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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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Is anyone tempted by the Galaxy Note 3?

I'm a new iPhone 5S owner. Got it launch day, no problems, but nearly two weeks later it just feels like an iPhone 5 on steroids. I won't return it but I am already board with it. Guess the wow factor wore off early. Wore off on my 4S about 3 months after I got it.

Anyone else tempted by the Note 3? Yes it's big, that's the point. That and a gorgeous display.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:03 PM   #2
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Is anyone tempted by the Galaxy Note 3?
**** no!

I value one handed operation too much for phablets.

The iPhone 5s quality materials and iOS are also reasons I'm not tempted by the Note 3 in the slightest.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:06 PM   #3
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I'm a new iPhone 5S owner. Got it launch day, no problems, but nearly two weeks later it just feels like an iPhone 5 on steroids. I won't return it but I am already board with it. Guess the wow factor wore off early. Wore off on my 4S about 3 months after I got it.

Anyone else tempted by the Note 3? Yes it's big, that's the point. That and a gorgeous display.
What do you want from a phone to "wow" you??
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:09 PM   #4
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Noooo, after owning the Samsung Galaxy S4, I will never buy another Samsung mobile again.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:10 PM   #5
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What do you want from a phone to "wow" you??
Agreed. I don't look for that new toy feeling when I purchase phones anymore. Of course I like having the new abilities the latest version offers but I find those who get bored quickly just want a new toy to play around with.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:11 PM   #6
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:11 PM   #7
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While I like the device I don't think I could deal with its size in day to day use. So no, not that tempting to me.

After using a friends S4 I was blown away by the screen. So something that size is more tempting to me.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:12 PM   #8
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I'm a new iPhone 5S owner. Got it launch day, no problems, but nearly two weeks later it just feels like an iPhone 5 on steroids. I won't return it but I am already board with it. Guess the wow factor wore off early. Wore off on my 4S about 3 months after I got it.

Anyone else tempted by the Note 3? Yes it's big, that's the point. That and a gorgeous display.
Had a note 2 (GS2 before that) and I probably will never go back. Yes, the screen was amazing, but I found myself sacrificing basic usability (sheer size holding and typing) for a larger screen. Not to mention, the iphone is just a cleaner, classier looking device to me

edit: do miss the spectacular battery life though
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:12 PM   #9
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**** no!

I value one handed operation too much for phablets.

The iPhone 5s quality materials and iOS are also reasons I'm not tempted by the Note 3 in the slightest.
I never understood this lame argument. I had no trouble using the S3, S4, and Note 2 one handed. And when the next iPhone is 5" I'm just gonna laugh.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:13 PM   #10
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Nope. Samsung is known for churning out new devices and ignores updating their older devices. Besides that thing is too big to fit in one's pockets.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:13 PM   #11
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i have a work galaxy s3
no, i'm not tempted. classic samsung to hype dozens of features and most of them barely work or are useless
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:15 PM   #12
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Nope. Done the whole galaxy thing and it's a waste of energy.


Apple products work. That's all I want.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:16 PM   #13
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I never understood this lame argument. I had no trouble using the S3, S4, and Note 2 one handed. And when the next iPhone is 5" I'm just gonna laugh.
Ah, so you had no trouble using a Note 2 one handed. Right

Go ahead and make a youtube video of this then where you aren't shuffling your hand around like crazy trying to pull down the notification area at the top of the screen and then pushing the home button at the bottom after.

I'll be waiting with baited breath
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:16 PM   #14
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No, Samsung is a dishonest company. They just got burned for faking their benchmark tests on the galaxy note 3. Other Android phones I'm tempted by--but never Samsung.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:17 PM   #15
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:18 PM   #16
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I'm a new iPhone 5S owner. Got it launch day, no problems, but nearly two weeks later it just feels like an iPhone 5 on steroids. I won't return it but I am already board with it. Guess the wow factor wore off early. Wore off on my 4S about 3 months after I got it.

Anyone else tempted by the Note 3? Yes it's big, that's the point. That and a gorgeous display.

HELL NO!

I just smashed my samsung phone as soon as I got the iphone5S.

coworkers here has the all the samsung S and every single day something is wrong with it.

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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:19 PM   #17
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Nope. Samsung is known for churning out new devices and ignores updating their older devices. Besides that thing is too big to fit in one's pockets.
Are they? I think the Galaxy S2 is on jelly bean. Puts it on par with Apples/iOS updates does it not?

I don't really keep up with Android too much anymore but my old Xoom (Motorola) has jelly bean.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:20 PM   #18
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No, not a fan of Samsung really. I did have a chance to look at the Moto-X. Nice looking phone, and very close to stock Android. I also liked the feel of the HTC One. Both just got an update to fix some camera issues, and they now both take some pretty decent photos.

I may consider whatever new non-iPhone might be out next year, when I'm eligible for an upgrade to my 5. However, if Apple offers a slightly larger 6, I'd probably stay put. We'll see...
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:20 PM   #19
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Thumbs down

If size matters, maybe you should try this:



It's also a Samsung, and i bet it even runs android!
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:22 PM   #20
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Im not a samsung fan at all when it comes to mobiles but i was thinking of getting the Sony xperia ultra z it looks amazing + sonys bravia engine with triluminos technology and x reality display man its full of display crispiness hehe but i can't let go of IOS, it is connected to all my mac computers and icloud is just outstanding!

Waiting for my 5s hehe
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:24 PM   #21
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I currently have a Note II and I'm more tempted by the gold iPhone 5S than the Note 3. After using an oversized phone for awhile I'm now ready for the iPhone again.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:24 PM   #22
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Nope, i hate samsung.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:26 PM   #23
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I never understood this lame argument. I had no trouble using the S3, S4, and Note 2 one handed. And when the next iPhone is 5" I'm just gonna laugh.
How about the concept of different sized hands? Seriously, it's not that difficult to understand...

Anyway, not tempted at all. Way too big. Only model I've been tempted by is the HTC One.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:26 PM   #24
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note 3 is a galaxy s4 with a bigger screen, not much difference over the S4
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:30 PM   #25
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I was originally but when I saw the 5S there was no competition
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