01-11-2013 07:04 PM
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  1. ncbryan's Avatar
    I have had it less than a week. Typically I have always worn my phone on my hip. All weekend I carried it in my pocket. My Seidio case and belt clip came in today. After keeping it for a day on my hip, I am struggling with the size. I also typically use swype as my keyboard of choice and even with my larger than average hands, it is hard to swype. Moving the keyboard to one side or another just doesn't feel right either. Coming from the S3 which is still a great phone, I am leaning toward returning the note and going back to my S3. I would consider the DNA but without any better battery life than the S3, I don't think it is worth the money either.


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    12-17-2012 06:20 PM
  2. DroidXcon's Avatar
    I have had it less than a week. Typically I have always worn my phone on my hip. All weekend I carried it in my pocket. My Seidio case and belt clip came in today. After keeping it for a day on my hip, I am struggling with the size. I also typically use swype as my keyboard of choice and even with my larger than average hands, it is hard to swype. Moving the keyboard to one side or another just doesn't feel right either. Coming from the S3 which is still a great phone, I am leaning toward returning the note and going back to my S3. I would consider the DNA but without any better battery life than the S3, I don't think it is worth the money either.


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    Then i think you should go ahead and return, it is a large investment and if you don't feel its worth it then you should def go with something you feel more comfortable with. Good luck with whatever you choose.
    Johnly and flipster like this.
    12-17-2012 06:26 PM
  3. ncbryan's Avatar
    Exactly the mindset I have.

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    12-17-2012 06:28 PM
  4. AustinTech's Avatar
    I returned mine and went back to the GS3. Same type of reason, I LOVED the Note 2 but it was a little cumbersome when I wasn't surfing the web or watching something. A part of me wants it back and perhaps I will buy it again. Now that the GS3 has jellybean its a little easier to give up the N2.

    The woman at Best Buy was amazed that I was returning it, she's never seen one get returned.

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    12-17-2012 07:30 PM
  5. reb422's Avatar
    ZERO chance of me returning mine. Not only have I gotten completely used to the size, but now I look at it and think to myself "I thought this was bigger". It just looks normal sized to me now. AND... I love it when the ladies comment on how big it is
    12-17-2012 09:47 PM
  6. alp1917's Avatar
    Just return it if you're not happy

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2
    12-17-2012 09:50 PM
  7. JediJesus95's Avatar
    I agree you should return it. If you haven't gotten used to it by now you probably won't. The S3 is still a great phone.
    12-17-2012 09:59 PM
  8. treb1797's Avatar
    You really can't go wrong either way. Gotta admit there are times I miss my S3 when it comes to carrying my phone around during my daily routine. W/ both devices being so similar your not really giving up too much if you go back to your S3.
    12-17-2012 10:17 PM
  9. taylorz_412's Avatar
    The galaxy s3 is still the best PHONE out there if the phablet isn't for you return it its that simple its your money

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    12-17-2012 10:34 PM
  10. Tokio_Love's Avatar
    ZERO chance of me returning mine. Not only have I gotten completely used to the size, but now I look at it and think to myself "I thought this was bigger". It just looks normal sized to me now. AND... I love it when the ladies comment on how big it is
    haha ikr! I have like the smallest hands ever, but it fits PERFECTLY in my hand. When others say that's such a big phone, I honestly can not see it. I only notice that the note 2 is "big" when I place it beside my Evo 4g.
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    12-17-2012 11:40 PM
  11. Tokio_Love's Avatar
    I agree return it, If you aren't use to it by now, you never will. Return it while you still can, with the S3 you're still getting the best of both worlds. So the note 2 wont be a huge loss at all.
    12-17-2012 11:42 PM
  12. elvis1935's Avatar
    If you return it can I have your seidio case? :-) lol no one else asked

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    12-17-2012 11:47 PM
  13. Johnly's Avatar
    ZERO chance of me returning mine. Not only have I gotten completely used to the size, but now I look at it and think to myself "I thought this was bigger". It just looks normal sized to me now. AND... I love it when the ladies comment on how big it is
    Ha ha! And Samsung has made it clear...this is not a tablet phablet whatever....it is a nice sized device...and ttws.
    12-17-2012 11:50 PM
  14. yankeesusa's Avatar
    I have had it less than a week. Typically I have always worn my phone on my hip. All weekend I carried it in my pocket. My Seidio case and belt clip came in today. After keeping it for a day on my hip, I am struggling with the size. I also typically use swype as my keyboard of choice and even with my larger than average hands, it is hard to swype. Moving the keyboard to one side or another just doesn't feel right either. Coming from the S3 which is still a great phone, I am leaning toward returning the note and going back to my S3. I would consider the DNA but without any better battery life than the S3, I don't think it is worth the money either.


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    I understand your dilemma. I thought the same thing, especially coming from an evo 3d. But in the end I got used to it and couldn't give up this amazing screen. But if you get close to your return date and still don't like it I would return it.
    As for dna, I still prefer the s3 but the dna has gotten great reviews on battery life. I would look into it. But if your s3 is paid for I would stick with that and keep your renewal for a later time unless you pay full price for your phones

    Sent from the Beast that is Galaxy Note 2
    12-17-2012 11:55 PM
  15. Arun01's Avatar
    Lol i'm actually coming from the GS3. I saw the note 2 & gs3 side by side in a verizon store & i was like O_o....!!! I'm 6'6" so i like everything big lol. But the GS3 is a beast of a phone so you can't go wrong there buddy!
    12-18-2012 06:39 AM
  16. cognus's Avatar
    glad I stumbled in here 'cause I have been having this argument with myself, not just about the Note 2 but a somewhat bigger issue of what devices I really need/use.
    I have a nexus 7 and I think I can live with its issues... so I find myself grabbing it for quick tasks, and I love my thinkpad for things like what I'm doing here typing this [I'm a fast touch-typer].... my wife has a galaxy s4g and I know its deviling details... I find myself wondering: if I had the Note 2 or some similar high-end large display device [maybe RAZR Max HD?] would I really use it for 'all its worth'? or would I default back to the nexus 7 for everything but phone calling and quick lookups when traveling in the car or whatever - truly mobile .

    we shall see.
    12-18-2012 12:26 PM
  17. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    Speaking for myself... I ditched my N7 after I got the N2. I have a 15" MBPR and the N2.

    I am good to go.
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    12-18-2012 12:39 PM
  18. Johnly's Avatar
    Speaking for myself... I ditched my N7 after I got the N2. I have a 15" MBPR and the N2.

    I am good to go.
    no way am I ditching my nexus 7....love my tab. I still have a og droid though....
    12-18-2012 12:44 PM
  19. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    no way am I ditching my nexus 7....love my tab. I still have a og droid though....
    Thats a BIG tough.
    12-18-2012 12:45 PM
  20. Johnly's Avatar
    Thats a BIG tough.
    All that matters is being good to go..... And the note 2 certainly accomplishes that!
    12-18-2012 12:53 PM
  21. AustinTech's Avatar
    You guys with the N2 as your daily driver, you don't find yourself admiring the "compact" size of the GS3?

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    12-18-2012 01:09 PM
  22. Nightscape's Avatar
    Not really because I would have just gotten the s3 in the first place then. It's all up to the individual. Some people adapt fine to the size and enjoy the bigger screen and some will find the size too cumbersome. Nothing wrong with that. Go with whatever you feel more comfortable with.
    12-18-2012 01:44 PM
  23. DroidXcon's Avatar
    You guys with the N2 as your daily driver, you don't find yourself admiring the "compact" size of the GS3?

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    Lol No!!! I think the general consensus would be the opposite. I'm sure there is a handful of people may feel that way but but for the most part people would agree with me that all other phones seem like toys now.

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
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    12-18-2012 01:47 PM
  24. ptm88's Avatar
    The galaxy s3 is still the best PHONE out there if the phablet isn't for you return it its that simple its your money

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    Yup S3 is the best PHONE and Note 2 is the best specialty product. These are the two top smartphones on the market PERIOD. Samsung is kicking ***!
    12-18-2012 03:15 PM
  25. ibcop's Avatar
    I'm kinda like a fish out of water - I keep flopping back and forth.

    Got the S3 when it launched. Very happy with it although I did trade the 16gb version in for the 32gb version.

    Got the Note 2. Happy with it, but good gawd this thing is huge. Returned it (paid full donkey for it) and back to the S3. Since I paid full donkey for the GN2, I opted to get a new S3 (as I had given my "old" S3 to my wife) for me.

    Using the S3 and now wish I had the Note 2.

    Moral of my stupidity? Good thing Verizon has extended return times. I'm gonna return the S3 and get the Note 2 - again.

    And keep it.
    leroybrute likes this.
    12-18-2012 03:25 PM
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