11-14-2013 03:49 AM
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  1. CehowardNote7's Avatar
    Just want to know if the Note 3 is the best smartphone money can buy at the present?

    If not, what is the best smartphone you can buy right now..

    I know the other phones are good, but it seems like Samsung raise the bar with the S4, and that put icing on the cake with the Note 3. Just my take, and btw, I am a newbie too..
    11-12-2013 04:35 PM
  2. JoeyyNY's Avatar
    Yes, it is. :thumbup:

    Sent from my Sexy Galaxy Note 3
    prubin likes this.
    11-12-2013 04:37 PM
  3. Walchaar6's Avatar
    I have the note 3 and it sure is amazing but I guess it really depends on what you prefer both Samsung and apple have done some amazing things and Sony is starting to pick up the pase with their new smartphones which is great the more competitors there is the better
    11-12-2013 04:40 PM
  4. clevin's Avatar
    yes, period.
    11-12-2013 04:42 PM
  5. CehowardNote7's Avatar
    I have the note 3 and it sure is amazing but I guess it really depends on what you prefer both Samsung and apple have done some amazing things and Sony is starting to pick up the pase with their new smartphones which is great the more competitors there is the better
    I know the answer could be subjective. However, I don't think any 4 inch smartphone could be in the running for the best smartphone money can buy... IMO, if the Note 3 is not the best, then it has to be one of it competitors that are running something in the same screen size class. For a lot of users, the screen size and hi res is a killer. So, the best out there has to have at least a 5 inch screen. Just my opinion..
    11-12-2013 04:58 PM
  6. howdidoo's Avatar
    Yes it definitely is.. But then its not clever of you to ask this in a Note 3 subforum.
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    11-12-2013 05:34 PM
  7. Netguysc's Avatar
    To me it is, but I haven't used the LG G2 I believe it is called or the Iphone 5s. I'm extremely impressed with the Note 3 but to be honest I am also impressed with what Apple has done with their hardware, so much performance from a smaller process and less ram. I have never owned an Apple product but have played around with my mom Ipad 4. I didn;t find it as intuitive as everyone states but it's ok with me. I wanted one until I actually used it.
    Bottom line, the best phone out there is whatever you think it is, after you've completed your research...
    11-12-2013 05:43 PM
  8. Walchaar6's Avatar
    In my opinion I have owned the iPhone 5 and the note 3 they are both great smartphones they are both top 2 it's just to some people the iPhone might be 1 and to others the note 3 might be 1 I personally like the note 3 more that's why I bought it lol
    11-12-2013 05:48 PM
  9. runamuck0870's Avatar
    Best in breadth of specs, yes..maybe. Best user experience....likely not. Best camera....definitely not. Best raw processing power....definitely not (Apple 5S wins that now).

    So really depends on your definition of "best."
    11-12-2013 05:55 PM
  10. power5's Avatar
    Sorry, but the 5s wins processing power? Show me a test that examines the processor only, not the OS opening a browser test of some sort. I have not seen any CPU cross platform tests. Nokia is coming with a few larger devices as well. But they are not available yet so. Best phone is not an important moniker to look for. Best experience for the specific user is a good thing to look at. That user is you, not someone else on the internet either.
    11-12-2013 06:07 PM
  11. seventeenseconds's Avatar
    Within the past year I've had a Nexus 4, Nexus 7, HTC One, and now the Note 3 (originally coming to Android from an Iphone 4). A friend just got the Nexus 5, so I've played with it a bit. I can easily say, for me, the Note 3 is hands down the best out of what's out there right now. Of course though, it's all preference. Before getting the Note, I was always hearing about the horror that was TouchWiz. On my Nexus 4 and 7, I ran Nova Launcher, since I prefer it over stock Jelly Bean. On the HTC One, overall I thought Sense was nice, but still preferred Nova. Since getting the Note, I gotta say, I really like TouchWiz! No, I don't like all the colors, layout and lockscreen is still lacking, but as a whole, I think the functionality is great! I tried Nova and quickly went back. I'm a heavy Exchange user and the stock TouchWiz calendar and especially calendar widget are the best I've come across yet. I've probably blown $30 on email/calendar apps for Exchange functionality and nothing (for me) beats what Samsung is doing. I wish the notification shade was more minimal like HTC Sense or stock, and the lockscreen had more customization, but other than that, I just don't see the hate for TouchWiz. The stock Samsung apps are really good. The S-Pen functionality is in a class of it's own. I'm really liking it and more importantly using it where I thought I never would.

    Apple makes a damn nice phone. The 5S is the top pick for anyone who wants a smaller screen and doesn't care about customization (my wife is a perfect example). It's got a great camera and the build quality is well, Apple. If you can live in the IOS paradigm and ecosystem, I'm sure it's a fantastic device. Having had an Iphone 1st gen, 3GS and 4, I can't go back now unless they do something 'ground breaking' again. Even a rumored 5.7" display wouldn't immediately make me go, IOS is just too restrictive. It would have to come with an amazing camera or something else as well.

    My picks are (in order):

    1. Note 3
    2. HTC One
    3. Iphone 5s

    The LG G2 looks like a solid choice as well, but haven't spent any time with it. Hard to say on the Nexus 5. I wasn't too impressed with the build quality. The camera is really hit and miss. It can take some really decent shots, but absolutely miserable ones as well (the focus is way off a lot and painfully slow). I'm sure much of it can be addressed in software updates, but who knows if or when that'll ever happen. Nothing about KitKat has me saying "I immediately need this" -- it'll just be nice to have in some future update, even if that's 6-8 months out.

    It's a good time to be a mobile device geek and it's only going to get better. Find something you like, enjoy it for a couple years, then replace it. That's just the game.
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    11-12-2013 07:10 PM
  12. nelonez's Avatar
    Of course... :thumbup:
    Can't go wrong with it... best phone hands down...

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using AC Forums mobile app
    11-12-2013 09:46 PM
  13. Gerald Grinage Terry's Avatar
    I have a iPhone 5s and and Samsung note 3 I love my iPhone I'm new to Samsung but I like my Samsung note 3 you can't go wrong with neither

    Posted via Android Central App
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    11-12-2013 10:28 PM
  14. wrich2005's Avatar
    Yeah I think those are arguably the top in their respective categories

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-12-2013 10:29 PM
  15. bembol's Avatar
    I'll be the first to say no, why? Pricing.

    Google nexus 5 is the answer to OP's question.
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    11-12-2013 10:32 PM
  16. UsedName's Avatar
    According to most people....Yes!
    BTW- that's a silly question here.
    11-12-2013 10:50 PM
  17. joshwithachance's Avatar
    Definitely. The 5s and G2 are decent runner-ups though.
    11-12-2013 11:06 PM
  18. festinator's Avatar
    According to most people the answer is actually no lol, but seeing as this was asked in a note 3 forum, of course all you're getting is yes the correct answer is, the best phone is the phone that is right for you . maybe that is the gn3. If it is, go buy one and get rowdy with that huge screen.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    11-12-2013 11:12 PM
  19. dpham00's Avatar
    I'll be the first to say no, why? Pricing.

    Google nexus 5 is the answer to OP's question.
    Based on hardware alone, imo, the Verizon g2 is $40 more (for phone plus shipping) than the closest Nexus 5 but larger battery and better camera makes it worth it, imo.

    Although, I got my note 3 for $90 on contract. If for some reason I wanted it off contract, I would just pay the $350 etf.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    11-12-2013 11:53 PM
  20. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    In my opinion:

    Note 3/nexus 5
    iPhone 5S

    I prefer the note to the nexus but you may not. It's about what you want as others have said better than myself.
    11-13-2013 12:22 AM
  21. CehowardNote7's Avatar
    Yes it definitely is.. But then its not clever of you to ask this in a Note 3 subforum.
    Should I have went to general discussion? Or HTC, LG or another maker's forum? Just asking..

    Most likely in another maker's forum, I would be flamed.. I think the posters here can give a honest answer!!
    11-13-2013 01:50 AM
  22. CehowardNote7's Avatar
    To me it is, but I haven't used the LG G2 I believe it is called or the Iphone 5s. I'm extremely impressed with the Note 3 but to be honest I am also impressed with what Apple has done with their hardware, so much performance from a smaller process and less ram. I have never owned an Apple product but have played around with my mom Ipad 4. I didn;t find it as intuitive as everyone states but it's ok with me. I wanted one until I actually used it.
    Bottom line, the best phone out there is whatever you think it is, after you've completed your research...
    Although I am a relative newbie, it seemed if the iphone 5s had a 5.7 inch screen, the race would the #1 would be a lot better, in fact I think the race would be tight!!
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    11-13-2013 01:52 AM
  23. howdidoo's Avatar
    Should I have went to general discussion? Or HTC, LG or another maker's forum? Just asking..

    Most likely in another maker's forum, I would be flamed.. I think the posters here can give a honest answer!!
    Most likely in General discussion. Obviously most of us answering here love our Note 3 so much that we spent a bomb buying it. We would be biased.
    11-13-2013 01:53 AM
  24. CehowardNote7's Avatar
    Best in breadth of specs, yes..maybe. Best user experience....likely not. Best camera....definitely not. Best raw processing power....definitely not (Apple 5S wins that now).

    So really depends on your definition of "best."
    I think your answer is just what I was looking for and I think the best answer too.

    I had just mentioned in my previous post, that if the iphone 5s had a 5.7 inch screen, is would a nice race for #1. However, the 5s doesn't have the 5.7 inch screen. I am finding out that the SCREEN IS A BIG GAME CHANGER!!!
    11-13-2013 01:56 AM
  25. Haalcyon's Avatar
    The Note 3 is a great device. If the size is not a put-off to you it's one of the very best devices you can get.

    G Pro
    11-13-2013 01:58 AM
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