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    Default Note 3 still a good buy at full retail $600

    I was dead set on buying the N3 today then going into the VZW store, the guy said to hold out a month for the S5.

    I should of just picked up the N3 and be happy and be done but I am 2nd guessing myself now.

    After research the S5 doesn't appeal to me much but I wanted to get other opinions. 64-bit processor to me means nothing to me, high screen resolution but wont be able to tell a differences on a screen that small, new processor means better battery life but higher screen resolution cancels that out.

    The only thing that appeal to me was the camera if it has image stabilization and the metal body constructions.
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    I would go with the Note 3 personally.
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    Yea that is what I was thinking but I get talked out of things easily.
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    Yeah. Don't let others dictate what you want or need. If you want a Note 3 get that. Get whatever makes you happy. One can always wait for the next best thing however if you do that that is all you will do is wait. Get whatever makes you happy. The Note 3 is a wonderful device. I just got my wife one also. She ditched her iPhone for this.

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    To me there's no point in waiting for the "next best thing." There's always going to be something better coming out "soon" it doesn't make sense for someone to be all hype for a phone that they don't know how it performs in the real world. A phone can have amazing specs on paper but that doesn't mean much to me until I can see it perform.
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    Everything what everyone said, but my main point would be screen size. If you like/need the large screen size go for the note 3, if you don't then wait for the S5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VDub2174 View Post
    To me there's no point in waiting for the "next best thing." There's always going to be something better coming out "soon" it doesn't make sense for someone to be all hype for a phone that they don't know how it performs in the real world. A phone can have amazing specs on paper but that doesn't mean much to me until I can see it perform.
    And that is what I say to people but for some reason I dont listen to myself.

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    As the others have said, waiting leads to waiting. As barfingmonkey said, base your decision on screen size. Since getting mine a month ago I've stopped using my N7 tablet entirely. Its an incredible device.

    You forget how big it is and it becomes natural. Both my droid maxx and moto x feel terribly small now.

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    Yea I should of known better then to listen to people about waiting and of all people, VZW people. I do want the bigger screen. I have a MAXX OG now and I find myself wanting a bigger screen. I find myself sitting at hotels watching Netflix a lot or Xfinity videos.

    The N3 is big but it fits in my pocket and I did notice it but it was the same when I went from a small flip phone to the DroidX and after a day or so, didn't notice it anymore.

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    The Note 3 is a nice phablet. However, for me after the novelty wore off I got tired of always have a huge phone. So I got another line and phone...which is why I have 2 lines today. Then I got completely tired of the hugeness. Then I had some build quality issues across multiple samples that the OCD in me couldn't learn to ignore. So the Note 3 and I separated and then ended in divorce. We're still friends though and I'll always appreciate our time together.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    The Note 3 is a nice phablet. However, for me after the novelty wore off I got tired of always have a huge phone. So I got another line and phone...which is why I have 2 lines today. Then I got completely tired of the hugeness. Then I had some build quality issues across multiple samples that the OCD in me couldn't learn to ignore. So the Note 3 and I separated and then ended in divorce. We're still friends though and I'll always appreciate our time together.


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    I got lucky I guess, no build quality issues. Everything is tight, the buttons click nicely, the screen is vibrant and amazing.

    I use the Verizon black snap on case and holster so pocket space isn't an issue - smart phones weren't meant for pockets and vice versa. Holding it to my head doesn't feel awkward now.

    Touch wiz is the main criticism, but nova launcher helps with that. I personally haven't found much use for the stylus, but I like knowing its there, and I do use it some for games. The battery in the Droid Maxx lasted longer, but that's to be expected with a smaller, lower resolution screen. But now I have two spares I can switch out.

    No Kit Kat yet but I don't really care. I'm not sure its going to improve the user experience much beyond what I am getting now.

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    Does anyone know the exact date the Note 3 dropped to $599? I purchased mine for $699 on Jan 17. They are saying I cannot get back the $100 difference because i'm not within the 14 day period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puterguru View Post
    Does anyone know the exact date the Note 3 dropped to $599? I purchased mine for $699 on Jan 17. They are saying I cannot get back the $100 difference because i'm not within the 14 day period.
    It was sometime on the 7th or 8th. I purchased mine at full price on the 22nd and they are telling me the same. It did drop by $50 the week before it dropped by another $50 to $600. I was able to get a $50 refund but not the full $100. I went round and round with a rude 2nd tier support rep named M*****.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phathands View Post
    It was sometime on the 7th or 8th. I purchased mine at full price on the 22nd and they are telling me the same. It did drop by $50 the week before it dropped by another $50 to $600. I was able to get a $50 refund but not the full $100. I went round and round with a rude 2nd tier support rep named M*****.

    Good luck.
    Thank you. I'm not going to call or bother anymore. I've lost $100 by not checking the price daily for 14 days after I bought it. Customer service is dead. This is from either Russell Cellular or Verizon Wireless. I cant tell which.
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    I wonder why the price drop?

    I am a little upset that I didnt do what I tell people and I could be at the hotel watching Netflix on a bigger screen and text at the same time bit instead I'm on my MAXX.....ugh. This weekend I'll pick it up. Most likely the rose gold version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHChan84 View Post
    I wonder why the price drop?

    I am a little upset that I didnt do what I tell people and I could be at the hotel watching Netflix on a bigger screen and text at the same time bit instead I'm on my MAXX.....ugh. This weekend I'll pick it up. Most likely the rose gold version.

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    The S5 is close to debuting so they're likely going to put that at the top price point.

    And it was VZW I spoke with.

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    I got mine for 699 and my wife this past Sunday foe 599. Got mine a while ago though iso I cannot complain. I'm just glad I got hers for a good price.

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    Fyi, as of this post, full retail is $700

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Fyi, as of this post, full retail is $700

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    it must have changed again then. As of Sunday it went down to 599.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHChan84 View Post
    I was dead set on buying the N3 today then going into the VZW store, the guy said to hold out a month for the S5.
    Huh? The GNote3 is a phablet; the GS5 is a phone. Completely different user experiences.

    If you want a phablet get the GNote3. If you want a phone, wait for the GS5. Only you can decide which you want.

    I would get the GNote3 now and if you don't like the user experience of a phablet, return it within 2 weeks and get the GS5 when it comes out.

    I loved the GNote3 except for its radios, but Samsung radios are always crap and that won't change with the GS5.
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    It comes down to the pen. If you want/need to take notes, etc with it (I use mine like crazy and send everything to Evernote) then the Note 3 is for you. It's awesome. The pen is the killer feature for me. But if you don't plan to use it, then I'd wait for the S5!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RHChan84 View Post
    I wonder why the price drop?

    I am a little upset that I didnt do what I tell people and I could be at the hotel watching Netflix on a bigger screen and text at the same time bit instead I'm on my MAXX.....ugh. This weekend I'll pick it up. Most likely the rose gold version.

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    Prices for smart devices (except iPhones, of course) always start to fall 3 months out... sometimes sooner. That's just the curve we live under these days.

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    Imo there's probably more useful features on the note 3 than there will be on the s5. The s5 will be the shiny new toy, but I really don't feel I will be missing out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teleburst View Post
    Prices for smart devices (except iPhones, of course) always start to fall 3 months out... sometimes sooner. That's just the curve we live under these days.

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    Those willing to buy on contract will see sales occasionally. No contract pricing doesn't usually drop much, I think the $600 price is probably the lowest off contract for verizon until when the note 4 would come out

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    Too bad it went back up to $700.
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