my 64 gb ipad 3, has always been disk space, it would be awesome to download videos an stuff to sd cards and use your phablet as a video viewing machine.

Plus the stylus intrigues me.

Plus, since I carry my ipad with me 90% of the time, it would be kinda cool to have the best of both worlds, an android phablet and a ipad 5.

I was really hoping for an iphone 6 with a 5 inch screen. I would have gotten that, but now it is a tough choice.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:51 PM
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Also, screw large screens.
freaking this.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:23 PM
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freaking this.
I feel the same way. 4" screen is perfect. Heck, I loved the 3.5" screen on the 4s. I don't have any desire to get anything bigger for my phone.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:10 PM
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I jumped ship last year and picked up a Note II. While my iPhone 4 was undeniably a great piece of hardware, I had a few complaints about it - the #1 being screen size. Bumping up to 4" by making the screen taller does not help when viewing web pages as I always turn the thing sideways. If apple was going to keep me as a customer, they'd have to make a significant improvement in screen size. They failed.

One initial drawback was the clear superiority of the Apple ecosystem as per apps. However in the last year that's closed quite a bit. While Android does not quite have the selection of some of the particular apps I like (Astronomy oriented applications) it has enough for me to do what I need. There are some consolations tho - I've discovered several gems that just aren't available on iOS (Pixel Dungeon and Delver are absolutely AWESOME games, and I really wish there was an equivalent to Reddit is Fun for iOS. Plus some of that google integration is cool as hell).

As per the Galaxy Note II itself - Best phone I've ever had, hands down. I was worried it'd be to large - nope. Took me a couple of days to get used to it, but now it seems normal. I've tried going back to my iPhone on occasion (when I want to use a backup for fear of destroying it) but that screen is so incredibly cramped I give it up pretty quickly. I imagine I'll be looking at the Note IV when I'm due for an upgrade next year. I still have my iPad, and plan on upgrading to a new one probably next spring, so I kind of have the best of both worlds.
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