Top 5 Reasons to Keep Note 3

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by lusticke, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. lusticke macrumors member

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    I still love my Note 3, however now that Apple has a big screen iOS is a NO-BRAINER for me!

    Top 5 Reasons I'm Keeping my Note 3:
    1. I'm addicted to spider solitaire and play it for hours every night
    2. It'll be my back-up phone
    3. It's my universal remote
    4. It's my note pad for homework (S-pen)
    5. It's my illegal downloader (movies & TV off BitTorrent)

    So it will mostly stay plugged in by my bed.

    What will your old big-screen Android be used for now?
     
  2. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    I used my "old big-screen" android (lg g3) for money...sold it Friday. Now just waiting on my iphone.....
     
  3. lusticke thread starter macrumors member

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    I thought about that but would like to replace my original Galaxy S as my backup phone. I can't believe how slow that thing is. It also looks like Windows 95!
     
  4. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    Haha...yeah. It was slow to begin with, it wasn't until the galaxy s2 that the phones became worth while.
     
  5. cdmoore74 macrumors 68020

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    Funny; I will be downgrading from my Note 3 to a Moto G. Realized that I don't need the power on the go and I'm sick of paying Verizon big bucks every month. So I'm getting a iPad mini (only if they put in 2GB) or the new Nexus tablet. I'd rather have decent communication needs on the go in a small package and the power of a tablet at home. It will be the first time in 5 years not having a flagship phone. The Note 3 is an excellent phone and it still matches/ exceeds the iPhone 6 plus in many areas. I just don't use the phone to its potential.
     
  6. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    I love my note 3 but will be getting Note 4.im a geek
     
  7. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Keeping my N3 in the family, the wife loves it. I'll be rocking the N4.
     
  8. maximus96 macrumors 6502a

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    i will miss root and custom rom on my note 3, but i have an upgrade so i "have" to get a note 4...selling the 3 will cover the upgrade to 4

    wish samsung could launch soon after announcement like apple...just take my money already...
     
  9. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    If the Note 4 didn't take so long to be released I'd consider it now. I'm using an iPhone 4 and honestly I can't wait any longer, the speed of this thing is killing me.
     
  10. gotluck macrumors 603

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    I gave up on mine last year, it is a feat to still be on iphone 4 :p
     
  11. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    LOL, I've only been using it for about a week. Got it at a steal of a price to take advantage of Verizon's generous trade-in offer :D
     
  12. daveathall macrumors 68000

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    Just out of interest, what would you be using your new iPhone 6 to do?
     
  13. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Only reason why I don't mind waiting is due to the note 3 still being awesome.
     
  14. lusticke thread starter macrumors member

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    Same thing I used the Note 3 for, a phone.
     
  15. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    My mum is still using her iPhone 4 down 2010. The home button doesn't work but she won't stop using it lol
     
  16. l3uddz macrumors 6502

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    Ha bet that's a nightmare to use =p! how do mothers do it? My old dear still uses the 4 too, although the home button does work =)
     
  17. daveathall, Sep 16, 2014
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    daveathall macrumors 68000

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    You are going to use it just as a phone? In your opening post you said "Now that Apple has a big screen iOS is a no brainer for me" if you're just going to use it as a phone surely you don't need a big screen. I don't understand your logic. I must admit that I do fancy giving the larger iP6 a try but if I did my other phone would be sold.
     
  18. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    I'm on next, so I just give it back to AT&T and go about my business.
     
  19. lusticke thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not using to only make phone calls. I'm using it as my everyday phone. That's what the thing is called.
     
  20. daveathall, Sep 17, 2014
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    daveathall macrumors 68000

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    I know exactly what it is called, if you can't answer, just say so. It was a genuine question, you obviously don't know why you want two phones, you started this thread but can't debate your reasons, how strange. I won't be responding to your childish answers anymore.

    Got news for you, a phone makes calls, thats what it is called, check your answer before you post, it only makes you look silly.
     
  21. lusticke thread starter macrumors member

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    Seriously? I'm using for everything the phone is used for. Do I have to spell it out for you? A calendar, reminders, text messaging, picture messaging, applications, social networking, a camera, a video recorder, etc.
     
  22. nickchallis92 macrumors 6502a

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    Galaxy note 4. Seems like the phone to beat in literally every department. Nothing comes close.
     
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    Top reasons -

    1080p is enough for a 5.7 inch screen.

    2K with similar battery capacity as the previous gen will reduce stamina as seen from LG G3 over G2 or Oppo Find 7 over 7a.

    3 GB of RAM which is still the highest found in other flagships.

    Snapdragon 800 is quite fast and power efficient. Higher-clocked SoC like SD 801 OR 805 wouldn't make too much a difference and would suck up more juice.
     
  24. Markyboy81 macrumors 6502a

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    I think there is some tech in the note 4 screen that means it actually uses less power than the note 3 screen (can't remember where I read that)

    Also believe the 805 processor is more efficient than the 800.

    But agree the Note 3 is awesome!
     

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