Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or Samsung Galaxy S 4?

  • winwin

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    Mar 17, 2013 1:01 PM GMT
    Does anyone here have the Samsung Note 2? It's time for me to upgrade my phone so I'm eying the Note 2 or the new upcoming Samsung Galaxy S 4. Which one would you recommend? I looked and played with the Note 2 and I'm loving it, love the larger screen and the stylus.
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    Mar 17, 2013 3:24 PM GMT
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    Mar 17, 2013 3:29 PM GMT
    Time being...G Note-2 = bigger screen + stylus all in 1 icon_wink.gif

    S4 is like this disappointing "feelings" of Iphone-5 icon_rolleyes.gif...to be honest.

    That said...

    If you can wait..... Galaxy Nexus-2...Lime Pie! 4.gif
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    Mar 17, 2013 3:32 PM GMT
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  • Medjai

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    Mar 17, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    If you. Want something lull need another bag for, get the note.
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    Mar 17, 2013 3:43 PM GMT
    If Only S4 was like this....46.gif

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    Mar 17, 2013 3:59 PM GMT
    Not a good idea to purchase the note 2 at this time, unless you can't live without the stylus.
    S4 screen if far superior (resolution and quality) , if a bit smaller.
    S4 cpu is more powerful than note2 one, but no current application will notice a difference.
    S4 GPU (for running games) is a LOT more powerfull the note2 one, big difference if you are into 3D games.
    Note2 battery life is awsome. Even if I'm a light user, I can go for several days before to need to plug in. The S4 is not supposed to be at good as note2 for battery life, but both have removable battery.

    The note3 is not annonced yet, nobody knows exactly what it will be like.

    I upgraded from S2 to note2, and very, very happy with the big phone, see no need to upgrade.
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    Mar 17, 2013 4:41 PM GMT
    Neither. HTC ONE or wait for the next Nexus

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    compared to this shit


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  • winwin

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    Mar 17, 2013 6:05 PM GMT
    Thanks for all the responses! I have never been a fan of apple at all so the iphone is definitely out of the question. I'm leaning more and more towards the Note 2. I see that Amazon has the Note 2 for the ATT carrier for $149 with new contract, whereas ATT is selling them for $299 with contract and $69 for the Sprint version but I'm with ATT. Does anyone know if there is a better deal than Amazon's?

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    Mar 17, 2013 6:40 PM GMT
    Amazon almost always has the better deal. The only thing that sucks about amazon is that you might not be able to carry forward any grandfathered calling plans that you are currently on. They'll make you choose only the currently offered plans.
  • UVaRob9

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    Mar 17, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
    charlitos saidNeither. HTC ONE or wait for the next Nexus


    This. I've always felt like HTC's implementation of SLCD tech looked better than Samsung's use of SAMOLED, especially since they insist on using that awful-looking Pentile subpixel setup. Besides the screen itself, the One just seems more interesting and doesn't rely on loads of proprietary gimmicky apps. I'm willing to deal with Sense as well, since they seem to have reined it in with version 5. HTC may not be doing as well market-wise as Samsung, but to me that means their product bears the burden of proof to be objectively better than Samsung's iteration of the same phone.
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    Mar 17, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
    I can't get it anyway for $149 from Amazon Wireless because I'm already an ATT customer and that price is for NEW customers only, bummer! I can always switch over to Verizon for that price but then their rates are way too high. ATT is not cheap either so I'm really tempted.
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    Mar 17, 2013 7:27 PM GMT
    winwin saidI can't get it anyway for $149 from Amazon Wireless because I'm already an ATT customer and that price is for NEW customers only, bummer! I can always switch over to Verizon for that price but then their rates are way too high. ATT is not cheap either so I'm really tempted.


    Avoid Samsung products, they are very cheaply built and you pay the same price you would pay for better finished products. Just look at this picture of the HTC One and the S4,

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    The One runs circles around the cheap plastic finish of the GS4. Dont fall for all the gimmicks Samsung added to the S4, they are all completely useless and only exist for marketing purposes. The hands on reviews paint a very different picture.


    Here is the full spec comparison
    http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/galaxy-s4-vs-htc-one/


    Again do not buy Samsung, it is not cheaper and it is not better.
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    Mar 17, 2013 9:18 PM GMT
    Hi Charlitos ;)
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    Mar 17, 2013 9:51 PM GMT
    charlitos saidNeither. HTC ONE

    This.
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    Mar 17, 2013 9:52 PM GMT
    I just got the HTC DNA. It is AWESOME!!!!!!
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    Mar 17, 2013 10:00 PM GMT
    GonzoTheGreat saidHi Charlitos ;)



    hi lostboy!!!
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    Mar 17, 2013 10:18 PM GMT

    ^^63.gif my prayers had answered...

    PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!!!!!
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    Mar 17, 2013 10:20 PM GMT
    RadRTT saidI just got the HTC DNA. It is AWESOME!!!!!!


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    Mar 17, 2013 10:22 PM GMT
    RadRTT saidI just got the HTC DNA. It is AWESOME!!!!!!


    THIS!
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    Mar 17, 2013 10:26 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidLOL! Laughing at the Crapple Phanboi going all helter-skelter over Samsung. icon_lol.gif Just because every Galaxy since 2 has been rated equal or better than an iPhone doesn't mean you gotta hate on Samsung....pumping up HTC isn't going to make Crapple products any better. icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif


    I actually hate Samsung products, what's selling them smartphones is pure marketing and Apple bashing commercials not the quality of their products. Most people buy something because they do not know anything else, they really dont. Samsung's advertising revenue is higher than that of Google, Apple, Microsoft and certainly HTC. People are bombarded with Samsung smartphone products on every single major ad spot. The result is that Samsung keeps poring all the money towards marketing instead of increasing the quality of their products.

    If I were such a fanboy i wouldnt be recommending HTC but iPhones. I assumed the OP was looking for an Android phone. If he were looking for any smartphone I would have certainly recommended the iPhone.

    Check out this beautiful malware threads per platform:

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    Mar 17, 2013 10:32 PM GMT
    charlitos saidI actually hate Samsung products, what's selling them smartphones is pure marketing and Apple bashing commercials not the quality of their products. Most people buy something because they do not know anything else, they really dont. Samsung's advertising revenue is higher than that of Google, Apple, Microsoft and certainly HTC. People are bombarded with Samsung smartphone products on every single major ad spot. The result is that Samsung keeps poring all the money towards marketing instead of increasing the quality of their products.


    Pretty much the same reason people buy Muscletech supplements.
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    Mar 17, 2013 10:32 PM GMT
    Android Malware isn't going to go away anytime soon:

    http://m.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/08/google_play_malfeasence/

    In the end, Samsung just can't build a reliable handset.

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    Mar 17, 2013 10:36 PM GMT
    RobertF64 saidAndroid Malware isn't going to go away anytime soon:

    http://m.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/08/google_play_malfeasence/

    In the end, Samsung would rather market their budget handsets and extract profits from their fanboi's than just build a more reliable handset.



    In 2 years it went from 11% of all malware attacks to almost 80%. So yes, it is not going anywhere, it is really easy to attack Android. iOS counts for over 70% of mobile presence online and they only get 0.7% of all malware attacks. It is truly insane.
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    Mar 17, 2013 10:41 PM GMT
    charlitos said
    RobertF64 saidAndroid Malware isn't going to go away anytime soon:

    http://m.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/08/google_play_malfeasence/

    In the end, Samsung would rather market their budget handsets and extract profits from their fanboi's than just build a more reliable handset.

    In 3 years it went from 11% of all malware attacks to almost 80%. So yes, it is not going anywhere, it is really easy to attack Android. iOS counts for over 70% of mobile presence online and they only get 0.7% of all malware attacks. It is truly insane.

    It's actually sad. We leave our handsets on 24-7 to receive calls and we insist on even faster data rates. What would you use 8 cores for? List is short. What would malware authors use 8 cores for, on 24-7, and a 4G LTE connection for?

    Possibilities, oh the possibilities.

    This simple reason is why I will never touch an open-source phone OS.