What should I do? [Note 2 vs SGS4]

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  1. mrskullfreak macrumors 6502a

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    I can't make my mind up if I should buy a note 2 or wait for the s4 to come out.
    Does anyone no how long Samsung waits to release a phone after they announce it?
    Thx
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Just wait till mid March and you'll be able to decide based on fact and not random strangers opinions...
     
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  4. The iGentleman macrumors 6502a

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    With March being right around the corner, you may as well wait unless you absolutely need a phone right now.
     
  5. mrskullfreak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No I have my iPhone 5 now.
     
  6. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Then I would wait. Don't jump unless you have a compelling reason pulling you to do so.
     
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Another question is do you care about the S pen or not? If you want one you may want to get a note 2 now and then save for the note 3 at the end of the year.
     
  8. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    I'm questioning the exact same thing and I've got an iPhone 4 (not 5). But it's only a month away now, so I'm gonna wait and see.
     
  9. mrskullfreak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The s pen is a stylus right?
    I would like that convince of it.
    Theres a rumor the s4 will have one but its a rumor so who knows.
     
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Yeah it is the stylus. I don't think it will have one b.c that is really what separates the two products.
     
  11. mrskullfreak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats true the phones are the same except in size right?
     
  12. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    I agree. I don't see the S4 having a stylus. If a stylus is a must-have, go for the Note 2. If not, wait for the S4.
     
  13. Tig Bitties macrumors 68030

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    I have the Note 2, and really like it. Had it almost a month now, running CM10.1 Nightly. I don't use the S-Pen as much as I thought I would. I think mainly because I never had a stylus phone before, I just forget it's there, and my brain not accustomed to using apps for it.

    But the battery life is AMAZING on this phone, and large screen great for reading news sites, watching videos, doing e-mail, etc...The Note 2 really is a fantastic device.

    But I will say @ 5.5" is borderline too large almost. Is difficult one hand texting, which I do a lot, and reaching for the notification bar at the top, requires super stretching of the fingers. But my old phone, and Wife's phone are the Galaxy Nexus and One X respectively, both @ 4.7" screen size, and they feel very tiny and way too small to me now. But the Note 2's 5.5" screen is almost too large, I get frustrated using it quickly just to send a little text or e-mail reply, so I think a size right in the middle around 5" would be the absolute perfect size. And the Galaxy S IV will be that size.
     
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    Will be released late Summer / early Fall. Follow the same design as the new Galaxy S IV, but with slightly updated hardware. Supposedly an even larger screen than the N2.

    If you are in the market for a new phone soon, I'd at least wait to see what Samsung reveals in mid March, regarding the S IV, see if you like that or not, if not, then get the N2. Because the N3 is a good six months out.
     
  16. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    Very helpful. I'm glad you mentioned it, I've wondered about this.
     
  17. mrskullfreak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If they reveal it in march will they release it then to?
    Is that how it normally works with Samsung
     
  18. dinggus macrumors 65816

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    Not really in the market just wants Note.
     
  19. Tig Bitties macrumors 68030

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    Samsung will officially show off the new Galaxy S IV on March 14th I think. But unfortunately all Android phones never go on sale immediately after the big showcase. It's typically a month to six weeks later it's in stores.

    I think Europe will get it first, I heard late April / early May, and the U.S in late May / early June.

    I do like how Apple shows off a brand new iPhone, literally a week later you can go to the store and buy it.
     
  20. Mackan macrumors 65816

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    Latest I heard is announcement on March 14th. After that it will be available in the stores in late March (whether that is true or not remains to be seen).

    Regarding Apple, yeah they have it available for purchase within 1-2 weeks, but only for selectable countries. Still takes several months before you can buy an iPhone in many other countries.

    The rumors says it will have a 1080p 4.99'' screen. So it will get even bigger compared to before, almost as big as the Note 2. I suggest waiting to the S4 before buying a Note 2.
     
  21. mib1800 macrumors 68000

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    You know 0.5 inch makes a lot of different in screen area. I think the S4 will only be marginally bigger than S3. Note2 will still be substantially bigger than S4.

    OP, if Note2 is too big for you then wait for S4. Otherwise if you want a big screen then dont wait and get the Note2 now.
     
  22. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    true but at close to 5 inches the S4 will be pretty damn big too..I would wait to see what else the S4 adds as there will be some other feature that they will bring out i reckon.
     
  23. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    no doubt the s4 will be a beast, but I think the note goes after a different type of customer. You will see a lot more s4's sold, but damn the stylus is so good haha.
     
  24. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Yeah I agree, the note at 5.5 is too big for a phone for me personally..the size of the S4 will be about right for me. but like you I love the idea of the S pen which is why i'm buying the note 8.0 tablet. All i've ever had is iphones and ipads so it will be a change but the features on galaxy has really won me over and the overall screen size and widgets are a big plus. Now I can watch shows and films too I can buy SD cards to find space for them is perfect to me..
     
  25. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I never have been the type to watch movies/shows on my phone, but I do watch a lot of things on youtube. Being able to watch a youtube video while doing other things is a really nice option to have. Plus I have always preferred writing things by hand to typing.
     

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