iPhone5 + mini iPad vs Samsung Galaxy Note II

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by raptorstv, Oct 26, 2012.


so confused....

  1. iPhone5 (4") + mini iPad (7.9")

    35 vote(s)
  2. Samsung Galaxy Note (5.5")

    40 vote(s)
  1. raptorstv macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2011
    I'm seriously considering selling my iPhone5 to get the GSN2 to save money from having to buy 2 different devices
  2. Flipfrancis1203 macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2010
    SF Bay Area, California
    just pre ordered both SGN2 and iPad mini 16gb!!!;)
  3. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    Portable phone + tablet


    Non-portable phone

    Personally I think the Apple duo would be the better choice. Just my two cents.
  4. tadad1 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2008
    Currently still on the iPhone 4 because neither the 4s nor the 5 gave me the desire to update but the Note II did, should get it early next week.
  5. The Face macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2012
    You won't regret your decision.
  6. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Look at how much have you invested in the iOS app store. If like me you have spent over $1k in the past couple of years, then stick with your iOS device or devices.

    If you have little investment in it, then yes sell the iphone 5 and go for the GSN2 if it seemingly suits your needs and desires more currently.

    a bit of a sweeping generalisation / assumption about someone you know absolutely nothing about :confused:

    He may be riddled with guilt constantly for all we know ;)
  7. raptorstv thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2011
    I have probably invested around $35 for some paid apps...
  8. needfx macrumors 68040


    Aug 10, 2010
    macrumors apparently
    given the conjuncture of mobile gadgets (phones, pads and all), I don't think I would be investing in anything else other than :apple: for the time being.

    until the next best thing is out, but it is hard to kick apple in the naggers
  9. identity macrumors 6502

    Nov 18, 2011
    What? This makes no sense. How is carrying two devices, one being 2 inches bigger, be more portable?
  10. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    One phone you can easily pocket and hold + one well-stocked iPad mini with great ecosystem

    Or one pseudo tablet and unwieldy phone

    The phablet form factor is the worst of both worlds, in my opinion.
  11. tbayrgs, Oct 26, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2012

    tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    Considering your minimal investment, I'd consider the Note II. I personally wouldn't do it as I also am not a fan of the phablet--too big a phone, too small of a tablet but I can certainly understand the appeal for many, especially if you only want to carry one device. Also, it'll be quite a bit less expensive.
  12. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    I think that all depends on what you would do with the iPad mini. Can those things be accomplished on the Galaxy Note?
  13. raptorstv thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2011
    I think so... All whats missing with my iphone5 is a larger screen for reading documents etc... It'll tire my eyes
  14. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Personally I'd rather have an all in one device if you plan on carrying both with you all the time anyway.

    It's the purpose of a smart phone. I don't carry a laptop around because my phone can take care of the task I need it too. My eyes are still good enough for an iPhone 4S thankfully.
  15. daveathall macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2010
    North Yorkshire
    I am tempted by the iPad mini, I will wait to see what Google offers next week though.

    If the size of the Note II suits your needs and the size works for you, then IMHO, thats the winner.
  16. doomfront macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2012
    Good thing it's just your opinion.
  17. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    Isn't that what the OP was asking for? There's no facts in this case.
  18. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    If I had to carry an iPhone AND an iPad mini around or a Note II, I'd choose the Note II.

    I don't get how people can say the Note II isn't portable due to its size but the iPad mini is. The fact is iPad mini is larger than the Note II AND you're carrying around an iPhone as well. Where exactly do you store both idevices in your everyday routine when you leave the house each day?
  19. rmhop81 macrumors 68020


    Apr 4, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    I haven't decided either but have same thoughts as you. I like one device deal. Lost interest in iPhone due to lack of supply. Will probably get GN2 and skip iPhone.
  20. doomfront macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2012
    True. I think it's a lot easier to just carry around the Note than both the Iphone and Ipad
  21. raptorstv thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2011
    I decided to go with the iPhone5 and ipad mini combo... SGN2 is an ugly device actually
  22. The Face macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2012
    I've been using the Galaxy Note 2 for a few weeks now and haven't looked back. The people saying it's too big to fit in your pocket haven't used the Note, it slips in and out of my pocket like any other phone, unless you're wearing skinny jeans.

    As for this debate, I'd recommend getting the Note 2 over the iPhone and iPad mini. Firstly it'll cost you far less to just get the Note 2, but it doesn't make sense to carry around 2 devices when you can get one device (Note 2) which can do everything they can do all in one phone.
  23. raptorstv thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2011
    Do you find that the screen is big enough to be used for reading magazines/pdf documets comfortably after many hours?
  24. kiltedthrower macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2012
    I have the note 1 and I look at a lot of pdf files through the day and the screen size is great for viewing them. I imagine the note 2 is even better.
  25. raptorstv thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2011
    For those who've bought ipad mini... R u guys happy with ur decision?

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