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    Default S5 or Note 3?

    Hello new to the forum here. I'm going tomorrow to purchase a new phone and I'm going to make the move to samsung. I was just wondering what was the better device the note 3 or the s5. Just so you know my background I run a business and am always on the move. Thanks
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    Welcome to AC
    Personally, I'd take the Note 3 if you don't care about the water/dust resistance and the fingerprint scanner on the S5. Those are the only real advantages I see on the S5, and aren't a big deal for me.
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    Do you want a bigger display? Or a smaller display?
    S5 has a 16 MP camera and Note 3 has 13. As for battery life, I find them the same. I use the S5 because the Note 3 is a bit big.
    S5 also runs a better looking version of TouchWiz. And not as much lag. I experience pretty much none.
    For security there is a fingerprint scanner on the S5 too. I like the S5 more, and the Note 4 will be coming out soon anyway.

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    I've used both phones and they are both great, you can't go wrong with either.

    I'd say the main advantages of the S5 are :

    Water resistance
    Better camera/software
    Finger print scanner
    Heart rate monitor
    Improved display

    Advantages of the note 3 :

    Bigger display
    S-pen and related software
    Extra gig of ram

    The Note 4 will be announced in about 2 weeks so you might want to hold on for that.

    Posted from my S5
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKFL3TCH3R View Post
    Do you want a bigger display? Or a smaller display?
    S5 has a 16 MP camera and Note 3 has 13. As for battery life, I find them the same. I use the S5 because the Note 3 is a bit big.
    S5 also runs a better looking version of TouchWiz. And not as much lag. I experience pretty much none.
    For security there is a fingerprint scanner on the S5 too. I like the S5 more, and the Note 4 will be coming out soon anyway.

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    Not to hijack the ops thread, I'm a brand new user to Android, trying to get my head around the environment.

    Tonight I'm looking at launchers, a concept I wasn't even familiar with until this evening.

    I've now learned that my AT&T S5 was running a launcher called TouchWiz as you mentioned in the previous post. I have just installed something called Google now launcher.

    Is there a recommendation from the community for best launcher and why?

    I suppose the first answer is "to each his own"

    What is the concensus on performance over the look? Do some launchers have better features?

    I guess I will go hunt around the forum for some discussion on the matter.
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    I have both and prefer the Note 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by todbanner View Post
    Not to hijack the ops thread, I'm a brand new user to Android, trying to get my head around the environment.

    Tonight I'm looking at launchers, a concept I wasn't even familiar with until this evening.

    I've now learned that my AT&T S5 was running a launcher called TouchWiz as you mentioned in the previous post. I have just installed something called Google now launcher.

    Is there a recommendation from the community for best launcher and why?

    I suppose the first answer is "to each his own"

    What is the concensus on performance over the look? Do some launchers have better features?

    I guess I will go hunt around the forum for some discussion on the matter.
    Google Now Launcher is great. Another favorite around here is Nova. There are a few other popular ones, and they each have features that make them stand out
    Download a few and test them out.

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    The Galaxy S5 is better in every way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by todbanner View Post
    Not to hijack the ops thread, I'm a brand new user to Android, trying to get my head around the environment.

    Tonight I'm looking at launchers, a concept I wasn't even familiar with until this evening.

    I've now learned that my AT&T S5 was running a launcher called TouchWiz as you mentioned in the previous post. I have just installed something called Google now launcher.

    Is there a recommendation from the community for best launcher and why?

    I suppose the first answer is "to each his own"

    What is the concensus on performance over the look? Do some launchers have better features?

    I guess I will go hunt around the forum for some discussion on the matter.
    Launcher: Nova

    Browser: Dolphin or Opera (I prefer Dolphin by a hair)
    Sent from Verizon Galaxy S5 (usually) in NYC
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    Yeah I'll probably go with the galaxy s5.
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    Unless you plan on using the s-pen, I would go with the S5.

    I've had both and really like both. But I didn't have a use for the S-pen and the S5 is easier to handle one handed.

    Posted via my Galaxy S5
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    Lg g3?
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    Picked up the s5 today. Love it thanks for the advice
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    Quote Originally Posted by l No Use For A Name l View Post
    Picked up the s5 today. Love it thanks for the advice
    Congrats on the new phone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by l No Use For A Name l View Post
    Picked up the s5 today. Love it thanks for the advice
    Congrats!
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    Congrats on the new phone I am sure you will like it. I have one and personally, I love the newer version of touchwiz over the old one....actually I hated the old one for some reason lol.
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    Congrats on the new phone! I like the note 3 but it is way to big for a little lady like me☺
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    I was a big Samsung fan until recently. LG G3 is the new hotness for me.

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    I suggest you to take the note version, it might suit to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JellyJamStudios View Post
    The Galaxy S5 is better in every way.

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    Yeah.. ok... explain.... pretty general statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by l No Use For A Name l View Post
    Picked up the s5 today. Love it thanks for the advice
    Good choice. Whether you picked the Note 3 or S5... both are top of the line solid devices.
    If my post helped you out...PLEASE be kind and hit the THANKS button.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg C View Post
    Yeah.. ok... explain.... pretty general statement.
    I was just about to post the same thing. Unless you can back that statement sir then generalizing it like that is not useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by l No Use For A Name l View Post
    Picked up the s5 today. Love it thanks for the advice
    Congratulations. Hope you enjoy your phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by l No Use For A Name l View Post
    Hello new to the forum here. I'm going tomorrow to purchase a new phone and I'm going to make the move to samsung. I was just wondering what was the better device the note 3 or the s5. Just so you know my background I run a business and am always on the move. Thanks
    Well the extra gig of ram on the note and the s-pen is amazing! id get the note 3 but the s5 is also good since it have better camera ect but i prefer the note 3 but thats just me
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    Quote Originally Posted by todbanner View Post
    I've now learned that my AT&T S5 was running a launcher called TouchWiz
    Actually, TouchWiz is not a launcher. A launcher is basically just a homescreen interface--very superficial. TouchWiz is coded into the actual operating system and runs much deeper into the system. TouchWiz exists all over Samsung phones and there are parts of it that cannot be changed via launcher.
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