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Old 12-29-2012, 12:57 AM
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Default Samsung Galaxy Note II or Galaxy SIII?

Need some advice on choosing a next cell phone.
I have an ancient iPhone 3 and it is ready to die any minute now.

I use AT&T (because of grandfathered in unlimited data plan) and torn between Note II or Galaxy SIII. I am not considering iPhone 5 because I am kind of sick of iPhones at the moment.

Also, AT&T has a promo for buying SIII and a tablet for a decent price. Should I consider this as an option? I already have a decent laptop. So,...

What do you think?
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Old 12-29-2012, 1:45 AM
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My wife and I have the S3 and Note 2. The Note 2 takes a bit to get used to, as the display is bigger and obviously a very powerful processor. We are both happy with it, give up on the iphone as Apple can only change the size so many time and claim it as a new out of this world technology smart phone.
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Old 12-29-2012, 6:15 AM
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I went from a iPhone 4S to the Galaxy Note II. The size did take a week or two to get used too, but couldn't be happier. I love the larger screen, so much easier to text on and surfing the web and watching netflix is awesome.
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Old 12-29-2012, 6:42 AM
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I have the lll. Btry last all day great display, fast. Screen size is fine
for me, l now all about bigger is better. I felt that the note was to
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Old 12-29-2012, 7:06 AM
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I bought 2 Galaxy S3's on Black Friday for $39 each after mail in rebate. The phones are REALLY good and better than an IPhone all day (former IPhone user). The default screen settings are dim to save battery life so you have to crank them up to see the screen well, especially outside. A good case is mandatory because they do seem like they would be easy to break.
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your gonna need a man bag to carry that note
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I broke my S3 and bought a Note to replace it. I like the large screen but it is a pain to carry...Only fits in my back pocket. I'll also add that the S3 got much better cell reception. YMMV
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Note 2. With all the hardware packed into this phone, it'll be good for a few years.

Great battery life, very nice display + gorilla glass, well integrated software and the S PEN - I use that damn thing too much. Also, I got it insured through a 3rd party company for $49/year (I think it's 49, not sure). Break it/lose it, they'll replace for you ... just added this because they wouldn't insure my old iphone

The phone size on the other hand, well - if you're not a skinny/nuthugger jeans kinda guy, then you'll be fine.

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Old 12-29-2012, 11:24 AM
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I have a note 2 and my gf has the galaxy s3 I personally love my note 2 it has large beautiful screen, quad core cpu, stylus. It is marginally faster than her phone in about every application we try out, probably just because the apps aren't really optimized for quad core. I am a large guy 6'5" 290lbs so the phone feels right in my hands, when I use her s3 I feel like I'm going to break it and feels tiny after handling mine.
I think what it really comes down to is preference and how much you want to spend.
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Love My S3. I would Also Love The Note 2 If I had It.
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Love My S3. I would Also Love The Note 2 If I had It.
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Get the international version of the SIII, quadcore =)
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Even with the qc version the S3 is still tiny compared to the note 2, I like my manly phone....
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I know it's not supported for further upgrades, but the thunderbolt, then the rezound were better quality phones (htc) vs my 4 week old Samsung. The auto correct spell check sux worse than this iPad.
The phone has many features, but is flimsy. On the other hand, I'm not aware of a higher end phone.
I'm not really impressed with this Samsung s3 phone.
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Old 12-29-2012, 2:27 PM
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While this is nice, there was a security flaw found on the international versions. Not sure if they fixed this year, I was debating this route for a faster processor.

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Old 12-29-2012, 2:29 PM
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The best case for the bang is the Otterbox Defender for either the S3 or Note 2!


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I bought 2 Galaxy S3's on Black Friday for $39 each after mail in rebate. The phones are REALLY good and better than an IPhone all day (former IPhone user). The default screen settings are dim to save battery life so you have to crank them up to see the screen well, especially outside. A good case is mandatory because they do seem like they would be easy to break.
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Old 12-29-2012, 2:36 PM
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I had the s3 and ended up giving it to the wife and I got a note 2. Luv this phone, only thing I could still want is a 1080p screen. But 720p is still very nice. Multi taking is great. I like having YouTube videos running while web browsing or on Facebook. Also having 2 browser windows up at same time for referencing or comparing things is great.
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Old 12-29-2012, 8:00 PM
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wifey and I both have sIII and I will be getting a note in March.

She had an iPhone and I kept my iPhones in the junk drawer... With our SIII it makes it so easy to share photos, music, etc... and I rooted both and we have free Wifi when needed...
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Need some advice on choosing a next cell phone.
I have an ancient iPhone 3 and it is ready to die any minute now.

I use AT&T (because of grandfathered in unlimited data plan)...

What do you think?
"Sweet Thing and I are in this exact situation!! Except we've already decided on the "Note" - but...
Any feedback on decent buys, bundles etc? What about service providers, coverage, 4G etc? Our contract w/AT&T is satisfied, so we could change, if there was good reason.

Thanks, and Happy New Year!!
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Note2 for sure. My girl has the S3 and she loves it, but I like the larger screen and multi-window.

Costco has the best bundle, but the accessories are junk.

Frys has the best price @ $289 and bestbuy will match it. But here's a hint about bestbuy price match. Buy full price @ $299, THEN go back for the price match, you will get more back due to the taxes. Not sure how, but that's what happened to me.

Instead of $10 back, I got $40+
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Note 2. With all the hardware packed into this phone, it'll be good for a few years.

Great battery life, very nice display + gorilla glass, well integrated software and the S PEN - I use that damn thing too much. Also, I got it insured through a 3rd party company for $49/year (I think it's 49, not sure). Break it/lose it, they'll replace for you ... just added this because they wouldn't insure my old iphone

The phone size on the other hand, well - if you're not a skinny/nuthugger jeans kinda guy, then you'll be fine.

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Too bad you can't wait long enough for the Note 3. From what I've seen it looks quite impressive.
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I have the sII I have had it since December, its great, takes a bit getting used to I havent used the stylus too much yet.
It fits tight on a shirt pocket. Once you have used it for a few days you will realize the people with complaints are just jealous.
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I have SIII and very happy with it. My sister has a Note II. I used it the other day, it feels massive but pretty cool. If you are good with both hands and all fingers the Note will be easy to adapt too. If you are a casual phone user just calls and txts the SIII will do you fine.
You like games, movies, and social life on your phone all day? Then get the note.

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your gonna need a man bag to carry that note
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Try Nokia Lumina 920, best phone in the market. It comes with offline maps, great camera, sun light readable display, high sensitivity touch (works using gloves, wireless charging etc etc.



Its awesome you will not regret

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Wife got me the Note 2 for Christmas and I love it. She bought it from Best Buy and they offer a warranty thru them that if you damage it in any way they will replace it with a brand new one. Not a reconditioned one like Verizon does. The warranty lasts for 2yrs also which is perfect
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You have to go with the Note 2 simply because of the battery. It lasts about 50% longer than the Galaxy SIII. That makes all the difference in the world to me.
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I want the note2 so so so bad, but I'll loose my unlimited Internet if I upgrade...
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Get down to the phone store and have the sales person give you the pitch...

Its the best bet!
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I want the note2 so so so bad, but I'll loose my unlimited Internet if I upgrade...
I upgraded to the Note from iPhone 4 back in may and didn't loose unlimited internet. BTW the original Note is what I have and is great. I can only wonder how sick the Note 2 is. Multi window tasking and all.
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Note 2 for sure.Battery lasts for a couple of days.
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I upgraded to the Note from iPhone 4 back in may and didn't loose unlimited internet. BTW the original Note is what I have and is great. I can only wonder how sick the Note 2 is. Multi window tasking and all.
It changed in june or july... upgrading takes away unlimited...
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valuable, yes, but not worth 300 bucks. i just carry a car charger and wall charger.
Well the phone is top of the line, and has a huge screen and battery, the extra 100 bucks is what that goes towards....
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You will lose your grandfathered plan if you use your upgrade.
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The Note II is a nice phone and Google voice recognition is awesome. Mine came with a promo for a free 50GB Dropbox account for two years. I'm not sure if it is still active.
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It changed in june or july... upgrading takes away unlimited...
Never hear that before. I have ATT and have upgraded twice.






My next upgrade will be a new note.
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when did this happen. i upgraded in november to the gn2 and i still have my unlimited with att. i do know that they stopped their 30 day trial period for a 14 day one.
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I think its only Verizon that does this
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