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  1. Savatage79

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    Now that the dust has settled, anyone go from an s3 to a note 2 able to lend me some opinions?

    I love my s3, best phone I've ever owned. Just making sure that the note 2 is definitely a big jump overall.

    How's the net speed? Battery?

    Just need a few opinions if I could, from all I'm reading though it seems to be one hell of a phone. Any pros and cons between the two would be helpful.
     

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    Wow, I can't believe no one replied yet. Yes, yes, yes it is worth the upgrade. I bought it off contact via EBay and don't regret it for a moment. I had the S3 from October-January. Don't get me wrong, that's a great phone but the Note 2 well it's just incredible. The battery gets me through an entire day with moderate to heavy usage. Speed is great and no lag whatsoever. I would make the jump again for sure. There's just so much this phone can do.
     
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    Really up to you. What specifically do you dislike abuot the s3 and how will the note 2 address these issues ? If you have no complaints with the s3; I would just stick with it until there is a reason to upgrade. There will always be newer (and perhaps better) devices every 6 months.
     
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    Since you have a perfectly good phone (S3), why not wait till Sep-Oct to get Note 3?
     
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    I made the jump and gave my wife the s3. They are both great phones but the battery on the note2 is a beast! I love how big the screen is. I feel bad for my now neglected nexus 7.
     
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    Thats the upgrade I made...worth it - absolutely!!

    Battery is the best I've had on an android phone.
     
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    never owned an s3 but I've held one on a few occasions, all I can say is from my point of view I'd never want an s3 after knowing what a g note 2 is, it's the s3's bigger brother in every way, and as someone who gives a flip about drawing I figured I'd never need an s-pen. it's better than a finger in every way, extra functionality, and air view is a treat. 2 gigs of RAM doesn't hurt either, I love my Note
     
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    I pitched in some money for my mom for her birthday as she was due for an upgrade right at that time. I suggested the S3 as that's what I was set on for my own upgrade which would come a couple months later. She ended up going with the S3 and she really likes it coming from the iphone, but she did also say that she was looking at the Note 2 in the store when she upgraded and she was considering it... and when I upgraded to the Note 2 and she saw my phone she said "yeah I should have just gone with that one".

    The S3 is a great phone no doubt (I messed around with my mom's quite a bit after she upgraded as that what I had originally planned to upgrade to) but the bigger screen of the Note 2, well words really can't do justice to how much nicer it is to have a bigger screen, whether you're texting or surfing or watching youtube or whatever. And then there's the S Pen if you're so inclined to use it. And the battery life. Where I'm getting an easy 30hrs out of mine, she says hers is on the charger every night. And I am pretty sure I use mine way more often than she uses hers, as I am constantly emailing, surfing, youtubing and whatnot.

    I had planned all along on going with the S3 for my upgrade ever since it was announced, but chose the Note 2 instead once I found out about it, and since I've got the phone, I haven't thought twice about my decision. My only apprehension I ever had with the Note 2 was whether it could fit comfortably in my pocket, but after reading several reviews and then actually sticking the thing in my pocket, no regrets whatsoever. It's fast, it's smooth, it's got a huge screen... the only thing that could induce phone envy in me at this point might be the Note 3.
     
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    I was going to upgrade mine to S4 but I didn't want to wait that long so I got myself a Note II yesterday and I'm loving it! Got a great deal as well so I'm all happy.
     
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    I upgraded from the S3. I agonized about it before I decided to just do it. Couldn't be happier. Better battery, S-Pen, screen. I liked the S3, so I had a hard time deciding, but it was the right decision.
     

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