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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JohnnyDerp, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. JohnnyDerp

    JohnnyDerp Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Good day guys

    Is the Note still a good buy at this time? Cause i'm planning to buy one(2nd hand) cause my old 3GS isn't helping me at anything now since this is an oold phone. I'm a bit of a lag/choppy freak and i'm asking also if there's an annoying lag when panning the home screens, or when you exit a heavy app then you pan around, is there any noticable choppy-ness? Thanks.

    Here's the catch: If i put in around 30$ i can get the S3. But i really have no idea where to get that extra 30$ :D

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  2. Jetmerritt

    Jetmerritt Well-Known Member

    I have a N1, my wife got a N2.

    Huge difference. That extra gig of ram makes it zippy. Mine is ok, but I have major phone envy going on for my wife's. It is very smooth. More future proof too.
  3. tscan2012

    tscan2012 Newbie

    Depending on the app, YES there can be a LOT of lag/choppy-ness. For instance there is a ton of lag when using the swipe feature to change pages on the ESPN Scorecenter app-at least there is for me. Never had this problem on my old iPhone 3GS. And if I scroll or try to move around too fast on most web pages there is a lot a delay/lag regardless of which browser I use.

    I've owned the Note 1 since March. Frankly, if I was in the market for a new phone today I would not purchase the N1.

    Just my .02
  4. JohnnyDerp

    JohnnyDerp Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the opinion guys. Gonna need more from the N1 users! :)
  5. Howard Hopkinson

    Howard Hopkinson Android Enthusiast

    There is no doubt that the Note2 is a better device than the Note1, however, the Note1 is still an awesome device and is due to get JellyBean soon.

    If I were to upgrade right now, I would go with the Note2, but since I don't have the option to upgrade for a long time, I'm more than happy to carry on using my Note1.
  6. zc1

    zc1 Well-Known Member

    Since you made it very clear that you're a "bit of a lag/choppy freak" there's no doubt in my mind that you will not like the Note 1. If you can pony up the cash for the Note 2 then that might be better-suited to you.

    That said, though, I echo other posters' sentiments: the Note 1 is a fantastic phone. I enjoy mine and haven't found a phone with which I would replace it, yet. Speed is the only issue, and becomes an issue with every phone, eventually. That's just the nature of technology. I like the performance of the Note 2, but am not a fan of the form factor (shape, textures, home button) in the same way that I'm not a fan of the Galaxy S3 (wife has one).
  7. Jetmerritt

    Jetmerritt Well-Known Member

    Actually, that's one thing I forgot. I like the capacitive home button way better than the one on the note 2.
    I do love my Note, it does everything well. I am dying for jelly bean, but really no complaints. Just the note 2 is smoother for sure. Also the note 2 does have a bigger, better to write with stylus.
  8. mlk2

    mlk2 Well-Known Member

    I'm super happy with my N1, if you don't need the absolutly latet get it.
  9. Vipfreak

    Vipfreak Android Enthusiast

    My dad and best friend recently got the Note 2 and I'm really jelly of the SOFTWARE... as for everything else I still love my Note 1. I have no intentions of upgrading.
  10. JohnnyDerp

    JohnnyDerp Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Wow good points there. I'm originally buying the S3, i'm just crossing out the things i don't want in a smartphone if i fall short on my money, since the Note 1 originally has GB and is a bit outdated(ofc if i were to buy it right now, it should have ICS), it has probably a noticeable choppy issue which Google didn't address on their previous versions.

    If i fall short on my money, i'm definitely considering the Note 1. Or is there any equivalent phone that has the same price/specs? :) I do know that the Galaxy Nexus is a good choice aswell.

    So i ask you guys, if you didn't have a smartphone right now and buying one at this time and you are definitely using it 2-3 years down the road, would you get the Note 1? Because technology advances so much in a year it scares the hell out of me.

    The Note 1 is a pretty solid competitor!

    Loving your posts btw guys!
  11. Vipfreak

    Vipfreak Android Enthusiast

    There will always be better shit out... I'm in it long term as I said, the only way I'd switch is if my phone broke then I'd consider the 6.3 Note 3. Other wise I'd probably just get another Note 1.
  12. fairycorpse

    fairycorpse Newbie

    I hAve the original note & no lag. I'm thinking of upgrading to note2 though. I use my phone for EVERYTHING. Haven't touched an actual lap top or pc in 3 months.....

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The Samsung Galaxy Note release date was January 2012. Features and Specs include a 5.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S3 processor, and 2500mAh battery.

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