11-02-2013 10:40 AM
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  1. awesomedeals88's Avatar
    How many people are going from Note 3 to Nexus 5 and why???

    Sent from my SM-N900T using AC Forums mobile app
    10-31-2013 05:24 PM
  2. fridgey100's Avatar
    Considering it as I loved my Nexus 4 so much !

    Are you in the same position?

    Sent from my Galaxy note 3
    10-31-2013 05:38 PM
  3. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I wouldn't think too many would have a reason to make that switch, but we shall see.
    10-31-2013 05:39 PM
  4. msndrstood's Avatar
    No. I'll keep my Note 3 with its removable battery and SD card. Although, I still have the Note 2, Gnex and NS4G. I kinda get attached to my phones. . At some point I'll pick up the N4 on eBay and eventually the N5, just to have them for the collection.

    The Note 3 is quite sufficient and then some.

    Sent via The Big, Bad, Beautiful Note 3
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    10-31-2013 05:45 PM
  5. Haalcyon's Avatar

    The Note 3 is quite sufficient and then some.
    Basically.


    from a '14 Note 10.1
    10-31-2013 06:30 PM
  6. john248's Avatar
    Seems like a backwards move (at least for my needs).
    10-31-2013 07:36 PM
  7. clevin's Avatar
    Seems like a backwards move (at least for my needs).
    Couldn't agree more.

    @T-Mobile GN3
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    10-31-2013 07:45 PM
  8. MrMLK's Avatar
    Except for the tiny screen and no sd card or removable battery, I am really tempted.

    It looks like a nice phone, but why why would anyone go from a gn3 to it?

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    10-31-2013 08:15 PM
  9. KingGinger55's Avatar
    I'm seriously debating it. I wish I had a way to have both.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-31-2013 08:24 PM
  10. blitz118's Avatar
    I ordered two Nexus 5s today, I will use one as a backup phone to my Note 3, and I will flip the other one on eBay. I want to see what all the hype is about.
    10-31-2013 09:04 PM
  11. clevin's Avatar
    I ordered two Nexus 5s today, I will use one as a backup phone to my Note 3, and I will flip the other one on eBay. I want to see what all the hype is about.
    I felt nowadays hype of Google products is near the level of apple products.

    Not necessarily rational.

    @T-Mobile GN3
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    10-31-2013 09:15 PM
  12. blitz118's Avatar
    I felt nowadays hype of Google products is near the level of apple products.

    Not necessarily rational.

    @T-Mobile GN3
    I don't think Google is as bad as apple, and at least the Google products are affordable. $400 for 32GB off contract phone is not a bad deal.
    10-31-2013 09:26 PM
  13. clevin's Avatar
    I don't think Google is as bad as apple, and at least the Google products are affordable. $400 for 32GB off contract phone is not a bad deal.
    True.

    @T-Mobile GN3
    10-31-2013 09:30 PM
  14. MiXoLoGiSt's Avatar
    I probably would buy a Nexus 5, if Verizon weren't dip$hits.

    I just prefer the vanilla android experience, and timely updates. Waiting for Verizon to release an update is like watching a snail travel the world.
    10-31-2013 10:49 PM
  15. MrMLK's Avatar
    I probably would buy a Nexus 5, if Verizon weren't dip$hits.

    I just prefer the vanilla android experience, and timely updates. Waiting for Verizon to release an update is like watching a snail travel the world.
    Do you have any idea how stupid this sounds? Samsung only recently released the 4.3 update for the Galaxy Note 2, and Verizon is going to release it about 8 days after the other carriers towards the end of November. How do you think Verizon was supposed to release the upgrade before Samsung was done with their end? Is an extra week over the other carriers really something worth whining and moaning about?
    10-31-2013 11:44 PM
  16. mavrrick's Avatar
    History has shown all of the carriers take to long. Maybe Samsung finally has enough pull to get its phone updates pushed faster. To often the carriers have slowed updates down way to much.

    Posted via Android Central App on my Note 3
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    11-01-2013 12:15 AM
  17. MiXoLoGiSt's Avatar
    Do you have any idea how stupid this sounds? Samsung only recently released the 4.3 update for the Galaxy Note 2, and Verizon is going to release it about 8 days after the other carriers towards the end of November. How do you think Verizon was supposed to release the upgrade before Samsung was done with their end? Is an extra week over the other carriers really something worth whining and moaning about?
    My point in Nexus vs Others is that the update has to be released by Google, then go through Samsung, then go to Verizon and Verizon approves it after adding more of their bloatware and removing what they don't want to allow you to have because they want you to pay for their version. You are talking about a long time for it to pass through Samsung and Verizon before the end user gets it.

    I bet you anything it will be 6-10 months after Kit Kat's release before we see it on our Note 3s. Nexus devices get updates straight from Google on release date of the new software, and that's what I was saying I like Nexus devices for is that quick, unbloated update. No middle men involved, no BS.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 3
    11-01-2013 12:48 AM
  18. MrMLK's Avatar
    My point in Nexus vs Others is that the update has to be released by Google, then go through Samsung, then go to Verizon and Verizon approves it after adding more of their bloatware and removing what they don't want to allow you to have because they want you to pay for their version. You are talking about a long time for it to pass through Samsung and Verizon before the end user gets it.

    I bet you anything it will be 6-10 months after Kit Kat's release before we see it on our Note 3s. Nexus devices get updates straight from Google on release date of the new software, and that's what I was saying I like Nexus devices for is that quick, unbloated update. No middle men involved, no BS.
    Two points:

    1) That's very different from blaming Verizon for slow updates. While the process may be slow, Verizon is no slower (or barely slower) then the other carriers.

    2) Going for Nexus for that quick unbloated update is great, if the Nexus provides everything you want. Some of what you call bloat, I call must have. But, if you are happy with 32GB of storage, if you don't want a micro SD slot or a large screen or a replaceable batter or the stylus then go with the Nexus. Google makes a fair number of software and hardware decisions that will keep me from ever buying a Nexus. I love the MicroSD slot on the Samsung devices. Google took out support for it from stock Android a few versions ago. Samsung put it back, and they keep putting it back for each version. Google didn't and doesn't see the need for a giant screened device. If you don't want one either, then get a Nexus.

    But, if you want any of the non-standard add-ons that Samsung provides, then you are going to have to wait longer. If you want to use your phone on Verizon, then you are going to have to wait for Verizon to bloat it up. Everything is a trade off. I think the tradeoff is worth it. If you don't, then get a Nexus.
    11-01-2013 01:07 AM
  19. MiXoLoGiSt's Avatar
    Verizon usually takes much longer than other carriers based on past experiences. It took a long time for Verizon users to get Jelly Bean on the Galaxy S3.
    I wasn't saying the Note 3 isn't a great phone and yes it has some features I like that you can't get on vanilla android, I was just stating if I could get the Nexus 5 on Verizon then I would.

    Even if I could buy a Nexus 5 on Verizon, I still might not get rid of the note 3. The Nexus is a great device for the price (especially off contract).

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 3
    11-01-2013 01:26 AM
  20. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    How many people are going from Note 3 to Nexus 5 and why???

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    It does look like an awesome device and I have always had a fondness for Nexus devices. I have had every one with the exception of the very first. But I will definitely pass this time. The Note 3 is a better smartphone. I'm not going to make the same mistake I did last year.

    Scribbled on my Note 3.
    11-01-2013 04:03 AM
  21. andymacnexus's Avatar
    I'm using note3 and it is an awesome phone. But I'm still tempted by nexus 5 and have ordered one anyway. I'll then have to decide which I prefer and sell one , I should still get a fairly good price on the note 3 I'd have thought ?

    Sent from my GT-I9505G using AC Forums mobile app
    11-01-2013 04:22 AM
  22. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I'm using note3 and it is an awesome phone. But I'm still tempted by nexus 5 and have ordered one anyway. I'll then have to decide which I prefer and sell one , I should still get a fairly good price on the note 3 I'd have thought ?

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    I'm sure the Nexus 5 isn't a bad phone but I can't see what it'd offer that'd make one want it as opposed to the Note 3.
    11-01-2013 07:23 AM
  23. gaol's Avatar
    The one feature that I miss on my old Nexus 4, and now on the Nexus 5, that the Note 3 doesn't have is Google Now cards.

    But then, I don't want to give up the bigger screen, mult-windows, S pen, etc. just for the cards.

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
    11-01-2013 07:36 AM
  24. fastcarve's Avatar
    Isn't it just a matter of downloading the Google Search app to get the Google Now cards? I have them on my Note 3 and I had them on my S3.

    It sounds like better integration is coming with 4.4, but I'm not sure if that is what you are talking about.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-01-2013 07:49 AM
  25. gaol's Avatar
    Isn't it just a matter of downloading the Google Search app to get the Google Now cards? I have them on my Note 3 and I had them on my S3.

    It sounds like better integration is coming with 4.4, but I'm not sure if that is what you are talking about.

    Posted via Android Central App
    I have Google search installed and was able to replace S Voice with Google Voice, but I cannot figure out how to access the Now Cards, assuming it's available. I have not rooted my Note 3 by the way and have not replaced Touch wiz with another launcher.

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
    11-01-2013 08:02 AM
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