Samsung ranks the note series ahead of the S line?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Agree or disagree?

    seems the new features and the big ones they want to do with their phones come with the note series compared to the S line. Obviously we will see these new features on the note 4 as well but you know they will be adding something speical to the note 4 that we didn't see with the S5. Happens pretty much every year..do you think it's right that they rank the note series as a higher flagship?
     
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    Short answer - yes

    Even if the S lines sells better, the Note series is the one with the advantage being released later in the year with the most advanced tech and SoC. And a S-Pen to boot. No different with the Nexus and iPhones being released during the second half of the year. If they charge premium for it, then Samsung should rank it higher. Plus Samsung can cram more features into a larger footprint.

    The S line has become more of the early season appetizer and demoted as the Note mini version. The Note series is the market Samsung helped created. Dell created the first 5-inch screen phone back in 2010 with the Dell Streak but the Samsung Galaxy Notes is what popularized the "phablet" market. The term phablet wasn't even created until the first gen Note in 2011.
     
  3. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I would agree as well. Even though the Note is released in the second half of the year, its hardware competes with most flagships of the upcoming year. On top of that, all the attention Samsung puts towards the features and software, it's hard to argue the Note isn't top dog in their line of devices.
     
  4. vomhorizon macrumors 6502a

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    Its what sets them apart from everyone else..No one else (to my knowledge) has a stylus in a mainstream phablet..I bet the margins on the Note family are much higher than the S family..
     
  5. gotluck macrumors 603

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    I would say it feels like that, yah.

    I wish samsung wouldn't severly gimp their S Mini's too
     
  6. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    To me, my Note 3 is the best. Even though I am in the vast minority, I like the new GS5. However, no way would I switch my Note for the 5. Not only is the S pen in a league of it's own, but the Note's performance is tops. Each iteration of the Note brings more converts.

    It's been almost 5 months with my Note and it still runs great. Also, the battery is as strong as ever.

    If you want a great phone, this is it!
     
  7. Bishope1999 macrumors regular

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    I agree. I have the S4 at the moment and if I had to choose between the S5 and the Note 3, I would easily choose the Note 3. While the S5 has improved over the S4 in a lot of ways, it feels like it's just catching up to other phones, even the Note 3. Dropping another $600 for the S5 doesn't seem worth it, but holding out for another 7 months and dropping $700 for the Galaxy Note 4, seems like a very easy decision.

    I'll admit to be severely disappointed that the S5 didn't include a QHD display. Although I know that to other people the difference between HD/FHD/QHD isn't important to them , that's cool, but that got to me with the S5. If the QHD display is saved for the Note 4, then there is no question that they are treating the Note as the premium phone.

    Bringing the S5 down to 2GB ram and including a 16GB model is enough proof for me, since they could have easily added a 3GB ram and a 32GB base model.
     
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    Galaxy S series is Samsung's flagship during the first half of the year. Galaxy Note series is Samsung's MVP for the second half. Kinda like their Kobe & Shaq 1-2 combo.

    Actually when Samsung first announced the original Galaxy Note, I was very excited about it. I remember Samsung actually kept it a secret from Apple and waited until the second half of the year and not coincide it with the SII release.

    It is a smart move by Samsung to release two flagships per year catering to two different segments. Samsung had more foresight with the phablet market they helped popularized. By 2010, iPad gets released and then everybody goes tablet crazy the follwing year. The first Note gets released in Fall of 2011 and the phablets gets more heated up in 2013 as others scramble to come up with a competing phablet.

    The Note phones are the only line from Samsung that I ever liked and considered. I know people who were Apple fanboys who converted to Samsung from the Galaxy Note series alone.

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    Galaxy S series is Samsung's flagship during the first half of the year. Galaxy Note series is Samsung's MVP for the second half. Kinda like their Kobe & Shaq 1-2 combo.

    Actually when Samsung first announced the original Galaxy Note, I was very excited about it. I remember Samsung actually kept it a secret from Apple and waited until the second half of the year and not coincide it with the SII release.

    It is a smart move by Samsung to release two flagships per year catering to two different segments. Samsung had more foresight with the phablet market they helped popularized. By 2010, iPad gets released and then everybody goes tablet crazy the follwing year. The first Note gets released in Fall of 2011 and the phablets gets more heated up in 2013 as others scramble to come up with a competing phablet.

    The Note phones are the only line from Samsung that I ever liked and considered. I know people who were Apple fanboys who converted to Samsung from the Galaxy Note series alone. The resell value is also the best with the Notes. I remember checking the other day at Best Buy's online site how much is the Galaxy Note II subsidized vs the S4? You can get the S4 for $99 with contract while the 6-month older Note II still goes for $149.

    Note can appeal to anybody esp if people who do alot of video consuming, internet browsing. It has an S-Pen business users can use to do online signatures. People who love to sketch. I lived in the US for most of my life but I can understand the appeal for phablets. Some Americans haven't fully grasped the concept of a giant phone because it doesn't apply to their personal lifestyle. With people in Asia, it appeals to like a train culture like Japan for long commutes or a Facebook-oriented culture like the Philippines viewing pix. Sacrifice one-handed use/pocketability for better browsing/video/multi-app opening experience...

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    Galaxy S series is Samsung's flagship during the first half of the year. Galaxy Note series is Samsung's MVP for the second half. Kinda like their Kobe & Shaq 1-2 combo.

    Actually when Samsung first announced the original Galaxy Note, I was very excited about it. I remember Samsung actually kept it a secret from Apple and waited until the second half of the year and not coincide it with the SII release.

    It is a smart move by Samsung to release two flagships per year catering to two different segments. Samsung had more foresight with the phablet market they helped popularized. By 2010, iPad gets released and then everybody goes tablet crazy the follwing year. The first Note gets released in Fall of 2011 and the phablets gets more heated up in 2013 as others scramble to come up with a competing phablet.

    The Note phones are the only line from Samsung that I ever liked and considered. I know people who were Apple fanboys who converted to Samsung from the Galaxy Note series alone. The resell value is also the best with the Notes. I remember checking the other day at Best Buy's online site how much is the Galaxy Note II subsidized vs the S4? You can get the S4 for $99 with contract while the 6-month older Note II still goes for $149.

    Note can appeal to anybody esp if people who do alot of video consuming, internet browsing. It has an S-Pen business users can use to do online signatures. People who love to sketch. I lived in the US for most of my life but I can understand the appeal for phablets. Some Americans haven't fully grasped the concept of a giant phone because it doesn't apply to their personal lifestyle. With people in Asia, it appeals to like a train culture like Japan for long commutes or a Facebook-oriented culture like the Philippines viewing pix. Sacrifice one-handed use/pocketability for better browsing/video/multi-app opening/longer battery experience...
     

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