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{Sprint}I made the switch/ Questions along the roadGeneral

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  1. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    OK, upgrade is finally available tomorrow April 1st, need some convincing to upgrade now to the Note II from my HTC, or should I wait for the Note III

    The Note III seems to be a little bigger then I really want, but I could be convinced.

    Whenever I check the Note II in the store I want it now, when I get home I am fine with my 3VO, have had HTC for 5 years now between the Hero and 3VO, so uncertainty is tough ;)

    Anyways, looking for a push from you current Note II users to make the switch now and why, Cheers

  2. excav8ter

    excav8ter Well-Known Member

    I upgraded to the EVO 4G LTE when it released last year, I liked it, but when I saw the GN2, i was hit with a case of phone envy....i ended up giving the LTEVO to my 16 year old son, so i could grab the GN2. I REALLY like the GN2, and at this time, fully plan to get the GN3 when it comes out.
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  3. wase4711

    wase4711 Well-Known Member

    lets see...

    -fastest phone out, bar none
    -best screen sizewise and viewing
    -spen is tons of fun
    -most developement of any phone now
    -note 3 has no official release date, so you might be waiting till the cows come home for it
    -multi app/multi task/ never slows down no matter how many apps running
    -tons of room for everything, and can use a 64 gig ext card
    -did I mention how much faster than any other phone this thing is?

    stop procrastinating, and just get one, unless you dont want to have the #1 phone out now...
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  4. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Are you stock or rooted ?? Just curious. ;)

  5. iTzKPanda

    iTzKPanda AF's resident panda

    Not to mention the battery life is excellent. There was a thread in /r/android where people posted battery stats with their Note IIs. They easily got about 20-24 hours with heavy use.
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  6. wase4711

    wase4711 Well-Known Member

    rooted, but lots of folks stay stock for awhile..
    it takes about 30 seconds to root, so I didnt wait too long!
  7. wase4711

    wase4711 Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, I forgot to metion that it sports the best battery life of any phone with a 3100ah battery...
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  8. tigmd99

    tigmd99 Well-Known Member

    I am going to say to wait. Why? Note 2 is an amazing phone...i love it. It does everything that i want. BUT, the Note 3 will likely be just as good if not significantly better. Note 3 will have Exynos 5 Octa, which has a powerful GPU (PowerVR). This is probably the biggest weakness of Note 2 with the Mali400 GPU. Games go smoothly enough, but iPhone 5 is noticeably smoother. (iPhone 5 uses the slightly older gen PowerVR GPU.)

    Remember, you will be stuck with this phone for 2 years. As long as your current smartphone is functional, why not wait and get Note 3?? Yes, the screen is bigger, but it is NOT sure that the physical size of the phone will change much, if at all. Edge-to-edge technology etc. may allow Sammy to expand the screen to 5.9" while keeping phone size unchanged or minimally changed. Note 2 CPU/GPU is 2012. By end of this year, CPU/GPU of Note 2 will be seriously outdated.

    Now, if you can get a great deal (aka FREE on contract) on Note 2 and don't care about heavy graphics games or having the latest, then GET Note 2 now and never look back.

    BTW, if you have good ATT coverage, then why not end contract with Sprint and go to STraight Talk. Yes, you have to pay Note 2 at MSRP, but you will save in the long run.

    Good luck in what you decide!
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  9. Wiley_11

    Wiley_11 Well-Known Member

    Oh just do it......you won't regret it! :D
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  10. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    I don't believe it will be free with Sprint, my guess is $199 won't know until tomorrow when I check the Sprint website. I don't do any gaming, so no biggie there for me, but if I could only get a concrete date on the release date of the N III I might wait, don't know if I could wait months ;) :D My 3vo in running JB 4.2.2 and having no issues, but you know how it is. I had a Rep from Google come into my store and want me to set up my business for the free service and he had a Note II and that was when I saw it first and played with it and loved it. It will definitely be rooted as soon as I get it and I will not take the the OTA when I set it up if I decide to buy it now.

  11. iTzKPanda

    iTzKPanda AF's resident panda

    Well, if it helps...
    If history repeats itself it will be announced in Q3 and released in Q4 which is the best guess most of us have at this point. I'm honestly waiting for the Note 3 myself.
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  12. wase4711

    wase4711 Well-Known Member

    There are so many roms, including ones with 4.2.2 you wont need to ever take any OTA..and, until Samsung actually announces what the Note3 is going to be, all the speculation is just that; speculation.
    This phone will still be awesum 12 months from now...
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  13. Wiley_11

    Wiley_11 Well-Known Member

    Looks like Radio Shack is the cheapest at $199, 2 day FedEx. Someone on XDA said recently said they got a Note II for $99 a Walmart (I think that was new contract.) Good luck with whatever decision you make. :D

    Thanks for reminding me that I have an upgrade tomorrow too. We got our Evo 3Ds at the same time. Mine still works perfectly, but looks pretty pathetic next to my Note II. :eek:
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  14. mrpnut

    mrpnut THE WORLD IS YOURS VIP Member

    Get the note 2 Don you won't regret it bro........
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  15. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Thanks bud, seriously thinking about it, leaning to 80/20 right on getting it.

  16. Redsurfbus

    Redsurfbus Active Member

    I have had touchscreen phones since the first HTC XDA win mobile stuff back in 2004ish. I personally think that the note 2 is the pinnacle that will not be beaten until they roll up with flexible screens and batteries and go in your pocket easier (or an idea that hasnt been thought of yet). Without a doubt there will be more processors, higher res screens, etc in the note 3 or whatever brand next generation but I feel that there will be nothing completely new to make this an obsolete phone. It will handle everything thrown at it.
    GET ONE :D
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  17. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    While I am on the discussion, if I do order it tomorrow, is there anything I should or should not do before I get it. I know not to take the OTA but anything else ??
  18. mrpnut

    mrpnut THE WORLD IS YOURS VIP Member

    Ay Don why wouldn't you want to take the ota?
  19. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Incase it is an issue to root ;)

  20. mrpnut

    mrpnut THE WORLD IS YOURS VIP Member

    Oh k the new update is ma7 which your phone will already have If you get it...but theres a root method for it.
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  21. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    OK, ordered the N II earlier this morning, instead of getting it through Sprint as they had it for $299 for upgrade and would not match other offers, I went with Radio Shack online as they had it on sale for upgrade and in white for $199, free shipping, so it is on it's way and will be here on Wednesday. will report back once I get it. Thanks to all for the info, appreciate it. ;)
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  22. Wiley_11

    Wiley_11 Well-Known Member

  23. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Don't have it yet and have all the files ready to root on my PC :p LOL

  24. iTzKPanda

    iTzKPanda AF's resident panda

    Preparing already? Smart man. ;)
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  25. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Had I seen your post, I would've told you to hold off, Don...but, it's not a bad decision either. Not sure how Radio Shack's price match policy is, but before Best Buy changed their price matching policy recently, I ended up getting the Sprint Note 2 for $99.

    Look into Radio Shack's policy, after the fact, and if they can price match within a certain amount of time, I'd just keep your eyes out for any deals that might come out that you can have them price match.
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