08-18-2013 06:19 PM
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  1. Justin Tripoli's Avatar
    Well I am not sure if this is the right place to post i made this account to ask this question and im sure people will be subjective towards the note because im posting here but anyway:

    Im due for a new phone and the note 2 and galaxy s4 caught my eye. Basically I use my phone mainly for playing games, texting, and reading stuff online. I think the features on the S4 are cool but it wont make or break the deal. I was interested in using the emulators and I know the specs on the S4 are better but do they really matter for running emulators? I dont really want the Note 3 because the screen would be TOO big. So basically running emulators and such would the S4's specs put it over, or do they really have not much to do with emulators? Ok well basically im more interested in running the emulators than anything else. Along with just that i guess you could say i am a tech nerd; I enjoy having the newest fastest things and I know that if I buy the S4 i can probably sell it in the future for more money than the note 2 and get a better phone in the future.

    Also I know the S4 got an update recently to transfer apps and such to an sd card, can the note do that as well?
    08-05-2013 09:55 AM
  2. VDub2174's Avatar
    Also I know the S4 got an update recently to transfer apps and such to an sd card, can the note do that as well?
    All the APP2SD apps I've tried say my phone isn't capable of doing that
    08-05-2013 10:09 AM
  3. Justin Tripoli's Avatar
    What phone do you have? I remember reading about the S4 getting an update to transfer apps to SD

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    What phone do you have? I remember reading about the S4 getting an update to transfer apps to SD
    08-05-2013 10:17 AM
  4. VDub2174's Avatar
    Sorry, I have the Note 2.
    08-05-2013 10:52 AM
  5. anon(6174973)'s Avatar
    What phone do you have? I remember reading about the S4 getting an update to transfer apps to SD

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    What phone do you have? I remember reading about the S4 getting an update to transfer apps to SD
    I can do that on my S4. Not sure about whether the Note is able to do that or not.

    Sent from my HP Slate 7 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    08-05-2013 10:53 AM
  6. Justin Tripoli's Avatar
    Itll probably come with an update. what ive read is samsung is just holding off on updates because of the note 3
    08-05-2013 11:02 AM
  7. BobR1908's Avatar
    Well I am not sure if this is the right place to post i made this account to ask this question and im sure people will be subjective towards the note because im posting here but anyway:

    Im due for a new phone and the note 2 and galaxy s4 caught my eye. Basically I use my phone mainly for playing games, texting, and reading stuff online. I think the features on the S4 are cool but it wont make or break the deal. I was interested in using the emulators and I know the specs on the S4 are better but do they really matter for running emulators? I dont really want the Note 3 because the screen would be TOO big. So basically running emulators and such would the S4's specs put it over, or do they really have not much to do with emulators? Ok well basically im more interested in running the emulators than anything else. Along with just that i guess you could say i am a tech nerd; I enjoy having the newest fastest things and I know that if I buy the S4 i can probably sell it in the future for more money than the note 2 and get a better phone in the future.

    Also I know the S4 got an update recently to transfer apps and such to an sd card, can the note do that as well?
    I have both and use my Note 2 most. My S4 gets limited time, goes to show just how great the Note 2 is. Still.

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    08-05-2013 02:52 PM
  8. Justin Tripoli's Avatar
    I have both and use my Note 2 most. My S4 gets limited time, goes to show just how great the Note 2 is. Still.

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    in regards to performance with emulators like ppsspp and nds4droid does the note play that much better? or are they almost the same because the emulators are a main reason i am choosing the phone
    08-05-2013 03:07 PM
  9. vpblaze's Avatar
    Hey Justin,

    For what you describe you would be using the phone for, I would say go for the Note.
    Mainly because the bigger screen would be better for the activities you will mainly be doing.

    Furthermore, you say you don't want the Note 3, because it would be too big.
    From what has been leaked so far about the Note 3, yes the screen will be 5.7 inches, which is only 0.2 inches bigger. Which isn't really that much. As well, there has been talk that while the screen is going bigger, the bezels are being made smaller, which could keep the width of the phone closely the same size of the Note 2. If this is the case, that's great engineering on Samsungs part.

    Personally, at this stage in the game, with the Samsung announcements coming in a months time, I would suggest to wait and see what the Note 3 holds.
    Either way though, whichever phone you do decide to go with, you won't be disappointed!

    Posted via Android Central App on my Note 2!
    08-05-2013 07:08 PM
  10. Justin Tripoli's Avatar
    yeah ive been looking into it and ill hold onto my phone for a couple more months for the note 3. Im just not sure how i am going to feel about a phone that big. virtually though isnt it supposed to be a bigger s4?
    08-05-2013 07:31 PM
  11. vpblaze's Avatar
    By the sounds of it, it will have most/all of the regular S4 features, as well of all the features that make a Note a Note.

    Posted via Android Central App on my Note 2!
    08-05-2013 08:58 PM
  12. BobR1908's Avatar
    in regards to performance with emulators like ppsspp and nds4droid does the note play that much better? or are they almost the same because the emulators are a main reason i am choosing the phone
    I do not use them so cannot comment, sorry.

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    08-05-2013 09:33 PM
  13. anon(6174973)'s Avatar
    in regards to performance with emulators like ppsspp and nds4droid does the note play that much better? or are they almost the same because the emulators are a main reason i am choosing the phone
    Ppsspp runs really smoothly on my S4 and I can play Bomberman Land and Burnout.

    Sent from my HP Slate 7 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    08-06-2013 05:34 AM
  14. Onemoa's Avatar
    If you want a phone that still has allot of life left in it. And just might be the best phone out at this time. Great battery life, quad core, amazing display, good size.. Ect..

    The Note 2 is the way to go. I'm going to wait another year and pick up the Note 4. I'm going to skip the Note 3, unless it has a feature a can't live without, lol.

    In fact from what I've heard. Most Note 2 owners are going to skip the Note 3. A year from now, that's when the big changes will come. Battery life, build quality, everything..

    Sent from my SGH-T889 using Tapatalk 4
    08-06-2013 08:45 AM
  15. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I've had the Note 2 and now have the S4. I'd say if you're planning to skip the Note 3 then go with the S4. The Note 2 is a great device but imo the S4 is better (unless you really want that S Pen). See...that .5" doesn't make that much difference and comes at the cost of a slower processor and lesser screen.

    Sent from my Eclipsed S4
    08-06-2013 09:33 AM
  16. Justin Tripoli's Avatar
    i was just thinking of upgrading to the s4 and then when the note 3 comes out sell the s4 and my iphone for the note 3
    08-06-2013 04:48 PM
  17. Haalcyon's Avatar
    i was just thinking of upgrading to the s4 and then when the note 3 comes out sell the s4 and my iphone for the note 3
    Might not be a bad idea. I want the Note 3 but I will hold back a bit...see if it has any glaring issues. I'm still very very very very really very happy with my S4 and Note 8 combo.

    Sent from my Note 8.0 LTE
    08-06-2013 04:53 PM
  18. negricare's Avatar
    From the feedback we have received, most of of our customers seem to gravitate more to the Galaxy S 4 than the Note II, for the devices features and processor.
    08-06-2013 04:55 PM
  19. Justin Tripoli's Avatar
    now if you had a note you probably wouldnt need the tablet lmao ill probably try it out im not sure hope itll fit in my pocket.
    08-06-2013 05:06 PM
  20. mssca's Avatar
    I have S3 and since the Note 2 came bit after S3 and S4 has the Samsung's new hardware, I would go with S4 OR wait till September to see what Note 3 will have for RAM (hope it is 3 GB) and the processor.
    08-06-2013 05:23 PM
  21. maj71303's Avatar
    I had a note II but found that the LG Optimus G Pro is indeed the better choice and haven't regretted that decision. But if you can wait I suggest you do as you have other devices coming down the pipe here soon.
    08-06-2013 05:24 PM
  22. TheTitan1530's Avatar
    Tbh I think the note 2 wilk be better for you. I mean most people think that since the s4 has 1.9 ghz snapdragon 600 and is twice as fast as note 2 in benchmark it means thats if I buy a s4 itll be so much faster. Thats completely wrong. All games on the play store will play as smooth on the note 2 as it will on the s4 because there are a billion android devices out there. Not all of them have a quad core, pretty much every app is designed for a dual core at most. Even in 2 years time that will stay true. I really dont see a big difference between s4 and note 2. The s4 runs 1080 p which is awesome but compared to note 2 I dont see a huge difference because the s4 uses pentile display while the note 2 uses non pentile display which believe me makes a difference. The note 2 will also easily get you through a day. Ive gotten 8 hours screen time with the device and I still had 10% left abd it was without turning power saving mode on. Texting with one hand is also easy with the note 2 because it has a one hand operation option but something like reaching for the notification bar is quiet challenging. If you really want the features such as smart scroll or if u want a really good camera than get the s4 but however if you dont care about the features and are okay with a note 2 sized phone then hands down this is the best phone you'll buy for a long time.

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    08-06-2013 05:40 PM
  23. Justin Tripoli's Avatar
    I think what I am going to do is go to best buy and try out the note for 30 days and see how i like walking around with a gigantic phone in my pocket. If i do I am just going to buy an s4 and sell it on ebay with my iphone to buy the note 3.
    08-06-2013 07:33 PM
  24. Haalcyon's Avatar
    When I had a note I would put it my back jeans pocket when I was out and about. Then one day I noticed a pair of very very faint scratches on the screen. I decided no more putting my phone in my pocket...and I had to sell it (it was no longer flawless).

    Sent from my Note 8.0 LTE
    08-06-2013 08:37 PM
  25. Onemoa's Avatar
    The S4's Camera isn't that much better then the Note 2's. The real difference is the software. As we all know it's not about the mega pixels.

    I would say the Note 2 is a better device then the S4. It's has much better battery life and the screen is better on the Note 2. Because we also know PPI doesn't mean all that much either. It's more about the quality of the display.

    The Note 2 is a very good device. Out of all the top devices it's overall rating is the best.

    The only thing I'm pissed off over is Samsung with there BS updates. And the fact that Samsung will put there marketing before there customer's.

    Like the fact that the Note 2 isn't getting updated for a year. The Note 2 was released with Android 4.1 and will not see an update from that until after the Note 3 is released.

    And it's because of marketing we are not getting 4.2 or 4.3 and Touch-Wiz 2.0 UI, The new Camera, all of the new Touch-Wiz and Android features. The new S-voice, ect, ect.

    All so Samsung can say the Note 3 will have these features while the Note 2 won't until the Note 3 is released and maybe far after that.

    By July we were supposed to get the update. Now it seems Samsung is skipping 4.2.2 and going right to 4.3 both versions of Android are very similar. It's all the cool Samsung stuff we are going to be missing out on the most.

    Basically Samsung is going to deny there customers that own there current flagship device all of what the update would bring. Just so Samsung can sel market the Note 3 with more options.

    Sent from my SGH-T889 using Tapatalk 4
    08-10-2013 07:16 AM
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