Best alternative to Note 3 ?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by pdqgp, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. pdqgp macrumors 68020

    pdqgp

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    #1
    Key thing I"m looking for is the ability to pop a micro SD Card into the phone for additional storage.

    I'm tired of dealing with AT&T's lack of help when it comes to fixing their Note 3 GPS issue. Love the phone otherwise. Looking to go into the store and move into a new phone overall.

    I'm heading out on business today but would be interested in feedback. LG3 ? I'm not at all familar with the newer phones or ones due out really soon.

    Insight appreciated.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #2
    What GPS issue if you don't mind?

    Perhaps rooting it, and loading on a custom ROM may fix the problem?
     
  3. tbayrgs, Mar 19, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2014

    tbayrgs macrumors 603

    tbayrgs

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2009
    Location:
    Florida, USA
    #3
    Unless you want another device with a stylus (or stylus capabilities), the LG G Pro 2 or Nokia Lumia 1520 are likely your best options. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra allows any writing implement to act as a stylus but that device is pretty damn big and the camera is subpar.
     
  4. HiDEF macrumors 68000

    HiDEF

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    #4
    I believe I read somewhere if you take off the plastic cover (back panel) and tighten the screws, it might help with GPS signal and locking.

    Again, not sure where I read this or where to look for it so I apologize if I'm not much help.

    I've also noticed that it seems that most of Samsung phones have this problem with GPS. I experience briefly with my S4.
     
  5. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2011
    #5
    Yup, on the S1, GPS is useless. Fortunately, it works together with external BT receivers just fine.

    Later GS models are stated to be much better. Nevertheless, if the Note 3 indeed has the same problem, it will support any external BT receiver. I'd go that way as, unless you can sacrifice Wacom pen and multiwindowing support, there isn't anything comparable on the market.
     
  6. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

    Dontazemebro

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Location:
    I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
    #6
    Nope no problems with GPS here on Verizon model. Maybe an At&t issue?
     
  7. blackhand1001, Mar 19, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2014

    blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

    blackhand1001

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    #7
    I would wait to see if motorola or the nexus line comes out with a phablet this year. I've heard rumors that motorola has one up its sleave.


    I wish samsung would understand how much better this works than touchwiz. The stock rom on here is amazing. Using nova launcher on it. I changed the mms icon to blue and used aosp browser icon for my chrome shortcut since I like having all blue icons on my dock.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Location:
    UK
  9. AQUADock macrumors 65816

    AQUADock

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    #9
    I think that's only available in Korea.
     
  10. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Location:
    UK
    #10
    really? didn't realise that.
     
  11. pdqgp thread starter macrumors 68020

    pdqgp

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    #11
    It's an AT&T only issue as it relates the GPS files they put on the phone.

    Nope, price is no object. Just looking for a very nice large android phone that supports removable storage cards.
     
  12. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Location:
    UK
    #12
    Maybe HTC one max? I know doesn't get perfect reviews but it's just a bigger HTC one...still a nice option.
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Colorado
  14. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

    JOSE891

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2012
    Location:
    Las Vegas
  15. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

    Lloydbm41

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Location:
    Central California
    #15
    Lumia 1520, especially with the 8.1 OS update hitting the streets in 2 weeks. And since the 1520 can accept SD cards, like the Note 3, you are set on expanded storage.
     
  16. RMXO macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    #16
    The best alternative to the GN3 in a few months will be the GN4. :D
     
  17. Markyboy81 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2011
    #17
    Or the GN2 if money is tight! Still a great choice..
     
  18. TheMTtakeover macrumors 6502

    TheMTtakeover

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011
    #18
    Seems like a great phone but I think he is looking for an Android device.
     
  19. mclld macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2012

Share This Page