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Got my S3 for $49.99 w/ 2yr contract, I can still exchange the s3 for a note 2 and pay the $250 difference.

Would it be worth it?
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Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post

No.
I'm with you on this, I just don't see the practicality in a tablet phone, plus I think it looks ridiculous when you use one to call somebody

(Plus I am getting an S3, because neither of the Note 2 display models at my Sprint store even booted into Android...)
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post #4 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post

No.

^ Pretty much. Unless you have a very specific reason that you want a Note 2, your GS3 will give you 99.9% of what you're going to get with a Note 2. All the missing features are all software, so expect them in a later update (like multi windows).

Unless you really NEED the larger screen (both devices have the same resolution mind you, 1280x720), or the quad-core processor in the Note 2, jumping ship seems like a pointless endeavor.

2cents.gif

EDIT: Not to mention the ridiculous form-factor for the Note 2. People look like total jerks (other, "better" words can be used here, but I'll contain myself tongue.gif ) talking on that mammoth. Its a great device, just not worth switching to from a S3
Edited by shinigamibob - 12/16/12 at 8:38pm
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Originally Posted by shinigamibob View Post

^ Pretty much. Unless you have a very specific reason that you want a Note 2, your GS3 will give you 99.9% of what you're going to get with a Note 2. All the missing features are all software, so expect them in a later update (like multi windows).
Unless you really NEED the larger screen (both devices have the same resolution mind you, 1280x720), or the quad-core processor in the Note 2, jumping ship seems like a pointless endeavor.
2cents.gif
EDIT: Not to mention the ridiculous form-factor for the Note 2. People look like total jerks (other, "better" words can be used here, but I'll contain myself tongue.gif ) talking on that mammoth. Its a great device, just not worth switching to from a S3

Why would someone look like a jerk just because of the size of their phone they are talking on?

I had the Galaxy S III for about 3 months before giving it to my girlfriend and picking up the Note II for myself. I have no regrets at all. While they're almost identical, I find the Note II better for media consumption. My old SIII feels too small to browse or watch Youtube/Netflix.
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post #7 of 16
At the price you picked up the SII I would say no, however..

Go into a store and pick up a Note II. If the size isn't an immediate turn off, try to text/web browse/ make a phone call.

IF you can deal with the size, its a wonderful device. Otherwise.. keep your S3.
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The main difference between the two is the form factor and the inclusion of a stylus.

If you absolutely must have the larger form factor and stylus functionality, then yes.

If not, no.
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The main difference between the two is the form factor and the inclusion of a stylus.
If you absolutely must have the larger form factor and stylus functionality, then yes.
If not, no.

And a quad-core and a larger battery. thumb.gif
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If you have the cash, and want a bigger screen, better battery life, and an s-pen. I would say yes. Stock battery lasts way longer than S3, doesn't seem the have the overheating problems some have. One of my reasons behind getting one was that it saves me money on a tab. Never really wanted one, considered one when I had stuff to trade. But now I dont need one. Already have the note2, meow. So, no need for a tab since I already have a laptop.

Had an S3, first time I ever had a phone when it was at the top. I really liked it. Got rid of it for too amazing of a deal. Since I would have had to pay a decent amount of money for a note2 when I had my s3, I probably wold not have been able to. But since you can upgrade for a good price. I would.
Edited by Mr Bear - 12/16/12 at 9:26pm
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