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Galaxy Note II or a Galaxy S III? Let us help you decide

0. phoneArena 31 Aug 2012, 05:43 posted on

The Galaxy Note II is a very hot device right now. Samsung has just unveiled it at IFA 2012, and has promised a tolerable October launch. With two hot devices in its line-up, though - the Galaxy S III and now the Note II - Samsung isn't making it easy for its customers...

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posted on 31 Aug 2012, 05:58 31

1. xplayer (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


*GALAXY NOTE II* here i come

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 06:41 10

9. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 118; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


wp8 here i come ...

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 07:12 12

11. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


i will get the note 2 and a windows phone 8

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 07:52 2

16. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Add Jolla and BB10 for me

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 09:24 5

21. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


so you are going with something you have no idea of. Or perhaps, you were just trying to be funny

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 06:01 4

2. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


I have the Galaxy S III not ready to trade up yet, but I do like a lot of those features that the Note 2 has. I'll stick with my Galaxy S III with my Samsung C Pen...for now lol

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 06:02 5

3. meloth1991 (Posts: 37; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


S3!!! No way i am goin fr galaxy note!!! Its wayyyyy to big fr me

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 07:13 9

12. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Buy some finger extensions, then buy the note lol :p

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 06:04 7

4. maxspecs (Posts: 37; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


I prefer the note 2 since it has a LARGE screen and i love that and it seems complete in each of it's specs really.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 06:06 5

5. nicholassss (Posts: 368; Member since: 10 May 2012)


I want them both equally, first opportunity I have to get a deal on one I'm taking it, doesn't matter which it is.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 06:06 4

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


As much as I want the Note 2, my Galaxy S3 doesn't feel or look as dwarfed in screen size vs the S2 was to the original Note. Yes the huge battery is a nice plus and you should get nearly Droid Razr Maxx results but charging your phone daily isn't an issue for you, the Galaxy S3 works fine.

In honesty, its a touch call, you can't go wrong with either devices. I really think display size is going to be the deciding factor.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 06:12 3

7. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


With an upgrade due in the coming months I'm faced with this decision,the HTC one x is also under consideration for me but there has been problems with it :-( The galaxy s3 is the best phone available by a long shot until the note 2 arrives. I'll prob go galaxy note 2 just purely on the beautiful screen size,thats unless some mighty nexii get announced for the Christmas period!

One dilemma with the galaxy note 2 is one you get it and get accustomed to its screen size it would be very hard to go back down to say 4.5 - 4.7 screens on the next upgrade phone after it if you didn't get the note 3

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 06:28 8

8. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 122; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


Galaxy note II without a doubt the best in the market for the next 18months

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 07:09 4

10. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


i am not overwhelmed by the Note's specs and the difference in screen size is negligible for me but i might lean towards the Note only for the non Pentile screen of the Note. 2 great phones

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 07:16

13. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


samsung is using (again?) incredibly cheap parts for some of their devices.

ive been looking into a charging port issue im having with my gnex and it seems that this issue is incredibly common and the s3 has started developing similar issues.

all trolling aside, i'd seriously consider another brand (android or not). read this verizon help forum thread for many testimonials:

https://community.verizonwireless.com/thread/767098

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 07:36

15. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


ok, I'm confused there, some seem to say is a connector issue, some say its a software issue... can you tell me the symptoms? I would love to hear about

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 09:50

27. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


The phone doesn't recognize a charger (sometimes). When its not on a charger it sometimes shows that it is. It can also lead to fickle battery life. It makes anything battery or charging related very fickle.

Without knowledge of the hardware issue, it probably seems like a software issue. That's exactly what I thought at first.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 10:07

28. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


my bet would be the charging port, and thats quite a big issue there, have you tried a different charger? if you did then it is the charging port, its been a while since I've seen that issue, for how long have you owned the device?

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 11:49

31. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


it is a port issue.

i have tried tons of chargers. only about 15-20% of micro usb chargers work with this phone, even when the port is healthy. i think this is a cash grab move by samsung.

The phone was bought on gnex launch day, so its ~9 months old.

verizon and samsung know about this issue, but just dont care. they told me it would be warranty issue, but wont honor that due to screen damage. plenty of others are saying verizon wont allow a warranty claim with the same issue.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 11:57

32. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I think thats a stupid move.... seems the Verizon Gnex turned out to be quite a fail... too bad to hear that :( thats why Big red is in the bottom of my list, but yeah samsung should try and do something, after all happy customer = more customers

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 12:14

36. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


yup.

i think you might remember how stoked i was for this device and for android 4.0 (and promises of 4.1).

im honestly so disappointed, i'll probably be on an iphone with tmo or att in just a few weeks.

i get caught up in the trolling as much as anyone on this site, but i really did give android, samsung and vzw as much of a chance as i could. honestly, im broken hearted they couldnt keep my business.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 14:14

39. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I honestly think Google should not do deals with Big Red, the only good android thing in there was the OG droid, T-mobile is the best deal I see, and the best customer support I've ever got, I saw many users selling their VRZ Nexus, and buying the Unlocked on T-mobile plan, I don't blame you for feeling bad about your purchase, as I already got Rid of a bad product (overall bad experience) and going back to what I love the most (Android) With the purchase of a Galaxy S3 Exynos International (Hopefully I wont be disappointed) and a N7. you can feel free to ask for feedback any time

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 15:19

41. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


You're probably going to have the experience I wanted with your s3. I might try something like that. If tmo does have good customer service, I might be running to them.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 16:09

42. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


what I like about T-mo (when I used it) it was that they have a prepaid non contract service, you like it? you make the hole deal, you don't? sim goes to the drawer and to try Sprint or ATT.... and i think its quite nice plus you have all your services(*cough* wallet on Big Red *cough*), who knows maybe T-mobile Sells the New iPhone too!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 05:21

48. savezo007 (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


it might just be the verizon gnex maybe the globals are fine thats why samsungs not doing anything or they just dont give a poo or another possibility samsung made that phone for google and google might hav tweaked it abit and now samsungs getting blamed

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 07:30 3

14. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I have already chosen the S2 :D

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:22 3

17. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


S III fit nicely on my pocket

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:26

18. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


What about improved pixel arrangement?

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 09:26

23. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


you hardly notice that (pentile) at the 300+ ppi of the S3.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 11:56

46. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Yeah thats, true but in case of Note 2 its ppi is roughly around 260 so it important.

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