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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dontpanicbobby, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I'm currently using a Samsung Galaxy S2 and I was heavily tempted to upgrade to an S4. Now that I've seen some rumored pics and specs of this behemoth I'm pretty sure this will be my next phone. I really like the idea of that huge 5.7" screen and 3000 mAH battery. The only question I really have is will it fit in my pockets? Guess I'll have to wait until it's actually released to find out.


  2. Atma

    Atma Extreme Android User

    It will fit in your pocket. Just don't sit down.
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  3. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I never use my back pocket for devices. They make my butt look lumpy. The wallet isn't so bad because is seldom has money in it. :)
  4. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Why wait? Just go into the store and see how the Note 2 feels/fits. If that doesn't fit in your current pockets, I wouldn't wait on the Note 3. Best case scenario (as far as size) is that it will be slightly smaller than the Note 2 (assuming 5.7 inch screen, crammed into a smaller overall size than the Note 2). Other than that, there's really no way for a screen bigger than 5.7 inches, to be smaller overall than the Note 2. Theoretically, it could be less "thick" than the Note 2, but the overall size will have to increase if it ends up 6 inches or more.
  5. androidpod

    androidpod Well-Known Member

    I'd be happy to see it equipped with a 6" display, that is my ideal size.

    5.7 will make it hard to decide since I already have a Galaxy S4. In addition having my Nexus 7.2 to compare, it's this first hand experience that has helped me to determine 6" as the right size for me. Even if that means it's a bit larger than the Note 2, that's no problem. I will buy one without hesitation.

    Only time will tell.
  6. john248

    john248 Well-Known Member

    It might not be necessarily a much bigger phone; they could just be more efficient with the current size and make the screen go end to end similar to how they got an extra .2" going from the GS3 to the GS4.

    On a side note, there is word that HTC is coming out with the One Max which is 6" as well.
  7. Atma

    Atma Extreme Android User

    If its not 6" I think I'll be going for the Xperia Z Ultra when the LTE version is released.
  8. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Android Expert

    I was in the moto X camp until recently but left them after its unveil last Thursday. I was underwhelmed by its spec, pricing and lastly camera. I know it's very nice phone for many but not for me. I think Moto could have done better than that. Now it's either LG G2 or Note 3 for me.

    As for the size of Note 3, I don't mind 6" screen if it doesn't grow in size from current Note 2. But if not, I'm fine with 5.5"~5.7" screen. Note 2 is as far as I will go in phone size.
  9. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Dont panic, Bobby; my Galaxy Tab 2 7" fits (snuggly) in my back pocket. So the Note 3 should fit your pocket (I use a holster for my Note 2).

    I seldom put the Tab there, but it has come in handy a time or two.
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  10. Orion

    Orion Android Expert

    For me its going to come down between the Note 3 or the Nexus 5. If the next Nexus will be based on the LG G2.....its going to be a beast. I cant wait until I find out the specs for both.
  11. nirvana76

    nirvana76 Lurker

    i have galaxy mega 6.3 , i confirm !my jeans size w30, the problem is when I sit down
  12. ovrrdrive

    ovrrdrive Android Expert

    I've been an htc fanboy for several years now but with the current state of the company and the disappointing last flagship release from them I think its time to give samsung another try. Not to mention I feel that the development community will be a little larger than the next htc release. Most of my favorite devs jumped to samsung in the last year and I'm betting there will be a few recognizable names working on this one after its release.

    The dev community is pretty important to me. They not only fix all that's wrong with the phone but they keep improving it until it finally works right. Most of my favorite devs bailed on the htc 4g lte after about 6 months and moved on to phones they could actually develop for.

    The N3 will be the next phone on my hip...
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  13. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    I was a HTC fanboy until the EVO 3d was announced. And that phone recently made it into phandroid list of worst Android phones to date.

    That said, I was really hesitant to give Samsung a shot again, but so happy I did with the Note 2 series. They have come a long way from the company that couldn't support the US galaxy s1 well. Now that they have risen to the top of the Android food chain, their US support has been so much better than before. And that's not even delving into the 3rd party accessory support or 3rd party developer support.
  14. john248

    john248 Well-Known Member

    I've never had an HTC phone, but I crossed the One off my list when my buddy would show he how the signal strength would change depending on how he held his phone. This happened again when he exchanged it. lol
  15. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    For that, the only phone that I never really experienced issues was Motorola. I've experienced similar things with HTC and Samsung.
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  16. john248

    john248 Well-Known Member

    I'm sure other manufacturers have had this issue in the past as well.. your response is as broad as it gets. I just did a quick search. For the HTC One, it is referred to as the "death grip" which looks like a pain in the ass to deal with.
  17. Preach2k

    Preach2k Android Enthusiast

    I am looking forward to the announcement today!!! If this phone is what I think that it is going to be I will buy it day one in the U.S..
  18. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor
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    Ironically enough, I never had an issue with HTC but when it was time to upgrade from the EVO and saw how they messed up (as per owners and reviews) I went with Motorola Photon and although I loved that phone mainly for the lapdock it wasn't as great as with the first Note, which I left Sprint (one of my lines) to get it on AT&T. I had Samsung eons ago and with the Note I was awestruck. When the Note 2 came out I stuck with them. This Note 3 is very very temping. Combine it with the Gear and the Sony QX100 and I think I will be in nirvana. (Until next months newest gadget) lol

  19. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Realy, TS? The Photon had the best radios I've ever experienced, even with the Note 2. Wifi signal was stronger and phone held signal stronger. Not that the Note 2 is bad at all, because obviously it has sold me on how much Samsung has improved, but in comparing the Epic, EVO, and the Photon, all of which were used by me or family members, the Photon just killed all of them with radio signal/connectivity.

    Only thing I'm waiting on is confirmation if a 64 will be available on Sprint, but I'm leaning towards upgrading to the Note 3 more now than I was even 1 week ago. I may end up waiting until there's a killer deal during the holidays, but I never thought I'd even be considering it, just because I'm still loving the Note 2 experience.
  20. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor
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    Yes, really. :p
    All three that i mentioned had good radios, never had a problem with their signal. As for the Photon, I would have probably stayed with the brand if it wasn't that they messed up and added a keyboard in the 2nd generation without offering one without a keyboard. By that time the Note came out and I wanted a bigger screen but didn't want a full size tablet. The Note one impressed me and thus went for the 2nd generation.

    As for this third generation, its temping, but of the two Notes 2's that I have one is available for an upgrade and the other is not so i can wait for next years version with curved glass (unless there is a Black Friday deal worth going for).

  21. zmarko

    zmarko Newbie

    I just wish they'd release the price point of the Note 3. We know everything else now, the release date is 20 days away and we still don't know the price point (both MSRP and with a contract). Is that too much to ask? lol.
  22. Wantin

    Wantin Member

    Hey folks, sorry to lurk and post (and not be more involved), but I have to ask a question about this.

    My wife and I are up for upgrade (since July) and I'm hoping there will be some kind of special. We got our 3vo's from a penny sale when we switched to Sprint two years ago in the fall.

    Does there seem to be some kind of "for sure" or likely sale before Christmas, or even for Christmas so soon after it being released? Like a two for one?

    Any thoughts on these kinds of timelines from your experiences here? Maybe the Note 2 had one?

    I'm just very pumped to get my hands on one. :) I haven't been this excited since the Thunderbolt (which I never did get).

    Thank you!
  23. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Note 2 never had a penny sale, during the holidays...but, the best deal that I was able to get (since Best Buy's price match policy was still good for the first 30 days from purchase) was $99 for upgrade price, on a price match. I got the phone the first day it was available at Best Buy at $279 price match with Amazon, then a day later, went back to have Amazon price matched again at $149, then another 2 weeks later at $99.

    So, if you're really willing to wait, then I'd check out sites like Slickdeals.net. Usually, if there's a crazy good deal on a cell phone upgrade, it'll be posted on there.

    As for being "for sure," nothing is ever for sure, until a company actually puts the pricing up.
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  24. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    As DrexAppeal elluded to,YMMV w/Price Match @ Best Buy.

    "Officially",Price Match is only for off-contract phones & allows for only one price match per purchase.

    Anything is possible though,a lot of times it's just the luck of the draw as to who might be on the other side of the counter on any given day.
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  25. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    All you Verizon folks can meet me online at 9 AM Eastern for the pre-order!

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