Iphone or galaxy note 2?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by bsurb, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    I have the Iphone 5 for sprint right now, not sure why but it doesn't catch my attention much. Its the exact same thing as the 4. Just a little bigger screen.....

    In my area, they don't have the 4G towers built yet either for a few more months.... So the speed is also the same as the 4.

    Does anybody have the samsung galaxy note 2? I know its big, but it looks pretty bad A**. I got away from droid for a while but I wanted to get some opinions....

    thanks
     
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    tymaster50

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    It's the exact same thing as the note 1, just with a little bigger screen.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    Disagree. It has 1.6ghz quad core processor, 2gb of ram, and 64gb maximum card size.

    Its almost like saying the iPhone 5 is the exact same thing as the iPhone 4... Just with a little bigger screen
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Had the Note 2 for 2 weeks. Awesome device. Battery is great with the 3100mah battery. (about the same as the 5)
    +big screen
    +great OS (jelly bean), touchwiz is really good now.
    +sd slot: only for media, apps stay in main memory
    +stylus is neat

    -big phone: one handed operation is tricky
    -bloat from carrier: very glas iOS has no bloatware
    -amoled: good for some people, too saturated and dim for me.
    -limited storage: apps only go on main memory, which is ~11GB.

    Overall the Note 2 is a great device. I took it back because I wanted iOS which integrates better with my iPad 4.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    iv never used the galaxy note before. the only android i owned was the old evo.

    the iphone 5 is just boring.... its seems the exact same thing as the 4. bigger screen thats it.

    i kind of like the size of the note 2.

    the iphone 5 battery drains pretty quick when i constantly use it.my 4 seemed to last a lot longer. i am concerned about the Note 2 though if i constantly use it.
     
  6. macrumors demi-god

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    Galaxy Note 2 is so cool, it's like having a portable computer in your hand, really! Give it a test run at one of your stores and if you like it, get it you won't be dissapointed!
     
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    tymaster50

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    It was a reference to him saying the 4 and 5 were exactly alike. And one version of the original note had 2gb of ram and I thought all android's has 64gb sd cards?
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    i know the note 2 can be upgraded to 120gb sd card. the iphone doesnt go past 64gb.

    the iphone is stuck in 2007.. and seems to go down hill since steve jobs passed away.

    i looked at the note 2 today but the guy standing inside of sprint was telling me i made a good pick with the 5. of course, u work here and i was wanting to return it......

    i use twitter, facebook, tumblr ect all the time. i promote music artists and i stay on the phone 24/7 with clients.

    iphone or N2 better for business related?
     
  9. macrumors 65816

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    Since you use the phone / messaging part a lot, the Note 2 is hands down the better choice. You can actually block calls/messages from individual users or as a whole like you expect it to, unlike Apple's half-baked do not disturb mode that doesn't work. The Note 2's just work.

    And I like this picture comparing the two phones:

    [​IMG]

    iPhone 5: Please don't eat me!
    Note 2: I'm gonna enjoy munching you, punny one!
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    my iphone 5 battery is really damn good maybe you guys dont know about some app running in the background. then again i only bought voice and text this month so no LTE usage. next month im gonna buy 4g again hopefully the battery wont show what everyone else keeps reporting D;
     
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    I've had an iPhone the past 4 years and decided to buy the Note II after owning the iPhone 5 for a couple of weeks. Phone runs very smooth with no lag or hiccups. Screen is amazing for web browsing and videos. Battery life lasts forever. I was able to get 3.5 days with moderate use on a single charge. (normally have to charge every other day). Love the notification system and led light. I have widgets set up for my calendar, tasks, emails so they're easily accessible. That alone has helped me with productivity.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors member

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    and instead of taking it back to sprint and getting a re stocking fee charge, i found a girl who has the n2 for 2-3 weeks who is looking to trade for an iphone....
     
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    SnowLeopard OSX

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    Note 2 is too big for me, personally. But the iPhone 5 is too tall/skinny/thin for me as well.

    That's why I've remained using an iPhone 4S, it's just perfect for me. Do what suits you best -- don't depend on the opinions of others.
     
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    LOL.... i knew the note was big, but holy crap, i think it's bigger than some people's heads lol....wow....

    [​IMG]
     
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    I have owned and used every iPhone released and loved them but am currently using a Note 2. First android I have owned that I don't see me moving away from anytime soon. I was able to find applications that made syncing with my Apple products seamless. If Apple doesn't wow me with the 5s/6 I will be staying with the Note. First time I have said that after the iPhone first came out.
     
  16. thread starter macrumors member

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    i like how you can have several tabs open to on the note 2
     
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    One thing I am VERY happy to see is that cell phone makers and Android are giving Apple a run for their money. Think this will only make Apple improve the iPhone and iOS.
     
  18. thread starter macrumors member

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    i think i may go meet this person for their note2 at the sprint store.
     
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    Very true....i think we'll see big changes to iOS in 2013
     
  20. macrumors 6502

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    get the note. I have had the iphone 5 for a couple of months now after upgrading from the 4s, and it seems quite boring, honestly i wish i had the note. The notes screen is amazing. yes you cant use it with one hand, but its much better. also its about the same speed in general plus u get nfc and that awesome s pen!

    go with the note, because if you dont you eill be sorry
     
  21. thread starter macrumors member

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    found another one locally they want to trade..

    ill keep you guys update on what i decide to do
     
  22. macrumors 6502

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    Same here I use isyncr and sync my music and vids over wifi.

    Yes you can.
     
  23. macrumors newbie

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    Ok I didn't read everyone's posts but here's my opinion I had the note 2 for 39 days and I've got the 5 now the note 2 is an amazing phone battery was amazing, I miss this most of all and am disappointed in apple in this field. Now I've had iphone 3,4, and now 5, EVO, photon, blackberry bold, and others as well, but I have a disease where I have to have the latest phone. Anyway the Note 2 does so much but I found that I didn't use those things unless showing it off. Now that I have a iphone again I don't miss the big screen and big phone it feels good texting I don't have to mess with samsungs stupid keyboard, but the battery life is the only thing I miss
     
  24. macrumors member

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    im stuck between the N2 and the I5. I dont like how you cant put the N2 in your pocket comfotably. I also think the I5 screen could be a little bigger. The note's screen is nice and big on the other hand. Im sub'd for this thread for sure.
     
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    should i stay away from rooted phones??

    one dude who wants to trade says its rooted.
     

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