Who is getting the Note II?

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  1. MattMJB0188, Oct 14, 2012
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    MattMJB0188

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    Just wondering if any long time iPhone users will be getting the Note II once it hits AT&T next month? Anyone think its too big, or not big enough? Anyway, the specs alone might sway many people.

    If so, how do you plan on buying it? Upgrade, full retail?

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    Too big in my opinion. I laugh everytime I see someone holding it up to their ear talking on it. Almost as big as the persons head.
     
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    I was thinking about it, but went and played with the original Note at the store and it is just too big. For work it would be OK, but I can't see me sticking that thing in my pocket while at my kid's soccer game. I know, I could do a sim card swap thing, but that ain't my bag.

    I am however considering (shutter) the Galaxy S3... I a huge fan of Apple, but I must admit, that is a fantastic device and I think I could have more "fun" with that. (No flames please).

    Good luck.
     
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    Getting one.
     
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    haruhiko

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    Well this is an iPhone forum.




    But anyway, I won't get it because it's too big. For me, if I will ever get a Samsung phone, the S II's size was perfect.
     
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    That is a phone, thought it was a tablet. Lol.
     
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    Only thing about the GSIII is the Qualcomm chip. Samsung's Exynos processors are much better and now with LTE support makes the Note II even more tempting.
     
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    Not tempting to me, at all. I love my iPhones.
     
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    Hell no. The iPhone 5 is the best phone ever. the Note 2 suck and it will fail.
     
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    MattMJB0188

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    Really now? That's why my iphone 5 was defective out of the box, oh and my friend's had horizontal lines at the top of his 5??

    Doesn't sound like the best phone ever. Of course the Note II isn't the best either but at least Samsung has good quality control.
     
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    Sort of odd this is asked on here when the majority of us have iphones ???
     
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    MattMJB0188

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    But do the majority of us have iPhones? ;)

    Maybe there are some people who didn't like the iPhone 5 and are considering other options now.
     
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    You might have better answers if you post this in the appropriate sub-forum.

    I, like most people here, think that the Note line is waaaay too big for phones.

    I have tiny hands and sometimes struggle to hit the Back button on my iPhone 5. My ideal screen size would be maybe 3.8" inch.
     
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    Gee, and both of mind were perfect. I love Apple's quality control. True story.
     
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    Why are you on this forum then if you are not an Apple fanboy?
     
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    I think it is relative as many long-time iPhone users are not that stoked about missing tech & quality issues. I tested devices for years and hated Android but enjoyed the Note & GS2. I do have pretty big hands though.
     
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    I won't be getting it. It's too big, I think the Note 1 is too large. The biggest size phone that I would personally use is about the Galaxy S3's 4.8" screen. Don't think I'm saying the Note 2 is bad though, because it isn't. If I wanted another Android though, I'd wait for all these rumored Nexus phones I keep hearing about. I <3 Vanilla Android. I personally feel like Jelly Bean is superior to iOS 6. But I think iOS has MUCH better 3rd party app support. For the record I'm currently using a Verizon iPhone 5.
     
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    MattMJB0188

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    Apple fanboy? Haha. Not me buddy. I enjoy the iPhone but I enjoy Android just as much, along with Samsung phones.

    What? Someone can't enjoy both?
     
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    Since when do you have to be an apple fanboy to post on here? :D I know i am not. But getting to the OP, i would much rather go with a Samsung Galaxy 3 if i did make a switch. The idea of a phone and tablet is intriguing. But i cannot fathom lugging something that big around.
     
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    MattMJB0188

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    I do believe its a large phone. I also I can see myself slowly adjusting to it. I also agree on Jelly Bean superior to iOS 6. Apple is slowly starting to drift into RIM territory.
     
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    I'm really tempted to but I already have the International Galaxy SIII. II'll just wait till they have a 1080P screen version :p Recently sold my 4S but will probably buy a 5 because I already invested too much into iOS apps :S
     
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    Can't believe I'm saying this but agree 100% on Jelly Bean. I picked up a Nexus7 on trades from GameStop & LOVE raw JB. It's just fun. I'm considering the Note 2 but doubt its camera can match the 5's.
     
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    Yeah I mean, if you like the size of the phone.. then go for it. I don't like Manufacturer skins.. but the only 1 I think that is decent is TouchWiz. It's ok.. not as good as Vanilla though. I own a Nexus 7 and I've been a long time iPhone user.. I sold my iPhone 4S in August and picked up a Galaxy S3. It was fun.. put CyanogenMod 10 on there, Google Wallet, etc. I loved the phone, I don't have a single complaint to make about it except maybe battery life (its battery is way better than the Galaxy Nexus though) in the end, I went back to iPhone though. I sold it and bought a 32GB iPhone 5. Mainly because of the 3rd party apps. Google Play doesn't have my banking app, Facebook app sucks.

    It isn't Google's fault though. I still get to play with Android though via my Nexus 7. But from a 3rd party app perspective.. there's no denying iOS has Android there.
     
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    How close is the GS3 camera to the 5 camera? Camera quality will likely dictate my choice. Thanks.

    Oh, & the Nexus 7 is just plain fun.
     
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    MattMJB0188

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    GSIII and ip5 camera quality are near identical. Both have pros and cons. The Note II camera is the same as the GSIII, I think.
     

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