Originally Posted by NeoGrandizer
If the S3 is getting an S-Pen, it would mean changing the type of screen it has from capacitive to capacitive/resistive. The S-pen is not a capcitive pen and won't work on a regular capacitive touch screen.
The Note's 1280x800 screen resolution gives it a 16:10 aspect ratio. The S3's 1280x720 screen resolution gives it a 16:9 aspect ratio. Don't really need screen dimensions to figure out aspect ratios. One can figure it out with the resolutions alone.
The S3 will come with ICS preinstalled.
I think carriers want to push S3 sales with ICS. I think it might be a deliberate ploy (delaying ICS on the Note) to ensure the S3 devices will be sold. I mean if a regular consumer saw ICS on the S3 and GB on the Note, they might want ICS regardless as it already has the latest OS.
Well, that's what I believe is happening.
Neo, thanks for the reply,
Screen size to me is important but so is being able to stay with Verizon. So ATT is out of the question until they have 4G LTE in the two areas I'm in. So, it's a question of waiting for a VZW Note or get an S3.
1280x800 is better to me than 1280x720 even though for some gamers it's the other way around. I could be looking at an excel spreadsheet and a little extra width can mean another column. Right now I have a 3.2 in screen. The S-Pen might have some Excel implications. I'm no digital artist. I have a feeling the pen could be useful.
Then there is the opportunity cost. By getting an S3 now I could be missing out on an incredible Note 2 in October. It appears that much of the research is being done now and a Note 2 does seem reasonable quickly. I've already waited 9 months for the Note.
I would like a Note with an Exynos Quad with LTE capabilities and at least 2 gig of ram.
I have been buying computers for decades and I never want to hear that I have too much ram. That's impossible. Apps get bigger and different strains on a smart phone can be helped with more ram.
However, if a VZW Note 2 will not be out till 12/12 which really means 2/13 forget it, I'll get the S3. Only thing that could change that is ATT hitting both my areas. At one point I was holding back for my unlimited data plan but unless I'm mistaken, VZW made that point moot by saying they won't exist.