Should I get the next iPhone or Samsung Note II

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Chrisg2014, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Chrisg2014 macrumors regular

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    So my contract is almost up and I feel like the iPhone has out ran it's life with me. Nothing really ground breaking (In my opinion, don't care about yours). But my problem is with my Movies, I have like 55 movies in iTunes. Will there be anyway to put them on the Note?
     
  2. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    To be fair this is like asking whether to buy a BMW or an Audi in an Audi showroom.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I don't think you'll be able to move your movies to the Note. I don't think the Note is something worth having as a cell phone. I do think the SGS3 is a very very nice phone. I do not own one but I've finally had the chance to play with one for a bit.

    I vote no on the Note, yes on the iPhone if those are your two choices. Add the SGS3 there, it is a hard choice. For me, I stick with iOS because everything else started to feel disjointed when I had a Droid.
     
  4. Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

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  5. ahfu25 macrumors 6502a

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    If your leaning towards android then go for the S3...Or Just get the iPhone 5
     
  6. 725032 Guest

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    Yes you can transfer them on to android with after market software.

    The notes great, enjoy it
     
  7. ARSC macrumors 6502

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    Just wait for few days and see how the new iphone is and if you don't like it then get the s3.

    Will do the same.
     
  8. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    You can drag and drop them easily as long they are DRM free.
    Also the note 2 won't be out till Late Fall / Winter in the US.
     
  9. irDigital0l Guest

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    Why are you asking other people?

    Why are you comparing a phone that hasn't been announced yet with one that has?
     
  10. kiltedthrower macrumors regular

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    The better question is what do you want to use your phone for? Do you want a larger screen? Are you going to use a stylus? Etc

    I love the large screen. I use the stylus on a daily basis. I think it's pretty cool to hook up my ps3 to it, and run it to my TV to play games.
     
  11. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Wait until the 5 is announced and then decide. Try them both, if you can.
     
  12. Chrisg2014 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well considering how we have seen what looks to be most of the parts on MacRumors for the iPhone 5. We all have a pretty good to ok picture of what the iPhone 5 will look like. So really like I said in the post, I really just want to know if I can move the iTunes Files.
     
  13. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    iTunes will not sync directly to an Android device but all you have to do is right click the video, select open containing folder, and copy the file to whatever device.
     
  14. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    There's a big difference between the iPhone and the Note II.
    One is a standard-sized smartphone and the other is a "phablet" all-in-one type of device.

    Personally I can't really see them in the same class. iPhone vs. Galaxy S3 is one thing, but the Note II is so much larger than the iPhone or anything else that it's basically in a different class of device.

    So, you need to decide if you want an "phablet" or if you want a phone (plus a separate tablet).
     
  15. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    I was deciding between the Galaxy S3 and the new iPhone, even with a 4" screen... it needs to be wider. I went with the S3.
     
  16. mcman77 macrumors 6502a

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    is there even such a thing as standard-size? What do you mean by that? Average size? Cause from the superphones out there the iphone is considered somewhat small or more mobile if you would put it that way.

    The newer version will be your standard IMO.

    How about if you can't decide what's better :eek: 2device or 1 all-in-one :confused:
     
  17. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

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    You can sync directly to iTunes using iSyncr. I use iSyncr wifi, the only catch is that any videos that are DRM protected will NOT transfer over. I think another poster mentioned some after market hardware to alter that, but I am not sure what or how this is done.

    There is a HUGE difference between a compact iPhone and a Phablet! I think I would feel stupid carrying it around (no offence to anyone intended). I am using the GS3 and enjoying the screen real estate and the ability to carry it as a phone without feeling... kinda weird.

    Its funny, a friend of mine is still sporting the 3GS and kept commenting as I was demo-ing some stuff.. gee that screen is big!
     
  18. Bilalo macrumors 6502

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    S note II sucks but if you want you could convert all videos to a format that is accepted on the note II i guess but what a hastle :S
     
  19. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    According to Apple they're practically the same phone, can't you tell???? When I first saw the video on the note 2 I thought "Wow, that's very un-apple like to be using a stylus."
     
  20. kiltedthrower macrumors regular

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    You think a phone that's not even out yet sucks? What do you base the suckness of the phone on?
     
  21. Bilalo macrumors 6502

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    :O sorry I thought you meant the one that was out, my mistake but anyway you could convert them using different applications in order to put them in any mobile or tablet you want :)
     
  22. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    The OP only needs to convert his movies if they are DRAM protected, otherwise Note2 plays - MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263
     
  23. ggmissmolly macrumors regular

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    Please go get the Samsung right away. You need it.Get it before some kind of sales prohibition takes it away. Go now...run like the wind!
     

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