11-27-2012 05:05 AM
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  1. jfenton's Avatar
    Love the fact that it's BIG for viewing, but as far as using this for an honest to goodness cell phone...using the front earpiece as you normally would...is it too big?

    I am torn about getting this because of the size as I do use it a fair bit for actual calls. I can't get a Bluetooth device for every day walking around use as I wear hearing aids. I do have one for the car.

    Screen size would be a godsend.....I would appreciate real world reports from those who actually hold this up to the sides of their heads and use it as a regular cell phone.

    Thanks in advance....

    JF
    11-07-2012 06:13 PM
  2. Jocelyn84's Avatar
    Love the fact that it's BIG for viewing, but as far as using this for an honest to goodness cell phone...using the front earpiece as you normally would...is it too big?
    No. It actually feels better and more secure in the hand when being used as a phone compared to my Epic 4G Touch.


    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 2
    11-07-2012 06:18 PM
  3. Mweuch's Avatar
    Use it for few hours and you wont regret it! but thats me but give it a try u can always return it within 14 days if you dont like it. good luck but as far as the screen goes you will love it. I guarenteed it!!
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    11-07-2012 06:22 PM
  4. Cobravision's Avatar
    Maybe it looks weird to others, but it feels perfectly natural to me. Call quality is tremendous, so I'm more than happy to use it as an everyday phone. Honestly, I didn't have a single moment where I felt like it was too big.
    Mweuch likes this.
    11-07-2012 06:27 PM
  5. jfenton's Avatar
    This is good news so far Guess I will buy it outright since I don't have an upgrade at the moment and just sell the S3 once I make the change.

    The input is appreciated
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    11-07-2012 06:27 PM
  6. sndplace's Avatar
    When I first got the phone I thought wow this is huge, didn't think I can really use this as a phone like my E4GT but after a few days this phone seems to fit me and my hands perfect. Holding it up for calls feels natural and I do not find myself taking it up to my ear to listen and down to my mouth to talk like some might think or joke around with.

    I would say give it a try.If you don't like or can't get use to it return it. But don't pass on it just because you think it might be too big for every day phone function use. I use the Spen maybe once a day at most and thats when i am at home. The screen is beautiful and videos look great on this thing. If your a gamer and play on your phone a lot this is the phone for you.
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    11-07-2012 06:32 PM
  7. Jocelyn84's Avatar
    When I first got the phone I thought wow this is huge, didn't think I can really use this as a phone like my E4GT but after a few days this phone seems to fit me and my hands perfect. Holding it up for calls feels natural and I do not find myself taking it up to my ear to listen and down to my mouth to talk like some might think or joke around with.

    I would say give it a try.If you don't like or can't get use to it return it. But don't pass on it just because you think it might be too big for every day phone function use. I use the Spen maybe once a day at most and thats when i am at home. The screen is beautiful and videos look great on this thing. If your a gamer and play on your phone a lot this is the phone for you.
    Do you remember when you first opened the box? It looked so huge inside and I remember being really scared until I actually pulled it out lol.

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 2
    Uncle Louie and Mweuch like this.
    11-07-2012 06:35 PM
  8. Garrettof's Avatar
    When I pull it it they say its huge but they love it
    11-07-2012 08:36 PM
  9. Mellimel22's Avatar
    People say that my sgs2 is big lol

    Sent from my White Epic 4g Touch rockin Jellybean using Tapatalk 2
    11-07-2012 08:53 PM
  10. DANNYS.SER's Avatar
    Love this phone.


    Sent from my massive Galaxy Note II...
    11-07-2012 08:54 PM
  11. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    The phone feels really good in my hand. I think that after you adjust to the size you will be fine. The phone does dwarf all other phones though. I picked up my wife's iPhone 4s and it seemed so small. Like freakishly small. It was embarrassing for her.

    from my Galaxy Note 2, baddest phone on the planet.
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    11-07-2012 10:11 PM
  12. TrueBlueKew's Avatar
    Here's my theory. The update isn't 100% ready and it will start rolling out in 2-3 days.They wanted to beat the 14-day return policy date. This way, anyone who was on the fence about a return will wait.

    I follow three Note 2 forums. No one has received the update yet even though it was announced last night.
    It's not a crazy theory...

    Code 34 Error

    I don't want to move to a different phone (or carrier) just yet... but the above error code 34 issue is driving me mad.


    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Android Central Forums
    11-08-2012 12:18 AM
  13. lawmanfj's Avatar
    The really isn't too large. The more you use it the smaller it looks and feel. Yes, it is bigger and it will be noticeable to others but I have not had any strange comments. It fits in the pockets of my pants and blazerd with ease. The benefits are well wpprth any trade off in size.

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Android Central Forums
    11-08-2012 04:27 AM
  14. wburleson's Avatar
    Use it for few hours and you wont regret it! but thats me but give it a try u can always return it within 14 days if you dont like it. good luck but as far as the screen goes you will love it. I guarenteed it!!
    When you return a phone within 14 days, do they refund all your money? Or do they take a re-stocking fee from you?
    11-08-2012 08:42 AM
  15. hopefulfarm's Avatar
    Pretty sure there is a restocking fee. That's what I had been told.
    11-08-2012 08:45 AM
  16. fairycorpse's Avatar
    Love the fact that it's BIG for viewing, but as far as using this for an honest to goodness cell phone...using the front earpiece as you normally would...is it too big?

    I am torn about getting this because of the size as I do use it a fair bit for actual calls. I can't get a Bluetooth device for every day walking around use as I wear hearing aids. I do have one for the car.

    Screen size would be a godsend.....I would appreciate real world reports from those who actually hold this up to the sides of their heads and use it as a regular cell phone.

    Thanks in advance....

    JF
    I hold it to my head for every single phone call. And I'm not a big person.

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Android Central Forums
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    11-08-2012 08:45 AM
  17. bgapfire's Avatar
    I really have a hard understanding why people say the phone is too big to put to anyone's ear. For those that keep a land line in their homes for backup, what is the difference between using a cordless phone or a mobile device? None! You'll be more than pleased with the purchase of this phone.
    11-08-2012 08:59 AM
  18. Crazyfist's Avatar
    I switched from the gs3...took me a few days to get used to it, but now I'm loving it.

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Android Central Forums
    11-08-2012 09:05 AM
  19. jfenton's Avatar
    Thanks for all of your input....will be picking it up this afternoon

    - - - Updated - - -

    By the way...beautiful eyes and great skin color for a corpse
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    11-08-2012 09:12 AM
  20. DAS's Avatar
    When you return a phone within 14 days, do they refund all your money? Or do they take a re-stocking fee from you?
    If you return it within the 14 day period the restocking fee is a flat $35. That's been my experience. I have done that on numerous occasions. It's sort of like renting a phone for two weeks, to decide if you want to actually keep it.
    11-08-2012 10:14 AM
  21. RoC1909's Avatar
    When I pull it it they say its huge but they love it
    And then you woke up

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 2
    11-09-2012 10:41 AM
  22. mobile79's Avatar
    When you return a phone within 14 days, do they refund all your money? Or do they take a re-stocking fee from you?
    I was going to pick one up today at a Sprint corp store. First time I'd actually seen it in person and held it in my hand. The creep told me that the only way I could return it is if it was defective. He said I couldn't return it for exchange for another phone just because "I didn't like it". This is BS, isn't it? I thought there was at 14 day satisfaction guarantee, and you could exchange for another device plus a re-stock fee. Needless to say, I left empty handed because I didn't want to be stuck with it if it turned out I really didn't like it, or thought it would be too big. Can't really make that decision unless I'm actually using it day to day.
    11-24-2012 08:16 PM
  23. yankeesusa's Avatar
    I was going to pick one up today at a Sprint corp store. First time I'd actually seen it in person and held it in my hand. The creep told me that the only way I could return it is if it was defective. He said I couldn't return it for exchange for another phone just because "I didn't like it". This is BS, isn't it? I thought there was at 14 day satisfaction guarantee, and you could exchange for another device plus a re-stock fee. Needless to say, I left empty handed because I didn't want to be stuck with it if it turned out I really didn't like it, or thought it would be too big. Can't really make that decision unless I'm actually using it day to day.
    The ***** at sprint is wrong. You have 14 days to decide to keep it or return it. It's not only their policy but in some states your right as a consumer to return something you don't like. One thing they can do is charge a restocking fee which I don't agree with. That's why I buy my phones from best buy or amazon. Either way within 14 days you bad return to sprint. They used to allow 30 days. Hopefully it worked out for you. I myself love my note 2. there are times it feels to big especially when trying to use Swype, but the pros outweigh the cons for me. Plus that one handed feature works great when you need it

    Sent from the Beast that is Galaxy Note 2
    11-24-2012 10:53 PM
  24. Cobravision's Avatar
    I hold my Note 2 to my ear to talk all the time, and frankly, it doesn't feel in any way weird or unnatural. I don't understand anyone who says it's too big to talk on. Sounds like nonsense to me.
    11-25-2012 02:56 PM
  25. kevincwelch's Avatar
    This phone was massive compared to my Nexus S 4G. Before purchasing this phone, I printed out black rectangles with the exact dimensions of the two phones. I wasn't sure I could handle the Note 2 as a phone. But, after using for two weeks, it feels completely comfortable in my hand and while talking.

    Sent via Tapatalk.
    11-25-2012 03:06 PM
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