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    Default Re: I will be leaving the iPhone for the Galaxy Note 2

    This thread inspired me to join. Some insight into my perspective...I have used an iPhone as my primary phone since the iPhone existed. I worked on the att device team for years getting all non-iPhones for free but was never that impressed with Android devices. I did like the S2 & Note but cameras were lackluster IMO.

    With the state of the iPhone 5 I am not that impressed with Apple anymore. I should add that while testing out a Nexus 7 for fun/personal I have REALLY enjoyed raw Jelly Bean. I am seriously considering going Android.

    Some concerns & I would love & appreciate feedback:

    Camera - the 4S & 5 take AMAZING pictures. I have a 4 & some of the pictures my wife takes with her 4S are stunnng. With a 16 month-old camera is priority.

    Photo sync/share - what is the PhotoStream equivalent? I am not impressed with Dropbox.

    Updates...hell..where is 4.1.2 for my Nexus 7

    Hardware customer support/warranty - Apple has been really good to me AND my wife in this regard.

    Resell value - want to have an out to another Android or iPhone if necessary.

    Thanks everyone. I am not 100% but I passed on a 5 being held for me and have the cash.
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    Default Re: I will be leaving the iPhone for the Galaxy Note 2

    Quote Originally Posted by SoCal Dawg View Post
    This thread inspired me to join. Some insight into my perspective...I have used an iPhone as my primary phone since the iPhone existed. I worked on the att device team for years getting all non-iPhones for free but was never that impressed with Android devices. I did like the S2 & Note but cameras were lackluster IMO.

    With the state of the iPhone 5 I am not that impressed with Apple anymore. I should add that while testing out a Nexus 7 for fun/personal I have REALLY enjoyed raw Jelly Bean. I am seriously considering going Android.

    Some concerns & I would love & appreciate feedback:

    Camera - the 4S & 5 take AMAZING pictures. I have a 4 & some of the pictures my wife takes with her 4S are stunnng. With a 16 month-old camera is priority.

    Photo sync/share - what is the PhotoStream equivalent? I am not impressed with Dropbox.

    Updates...hell..where is 4.1.2 for my Nexus 7

    Hardware customer support/warranty - Apple has been really good to me AND my wife in this regard.

    Resell value - want to have an out to another Android or iPhone if necessary.

    Thanks everyone. I am not 100% but I passed on a 5 being held for me and have the cash.
    Your just gonna have to give it a try.
    I know that's not a full answer to every question you have but the reality is Android is now better than iOS.

    I'm a previous iPhone user and switched a few months ago when the rumors of iphone 5 were disappointing.
    I took the opportunity to give Android a try and have been very happy.
    I can't imagine going back to an iPhone 5, not until they come out with something worthwhile.

    As for the camera, I feel that iPhone 5 has a slightly better camera.
    With both systems there are pros and cons.
    It's just a matter of which pros are important to you and which cons you can live with.
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    Default Re: I will be leaving the iPhone for the Galaxy Note 2

    I've probably switched back to an iPhone 4S more than anyone in the world haha. Anyway, I am very ready to ditch my 4S. I tried out the 5 and returned it like 5 days later. Anyway, I've also used the GSIII on AT&T and the international version and I found it to be excellent but I could use a larger display. I am tempted to try out the Note II, but I still feel it might be "too big" for every day use.

    Any other iphone users who love the specs but a little uncertain about the size?
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    Default Re: I will be leaving the iPhone for the Galaxy Note 2

    Yes, I'm very interested in the Note 2, but also will be considering the Lumia 920. The size of the Note 2 is a bit of a concern. However, the Lumia 920 (and the S3, for that matter) really aren't that much smaller than the Note 2 anyway. For me the decision will probably come down to which feature I will get the most utility from: the better camera and image stabilization on the Lumia, or the note taking ability of the Note 2.
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    Default Re: I will be leaving the iPhone for the Galaxy Note 2

    I found that the size is not as big as it looks.
    It fits easily in both my front and rear pockets of my jeans.
    Try it out, it's not as big as it seems. Once you get use to it, you can't go back to a small dinky screen.
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    I just returned my IP5 yesterday in anticipation of the Note 2... Very excited.

    Like a lot of you, I have been an IP user since day one, but guess I have just outgrown ios - I couldn't help but be bored within the first 10 minutes of using my IP5...
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    Default Re: I will be leaving the iPhone for the Galaxy Note 2

    i've been a long time iphone user, since Gen 1, and before that an avid Treo users, all versions. That said, getting the note 2 as the first Android has been very great. although there were some things i had to get used to, such as not having visual voicemail. Google voice fixed that. I must admit, that the main thing that got me was the S PEN, and it hasn't disappointed me yet. Ability to take notes in meetings and sketches has proved to be priceless.

    One thing that I would highly recommend to those getting the note, get a case when it comes out. A good one. I dropped mine after just 6 days, and the screen cracked. It mustve hit the ground at the right angle, because i've dropped my other phones numerous times without a hitch.

    The camera isn't too bad, and the screen size, i thought it was too big at first, but now, I see other phones, like the iphone and they look like toys. the navigation is awesome and the size of the screen really helps when placing it on hte car dash.

    can't wait for more SPEN optimized apps to come out.
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    Default Re: I will be leaving the iPhone for the Galaxy Note 2

    The iPhone has been good to me, but like you guys have said, it just hasn't moved at the pace of innovation. For the way I use my iPhone and iPad, the Note 2 could basically replace them both. Barring a super shocking announcement from Apple at their event tomorrow, the Note 2 will be my next device.
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    Default Re: I will be leaving the iPhone for the Galaxy Note 2

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMTtakeover View Post
    I will be leaving iPhone as well. If not for the note II then for a Nexus device. Still undecided. Any input from anyone?
    I'm in the same position. I have a Iphone 5 but I'm waiting on the Nexus announcment to decide between it or the Note 2. I had the original Note and really enjoyed it.
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    Biggest mistake I ever did was even consider that stupid iPhone 5, yet alone buy it haha. Glad I washed my hands of Apple. After today's annoucnements, I do not like where Apple is headed.
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    Default Re: I will be leaving the iPhone for the Galaxy Note 2

    What was announced lol???

    Sent from my White Epic 4g Touch rockin Jellybean using Tapatalk 2
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    All iPhone users please stop trying to see a great phone on Apple is impossible to found one but go to Samsung maybe you will love it

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    Default Re: I will be leaving the iPhone for the Galaxy Note 2

    I've owned the iPhone since it day one. I currently have the 4 because I couldn't qualify for the 4s, and was very upset with what the 5 had to offer. So I heard about the Note 2 and want it. Sadly, I have AT&T and I only want the white model. I'm tempted to buy a white one from Sprint for full price. Anyways, yeah... that's where I stand Ha ha ha... I've been a huge iPhone lover, but I think it's time for a change and bigger screen.
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    Default Re: I will be leaving the iPhone for the Galaxy Note 2

    Has anyone thought about the US version of the HTC J Butterfly (DLX / Droid Incredible X)?
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    Default Re: I will be leaving the iPhone for the Galaxy Note 2

    Quote Originally Posted by aclerk View Post
    i've been a long time iphone user, since Gen 1, and before that an avid Treo users, all versions. That said, getting the note 2 as the first Android has been very great. although there were some things i had to get used to, such as not having visual voicemail. Google voice fixed that. I must admit, that the main thing that got me was the S PEN, and it hasn't disappointed me yet. Ability to take notes in meetings and sketches has proved to be priceless.

    One thing that I would highly recommend to those getting the note, get a case when it comes out. A good one. I dropped mine after just 6 days, and the screen cracked. It mustve hit the ground at the right angle, because i've dropped my other phones numerous times without a hitch.

    The camera isn't too bad, and the screen size, i thought it was too big at first, but now, I see other phones, like the iphone and they look like toys. the navigation is awesome and the size of the screen really helps when placing it on hte car dash.

    can't wait for more SPEN optimized apps to come out.
    Google voice? It does visual voicemail? Is it an app or stock on the phone? Sorry... I'm an iPhone user. What about using iTunes? Im told there's apps for using your android with iTunes. Suggestions? Thanks!
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    Default Re: I will be leaving the iPhone for the Galaxy Note 2

    Quote Originally Posted by jblack_10 View Post
    Has anyone thought about the US version of the HTC J Butterfly (DLX / Droid Incredible X)?
    I have, but I really like the idea of having the stylus. Especially with it tucked away as part of the phone. Just the whole form factor of the original note, and now the Note 2 seems awesome to me. There will always be new devices out, but this one seems like the most future proof device out right now.
    Living large with my Galaxy Note 3!!!
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    having been with iOS since the start, and this being my first android device, i must say that I am very impressed, especialy with Google Now. I still get looks for having such a big phone and friends joke around saying its a ipad mini. but I dont care, the screen is gorgeous, and i must admit, the add'l real estate works wonders when using hte navigation or netflix apps. when i look at my frineds iphones, they seem comically small to me now.

    that said, i only have 2 real gripes, and this could be bc I am still not used to the phone or the menu's.
    1. settings are hard to find and seem to be dependent on the developer. i've noticed that one app has settings and menu's using hte soft key, and others its buried within the app. this non-standard implementation has made making what should be quick changes, i spend minutes going through different menu's to find what i'm looking for.
    2. i seem to have to restart the device quite a bit. over the past few days, i've restarted it at least 6 times, due to some apps hanging, or the phone just being very slow, even though the task app manager says there are only 3 apps running, K9 - email, messaging, and talk. whereas my iphone 4, i probably only restarted it a few times over the course of the 2 years i had it. there were also times when the screen would no longer rotate, such as in netflix or when using the notes app. a restart would help.

    Other than those 2 points, its a great device and jelly bean 4.1.1 seems to be the OS to make more converts from iOS. i've shown friends with other android devices and they are in awe of 4.1.1, so seems like we lucked out and got a lot of bells and whistles in this OS. great time to make the move.
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    Default Re: I will be leaving the iPhone for the Galaxy Note 2

    I'm making the jump with you all as well. I've been using an iPhone 4 for over 2 years, and frankly, Apple bores me. When I seen the original Note, I knew instantly that I wanted it as soon as I was due for an upgrade. Of course then rumors started about the Note 2, and I've been hanging on every report for the past 4 months. Can't wait to have that enormous monstrosity of a phone-on-steroids in my hands! I seriously know more about it than any of the AT&T customer service personnel at my local store.
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    Talked to AT&T and the grandfathered unlimited plan carries over from the iphone to the Note 2. They call it something else though, since it is on the 4G LTE network.
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