At this point, it's the Note II or wait for the S4. Unless you're getting the S3 for really cheap.
I would go with the Note 2. I have an S3 and I want a Note 2. The S3 is an awesome phone but the Note 2 is on a whole different level. I've spent a good amount of time playing around with the Note 2 and I love it. My reason for not buying the Note 2 is I'm going to wait and use my upgrade for the S4.
Note 2 or Galaxy S3?
I would buy either off contract and the GS3 is cheaper. My main goal would be to get a feel for a larger screen and the Android/customROM scene. Anything cheaper ya'll would recommend?
I jumped ship to a note 2... It's large but not so large I can't get used to it. Another to consider is the HTC dna... The nexus 4 is a sweet phone for the price.
Right now I would wait to see what the s4 is going to have and go from there.
I learned quickly that how happy I am with a phone comes from how much support is available for it. Android phones are not like Apple.... An update might be out for the note 2 but since you are on att the update is unavailable. So comes down to rooting and flashing a custom rom that has all the updates on it.
Support from Samsung seems almost non existent and carrier support is very slow.
Also support always seems to be better for the international versions instead of carrier specific but you make trade offs for that... Like maybe no lte.
I currently don't have an upgrade to use and I would still be using my iP5 as my primary device - just looking for a high end Android phone as cheap as possible haha....
The Nexus 4 looks good - though out of stock.
Yeah I saw a guy complaining about the lack of custom ROMs and devs working on one of the US variants of the Note 2. He ended up selling it and getting an S3 but he's really into custom ROMs.
I'm on the att note 2 and if you want to keep the Samsung touchwiz features I have found roms that are good for me.... If you don't care about the Samsung stuff and want a stock Android experience I don't see why people would buy a note anyways but the roms seem a little lacking. On the att note 2 might want to look at cleanrom or jedi. I went with jedi... Keeps all the touchwiz stuff with a little bit of nice.
I agree a Note 2 should be used with TouchWiz because of all the cool features. On my s3 I used CM10/Paranoid Android most of the time but eventually went on to Omega.
Been wanting to try out omega and tried out the cm10 port also the pa one... Both good but if I lose most of my spen function then I might as well picked up an HTC dna or something without the spen