Note 3 could be fantastic!

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by jimbo1mcm, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    I have a Galaxy S4 and I love it, but the Note 3, which is coming in Sept/Oct could be a game changer. For me, it looks like it could replace my tablet and let me have just two devices, a laptop and a Note. I especially like the S Pen and its ability to be used to scroll while on the internet. The 3 GB of Ram and the HD screen, along with a bigger battery could make me sell the S4 and go to the Note 3.
     
  2. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    I LOVE my note 2. It's the perfect cell phone. no need for a tablet at all
     
  3. Shuri macrumors 6502

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    Just wondering: How do you see it as a possible game changer? I guess it's going to be a normal iteration; better specs, bigger screen.. or am I missing on something here?
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    yeah, I do not see it being a game changer....just a better note as expected.
     
  5. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Technically all or any future device could be fantastic if they meet your needs for that product ....
     
  6. jimbo1mcm thread starter macrumors 68000

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    re: game changer

    It will be big enough to replace a tablet while still retaining a form small enough to put in your pocket and still make calls. I would call that a game changer.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    How big is too big?

    I think the Note 2 is borderline in that aspect. I think any larger and it becomes unwieldly as a phone. Plus I'm guessing consumers may not be turned on answering calls on a tablet sized device - it looks kind of goofy. Perhaps the technical/hobbyists wouldn't mind but Joe Q public may. Just a thought.
     
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    That is very debatable. Personally the note is too big for me.
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    It would be how one defines small enough / pocket-ability / usability for calls however - and everyones opinions on that differ.

    A game changer fundamentally changes the entire industry / sector. If the Note 1 & Note 2 haven't done that (though they have paved way for phablet market) then Note 3 needs more than just size.

    Personally a 5.5-6" device is too small for me to replace a tablet for extended sessions of web browsing, and too big for me to feel comfortable texting and using as a cellular phone, and I'm not alone in that section.
     
  10. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    an HD screen on a 5.7 inch device will be great to see i must admit but that phone will be massive. and to think the 5.5 note was big now being 0.2 inches bigger it will be interesting how you would handle that. think the 5 inch S4 is the perfect kind of size.
     
  11. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I was about to say this. Tablets are meant to be significantly larger than today's smartphones. I wouldn't see myself sitting down on a couch at night browsing the web on a Galaxy Note or any other phablet device. It's much more comfortable using something larger like the Nexus 7, iPad mini, iPad 4, Nexus 10, etc. If you put a Note next to one of those devices (maybe not the Nexus 7, there's a significant different despite the Note already being a pretty large device.
     
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    Who says the Note III will be bigger than the Note II?
    I bet they will do like with the S3 and S4,
    display 0,2" bigger, but the overall size will be the same or slightly smaller.
     
  14. nick_elt macrumors 68000

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    I have a note 2 and its a brilliant phone but its far to small to replace a tablet, its just a more productive phone. It will never replace my ipad just as my ipad will not replace my mac air, cannot see how ppl have these views.
     
  15. otismotive77 macrumors 6502

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    i'll be checking out some reviews, i wanna see all the new software features they've added, if their are some really cool new features then i'll go for it.
     
  16. asthamapheo macrumors 6502

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    i wait till the htc one max, i wanna see what are they bringing up to the table.
     
  17. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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    The current Note 2 is already better than the S4 in my opinion. Currently I just have my iMac and the Note.
     

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