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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by poseidon511, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. poseidon511

    poseidon511 Newbie
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    I used to love samsung but i switched to LG for a little while but thinking i want to go back to samsung.I can not afford a galaxy note4.Is the note 3 a good option to switch back to in you guys opinion?it needs to be a phablet,im used to them now and dont like smaller phones.Is the note 3 future proof for at least another year,what do you guys think?still worth buying??

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  2. mystvearn

    mystvearn Android Enthusiast

    I'm still using my note 3. Still great.
  3. rsmin

    rsmin Well-Known Member

    I just bought the note 3 a month ago. Came from a note 2 and the note 3 hasn't let me down. Very satisfied with it.
  4. zipred

    zipred Android Expert

    I've owned so many top of the line Androids it's crazy.

    My Note 3 is by far one of just two, that has been so incredibly reliable, stable and bug free it's nearly unbelievable.

    The other truly outstanding model is my Nexus 5.

    So yes I simply cannot say enough good things about the Note 3.

    In fact even though I upgrade at each new model because I'm addicted to new Android phones, I will pass on the Note 4, an excellent phone, yet one that includes features I'm neither interested in, nor would I use like the Health App and such.

    My Note 3 is a keeper :D
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  5. dynomot

    dynomot Android Expert

    I've owned my Note 3 exactly one year and one month today, and I'd go for it again in a heartbeat.

    Is it still worth getting? Definitely, there are very few devices out there better or even as good on paper out there.

    There is nothing official but I'm sure it'll get Lollipop (Android V5.0) and have at least another 18 months left in it before it becomes even slightly long in the tooth. Great phone.
  6. Gearu

    Gearu Android Expert

  7. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    The Note 3 was my go to until I started messing around with the HTC M8. I'd buy the Note 3 again but I think I'm being spoiled by the M8's front facing stereo speakers.
  8. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Yes, it's still a good option, as long as you're not using a subsidized upgrade. I am still on my Note 3 and only way I consider upgrading this year, is if there's a crazy good subsidized deal on the Note Edge. Otherwise, I'll be sticking with the Note 3 for at least another year.
  9. Liam548

    Liam548 Android Enthusiast

    I honestly do not know what the note 3 or 4 offer over the note 2 to be fair. Yes the specs are higher but my note 2 does everything they do in my opinion.

    Not time to change yet...
  10. Reggie3

    Reggie3 Well-Known Member

    I have had my note 3 for a year. I would get the 4 if I could but for the first time I can live with my present phone for another year.
  11. I just paid cash for a used note 3. Sold my note 2 to a buddy. No more buying phones from Verizon, now that they give a credit if you own your phone. Ill try and do the same thing next year and get a note 4 then.
  12. zipred

    zipred Android Expert

    I couldn't agree more. The beauty of the Galaxy Note Series, is how well thought out and engineered they were from the beginning. These are Smartphones so carefully designed and built, in combination with a carefully selected set of compatible components, as long as they're not abused one can enjoy very long effective service life.

    Within my circle of fellow engineers the Note Series have been very popular from their inception. Frankly from my point of reference they're an ideal overall size, well balanced and an ergonomic delight.

    One absolutely cannot go wrong with any model Note. I plan to see just how many years of service I can get from mine. It does everything I want. I'm enjoying Android 4.4.4 so much I'm also leaving that in place. A workhorse business device, with a readily available battery supply, that's one more reason to see just how much I can get out of it.
  13. Liam548

    Liam548 Android Enthusiast

    had my note 2 since November 2012.

    I still have 1.47gb on internal left and 13gb on the 64gb card. I have around 20 movies on it, every music album I own.
    It has full Europe wide sat nav built in with sygic, most of the world covered aviation wise with SkyDemon, a tonne of apps to cover driving and flying, a tv folder with everything to BBC catch up to Netflix, a Games folder.

    I've kept the storage very clean and tidy, it is as fast as it ever was. Ive got a spare new case for when I need to change, all I need to consider buying is another battery but even this original still sees me over a days use as I have been careful with this too.

    As I say, if I was buying now I would buy a note 4 but it does not offer me anything to warrant the 2 weeks+ settling in/setting up headache.

    Maybe it will see me through to fold up screens.. ;)
  14. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    It really depends on people's needs. For me, the only reason I upgraded to the Note 3 was due to the 32gb being offered. I was already running into issues with the 16gb (9+gb useable) on the Note 2. I would have upgraded to the Note 4, had the 64gb been offered by my provider, but that would have been my only reason. Unlike normal folks, storage space is essential for my personal and work life and I still don't like relying on cloud storage for anything. I was even fine with the 720p on the Note 2 vs. the 1080p on the Note 3. I don't really notice the difference, quite honestly. To me, the Note 3 did feel slightly more comfortable to hold (due to it being less wide and less thick than the Note 2), but not by much.

    I'd even be considering the Note Edge more, if my provider were to offer the 64gb version, but from everything I've read (as well as talking to the Samsung Experience employees), only the 32gb version would be available.

    So, ultimately, it comes down to everyone's personal needs. That's the beauty of Android vs. OS. There are plenty of options that suit different people's needs.
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  15. I got a great deal on my 3 and sold my 2. Reception is sketchy on the 3. Part of me is regretting this move.... The 2 was solid as a beast.
  16. rivera02

    rivera02 Android Enthusiast

    This is a pretty important detail that is easily overlooked. The 2 was a reception monster, easily up there with any other phone I've owned. The 3 on the other hand was more inline with other Samsung phones I've owned like the s3. It was passable, but certainly not great. In my limited time with the note 4, it definitely seemed stronger than the 3 though, so maybe Sammy righted the ship
  17. Liam548

    Liam548 Android Enthusiast

    Anyone manage to get their mits on the 32 or 64gb note 2s?

    I mine used to be 9gb I internal useable but when updated this increased significantly
  18. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    LucidMike got a 64gb in Korea

  19. AnonGuy

    AnonGuy Android Enthusiast

    Yea I have both and the One M8's speakers are amazing. Not even really because of where they face, but because the volume is amazing.

    Note 3 hardware is great.

    Software not so much.

    Would I buy again? No. Not with the Droid Turbo coming out, since a 5.7" phone with a Stylus is not much better than a 5.2" device as a productivity device, and will always be terrible for note taking no matter how hard they try to sell it for that.

    I think I'm gonna jump over to Moto for a couple years while Samsung attempt to develop decent software for their phones.

    They have tons of features, but very few of them are really polished.
  20. Argh... I hate the 3 now. Zero reception at my gf's house.... Note 2 worked fine. Now what to do..
  21. note 3 user

    note 3 user Newbie

    I own note 3 for over a year. Using 128gb memory card which opens my media fast. Note 3 for me is best note ive bought. Ive still got note 1 and i keep it as backup.
  22. note 3 user

    note 3 user Newbie

    It could be your carrier your on that could be causing problems with signal.
  23. dokdo

    dokdo Newbie

    I bought Note 3 about a month ago and not a single regret at all. Still 100% worth buying!
  24. note 3 user

    note 3 user Newbie

    I feel the same. Note 3 is still up there with the lastest flagship phones. My best note
  25. Ekim Gram

    Ekim Gram Member

    Just adding my love for the phone here as well. Had it for 17 months and it's still top notch!

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