1. Galaxia's Avatar
    So I stupidly went from android back to iPhone. I HATE iOS 7 and want a note. I'm on VZW and really don't wanna wait a few weeks. I'm a heavy user and battery went from good to almost non existent post update. Hate browsing safari and the camera app sucks.

    Am I being foolish wanting to pick up a note 2 now? Will it hold up for a year at least?

    Thanks in advance for your opinions


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
    09-23-2013 08:59 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    If you're buying a new device I'd say hold out for the Note 3. I'm not sure if Verizon will follow suit, but some rumors point to a release this Friday (granted, Verizon is usually 'a bit' late to game, but still...). However, take the size into consideration. The Note 2 is a great device but not suitable for small hands and the Note 3 is ever-so-slightly larger. I owned a Note 2 and loved it, but my contract was up and got the S4 and still miss the big screen of the Note 2. However, the new features added to the Note 3 seem like worth waiting for. Besides, once it's released, you'll get to really be able to compare both of them side by side, not to mention the price drop on the Note 2 once the new version hits the streets

    PS: I do hate iOS7, too... I'm actually waiting for the new Note 10.1 to come out and see if it finally can make me give up my iPad.
    Galaxia likes this.
    09-23-2013 09:07 AM
  3. Lodingi's Avatar
    The Verizon website states orders will be received by October 10th. I would wait if I were you.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 4
    09-23-2013 09:16 AM
  4. MrMLK's Avatar
    I'm not sure if Verizon will follow suit, but some rumors point to a release this Friday
    That's good news for me. Can you tell me where you saw these rumors.

    The Note 2 is a great device but not suitable for small hands and the Note 3 is ever-so-slightly larger.
    I think you meant that the Note 3 is ever so slightly smaller.

    The Note 2 is 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm and 183 g
    The Note 3 is 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm and 168 g

    The Note 3 is 0.1 mm taller (.06%), but is is 1.3 mm narrower (1.6%) and 1.3 mm thinner (11.7%). its also about 8% lighter.

    However suitable the whole Note line is for small hands, the Note 3 is certainly the most suitable one.

    For the OP:

    Am I being foolish wanting to pick up a note 2 now?
    Very. Unless you are making the decision strictly on a cost basis (because there are good deals on the Note 2) it would be crazy to get a Note 2 instead of a Note 3. On every benchmark/feature/spec the Note 3 is an improvement on the Note 2. I am all about instant grtification, but for a device you are going to use for a year or two, its very foolish to pick up a Note 2 now instead of a Note 3 in 3 weeks. Maybe less.
    09-23-2013 10:03 AM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Here's the rumor source:
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Release Date Nears: Rumors Suggest Sept. 27 Availability

    And I meant in terms of screen size, not overall size After all, your fingers do all the heavy lifting and using the Note 2 single-handed was a feat I fear won't be as easily accomplished on the Note 3.
    09-23-2013 10:33 AM
  6. MrMLK's Avatar
    And I meant in terms of screen size, not overall size After all, your fingers do all the heavy lifting and using the Note 2 single-handed was a feat I fear won't be as easily accomplished on the Note 3.
    On the other hand, the bezel on the Note 3 is much thinner, so while the far edge of the screen is a little farther away, the near edge of the screen is a little closer. So, things like the one-handed keypad on the Note 3 will be a little easier to use.
    09-23-2013 11:18 AM
  7. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Well, update.
    It seems it's coming to Sprint on October 4. So that might be a more realistic time frame for everyone else.
    Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear coming to Sprint on October 4 | Android Central
    09-23-2013 11:21 AM
  8. Galaxia's Avatar
    Thanks everyone. The size DOES intimidate me. I may be looking at a different phone altogether now. I appreciate the replies!!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
    09-23-2013 12:50 PM
  9. dbregman's Avatar
    The DROID Maxx is a sweet phone. It is fast has a lot of nice features and is smaller than the Note 2 or 3.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-23-2013 11:57 PM
  10. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    I picked up a used note2 from a member who wanted to go back to blackberry.
    No regrets.
    Honestly, the gnex had me hating on android for a while with battery life, etc.
    I am not even going to root the note 2. I just wanted a dependable device with a good track record. The note 2 is it, at least for me.
    Galaxia likes this.
    09-24-2013 07:07 AM
  11. ImmaGhost's Avatar
    Note 3 comes with 32gb lowest model I believe..im pretty jealous of that.

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-26-2013 06:11 AM
  12. 1812dave's Avatar
    My wife is 5' 2" with small hands. She LOVES her Note 2. It took me about 2 months after getting mine on launch day, to convince her the phone wasn't too large for her. Finally one day she agreed, we hurried to the nearest Verizon store to get her a white note 2, which she still loves to death. the size doesn't bother her at all.
    09-26-2013 08:37 AM
  13. 1812dave's Avatar
    I picked up a used note2 from a member who wanted to go back to blackberry.
    No regrets.
    Honestly, the gnex had me hating on android for a while with battery life, etc.
    I am not even going to root the note 2. I just wanted a dependable device with a good track record. The note 2 is it, at least for me.
    Our Note 2's have been rock steady. Having come from 2 horrible phones in a row (Storm 2 and Bionic), it's so refreshing to have phones that don't need to be reset or have the battery removed to move things back on track!
    tony bag o donuts likes this.
    09-26-2013 08:39 AM
  14. Jude526's Avatar
    It is coming on the 10th with Verizon. I will most likely upgrade to it from my Note2. At first I wasn't but the added features are a must have

    sent from my amazing Note2
    09-26-2013 08:59 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Note 3 comparisons and reviews
    By kj11 in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 10-09-2013, 09:32 PM
  2. Staples $75 OFF Coupon - Note 8 $299 before Coupon
    By streetslide in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 10-07-2013, 03:29 PM
  3. Note 3 Unboxing
    By UsedName in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 10-03-2013, 12:40 PM
  4. Will Note 8 Get Android 4.3 with Comparable Software to the New 10.1?
    By Matt Caron in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-01-2013, 06:16 PM
  5. What would AC's Nexus 10 Forum do? - Buy N10 now or wait for new N10?
    By NealJ777 in forum Google Nexus 10 Tablet
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 09-24-2013, 08:29 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD