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    Look who it is, glad to see ya back around DC :p
     

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  2. drexappeal

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    Same here. Ever since I played with the Note 2 in stores, I really want to get a "phablet" now. I fell in love with that huge screen.

    For those that have the Note 2, can you possibly go back to a smaller screen?
     
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    It'd be tough, but it would mostly come down to overall physical dimensions, for me. If future phones don't hit in the range of the current Note 2's physical dimensions, then I may have to go back down a level. I just love the Note's overall functionality though...very tough decision if I was forced into that situation.

    What's funny is, owning the Note 8.0 wifi tablet, the Note 2 feels much more comfortable to hold after I've been working with the Note 8.0...LOL.
     
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    It seems Note 3 will have serious challenger T6 from HTC this Fall if rumor on it is true. Phones like DNA, LG G pro tried to complete but didn't quite make any dent on Note 2. I think Note 3 vs T6 will be the major battle in android device in the second half of year just like GS4 vs One in the first half.
     
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    I just got my son the HTC One, and was BLOWN away by the sound quality.... I Love my Note 2, but I may have to take a close look at the HTC T6, because of the BoomSound.... :)
     
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    Atma Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I hope the Note 3 has front facing speakers. I don't understand why more phones aren't made this way.
     
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    It's funny because, as much as I understand the concept of having front facing speakers, I am a little selfish/private when it comes to things like watching a video or listening to music on my phone. It's rare where I want to open up my phone to play music for people or show them a video. The once in a blue moon time that I do that, I've actually perfected the cuff technique, using my hand to amplify the sound out from the rear speaker.
     
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    Atma Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I use that technique on my S4. :D

    The front speakers on my Nexus 10 really spoiled me though.
     
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    Its still Note 3 for me. But I'll check out what this T6 is all about. If it doesn't come out with something like the S pen then its a fail.
     
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    I might consider the T6 now... The new speakers on the Htc One surprised me with how good they sounded compared to other phone's speakers.

    Oh well, I guess we'll have to see :p
     
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    Wow, if HTC was able to shrink the overall dimensions by that much, as well as having a 6 inch screen?...Hmmmm

    HTC T6 "blue prints" allegedly give us dimensions of the device

    I'm hoping that is a good sign for what Samsung will do with the Note 3! I don't even care if it's bigger than the T6 (e.g. One Max), but if they manage to make it smaller than the Note 2...I will likely buy off contract.

    I like where HTC is going. They just need to bring back the integrated stylus (with WACOM technology), and add a microSD slot and I just might be back in the HTC family!...LOL (I'd even sacrifice not having a removable battery, as long as it's 3100mah minimum).
     
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    That news on smaller T6 dimension only mentions 140mm vs 150mm. I guess that's the height of phone but there is no mention of width. Considering it has nearly 6" screen, the width wouldn't be smaller than Note 2 I guess.

    Screen and processing power of T6 will be competitive with Note 3. But I don't think it will have stylus pen, microSD, removable battery that Note 3 has. Basically it's like bigger, faster One.
     
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    That's the only way that I could realistically see the device height being shrunk. I posted in the comments, but 149.86mm diagonally, I'd say the overall height would have to be around 160.4 (not 140.4). That would be around 6.3+ inch height for the device overall.
     
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    I don't think that blueprint adds up. There's no way it going to be smaller than the Note 2. Plus you have to add the fact that it has all that bezel.
     
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    Hmm .. I'm gonna have to take a look at the Sony Xperia ZU too. It comes with a free kitten.
     
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    Now, if they went with a 5.7 inch screen, I could easily see Samsung shrinking the overall physical dimensions (like they did for the S3). If the Note 3 is physically smaller, with a 5.7 inch screen, I'll likely be swooping the Note 3 up.
     
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    This is the rumor I believe the most. They can easily fit 5.7 on a Note 2 body and just shrink the bezels. Whatever the size may be, I just want that big screen.
     
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    I'm content sticking with my Note 2, but if Samsung manages to pull off the same thing they did with the S4 (fitting a bigger screen into smaller physical dimensions than the predecessor), then that device is perfect. One of the main reasons I was okay getting the Note 2 is because it was thinner and less wide than the original Note. The original Note just never felt quite right holding, whenever I tested it out. The Note 2 felt much better to hold (despite being taller), but was just on the verge of uncomfortable for me.

    The only exception that I'd make, for getting a phone with bigger physical dimensions, is if Samsung finally releases a production model with the flexible screen that goes from a phone size and folds out to a tablet size screen w/o any break in the middle. All the early dual-screen iterations, with the ugly break in the middle of the 2 screens, just didn't make all that much sense to me.
     

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