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Old Sep 14, 2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or iPhone 5? Honest Comparison

Here is a comparison that my friend wrote comparing the two devices. Both devices will be coming to US carriers and we will need to make a decision between which device to buy. Check out the review and then let me know which one you think your going to purchase.

Review: http://brobuffet.com/2012/09/14/appl...galaxy-note-2/

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Old Sep 14, 2012, 07:13 PM   #2
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Here is a comparison that my friend wrote comparing the two devices. Both devices will be coming to US carriers and we will need to make a decision between which device to buy. Check out the review and then let me know which one you think your going to purchase.

Review: http://brobuffet.com/2012/09/14/appl...galaxy-note-2/
You posted this the day preorders start for the iPhone 5 on a website called MacRumors? What do you think the answer is going to be?
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 07:14 PM   #3
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Don't even waste your time. These are two completely different devices.

I speak from experience with the Note.

They are both excellent.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 07:16 PM   #4
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Here is a comparison that my friend wrote comparing the two devices. Both devices will be coming to US carriers and we will need to make a decision between which device to buy. Check out the review and then let me know which one you think your going to purchase.

Review: http://brobuffet.com/2012/09/14/appl...galaxy-note-2/
What's a Galaxy Note?
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 07:31 PM   #5
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Why compare A tablet to a phone?
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 07:40 PM   #6
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Wait, correct me if I'm wrong but hasn't the Note 2 not been officially announced yet? I don't see how you can compare the two.

But personally, I find the Note ridiculous. I hope you're not a guy, cuz you're gonna need a purse for that.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 07:44 PM   #7
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PAge not found.....

Okay....

Galaxy Note was on AT&T. It was 299 dollars in the beginning.
I assume Galaxy Note 2 will be priced at 299 dollars.


They call this phone as too small to be a phone and too big to be a tablet.

And I played with Galaxy note and it was not very comfortable to hold in my ears.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 07:44 PM   #8
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Here is a comparison that my friend wrote comparing the two devices. Both devices will be coming to US carriers and we will need to make a decision between which device to buy. Check out the review and then let me know which one you think your going to purchase.
You don't happen to have a South Korean IP address, do you?
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 08:38 PM   #9
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PAge not found.....

Okay....

Galaxy Note was on AT&T. It was 299 dollars in the beginning.
I assume Galaxy Note 2 will be priced at 299 dollars.


They call this phone as too small to be a phone and too big to be a tablet.

And I played with Galaxy note and it was not very comfortable to hold in my ears.
My bad, I pasted the link incorrectly. It is now fixed and know the Note is huge but its a clear competitor to the iPhone 5. Just look around the internet and you will find people comparing the two.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 08:48 PM   #10
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What's a Galaxy Note?
A new galaxy. ;-)
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 09:03 PM   #11
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Wait, correct me if I'm wrong but hasn't the Note 2 not been officially announced yet? I don't see how you can compare the two.

But personally, I find the Note ridiculous. I hope you're not a guy, cuz you're gonna need a purse for that.
It was announced two weeks ago.

http://www.samsung.com/global/micros...te2/index.html

My OG Note fits in my pants pocket just fine. Yes, I can still sit down and walk normally, no, it doesn't look weird. But then again, I wear normal pants, not skinny jeans or whatever the cool thing to wear is these days.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 09:51 PM   #12
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Don't even waste your time. These are two completely different devices.
That was my first thought too. My second was that the comparison is total BS as the iPhone 5 ain't out yet and the writer certainly haven't had the chance to REALLY test it.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:40 PM   #13
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Don't even waste your time. These are two completely different devices.

I speak from experience with the Note.

They are both excellent.
Yeah, I don't get why this comparison is being brought up.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 11:33 PM   #14
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Here is a comparison that my friend wrote comparing the two devices. Both devices will be coming to US carriers and we will need to make a decision between which device to buy. Check out the review and then let me know which one you think your going to purchase.

Review: http://brobuffet.com/2012/09/14/appl...galaxy-note-2/
At first I wrote something sharp and snarky in reponse, but then I realized the bit was written by a kid.

So, instead, I say keep on writing. If you enjoy it, keep doing it, but don't forget to do research as well. Writing from the hip doesn't go over well in the tech-blog-o'sphere.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 11:39 PM   #15
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Samsung is expecting to sell 20 million of the Note 2. I will be one of them! Cant wait for this to be released!

http://www.mobilenapps.com/articles/...30-million.htm
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 11:45 PM   #16
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That's not a review, I hate to break it to you. And the Note 2 isn't in the same category of devices as the iPhone 5, I don't see them as being in direct competition with each other.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 11:48 PM   #17
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The note and iPhone 5 don't compete. Plain as day.

People who buy a Note know they want one, no other reason to buy a phone that big.

Its an awesome device, IF you want something that big. Its supposedly VERY popular among college students who well, take NOTES with it lol.
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 11:19 AM   #18
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The note and iPhone 5 don't compete. Plain as day.

People who buy a Note know they want one, no other reason to buy a phone that big.

Its an awesome device, IF you want something that big. Its supposedly VERY popular among college students who well, take NOTES with it lol.
Pun intended? lol
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 11:53 AM   #19
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Is there a way to use both an iPhone and a Note2 on a single line? i.e., disable cellular on one, then enable it on the other? Or if you primarily use an iPhone, just get something else like a nexus 7? But then there's that pen input on the note.. just wondering...
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