Is anyone tempted by the Galaxy Note 3?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by MattMJB0188, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Dec 28, 2009
    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.
  2. macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    **** 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.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2010
    What do you want from a phone to "wow" you??
  4. macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2013
    Noooo, after owning the Samsung Galaxy S4, I will never buy another Samsung mobile again.
  5. macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    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.
  6. macrumors member


    Sep 23, 2012
  7. macrumors 604


    Jan 8, 2012
    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.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2012
    Dallas, Tx
    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
  9. thread starter macrumors 68000


    Dec 28, 2009
    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.
  10. macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2009
    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.
  11. macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    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
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
    Nope. Done the whole galaxy thing and it's a waste of energy.

    Apple products work. That's all I want.
  13. macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    Ah, so you had no trouble using a Note 2 one handed. Right :rolleyes:

    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 :D
  14. macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    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.
  15. macrumors 68020


    Feb 28, 2009
  16. GALAGA, Oct 1, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2013

    macrumors member


    Feb 22, 2013

    HELL NO! :D:apple:

    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.
  17. macrumors 604


    Jan 8, 2012
    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.
  18. macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2009
    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...
  19. macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2010
    If size matters, maybe you should try this:


    It's also a Samsung, and i bet it even runs android!
  20. macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2010
    Planet Neptune
    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
  21. macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2007
    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.
  22. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2012
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2012
    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.
  24. macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    note 3 is a galaxy s4 with a bigger screen, not much difference over the S4
  25. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2013
    I was originally but when I saw the 5S there was no competition :)

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